2010-06-25 -- Singapore

We awoke to a massive downpour with thunder -- not a massive thunderstorm, just lots and lots of rain with a bit of thunder. This was essentially a free day, with a suggestion to tour the Singapore Botanic Gardens (wikipedia).

Jeffrey's friend Fred joined us this morning. He'll be travelling with us for a few days, through to Bali, maybe Australia. Oh yeah, we're thinking of going to Australia after the next (or next next) leg. Anyway, Fred arranged lunch for us treated us to lunch at the China Club of Singapore.

After lunch, Dad and I caught a cab over to the Singapore Botanic Gardens. We wandered around in the National Orchid Garden (lovely), tried the ginger gardens (too early in the season, too late in the day) but then had to high-tail it back to the hotel for the pilots meeting. So, really, just orchids.

At the National Orchid Garden, we also walked through the Mist House, which claims "Rare orchid cultivars from the Gardens' extensive collection are displayed in the mist house. These award-winning specimens are set amidst a lush setting of tropical foliage and cultural artifacts from centres of orchid distribution around the world." The Cool House claimed to have carnivorous plants, but we never actually saw them, so not actually very cool, just moist and cold.


Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 82.0 mm; 1/200 sec, f/4.0, ISO 200



Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 93.0 mm; 1/200 sec, f/4.0, ISO 200



Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 50.0 mm; 1/200 sec, f/4.0, ISO 200



Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 105.0 mm; 1/320 sec, f/4.0, ISO 200



Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 96.0 mm; 1/200 sec, f/4.0, ISO 200



Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 105.0 mm; 1/200 sec, f/4.0, ISO 200



Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 92.0 mm; 1/25 sec, f/8.0, ISO 200
These are in the Mist House.



Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 92.0 mm; 1/25 sec, f/8.0, ISO 200



Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 85.0 mm; 1/25 sec, f/8.0, ISO 200



Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 32.0 mm; 1/13 sec, f/8.0, ISO 200
Dad in the Mist House.



Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 47.0 mm; 1/13 sec, f/8.0, ISO 200



Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 67.0 mm; 1/50 sec, f/5.7, ISO 400



Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 50.0 mm; 1/50 sec, f/5.7, ISO 400
The Mist House at the National Orchid Garden in Singapore.



Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 32.0 mm; 1/10 sec, f/5.0, ISO 200
Self portrait.



Canon PowerShot A3100 IS at 6.2 mm; 1/20 sec, f/2.7, ISO 640
After dinner (at a buffet at Raffles), we stopped for a game of pool....on a snooker table. The game took forever. Jeff and Fred possibly played snooker, they also left before we did. Maybe they're better, maybe snooker is quicker, maybe they just got tired. Maybe we should have quit.



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