Second day in Singapore

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September 14th 2013
Published: October 2nd 2017
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The day started off with breakfast across the road at Boomarang. We had The Ashes consisting of toast, baked beans, tomatoes, bacon, mushroom,scramble eggs and chicken sausage. Waikit had pancakes which were very thick and very nice according to him. Mike had scrambled eggs...then complained that it was the same as Australia!

After breakfast we went to Sentosa Island. There wasn't much there, except for a giant Merlion. This Merlion didn't spit water out. It was there overlooking towards Singapore. Elsewhere on the island, we went to see the sky tower, the cable car and Palawan Beach. Winnie had a go at the Segway and she said it was fun and no way that one tour was enough but she got a taste of it and seemed to have fun. Palawan Beach had an island which was the most Southern point of the Continental Asia, which also Asia's closest point to the equator.

Next stop was the Orchid Garden. There were a lot of variety of orchids. So much so that Winnie stole the camera off me and took pictures of the flowers! It was still hot and humid, just like always. After getting there, we tried hailing a cab from where we were dropped off but it was difficult as it was quite an isolated place. Eventually we found one but he was finishing his shift. We planned to let him go but he encouraged us to get into his cab to take us where we could find cabs. So we got in and he drove us for free and passed houses where the driver said the houses were all CEO houses costing $15m! Whilst at the stop we decided to take the MRT instead to Orchard Rd.

We walked a bit around Orchard Rd...a bit too flashy and poshy for us. It's transformed quite a bit since I was last here! Lucky Plaza is still there!!

After dinner in a Japanese place inside one of those departments stores, we went to Merlion Park. This one was the real Merlion which spits water out into the ocean. The light show was quite good but we didn't see much as the real show was on the other side. No matter still got some good shots.

After returning to the hotel, the guys and me went to a bar to watch some football and rugby league. They asked for a credit card which was fair enough as it was busy so in case we run off without paying the bill. However when we asked for the bill, they swiped the credit card without us confirming that we were paying by card! After a bit of an argument, they let us pay in cash instead of credit card.

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