(This is part of a trip report to the South Pacific, flying Singapore Airlines and Etihad first class and Lufthansa business class home)!
You can’t talk about Singapore without mentioning the airport! Changi Airport in Singapore is unbelievable – here are just a few of the amenities you can find: free rest areas with beds, free tours to Singapore, butterfly garden, cactus garden, enchanted garden, children’s playground, multimedia entertainment, internet stations, and a clinic if you are not feeling well! Here are some pictures to show it off.
We stayed at the Intercontinental using points and were able to get early check-in. We did upgrade for a small fee, so we could use the lounge club for afternoon tea, snacks, and breakfast. And the next day we had late check out, which was perfect for flying out in the evening.
What can I say about Singapore? Singapore, the “Lion City,” is the world’s only island city-state. It’s very progressive, modern, and a financial and transportation hub. And it’s against the law to chew gum, which is strictly enforced! It’s a tiny country, but also very tidy, with most people speaking English.
We went to the Ritz to see the art work, specifically work by Chihuly!
Chinatown in Singapore…
Raffles Hotel is a very famous landmark and represents colonial style luxury!
We didn’t go on the Singapore Flyer, the world’s tallest ferris wheel! And the Marina Bay Sands is three towers, with what looks like a cruise ship on top, which is the Skywalk, which we just saw from afar.
Gardens by the Bay was my favorite…we stayed until the Supertree Grove lit up and did the Skywalk among the trees!
The next day we started our long journey to the South Pacific. We flew via Singapore Airlines business class to Auckland, then on to Rarotonga, and at last Aitutaki ~ the most beautiful island destination I’ve ever seen! And it’s next…