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Singapore Day 2

We love đź’— Singapore

Day 2 and what a busy one it was. Went on the open top free hop on bus to the Botanical Gardens. On the way you can plug earphones in to hear history of buildings and information on places you pass through. The gardens are free and beautiful. You pay a small fee to enter the orchid garden and the orchids are spectacular. The sun was glorious and it was getting very hot. Caught the bus to Suntec City to look around the shopping mall. Had lunch and then took the bus to Marina Bay where the Marina Bay Sands Hotel is. Went to Marina Bay Mall where there were lots of designer shops and also a waterway in the middle with gondolas. I was quickly whisked away from the shops! From there we went to the MBS Hotel to the observation deck on the 56 floor. The views were really spectacular. The photos I took don’t do justice to the City. Personally I wouldn’t want to stay at the hotel. It was too busy and I think would lack the personal touch and expensive. A glass of wine was £13.50.
Back to our hotel for a short break and shower. Bus again to Suntec City. As the bus stops running at 6pm we had to walk the rest of the way. Pity my Fitbit was charging. I think I have done a weeks walking today alone. Went into the Gardens by the Bay which are free entry. It was heaving with bodies sitting on the floor everywhere. You pay for the Skyway walkway and we could only get tickets for 8.40pm which was the last entry. We didn’t realise that there are 2 musical/light displays every evening. It was absolutely stunning and with the opera music quite emotional. We realise now why so many people were there, especially as it is free. We finally got onto the walkway around 9pm, but the views were spectacular. We didn’t get to the conservatories as the Gardens were closing. By the time we walked back to the river it was quite late. Stopped for a well earned glass of cold wine and a meal. We have so much to see yet. What we don’t get to see tomorrow we will have to put on the list for our visit before we return home. It feels as though we have been here for longer than 2 days. Photos to follow when time permits!! Don’t worry we will be able to bore you all with plenty on our return. X

Posted by JanSpencer 16:08

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