Sunday, 26 August 2007

An Age of Elegance

The week in Singapore has flashed past, and I can hardly believe that it is over and that we are heading home. I have relaxed by the pool at the hotel, been to lunch and then to dine at Boat Quay, shopped at some more lovely shopping malls, visited Raffles Hotel and been to the Night Safari, which was fantastic.

Singapore is just a really nice place and I have had a lovely relaxing holiday. The top photo is of the entrance to Raffles Hotel, which is a lovely old building with a great atmosphere.

Here's me in front of the hotel:

This is Mr Knitbert at Raffles, looking elegant on the staircase up to the shops:

We had lunch in the courtyard, which was very pleasant,

and I saw this (I think) mynah bird playing in the fountain.

After lunch we went to the Raffles museum, which is fascinating and full of memorabilia and photos of people who have stayed at Raffles over the years.

Here's the pool at our hotel:

and here I am relaxing beside it with my crochet (which has made good progress, I have finished one skein of Tao now):

The Night Safari is out of the town centre and was just fabulous. It starts after dark, and is basically like a huge zoo or wildlife park full of nocturnal animals from Singapore, India, Africa and Malaysia. It is very dimly lit, so I have not had much luck with photos, but there are a couple I will show you. It is just very atmospheric and really interesting to see the animals at night. I recommend it to anyone. The park also includes the last remaining rainforest in Singapore.

Anyway, here is a photo Mr Knitbert took, of a lake which was lovely and peaceful and you can see the water is still and there are reflections of the trees in the water.

and here is Mr Knitbert at the entrance to the park:

I asked Mr Knitbert what he had in his pocketses and he said if he told me he'd have to shoot me. And Jacquie's really scary story about hair had me worried! But I'm safely home as I finish this post and so far it seems to be OK....

Before I conclude, I'd like to thank the lovely Maid of Flitwick for nominating me for a Rockin' Girl Blogger award. I'm thinking about who to nominate in my turn.


Jacquie said...

I didn't mean to scare you - conditioner was not around in those days - and it did take two years of humidity there to cause the problem effect!

I would really love to go back there one day. A favourite place to visit was the Tiger Balm Gardens - did you go there? I think it's more of a theme park with rides now than it was back in the 60's.

Glad you had a wonderful time!

Christina said...

I've nominated you for a different blogging award - see my blog for details when you get back!!

Lovely photos, I'm very envious. You look like you're having a great time - nice to see the crochet out in public ;)

LadybirdLinz (:i:) said...

wow..those photos are fab! I love reading your blog it's great.

Yay for a bit of outdoor Crochet too!!!!!

Janice said...

Would love to go back to Singapore for a visit, was there till 1970 (I think) well I was a wee girl. Sounds like you had a great time, lovely photos.

Fiona said...

Wow! You look like you're having a wonderful time.

jklwat said...

Very interested to hear of your exploits in Singapore. One has already been there of course! Two weeks actually!

Seahorse said...

What a fabbo trip! I'm certain it's most un-PC (and rightly so!) but I have a strange fascination for the old 'Empire'.

Mr Knitbert and his pockets?!? The mind boggles!

Aknita said...

Singapore looks fabulous. I've added it to our "must visit" list.

blog-blethers said...

What fantastic pictures and such an elegant background!

You've bitten me with the travel bug!

Anni said...

Wow, you have some fantastic holidays.

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