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Philipsburg, Saint Martin The highlight of our visit had to be stopping in at the Sunset Bar to watch the low-flying planes land over Maho Beach.  The local Princess Juliana International Airport has a very short runway and it starts just behind the beach.  We checked the arrival schedule earlier in the day since our goal was to see a jumbo jet, generally KLM or Air France, land.  We knew the larger… Read More

Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Hotel We stayed at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel so we could swim in their iconic rooftop pool, located 57 floors high and it was worth the experience. Warning – the water is freezing (at least for this Miami girl), so I didn’t stay in long. The only way to get in this pool is to stay at the hotel, otherwise, visitors can go up to the SkyPark… Read More

We got the day going with a short river cruise on a traditional “bumboat” which used to ferry cargo here.  We cruised around the interior bay for a nice perspective and enjoyable 40-minutes.  Then we trekked over to the iconic Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay, eventually figuring out how to get a ticket for the OCBC Skyway, 66 feet up. Walked over the Dragonfly Bridge to view the dramatic evening… Read More

It’s hard to find anything bad to say about Singapore.  It’s clean and buildings are either new, freshly painted, or painstakingly restored.  Lots of former British Colonial buildings have been repurposed as things like cultural centers and even hotels.  It’s actually reminiscent of EPCOT, except for the lurking presence of a Universal Studios on one of the adjacent islands. The only downside is the heat and humidity, but then that’s just like… Read More

I finally got to go to a Cat Cafe! I knew they were popular in parts of Asia and was thrilled to find out there were several in Singapore. There were 15 cats – all rescues.  Very cute with their individual collars, bows and scarves. The $15 (Singapore dollars) fee goes to their support and maintenance. Visitors leave their shoes at the door and Purell their hands before entering this kitty-haven. You… Read More

     

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