Stood on the Grand Prix Track!!

Trip Start Jun 11, 2008
Trip End May 14, 2009

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

We woke today to find that brekky was included. I just had toast and Lorna had herself some scrambled eggs. I think Lorna is getting her full appetite back - somebody warn New Zealand!!

We decided to use the MRT (subway/underground) to get to Orchard Road. The Singapore MRT is so clean, efficient and well set out...oh, and cheap....London has got so much to learn!! Orchard Road is similar to Oxford Street in London, but instead of being lined with shops, it's lined with Shopping MALLS!! Lorna's eyes lit up, but I soon put a stop to that.
We found the Hard Rock Café and got the shot glass. We were going to eat here, but we weren't hungry enough at this time so we had a walk down Orchard Road. We went by the Hilton Hotel. I went in to see if our Presidential Suite was available. Unfortunately it wasn't, and we are not prepared to stop in the peasant like deluxe suites, so I walked out demanding that I would take my business elsewhere!

Next we went by the Singapore Art Museum. Lorna made some new friends on a bench outside the museum. It took her a good 15 minutes to realise they weren't real people - bless her. I was busy the other side of the Museum entrance rubbing balls!

Next we came across Raffles Hotel. I again attempted to see if our Presidential Suite was available, however, they wouldn't even allow me to touch the dustbins!! I left demanding that my agent will find out about this!

After admiring the large petruding War Memorial, we headed on down to the Singapore Eye (like the London Eye). It is exactly the same as the one in London, and as expensive, well out of our budget!

Then we walked around the corner, and straight onto the Grand Prix track from last week - awesome. Some of the Kerb Stones were still down at the small chicane. We took photo's of us actually on the track where they were racing F1 cars last week. A lot of the safety fencing was still up as well, as were the lighting scaffolding. It was brilliant to see close up. You could still see all the marks on the road as well.
We then managed to sneak in to the Grandstand area that held 32000 people in it (that's more than Forest's whole stadium!). We got loads of pics here, stood on the track in front of the stand.
Funny thing was, there was even a floating football pitch. It is attached on one side by metal ramps, but the pitch actually floats in the harbour! Can you imagine how many balls would be lost if Forest played here!! They'd be bankrupt!

Next we took a walk across the Esplanade Bridge, which was also a major part of the Grand Prix circuit last week. We continued south and walked through Chinatown. With all the lanterns and the big Pagoda in the middle, it brought back memories of 3 months ago when we were in China itself - time is going so fast!!

Exhausted from our 7 hour walk around the city, we headed back to our hotel. We had some ham sandwiches and watched a film and football on the tv. We still haven't had an alcoholic drink in the whole of October!! I wonder if that is why I am pooping green!?!
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