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It was a slow start to the day as we weren't planning on doing anything and knew we weren't going to get a good night on the plane, so figured we may as well top up our reserve tank. We watched XMen and then showered and got ready to go and have an early lunch / breakfast, but got distracted by a movie called Defenders of the Galaxy or something along those lines, so ended up only leaving an hour later. It was a good movie.
We weren't ...
... Checked in at grand pacific hotel, nice and very central. Got changed and went out into sticky evening for a walk and acclimatisation. Shops open to 10.30pm and streets crowded. Most cafés bursting. Forgot cameras! We will be in such trouble. So far we haven't made the cut as tourist at all! Back to hotel where we grabbed a quick bite in cafe before heading back to room. 2am NZ time we finally put out ...
... shirts and saris with fabulous materials. We were directed to a great jewellery shop and Andrew bought me a fabulous ruby ring and necklace - a couple of years early for our 40th wedding anniversary! Back to the hotel for a swim and lunch, then just waiting with afternoon tea for our taxi to take us back to the airport for the next flight to ...
I read in a guidebook that you can get off the plane in Singapore's Changi Airport, through immigration, baggage and customs in 15 minutes, but that turned out to be an exaggeration ... it only took us 12!
And who doesn't like orchids decorating the baggage carousels??
... right out their car windows with no fear of repercussion. Meanwhile, decent and considerate citizens receive the brunt of their brainless neighbors' actions and the environment slowly degrades further and further.
So it's funny to think that in the midst of this no-tolerance policy on petty crime, there is a designated public park where people can sign up for time to protest against their government. But there it is: it's only open to citizens of Singapore, and ...