Singapore – Boat tour, Marina Bay and a Singapore Sling

Next day we got the metro back into the CBD and went for a walk through Boat Quay, a busy row of restaurants and bars right by the water. Many of which had some very fresh seafood on offer

Fresh seasfood selection at Boat Quay

However Mo already knew where she wanted to go for lunch

Mo in Hooters, Singapore This was Mo's idea, I wouldn't be that cheeky!

The first of these famous bars in Asia and a fun way to have lunch!

Afterwards we jumped on the Hippo river boat tour to see the sights. It travelled up from Clarke Quay, past the Fullerton Hotel, under all the famous bridges and out into Marina Bay before heading back the same way.

There was a recorded tour commentary by an American woman who had trouble with some Scottish words. This bridge she called ‘Eljin’ Bridge!

Not Eljin Bridge

Marina Bay is full of sights

Marina Sands Hotel and Art and Science Centre, Singapore Singapore Theatre Mother Merlion, Marina Bay, Singapore Fullerton Bay Hotel and other buildings on the Singapore skyline - as seen from Marina Bay

Once off the boat we walked along the river in a similar route, up round Marina Bay and past the theatre, over the Helix bridge and into the Marina Bay shopping mall. This one was similar to the Dubai Mall in that it had all the famous (and expensive) brands, Gucci, Cartier, Armani, and a very exclusive Louis Vuitton shop – you had to get past a security guard to make it into this one

Louis Vuitton shop

We also made it out onto the roof of the shopping centre which gave us great view of the 3 towers of the hotel, the Art and Science Centre, and the ever darkening sky!

Art and Science Centre and a very dark sky, Singapore

Once we’d finished looking at all the things we couldn’t afford to buy, and the restaurants we couldn’t afford to eat at, we grabbed some tea and headed for Raffles Hotel and the famous Long Bar.

I think everyone who visits Singapore has to pay a visit to the Long Bar, home of the famous Singapore Sling cocktail. We both had a Tropical Sling which was great, but at £15 a go we were only having one!

Mo with her Tropical Singapore Sling in the Long Bar at Raffles img_1532_26-02-2012

The quirk of the Long Bar is that monkey nuts are provided free, and the custom is to chuck the shells on the floor

Floor of the Long Bar at Raffles

(The photos are a bit out of order in this gallery – the camera battery was running low so a lot were taken on the phone)

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  • Aunty A says:

    Great to hear from you on your travels. Sounds like you are having a fab time. Can just picture you in Melbourne at the G.P, think of us and if there’s any Rory flags for the kids can you get one for Will please. He loves Rory. Also take a visit to the clocks at Flinders St. station, something else. We’re off to Gran C.on Sat so hopefully the weather will be hot although can’t complain about weather here meantime. All ok here. Love and take care. Aunty A

    P.S great re Mam and Andrew. They’ll have a ball. Just jealous of course!! Good to see E and B. last week end, poor B. at the Snowman’s rally, but then I guess it must be love!!

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