Our last stop of our Australian-Singapore Cruise was,
Now let me first set the stage...
As we left Darwin, I got hit by the upper respiratory crud
that I so frequently encounter on cruises.
So yep...I wasn't feeling very well when we first got to Singapore.
(and I don't do well with humidity in general...but add
to that an upper respiratory infection...and we're
But...our friends only had a short time with us and were off
to Borneo in a couple of days so we hung out
and toured the city a bit.
We opted out of the Borneo phase of the trip and spent extra days in Singapore awaiting our flight home.
As you can see...Singapore is quite a modern city-country.
Not much wild space, but the flora was lush!!!
One of our must see/taste stops was the Raffles Hotel...
...home of the original Singapore Sling!!!
Made for the first time in this hotel bar...
a concoction of Gin and fruit juices,
suitable for a lady to sip in the tropics!
The bar was quite beautiful in that tropical
old British Colonial style...
...lots of woodwork, windows, light and tropical style!
worst Singapore Slings we've ever had!!!
You know that sickeningly sweet juice drink...
not real fruit juice...
well maybe there was some...
but a whole lot of high fructose corn syrup!!!
(Give me a Damon's MaiTai any day!!!)
The hotel entrance was quite elegant...
the whole hotel was quite elegant!
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