Local Heart, Global Soul

January 11, 2018

Singapore Beckons As We Travel South…

Filed under: PHOTOGRAPHY,SINGAPORE — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

The flight from Amsterdam to Singapore is long, usually fourteen hours.

This time we were lucky, a tail wind meant we landed at Changi Airport some twelve hours and fifty-five minutes later.

Believe me, that one hour and five minutes really do count.

My wheelchair gets us priority though customs and taxi’s roll up to the airport door like clockwork so it’s not too long before we are winding down the familiar motorway roads that we remember so well from previous visits.

Some of the scenery has changed however, Singapore is a city where new buildings are going up all the time. The flight may have arrived at 06:05 am in the morning but by the time we get our bags and travel to the hotel the tiredness has hit us and all we want to do is sleep. Everyone has a quick shower and within ten minutes of the last ones getting out, we are all snoring in bed. The Singapore sunshine and day time business rushes past us unaware, we only wake late in the afternoon.

Our Singaporean friend “Velvetine” joins us after we wake and we first sit in the room catching up, it’s been four years since we were last here. Then our stomachs remind us that we are hungry, but luckily there is a restaurant on site where we all head for a meal together. There is a tiny kiosk-like building next to the restaurant, it houses a tandoori kitchen. Himself was delighted, and just in time, it’s this kitchen’s last night for the next month. The meal is excellent… Food in Singapore never lets us down.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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2 Comments »

  1. Singapore is a place I want to go so it will be interesting to get your take on it.

    Comment by lulu — January 11, 2018 @ 2:31 am | Reply

    • Lulu,
      We LOVE Singapore, and as an added bonus we have a good friend who lives there (my friend “Velveteen” who I have known for around ten years now and who has been on holiday around Europe with us about five years ago). She doesn’t get too many holidays she we hang out together if we are there during weekends and meets us every work day as soon as she finishes work.

      Comment by kiwidutch — January 11, 2018 @ 10:09 am | Reply


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