KenNoveen

KenNoveen

KenNoveen

Enjoy travel and look to do more in the future.



Asia » Singapore November 2nd 2012

We had a great time lots of drinking and eating and lots walking in Sinapore. Not the cheapest place but we knew that before went. I could live in Singapore felt very safe and everyone was friendly. High rise apartment living might not be that great. Very free houses with gardens only embassies and the very very richWe're went on the Singapore flyer (wheel) great views. It took 30 mins up and 30 mins down. We did this at night to get another perspective Of Singapore. In our gondola that holds 25 people lucky for us there was only 8 of us. Met a family from Kenya though they were Indian. Very nice and chatty. Not far is the marina Sands which holds apart from lots and lots of shops the casino. The locals have to ... read more
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Asia » Singapore November 2nd 2012

Not far from the hotel is Clarke Quay. Lots of restaurants and clos. To CBD district. There river cruise look its along the river and around the marina. Met a couple staying at the Marina Sands $875 a night! Plenty of money in Singapore. Plenty of flash cars Lamborghinis and Ferraris everywhere. 1 in 6 are millionaires and 70% don't pay tax. Only the 30%rich pay tax. We went to the Long Bar in Raffles. Great bar great feel to it - peanut shells on the ground was unusual. Had our Singapore Slings they were great. Could have spent a long time there though not sure the wallet could handle the price of the drinks!... read more
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Asia » Singapore » Sentosa Island November 2nd 2012

Our trip to the island was first getting to the top of Mount Faber - I would like to say we trekked up but we took a cab! At the top is where the Cable car starts. Just the two of us in the gondola so plenty of room they had a VIP gondola not sure what you get as extra for being a VIP maybe champers! Great view over the harbour you cannot count how many ships are waititheir the harbour incredible site. Couldn't get any good photos because of the haze - very similar to Hong Kong. Sentosa Island has Universal Studios, hotel and a casino. Very small so easy to wander around escalators also make it going from one level to the next. They have lovely gardens and a large Merlion. This is ... read more
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Asia » Singapore November 2nd 2012

One of our drivers told us we need to visit the new Gardens by the sea. He said they must be gold plated because they cost $1Billion. The gardens are out the Marina Sands Hotel. Gaithersburg space is amazing. There is 18 hectares off gardens with varying 'different' gardens Representing the different cultures - Chinese, Malay India etc. you will see from the structures that they are unique and at night they light up. I think one of them has a restaurant!... read more

Asia » Singapore » Singapore Zoo November 2nd 2012

We arranged a breakfast at the zoo with the orang-tangs. Lovely zois about 45 mins from the hotel. It is on a small island so a lot of the animals are in open enclosures. Breakfast was interesting I now know there is a different between pork bacon and beef bacon - taste and toughanise had breakfast with a couple from WA they were going on a boat back to WA 2 weeks cruise. Had a lovely morning at the zoo wandering around. Lucky for us we just got on a bus back to the city when we had a heavy rain downpour. It seemed every time we got back to the hotel we had a wander around the shops. 5 levels needs tWanders wander and absorb. We found we didn't eat lunch apart from a snack ... read more
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Asia » Singapore November 2nd 2012

For our first dinner after a few drinks in the bar we thought we would try the restaurant at the top if the hotel. The hotel has 71 floors tallest hotel in Singapore. Lucky for us because we were guests they didn't charge us $20 each to have a window seat! This should have been our first clue that this was not going to be a cheap meal! Lovely restaurant fabulous view over the harbour at night However the cheapest bottle of wine was $195 and the mains were $65! They did take our photos for free! Suffice to say it was a one off meal!... read more

Asia » Singapore November 2nd 2012

Since I did not do this blog while I was away it will be one entry as we have been back for a couple of weeks so memory probably what's faded on details. Here we go. Our flight began with early start and then a 7 hour flight. Didn't sleep watched movies. Couldn't believe how big airport was 10 min walk gust to get to bags. Also couldn't believe the 'streets' for shopping and we hadn't left the airport! Picked up in Mercedes nice friendly driver - first impression was lovely and clean and trees and flowers everywhere. Not too hot for the afternoon. Hotel in great position overlooking the marina and great view of the Marina Sands Hotel. We were on the 36th floor with a balcony! Didn't realised how tired from the tritime would ... read more

Asia » Singapore October 5th 2012

Lovely day here in Australia, started collecting things to take away, cameras etc and more importantly how much we will take!... read more

Asia » Singapore October 4th 2012

Counting down to our trip. Looking forward to warm weather And interesting sightseeing.... read more




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