Monday, 2 May 2016

Golden Princess - April 2016 - Post 2

The Captain (R), Staff Captain (L) and me on the bridge to discuss an upcoming magnetic compass adjustment at Benoa.

Benoa, Indonesia 16/4

This is the port for Denpasar, Bali.

The Italian deck cadet, on his last voyage before he qualifies as a deck officer was an observer while I performed the adjustment.

The last group of passengers on tour returning to the ship.

Singapore 19/4

Early morning arrival.
Alongside with sistership Sun Princess. She had just completed a two week dry-dock and was about to sail for Fremantle via Malacca Straits ports. I took this from the public deck of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel.
I stayed in the Oriental Hotel for a few months in 1994 when I was working on a computer project for Mobil Asia Pacific with a friend of mine, Hartley Farmer. In those days, this hotel was on the waterfront.
One of the impressive things about Singapore is that country's ability to complete ongoing huge infrastructure projects in short time-frames. Within the next five years or so, all these container wharves and terminal will be re-located to near Jurong and this area redeveloped.
Part of the ground floor of the massive Marina Bay Sands Hotel.
Mobil Asia Pacific's office that Hartley and I worked in was in this building just off Orchard Road.
As a member of the Athenaeum Club in Melbourne, I was able to visit this reciprocal club, The Tanglin Club while in Singapore. It's a very comfortable establishment and next time I stay in Singapore, this is where I'll stay.

Whenever in Singapore, I always visit Raffles Hotel for a few Tiger beers in the Long Bar.

Sun Princess about to sail.

Our turn to sail.
Late afternoon sailing from Singapore is always a great time for a few drinks on deck.

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