|On the 41st floor of the apartment|
It was really quite exciting waiting at arrivals (even though they managed to be the last people off the plane) and they soon clocked us waving like mad and soon we were celebrating their arrival with some good old nosh and a pint.
Our week in Singapore began as our wonderful guide Alix took us to all the best spots in the city. We walked for miles taking in the sights, stopping only when James’s stomach made the cry for food!
|At the beautiful Singapore Botanic Gardens|
We visited the famous Raffles Hotel, where the Singapore Sling was invented, although ended up sampling the drink at a bar across the road, for $12 less – we are Scottish! Later, Shaun joined us for some al fresco dining after work and we took in the sights and sounds along the river at Robertson Quay.
|Riding the subway|
Mum and Alix gradually caught up on eight years of conversation on our third day as we headed towards Chinatown. Dad and James found the perfect street bar to enjoy the sights with a cold beer, leaving us girls a little time for some retail therapy. As always, the cry for lunch was made from a certain Mr Tulloch. He was not left disappointed as Alix took us to a wonderful local cafe where we watched a showman of a chef make our noodles.
Now, trying to place a bet is confusing enough for me in Scotland so you can imagine my trouble in Singapore. After watching the locals, I gave it a go and was chuffed when presented with my ticket.
|Wondering which horse to bet on|
Our trip in the Asian equivalent of New York was only just beginning as we moved into the weekend. We spent the morning on a river cruise, sharing the water with the dragon boats at the annual competition. Following a short rain burst, we walked along to the esplanade for our first close up glimpse of the brand new Marina Bay Sands Hotel. To top off the day, we joined the crowds at Boat Quay and added another food type to our list with a delicious Indian meal.
After a non-stop schedule, we opted for a lazy Sunday to round off the trip and enjoyed some chill time at the pool and a lovely picnic lunch from Alix. In the afternoon, we returned to Chinatown for some last minute shopping – leaving the boys at their favourite bar for their farewell beer.
|The last supper!|
A big thank you to Alix, Shaun, Mum and Dad for making Singapore a great week!