Singapore Day 3 - A feast for the eyes

10 November 2010

Our third day in Singapore was spent feasting on glorious sights. In the morning, we went to Singapore Botanic Gardens and reveled in the beauty of nature. It was just like visiting Mary's Secret Garden (which is one of my favorite classics, btw).

I'm just going to stop talking now and share the wonders with you all, by posting photos :)

The wrought iron gate adds the perfect touch :)
Lots...
and lots...
of beautiful flowers ♥
Swan Lake. Aside from swans, there were also lots of turtles swimming about.
Swans ♥
Gazebos always have this romantic flair to them, don't you think?
It may not be obvious here, but I was really terrified of falling down the other side while this photo was being taken :D
Cacti :)
Also accomplished one of my secret wishes: ride a double-decker bus LOL!

On our way back to Orchard Road :)
The rest of the afternoon was spent in Sentosa again to do the things we failed to do the day before. From Vivo City, we bought roundtrip tickets for the Jewel Cable Car Ride.

Tiger Sky Tower. I was able to ride it five years ago, but it wasn't painted yet back then.
It is cheaper and wiser to avail the roundtrip ride for 26SGD instead of the one-way ride which is being sold for only a few dollars less.
Happy travelmates :)
This is the view from the top, and it is AH-MA-ZING.
The Imbiah Lookout houses some of Sentosa's most popular attractions like The Merlion, Images of Singapore, Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom, Sentosa Cineblast, 4D Magix, and Tiger Sky Tower.
We also got to watch Songs of the Sea. The story is about a villager who tries to save a beautiful princess through his singing.

Wonderful use of technology.
Sorry for the crappy photos, I assure you they look much more awesome in person ;)
IMHO though, the Musical Fountain before featuring Kiki the Monkey is much better.

Rode the cable car back to Vivo City. And can I just say how ironic and funny I find it that I am scared of stairs (yeah, don't judge) yet I am not scared of being suspended I-don't-know-how-many-hundreds-or-thousands-feet in the air? ;D

Somewhat blurry photos, no thanks to my camera's slow shutter speed in night-time.
We were able to explore the city more, and it was such a liberating feeling you know? Being young, without a care in the world. And, not caring whether you get lost in an unfamiliar place or not, because so long as you have your friends with you (and money, of course lol) you know you'll be okay. It's one of my favorite feelings in the world :)

Bright lights. The Marina Bay Sands and Esplanade at night :)
And I really like this photo of my friend Frank that I took :)
I've been back in Manila for more than a week now, but I know all the memories of this trip (and this day) will stay with me for a long, long time.

1 comment:

jenna_james said...

Cap lion represents Singapore original name Singapura meaning “Lion City” or “Kota Singa“. Local artist Lim Nang Seng carved and designed the statue, which was completed in August 1972. It was officially installed by LKY on September 15, 1972. Here are some more photos: http://www.worldfortravel.com/2013/06/22/the-merlion-fountain-singapore/