We visited Singapore in 7-15 November 2017, to visit tourist attractions and also catch up with my school friends and family.
Last day in Singapore! It was raining very heavily, so we decided to take the MRT and visit Orchard Road, the famous shopping district.
Trick Eye Museum Singapore, is a 3D optical art museum originally from Korea, where one can pose in front of the art and take photos.
We headed back to Resorts World via the Sentosa Express monorail, to take some photos around the Bull Ring and the Lake of Dreams.
Little India was originally an enclave designated by the British for Indian immigrants, and the main thoroughfare is Serangoon Road.
Suntec City is one of Singapore’s largest malls and shopping destination nestled in the heart of the bustling Marina Bay precinct.
For our family dinner, we went to the Racines restaurant at the brand new Sofitel Singapore City Centre, a French-Asian fusion restaurant.
The final attraction at Sentosa that we visited was Fort Siloso, built in the late 19th century and stands a historical site today.
We entered the statue of the Sentosa Merlion, which is a mythical creature with a lion’s head and a fish’s body.
Sentosa Island was called "Pulau Belakang Mati", fortified during the British occupation, and is now a holiday resort.
After lunch we took a taxi to Mt Faber to catch the Sentosa Cable Car to Sentosa Island (less busy than the main station).
We waited for Lyn's parents to arrive, then had a family lunch at the Xperience restaurant at the So Sofitel.
We woke up early and took a stroll from our hotel to Marina Bay. We walked towards The Promontory, then Clifford Pier towards Merlion Park.
We spent the evening exploring the Christmas Lights at Orchard Road with Christmas decorations and pop up stores.
Today we are focused on visiting Universal Studios Singapore, located on Sentosa Island in an area called Resorts Worlds.
Our final stop in the Flower Dome is the Flower Field - which has many Christmas decorations and displays.
We explored the Continental gardens including Australian, South African, South American, Mediterranean, Californian and the Olive Grove.
Flower Dome is supposedly the largest glass greenhouse in the world. It showcases plants and flowers from five continents in nine gardens.
The final part of the Cloud Forest attraction is the Secret Garden, featuring an underwater pool with stalactites and stalagmites.
Below the heart of Crystal Mountain in the Cloud Forest, we walked on the Treetop Walk which leads into the Secret Garden.
Descending the Cloud Walk in the Cloud Forest, we passed through Crystal Mountain where there were many crystals on display.
From the Lost World in the Cloud Forest, we walked down the Cloud Walk which provided fantastic views around the dome.
In the Cloud Forest, we took an elevator to the highest point of the mountain, entitled "Lost World," with LEGO sculptures in a pond setting.
Cloud Forest is a fake mountain enclosed in a glass dome complete with waterfalls and treetop (and mountaintop) boardwalks.
We took a taxi to our cousin's home and spent a nice morning exploring the Singapore Botanic Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
After dinner my cousin and her husband drove us back to the heart of Singapore where we walked around at night taking photos of the various buildings.
At night my cousin Qui Yin and her husband Gordon picked us up from our hotel and took us to New Ubin Seafood restaurant for dinner.
We caught up with two friends from school today. I haven't met them in over 30 years so I was excited and nervous.
We explore the base of the observation wheel, which is a rainforest garden occupying the entire central atrium of the main Terminal Building. The "rainforest" contains tropical trees and shrubs, cascading water displays, streams, and rocky outcrops beneath the Flyer wheel.
Well this is it! Our journey to Singapore after 5 years! We arrived in the afternoon and checked into So Sofitel Hotel.