Day 12. Pulau Ubin Island, Singapore

At breakfast this morning along with my usual yoghurt and fruit I sampled some fried carrot cake.  This tasted quite good but I'm unsure how it gets its name as it is neither a cake nor does it contain carrots!  It bears no resemblance to the sweet carrot cake popular in the west but is …

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Day 2. Exploring Singapore

After quickly showering and unpacking we headed back out into town taking the MRT to City Hall station.  From there we walked to the iconic Raffles Hotel, named after Sir Stamford Raffles who founded Singapore and established the East India Company in 1819. Whilst there, we looked in the famous Long Bar where Singapore Sling …

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Day 3. Chinatown and Orchard Road, Singapore

We woke early as a result of jet lag, so went down to breakfast at 7.30 am.  We sat out on the covered terrace which was kept cool with large ceiling fans.  The breakfast spread was a good selection of Western and Asian dishes, fruit, pastries, noodles, etc. and much more choice than one would …

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Day 5. The Singapore Flyer

During the afternoon we decided to take the MRT to Promenade station and take a ride on the Singapore Flyer.  It stands 165m tall and is the largest big wheel outside of the U.S.  It costs $33 each for the 30 minute ride. When we arrived there was no queue to buy tickets and we …

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