Blogs from Singapore, Asia - page 17


Asia » Singapore » Sentosa Island June 11th 2015

And so we crossed over the causeway to Singapore and passport control. On inspecting Noushin's Iranian passport, the female Passport Control officer made a couple of telephone calls, before an armed guard escorted us away to the administration centre for further interviews. The Passport Border Guards remained courteous and polite throughout and after tying up a few loose ends, her passport was stamped and the official wished Noushin a pleasant stay in Singapore. We went through the Red Customs channel as we had nuts and other food stashed away in our panniers, however when we were met by the customs official he simply asked us whether we had alcohol or cigarettes in our possession and then told us that he himself was a keen cyclist. Having given us clear route instructions on how to reach our ... read more
One of the hotels in Singapore
Modern Hotel
Singapore Art

Asia » Singapore June 9th 2015

We LOVED Singapore. Heres 10 reasons why: 1. The aesthetics of the city - With many bold high rises, charming colonial buildings and outstanding green spaces alike. 2. The efficient travel system - After being on the road so long you really do appreciate it. 3. The diversity - We came across Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Christian and Islamic religious buildings. 4. The shopping - It is true you can buy anything and everything here. 5. The food - So many Chinese and Indian food eateries that we love. 6. The fact that the city oozed Sophistication. The resturants, wide streets, high rises were well designed and well laid out. 7. The combination of man made structures and nature here. This was evident in structures such as the Cloud Forest and Sky Garden both truly beautiful. 8. ... read more
Iconic Singapore
The enchanted Cloud Forest
The beautiful sky trees

Asia » Singapore June 8th 2015

Singapore 14/06 Wellington to Singapore via Auckland NZ478 8:45pm /and NZ282 dept 11:50pm 15/06 Singapore arrive 6:40am Hotel 81 Heritage, 71 Jalan Sultan, Bugis, Singapore (3 nights) 18/06 Singapore to London (NZ3318 @12:45pm/LHR 7:05pm) Oakwood B and B Heathrow, Hillingdon (2 nights) Russia /London 20/06 Heathrow to Moscow Dep 8:55am BA233 arr 14:35pm, Moscow hotel booked by Go Russia Tours (3 nights) 23/06 Overnight train to St Petersburg, St Petersburg hotel booked by Go Russia ( 3 nights) 27/06 Return to London (BA0879 depart 15:55 arr 17:25) Hour Glass Hotel, 131 Beaconsfield Road, South London (4 nights ) 1/07 Move to Ealing, London (Kew and Nat Archives), A to B Hotel, 9 Hanger Lane, Ealing Common (2 nights) England by car... read more

Asia » Singapore June 6th 2015

A new country and a new Visa, passport is slowly filling up a bit too quickly and the thought of running out of space within the next few months is quite scary but I arrived into Singapore on a bus from Malacca. There was one other traveller onboard who was a German, for some reason he wasn’t a talkative traveller so in went the headphones and a catch up with UK podcasts. The bus pulled into Malaysian customs and the bus driver ordered us off, so as usual I just followed everyone else. The German decided to talk at last, asking whether I knew on the process! Ahhh a newbie on the circuit, with a shrug of my shoulders I told him to follow everyone else and off he did, walking at the speed of a ... read more

Asia » Singapore May 28th 2015

Woke up feeling a little worse for wear so we went and got some food and then sunbathed by the pool. We stayed there most of the day- enjoying the luxury for as long as possible! Then I took my stuff to my new hostel before picking Alex up to go to the airport. We had dinner and then I waited with Alex for a while- her flight was early in the morning so we had some time to kill! Eventually we had to say our goodbyes which was super sad after 8 months of travels together :( I got the train back and went to sleep! The next day I had a nice breakfast and then went to the coach station to get my coach to Kuala Lumpur. It was a lovely coach ('nice' company) ... read more
KL tower at night
Petronus towers
Batu caves

Asia » Singapore » Sentosa Island May 26th 2015

Hello there my followers.. Today is our last day in Singapore ,we left Greg and Wendy's house at midday it was 35 degrees YAY, checked into our room at the Marina Bay Sands Resort (endorsed by David Beckenham) so it must be okay, they let us go to our room early so that was very cool, we are on the 44th floor with a balcony and river view. Lexie got straight into her togs and went to the pool on the 57th floor it is at the very top and goes to the edge so that you can look over Singapore. We headed out to Sentosa beach this afternoon to Universal Studios it was great fun, the rides were cool....woohoo, we caught the monorail out to Vivo City and had a look around. Back at the ... read more
Marina Bay Sands
The ship pool
Marina Bay Sands

Asia » Singapore May 25th 2015

Hello out there Hot hot hot today 😎 well today we hit the shops, I was very disapointed in Chinatown, all the places looked the same and they were very pushy, didn't seem that cheap to me either and I really got the impression that the stall owners didn't want me and my money there...I prefer the Victoria markets in Melbourne any day at least I feel welcome there. Then we went to Plaza Singapura 6 levels of shopping mall at first I thought it was just in a big square but branched out and around corners and was rather large, ahhhhh now I feel good and at home, but wait we got through three shops and then we were out of time, So 3 pairs of shoes 2 Dresses and a few wee gifts ... read more
Plaza Singapura
Plaza Singapura

Asia » Singapore » Singapore Zoo May 24th 2015

Well today we started with a healthy breakfast at the Whitau's, then went into the city and did the hop on hop off bus tour, the rest of the day was spent at the Singapore zoo, river safari and night safari We saw the pandas so Lexie is over the moon and she spent all of her money on panda memorabilia... read more
Singapore Flyer
Singapore city
Hop on hop off

Asia » Singapore May 23rd 2015

Hello we have arrived in Singapore after 10 hous, very glad to be off the plane, very glad we have a stopover here I'm loving the hot weather, we left Christchurch -3 degrees arrived Singapore 28 degrees yahoo... read more

Asia » Singapore » Orchard Road May 17th 2015

Saturday, 22nd November 2014 I always wanted to do a blog of this wonderful place at the heart of Orchard Road. Having visited Ion Sky since last November, this entry came half a year late. I remembered vividly when the observatory was first opened, it charged a fee of $15 for the admission to Level 55. This was however waived and I was able to get in for free when I visited. I chit-chatted with the friendly concierge who informed me that the observatory is opened to the public everyday except when it is closed for private events. Getting to the top of Ion Sky is straight forward. Access is provided via a pair of fast moving elevators at level 4 of the shopping mall where the Ion Art Gallery is located. Once at level 55, ... read more
With a great view of the City
The sky's the limit
Bright and spacious interiors

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