Friday, July 26, 2013
Day 12 Singapore Part 1 Gardens by the Bay
With the memories still fresh in our minds of the never ending torrential rain in our last visit to Singapore we ventured up on deck to watch our sail in only to be greeted with those familiar grey heavy clouds. But low and behold after a short light shower, although the threat remained, there was no rain for the rest of the day..
We sailed into the new Marina Bay Cruise Terminal, which looks very nice but missing all the infrastructure and facilities of the Harbour town Terminal. Though it looks like they are working on it.
Disembarking was seamless and princess had arranged for Shuttles to transfer passengers to an area in town near the Suntec Mall and the Promenade MRT station. We wanted to start our adventure a little closer to home so the four of us jumped into a taxi and raced over to the new Gardens by the Bay. The Gardens are large with different themed areas We made a bee line for the Supertree Grove. I will let the pictures tell the story as they hard to describe, but they are such a dramatic feature to the landscape. You can pay $5 and walk along a skywalk that is suspended around the trees which gives you a great aerial view of the Gardens as well as the amazing Marina Sands Hotel.
From here we walked over and through the Hotel to the Marina Bay Shoppes, a shopping centre as fancy as they way they spell it .. Here we stopped for a coffee, pulled out our maps and planned the rest of our day.