24 March, 2019 – Singapore

Singapore – a country and a city sitting on an island off the tip of Malaysia’s peninsula. This is also one of the busiest shipping areas in the world. There are ships anchored waiting to get into port to either drop their shipments or pick up more containers. In fact we are awakened this morning by the smell of something burning when in fact it is the smell of all the ships engine smoke as they sit in the Singapore Strait.

A beautiful city skyline greets the ship as we arrive early Sunday morning.

There is now a new terminal where cruise ships can dock instead of the container port. Very nice for us as we are able to walk right off. This is also a city on the equator – translate – very hot and humid!

No tour today as we have been to the city before. Instead we plan time on our own including lunch booked at the Marina Sands Hotel’s Spago Restaurant.

We decide to walk the 1.5 miles to the hotel. Hot Hot Hot. Once we reach the hotel we start our explorations in air conditioning. Yay!

Attached to the hotel is a shopping mallwith every designer brand in the world. The atrium hanging glass and video screen is quite entertaining to watch right by the Starbucks. It cost $5 to go out on it and watch it change. Later we see people in it.

Lunch in Spago Bar & Lounge is a treat. Location is the top of tower two right by the infinity pool. Great views of the harbor with the Gardens By the Bay center (new since we were here last)!

After lunch we walk over The Helix bridge and are able to capture some more pix of the Singapore skyline, Marina Sands Hotel with the shopping mall and Art & Science Museum, the Singapore Flyer Ferris Wheel (every city has to have one) and lastly walk by the Esplanade mall, crossing the footbridge to see the Singapore Merlion – the tourist symbol of Singapore. This city is very walkable and so clean. Much more to see and do and never enough time.

We are now quite warm from the walk and take a taxi back to the hotel. As I get through the security I realized I do not have my phone.😱 An amazing woman who is working for the Accoulade Company sets out to help me find my phone. A Good Samaritan who got in the cab turned it in to the taxi driver who saw the phone number that had called and called back. YAY! The taxi driver brings my phone back (I’m paying her dare and she doesn’t want to take it!) and this is all thanks to the wonderful women working to help the Cunard cruisers find their way back. Here are all my Singapore angels!

Huge thank you and feeling very blessed!!😇What an amazing city! Definitely would love to come back and stay at the Marina Sands Hotel and spend more time!