22.07.2014 31 °C
Another hot day in Singapore. We have spent the day at Universal Studios and have returned to our hotel waiting for a shuttle to take us to the airport. The girls are in the pool, and we are spending our last Singaporean dollars at the bar.
This morning I had to be back to the hospital at 9.00 am to get my elbow dressed. Meanwhile the shuttle to Universal Studios was picking the girls up at 9.00. The plan was to meet them there.
I left the hotel at 8.30 in a taxi, arriving 10 minutes later at the hospital. They took me straightaway, both doctor and nurse, dressed it, and sent me on my way. Quick taxi ride back to the hotel, and arrived at 9.00 am just into time to make the shuttle. A&E health care in Singapore leaves NZ in the dust. Although not sure if A&E in Invercargill has an EFT-POS machine. $75 to get the elbow dressed.
Impressions of Singapore:
Hot & humid
Relatively expensive food & drink.
Fantastic A&E, although would prefer not to know that.
Accommodating people but not overly friendly.
Mix of colonial roots and modern expression of Asian wealth.
Health and safety of employees not a top priority. Welding without a visor and gloves at Zoo and lots of people going to work sitting on the back of flat deck trucks travelling on the motorways.
Photo below is the girls lounging in the lobby of the hotel last night after getting out of the pool.