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Location: Sharjah

Day 1 - 31 Dec 2019

Sheraton Sharjah Beach Resort & Spa

Sharjah, Sheraton Sharjah Beach Resort & Spa

Content: Flew from Zurich to Dubai on December 30 with Emirates Airlines. Spent three nights including New Year’s Eve at the Sheraton.

Location: Dubai

Day 2 - 1 Jan 2020

Atlantis The Palm (أتلانتس النخلة)

Dubai, Atlantis The Palm (أتلانتس النخلة)

Content: Visited the Palm. We have been to Dubai before but it here. We took a cab to the monorail and then the monorail to Atlantis.

Location: Singapore

Day 3 - 2 Jan 2020

PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering

Singapore, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering

Content: In the morning we flew from Dubai to Singapore. We stayed near Clarke Quay. We had a great view of the bay and the city from our room. We stayed in Singapore for 4 nights.

Projector X: Riverside

Singapore, Projector X: Riverside

Content: Singapore is a very walkable city. If you don’t want to walk, public transportation is fantastic.

Location: Singapore

Day 4 - 3 Jan 2020

Singapore River Cruise

Singapore, Singapore River Cruise

Content: In the morning we first explored the city by boat. The river cruise starts from Clarke Quay. You can get off at multiple spots.

ArtScience Museum

Singapore, ArtScience Museum

Content: Checked out the Art Science Museum.

ArtScience Museum

Singapore, ArtScience Museum

Content: There are great views of downtown from in front of the Art Science Museum.

Dragonfly Bridge

Singapore, Dragonfly Bridge

Content: We then walked over to Gardens By the Bay

Gardens by the Bay

Singapore, Gardens by the Bay

Content: You can walk around the supertrees and garden for free but to enter the domes you need to purchase tickets.

Cloud Walk

Singapore, Cloud Walk
Singapore, Cloud Walk

Content: The Cloud Forest Dome is spectacular. It was our favorite of the three.

Flower Dome

Singapore, Flower Dome

Content: This dome has plants of more arid climates.

Location: Marina

Day 4 - 3 Jan 2020

Floral Fantasy

Marina, Floral Fantasy

Content: This dome has some beautiful floral displays

Location: Clarke Quay

Day 4 - 3 Jan 2020

The Promenade @ Clarke Quay

Clarke Quay, The Promenade @ Clarke Quay

Content: We had dinner by Clarke Quay

Location: Singapore

Day 5 - 4 Jan 2020

CHIJMES

Singapore, CHIJMES

Content: Walked around old Singapore

Raffles Hotel

Singapore, Raffles Hotel

Content: Checked out the Raffles Hotel. A grand old colonial structure.

Raffles Hotel

Singapore, Raffles Hotel

Content: Ok

Long Bar

Singapore, Long Bar
Singapore, Long Bar

Content: It was at the Long Bar at the Raffles that the Singapore Sling drink was invented. We stood in line for about an hour to get a table but we’re rewarded with excellent drinks. It is quite pricey though, be forewarned, still when in Singapore I think this stop is a must.

Marina Bay Sands Boardwalk

Singapore, Marina Bay Sands Boardwalk

Content: In the early evening we headed back to Marina Bay Sands and to Gardens by the Bay for the evening light shows.

The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

Singapore, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

Content: This is a huge and nice mall.

OCBC Skyway

Singapore, OCBC Skyway

Content: Every evening the supertrees light up with a musical light spectacular. It is free. Get there a bit in advance and stake out a good spot to sit and admire the light show.

Dragonfly Bridge

Singapore, Dragonfly Bridge
Singapore, Dragonfly Bridge

Content: After the show l walk around the gardens.

Spectra (Light & Water Show)

Singapore, Spectra (Light & Water Show)

Content: The second light and sound show of the evening took place on the other side of the Marina Bay Sands. There are lots of spots to sit but getting there a bit early is also advised here.

Location: Singapore

Day 6 - 5 Jan 2020

Anderson Bridge

Singapore, Anderson Bridge

Content: In the morning we did some more extensive waking around the city. Lots of cool modern buildings to see.

The Helix Bridge

Singapore, The Helix Bridge

Content: This bridge is spectacular.

Singapore Zoo

Singapore, Singapore Zoo

Content: Singapore Zoomhas an evening Light Safari which is very well done. We had a great time. This is a bit further from the city center and we took a cab both ways.

Location: Singapore

Day 7 - 6 Jan 2020

Jewel Changi Airport

Singapore, Jewel Changi Airport
Singapore, Jewel Changi Airport

Content: Singapore Changi is the most amazing airport in the world. I could spend a couple of days here without wanting to leave. Lots of great food and the Jewel is exactly that.

Location: Kota Kinabalu

Day 7 - 6 Jan 2020

Compass Bar, Mercure Hotel Kk

Kota Kinabalu, Compass Bar, Mercure Hotel Kk

Content: Flew to Borneo from Singapore. Spent two nights in Kota Kinabalu

Mercure Hotel

Kota Kinabalu, Mercure Hotel

Content: The Mercure has a nice rooftop pool and bar.

Location: Sandakan

Day 8 - 7 Jan 2020

Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Centre (SORC)

Sandakan, Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Centre (SORC)

Content: Early in the morning we took a short flight and then a cab to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center.

Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Centre (SORC)

Sandakan, Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Centre (SORC)
Sandakan, Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Centre (SORC)

Content: The center raises orphaned orangutans and releases them to the wild. A fantastic place. We came to Borneo especially to see these magnificent apes. We also visited the Sun Bear Center across the street.

Sandakan Airport (SDK) (Lapangan Terbang Sandakan)

Sandakan, Sandakan Airport (SDK) (Lapangan Terbang Sandakan)

Content: In the afternoon we flew back to Kota Kinabalu.

Location: Kota Kinabalu

Day 8 - 7 Jan 2020

Restoran Kampungku

Kota Kinabalu, Restoran Kampungku

Content: Walked around town in the evening.

Location: Kuala Lumpur

Day 9 - 8 Jan 2020

Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

Content: The next morning we took an flight to Kuala Lumpur. In KL we stayed at The Majestic Hotel. Spent the evening waking around this market. We got some dinner from vendors.

Heli Lounge Bar

Kuala Lumpur, Heli Lounge Bar

Content: We had evening drinks at this bar with great views of the city.

Location: Batu Caves

Day 10 - 9 Jan 2020

Batu Caves

Batu Caves, Batu Caves

Content: In the morning we took a cab to Batu Caves. This is a very touristy area but worth the visit. Lots of monkeys hang out trying to get food from the visitors.

Batu Caves

Batu Caves, Batu Caves

Content: Lots of steps less up to the caves where the temples are. Older folks will have not take some breaks climbing.

Location: Kuala Lumpur

Day 10 - 9 Jan 2020

The Majestic Hotel

Kuala Lumpur, The Majestic Hotel

Content: Our hotel, The Majestic is a beautiful old colonial building. Highly recommended. KL is not nearly as walkable as Singapore. In fact we took cabs everywhere we went. Luckily they are quite inexpensive. We used a local Uber like app called Grab.

Location: Kuala Lumpur

Day 11 - 10 Jan 2020

Colonial Café

Kuala Lumpur, Colonial Café

Content: In the morning we visited ISKL which is where one of us went to school for two years at 3-5 years of age. They have a huge new campus and gave us an excellent tour. Back at the hotel we had afternoon tea. It was lovely.

Upside down House

Kuala Lumpur, Upside down House

Content: In the evening we went to KL Tower. We purchased tickets and took the elevator to the top. Great views of the city abound.

Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) Park

Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) Park

Content: We then walked around the Petronas Twin Towers. They look beautiful all lit up. To visit you need to book tickets in advance which we did for the following day.

Traders Hotel

Kuala Lumpur, Traders Hotel
Kuala Lumpur, Traders Hotel
Kuala Lumpur, Traders Hotel

Content: The bar at the Traders Hotel has probably the best views of the Petronas Towers in all of KL. We had some dinner and drinks here. Highly recommended.

Location: Kuala Lumpur

Day 12 - 11 Jan 2020

Skybridge

Kuala Lumpur, Skybridge

Content: In the morning we visited the Petronas Twin Towers. This is the bridge connecting the two buildings. You need to book tickets in advance for a time slot. The groups are very small with makes for a very relaxed visit.

Petronas Towers Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, Petronas Towers Kuala Lumpur

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Thean Hou Temple (天后宫)

Kuala Lumpur, Thean Hou Temple (天后宫)

Content: This is a beautiful temple any day of the year but right before Chinese New Year it looks it’s best. All the pretty lanterns create a special atmosphere.

AEON AU2 Setiawangsa

Kuala Lumpur, AEON AU2 Setiawangsa
Kuala Lumpur, AEON AU2 Setiawangsa

Content: Had dinner at this mall. Lots of tasty choices.

The Majestic Hotel

Kuala Lumpur, The Majestic Hotel

Content: A quick photo of our bathroom at the Majestic Hotel. This hotel was really a perfect place to stay in KL.

Location: Kuala Lumpur

Day 13 - 12 Jan 2020

Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

Content: Flew back to Zurich from Kuala Lumpur via Dubai on Emirates Airlines.

Location: Kloten

Day 13 - 12 Jan 2020

Zurich Airport

Kloten, Zurich Airport

Content: Arrived in Zurich. What a trip!