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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Bird's eye view of Singapore

The Singapore Flyer is supposed to give you the best views of Singapore but actually the roof of the Sands Hotel is the place to go if you want to see Singapore.

This is the Sands Hotel behind me. It is supposed to have the highest swimming pool in Asia which is up on the roof on the 57th floor.
As a non resident I wasn't allowed near the swimming pool but you could still see it from the viewing area.

Looking down on the Gardens by the Bay. The domes are 2 indoor gardens - one is full of Mediterranean plants and the other is a cloud forest with lots of waterfalls.

 The Singapore Flyer. You can see how the hotel dwarfs the flyer and is fast becoming the tourist viewpoint of Singapore. It cost $20(singapore dollars) to go to the top but the Flyer costs £33.


A football pitch resting on the river with the spectator area on bankside.

Although not a large city even from up here you can see lots of greenery. Many of the streets are tree lined or have lush tropical plants on the sidewalks. This is the CBD area and you get glimpses of green between some of the buildings.
 

8 comments:

  1. Wow! It looks like you could see the edge of the world from there! Great shots. Thanks for the tour.

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  2. Just scrolled back through your last several posts and I'm so impressed with your tour. Wow, thanks for sharing!

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  3. That must be an amazing city ! I hope to see this one day too !

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  4. I'm sure you are on your way back now...such an amazing trip, can't wait to hear about it soon.

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  5. That is a scary building to be up on! Was it at all dizzying looking down?

    Those gardens sound intriguing! A cloud garden? Did you go visit them?

    And love the idea of a football pitch on the river! Must be a bit expensive considering the number of balls lost to the river... :p

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  6. Singapore is high on our wishlist of places to visit, meanwhile so enjoying your trip. What a great place for a football pitch!

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  7. That has to be the coolest pool I've ever seen! You are seeing some amazing things on this trip.

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  8. It sure is a beautiful and clean city. That is a fabulous view from up there.

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