We left the ship around 9am and checked in to the Mandarin Oriental Singapore for three days post cruise. The Mandarin is beautiful, as to be expected. It is supposed to be shaped like a fan and you can kind of see that from the shape of the hallway.
They were decorated for Christmas starting with this beautiful anchor tree underneath a gorgeous endlessly draping chandelier in the elevator lobby.
Even the public bathrooms are filled with orchids and little touches of beauty
Our room wasn’t ready yet so we decided to check out the rooftop pool. There are worse ways to kill time.
This is the kiddie pool area. Pretty darn nice for wee ones
Originally we set up shop in chairs just under an umbrella
But a cabana opened up and I did not pass go nor collect $200 in my mission to get to it. My pale, easily burned Irish skin prefers complete protection from the sun 😜 Not having to reapply sunblock constantly is a total Yahtzee!
The cabana also had a refreshing ceiling fan and a speaker you could connect your iPhone to to play your own music.
The wonderful cabana boy brought us drinks and food. I got the Hibiscus Margarita and Patra got the Mandarin Sling. We then shared a caprese sandwich and truffle fries
I waited my 20 minutes after eating (okay, no I didn’t) loaded up on sunblock and took a dip in the pool. And by dip I mean I was obsessed with just soaking on these leaves. Sooooo relaxing and serene
One last walk around the rooftop pool before heading down as our rooms should be ready. The pool has great views of the Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore Flyer. Turns out our hotel was in a fabulous location. We could walk almost anywhere we wanted to go.
The room was a basic room with two beds and a pretty nice bathroom
It did include these nice local drinks. They both tasted great but I really loved the apple
Turned on the TV and good God, they’re everywhere! Now with mandarin subtitles.