Tuesday 8th November
Weather: quite cloudy but humid
Temp: 30*c +
We woke very late but in time for Laura to check out and dump her stuff in our room. We then headed out to the Singapore Flyer.
This is the big wheel that transcends the Singapore skyline. It is 160m high and takes half hour to do a complete rotation. It offered some good views of singapore, including the f1 circuit, Marina bay and the skypark we went to last night.
There was a really disgusting woman in the same capsule as us who get snorting loudly like someone about to spit. Yuk. But we survived!!
We decided it would be nice to take the river cruise to Clarke Quay, to Jumbos, and we weren’t wrong!!! It was a lovely little trip which enabled us to see a bit more of Singapore.
Alas however when we got to jumbos it was closed!!! . Gutted. (Laura: super gutted given the lunch we were about to have…)
So where to for lunch? We decided to carry on walking up to Boat Quay where we had seen many restaurants on our way down river.
We settled on one that had other people dining in it too, thinking this was a good sign.
We ordered and ate, not spectacular but edible. It basically wasn’t jumbos and as it transpired neither was the price!!!
Just as we were finishing the man behind us got his bill. He was Aussie and a very brash Aussie at that. He then turned into a very angry Aussie. His bill came to 35 bux but he was expecting it to be 8. He was very angry, cursing and shouting loudly. The owner happened to be sitting in the restaurant and came over to try to sort it out. A heated argument ensued. We became very concerned about our bill. We had also been told we would get free beer.
We did get the beer for free but the food was probably one of the most expensive Lou and I have had on this trip and certainly the worst value for money by miles. Conned off. Big time. Sad end.
We made our way to Suntec City then to see the worlds biggest fountain. This was a let down. The fountain of wealth as it is so called did not appear that big. I was expecting geiser like water flow!! Instead there was a little water fountain in the middle but I guess it was the biggest due to the circular structure surrounding it. (Laura: the fountain did shows in the evening with much more spectacular effects. During the day they must just turn it down to a trickle to conserve energy)
Anyway we made our way down to it and did the touristy thing and followed the instructions of putting your right hand in the fountain and walking round it three times!! Well Laura and I did. Adi took photos! (Laura: he was scared to get wet)
We perused the malls for a while. We were hunting for Christmas cards as we thought it would be quite cool to send Singapore Xmas cards to people but shamefully (and probably to be expected had we thought about it) there were no such things, only imported hallmarks!!!
We made our way back to the hotel for a rest and to prepare for lauras leaving. I can’t believe this day has arrived. Laura and I travelling together has been the norm for so long and we have had such an amazing journey that I can’t believe it’s over. Yes Kim that’s O-V-A-H, ovah. (Laura: Ive got one word to say to you Anna. One word. End of an era!!! 😉 )
I think it felt surreal for Lou too, although she was obviously excited about seeing ben and everyone at home but not the 14 hour flight!!!
I’m now writing this on the train to KL with Adi. Laura landed back in the UK an hour ago. Hope you are ok Lou, not too cold!!! (Laura: don’t get me started. The NZ gloves are out in full force. I was not prepared for this. My heating is cranked right up!!!)
I just want to say thank you to you for being my ‘travelling companion’ It would not have been anywhere near the same without you. We have laughed, cried, screamed, eaten, drunk, swam, snorkelled, driven, slept, cursed, giggled, smiled, been silent in awe, sunbathed, hiked, sweated, walked, flown, cruised, sung and above all had fun together these past few months. I think we have gone through every possible emotion!!! I now feel sad its over but very privileged to have experienced it all with you. (Laura: awwwwww u are ADORABLE and I agree wholeheartedly!!! Without a shadow of a doubt an awesome experience that wouldn’t have been the same without you!!)
Now onto my trip with adi. For those of you interested this story continues on firstname.lastname@example.org (Laura: think you mean anna3116.wordpress.com)
In the words of Sunni llloooollllll!!!!!!