Somerset Grand Cairnhill Singapore
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Day 21 - Friday 3rd April
Doug got up early and went up to the top decks to take photos of the Singapore vistas. I asked him if the buffet was crowded and he said it wasn't as many people were going ashore.
So about 9am, we wandered up, ate breakfast and saw the lovely artist from last night’s show who is a really beautiful person both inside and out. She was very gracious and charming to all who interrupted ...
... at the shops.
After Dempsey Hill we took a cab to the Henderson Waves bridge. This is on the western side of the city which we hadn't really been to before. The bridge links 2 large hills and gives good views over the City and Sentosa Island.
The bridge itself is a fantastic design and the parks were beautifully kept. T and I had to shelter from one of Singapore's thunderstorms and it drizzled a bit for most ...
Since Junior had recovered well from surgery and I was in Southeast Asia anyway, I decided to take advantage of the situation and enjoy the wonders that Penang has to offer, plus engage in some travel around the area. I have been to Penang three times now, but there always seems to be more exploring to be done. There are so many options, including "hiking" up Pearl Hill across the street from Candace and Shane's apartment, swimming in the full-sized lap pool at ...
... outside. Upon ordering our food and then asking what types of cocktails they had, the server delivered the hart breaking news that it was a halal restaurant.... no booze! But we were hungry so we stayed anyway, which, in the end was not such a smart move since the food was really quite disappointing. Oh well, the atmosphere was fun, what with all our fellow patrons smoking hookah pipes. No booze, but they provide hookah pipes to smoke tobacco. After ...
... very self-centred people. I would try to smile and say hi, they always looked the other way. I even got bumped off of a sidewalk once because this man would not move over and/or walk behind his girlfriend to make room for me! He just bashed me on the shoulder instead.
After that I ended up in Labrador Park, which was awesome with an amazing mangrove you could walk through on a long boardwalk and a memorial to the soldiers that ...