Monday, 17 September 2012

Spoilt!

Unfortunately due to unavoidable circumstance my Australia/Fiji trip had to be cancelled (I'm totally gutted I couldn't make my cousins wedding) but all was not lost because I went to Singapore for the weekend instead. Yes, you read that correctly the WEEKEND! It's all ok though because we flew First Class don't you know (eeep) ......

.......so I got a lovely full nights sleep on my flat bed seat that a rather wonderful stewardess came and made into an actual bed for me with pillow's, duvet and 400 thread Egyptian cotton sheets (can anyone explain thread count to me?). That wasn't even the best bit.....we stayed at Raffles .....


......which is something I've dreamt of doing for ages. Spoilt? Moi? Never......

Of course we headed over to the Long Bar to have a Singapore Sling on our very first night....


......now I have a sweet tooth but this was way too sweet even for me! I loved the bar itself though and it's the one place that making a mess is allowed and even encouraged in Singapore.....I of course mean throwing your peanut shells all over the floor (I nearly fell ass over heels on a shell walking in.....very dignified!). One of my favourite things about this place was that even my handbag was well looked after......


.....I just plonked it down on the table when we arrived and an attentive waiter came rushing over with a teeny tiny chair! The Fella though I was nuts taking a picture of it but it was just too cute!

My Papa used to live in Singapore when he was a boy and he visited again recently so I got a long list of things to do and see from him and Mum. I did some research of my own too and added a few more things to our itinerary.....


......this is the Marina Bay Sands complex which is a hotel, casino, shopping mall and restaurant hub all rolled up into one. It looked beautiful lit up at night over the marina itself and the view from the 57th floor was amazing....

.......we had dinner at Sky on 57 which I actually wasn't all that impressed with but cocktails on the balcony more than made up for lack lustre food! Whilst we were there we popped into the casino, or as my friend K likes to call it the "Giant Den of SIN!". I'm sad to say that we didn't win at roulette but we did end up with quite an entourage following us around which was funny, both the Fella and I are quite tall so we did kinda feel like giants (especially with my massive Philip Plein shoes on!)


The next day we headed over to Sentoasa Island which is basically (as far as I could tell) a huge tourist theme park trap! We went over by cable car and spent the day being proper tourists on a guided tour until we ditched our tour guide and headed off for our own adventure. We stumbled across the luge and chair lifts which were basically these mini go-kart thingys that you raced down the track and then caught the chair lift back up to the top to start all over again, so much fun! I'm actually a bit of a chicken when it comes to heights but it was so dark I couldn't really see how far up we were and the views were amazing.....


.........So with my fear of heights well known I got dragged onto the Singapore Flyer the next day! It wasn't too bad much to my surprise......


......I even got close enough to the edge to take this picture......


........(can you tell I've discovered Instagram? I'm kittenishbehaviour if you fancy a follow!)

After all the adrenaline had worked it's way out of my system (I was in a glass tube on an over sized ferris wheel....of course my heart was racing) we decided to relax by doing a reverse bungee quickly followed by an extreme swing.....yes a very relaxing afternoon indeed!  



I do have video evidence of the Fella and I "enjoying" ourselves which I am trying to upload to YouTube (I've started my own YouTube channel! Squeaky voice be damned!). I'll share the link once I've worked out how to get the damn thing on there!

I definitely needed a more chilled day after all the excitement of Extreme Sports Day (there was a sign up saying that is was an extreme sport.....I have done an extreme sport! Oh yes!) so I decided a day of birds and animals was the perfect thing to do. The Jurong Bird Park, Singapore Zoo and Night Safari were wonderful. I got to feed the birds in the Lori Loft......


.....pet the Lima's ......


........and ride on an elephant! It was a VERY long day (10am until 10pm) but so worth it.


We got up to a few other things whilst we were out there (although not photographing my outfits it seems.....DOH!) but this could end up a super long and picture heavy post so I'll leave it there! All in all I had an amazing time and would definitely go back to Singapore (the fabric shopping was to die for!) given the chance although I think the Fella has decided on Costa Rica or China next......who am I to complain?

1 comment:

  1. looks like you had an amazing time...even though you missed australia! thanks for sharing the photos. look forward to those videos!

    i'll check you out on instagram. i'm @rockoomph.

    [oomph.]

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