All photos taken on May 12, 1982.
Our first tour of the day was back down to the waterfront, where we saw dock workers bouncing huge white bales of rubber latex onto the dock. The architecture of the time was striking, but not a patch on what exists today.
We then set off by bus to
Mount Faber, formerly Telok Blangah Hill, is a hill about 94 metres (308 ft) in height, located in the town of Bukit Merah in the Central Region of Singapore. It overlooks the Telok Blangah area, and the western parts of the Central Area. The summit is accessible by Mount Faber Road or Mount Faber Loop via Morse Road, but there are many footpaths or trails leading up the hill.
It is a frequent tourist destination, as it provides a panoramic view of the increasingly dense central business district within the Central Area. Its slope includes a tower that is part of the Singapore cable car system that connects to HarbourFront and Sentosa.
The next stop was at the Singapore Botanical Gardens
The Singapore Botanic Gardens is a 163-year-old tropical garden located at the fringe of the Orchard Road shopping district in Singapore. It is one of three gardens, and the only tropical garden, to be honoured as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The noise from the cicadas was deafening and the heat and humidity were oppressive, but it was nice to be in this green oasis.
Amongst the orchids
Our bus dropped us back at our hotel for a bit of free time and Patty and I walked to the Singapore Handicraft Centre to sample some of the many local cuisine choices at the International Food Fair. We had chicken biryani, lamb curry and a whipped fruit drink.
Our meal over, we walked back to our hotel to freshen up with a swim in the hotel pool.
Felling refreshed, we joined Roz for a round of Singapore Slings in the 39th floor Observation Lounge. The views and the company were delightful.
This was to be our last big shindig at a poolside BBQ. We joined Roz and the Hardins for a meal of fish balls on a stick, Beef satay, shish kebab, sweet and sour pork, rice, bean salad, green salad, finished up with pastries and fresh fruit. After the meal, we were entertained with various cultural performances. What a phenomenal way to end our stay.