It’s only a 3 hour flight from Manila to Singapore but because there are few flights, ours was very full. And I was excited to see our next location. I chatted with a beautiful Filipino; Pearl (who was traveling back to her home/husband in Nigeria) and she gave us good tips about Singapore, as well as sweet enough to share her White Flower oil (for headache/back pain) with me. 🙂
Singapore is very clean and ‘organized’. The taxis wait in bay areas and you wait in line for the host to direct you to the car. I was surprised to see the driver on the right side of the car (totally threw me off) and streets are also opposite (of the U.S.) as well as walking. Makes me start humming… ‘to the left, to the left‘… HA HA Unfortunately as we started driving into the city, the dark rain cloud followed us (along with more humidity).
Our hotel is called Goodwood Park and it has a 110 year old history. It’s a cool but old Colonial style as well. They initially put us in a room that had two beds (which I laughed and asked Michael, “so are we pretending to be old 1950’s couple now?” HA HA So we went back to get them to change it, but first I was enticed by their afternoon Tea Time, (perfect timing) especially while it was still raining. Perfect lunch… wouldn’t you agree?
After lunch, we moved to our new room (now in the older/original) part of the hotel and we heard the rain had stopped and I needed to ‘walk off’ the lunch. Michael reviewed the map and off we went, with camera in tow.
Not only is it an amazing multicultural place, the architect is fabulous and this place is definitely for the Foodies (as well as shoppers). We also can’t wait to try some of that GREAT food (I’m sitting here writing this post) and watching TV (the channel of the Singapore guides) and the food and drinks are sounding perfect! Michael has several meetings scheduled, but we have tomorrow open for us to go explore. Can’t wait to show you more pictures as well!
Until then… good night from Singapore.