Sunday, September 5, 2010

Singapore-Malaysia in a Breeze (Part 1)

After two months since I last went out of the country, the six days vacation I had in Singapore and Malaysia last August 26-31 are experiences I will bring with me for a lifetime. Thanks to Cebu Pacific's P1so fare last year, my round trip airfare only amounted to Php787 (excluding Php1,620 travel tax + Php750 terminal fee).

I went on the trip with a good friend MG, who basically planned the whole itinerary. Both of us came from work and therefore were sleepless before the flight. I went straight from office to airport past three in the morning, just to catch our 6:25am flight. Fast forward to 50 minutes past nine in the morning, we see ourselves riding the bus, then train, and later on walking under the sunny (then rainy) streets of Singapore looking for our booked hostel.

Allow me to tell my stories through these photos:

Day 1 - August 26

Our hostel called Inn Crowd, located in Little India, at SGD59.50/night

First meal of the trip - Roasted duck with Noodles and wanton soup

We had 5 minutes Fish Spa that came with the Singapore Zoo + Night Safari package. It feels ticklish on initial dip of your feet, but you'll get along after a while. They're called Doctor Fish. They nibble on your dead skin cells by scrapping their tiny mouths against your skin. The result? Soft and smooth feet!

Singapore Zoo was our first tourist destination stop for the day, where we saw tons of animals and plants. After approximately 6 hours of walking and roaming around the huge Singapore Zoo, we took a break by eating dinner, then on to the Night Safari, which opened at 7:30PM.I wasn't able to take photos of the animals, since it's very dark and my camera is unable to produce good shots in dark lighting. I prefer Singapore Zoo more, since Night Safari is too dark and animals almost cannot be seen at all.

After spending half day with the animals, we went straight to Clarke Quay for the exhilarating GMax Reverse Bungee, which costs SGD45 per person.

Day 2 - August 27
We spent most of the day at Universal Studios Singapore. Unfortunately, the roller coaster still isn't open. Nevertheless, we enjoyed the other attractions as well as taking pictures with characters.

We even saw several Filipinos giving entertainment through dancing.

The night was young, so we headed towards Marina Bay Sands Skypark -- a park on top of three tall buildings, giving a bird's eye view of Singapura. Entrance is SGD20 and comes with an audio tourist guide, which you can use to listen to the history and background of what you're seeing.

We ended the night with a shopping at Mustafa Center, a multiple-story mall that sells everything (clothes, food, luggage bags, perfume, electronics, toiletries, etc.) and is open 24 hours.

Day 3 - August 28

It's Sentosa day three! We just spent the whole day here before leaving Singapore temporarily for Genting, Malaysia at 10:30PM. We tried the Luge, Sky Ride, watched 4D and Cineblast, went zip lining, killed time at the Siloso and Palawan beaches, and witnessed Songs of the Sea by 7:40PM.

'Till my next post, I'll be telling the story of Day 4 to Day 6, plus some videos from the attractions we went to.

Update: Link to Part 2 of the Singapore - Malaysia trip.


Singapore has an awe inspiring number of things to do. And because of the size of the country, you can choose hotels in Singapore without restricting yourself to a particular area.

Weehee I can't wait to have my own SG experience! Ilang tulog na lang :D

Weehee I can't wait to have my own SG experience! Ilang tulog na lang :D

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