8HRS IN SINGAPORE PART 1

For my 2014 vacay, I tried to explore the admiring beauty of Singapore before spending most of leave days in Philippines. It was actually a big achievement for me. I’m travelling back and forth to my homeland but I never had the courage to see any of our neighbor countries within that period. This time I got a nerve of making my wishful thinking come into life when I choose to step out from Changi Airport during my 8hrs stopover.

Since I will be in Singapore for short span and with such privileges of visa-exemption then my plan to wander goes smoothly. Allow me to share with you where I have been and what I did in less than 8hrs.

5:55am
Arrival in Changi Airport.

6:20am
We found ourselves excitedly walking inside Terminal 3. By the way, I have a companion on this special trip- my dear cousin who was suppose to have a direct flight to Manila but she decided to book her ticket via Singapore Air so that we can travel together. Along with our passport, boarding pass and filled up Disembarkation/Embarkation card (you can ask the flight attendant before landing or get it near the Immigration Counter), we submit all documents to Immigration Officer for approval.

7:00am
Searching the right way to metro station. Singapore is known for its efficient MRT system. You can explore all iconic spot with the help of their train. There’s a free handy map inside that will definitely guide you on your journey. We bought a single receipt ticket cost SGD2.30 because we don’t know which station to go on our way back to airport.

Our route as follows:

Changi Airport —> Tanah Merah—> Raffles Place

8:00am
We are so blessed to have other cousin who is now based in Singapore. She accompany us to every tourist destination we could possible visit within our allotted time. The sun is about to rise when we start our walking exploration at the side of Singapore River.

Sunrise at Singapore!!!!

Sunrise at Singapore!!!!

 

Singapore River

Singapore River

8:15am
Most of the famous spot in Singapore are accessible with MRT but if you want to save some money like what we did then prepare your feet in over duper extra kilometer walk. Since my cousin was familiar with roads/shortcuts then we don’t experience getting lost.

Keep going.....

Keep going…..

8:20am
We pass by The Fullerton Hotel.  It is a historical building turned Hotel and  granted as Heritage Hotel for being part of Singapore’s yesteryears. It’s really fascinating to stand now on the place we saw as a backdrop when we were on the Downtown Core.

onefullerton

 

8:30am
Our trip to Singapore is not complete without seeing the iconic Merlion. It has a lion head and body of fish with 8.6m height that represent the humble beginnings of now one of the richest country in the world.

Oh, I see you personally....

Oh, I see you personally….

The entire place is not crowded when we reach there but as we stay longer we noticed some tourists are starting to flocked in.

Groupie!!!!!!

Groupie!!!!!!

From the same deck we could see from afar the Art and Science Museum and Marina Bay Sand.

2 spot in1 photo.

2 spot in1 photo.

 

8:55am
Aside from amazing design and high rise building, boardwalk surrounding body of water, country’s symbolic art, we headed to a greenery Esplanade Park where we saw some locals doing their morning exercise and yoga.

So green in Singapore

So green in Singapore

9:02am
My cousin’s familiarity with the place makes our journey more enjoyable. Though, our feet are bit sore but our energy to walk is same as if we are just on the start. This time, we cross the Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay. It is located alongside of Marina Bay and perfect platform for concert od meeting related. The design of the Esplanade looks like our very own Durian fruit from Davao.

Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay

Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay

 

9:14am
Just before we reach Marina Bay Sand thru Helix Bridge, we traverse a unique park wherein most of the art collection of several people was featured on it. Youth Olympic Park is tagged as 1st art park in Singapore.

 

Youth Olympic Park

Youth Olympic Park

 

9:20am
Another marvelous design in Singapore- a 280m length Helix Bridge that gives an easy walkway access to MBS by passing the Singapore River while feeding your eyes with much closer look at Singapore flyer, Marina Bay Sand and Art and Science Museum.

HELIX BRIDGE

HELIX BRIDGE

Famous Singapore Flyer

Famous Singapore Flyer

closer look to Art and Science Museum

closer look to Art and Science Museum

We spend the remaining hours in MBS.

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