Last Day in Singapore

Singapore Travel Blog

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The Merlion, symbol of Singapore, from near the Concert Hall.
Our flight didn't leave until 9pm tonight, so we spent the morning wandering around the waterfront area and through the Raffles shopping complex.  We'd timed our visit to the Asian Civilisations Museum a bit off, because it doesn't open until 1pm on Mondays, so the shopping complex offered air-conditioned comfort while we filled in time.  To get there, we walked along the harbour and through the ground floor of the concert hall although it was mostly just bars and cafe, none of which were open in the morning.  Had lunch at a food court in the shopping centre - surprisingly cheap and very good, frequented by many local office workers.  Got back to the museum at 1pm and started in the River Gallery, which documents the place of the river in Singapore's every day life.  Then worked our way through the seven galleries which showcase artefacts and information about many of the nearby countries, although seemed to have the bulk of their stuff from Thailand and Indonesia.  Very interesting anyway, and the entrance fee had been reduced to S$5 from the S$8 advertised (not sure why, but we weren't complaining).
Then home for a shower and final pack of the bags before heading off to the airport.  As we had plenty of credit left on our Ezylink cards, we took the train, which was pretty easy.  Enjoyed a few drinks and snacks in the Qantas Club (one of our best investments for all this travel) before flying back home to Melbourne via Brisbane (only routing the frequent flyer points would allow, even though we booked the tickets ages ago).  Luckily, we had no trouble at customs with our wood items, so pretty uneventful arrival back in Melbourne.
Very busy month ahead of us now, moving into our new home which settled while we were away, getting annual medical checks, vaccinations for next year and going up to Canberra for our niece's birthday and our new godson's christening, before heading off to the UK for November and December.  Busy life, but we're loving it!
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The Merlion, symbol of Singapore, …
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