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B1 Adventures
1st Aug 2017 - Rail Trip 2017
Day 35 London to Singapore

Heathrow Airport hasn't improved! Although  it was school holidays! For some reason the automatic check- in didn't work for us and we lined up for around two hours until I warned a volunteer that we had about 10 minutes before closing time and we were then fast tracked!

After a good flight we arrived in Singapore at around 7:30 am. We were straight through Customs and out of the airport within the hour.


We then stored our luggage at our Airbnb and started exploring.

After mastering the MRT subway and spending  some time at Suntec City which is a hugh three tower development with floors and floors of shops. Outside, between the towers is a large fountain called the Fountain of Wealth which was entered into the Guinness Book of Records in 1998 as the World's largest fountain and recognises the equality and harmony of all races and religion.

The island of Singapore has over 6 .5 million people who come from three main races, Chinese (over 70 %), Malaysian and Indian which makes it very multicultural and why it has such great food!!

We caught the Hop on and  Hop of Bus to help us become orintated to the city and decide what we wanted to see over the next three days.

We did get rather wet though as we didn't see the brief afternoon downpour coming!!


Our first stop was Marina Bay and the magnificant Marina Bay Shopping Centre which even has a canal runniing down the centre of the ground floor, complete with sightseeing boats.

There is a floor just for Kids which has a specific Kids Designer label store by each of the well known stores. We had a great lunch in the Food Hall.

Our next stop in the late afternoon was the Gardens by the Bay which are located next to the Marina Reservoir. The multi award winning gardens span over 101 hectacres of reclaimed land . There are 3 stunning man made trees which are 16 stories high and from which there is a laser light show at night.

Inside there are two main domes, The Flower Dome, which at the moment has an absolutely stunning Orchid display. It also has gardens from each continent of the world.

 The other dome is the Cloud Dome which had a man made mountain which you climb until you are high in the clouds of a rain forest!  It is awesome!

 By then it was dusk and we walked along the promenade back to Marina Bay for some dinner. Even though it was still very humid, hundreds of evening joggers past us along the way.

Marina Bay is absolutely stunning in the evening!! All the buildings have magnificent lighting and the architecture is so different, there are still some magnificant old white stone buildings which sit grandly amongest the new tall sky scrapers.

One of the most most stunning buildings is the Marina Sands Casino and luxury hotels building which consists of there towers with a boat like construction on the roof. The  Singaporean Arts Science Museum stands beside it and iis built in the form of a white lotus flower.

We had dinner at a lovely little restaurant overlooking the Bay before heading home for a much needed sleep!!





 



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Diary Photos

Marine Bay Shopping Mall

Another view of Marine Bay Shopping Mall

Wealth Fountain

Australian Garden

An arrial view!

Gardens by the Bay

Bronze statue pof tourist family

Venue for Mocktail

A different view of the city

Beautiful fuscias!

Orchid display

Moongate statue - site of time capsule

Lotus Display at Marine Bay

Marine Bay at dusk

Beautiful view for dinner!

The Bay at night


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