Ssssingapore Sling Anyone?

Trip Start Nov 15, 2007
Trip End Dec 13, 2007

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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Heathrow to Singapore- 15-16/11/07
Interesting start to the journey, of course we were on the plane that required some spare parts, I was sat on the plane hoping it wasn't a new wing or engine we needed! Finally took off, but how people sleep on flights is beyond me. Ah well, we made it in one piece feeling a little sleepy and in need of the hotel. Easy transfer to the hotel in the marina bay area and didn't feel too uncomfortable from the heat, the joys of air con : )
Hotel is a bit swish. Loving the 5 starness of it all and the fact that we had strawberries dipped in chocolate in our room!
As we were late getting here we decided to venture into the shopping mall, accessed via level 4 of the hotel and found a quick snack before we called it a night and gave in to the need to sleep. Zzzzzz!
Singapore - 17/11/07
Up and at 'em to try and get into the local time zone, body wasn't liking that idea but made it up at a reasonable hour. Taxi to Jurong Bird Park, we stepped out of the taxi and a wall of heat hit us. Pow! We'd been lulled into a false sense of security with the airport, transfer and hotel. Armed with bottles of water we ventured into the park, it was great to see the different varieties of birds in all the colours of the rainbow.
(Dad, the waterfall looks a little more mature than the photo I remember!)
Back to the hotel and photos of the view in daylight... I am sure the fancy building is where the Blackwell office is, go all this way and still see work!!
(I might be wrong but just looks familiar)
Afternoon of sightseeing including the Merlion, Boat Quay (scrummy food) Stamford Raffles landing sight, Raffles for a Singapore Sling J tastier than I thought and so many nuts.
Sleepiness hits again. Zzzz!
Singpore to Christchurch- 18-19/11/07
One last hit on things we wanted to see in Singapore, so a boat trip and an extremely hot walk to Chinatown.
OK what is the deal with us and flights being delayed!? This time 2 people checked in baggage and didn't get on the plane! We got underway once their bags were found and removed... New Zealand here we come
Arrived and managed to get the Marmite and Twiglets passed security check, touch and go with the England foot and mouth, bird flu and blue tongue outbreaks. Thought we were going to be quarantined!!
A smiling Lucy and Paul waiting on the other side of the gate and sunshine outside J we made it. Yipeeeeeee.
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