Blogs from Singapore, Asia - page 11

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Asia » Singapore June 3rd 2013

We woke up darkly again and after breakfast headed off on the bus to Marina Bay Sands and Bay South Gardens. We visited the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest. They are huge glass conservatories, the flower one had different plants and flowers from around the world. The cloud one was amazing, it has a huge waterfall in the middle and we walked from the bottom to the top! Then we walked up the 128 stairs to the top of the super tree walkway and across the suspended walkway. While we were in the gardens we saw heaps of tiny centipedes, a cute little frog and a big bee! Then we went to the Skypark observation deck on the top of the Marina bay Sands Hotel (three buildings with a huge boat on the top!!!) it ... read more
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Asia » Singapore June 3rd 2013

Another hot day, we got up later this morning and it was busy at breakfast. Our last day in Singapore, we walked to Clarke Quay for a Singapore River Cruise on a Bumboat. It was really hot and sunny and we had to wait for the boat to leave. I made a fan out of some paper to keep me cool. The boat ride went down the river past a statue of some jumping boys, some old style river houses, a big a statue on of the Merlion and Marina Bay Sands then back to Clarke Quay. Then we caught the MRT underground train to Vivo City shopping mall. The train went really fast. We had to watch the sign to make sure we got off at the right stop. The mall was really big, I ... read more
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Asia » Singapore June 1st 2013

We woke up early and had breakfast at the hotel. It is a sunny day. We caught the bus to the Singapore Flyer to get our tickets to Universal Studios. We went round on the Singapore Flyer, we hopped in the pod and went up, up, up! It was really high. Then we caught a taxi to Sentosa, and Universal Studios. There were heaps of people. We went on lots of rides, my favourite on was the Jurassic Park Rapid Adventure because we all got wet and I got soaked, it was refreshing. The worst ride I went on was the Revenge of the Mummy. It was scary and dark. It was not fun. The last ride we did was the Shrek 4D show. It was awesome! Then we had a coffee at Imbiah lookout. I ... read more
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Asia » Singapore May 31st 2013

We had to get up really early to leave for the airport. We got to go on the black Air New Zealand aeroplane that was painted for the Allblacks! Awesome! We flew t Auckland which took an hour. Then we had to get on the big plane to go to Singapore. We took 10 hours and watched movies, played games and ate lots of food. We arrived in Singapore at 7pm (11.00pm In NZ) I was really tired and we had to wait longer to get to our motel. Then when we got to the motel I didn't have a bed! So the lady had to come and make one for me and the man had to fix the shower tap! Off to bed.... read more

Asia » Singapore » Singapore Harbour May 31st 2013

MONDAY 27.5.2013 - FRIDAY 31.5.2013 Have been having an amazing time, the steakhouse dinner Sunday night was sensational - just what the doctor ordered. Monday/Tuesday sailed through the Flores Islands east of Bali, so many islands along that route - weather has been a little overcast but the last two very sunny, hot and humid. Tuesday night passed the northern side of Bali and then Wednesday between Sumatra and Borneo - lots of little fishing boats along the way. They have had the big fire hoses all rigged up on the edge of the ship ready for any pirates!! but they rarely go for these huge ships as its too difficult to get onboard. Our third officer gave a very informative and interesting lecture on the goings on of the ship, he has sailed a lot ... read more
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MARINA SANDS HOTEL
7 KNOT TIDE

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Asia » Singapore » Geylang May 30th 2013

IS AMAZING. and that is all I have time for - as I am about to board a plane to Phnom Penh CAMBODIA. Will keep you all posted - I am living a happy wondrous, mystical dream Oh and I am thinking of becoming a Buddhist Love Niks xx... read more

Asia » Singapore May 27th 2013

18 April 2013 Its almost time to go, almost time to venture to the other side of the world. We are finishing of our noodle box with my mum and my sister, here to see us off and assure us that all will be fine whilst we are away. Our dogs seem anxious. Aurora, our little fox terrier cross Staffordshire bull terrier is curled up in my lap as she weighs only 9 kilos she fits quite snug. Our cattle dog, Dex sits with his head resting on Nathan’s knee. Nathan is excited, although I can see he also seems nervous. He isn’t a good flyer and he must be anxious about getting that part over with first. His parents arrive and we all pile in except for my sister who waves us off from our ... read more
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Asia » Singapore » Little India May 20th 2013

So we ended up spending 16 days in Thailand for our second visit there. We weren't overly impressed with Krabi and Ao Nang beach and yet for some reason ended up staying there for a few days! Just laziness really but that's the beauty of our trip, we're not in a hurry! We moved on to Khao Lak because we wanted to dive the Similan Islands and the season ends there at the end of April. There's not much to Khao Lak, just a main tourist strip but we had a cute bungalow back from the main road and were only there to organise the diving. We decided to book a live-aboard dive trip which was amazing! We only allowed ourselves to splurge for one night on the boat but we got six dives! After the ... read more
Similan Islands, Thailand
Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
'The Beach' beach!

Asia » Singapore May 20th 2013

ECP (East Coast Park) is a 11.4 km stretch near the sea made into a park with different recreational features. It is a mere few hundred meters from my house. Saturday, it is a spectacle to watch. While on one side, a group of elderlies are doing tai-chi, on the other hand a group of French girls play full blast music, walking up and down the road with not a care of the world! There are children making sand castles while their parents are surely making castles in the air. The young are cycling, roller skating or running on designated lanes with such sheer enthusiasm that I do start a sprint too out of shame and then return to walking when comfort supersedes. In Singapore, people twice my age jog passionately. Then there are dogs of ... read more

Asia » Singapore » Orchard Road May 17th 2013

Hello Singapore - just passing through. Following our first post, here the next instalment. Uneventful flight to Singapore after Peter's (PP) good friend Steve tore himself out of bed, on Mother's Day no less to get us to the airport for our early start. Thank you Steve, thank you Michelle. Singapore loomed clear out the port window as we lined up with the several other aircraft readying for finals. It brought back pleasant memories of our sojourn in Singapore at the beginning of our freighter cruise as we looked down upon a sea, literally, of cargo vessels on moorings and awaiting berths. Quick flash through Changi Airport - they have finally completed all renovations, seemingly, and the passage from flight, to bag, to customs to out was eerily reminiscent, for Susan (CS) of the once casual ... read more
Line Dancing in Singapore?
Dinner




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