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Singapore

Our 18th flight


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Oct 30 - Arrived Singapore around 9 PM in the rain and booked into our apartment overlooking Clarke Quay (key). Picked up some "essentials" at the shopping center in our building and did some exploring. There is a 5 story mall, food court, restaurants, and subway beneath us. From the brochure: Pioneering a new concept of live, work and play, The Central Clarke Quay offers a convenient lifestyle where no commuting to and from work is necessary and everything you need for business, entertainment and recreation is right at your doorstep.
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View from a water front bar on Clarke Quay (key)

Boat rides on the Singapore River
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Bars, restaurants, and live bands every night
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Kite festival: we're thinking about buying one

Gardens By the Bay: Singapore's premier urban outdoor recreation space, and a national icon.
Spectacular indoor gardens and very scary walkways far above the ground (Jan's words)
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Elaborate Lego garden with enormous fly catcher
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Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station is an underground Mass Rapid Transit interchange
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China Town, Boat Quay and Marina Bay (all within walking distance)
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Sentosa:

The Singapore Botanic Gardens Garden is over 150 years old (1859) and was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015. There are numerous gardens (Enchanter Garden, Frangipani Garden, and lakes, I went for the National Orchid Garden. It’s the largest display of orchids in the world, with over 1000 species and 2000 hybrids, originating from a breeding program begun in 1928.
Here are some photos of my favorites, ranging in size from 1/2” high to 3” in Diameter.
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The Singapore Flyer is a giant observation wheel that opened in 2008. It has 28 air-conditioned capsules, each accommodates 28 passengers.The Flyer height is 165 meters (541 ft) and was the world's tallest Ferris wheel until the 167.6 m (550 ft) High Roller opened on the Las Vegas Strip in 2014.

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The Singapore MRT uses a "continuous car" design so you can see down the center of the cars as they twist and turn through the tunnels. This video is on a 3 car train. The six car trains (more impressive) are used on busier lines and are crammed with people.

Posted by lhuff35204 04:37 Archived in Singapore Comments (2)

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