Last day/Going back home
Changi Travel Blog› entry 13 of 14 › view all entries
Today was my last day in Singapore. :( My flight wasn't until 12:30 but I set the alarm for a 6AM wake-up, in part because I hoped to get a last look at the city before departing. After showering, dressing & checking out of the hotel, I shouldered my rucksack and began walking along the Singapore River, through the quays. I still feel somewhat melancholy about it. I realy didn't want to leave & I plan on returning. Before I knew it, I had walked to St. Andrews Cathedral & the City Hall MRT station. I quietly said my goodbyes to the city and descended the escalator to the train.
The trip to Shangi Airport was uneventful but, not wanting to miss out, I decided to go to a different terminal, Terminal 3, I think. I briefly explored this part of the airport before boarding the inter-terminal link to Terminal 2. There I cleared customs; I managed to lose the small paper they gave me upon arrival & had to fill out a new departure card. Breakfast of a cup of coffee and yet another croissant then I explored this terminal a bit. There is a small orchid garden, which is really rather pleasant and relaxing. After a few minutes with the flowers & fish, I was off to have a beer. Finally, the time had come & I had to find my gate. Through the security checkpoint, where I encountered the only aggravation on this trip- they make you remove your laptop from your carry-on luggage. This is only a problem if it's tucked away securly at the bottom (or in its protective pouch). Through the scanner we all went & I repacked my laptop. We boarded our flight back to Manila and off we went.