Day 20 Singapore, Singapore
Trip Start Mar 12, 2013
74Trip End Jun 02, 2013
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This was going to be a day that we do our own tour. Regent did not offer anything that we wanted, so we made up our own. Karen joined us as we set out to explore Singapore.
If you are a gum chewer, do not go to Singapore. They do know allow it in public. This city is the most immaculate city we have visited. Sidewalks, roads, everything is spotless.
There is a train system called the MWT that we jumped on. It was a very short walk from the cruise terminal. The underground system is just as clean as the outside, no graffiti, just clean. It was a very easy system to learn to get around.
Our first stop was Chinatown. We explored the many streets and found the night market, which is more of a day market. There are many stalls, many selling the same items at the same price. We had fun shopping here.
Next stop was the to the famous Raffles Hotel. We went to the Long Bar for the Singapore Sling. The bar was quite quaint, with single fan blades gently moving back and forth. There is a large basket of peanuts on each table. As you shell the peanuts, you just throw the shells onto the floor, just like the old Groundrounds use to be. The Singapore Sling was very mild. We will try one on the ship to do a comparison. I swear they left the liquor out. It did taste good though, but at $28 Singapore dollars, it had better taste good.
Next stop was the Singapore Flyer, the world's largest giant observation wheel. Each capsule can hold up to 28 people. We were fortunate in that there were probably only about 12 of us. The wheel goes ever so slowly up, up and around. It was hazy, but good enough for some pictures. It is extremely slow so that one could savior the time and scenery. I would highly recommend going on this flyer. I do not like heights, but this was a piece of cake.
Next stop was back to the cruise ship. We were gone about 6 hours on our tour and got to see what we wanted to. The only thing we missed seeing was the gardens. This is a city that we would like to visit again. People speak English and were very helpful.
Last night we dined with new friends, Melody and David. They are from Orlando, FL. We had met them on the SA cruise. Come to find out there are 30 of us from that cruise on this one. One of the gals is trying to arrange a private dinner for the 30 of us. We enjoyed our dinner with these new friends.
We did not see the show last night. The blogs take up some of our time and we felt we needed to play catch up. Rich will be posting the blogs without pictures at first, then adding to them, that way we will be current.
Tomorrow we will be in Malaysia.