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Asia » Singapore » Orchard Road November 4th 2022

Bonjour à tous, J'espère que vous avez bien respecté, cette loi sexuelle singapourienne, que je vous ai dévoilée hier. Si non châtiment corporel, c'est la loi. Exactement comme l'importation de chewing gum, un américain prit en flagrant délit a eu droit à une bastonnade. Ne pas tirer la chasse dans les toilettes publiques même punition. Singapour est un état hyper réglementé, où les mouvements de chaque personne sont observés et dictés par le gouvernement. Si je devais rester 1 mois ici, à mon retour j'aurais probablement les félicitations de ma toubib, pour la perte de poids. Le soir c'est galère pour trouver à diner. Hier au soir je me suis pas mal écarté du quartier, pour enfin trouver ce qui ressemblait assez bien à ce qu'on appelle un "restaurant", avec des assiettes, et non pas dans ... read more
Garden Bay
Quartier malais
Garden Bay

Asia » Singapore » Orchard Road November 2nd 2022

Bonjour à tous, Aujourd'hui superbe journée de découverte. Même timing qu'hier 9H dans les rues. Pas de perte de temps au petit dej de l'hôtel, c'est mode régime, une mini omelette, 2 mini saucisses, et 2 mini croissants. Il fait toujours aussi lourd à 9H 28°, différence avec hier, à 13H prévu 36°. Une petite pluie, en matinée, de 10 minutes a bien réactivée le taux d'humidité. UN petit mot quand même sur Singapour. En préparant ce voyage je me suis principalement concentré sur ce le côté touristique de Singapour, mais cette ville mérite plus. C'est une cité état de 724 km2, population de 6.2 millions d'habitants. Sa densité de population est la 2ème au monde derrière Monaco, son surnom la cité jardin, cette verdure découle en partie de son climat équatorial. Population majoritairement chinoise 75%. ... read more
Marina Bay
Chinatown
Merlion

Asia » Singapore November 2nd 2022

Note: We are home as of Thursday, 3 November, but still catching up on posting the last few days of this holiday! Today is the last day of our holiday and we have almost a full day with our Qantas flight not leaving until 7.40pm this evening. When we checked in we managed to negotiate to have our rooms for an extra hour, checking out at 1.00pm rather than noon. But that doesn’t mean we are sitting around in our room until lunchtime. Oh no, we’re off to the Singapore Botanic Gardens planning to concentrate specifically on the National Orchid Garden. We rode the MRT again which delivered us to the gardens by around 9.00am. After entering we checked the map to get our bearings and work out the most direct route to the orchids. The ... read more
The lake
Big lizard going for a swim
Water lillies

Asia » Singapore » Sentosa Island November 1st 2022

Note: We are home as of Thursday, 3 November, but still catching up on posting the last few days of this holiday! Singapore is cursed! This morning at breakfast Bernie was checking our credit card accounts and found some suspicious activity on our Visa card. There was a $1.00 transaction with Gucci and then there were three transactions associated with Bean Mobility Services who we believe run the scooter hire service in Melbourne. Um, we’re in Singapore, we are certainly not riding a scooter around Melbourne. Oh, hum, back to our room to ring the bank to report that our account seems to have been hacked. It took ages to get through to a person who then had to refer the call on somewhere else after verifying Bernie’s identity and clarifying the problem. Bernie said that ... read more
Fountains, Gardens by the Bay
Marina Bay Sands
Flower Dome

Asia » Singapore » Orchard Road October 31st 2022

Bonjour à tous, Je commence cette page de blog dans l'avion entre Lyon et Dubaï, je devrais plus tôt dire dans une nurserie. A l'enregistrement j'avais demandé si il y restait des places un peu plus spacieuses pour les jambes. Il y en avait une, bien, vers la cloison de séparation, super pour les jambes, là où on peut accrocher une table pour éventuellement changer les nourrissons. Sur les 30 places autour de moi il doit y une douzaine de bébés. Si seulement ils pouvaient chialer en même temps, bien sur que non, c'est un concert, ça n'arrête pas. Et les changements de couche, les parents sont tous fière de leur progéniture, qui font des cacas qui sentent la rose, mais pour les autres ça sent vraiment la M....J'ai quand même quelques heures de vol derrière ... read more
Aéroport Dubaï
Aéroport Singapour
Aéroport Singapour

Asia » Singapore » Orchard Road October 31st 2022

Bonjour à tous, Un petit retour sur mon coup de gueule d'hier. Je sais que mes propos choquent quelques uns d'entre vous, mais j'assume. Hier en faisant la queue pour les contrôles douaniers, j'avais une petite inquiétude, à savoir si j'avais bien remplie les papiers, coché les bonnes cases, savoir ce qui allait m'arrivé si j'avais fait une erreur. Refoulé peut être. Si la France trillait un peu plus, peut être qu'il y aurait moins de fait divers au couteau!!!!!. Tant pis si je choque, j'assume toujours "nous sommes une poubelle sans tri sélectif". Hier dans mes mails j'en avais un du service de immigration Singapour, concernant les règles de vie à Singapour. La liste est longue, je l'ai parcouru en diagonal (en anglais), c'est la même que j'ai déjà acceptée et signée, j'ai bien compris, ... read more
mon cousin JM Vianney
Singapour
Singapour

Asia » Singapore » Singapore Zoo October 31st 2022

There were thunderstorms overnight and 22mm of rain however, the weather is fine again this morning, but very, very humid! We continue to be very lucky indeed with the weather on this holiday. We are also lucky to not be at home in Melbourne where it has been wet, wet, wet! This morning the plan was to purchase three day tourist passes to use Singapore’s public transport system (Mass Rapid Transport - MRT). Hmmn, Bernie’s research suggested that we could buy these tourist tickets at Cheers convenience stores. We purchased water, Coke and beer at a Cheers store near the hotel yesterday afternoon so we headed back there this morning to ask about the MRT ticket for tourists. All she had to offer us there was some sort of parking ticket. Undeterred we headed off to ... read more
Sea Otters
Hanging around
Pygmy Hippo

Asia » Singapore October 30th 2022

With a final temple tally of 22, this morning it was time to leave Siem Reap. Steve’s guide book had a list of 12 ‘must see’ temples and we ticked off all of those. I had a list that someone had put on the internet of their ’33 Best Temples and Ruins in Siem Ream’. It was never my aim to tick off all 33 sites on that list, it was more of a rough guide just to know what temples were where … to keep them in mind if we had the time and the inclination or if we happened to be nearby. Still, we ticked 19 off that list and then there were three temples recommended to us by Cholna that weren’t on either of our lists. So many temples! And still we haven’t ... read more
Flying over Tonle Sap
Flying over Pursat, south of Tonle Sap
Flying over Malaysia

Asia » Singapore » Changi October 6th 2022

Skytrax, a UK-based airline and airport review and ranking site, conducted more than 14 million customer surveys in more than 100 countries between September 2021 to August 2022 to find out the world’s current favorite airline. This year’s winner was no stranger to the podium. The newly crowned Qatar Airways has won the top prize a total of seven times since the awards were introduced in 1999. The Qatari flag-carrier also scooped up eight more gongs on Friday, including Best Business Class, Best Business Class Seat and Best Business Class Lounge Dining. That’s going to be a lot to bring back through hand luggage. Just two months ago, the carrier took the No.1 slot in url=https://cnn.com/travel/article/airline-ratings-worlds-best-airlines-2022/index.html?cid=external-feeds_iluminar_msnAirlineRatings.com’s ranking of the world’s best airlines. Qatar Airways group chief execu... read more
Very agile flight attendant
Love the Polaris lounges

Asia » Singapore September 27th 2022

In general, I return to Singapore at least once every year. This time round, I scheduled a longer than usual stay anticipating that I may need to take care of certain family logistics, but it turned out we did not need to put these plans in place yet. But, this left me with a fair bit of time on my hands. Even after I cut short my stay by four days to make a trip up to Angkor Wat, I still needed to find ways to occupy myself. Because I grew up in Singapore, there isn't much that I haven't already seen and done. So, I assigned myself a small project: I would seek out sites from Atlas Obscura, and blog about them. Singapore currently has 57 entries in the Atlas Obscura. Because the listings are ... read more
Ramblings in Abandoned Quarries
Ramblings in Search of World War II Relics
Ramblings in Search of World War II Relics




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