We woke this morning at 6.30, to the sound of torrential rain. I got up to have a look - and promptly reached for the camera! The rain looks like lines down the photo
However, by the time we headed out at 10am, you would never know that there had been so much rain! The last time we were here, three years ago, there was a great deal of demolition and reconstruction, so we had hoped that all the work would be finished. Oh no, even more of our old haunts have been demolished, and bigger, but not necessarily better, buildings are going up in their place. Whne we lived in Indonesia, I twice had lenghty stays in Singapore when there was political unrest/trouble in Indonesia. The last time we were here, the apartment block that I stayed in on both occasions had been demolished, and there was just a big hole in the ground. Now there is a shiny new mall ...... this is looking down into not one, but two basement levels
you know that this is a very posh shop, when this is all there is in the window!
one of the older malls which has survived is Wheelock Place - although it has had a major revamp, with M&S taking over the huge space which had been occupied by Borders (I bought a lot of books and magazines in Borders when I stayed here!) Whenever we are in this mall, I am fascinated by the curved escalators
we decided to have lunch in this newly opened restaurant
the food was delicious and very reasonably priced. Malcolm had noodles with prawns
and I had steamed chicken with chillies and lime
it was the F1 Grand Prix here last Sunday, andd there are still several displays/shops with all sorts of racing related stuff. The young man in the red t-shirt was polishing the tyres!!
we got back to the apartment mid-afternoon, and headed up to the rooftop pool for a leisurely swim - bliss!