Saturday, February 25, 2017

Asian Adventure - Part Seven

Today brings us to the end of our trip to Asia. Our cruise ended in Singapore. Unfortunately, about 200 of my pictures of this really cool city were damaged somehow and I haven't taken the time to try and recover them (I was able to recover 100).  

On our last day, we left the cruise ship, took a cab to the airport where we left our bags as our flight was at 1:20 am the following day. Then we took the train back to the city and wandered around. 

I really liked Singapore. It is my best friend's favourite city, and I can see why. I would like to go back. It was clean and easy to get around. My only complaint was it was very, very hot. It was 35C/95F with 100% humidity. A day of walking around at the end of a trip was exhausting.

One of the things I loved about the city was that there was art everywhere. Some of the pictures show this.

This is where we came off the subway from the airport. 

Downtown - near the harbour

Random art

A very British Building

More water front

A reminder that Singapore is 142 km/88 miles from the equator

The bum boat we took the river tour on

Famous Sands Hotel

The Lion Fountain - there is a story about the lion that was seen here

Art I don't understand but similar to a golden piece I saw in Tokyo

I wouldn't suggest copying this piece of art! 

The old restored warehouses. Back in the shipping days, bum boats would bring materials from the big ships into the harbour to these warehouses. Many are restaurants now.

Contrasting the old with the new

We arrived in Singapore the night before we disembarked. Taken from the ship

When I was going through the tour book we brought with us, the one thing I wanted to do, was to go to Raffles Hotel's Long Bar, the home of the original Singapore Sling.

You can still eat peanuts and throw the shells on the floor here! 

A very hot Lady drinking the most expensive drink she has ever had. $30 Canadian or Aussie/$23 US/$22 Euro/$18 British Pound

I hope you all enjoyed our trip to Asia. I enjoyed sharing it with you!


  1. oh that is sure a great city... I specially love the idea of this bridge jumper sculptures, it is not just art it is so clever arranged and super well placed... like the art near the subway in your first photo... how bad that 200 photos are gone with the wind, I bet there was so much what was worth to become a memory in your travel folder...

  2. Wow! We loved seeing all the sights in Singapore! Wonderful!

    1. PS Here's a video on the construction of the Singapore Sands hotel. We love watching how things are built!

  3. What gorgeous architecture!! Thanks so much for sharing your trip with us!!

  4. Such an amazing place! Thank you for sharing your photos - we loved seeing all the sights on your journey. Nose licks and love from Moth xx

  5. The humidity would have killed HER! Looks fantastic. SHE has a picture of that golden 'turd'. It's where SHE also had a $24 tuna fish sandwich....that was years ago.

  6. K-10 you have certainly shown us the beauty of Singapore.
    You know when you are that hot you'd pay cost is nothing.
    We once made the mistake of going to Savannah in the middle of July! It is a walking city
    and beautiful BUT NOT IN JULY. We found a lovely cafe with shaded out side dining (we were drenching with sweat and felt it not healthy to sit in a/c) We had the most delicious chilled salad with artichokes (my first) and a huge glass of tea. We did not even check the menu are prices.
    Hugs HiC

  7. thank you for sharing your trip. It is fun to see places we probably would never be able to go visit
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  8. Things are definitely not cheap in Singapore, but I enjoyed the one trip I had there. I didn't see much while I was there: I was only there for three days and was working most of that time, but still, nice city. Thanks for sharing your vacation with us!

  9. Hari OM
    It truly is a pearl in Asia! I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing your trip with you - though commenting only once or twice, due to being still on my own travels! Today is the day I finally head back to the Bonny Land - see you again from that side. YAM xx

  10. Wow that is an expensive drink. All the architecture and art is so pretty thank you for sharing with us.

    Bell Fur Zoo Mama

  11. What a fabulous trip! Thank you fur sharing!
    Your Furend
    Louis Dog Armstrong

  12. Thank you for sharing! Very interesting. Our mom is originally from Tokyo so the white 'art'thingy reminds her of the gold one in Asakusa, Tokyo!

    Momo & Pinot xo

  13. Thanks for taking us along. We sure hope you were refreshed after that very expensive drink.

  14. My momma made Singapore Slings last nite. Dey wuz a lot cheaper dan dat, BOL!

  15. All so cool...I real like the first photo never seen anything like that.
    Coffee is on

  16. I loved the sculpture with the guy hanging over the side of the waterway! Scary! That is HOT. I don't blame you for the expensive drink :)

  17. We have loved coming along on your trip with you. Singapore is beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

  18. Well...I...want to go to Asia!! Thank you for this fascinating adventure. This year we are going to France and London....this will be the farthest we have ventured. If my mobility issue is not holding us back I would like to go on a cruise over there. I think that would be easier on me.

    Loves this and thank you again my fellow Canucks.


  19. This looks like such a fun trip!! I've never been out of the US but I have been to a bunch of different states. I sure do love that ship art and the monkeys you found, they look so cool!

  20. We really enjoyed all the wonderful photos! Thank you for sharing them. It's always interesting to see how many similarities there are between countries all over the world:)

    the critters in the cottage xo

  21. I never realized Singapore is so pretty! I enjoyed your trip. Hopefully I'll get to take one like this myself one day.

  22. What lovely design!! Much appreciated such a great amount for imparting your outing to us!!..Such a stunning spot! Much thanks to you for sharing your photographs..

  23. Simply an amazing vacation! We appreciate getting to tag along!! Thank you so much for sharing your photo's and experience.

    Molly and my Mom @The Fast and The Furriest

  24. I have so enjoyed your Asian trip. Thank you for sharing. I haven't had a Singapore Sling in years. I used to love them.

  25. More exquisite pics from your trip! Thanks for sharing; it's been 'accompanying you on your travels.


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