Our traveling thus far:
1 1/2 hour flight to LA where upon arrival we had a 7 hour lay over
LA to Tokyo- 10 1/2 hr flight
Tokyo to Singapore 6 hour flight and arriving in Singapore at 3am we had to hangout at an airport lounge for a few hours (which was awesome and equipped with much needed massage chairs) before we were able to get a shuttle to our much awaited hotel.
At 10am, 25 hours after we started this trip, we got to LAY DOWN in a great hotel and in one of the most beautiful cities I have ever visited.
Singapore is amazing! It is clean, modern and beautiful.
We hopped on a bus that we thought would take us to the Marine area, we drove on the double decker bus for about 45 minutes and decided this was not going where we thought is was! We asked a young man and he confirmed that we were going opposite of where we were hoping to end up. So we got off at the next stop and asked a man how to get to where we had hoped to go. He was trying to explain it and finally just said follow me.. He lived across the street and drove us there in his car! He was very kind and willing to help us out.
The Marina area was stunning! The architecture was new and modern. We visited a mall area that was a city in itself! It was huge and even had a Casino in it. So you could go from shopping, eating, to loosing all of your money in one stop. Who am I kidding, I could do that just with the shopping there!
We had a great day of just checking out this really cool city! The mishap bus ride just added to it! We got to see a lot of the city from the top of an air conditioned bus…did I mention the heat and humidity? …it’s HOT and HUMID
We are headed back to the airport this morning for Kathmandu. If you ever fly this route to Nepal, I highly recommend a layover in beautiful Singapore!
The name of the Three column building is Marina Bay Sands. It is really cool and looks like a big ship on top of the three pillars. There is a garden on top and beautiful flowers on every level of the hotel.
The park is called Gardens by the Bay. The big palm tree structures are referred to as “Super Trees” and they light up at night. There is even a restaurant in the top of one of them!