Monday 9 October, Singapore

From the 21st century to the 19th....

From Marina Bay Sands to Raffles Hotel:

Raffles Hotel.... known around the world for its colonial graciousness.

It's been 14 years since Dave had a Singapore Sling at Raffles, so he had to try one again.  It also was pretty expensive ($A36), but a look at the ingredients helps explain that.


Raffles at the moment is renovating large sections of the historic hotel, so it didn't really lend itself to too many photos.

right: this street sculpture near Raffles intriguted me - somehow it seems appropiate for Singapore.



Then a walk (in nearly 100% humidity) back to hotel on Clarke Quay exhausted me – it was all I could do to make it up to the roof  to relax again.

Tuesday, 10 October, Singapore Airport.


Yesterday, I forgot to get a photo of Dave and his Singapore Sling, so we just had to go back to Raffles today for lunch for a photo op., before heading to the airport this evening. 

Our flight back to Oz leaves around 10 pm, so we've had time to meet up with a former colleague of Dave's, Danny Willmott, who was on his way into Singapore from Perth, just as we are leaving.  Danny shouted us dinner at a cafe in Terminal One, while he and Dave caught up on gossip (ah, men don't call it that, do they?).

right: Danny is a master at shooting a selfie

Anyhow, we arrive at Gold Coast airport tomorrow morning about 8, to be picked up by Ashley and taken back to Pottsville, where I'm sure I'll sleep off any shortcomings from tonight's flight