Yet again the flight from Saigon to Singapore was delayed; about two hours. Arriving in modern, orderly, efficient, clean Singapore was a welcome relief. But that all comes at a price - hotels, taxis, and meals are 2x-4x the prices we have gotten used to over the past two months. The hotel had an interesting arrangement whereby there was a bathing tub in the bedroom - just sitting in the open, 8 feet from the bed ! Pretty sure that is a first for me to see. We are staying in the Katong/Marine Parade District(s). Katong used to be waterfront property, but due to land creation/reclamation starting in the later 20th century, it is now inland, and Marine Parade occupies the waterfront position. The architectural contrasts in Katong are interesting, and are a reminder that the area used to be a fishing village with small shops, and has now become home to modern hi-rise offices and residential towers.
Tomorrow is the day long journey back to Texas.
Ciao for now