Day 11 – Disembarking Silver Shadow & Final Thoughts

All aboard for the Evening Trishaw Experience in Singapore on Silver Shadow. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
All aboard for the Evening Trishaw Experience in Singapore on Silver Shadow. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle

Stockholm, Sweden —  It is astounding to think that I awakened on Silver Shadow this morning in Singapore, transferred to the airport, changed planes in Bangkok, and now I am back in Sweden in time for dinner.

Bali, Java, Singapore all seem so far away, and certainly there are a lot of miles between where I am now and where I was earlier this week and last. Airlines, despite our grumbles, make it possible to transport ourselves between the world’s many sights, attractions and cultures.

“Beam me up Scottie,” is the popular phrase associated with Star Trek. Today, felt a lot like I had experienced some futuristic mode of travel where the participants are transported from one world to another. My effortless journey was thanks to Thai Airways, where, as I reported earlier, I got a bargain seat by purchasing points from US Airways and using those to fly Business Class. I rank Thai extremely high for comfort and service. Thanks for the ride.

My last evening on Silver Shadow ended with an Evening Trishaw Experience, where more than a dozen guests stepped on trishaws to be pedaled, with a guide, from Bugis Street through several districts of Singapore. Our 45-minute ride ended at the legendary Raffles Hotel, where we were treated to the hotel’s signature drink, a Singapore Sling.

This was a fun excursion. Some participants told me the trishaw ride ranked among their top experiences on this sailing from Bali to Singapore, along with visiting Borobudur.

I’ll have a few final thoughts about my voyage on Sunday, and I am happy to answer any of any questions you may have about this sailing or about Silver Shadow. Please leave your questions in the comments box below.

Now, time for dinner — many times zones away, and worlds away, from where I began my morning.

Our guide points out the fruit market in the Indian district. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
Our guide points out the fruit market in the Indian district. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
Pedaling through Singapore. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
Pedaling through Singapore. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
Our Evening Trishaw Experience concluded at the famous Raffles Hotel in Singapore. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
Our Evening Trishaw Experience concluded at the famous Raffles Hotel in Singapore. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
At the Long Bar in the Raffles Hotel in Singapore. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
At the Long Bar in the Raffles Hotel in Singapore. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
Singapore Slings at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
Singapore Slings at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
Enjoying a world-famous Singapore Sling at the Raffles Hotel following the conclusion of our Evening Trishaw Experience, a shore excursion offered by Silver Shadow. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle
Enjoying a world-famous Singapore Sling at the Raffles Hotel following the conclusion of our Evening Trishaw Experience, a shore excursion offered by Silver Shadow. © 2014 Ralph Grizzle

Silver Shadow, Bali To Singapore

Day 1Boarding Silver Shadow In Bali
Day 2Riding Elephants In Bali
Day 3Lombok, Indonesia
Day 4Probollingo, Indonesia
Day 5Surabaya, Indonesia
Day 6Borobudur, Indonesia
Day 7Semarang, Indonesia
Day 8Jakarta, Indonesia
Day 9Sea Day
Day 10Singapore
Day 11Disembarking In Singapore
Top Ten Highlights Of My Cruise