From the Singapore Flyer to mini casino jackpots

We head off by taxi at 6:00pm to the marina area and the fountain of wealth located at the Suntec Towers.   In one section of the Suntec Towers is (another) shopping centre and, with little other option, we decide to grab a bite to eat here.  Alex decides on Turkish and we end up sharing a lamb pide and open souvlaki.  Alex opts for the traditional yoghurt drink.  Dinner totals S$50.  We eat quickly to try and catch the 8:00pm light display which happens at the Fountain of Wealth. Continue reading

Dim Sum and Chinatown from market to upmarket

Following on from last night we head out for Indian for breakfast which is roti style egg pancake with a curry sauce.  Cost of breakfast – S$7 total.  With breakfast done we decide to head to Chinatown and our S$6 taxi drops us at Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple.

We just asked to be dropped at Chinatown and wansn’t expecting to be dropped off outside an Indian Temple in Chinatown so looks like we are not done with India yet after all… Continue reading

Singapore Series: Departing Melbourne for Singapore

Singapore - Marina Bay Sands

Singapore – Marina Bay Sands

Departing Melbourne…and the trip has officially begun… 

It is Alex (my partner’s) birthday today and is actually the reason why we are heading off to Singapore for a week long holiday.  This is my birthday present to him.  And so the trip begins.  Today we fly with Jetstar to Singapore (return flights for two direct Melbourne/Singapore A$770, bargain). 

Singapore is an exciting city and some of the attractions we are hoping to visit including the Singapore Flyer, Sentosa Island, Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay Sands. Continue reading