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 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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Day 6. The Botanical Gardens and Gluttons Bay

After lunch we hopped on the MRT again, this time to the Botanical Gardens which, conveniently, has its own stop just outside the park gates. Admission to the Gardens and lake area is free but there is a small charge of $5 to enter the National Orchid Garden. This small entrance fee was definitely worthwhile as …

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