Singapore [June 2014]

Singapore in a random 4-day snapshots. 

It was the night before Philippines Independence day when we left for Singapore. Spending 4 days in a foreign land with friends and Marlon for the very first time. A bit giddy about what this new adventure will bring. No fixed itinerary, randomly choosing what to do and where to go next was something a bit different from my previous out-of-the-country-trip which was 3 years ago.

I cannot write in detail everything since this post is a bit lengthy and 3 months late already I’ll just enumerate the places we’ve been in a photo heavy post.

It was still midnight when we arrived at Singapore, and knowing Changi as one of the best airport in the world we were not worried about where to sleep or other whatnots. Changi is filled with shops, entertainment areas and even sleep areas, but unfortunately for us we didn’t stay in the sleeping lounge but slept on the entertainment couches instead until 7 or 8 in the morning.

DAY 1:

Botanical Gardens

Took a cab to the botanical gardens, my Singapore’s first sight wasn’t that amazing as my first trip abroad though. It was just a cleaner version of Manila (for me). 

This is our first stop since it opens early in the morning, but we didn’t know it was too far from our place to stay. 

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Had breakfast at the cafeteria, and here’s my first meal which I forgot what the name was. It’s like a mix of seafood, pork, mushroom and noodles and the taste was pretty strong you can actually distinguish the “dried fish” too.

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After breakfast, roamed around inside. Lots of people go here early to exercise, jog and just plainly stroll around. 

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This is the Orchid Garden, which you’ll pay for the entrance fee. We didn’t bother to go inside though.

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The area is pretty huge I got tired of lugging around my bag the whole time and we walked outside to get a bus to our place, Traveller’s Inn. It’s a pretty decent and clean guesthouse and the staff are accommodating too, the only thing that bothered me a bit was the air condition, we arrived there midday, got tired from searching for the guesthouse, carrying heavy baggage, it was too hot and the air condition is not yet scheduled to be turned on but nonetheless, everything was fine.

Bugis

After taking some nap and refreshed at the guesthouse, we roamed around Bugis.

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Idunno what this is called but my friend bought some and tried to taste this, can’t really explain how this tasted. HAHA

Orchard Road

Had our money exchanged at Lucky Plaza, it’s like Singapore’s version of Hong Kong’s World Wide Plaza; a Filipino hub.

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China Town

Yep, the typical China Town everywhere. 

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The moment I saw these tapas, Macau popped out on my mind minus the free taste tapas and egg tarts. :(

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But these are delicious, though.

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This too!

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DAY 2:

Mustafa (24-hour shopping mall in Little India)

Since Little India is just a walking distance away from Traveller’s Inn, this came first in our second day itinerary and totally forgot about Arab Street. (Oh well, maybe next time)

Mustafa is like a mall with (maybe) almost anything and sells it cheaper but I’m not pretty sure if they’re selling legit. (Some say they are though)

Litte India

It was quite a long walk from our place and we just took a couple of photos and didn’t even stay there longer. 

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Yep, a taste of India.

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I like how this place looked like though. Filled with colors! 

Gardens by the Bay

Took an MRT from Little India.

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Walked under the scorching heat of the sun! I think it would be better if we visited here at night too, night lights are too pretty.

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Had lunch at Satay by the Bay. Ordered chicken rice as usual. (Not in photo)

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Ok I admit, I belong here. HAHA

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Took heaps of photos here! HAHA 

Marina Bay Sands (viewing deck)

Went here directly. I swear we were sweating like hell on our way here but got rewarded by the view. Again, I advise to visit here at night. Or better yet book a room at the hotel and enjoy the privilege to take a plunge in the famous infinity pool. //jealous T.T

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The viewing deck is a bit pricey. No access to the infinity pool or even the restaurant on top. It’s just this, the tip of the Marina, no more no less.

Merlion Park

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Ofcourse, jam-packed with tourists.

Cavenagh Bridg (Near Fullerton Hotel)

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Singapore River Cruise. We didn’t bother riding this though.

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Dramatic shot, of course.

Boat Quay

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Yep, that’s me! Like a kid lost in a sea of tourists and white-collared workers in an expensive-restaurant-filled Boat Quay. So we ended up having dinner at McDonalds at the same place. HAHA

Night Safari

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Night Safari, obviously opens it’s gates at night. And of course, no flash photography means lesser photos. But the experience was all worth it. Saw different kinds of animals from Zebras to Rhinoceros and other wild animals uncaged! Yes you read it right, uncaged.

Oh and this place is really far. Like super. HAHA

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From the Night Safari, took a bus and dropped us somewhere I forgot and then we saw these. It’s like a small night food market. Got myself fried oreos!

DAY 3:

Universal Studios Singapore

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A trip wouldn’t be complete without your photo taken in this iconic globe. HAHA

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Ok I won’t flood this with USS photos. HAHA What I didn’t know was USS is part of Resorts World Sentosa and it is quite smaller than expected. 

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Random fact: walked barefoot from Sentosa Island to the main Island. No dust I swear the floor is really clean. You can see people resting or just chilling, lying on the sides.

DAY 4:

Orchard Road

It was just Khenn, Marlon and I who roamed around together during the last day. Went back here to have peso changed. Shopping/Window shopping. HAHA

St. Andrew’s Cathedral

It was a Sunday, saw a cathedral as we stepped out of the MRT station.

Funan IT Mall

Gadget haven.

Peninsula

Sunday, rest day, filled with Indians, ‘nuff said.

Off to the airport!

Quite a 4-day trip.

I think this is it, this is as far as my memory takes me and laziness hit me real bad already. Bye Singapore, it was fun too!

Colonia - Golden Wedding Anniversary

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Louie & JB

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Cesan & Sharon

Civil Wedding

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Kirsten - Femme Royale

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MUA: Josh Blardony

Hair: Angela Tan

Photography: Cherry Ann Paca

Local: Joker’s Arms & Rica’s Cafe

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Caira ~ On The Road to Womanhood

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