A Swingin' Singapore Sling
Trip Start Sep 06, 2009
11Trip End Oct 30, 2009
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We also went to Raffles Bar and we had our Singapore Sling cocktail for 27 SGD/about 15 euros. Expensive or what, but it is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I'll never forget it
I also went to the Botanical Gardens on my third day there and good God, it was like a sauna. 35 degree heat, with the sun shining! I only stayed an hour but the Orchid garden there was lovely, with all sorts of shapes and colours of orchids. Very nice but I could feel myself
baking in the heat, so I had to get out. What I really found strange was the fact that it's 25/30 degrees heat, even at 11pm in the evening. It's totally alien to me, I've never experienced that before.
I wanted to do the Singapore Flyer. It's like the "London Eye", only 30 metres higher. I got there by taxi and took the "flight" with 4 people from Hong Kong. It was great. It was a cloudy day and overcast. Apparently you can see Malaysia on a good day. But still, it was clear enough to see everything else, such as the Formula 1 racing track and the Esplanade. There were good views of the city from that vantage point and it was blessedly airconditioned, as it was hotter today than yesterday.
I stayed in Singapore too, for two nights on my way back to Amsterdam
On my very last night there, I went for a Seafood buffet dinner, to the Concorde Hotel, (right beside the Somerset metro) with a friend of mine, Doreen. The food was gorgeous and so well prepared and presented. There was a mixture of raw and cooked seafood: raw oysters, scallops, cooked crayfish, salmon, tuna etc. If you're a seafood lover, go there for an excellent spread of the crustacean kind.