In April we stopped over in Singapore on the way to England.
Our flight took us over central Australia where we could see Uluru from the air. I managed to photograph the Olgas (Kata Tjuta).
On the drive to our hotel, we were struck by all the flowers lining the roads.
Our hotel room was on the 30th floor with most impressive views. Dachshunds were not welcome though.
The next day we had breakfast at Killiney Kopitiam which has been operating since 1919 and claims to be Singapore’s oldest existing Hainanese coffee shop.
Our activities for the day included
- the Singapore Flyer, a large ferris wheel with terrific views
- the National Orchid Garden
- visiting the Cavenagh bridge which I wrote about at A is for arms
While there were glimpses of colonial Singapore I don’t think Orfeur Cavenagh would recognise the city. It has changed enormously since the 1860s.
The next day we continued our journey to England. The terminal at Changi airport was most impressive. We didn’t give in to retail temptations, but we admired the koi and the flowers. It was raining and the butterflies were staying out of the deluge.