Singapore, Saturday May 30th 2015
Posted by Lisa Hill on May 30, 2015
We are staying at the Fullerton Hotel, which is very grand. There were two Rolls Royces parked outside when we arrived (in a Toyota Camry taxi). This is the last of the grand hotels that we’ll be enjoying in Singapore: now that we’ve had a night at Raffles (which was lovely) and another at the Marina Bay Sands (too crowded, too noisy) we shall in future be staying in less expensive places. But it is a lovely way to start a holiday, especially when there is a 14-hour long haul next, to London.
We have a courtyard room, which is spacious and comfortable and deliciously cool. Through the window we can look down to the courtyard which is where we had afternoon tea last time we were here in Singapore. We went there again tonight for some splendid patisserie after we’d had a rather ordinary Chinese meal along the river. I couldn’t help thinking of Masterchef as I tucked into a scrumptious chocolate bombe, washed down with a nice glass of Baileys…
It’s only nine o’clock here but it’s after eleven Melbourne time, so it’s time to curl up with a book in bed.