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The view from our room at 'Raffles The Plazza'
Once again, we booked an early flight to go back to Singapore, in order to get the most out of the day. Our speedboat left Phi Phi at 6.30am. Our flight from Phuket was at 9.50. We arrived in Singapore around 12.30. This time losing an hour because of time zone change. Once again, Changi airport was such a pleasureable experience. For our last night we had booked 'Raffles The Plazza'. Can't find enough superlatives for this place. Just outstanding in every way. We booked a room on the club floor which was perfect. Located in the south tower and on the 22nd floor we had the most amazing views. Overlooking Suntec City, with the harbour over to the right and straight ahead....The Singapore flyer. Once we were able to pull ourselves away from the balcony we we headed out for some exploring on foot.
The Esplanade Theatre.

First port of call The Esplanade Theatres, known locally as The Durian. A very striking modern construction. It looks like...well a couple of Durian fruits!!! The Esplanade features two outdoor performing venues. They are the Waterfront Stage and the Stage@Powerhouse, located along the promenade. These venues stage regular free performances, meant to liven up the arts scene. Other than that, the building also features a large roof terrace with a panoramic view of Marina Bay and the city area. There are also courtyards and open spaces which can be used for various activities.
From here we wandered over the bridge to view that water-spouting, half-fish, half-lion Singapore icon The Merlion. The view is fantastic and no visitor leaves without taking a photo here.
We then wandered along to the Singapore Flyer.
The Merlion.
I had purchased our tickets for this on line several weeks previously worrying that being a new attraction it might be fully booked. Not at all, there was a constant stream of visitors but not too crowded. This was a highlight of our visit to Singapore. A spectacular piece of engineering and views that are amazing. Very much our No1 tip when visiting this city. Do NOT miss the Singapore Flyer.
There is so much to see and do in the vicinity of The Flyer.  Why not try the Kenko Fish Spa. Uncover your legs sit on a bench and dip your legs in to a large fish tank with hundreds of little fishes who will eat all the dead skin off your feet!!!!!

We rounded off the night with a wonderful meal at  La Viva Spanish Bar & Tapas 30 Victoria Street, Fountain Court, CHIJMES.

Oh Yes, we will visit Singapore again.
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The view from our room at Raffles…
The view from our room at 'Raffle…
The Esplanade Theatre.
The Esplanade Theatre.
The Merlion.
The Merlion.