Hotel 81 - Hollywood
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... was acceptable) also, we ate off of the serving plate rather than the tea plate - oh dear. Here's my tip - if you do go you won't need additional food in the evening. We made a trip to the Long Bar and had the world renowned Singapore Sling along with the monkey nuts whose shells you throw on the floor - tick off the list. To walk off some off the cakes we went to Little India which was quite short lived as it was not ...
... per glass of Guinness at one bar.
Apart from eating, we did get to the old Botanical gardens this time and loved the massive orchid garden. We timed a visit to the Buddha tooth relic temple [very close to our hotel in China town] and watched a fascinating ceremony with non stop chanting. Behind that is a square which had a karaoke performance one night and then line dancing the next - with ages from 20-80 - all very entertaining.
Finally the holiday is over.
... to Orchard Road.
Orchard Road is well known for its multitude of shopping malls. We wandered down the street hopping in one and then another mall. With more than 23 of them, there was no way we could hit them all, but we tried a couple in search of tennis shoes for Fred to work out on our vacation (I sure don't have that plan!). I had read in a travel guide that one of them had a skate park within it, so I set us out on a mission to find it. When we got there ...
... a Singapore Sling in the Long Bar.
I've been sending my Grandma postcards since I first started travelling when I was 15, and always include my family and a few other folk. Glory be to hand written communication, and let's remember - it was the need for Airmail, rather than passenger travel, that saw the Flying Boat service introduced back in the 30's.
... Singapore. It felt a bit like it was trying to compete with the big American resorts but not quite getting there. If you had lots of money for universal worlds or indoor skydiving then this could be quite a fun adventure but we opted for a walk along the beach. After the Malaysian islands this Beach was quite a disappointment with the sea line littered with big tankers and cargo ships, not ...