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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 …
... and from the start, they settled in different areas of the city and we took a free bus tour provided by our hotel which helped us find our bearings and dropped us off in Chinatown. We passed the Sri Mariamman Temple, the oldest Hindu shrine founded by the Tamil pioneer who accompanied Raffles to Singapore, and almost next door, the Jamae Mosque built by settlers from ...
... We did a 9km run from the club house, along a good stretch of the F1 circuit including the entrance to the pit lane, pit lane and home straight and two tight corners that go under a concrete framed grandstand. Most of the chequered markings for corners etc were still down including the start line markers and pit signage showing which driver was where. All super duper cool. I let Jane know that I was really enjoying myself and fancied living ...
... from the waterfalls cooled us down even more.
We walked back to the entrance via the Supertree Grove, again a quick visit as we were all so hot and sweaty and no one wanted to stay out in the sun too long.
Caught a train to Bugis Junction, split up and arranged to meet in about an hour or so, we ended up finding fabulous mango juice.
Got 2 buses back to Helen's place.
... and since this is not the route to the airport, the scenery is new also to us. How lush and green Singapore is. We are staying in a small hotel that is located in 'Little India', ( we seem to gravitate towards Little Indias for one reason or another ) fairly near to Orchard Road. It is convenient for the underground system which has an excellent reputation for cleanliness, safety, efficiency and price.