Another day riding the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus took us to the Singapore Flyer Ferris Wheel. The ride takes you on a thirty-minute ride rotating just once around the wheel. From the glass enclosed, air-conditioned capsule that we shared with just five other guests; we saw the panoramic sights of the city. The city is extremely modern, very clean and includes some beautiful architecture. They have maintained many of the small historic buildings around town but continue to reclaim land along the shore, increasing the land mass significantly. Construction sites are seen all over the city where they are improving public transportation and building new housing and office towers. The prices are incredibly high as well. They say that a lovely new two-bedroom condominium, in a nice neighborhood, may set you about $6,000,000. Many of the locals live in older apartment buildings, built by the government and are allowed to buy the apartments with a 99-year lease for about $250,000.
The afternoon brought us rain shortly after we returned to the ship for a late lunch. We attended the required lifeboat safety drill at 4:15pm before we sailed at 5:00pm.
The evening’s entertainment was a magician by the name of Peter Mehtab. He was very entertaining and his magic was good as well.