Day 8 of 9
We’re feeling revitalized and ready again for another action-packed day as we really enjoyed our long night’s sleep and woke up feeling refreshed and all set for more sightseeing. We had our quick breakfast and proceed to our next stop; our last hotel for this trip, the Hotel RE. Since we get there earlier than our check-in time, we went straight to Refill and had our lunch there. We had their famous satay, club sandwich and spicy chicken wings plus some refreshment. After lunch and once the room is ready, we checked-in as fast as we could, prepared and went out for discount hunting at Orchard.
1000 – 1100 Off to Hotel Re
1100 – 1230 Lunch At Refill
1230 – 1300 Check-in Time
1400 – 1800 Orchard Shopping
1800 – 2000 Singapore Flyer
2000 – 2200 Merlion & Marina Bay
Did I mention in my earlier post that we were just right on time for the Great Singapore Sale? Yes! Every year from May-July, they’re having this huge sale in Singapore and Orchard, being the retail and entertainment hub of Singapore, you can expect super nice and great bargain deals here. This area is a major tourist attraction. You can assume frenzied crowds: locals and tourist looking for something to shop.
The Mass Rapid Transit, or MRT, is a rapid transit system forming the major component of the railway system in Singapore, spanning the entire city-state. During our stay, we make sure to use of this transport more often since SG is quite a small country in terms of land mass, their trains are very extensive and useful in traveling. You can purchase your temporary card or get your EZ link card for convenience.
Subsequently, my boo and I continue to our next stop — the Singapore Flyer. This is a great way to see the entire city at night. The flickering lights and the skyscrapers are perfectly matched for snapping panoramic photos. We purchased the ticket on the spot at the ticket counter. I can’t remember the exact amount we paid for but you can always check their official site for more information and updated pricing, or packages plus there’s always promotions to boost their sales and for you to save money. You can also check for tour operators that gives discount when you bundled it up with other attractions, so research is key in getting the best price for any package tour, anyways, let’s go on with some photos from our first SG Flyer experience.
HOW TO GET HERE?
By Train Alight at The Promenade Station (Circle Line, CC4) provides you with a fuss-free, mere five-minute walk to Singapore Flyer! Take Exit A and look out for blue pedestrian signs to Singapore Flyer.
By Public Buses You can catch public buses 56, 75, 77, 97, 97e, 171, 195, 960, 961C at Before Temasek Avenue (02191)
After SG flyer, we take a quick dinner at Popeyes and then headed to Merlion Park to continue our love for snapping photos. Moving on with the iconic landmark, Merlion a mythical creature that is partly fish and partly lion. It is widely used as the country’s marketing symbol and national personification of Singapore. A must for every first timer.
HOW TO GET HERE?
By Train Alight at Raffles Place MRT station on East West Line. Exit towards UOB Plaza and from the middle of the plaza, you’ll see the Fullerton Hotel. Merlion Park is just right behind it
At the time of the visit, this magnificent hotel/casino/entertainment complex is still under construction. At first glance I know that this infrastructure will become another landmark, as the architecture and stance of the building gives grandiosity to the place. I’m excited to experience this in the future and looking forward to share it here on my blog.
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