The original itinerary was to head to Sentosa Island as early as seven in the morning. And since I had a birthday hang over, I woke up late and was out of the hostel at around nine! To top the very late out of schedule gala, I got off the wrong train and stop! I spent more than half of the day getting lost along the Marina Bay…(no regrets though).
The rain kept me from moving on from the Marina Bay. I didn’t have much time to ride the Flyer. 🙁 I took the train at the Bayfront Station and went on a 1-hour journey(end to end) to Vivo City.
|Sentosa Island as seen from the viewing deck of the Vivo City|
Vivo City was nice. I love their viewing deck,. It’s overlooking the Sentosa Island which can be reached via a bridge/boardwalk, monorail and cable cars!
Since it was quite late and the trip was sort of a hurried one, I bought myself a monorail ticket for SG $3.50 (if I remember it right). The ticket was good for the round trip transportation to and from the island. I disembarked at the first station because of all the things I want to see in the Island was the Universal Studios.
|The famed Universal Studios Globe!|
I was willing to spend SG $69 to explore the theme park. USS was in my bucket list for this SG trip. However, given that I came here when the day’s almost over, I decided to scratch it out because it’s not worth it. I wish came a lot earlier for me to maximize the time. I vowed to go back next year!
With USS out of the list, I explored the island…
|The Merlion–candy look|
|Hershey’s choco store!|
I love Hershey’s! Unfortunately, I am on a diet to control my sugar intake. So I just enjoyed the scent and the sight of this rich chocoley-tee outlet.
|The Universal Studios Singapore-I will be back.|
I will pass through this gate…That I promise!
|And I felt the revolution in my intestine…|
And more gala…
I spent a lot of time just watching the rotating US icon. Trying to figure out how I can get a picture of myself with it as a background…(the disadvantage of a soloist).
|And there I was! (di marunong tumayming si kuya)|
A group of tourists asked me to have their picture taken. I grabbed the opportunity to have mine taken too! Unfortunately, the guy who took my photo didn’t bother to wait for the perfect angle before shooting! Oh well!
|Adam and Eve (Hotel Michael)|
Hotels around the island…
|The huge Merlion|
The Merlion at the Sentosa Island doesn’t spit a jet of water but you can climb up and get a view of the island from its mouth…
|If there’s a mini Merlion at the Marina Bay, there’s one in Sentosa too.|
The mini-Merlion in Sentosa is a whole lot cuter! If I could just bring it home!
|The Merlion light show at night!|
Around the Merlion is a small pond and waterfalls at the back.
At the back of the Merlion statue is a long walk…leading to the bells.
After the bells is the winding ramp down to the beach area….
|Happy 40th Sentosa!|
The iFly indoor skydiving…Because I am in a shoestring budget, I vowed (again) to try this one out when I get back.
|Siloso Beach and the busy Singapore shoreline|
Just a few steps form iFly is the Siloso Beach. I’ve never been to a beach with sand this fine! powdery and soft! (disclaimer: I haven’t been to Boracay. No point of comparison)
|Tired but Happy|
The night was still young but I was afraid to be out in a strange land late night. Besides, I don’t even know what time the MRT closes so I decided to pack my tripod and head back to Bugis…
I needed to be extremely early the following day because I have to meet Des before going back to Manila. And getting back to Manila was another big story…