Hi all, just a short post tonight as most of the day was spent in the air (and waiting in departure lounges), and also because we are all absolutely stuffed. The day can be summarised as follows:
After leaving our loved ones we funneled through to our lounge where we began a looooooooong wait for our flight to be called. Upon hearing our rows being summoned we leapt up with furious anticipatory energy and sprinted to our seats, our feet barely touching the ground. Then, breathlessly, we sat.
Then we arrived! We were met by our wonderful guides who arranged some eats for us, even though we were extremely well fed on the plane. We left the air-conditioned comfort of Changi Airport and were instantly punched in the face by the humidity. One of the highlights of the day was the bus trip from the airport to the YMCA in our tricked-out double-decker bus (complete with sub-woofer!). On this trip, at the exact instant that we crested a rise and were blessed with the full Singapore city skyline, two military fighter jets and a massive military jumbo jet flew in formation across the panorama. Was an incredible moment and it felt like it was scripted just for us.
Anyway, all you need to know is that everyone is now safely tucked up in bed for some well deserved sleep. By the time you read this, I’m sure we’ll be preparing for our first venture into the city.
Oh, and we ate icy poles on the plane that stuck to our lips (see photo).