We flew out of Heathrow on the morning of 6 July. After a 12 hour, 10 minute flight, we arrived in Singapore. After a three hour sleep in our hotel, we ventured out into the humid, steamy Asian city and explored. We found our way to Raffles and each enjoyed a Singapore Sling, that iconic drink developed in 1915 to allow ladies to drink alcohol because it resembled a fruit juice, and ladies were not supposed to drink alcohol.
After Raffles, we avoided the heat by taxiing to the Marina Bay Sands Shopping Centre, which overlooks the Marina Bay Sands, a body of water which is surrounded partially by the central business district, a few sporting and cultural facilities and the iconic Merlion (half lion, half fish). Nearby is the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, on the top of which is the famous Skypark. Skypark is 200 metres high, and boasts stupendous views of Singapore. Jean wanted to go to the casino, while I went to Skypark.
This is a picture of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. The Skypark is the 'ship' on top. Tourists not staying in the hotel may access only the tip at right. The hotel guests can access the entire surface.