Monday, September 15, 2008

Diary of our trip to Singapore - Day 1

Friday 5th of September

After a long flight we arrived at Changi Airport - what a huge airport! Relieved to see Mark already waiting for us outside customs. Unlike Melbourne Airport, at Changi Airport you can see through a long wall of windows into the customs area. I was very impressed with Singapore from the very first. The airport was very clean and spacious, the roads and roadside gardens were presented very well. I guess being in the tropics, it's easy to have such lush greenery, but even so, it was all very well manicured and looked after. It was rare to see anything overgrown.

After arriving at the hotel (the Furama Riverfront Hotel in Havelock Road) we headed over to Clarke Quay on foot for some tea - we thought being the first night we'd better choose something that the boys would be happy with so we had McDonalds. Unfortunatly they don't have the range of menu items that we can choose from here. But you can get green tea on tap there!

After tea, we wandered around Clarke Quay and then walked back to the hotel.

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