Friday, May 12, 2017

Singapore Detour

Regular readers of my blog will already know this: Emirates and Singapore Airlines are my two favourite airlines for international travel. This time we were on Singapore Airlines which meant transiting through the always-welcoming Changi Airport.  We had a pretty long stop-over here and wanted to make the most of it, so we decided to take advantage of a transit visa to head into the city,  dine at Jumbo Seafood and take a leisurely stroll in the cool breeze on the water’s edge.

While Singapore’s Changi airport continues to add even more attractions and rest areas to ensure its transiting passengers never get bored or tired during long connections, they also make it easy for those who want to pop into the city for a brief tour.  For Indian passport holders travelling to the USA or UK via Singapore on a visa, you can get a transit visa right at the airport.

Jumbo on the East Coast was full when we got there - it was peak dinner time.  However, the hostess was able to get us seated fairly soon.  Without ado, we were gorging on a large Sri Lankan crab make in black pepper sauce, scallops in fried yam covering, and those lovely fried buns to soak up every last drop of the gravy.

By the time we got done, it was pleasant outside with a cool breeze blowing in from the sea as we looked out at the twinkling lights of the many ships anchored off the coast.   Our daughter had caught a cold on the long flight from San Francisco, in all probability from the sharp variation in temperates while in the US. When we reached Singapore, she wan’t very enthusiastic about heading into the city.  However, one look at the delectable plate of crab was enough to restore her spirits and I don’t remembering hearing another complaint after that. So, if you are feeling travel weary or under the weather, remember a trip to Jumbo can quickly cure that!

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