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2016/04/20 Singapore, Day 01: Singapore Flyer, Singapore Flight Experience, Garden by the Bay, Google Visit and Dinner with Googlers
π 2016-04-20 00:00 in Singapore2016, Trips

As soon as we arrived at the airport (a bit early even), we went to drop our luggage at the airport (the room wasn't ready since it was only noon), and we went to the Singapore Flyer, one of the tallest ferris wheels in the world. A full rotation takes about 30mn. We got there just in time before the rain made the view bad and lightening shut down the ride.




the Marina Mandarin Hotel Lobby was super nice
the Marina Mandarin Hotel Lobby was super nice



view taken later (from garden by the bay)
view taken later (from garden by the bay)


not crowded on a wednesday early afternoon, nice
not crowded on a wednesday early afternoon, nice




gardens by the bay, where we'd be going next
gardens by the bay, where we'd be going next


By then, we went to Flight Experience Singapore where I got to fly a B737 simulator again (did the same thing in Auckland and Perth). This time I just took a 60mn flight and focussed on doing landings, including 2 at Hong Kong's Kai Tak airport, one of the most difficult in the world (not replaced with an new airport, the one we happened to have stopped at on our flight in a few hours earlier.
I didn't do great, but I did ok enough considering that I had just come out of an 18H flight myself :) By the end I was a bit better than when I started, so that's good :)


Jennifer waited for me there, she was happy to enjoy the AC and rest a bit (we walked 15mn to that location and realized how stupid and foolish that was in Singaporian weather, where you lose half your weight in sweat every half hour, or something :) Right after the flight experience, we went to a foot spa with the little fish that come eat the skin off your foot because it's good for you they say :)




after you get used to the small fish, you graduate to the big ones with bigger teeth :)
after you get used to the small fish, you graduate to the big ones with bigger teeth :)

You can watch the unbiased review from Jennifer:

From there, we got a cab to garden by the bay, not a huge walk, but we cabbed it this time. The garden by the bay were very nice, well worth the visit:

Marina Sands Hotel and banana boat on top thingy :)
Marina Sands Hotel and banana boat on top thingy :)




















hairy balls
hairy balls







By then, we took a cab to go to Google, and snapped a few shots as the sun was going down:





Pictures of Google Singapore Office here

And we got back to our hotel for some well deserved sleep:




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