Day 91 Singapore
Last day and last blog, unless of course I write tomorrow about the flight, but I am expecting and certainly hopeful that all will go smoothly and there will be nothing worth writing about. I seem to have lost a day somewhere, I will have to go back and find it as I feel cheated. I could have sworn that we were away for 93 inclusive, i.e. if you count tomorrow when we return and on doing our contact numbers there was definitely 93 days but according to this tomorrow will be 92 so as said I've lost a day!
I can't believe we have been away 3 months; it's strange in that it seems we have been gone for ages but it also seems to have flown past really quickly.
It's a cloudy day today, really humid at around 90% and 31deg but feeling hotter. Now those that know me well will be surprised when I say I am quite glad that there was no sun today, why I hear you ask, well I am suffering from what I am calling the "Singapore squits", not badly enough to take to my bed but enough to feel distinctly under par and having the sun out would have really sapped what strength I have.
Started the day's sightseeing with a bus trip to the Singapore Flyer, their version of the London Eye but much bigger. The whole experience is also far more elaborate with interactive areas and a massive underground garden with shops and restaurants. That's one of the things that has amazed me about this place is the other city that exists underground, in subways and basements, and the number of shopping malls is simply phenomenal. Anyway back to the flyer, shame it wasn't a little clearer as the views from the top are amazing; you can see to Malaysia and Indonesia on a clear day but sadly not today, but it didn't mar the experience though. We had planned to go up the Sands Sky Tower as well which is in the shape of a liner on top of three glass tower blocks that form the hotel, but I was feeling really ropey by then so we strolled to the Merlion which as part of their bicentennial they had encased in a hotel room. Weird experience to say the least; this is a working hotel room that people can book into overnight with the head of the Merlion in the middle. I think the only thing that can be said for it is that it enabled you to get close to the head where normally one I looking up rather than at the same level. The next call was Raffles Long Bar for our Singapore Sling or should I say Bill's Singapore Sling as I really couldn't face anything. I did have a couple of sips and I have to say I don't think I would choose again, far too sweet for my taste. We had to get back to the hotel by three to checkout so it was a bus back to hotel to sort out cases and stow them ready for later as we don't fly till 11:05 tonight. We have quite along wait ahead of us but hopefully we can stay in the Exec Lounge until we need to leave for the airport, not that I'm going to be indulging in much tonight but it is comfortable and I really don't feel up to anymore walking. So finally signing off at 4:45pm. I've enjoyed writing this daily diary which has been and will be as much as a reminder for us of our travels around the globe as it's doubtful we will do this again, although never say never. Thank you to those of you who have kept up with us and for all your comments and messages, we've never really felt on the other side of the world with the technology keeping us in touch with family and friends. I hope I haven't bored you all too much. Hope to upload a few more albums when we return to those who aren't able to see them Facebook so until then, au revoir…..