On the other hand - we could see Singapore (new symphony hall)
when we arrived at night
and by day
and of course, the Raffles Hotel (had high tea there!!!!)
and across the street from our hotel was Suntec City - a huge shopping center
that was alive by day and by night - with a huge Samsung thin screen TV
and by night
Off to Sentosa Island
In the tunnel to the MRT (subway), on the way to the cable car which
is the most interesting way to get to Sentosa Island,
were many interesting shops. If you
walked by in an ordinary way, they were only ordinary shops. But if you
walked by with all senses tuned in - you smelled an extraordinary smell.
If you following your nose, you found the Bread Talk shop with
many tasty treats. Here is the shop, the man bread maker,
the lady bread decorator and the tasty bread treats:
We went to Sentosa Island by cable car and returned by ferry. The cable
car was high in the air and Ellen was a bit anxious, but the view of
Sentosa island was fantastic:
And you could look back at the harbor
With nice beaches
and a dragon
By this time, our curious eyes were wide open and we found a
fantastic aquarium that was filled with surprises for our curious eyes.
A winged fish and a star fish
And some jelly fish (medusa) - but not the bright orange we often see in Greece:
And a leaf fish and a weed fish:
And many fish:
A visit to Arab Rd. and Chinatown
Getting there - by the MRT (subway) - you purchase a fare card and when you
enter the station, you pass the fare card over a reader - and when you
exit at your destination - you repeat this. The fare is deducted, and when
you run out of credit - you can "top up" your fare card. It was extremely
convenient - working for both the MRT and busses.
We first went to Arab Road and just walked amoung the shops. As yesterday
was the last day of Ramadan, there was little activity - and lots of closed
shops - but what to do?
There were interesting shops and interesting signs
And of course, the Mosque
Next we took the MRT to Chinatown where there were lots of shops
many markets and a Hindu temple
And what is Chinatown without tea and small cafes?
It was hot - and about to rain - so back to the hotel and a tasty treat from
the bread talk shop :)
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C. Frank Starmer