Sunday, August 26, 2012

Singapore part 3 : Sentosa

Outfit of the day for day 3

We went again to Sentosa the next day because we haven't explore the beach and other adventure rides there. This time around, we bought all of the rides ticket beforehand and we went to every one of them except the go-kart because I think it was too hot.

Because we were so eager to go on all the rides before the dolphin show at Underwater world, we skipped breakfast and lunch altogether. In the end, I escaped to Starbucks to get some drink and mixed fruits to fill the stomach.

My brunch

After all the extreme 4D rides, I was so hungry that when we visit the Aquarium at the Underworld, all that I could think about were how great those fish and crabs taste would be if they were my lunch. My mind was filled with images and taste of seafood. So sorry guys.

Bought nuggets and fries for the dolphin show because fruits was not enough

I love the fur seal. Her name is Brenda

I got a little bit pissed with the tourists from India. They were so rude and selfish but yet so kind to their own people. There was once I was lining up at the counter to pay for my drink  Suddenly there's black figure cutting my line and totally blocked me. Fuck. He was a middle age man and twice my size. Can't he just waited for his turn? He's right after me at the line. 

Then at the dolphin show, they kept squeezing to our spaces. When the show needed volunteer for game, some of them were waving frantically, some even stood up and walked to the emcee without being called. My God, these people.

Done with the show, we strolled to the beach area. The weather was great and perfect.

We stopped at an Italian cafe, Trapizza by the beach for early dinner. 

Full and happy after dinner, we took a taxi to Vivo city for some shopping before went back to our apartment. 

End this post with an ugly picture of me during the Sky Ride

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Singapore Part 2- Universal Studio Singapore

Finally, I'm blogging about the perk of my visit to Singapore two months back, Universal Studio Singapore. I went there on my second day and spent the entire day exploring this whole new world. Personally for me, USS is such a happy and dreamlike place, but I bet Disneyland would be better. Oh never mind that since I've never been to Disneyland before.

Let's me warn you, this post is picture heavy. It is probably the longest post with the most pictures that I have ever post. Enjoy! :)

A compulsory picture at the entrance. 
Had to retake so many shoots to get a decent one because it was either someone was photo-bombing me or I couldn't get the word on the giant globe in view properly.

We arrived quite early that day and the place was already jam packed with visitors, most probably because it was weekend. Once we stepped our feet inside USS, we were greeted by these beautiful buildings. I felt like I was somewhere in a western country because the architecture is so beautiful and colourful. 

The staffs and the performers at USS were super friendly even though it was a blazing hot day. They still managed to smile and joke with us. Being at such a beautiful place already made me so happy, being treated that way made me even more happier. 

See how happy I was there

There are so many cafes and bakery available but I didn't stepped in any as I was on a budget. Got to spend wise with the limited cash that I had with me. Those cash were better used for shopping :)

After exploring Hollywood, we moved on to the sci-fi land which I didn't remember the proper name. The only memory left of the sci-fi land is the Transformer because I saw Bumblebee almost everywhere. I didn't get on any of the rides here because the queue and the waiting time was too long. Some more I was the only one whom eager to go for extreme rides. It's not fun to shout alone, much better if I have someone to shout with or someone to bear my shouting at their ears hehehe

My favourite car 

Holding baby Kelly for posing purpose only hahaha

Next we moved on to Jurassic Park and I finally could get on some rides. I was on Canopy Flyer, Jurassic Park Rapid Adventure and one more that I forgot the name already. It was nothing challenging but quite fun and children friendly.

We had our lunch at this Jurassic themed food court which I guess is the only food court available here.

My lunch which suck big time. Maybe because I was having flu that day, everything taste quite bland and meh for me.

Done filling our stomach, we moved on to Egypt. I did nothing much there because it was getting too hot and the crowd was growing. Couldn't even try on any rides there. So I was just walking around and taking pictures with some characters that I met.

Err, don't know his name. Maybe Flint or something, but he reminded me of the lead in Tangled.

Done with Egypt we moved onto my favourite place ever, the land far far away. Seriously, I love the castle here. And I love Shrek too. Sure enough I felt so happy at far far away. Just looking at the architecture here was enough to put a smile on my face.

If only I can live in a castle like this as a princess.
I enlarged this picture bigger than the rest because this is my favourite.

Lining up to catch the 4D show about Shrek rescuing Fiona. Damn nice the show.

Photo taking is actually not allow in the theatre

After the 4D show, we rushed to the water park to catch the waterworld show.

We were late, so we missed quite a bit of actions.The waterworld show was amazing with all the props and explosives as well as actions but it was a bit too short though.
Outfit of the day

I love them

One more enlarged picture with me at my favourite place

By the time we done with everything, it was already around 5 pm. We stopped by the souvenir store as my aunt want to buy something back which turned out that she bought almost everything that she touched. ='=

Didn't bought this rock candy in the end because I was too stingy.

Writing about USS really make me miss vacation. I would love to go back there again soon. Boyfriend, do take note of this please. Hehehehe

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Singapore Part 1

I had been meaning to write about my Singapore trip before I forget about everything since more than a month ago. But I was really busy these few weeks, busy in a good way actually because the bf is back now J.  Since he got back, we’ve been spending time together as much as we could after being three months apart. And by spending time, I meant eating. Yeah, I ate a lot in these two weeks. Satay celup, McDs, kueh chap, home cooked, sushi, it feel like I’ve consumed way too much carbs to last me till next month.

Besides, my Windows suddenly crashed few weeks ago and I have to reformat everything. So, I lost most of my pictures. T_T Pictures from my National Service to matriculation all gone now. I could only recovered the recent ones only. Damn sad because of all the files and documents that I have, what I scare the most to lose my pictures. Those are my precious memories.

Anyway, back to my Singapore trip. 4 days was too short for me. I arrived at Changi Airport at evening. 

I actually enjoy travelling solo.

Since I did not sign up for roaming for my main line, I was totally relied on my other number to be contacted. I switched on my phone and waited patiently for it to connect after landing but damn it, I waited for more than 5 minutes and it still stating no service. At this point, I was already freaking up because I was supposed to call my aunt, so that she can wait for me at her apartment lobby. I tried and tried but only to fail and fail again.

I calmed myself down and started to queue up for cab. Again, I try to search for any available network connection and God blessed, my roaming worked. But, yeah there’s always a but. I COULDN’T MAKE OUTGOING CALL. Fml big time. At this point, I was already in my cab. For a moment, I was considering borrowing my cab driver phone to call my aunt but I was scared. Scared because the cab driver will know that I’m a total foreigner in Singapore, then in my head I was imagining he would drove me somewhere and kidnap me or worst rape me. Active imagination during situation like this definitely not helping.  I know Singapore is known as a very safe city but I couldn’t help it.

Luckily, my aunt called me halfway. I arrived safely at the apartment and I love the place. My aunt rent a 3 bedrooms fully furnished apartment at Far East Apartment for their one week stays there. The only not so awesome part of the apartment was the lack of pillows.

I looked tired because I was tired 

Lucky when I reached the apartment, food were waiting for me

Grabbed a quick bite and I went to Far East Plaza mall which is just downstairs. Before I went to Singapore, I had done some shopping research. Few days before the trip, I saw an ad in Qiu Qiu's blog about Blogshop Empire promotion. I was super determined to find the shop and check it out myself. Well, Blogshop Empire was the first shop that I saw once I entered the mall. And of course I managed to get a few items from there J

I also managed to buy my desired bag, Longchamp Le Pliage at Changi Airport which was so much cheaper than its store. Thank you duty free! Actually I got it on my last day there. I was a few hour early for my flight back home. So, I spent my time by doing some window shopping. I passed by Victoria's Secret, Burberry, Coach, then I thought they should have Longchamp store here. I turned my body to walk the opposite direction and guess what, Longchamp store was right in front of me. Hehehehe

My haul. Some are from F21, blogshop and random shop at Far East Plaza

We also celebrated baby Kelly birthday the next night. Actually she celebrated her birthday almost every months because that my aunt excuse to throw a party. Lucky girl she is.

Instead of eating out, we were taking away food from nearby restaurant for a little celebration at the apartment. Well this sum half of my trip up in Singapore.