Melbourne to Singapore
Friday 25 May was really wet in Melbourne. The prediction was for a month’s rain in a day. We certainly seemed on track for it when we lifted off at around 4.10 pm, some 40 minutes late. The late departure was due to the inclement weather requiring all aircraft to use the one runway taking off to the west. We arrived in Singapore on time at 9.30 pm. It’s marvellous how these pilots manage to find shortcuts to make up lost time. The flight was uneventful. We watched a few movies and passed the time pleasantly enough.
Singapore was warm and humid, around 27 degrees upon arrival. The airport processing was as efficient as always and we were quickly through and in a short line to get a taxi. Our taxi was old but delivered us safely to our hotel at a reasonable cost of S$23. We were initially taken to the wrong room type but this was sorted out quickly. The hotel was rated 4 star but it would only get a 3 at best from us. The bed was the hardest we had ever encountered. Facilities were spartan. We had to ask for a kettle and tea making facilities to be delivred to the room. We were a little hungry after the trip but room service closed before we arrived. So I went for a walk and found a 7 11 that was open and bought some chips, nuts and water. Problem solved.