Our room at the Swissotel does not include breakfast which gives us an opportunity to try something outside of the hotel. Across Clarke Quay and within within Fort Canning Park we find the Fabulous Baker Boy. We have a very good breakfast and then start our walk through the park toward the National Museum of Singapore.
Canning Park lies on a hill and escalators have been installed to help get from one level to the next. This is William’s idea of how to do stairs in a park! However, when we are three-quarters of the way through the park his foot begins to hurt. By the time we arrive at the museum it is really hurting. He hobbles through 75% of the museum and then makes his way to the cafe while I finish looking at the exhibits.
The National Museum dates back to 1887, with it’s most recent refurbishment in 2015, just in time for Singapore’s Golden Jubilee. The museum provides insight into the history of Singapore. A special exhibit highlights life during the Japanese Occupation in World War II.
We taxi back to the hotel where William puts his foot up while I go to the pool. His foot hurts just laying on the bed so we order room service for dinner. The foot is red and swollen near the big toe, but he did not hurt it in any way - this is a first for him. Tylenol relieves some of the pain. Weird. In the evening in addition to watching movies on TV we do more people watching from our balcony.