2019 Aug/Sept. South Africa, Scotland, Switzerland, Singapore travel blog

A different view of Marina Sands

Entry to Jewel

Central waterfall

Glass sky walk

Net sky walk

Train going through Jewel

Lovely green space

Shake Shack

Day 39. Saturday. 21/9/2019. Singapore to Brisbane

We left the hotel at 11.30am and came to the airport by ‘Grab’, the local version of Uber. It’s cheaper than a shuttle bus shared with possibly 30 other people plus luggage, and we’d recommend it to anyone coming to Singapore. Our hotel organised it. Fortunately Qantas have an Early Check-in, so we were able to check in and leave our ports at just after noon, which then left us free to wander Jewel, the new addition to Singapore airport. It’s not a terminal, just a huge, amazing building with central waterfall, side waterfalls, glass bottomed sky walk, net walkway, mazes, forest areas, room to sit and enjoy the greenery, train running across, about 7 levels, shops, theatre, eateries and much more.  There is an admission price to some of these. A good way to fill in a couple of hours, and right opposite Terminal 1, from which we leave. There was an eatery called Shake Shack with a snake queue of mostly young people each time we walked past - didn’t look anything special to us, but must be good. Maybe someone can enlighten us........I enlightened me, and now you if you’re interested.

From Mr. Google................................

Shake Shack finally makes its Singapore – and Southeast Asia – debut at Jewel Changi Airport on April 17. Find out why this New York-born burger brand has grown to cult status despite its humble origins as a hot dog cart by tasting the difference. It uses 100 percent all-natural Angus beef to make the ShackBurger ($9.20/$12.70), its signature cheeseburger crafted to perfection with soft potato buns, lettuce, tomatoes and its secret ShakeSauce. For those of you who like things over the top – we know we do – get the Shack Stack ($14.30), which comes with an additional Shroom Burger layer of deep-fried crusted portobello mushroom stuffed with colby cheese, monterey jack and tilsite cheese.

That’s it folks - another McDonalds.......................

We’re now watching the F1 practice on TV which is keeping Ian happy - next best thing to actually being there!

Next post will be to say Good Morning from Aus xx

Thanks for reading and following our journey.

Some of the things we noticed in Singapore:


Electric scooter and bike riders dangerous!

No eye contact.

Mobile phone walkers

Cars considerate and allow others to merge.

Grab is their equivalent to Uber.

Alcohol is very expensive

Runners - all the tunnels, everywhere there’s a bit of space


Photo posers take 10+ of same photo!

Respect from the young on public transport - stand up for their elders

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