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Singapore - Thursday, 20 February 2014

overcast 30 °C

Had a very sleepless night. Phil snored ALL night and for the last couple of days, my piraformus muscle has been niggling and last night it was really sore. Had to get up in the middle of the night and take a pain killer. It is a little bit better today, but I can't walk as fast as I usually do.

We went to the computer shopping centre after breakfast and called in on George. He told us that he and his wife and son are coming to Australia in March for a week and we tried to encourage them to come to Canberra. At another shop I bought a new cover for my tablet. It is dark navy and fits the tablet a lot better than the old one. Came across this chap in the computer shopping centre.

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Phil bought two pairs of nice shoes.

We then wandered over to St Andrew's Cathedral and took a few photos. It is a lovely looking church and we overlook it from our room. This church was consecrated in 1862 and the spot for its location was chosen by Raffles himself. It is made of chunam which is a paste of shell lime, egg whites, and coarse sugar mixed with boiled coconut husks. The recipe was imported from British India and applied by Indian convict labour.

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Came back to our room and had a rest then at 3.00pm we caught a taxi over to China town to pick up my repaired ring. Yesterday I left them all there for a clean and polish as well as the sapphire and diamond one to be repaired. The jeweller seems to have done a good job and they all look so shiny and new. Time will tell re the workmanship but at this stage it looks pretty good. Phil bought a new watch band but it is not a Citizen and is a bit tight. We were then given the address of the Citizen Repair Centre which was not very far away so we caught a taxi over there, but they couldn't help either of us either. Back to our hotel and just inside the shopping centre, I was able to find a suitable watch band, plus got to keep my Citizen buckle.

We went up to the Sky Lounge on the 22nd floor to check out the menu for dinner and take a few shots.

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Now in our room, having a G&T and will have a meal in the hotel's restaurant later on.

Had a nice meal in the hotel's dining room of fish and chips and Norwegian salmon and toasted ourselves and our trip with a couple of glasses of white wine. Now finalising packing for the final leg, Singapore to Sydney tomorrow.

Posted by gaddingabout 05:37 Archived in Singapore

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