Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Singapore Swing Part II

This photo is a view from the top of the former Westin Stamford, now called Swissotel The Stamford. Westin sold the hotel a few years ago to Swissotel. At the time I stayed there it was the tallest hotel in the world (perhaps it still it, I do not know). I highly recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to Singapore.

On the seventieth (70th) floor was a restaurant called the Compass Rose. It has since been remodeled and renamed Jaan. The one thing that has not changed is the view. This photo has been slightly enhanced to add contrast. It was taken on a foggy day and the original photo is much less clear than this enhanced version.

As a hotel guest I was allowed to go to the head of the long line to the elevators for the seafood buffet lunch. Everything in Singapore (at least for travelers) is quite expensive. The lunch buffet cost $45.00 (Sing $), and drinks are extra. A glass of 7-Up was $5.00 each. However, what a lunch it was! The buffet had sushi, grilled fish, shrimp, prawns, scallops, lobster, and crab, but to name a few things. The dessert table alone would have shamed any buffet in Las Vegas.

Next in the Series: Part III

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