Upon disembarking, we walked around the airport like Alice of Alice in Wonderland ...eyes wide and mouth gaping! Well, Singapore and its airport were not quite what I had expected, although I must be fair and say that I am not sure what my expectations really were. Singapore's Changi Airport is a destination unto itself! Apart from the fact that it's enormous, it felt like one big entertainment centre offering everything from free internet usage to computer gaming areas and free massage (OK, so they were chairs and not people). We certainly made use of a number of these free options.
|A bus with a view|
|Thian Hock Keng Temp|
thing I remembered most was our quick stop in Chinatown, including the oldest temple in Singaore, 160-year-old Thian Hock Keng Temple. It was indeed a beautiful and impressive temple. We were told that we had 15 minutes to look around it. Alex and I decided that we would leave the temple and see if we could see even a little of the surrounding area. It is on the famous Telok Ayer Street which is one of the earliest thoroughfares in downtown Singapore. Whilst we could not explore in detail, it still gave us a bit of a feel for the Chinese part of the city. Running back to the bus, we were the last ones on! Some things never change!
Another day, another country added to our list!
NOTE: The last few blog entries were a bit jumbled. Sorry! This day in Singaore was actually the last day of our two week trip to Thailand over Christmas and the New Year.
"People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
|Inside Thian Hock Keng Temple|
|The locals doing their thing|
|It has the word coffee in it!|
|Proof of our brief rendevous with Singapore|