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Third day in Singapore

MONDAY

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Having been on the night Safari at Singapore Zoo last night, the highlight seeing Lions and Elephants, today has been a serious of amazing contrasts. As Andrew was working in the morning Min collected me in her car for the short drive from my Hotel to the Botanical Gardens and a visit to the Orchid Gardens. As these are my favourite flowers it was an absolute treat to visit this place and enjoy the amazing variety of colours and shapes. I make no excuse for the number of photos from here! You might even spot a little snake I saw by a tree trunk which looked like he has just enjoyed some lunch! The forecast had been for heavy showers today but all the time we were in the Orchid Gardens the sun shone and it was simply stunning! Stopping for a quick drink after our visit the heavens did open and we were grateful of the umbrellas as it was a proper deluge but only for a short while and the sun was out again.
Lunch was at a Japanese Restaurant called Ishinomaki owned by friends from Andrew and Min's church Delicious food and amazing presentation see photos From here we went to Andrew and Min's home on the outskirts of the city near the jungle where often they see Monkeys and snakes! Andrew then joined us as we drove back into Town to the Kampong Glam district, the Arab quarter and Mosque and quaint shops and buildings of Haji Lane before travelling to the famous Raffles Hotel where the 'Singapore Sling' drink was created and has been served in the Long Bar for 100 years using the same recipe!
Our Seafood Supper this evening was at the Palm Beach Restaurant at Merlton Park opposite the incredible Sands Bay Hotel. After our meal, which was delicious if a little messy, we went up to the 57th floor 'Sky Deck' of the Sands Bay Hotel for some truly breathtaking views over the city.
This brought my three day visit to Singapore to an end as I now head to Auckland in the morning. A truly memorable time spent with special friends in a most beautiful and very varied cultural city

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Second Day in Singapore

Sunday

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Went to Andrew and Min's Church this morning Woodlands Evangelical Free Church www.wefc.org.sg The building seats a thousand people and is made up of all ages The Worship Band and teaching was excellent. Nice for me to be able to just worship rather than take part for a change.
Then on to Lei Garden at Chjimes for Dim Sum which was delicious!! After a stroll around China Town and the Heritage centre which deserves its 5 stars from trip advisor! Enjoy the photos from there and in China town

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First day in Singapore

Saturday

sunny 29 °C
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My friends Min and Andrew picked me up at the Hotel to enjoy a delicious lunch at Imperial Treasure or should I say banquet! Then a walk along the Helix bridge and a visit to the Art Science Museum to see an exhibition entitled 'Future World where Art Meets Science' .......fascinating! Then on to the Gardens by the Bay and a visit to the 'Cloud Forest' See pics ?......A larger scale of the Eden Project in Cornwall. This evening we have seen a special end of the Chinese New Year show at Supertree Grove called 'Rise of the Phoenix' and a light show before a wonderful supper at Newton Circus street food

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Singapore

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Well a very nice flight with Singapore Airways in their A380 which is enormous but very comfortable.
Arrived at my Hotel in the city and waiting for my friends Andrew and Min who have planned an amazing itinerary for me for the next three days. It is 8 hours ahead from UK time

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Heathrow

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Well my journey has begun! Just arrived ar the airport and checked in and waIting in the lounge. A rather cold and bleak day in London only 2 degrees I think it may be warmer in Singapore?! The flight leaves at 10.55am and will arrive at 07.50am Singapore time

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