Watery Wednesday #45:

09 Feb

A week before Chinese New Year, two years ago, I found myself in Singapore on a 12-hour layover.  Yes, 12 hours.  Thankfully, Changi Airport and I’m guessing Singapore Tourism Board/Dept has a free city tour for people with 6 hours or more of layover.  All you need to sign up is a boarding pass and off to city tour you go.

The city tour also includes a free cruise on Singapore River on boats like this.  We enjoyed the city too much that we stayed 3 days before going back home.

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Posted by on February 9, 2010 in Watery Wednesday


21 responses to “Watery Wednesday #45:

  1. J Bar

    February 9, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    I remember this bridge well from my recent trip there.

  2. eileeninmd

    February 9, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Looks like an awesome place to visit, I like that the river is next to the skyscrapers.

  3. seniorhiker

    February 9, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    I’ve always wanted to visit Singapore, but haven’t gotten there yet. The free city tour sounds like a great way to get people to spend more time in Singapore and I would take the tour if I had a layover there. If the plan is to get people to extend their stay, it obviously worked in your case. Wonderful pictures.

  4. kitty

    February 9, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    The old boats on the yellow river are so enchanting!

  5. Artlover

    February 9, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    It seems hardly healthy to swim in this water. Did you know that it´s possible to swim in Stockholm. I like your last photo best.

  6. Mary Howell Cromer

    February 9, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Looks very welcoming, I like these very much. So different from the cold snow and high winds we are having~

  7. Hazel

    February 10, 2010 at 12:10 am

    Yellow and then the water turns a different color at a distance, guess it must be the skyscrapers. What a great idea that city tour is! I’d surely keep that in mind for later.

  8. Alicesg

    February 10, 2010 at 12:20 am

    It is so nice to read about Singapore in other blogs. Thanks for promoting Singapore. 🙂 I wish I could do more with putting more information about my country but I am so busy with my life over here.

  9. Müge

    February 10, 2010 at 12:20 am

    Very nice shots! I love the contrast between all those metallic looking high buildings and small wooden boats.

    Have a delightful day, ciao!

  10. Tink *~*~*

    February 10, 2010 at 1:57 am

    A city tour – what a great idea! I love that bridge.

    Tink *~*~*

  11. luna miranda

    February 10, 2010 at 2:41 am

    Been to a few Asian cities but I haven’t been to Singapore–i had plans of going but changed my mind. I have invitations from friends living there…i hope one of these days, I’ll be able to explore this city.

  12. quiltworks

    February 10, 2010 at 3:07 am

    The boat trip sounds great!! I love looking at the cities from the rivers that run through them

    …moments before sunset

  13. carolynUSA

    February 10, 2010 at 5:26 am

    How great is that! Something to do rather than being stuck in the airport for hours on end! And, what a beautiful city it must be…I love the boats on the river and those “very” tall buildings nearby. Gorgeous photos!

  14. Carletta

    February 10, 2010 at 8:15 am

    Terrific shots!
    So, you had a 12 hour delay, a free tour of the city and ended up staying three days – hmmm…their tourism board had the right idea it seems. 🙂

    A appreciate your comment on my ice photos.

  15. Spiderdama

    February 10, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    This looks like a really nice place! Great shots:-)

  16. arabesque

    February 10, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    no wonder this looks like deja vu! ^0^
    always in awe of singapore, esp. its culture and the food!
    looking at this view again, reminded me of my very recent trip, yea, now i kinda miss it and wish i could go back again…soon!.^0^

  17. Martha

    February 10, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    A great marketing idea for the city and more fun for the traveler than being suck in the airport.

  18. Mona Sweden

    February 10, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    That’s quite a contrast between the river with the old wooden boats and those spotless shining skyscrapers.

  19. EG Wow

    February 11, 2010 at 1:06 am

    What a great way to spend the time!

  20. Lew

    February 11, 2010 at 5:17 am

    What a great way to spend a long wait for the next flight! Beautiful shot of the bridge.

  21. Louise

    February 13, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    How cool is that! Maybe they’re hoping that free tour will make you stay for 3 days! Looks worth it tome!


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