21 June 2017

SingaporešŸ“Last Day in Lion City


Singapore is one of the nice and best cities I’ve visited outside Philippines so far. It has a good transportation, to mention their MRT is very efficient and fast and honestly I got amazed to it plus no traffic. I also like Singapore’s clean and organized environment. And I think these are the other reasons why this Lion City is highly visited by tourist around the globe. There are a lot of good things to do and to visit in Singapore and to name them all is not my expertise lol. This post is going to be our last day travel diary in Singapore last April. And it was a short and memorable travel journey with Love and Shyne. Aside from visiting the beautiful city, it was happened to be a chance to meet up our good friends that are based in Singapore. It was a total packaged of YES thing because I and my travel buddies completed the itinerary we made. And this was our journey goes like!



Quick Visit at Orchard Street

Remember when I’d mentioned on my blog about our first time one (1) day jaunt in Kuala Lumpur, that we’ve found an anello bag in KLCC mall and we did not bought it because the color we three (3) wanted were not available? Strolling around Orchard Street became our side trip for the search of that anello bag. We were a little bit obsessed about the bag we saw in KL that we have thought it would be much cheaper if we bought it in Singapore.


We’ve discovered Orchard Road because of the bag and we’ve found out that “Orchard Road” is “Every shopper’s Paradise”.

Orchard Road is Asia’s most famous shopping street, is home to fashion favorites, specialist stores and loads of other lifestyle choices. Orchard Road is a 2.2 km shopping belt, a place for retail therapy. Over 150 years ago Orchard Road was just a small lane lined with fruit orchards, nutmeg plantations and pepper farms. (Source: YourSingapore)

A lot of classy stores are in the stretch of Orchard road and if you’re a shopping enthusiast you would love to go back in the place, given that you have a bundle of money with you ;)


We found the color of anello bag we wanted in Takishimaya Mall. It was a bit pricey compared to what we saw in KL, a difference of two hundred pesos (200) but an unthrifty moved led us to buy the bag anyway.

Takishimaya Mall is a famous Japanese department store in Singapor. It is housed within the heart of Orchard Road. This Shopping Centre is the shopping destination for shoppers in search of luxury products and impeccable services with over 110 specialty stores spanning across six levels of shopping and dining. (Source: www.takismaya.com.sg.)


Sentosa Island


First and one of the most important places we really need to visit on our last day in Sg was to explore Sentosa Island! We had a twenty (20) minutes ride via train from orchard road to Sentosa and from the entrance of Sentosa we took a bus going inside. The island is real huge and a quick visit doesn’t accommodate the enthusiasm we have to explore the whole island, so we planned to explore Resorts World Sentosa where S.E.A aquarium is located.


The following are the locations and spots to visit inside Sentosa Island (Source: YourSingapore)

Resorts World Sentosa
Sentosa Golf Club
Quayside Isle at SentosaCove
Ride Cable Car
Sentosa Merlion
Siloso Beach
Palawan Beach
Port of Lost Wonder
Fort Siloso Skywalk
Wings of Time
Palawan Kidz City
Faber Peak Singapore



Esplanade

We got back to orchard MRT train station to meet our old colleagues and turned out to be our good friends in Singapore. After few minutes of waiting we headed to other glamorous part of the city – Singapore Flyer.  We passed by at a structure famous as Esplanade that was built in a shape same with Singapore’s national fruit Durian. I thought only in Davao maraming Durian pati rin pala sa Singapore. When we explored China Town we've noticed big and yummy durian fruits being displayed in the streets.

Esplanade is located just north of the mouth of the Singapore River. It overlooks the Singapore river and is between the Singapore Flyer and Merlion park. Esplanade is famous as Theatres on the Bay that has a total area of 60,000 square meters. (Source: Wikipedia)

Merlion Park

One of the goals in visiting Singapore? Hanapin ang Merlion at mag picture.


Just a walking distance from esplanade there we found the Merlion Park. It is where the iconic Merlion resides – the well-known half fish and half lion statue. And there are actually two Merlion in Singapore which the other one is located in Sentosa and the second is in Merlion Park. What’s in Merlion Park is the most famous because the one in the park sprouting water from its mouth. This is the famous statue of Singapore that if you landed your feet in the said city you should have a picture of it. (Para masabing nakapunta ka ng Singapore! lol)


The Merlion Statue symbolizes Singapore’s humble beginnings as a fishing village when it was called Temasek, meaning ‘sea of town’ in old Javanese. Its head represents Singapore’s original name Singapura, or ‘Lion City’ in Malay. It stands tall at 8.6 meters and weighs 70 tonnes. (Source: YourSingapore)
Dinner at Makansutra Gluttons Bay


Local street foods is a must try when visiting Singapore and we were so lucky we got a treat of foods at Singapore’s famous Makansutra Gluttons Bay. It is located just off Esplanade and a walking distance from Merlion Park. While indulging to different Singaporean foods, Marina Bay Sands is best viewed there. MaĆ”m Jinky offered to treat us Singapore’s famous foods namely the yummy crab chili and fried rice that is still good without a viand.


Visit Marina Bay Sands Mall and Casino


We only visited the Marina Bay Mall and a side trip with its Casino for two reasons, first we can’t afford to stay at their hotel but we wishes to experience and sleep on it even for a night. Sesh, its really expensive so we dream for now ^.^ Second, it’s because we only have limited time.


Marina Bay Mall is part of an integrated resort fronting Marina Bay in Singapore which is well known as Marina Bay Sands. The mall is actually just a part of this famous Marina Bay Sands Hotel and it is really classy wherein famous brands of clothes or stuffs are inside. I honestly got amazed how fancy the place is. Famous people are actually having fun in visiting the Marina Bay Mall just for shopping, so imagine how rich they are. On the next floors are the hotels which also on its last floor there found an infinity pool or rooftop pool and restaurant terrace. It was shaped like a boat that catches a great feeling seeing those skyscrapers within the city and those great views around the bay.


We also had a quick visit with their classy casino. We had fun seeing those games inside. MaĆ”m Jinky demonstrated how to play one of the games in the casino. We had also a free coffee and water inside. It’s free guys! That’s why I, Love and Shyne pick-up three (3) bottles of water lol.



Visit Gardens by the Bay



We were sad when MaĆ”m Jinky said that the Gardens by the Bay was closed. I and Shyne insisted that it was still open so we headed to the Garden after visited Marina Bay Sands Mall. We got down and there were actually many people (tourists as well) busy taking pictures of those lovely and gigantic flower domes. The main dome was closed when we got down so we wouldn’t able to explore the whole gardens. But still the place made us the happiest when we saw it in person.

For more details about the garden click here.



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So many places to visit but we only have limited time to explore them all. We were lucky we had given the chance to explore this lovely city of Singapore. No more hesitation if next time an opportunity will sprout again to explore the city, I will pack my things and enjoy the place.

I would love to hear any thoughts from you, kindly share it in a comment section below. ^.^


6 comments:

  1. Singapore is beautiful. I've always wanted to go there. <3 Nice blog, March!

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    1. Yah indeed Yaniee! Singapore is really a neat and a nice city. It is also a good city to visit for solo traveller. I would suggest that you will let yourself wander within the said city one of these days. ;) And by the way, thank you for dropping by!

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  2. Orchard Road is loooong! Did you get to visit Lucky Plaza? Puro mga Pinoy doon! :)

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    1. Yes Hannah we did visited Orchard Road but we only visited few stores and malls because of the limited time we had. But we've met a Pinay sales lady inside Takishimaya Mall. It was a nice feeling to meet Filipinos like us in other country who are enthusiastically greated us and said "Uie! Are you from Philippines? Pilipino din Ako!" :)

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  3. Hi March, may entrance fee ba sa Sentosa Island or sa place where Universal globe and Merlion located? Thanks! :)

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    1. No entrance fee Jansell, yung mga rides lang. Kaya kong site seeing lang, you can take photos as many as you can ;) Kong saan din na locate ang universal globe at merlion, no entrance fee din sila! So tipid! ;)

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