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No Singapore cash, No Wi-Fi and it was getting late

Day 13 Delhi > Singapore

Three of us were flying out this morning / lunch time and Sally had organised an Uber ride. Ngaire and I joined her at 8am / 08:00 for the short and quick 30 minute trip to the airport. So how much did I see of Delhi? Nothing so that means I need to return!

We each had to check in at our respective airline counters and then after security met up inside for an airport breakfast 342 rupee / NZ$7.30 / US$5.30 and our farewells, Ngaire to London and Sally back to New Zealand via a stop over in Guangzhou, China.

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Ngaire, Sally

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Saw some New Zealand wines in the duty free shop.

Villa Maria Marlborough Cellar Selection 2016 Sauvignon Blanc 3,560 rupee / NZ$75.70 / US$54.70 (gold).
New Zealand supermarket costs 780 rupee / NZ$16.50 / US$12.00.

Villa Maria Marlborough Private Bin 2016 Sauvignon Blanc 2,980 rupee / NZ$63.30 / US$45.80 (white).
New Zealand supermarket costs 690 rupee / NZ$14.60 / US$10.60.

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Opposite the departure gate was Starbucks so Brenda will get an India cup to add to her collection.

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The plane was a bit late leaving than its scheduled 12:10 / 12:10 departure time.

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Taking off from Delhi

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Seared Fish Fillet in Herb Veloute

Seared Fish Fillet in Herb Veloute

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Sunset as we headed east

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Touch down at Singapore after the 5 hour 40 minute flight. After getting another password for the airport Wi-Fi made initial contact with Crosby via WhatsApp to let him know that I had arrived.

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The plan was for me to meet him at the Bugis MRT station. With 30 people in front of me in each of the immigration queues, I wondered how long it will take to clear this. So my message to Crosby that I sent to him while waiting in the immigration queue was that I will let him know when I have the MRT ticket in my hot little hands ….

I knew that the airport MRT station had ticket machines which took credit card but would it accept mine? NO! The usually manned ticket counter was closed being so late. Having no Singapore cash on me, what do I do? Go back upstairs to change some money? Thankfully some kind person at the ticket machine brought my SGD$1.65 ticket! I gave her some US$$$$.

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But down in the bowels of the airport MTR station it wasn’t connected with the airport Wi-Fi so it was back upstairs to let Crosby know what was happening but more importantly when to expect me at Bugis station.

Thankfully he had already sent me instructions of how to get to my hotel as when I got to Bugis station there was no sign of him.

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With Maps.Me on my phone in one hand and asking exactly which way I had to go after surfacing out of Exit C made it to G Hotel with no problems.

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Then after connected with their Wi-Fi, messaged Crosby. It was an hour since my last message as to me the MRT seem to take forever to get to Bugis Station even at this late hour of the night. He wasn’t far away so off we went for a late dinner just one block from the hotel at Aroy-Dee Thai Kitchen along in Middle Rd. After some 20 or more years it was a long overdue catch up! I had some fried glass noodles.

Posted by bruceontour 01:56 Archived in Singapore

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