Sunday night with nothing to do….how about a bumboat ride?

These are traditional Singaporean boats, now used only to carry tourists up and down the Singapore River. It was pretty romantical, lit up with paper lanters, and the smell of gas fumes making me a little giddy (could that have had something to do with the leaking gas can under my feet??)

This was a great way to see the city, the driver pointing out various sights along the way – museums, statues, the new casino. The biggest hit among the tourists was stopping to see the Merlion fountain. It is basically a mermaid bottom and lion top, which is the national symbol of Singapore. And to further prove I’m a hit with the octogenarians – my new boyfriend let me drive the boat!