Ok, so there was the heat. We didn’t start off melted into two little puddles, but as soon as the sun came out it was game over. It happened in the orchid garden, which is unfortunate because this was probably the most spectacular part of any botanical garden I’ve ever seen. It was strange though, because while other people were hot, we were the only ones FREAKING OUT and literally melting to the point where I actually couldn’t deal. We got it together though, with lots of little breaks into random (air conditioned) gift shops that were luckily scattered all around. I even got a fan and actually used it, which was kind of lovely and I highly recommend.
Later that afternoon, we had a reservation for high tea at the Raffles Hotel, one of the most famous spots in Singapore and where the Singapore Sling was invented. I always love me some high tea, but this one stood out because of the cultural twist on the traditional tea time. Sure, you’ve got your tea sandwiches, scones and jams, but you’ve also got chopsticks and dim sum. The hotel itself is also beautiful and full of tradition with the harp player adding to the lovely colonial atmosphere.
Even though it was hot as hell, everyone in Singapore still looked nice and pretty dressed up – here are some things I’m glad I had in my suitcase for exploring (click the links below to shop).