I arrived in Singapore at about 7:30am local time after a 12 hour flight from Milan, Italy. I slept for only 20 minutes during the flight as I really wanted to stay awake as 7:30am in Singapore was about 1:30am in Milan and then I could get some rest in the Singapore Transit Hotel which I booked about 4 months ago.
I found the transit hotel and got my room by 8am and then forced myself to sleep at about 8:45am – I woke a couple of times and finally woke up and stayed awake at 1pm. So I got a few good hours lying down.
I was planning on going into town to check out a mall but decided against it. I ended up doing a Free Singapore City Tour which was 2 hours long – 3 hours if you could the time it takes to get onto the bus and move from one terminal to another.
The tour was really good and well worth it if you have at least 5 hours in Singapore.
I learned a lot about Singapore during the tour.
You still go through immigration and customs and then onto the bus with other like minded people. I ended up talking to an Australian guy who was on his way to London.
When I got back to the airport you go through immigration again and then back into the terminal where I looked around for some Single Malt Whisky. The two I liked were not in stock so I do not know why they let you taste them.
I bough a carton of cigarettes for Chai, $18.90 Singapore Dollars – far better than the $40+ at NZ Duty free.
My flight leaves about 1 hour and 20 minutes so I am not looking forward to the last leg of the journey (10 hours flying) but then once I get home I can pick up Otto & Ruby, Toot & Kahman.
I am planning on downing some sleeping pills on this flight because I have to be at work the following day.