Day 3 – Singapore

Posted: November 4, 2012 in Travel

I took a gentle stroll for 3 hours this morning in moderate heat/humidity and reached the Marina Bay Sands Hotel (the 3 towers with the boat-like structure straddled across the top). All very Vegas, but slightly more upmarket. The afternoon was devoted to the mandatory City tour, which turned into a shambles. It had been badly organised and rather uninteresting from the beginning but, just before we got to the Botanic Gardens, the Heavens opened and that was that. Botany is not high on my list of interests, but it looked as if it might have been rather pleasant. So far, I have seen almost nothing that I remember from 34 years ago, but the modern architecture is very impressive and a few colonial style buildings still nestle uncomfortably at the foot of tower blocks. Maybe more memories will come back tomorrow when I plan to visit The Orchard Road area, where I stayed all those years back.
The wifi in this hotel is rubbish and proving too slow to be able to upload photos onto this site. Hopefully, I will have better luck as I move on.


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