Santa Grand Hotel Aljunied
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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 …
... so much. Merlion- the huge statue used to be surrounded by a lake and some amphitheater - this is now a huge casino; water parks etc - u name it!
Needless to say the Singaporeans have done this in style as well. As senior citizens we got in cheaper so we loved the place before we entered! They have 3 floors of entertainment with the 1/2 floors, filled with a real-size replica of the bow of a Chinese ship captained by ...
... reached behind and grunted/moaned something inarticulate which I assumed meant, "Dad, would you mind awfully taking my hand and helping me along a bit?" We then traversed the remained of the snaking and exceptionally high walkway until reaching the end - success, he got on it, around it and to the end of it without the world swallowing him whole! And Iknow that's how he felt because that's how I felt the 1st time I went around. My excuse though being a dodgy knee, non ...
... closed another attraction we wanted to hit, so we took a gondola back to the city from the island which gave us nice views of Singapore on the way back.
We decided to give the Night Safari a try even though the conditions were threatening. After waiting about an hour in line for a taxi, we hopped in a cab and met the world's most talkative taxi driver. Honestly, I fell asleep in the car and missed most of it, but Garyn ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking