Wednesday, July 18, 2007
WELL. I'm back from Sentosa Island, and of course you wouldn't know that I was going to go there because it was all planned the day before we set off!
We only stayed one night, but boy I wish I could stay for a month!
So we set out early, at around 9 am, and stopped for breakfast at Tampines... After which we made our way to Vivo City and strolled around there til around 12, when we went to buy cable car tickets!
Then, after a little confusion, we finally found our way up to the cable car centre and set off all excited, video cameras and cameras ready, when Moe says, "Aren't we supposed to be travelling over a body of water??" AHH SHIT. Went in the wrong direction!!!!
So we hopped off at the next stop Mt Faber and caught the cable car in the right direction to Sentosa!! Upon our arrival, we were horrified to discover that we were very hungry. :P
So off to Subway it was! And since check-in time was only at 3pm, we decided we'd go and watch the 4D movie they had nearby. That was an experience!
The chairs rocked, wind blew, water was spat out at us and moving ropes simulated insects and snakes which was quite nasty... hahaha. After that, we decided we'd go check out the cool Merlion statue.
Yay for the Merlion!!
We ventured into this fake cave thing with mythical fossils (fake ones of course) and dragon statues and watched a short movie about the story of Singapore, after which we took a nice ride in the elevator to the top of the Merlion where we stood on it's head and also in it's mouth which was cool! :)
It was time to head to the hotel, Siloso Beach Resort, which was really cool albeit a little unfinished! We checked-in with just the slightest difficulty, only because we got a complimentary room from Dad's client!! :D:D But we did have to give a $50 deposit because Dad wasn't there.
But that turned out alright! (Ordered room service at night after having a nice swim at the very cool Pool outside our room! So they took the room service charge out of that deposit)
The room was very nice, and Mum and Dad came to visit with Jerri after awhile. Jerri, expressed her want to stay behind, but mum and dad wouldn’t let her. (thank goodness!)
Simone decided she’d like to have a swim, so off we went to explore the pool! Realised I’d forgotten to bring my bathers, so later at night after dinner, I went swimming in my PJ shorts and a black top.. hahaha. Went to Sakae Sushi for dinner, then sat on Siloso beach to watch the Songs of the Sea show from afar, but hey we managed to see the fireworks for free! :P lol.
The famous open air bar Café del Mar was directly outside our hotel, which according to Dad’s client was bad for his business initially because of the thumping music! :P
Oooo pretty and colourful! :D And wicked music too.
Asked Moe if she wanted to go in but she was like mehhhhhhhh. So we just headed back and went for a swim, sliding down the slides and being massaged by the Jacuzzi jets!! :)
A nice view of the pool from the rooftop garden where we had breakfast.
THEN we ordered room service, which took long enough to get there. Ordered a Triple Decker Club sandwich and Moe ordered a Heineken beer.
EEW beer. :P Yummy sandwich though!
The next day, we rose early in the morning to head to the complimentary breakfast we were given when we checked in. They had the buffet breakfast on the rooftop which was a nice experience, and the breakfast was pretty good too! After brekkie, we set off to do the Dragon Trail, a nature walk sort of thing with all these fake “fossils” and pretty fountains.
It was pretty dense forest we hiked through, and when we reached the end, we discovered that, hey the trail was supposed to be down hill not up hill like we just did!! But oh well, all the more calories burnt. Haha.
Wandered around the souvenir shop before purchasing tickets to try out the Sentosa Luge which is this sort of Skate-car thingamajiggy, I really don't know how to describe it! But it was fun as hell and I wish I could go on heaps more times... Unfortunately it cost $9 for one trip down and a skyride up. We were going to use the skyride to get back up to the cable cars, but since it started to pour mercilessly while we were having one last swim in the pool, we couldn't go on either the sky ride or the cable cars! Wouldn't really want to be on a cable car in that weather anyway! So we just hopped on the Monorail and went home from Vivo.
Lunched at Cafe Cartel before heading home by taxi and since we were both dead tired, we rested before going out to Century Square where we decided to watch Transformers! :)
Might be going to Sentosa with my dear hammz on sunday too, since she was very depressed that she couldn't go with us ! lol.
Sentosa Luge here we come! :D
Labels: Food, Friends, Outings, Ramblings, Travels
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