Day Begins on the Other Side of the World

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Singapore, with the Downtown Core in the background and Marina Square Mall on the right.

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Singapore (center), The Keyaki Japanese Restaurant at the Pan Pacific Hotel (foreground), the Marina Bay Sands Hotel left rear with the ArtScience Museum and Marina Bay between them, and the Downtown Core (right rear).

From left to right, the Singapore Flyer Observation Wheel sits next to Marina Bay, the Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore (left foreground), The Marina Bay Sands Hotel sits in the background, the ArtScience Museum and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel (right foreground).

The Marina Bay Sands Hotel sits on the other side of Marina Bay from the ArtScience Museum.

View past the Mandarin Oriental Hotel across Marina Bay to the Downtown Core. The roofs of the Esplanade Buildings are seen in the right foreground.

The OUE Tower at the north edge of Singapore’s Downtown Core.

As the morning sun rises it begins to illuminate the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore.

Looking down from the balcony of our room on the 21st floor of the Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore, the ponds around Marina Square Mall and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel are teeming with hundreds of Koi.

Koi pond closeup.

Pan Pacific Hotel Singapore (center foreground) with the Suntec City Mall and Convention Center (left center foreground).
The five towers of Suntec City are like fingers of a hand. The palm of the hand is the fountain of wealth. Google Maps.

The Fountain of Wealth at Suntec City, Singapore, is likened to the palm of a hand. The surrounding towers are named ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR and FIVE. They are like the five fingers of a hand.

The Day Ahead

After a room service breakfast, we began the day by venturing past the hotel pool, across the sky bridge to the Suntec City Mall. It is a huge, multi-level shopper’s paradise, featuring a wide spectrum of international brand name retailers. We finally found the side exit which took us outside to the staging area for the City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus. Our next posts will document our tours around Singapore.

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