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Saturday, March 31, 2018

TEMPLES AND TOWERS

 I'm still on day one of our Singapore trip. We packed so much into the day. We visited the Thian Hock Keng Temple and then had lunch in Chinatown.



 The doors were decorated beautifully.

 By now we were hot, tired and hungry. We had free time to find somewhere for lunch. Together with a few friends we went into the first restaurant that was air-conditioned .

The lunch was delicious

Then the coach took us to the Marina Sands Hotel where we caught the lift to the Skypark. The building is 200 metres high but the lift only took a few seconds to get to the Skypark on the 57th floor.


 Our group waiting for the lift.

 There were 360° views from the top but I liked this one best overlooking the "Gardens by the Bay" and the "Supertree Grove". The gardens are housed in the two largest glass domes in the world. This would be our next stop. The harbour is one of the busiest in the world.
 Overlooking some of the towers which are prevalent in Singapore.

Standing on the observation deck of the Marina Sands Hotel. I'm happy to cross this one off my bucket list. It costs over $500 a night to stay here. We didn't.
We were back down on the bottom floor in this amazing building. Off to the Gardens by the Bay and the Super tree light show.

13 comments:

  1. Hello, the temple is beautiful. Wonderful views, scenes and photos from Singapore! Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend. Happy Easter to you and your family.

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  2. we watched a movie a couple months ago that was filmed on that sky park hotel, it was amazing to see it from top to bottom and a lot of the thriller was on top.. amazing. my favorite building, is in number 4 photo, the side of the street with red windows and doors. love it

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  3. I visited there decades ago when it was mostly an emerging Chinese city. Not it is a global icon!

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  4. An interesting mix of the traditional and the modern. I'd love to visit but I'm sure I wouldn't want to live there.

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  5. Everything you have visited seems amazing! You really packed a lot into that one day! (It's for sure nobody was cutting your group any slack because you are 'senior citizens' ... and I'm glad that everybody was able to keep up the pace! Not sure we could have.)

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  6. Fabulous photos and wow what a great view you had. Glad that you are also getting photos of yourself, I seldom get one of me!!! T'other Diane

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  7. Great photos from the hotel with the views over the city.

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  8. Oh my gosh! All this and last post and this is still day one! I bet you guys slept well that night! Fabulous to see Singapore here this way Diane, it's been a so long since we were there.

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  9. The temple is amazing and the view from the tower is fantastic. I seriously doubt I'l ever spend the night at the hotel with those rates, however.

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  10. It brings back so many memories for me. Thanks for the tour.

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  11. It all looks so beautiful ! especially the temple !

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  12. Despite the hot and humid weather you mentioned, Diane, your group packed a lot of sightseeing into your trip. I have never been to Singapore, so really enjoyed seeing the city sights through these posts.

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