Monday, June 1, 2009

20 Hour layover- Singapore

All of our flights went so well! We were very blessed to not have any problems making any of the 4 flights that we had to, to get all the way here to India. We flew to LA where we met the rest of the volunteers, then we had an 11 hour layover to Tokyo, we had an hour and half layover in Tokyo, which was pretty cool. Then we had a 6-hour flight to Singapore. We got there around 11:30 PM on Saturday night and our flight to Chennai was not until 8:30 PM on Sunday. We took a bus to a hotel where we rested a bit and then spent all morning and afternoon in Singapore. Singapore was great!! First the airport there has been said to be the best airport in the world… and I would totally agree! I didn’t really take any pictures in there, but it was amazing. Oh and it didn’t stop there. The city is really incredible. The first language in Singapore is English, then Chinese, and then Mandarin. It is really clean and beautiful. I have been to Hong Kong a few times and the city really reminded me of the atmosphere in Hong Kong. We hired a little van to take us on a tour around the city. We spend some time in China town, little India, took a boat tour, and went to some cool Muslim temples. It was a perfect 20-hour layover! It is a very cultural city and is supposed to be extremely expensive to live there. Around 70 percent of the population there is in government housing. I would love to spend some more time there!

So we went back to the Airport and had about a 4 hours flight to Chennai India. There is a 2 ½ hour time different between Singapore and Chennai so it was throwing us off. But all is well now!

These pictures are all from the day that we spent in Singapore. The last picture was taken in the Tokyo airport. Catie had her first experience here with the squatter toilets, she was pretty excited about that!

1 comment:

tysen schlink said...

Shout out to the Porter girlz! Woot! You guys look great and the blog is spectacular. PS: Carly, you're wearing Tivas? Fashion is out the window when traveling abroad. I'm only kidding. Sort of.