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The View From Here

It’s the end of our first day in Singapore and we’ve already seen so much. I just hope that in spite of the little bit of jet-lag-fuzziness, we remember half of what we saw!

We’re staying at the Marriott on Orchard Road, Singapore’s equivalent to Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. It’s loaded with high-end shopping, hotels, etc. We’re going to be spoiled by the hotel by the end of our eight-week, temporary stay.

The day was spent having a good brunch, a driving-tour of the city, a walk along the river, coffee and tea at the Fullerton then dinner and catch-up at Marie’s sister’s place. I should have gotten some pictures of the Fullerton Hotel. What a beautiful place!

The view from our room in the Marriott, overlooking Orchard Road and Scotts Road:

Brunch at PS Cafe on Harding Street. There are several PS Cafes in Singapore but we’re told this one is the best for pies, though we didn’t save room for any. Next time.

A typical alley in Singapore, covered with A/C units:

Sculptures in UOB Plaza:

They weren’t kidding when they said alcohol was expensive:

When we returned to our room, we had these welcome-flowers to greet us. Thanks again B&B!

A big thanks to Catherine and Kevin for their wonderful hospitality and for showing us around town. It’s a great help!