Hard to believe, but it’s happening! It’s underway! The first leg of our adventure saw us landing at Singapore’s stunning Changi Airport last night after an uneventful 10 hr flight — uneventful except for a midair pillow-fight amongst some of our mad Kiwis.
The Swissotel Merchant Court is on the banks of the picturesque Singapore River – a handy distance from Orchard Road, Clarke Quay, Festival Village and Boat Quay. So, now that we’ve woken and and downed a delicious breakfast, we’re heading off on a Morning Glory Boat Cruise for a two and a half hour introduction to this Asian showplace-city.
Bet you wish you were with us!
Our Kiwis will be doing their own thing this afternoon — with several of the women set on shop-shop-shopping, and several of the men set on a visit to Little India and Chinatown. (Last time we were here we sampled the famous cocktail ‘Singapore Sling’ and peanut-shell-throwing at the Long Bar of Raffles Hotel — so I’m hoping I can lure Robyn away from the pubs and shops in favour of a tropical swim in the magnificent hotel pool.)
Meanwhile, I’m wearing my Team NZ ‘Let’s Bring It Home’ t-shirt — so no-one forgets what the priorities are here!
Yours bloggedly – JOHN