Dave loves curry
. He decided to order a black curry without paying too much attention to the menu. I ordered the pumpkin soup. It had a surprise with a few shrimp in it. It was delicious. Dave's dinner showed up. A big dark soupy mess that smelled like rubber tires. I'm sure some people love it. Dave was not among them. After further discovery (reading the cashier receipt), it turned out he had ordered squid ink curry. Despite Dave's adventurous eating habits, this one quickly turned into a pass.
Early Saturday morning we took a quick cab ride into Singapore airport. I still think this has to be one of the nicest airports I've ever been in. It's well worth it to check-in online even if you can't print your boarding pass. I think the longest we've waited in line at the airport has been 2 deep.
After an uneventful flight & early landing, our transfer was meeting for us at the gate. There's nothing like a friendly face when you arrive somewhere. As we pulled into the hotel I was confused. The name of the hotel didn't match the name of the reservation. It turns out the hotel has been renamed/rebranded/sold somewhere along the way and we were in the right place.
We re-connected with our Aussie friends who are joining us on the cruise and spent the day meandering along the Brisbane river and riding the CityCat (catamaran) when we needed a rest.
It's been a lovely day and we're having a short rest before heading out for dinner. Our cruise transfer is at noon tomorrow and our next adventure will begin!
The only outstanding item on Dave's list for Singapore was Bougis Street, so we took the underground there. It was only one stop. We wandered around and couldn't quite find what we were looking for (some kind of markets), so we decided to carry on to the casino at the Marina Bay Sands. We found our way back to the train station only to discover the trains were not operational due to a "fault". In Montreal this could have meant that someone jumped but in Singapore it's a double door system so it doesn't appear that you have access to the track. It seemed like something electrical. I took this as a sign it wasn't meant to be and we returned to our hotel & food court to trade in our tourist MRT cards for our S$20 refund. Since the train service was interrupted we decided to walk. We got a little lost and ended up laughing again as we were probably only 2 blocks from our hotel the whole time... just in a different direction and with a perspective that blocked some of the land marks we had identified.