Santa Grand Hotel Aljunied
Travel Blogs from Singapore
Today we checked out of our hostel to move to a different hotel for the last night - cheaper and nicer, out of the city centre and closer to the airport. This afternoon we wandered around Chinatown, had a yummy cheap lunch in a hawker centre then walked around Clarke Quay, which seems like Disneyland it's that clean and tidy. Today seems much …
After a 11 hour and 50 minute flight (instead of 13!) we arrived in Singapore at 8am. As we hadn't had much sleep we decided to take it easy. Checked into hotel and then went into the city on the MRT to have a wander. Got our tickets for the open top tour bus as only had 2 days to see the place so wanted to see as much as possible. First stop off …
... many small islands makes traveling tricky.
From Jakarta in Java I took a flight to Bali and spent the first week or two between Kuta Beach, Uluwatu and Ubud, I discussed this in a previous blog entry.
From Bali it was on to Gilli Trawangan, where I had a fantastic time staying in Gilli Backpackers. The diving around The Gilli Islands is good and definitely a must if you are here, but if you have done a few dives around SE Asia you probably ...
... be winning outdoor fodder. Now we find ourselves Asia-bound where an adventure on an overnight sleeper train (and god knows what animal encounters) beckon. And with that we'll more or less be half way home! Noteworthy animals encountered since last report: Bush turkeys (all over the show) Wallabies Kites (both of the above from the air when hang gliding) More iguanas and lizards (various sizes) Catfish Bats Ibises by the dozen Pelicans Black ...
... the monorail line, follow wrong signs and go back on ourselves. Dumbasses Get it right second time. Feels like a much faster and slightly rickety version of the DLR train/safer version of the runaway train at alton towers Weather turns from cloudy to fabulous. The Moon is directly overhead. This is very cool. Like DIRECTLY overhead, point upwards in the sky, pointing at the moon directly overhead. Up tower for a 49myr each (£9)....more than we were expecting but ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking