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TravelPod Member ReviewsStrand Hotel Singapore
Only drawback to this accommodation was the major building works going on on Bencoolen Street, right outside the hotel. Other than this, it was fine and central for our two day stay.
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Hooray for finally getting this travel business on the road, with a successful first foray into overseas tripping with our kids (aside from one very civilised vommy experience for the youngest Webster on our first plane leg). Kids were so excited in the build up, with "Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh!" moments in the last few days before we left …
Singapore wasn't originally part of our travel plan this time but Jeff, an old friend of Anna's, was coming from Darwin to meet us for a few days and it seemed the easiest place. Singapore is the most expensive place to stay in SE Asia so we were amazingly lucky to be offered a place to stay at a friend's father's apartment while he was out of town. The apartment was in Club Street near Chinatown (about as central as you could ever hope to be). It gave us an opportunity to indulge ...
... that I couldn't manage it and my brother had to help... (but it does have a lifetime guarantee). And I have a day rucksack (35l) which is bigger than i wanted it to be but i think i will need its overfill capacity. Also with a nice combination lock.
I've been ruthless on the packing front; prepare to see the same old clothes and potentially (quite plausible) an increase in skank factor
The other sense my trip makes is symmetry - start and finish in the Equator.
... with a 12 year old single malt smoothly telling you just how beautiful you look.
With is manicured gardens and tuniced porters I can understand why it has been revered for so long.
All this walking and gawking had taken its toll though and it was time for some relaxation, what was supposed to be a 40min foot massage though turned into a 2 hour pit stop as the heavens opened and surface flooding began.
... as our feet were aching due to all that walking and shopping. It lasted for about 40 minutes and we were whisked away in the coach at about 6,10 in the evening.
All in all, i felt it was a really good itinerary as i got to experience the cultural side, the shopping aspect, the food and also the last but certainly not the least the luxury to be able to have a comfort at the end which really was the cherry on top of the cake for me.