JUstDreamInparadise.......JUDI living in Paradise

Friday, 30 June 2017

Day 9 - Singapore

Linda and Tony had business to attend to today so the rest of us caught a cab to Mount
Faber, the starting point for the cable car ride to Sentosa Island.

From the Web:
"Sentosa is an island resort off Singapore’s southern coast, connected to the city by road, cable car, pedestrian boardwalk and monorail. By Sentosa Station, Tiger Sky Tower has panoramic views that can stretch as far as Indonesia. On the south coast, Palawan Beach is lined with food stalls and bars, and has a suspension bridge to a small offshore island. Palm-lined, crescent-shaped Tanjong Beach is more tranquil."

I love cable cars and have no fear of heights as long as I look out and not down.  The whole system was overhauled in 1983 after a ship passing underneath snagged the line and seven people lost their lives.  There are two cable car lines.  The first is Mount Faber Line. It takes you from Singapores only hilltop destination, Faber Peak, through a skyscraper and across the harbour before landing in Sentosa Island.

The second line that connects at Sentosa Station is the Sentosa Line.  We journeyed over the jungle, sand and sea on this line. If you like, you can stop at the Merlion station, Imbiah Lookout station and Siloso Point station to enjoy the sandy beaches, Madame Tussauds, Sentosa Merlion, Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A. Aquarium and more.  We stayed aboard and just took in the views.

After the cable ride we had coffee and muffins at Starbucks, by far the best coffee in Singapore.

A very interesting combination of Apple, Cheddar Cheese and Parmesan.  Surprisingly it was delicious.
We then caught a cab to the Sultan Mosque in Arab Street.  We had to cover up before entering the mosque and I have a great photo of Michael in a skirt but I promised not to post that one :-)

We wandered along Arab Street where Philip bought me a beautiful silk "Dubai" Kaftan.  I have no idea where I can wear it but it is lovely to look at....

We once again hopped on board the Hop-On Hop-Off bus as we had purchased a three day pass.  We alighted at Stop 1 and made our way into the mall for lunch.  Mike and Kate found a place where we could sit down to a feed of hamburgers and fries.  Funnily enough it was called the Aussie Restaurant but sadly the burger was not up to Aussie standard!
Ahhh.....not your typical burger
Our hotel was only a short walk from the mall so back there we went for our afternoon rest, this time poolside.  We were all going to meet in the lobby at 5.00 pm so that we could catch a taxi to the Marina Bay Hotel for cocktail hour.  What a great experience!  Fifty-seven stories above Singapore is this fabulous bar where you can purchase any drink your heart desires.  The views from here were spectacular.
The crew.

It is a very busy bar!

The view!
We stayed for a couple of hours before making our way back to the Marina Mandarin for a buffet dinner.  This was also fabulous and once again catered to everyones tastes but I just could not do it justice, however I did get a good feed of seafood.  The scallops were to die for!
We were all feeling weary after our very busy day so we said our goodnights and made plans to meet for breakfast the next day.  The very upmarket, Orchard Road, is on the list for tomorrow.

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