Kakadu & Singapore Too


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August 19th 2009
Published: August 20th 2009EDIT THIS ENTRY

If you have the e-stamina to get to the end of my blogs you’ll notice the later photos of this month’s look decidedly un-Australian. At happy hour one evening our friends mentioned cheap airfares as they were thinking of a trip to Thailand. Suddenly a map of SE Asia popped up in my head. Darwin is so close - only a 3 hour trip to Singapore instead of the discouraging 9 from NZ. And how cheap... Read Full Entry



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Orchard RoadOrchard Road
Orchard Road

shop till you drop!
from the Hippo Busfrom the Hippo Bus
from the Hippo Bus

a great way to see the city
Theatres on the BayTheatres on the Bay
Theatres on the Bay

i LOVED this building!
CBDCBD
CBD

from the Esplanade
MerlionMerlion
Merlion

Singapore tourism icon (half fish, half lion)
the Esplanadethe Esplanade
the Esplanade

theatre design based on the durian fruit
MerlionMerlion
Merlion

and Rhys being bored by the Merlion
Clarke QuayClarke Quay
Clarke Quay

trendy restaurants rejuvenate grotty warehouse area
Elgin Bridge Elgin Bridge
Elgin Bridge

over the Singapore River
Boat QuayBoat Quay
Boat Quay

on the south bank - old shophouses converted to more restaurants
a Dali!!a Dali!!
a Dali!!

Salvador Dali's Homage to Newton outside bank
more brilliant sculpturemore brilliant sculpture
more brilliant sculpture

boys jumping into the river
Hindu TempleHindu Temple
Hindu Temple

in Little India
the disappearing buildingthe disappearing building
the disappearing building

never found out what it was...but i loved it
Yummy!!Yummy!!
Yummy!!

look closely at this hawker stall menu - duck heart satays anyone?
Asian Civilizations MuseumAsian Civilizations Museum
Asian Civilizations Museum

We spent a couple of hours there, absorbing culture and keeping cool!
Clark Quay at nightClark Quay at night
Clark Quay at night

our hotel in the background



20th August 2009

Yet another spectacularly written and illustrated touring story
Hilary, you should be paid for writing this travel logs. I now know what and when to visit Kakadu and your descriptions of Singapore are clear and accurate. I read your Singapore tale with a sinking heart, wondering if you were there when we were? But I think we may have missed by a few days or a week. We arrived 30 July and left 3 August. The national flags were still hanging from everyones apartment windows. And like you I loved it. We will definitely go back to Singapore and stay longer because there is so much to do there. We visited Sentosa Island via the cable car and spent an afternoon in the Botanical gardens. Both worthwhile. Mark wouldn't let me go to the National Art Gallery or any museums because he had been saturated with them in Vietnam. The highlights for me were Buji St and Orchard Road, a shopping addicts paradise. Was enthralled by the laser light show on the Fountain of Fortune (the worlds largest fountain) which occurs nightly in the Sun City mall. Now I'm looking out for work opportunities in Singapore. And pray tell, what work are you starting soon? Much love xxx

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