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December 16, 2019 / Jim Fenton

Japan/Singapore Day 11: More Singapore orientation

November 18, 2019

While Jim spent most of the day in meetings, Kenna ventured out again to do some more sightseeing. Since she still had a few more hours left on her 24-hours hop-on/hop-off bus pass, she completed a route she started the previous day and then went on to take one more tour. The narration along the way was interesting, although sometimes repetitive when the routes overlapped. The background music got really old. With the heat and humidity in Singapore, sitting on the shaded upper deck of the bus was a good way to get to around town to preview sights.

She was just finishing the last route when she got a text that the laundry was ready to be picked up. The place was on her way to the hotel, so she picked it up and headed back. She found some lunch at another restaurant in the basement of the shopping mall before finding a place to sit in the conference area to watch people, get caught up on some correspondence, and plan how to spend her time for the next few days. After being on the road and running around for more than ten days, it was nice to slow down for a while. She still has a lot of time yet to see more of Singapore.


When Jim was done with his meetings, we didn’t feel like venturing out too far for dinner. Fortunately, there’s an excellent “dining complex” (better than a food court!), CHIJMES, across the street from the hotel. CHIJMES (an abbreviation for Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus Middle Education School and pronounced “chimes”) is a former convent much of which has been converted into a collection of upscale restaurants. We had tapas at “The Winery” which, along with a great view of the chapel, was just what we needed.

This article is part of a series about our recent travels to Japan and Singapore. To see the introductory article in the series, click here.

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  1. Passport Overused / Dec 17 2019 4:11 am

    Great post 🙂

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