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Traveling out via Singapore

sunny 33 °C


So, after 42hours and three flights via Singapore, customs in Melbourne we finally arrived in Hobart.
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But as they say, the journey is always part of the adventure, and we certainly saw some sights.
After a 12hour flights from Heathrow to Singapore, we had about 12 hours to wait until our next flight. If ever your passing through Singapore airport and have time, be sure to find the free tour that leave from Terminal 3. It is a 1.5hr bus tour through the city and you book on to an allocated time slot, pass through customs and get to see the sights.
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Marina Bay Sands is the large hotel with the boat on top! Developed by Las Vegas Sands (LVS), it is the world's most expensive building, at US$ 4.7billion, including the cost of the prime land.
The iconic design has transformed Singapore's skyline and tourism landscape since it opened on 27 April 2010.
The Marina Bay Sands hotel has three 55-story towers with 2,561 luxury rooms and suites, and is capped by the Sands SkyPark, which offers 360-degree views of Singapore's skyline. The SkyPark is home to restaurants, gardens, a 150-metre vanishing edge pool, manufactured by Natare Corporation in Indianapolis, Indiana, and the world's largest public cantilever housing an observation deck.

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The Merlion is a traditional creature in western heraldry that depicts a monster with a lion head and a body of a fish. In Singapore, it has become a marketing icon used as a mascot and national personification of Singapore. The merlion occurs in a number of different artistic traditions. Lions with fishtails can be found on Indian murals at Ajanta and Mathura, and on Etruscan coins of the Hellenistic period. Merlions, or ‘heraldic sea-lions’, are an established element of Western heraldry, and have been used on the coat of arms of the cities of Portsmouth and Great Yarmouth in the United Kingdom; the City of Manila; and the East India Company.
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If you only have a small amount of time in Singapore airport, it is still worth a visit to Terminal 3 for the Koi pond, with fish over 50cm long:
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and the Butterfly Gardens:
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and of course, with any flight, there's always the chance to see a country from a different view point. This was our introduction to Australia....
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Posted by charlystyles 22:31 Archived in Singapore Comments (0)

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