Today is the day we land in Singapore and it just happens to be Singapore’s National Day – pity cause I thought the fireworks scheduled for tonight were just for our arrival (hehe)! We had an early start this morning to catch our 7.40am flight, and with no thanks to my overactive body clock! Our flight was uneventful but good, apart from the fact the entertainment system was not working properly, which sadly meant no bollywood movies for me.
We arrive at the airport, and unfortunately the surprise mercedes limo transfer Jo and I booked is not awaiting our arrival! After ages on the phone, it was apparent they had recorded the wrong pick up date, but thankfully they dispatched 3 cars immediately to pick us up.
Our hotel, the Swissotel Merchant Court is lovely. Check in was smooth, the room is nice and roomy and the staff are really great – not to mention the location of the hotel, right on Clarke Quay. My only complaint would be the lack of bathrobes and free wifi!
Starving from our flight and wait for transport, we head to a local establishment for some lunch – quesadilla’s, huge salads and drinks soon adorn the table, but it appears that Singapore is keen to welcome us and the restaurant “forgets” to bill us for our food!
Straight up we hit the MRT and the shops – Charles & Keith, Top Shop, Zara – all our favourites are here at ION Orchard and before we know it, it’s 7pm and its time to start thinking about eating again. Though by the time we get home, the tiredness is starting to set in and I’m ashamed to say that Jo and I have resorted to a dinner of Pringles and Vodka. We try to get to sleep, but have discovered the first eposide of a show called Susuke Singapore – we are hooked and just can’t bring ourselves to turn it off. Finally, I push the off button and we are asleep in seconds.