Day 48, June 27: Touring Singapore


One day tour for the highlights of Singapore: tour guide transported us to the largest display of orchards in the world! Then an hour floating boat tour.

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Singapore Marina Bay water front offered a unique view of the city.  We boarded the Bumboat (battery operated) which decreases polution of motor boats on the Singapore river. In 2008 the government created a new method of providing drinking water: a “Marina Barrage” to hold the conservation of recycled rainwater.  Currently, Singapore has a water supply agreement with Malaysia which ends 2060. Fresh water is a valued and limited commodity which drives the government research for plausable solutions.

Esplanade—interesting armadillo-like structure—huge concert hall for the arts.
Singapore’s national icon, the mythical Merlion with the head of a lion and the body of a fish. This is miniature, the large stature is closed off for cleaning.
Fish trading buildings reflective of older times of fishing village.
Marina Hotel building—with boat shaped top section.
Not a UFO….rather, this modern structure court building.
Singapore Flyer, 165 meters high (answer to the London Eye).

Singapore Flyer: each capsule holds 28 people with full capacity of 784 total. A full circuit is completed in 32 minutes and gives amazing views of the city.

Victorian Library
Each bridge over the Singapore river has a history…the Cavanagh Bridge (only suspension) bridge opened 1870. It was build in crates in Glasgow, Scotland and reassembled by convicts in Singapore. It is a national monument and now open only to pedestrians.

IMG_2243Our Buddhist Temple visit in China Town…was most colorful and a peaceful conclusion of touring on this very hot and humid day.

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