A week in the tropics visiting friends.
Friday 24 April 2015 - Sunday 3 May 2015
Friday 24 April to Wednesday 29 April
Auckland to Phuket via Kuala Lumpur. Four days relaxing at my favourite little hotel. Unfortunately, April is the end of the dry season and there is no water. Literally, no water in the pool, nothing coming out of the taps or the shower. Not very good. Plenty of beer though :-)
Wednesday 29 April to Saturday 2 May
A short flight on Air Asia from Phuket to Singapore. Met a friend of mine whom I used to work with. He and his partner are now living in Singapore having transitioned from a carbon fibre engineer to a salesman for a computer hardware company.
Did the tour bus thingy around the city, quite scenic.
The Fullerton Hotel.
An odd statue on Boat Quay.
The Fullerton Hotel and the Marina Bay Sands Hotel.
More china town houses.
The Singapore Flyer opposite the Gardens.
China town house
The Sri Mariamman Temple.
Detail of the Sri Mariamman Temple.
The botanical gardens.
The pavilion in the botanical gardens.
The clock in the botanical gardens.
Looking back from the Padang to the Fullerton Hotel.
The next day was spent out at the Gardens by the Bay.
The two domes at the Gardens by the Bay.
The Supertree Grove.
The Cloud Forest at the Gardens by the Bay.
The desert garden.
A dragon in the gardens.
The Marina Bay Hotel.
The super trees and the Marina Bay Hotel.
A slightly odd place for a suit of armour.
Inside the domes.
More displays at the gardens.
One of the many displays at the gardens.
The waterfall in the gardens.
Venus flytraps made from Lego bricks.
From behind the waterfall.
The forest dome with the walkways.
An interesting window frame.
Clarke Quay eating houses.
In all, a nice week. I like Singapore, especially the food.