Saturday, 31 January 2015
Route Books, Maps and Trip Metre all present and correct.
We have all been debriefed and now off for Pre-Dinner drinkees on 'The Lawn' followed by The Welcome Dinner in the Ballroom at Raffles.. How Splendid :))
It has been a slow pace day fiddling about with the new trip and meeting up with old friends and their pride and joys.
Everyone seems excited now and ready for the off..
Friday, 30 January 2015
At precisely 9.01am tomorrow - Sunday 1st February 2015 we will leave Raffles Hotel and head for the Malaysian Border.
Raffles is now buzzing with excitement and anticipation. The locals and tourists alike are snap happy over the cars parked out front.
Raffles staff said they have never seen anything like it before!!
Back at Marina Bay Sands Infinity Pool for my last swim.. Making the most of my 'ticket'...
6.30am it looked like this. I thought it would be quiet and still but it was alive with people taking in the views and some daring to take the plunge!
Some tend to keep their clothes on and just wade in clipping away..
It was cold yesterday at mid day but this morning Brrrrr even chillier.. Once you get submerged and going tiz very refreshing.
Lanes are set up from 6-8am so that was great news.
I had a little moan to the Lifeguards complaining that it wasnt actually a 150 metre pool as it was sectioned off into 3 with concrete blocks between the 3 sections. I asked them why they hadnt left a narrow channel between the section so you could trickle through into the next pool. They said it was the supporting walls of the structure lol
So actually this 150 metre pool is a 40 & 70 & 40 pool lol
I do enjoy a good moan in the morn..
So this is the 70 metre section..
And lastly the 40 metre one..
Last look from Room 4703.
Looks like the shadows of 3 x 'Christ Redeemer' lol
Now back to Raffles for breakfast i suppose and then unpack and pack again and get organised for tomorrow..
Sunday February 1st 9.01am we will be off to the Malaysian Border..
Now heading back to the hotel with my new 'tripmaster'
yikes how do you switch it on??
Lots of monstrosities together!!
Safely back at Raffles..
The support units seemed to be busy on the route back!!
It was only 24 kms to drive back to Raffles from the warehouse but some of the old dears didnt like being caged for weeks and then set free onto the highways in the heat and traffic.. :-(
Thursday, 29 January 2015
View from Room 4703 :)))))
Shame its a cloudy day..
Pano View from Room 4703
Singapore is drowning...
I have to say i feel quite let down by this so called 150 metre pool. I was led to believe that you would be able to swim the whole 150 metres but they have sectioned off into 3. So you can only actually swim 50 metres at a time. So i was very disapponted :((
It was the most expensive swim i have ever had!!!
The taxi driver told me it took 2 years to build the whole monstrosity and the locals arent happy with the place. He said 'they' only look after the gamblers there for obvious reasons...
Today we decided to play real Tourists and 'took in' the sights of Singapore by a superb form of transport known as the double decker bus :))
As you can see David couldnt hold back the excitement!!
Please Note the 'Marina Bay Sands Hotel' in the sky.. Which we later visited and had a spot of lunch on the 57th floor.
Or rather David deciding what 'low alkaline' delight he should indulge in..