We had a half a day stop over at Singapore, Changi airport. At first our idea was to stay at transit hotel in the airport. We reached Singapore at midnight, the transit hotels were full. The airport has luxurious sleeping lounges, massaging chairs and comfortable seats to rest, We decided to sleep at the airport, with so much facilities we were able to get a good sleep. In the morning we had breakfast at an Indian vegetarian restaurant – Kaveri – which has amazing South Indian food.
There’s a free city tour from airport, starting at 9 in the morning. We took the first slot from 9 – 11 a.m. We realized how humid the city is soon after we were out of the airport. It’s pretty much like Chennai. The city tour bus, took us over the downtown Singapore, a 15 minute stop at Marina Bay from where we could see Sentosa island. The guide in the bus explained the history of Singapore, about the housing provided by government, the city during the world war II and more.
The tour ended in an hour or so, since some of the roads were closed due to Formula race. Continuous sweating due to humidity causes dehydration and feels tiresome very soon. After the tour, we took Singapore Subway to Little India. I was amazed to see the mini-Indian bazaar,fresh flowers, vegetables, camphor, beetle leaves, dresses, jewelry and even a Hindu temple. For a minute I thought I was already in India!
Some photos taken from the moving bus. The photos are taken from my mobile, didn’t carry a camera while travelling. We wished we could take another tour in the evening, to see the city lights, but had a flight to catch. Awesome city Singapore:
Garden at Changi air port.
The old-style departure board at Changi airport.