After spending two nights in Malaysia, I went to Singapore and spent four nights there including the weekend (from June 24th to 28th). It was great to be able to spend some time there on my own. I stayed at a brand new hotel, Mercure Bogis. It just opened a few weeks ago. So far, they have only opened a few floors. The pool and the rooftop were not ready yet. The location was good.
It was pretty hot and humid as expected. On Saturday, I went to the Sands Hotel and Casino. There was a big mall there and I had lunch at the food court. Then, I walked over the bridge to the Marina City Park and went to Orchard Road to walk around. I couldn’t believe how many shopping malls and food courts they have in Singapore. It seems they are everywhere.
At night, I had food on the street in the Bogis area. It was pretty cool.
On Sunday, I had lunch with a friend I worked with in San Diego. She is living in Singapore now with her family. It was great seeing her. Then, I went to the National Museum. It was a nice museum to learn about the history of Singapore. After that, I went to China Town to visit the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple there. It was very nice.