Arrived in Changi and the same hotel: I wanted to eat in the hotel's Canonese restaurant ibut it was jampacked with Chinese families--lots of children--wearing red and celebrating the New Year. Nice confirmation of the hotel's praise of their restaurant, since there were so many other Chinese restaurants inside the city. The island of Sentosa has, in addition to resorts, several museums. "Images of Singapore" is one that traces the history of the city, stressing...
a small taste of south asia
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Changi airport, view from hotel room
Fisheye lens view of room with its flowered glass wall. Slept the morning away (plane trip roughly 21 hours with stopover), lazed and planned. Cancelled the tour I was going to take: saw mainly the airport, very impressive with an excellent clinic--and the hotel pool and gardens.
Plane arrived at 1:30 AM. Delighted to see the people from the hotel with their placard (a first for me); they told the Delta attendant to wheel me to the hotel, which she did: entrance not as difficult to find as I had heard, but led into an impressively long sinuous approach. Quick fade to relaxing room, garden view softly lit on one side, flowered glass wall on the other--between room and bath. The great flowers are a hotel leitmotif; behind them you can see ...
Delta flight left Minneapolis a little after 1 PM January 29th, arrived in Singapore on the 31st after a plane change in Tokyo Narita. Intriguing accommodation: compartments at diagonal to aisle, walled from neighbors, with a seat that offered a bewildering array of comforting possibilities, (see image of screen) including almost flat; a pull out table and sizable TV screen I never used, absorbed in Nook. Admired the elegance of the Tokyo airport courtesy of the ...