Hello all! :D
I was unintentionally caught up doing work yesterday (I know… boo!) so there was no time (or energy) to prep a post for today. Instead, you’ll get to see what I did last week in Singapore! So come take a virtual tour with me :) I flew down by Jetstar because it only cost me something like RM132 return. I know right! Duty free! :D
We start at Vivocity where the new Sentosa Boardwalk has been constructed. Now, you can walk the 500m or so length all the way from VivoCity to Sentosa! Not quite as fun as taking the cable car, but cheaper :P You only pay S$1 when you reach the end of the Boardwalk and its a very easy walk. Or if you just want the walk, turn around and walk back – that’s 1km you just walked haha! :P If you’re lazy, there are travellators along the way. Yeah I know. Next thing, it’ll be air-conditioned! :P
Getting into Sentosa on a weekday, it was quiet so it was easy to walk around and browse. I stopped by the Universal Studios logo, where for one moment, I carried the world on the back of my shoulders like Atlas. Little did I realize that it was at about this time that Japan was hit by that devastating earthquake and tsunami.
Next, because everyone told me to, I stopped for popcorn at Garrett’s Popcorn – Oprah endorsed. I was offered the Cashew Caramelcrisp to try which I purchased. A small bag was S$9 8O ITS JUST POPCORN!!! I found it too sweet so I ate some and left the rest for BiL because he loves it, apparently :P
My sneaky sis enticed me down to visit, with a promise of a Segway ride. You know what a Segway is right? Its that people mover contraption that you stand on, which you can move and manoeuvre using your body. Tilt forward and it moves forward. Tilt back and it moves back. Always wanted to try it after I saw the gendarme (police) in Paris riding it. Not sure if it helps them catch the baddies any faster :P
I went on the Segway Eco-Adventure on Sentosa which was fun in itself as we rode the Segway around the beach area. The company running it however needs a good rapping on the wrist. They made us wait nearly an hour for our ride to start with no explanation or assistance, refused to entertain our questions but was more concerned with selling more and more tickets (should I be surprised?), treated me with condescension when I ran into trouble on the way (wheel ran over a rock and went off track) and were just rude. All in all, it left a bitter taste in my mouth so for that, I’d not recommend them at all. I’ve written to them with no response to date. Really. I expected so much more from a service in Singapore. They do however have monopoly on this ride so perhaps that’s why they felt they can behave in this high-handed manner. Oh and interestingly, I went on a group deal (Usual price S$38 but paid S$23.50). So that’s 2 horrible experiences from a group deal. hmm… Its no excuse though. Boo to them! Boo!
To walk off my irritation, I went down to Siloso Beach where a bemused tourist proclaimed to me “Welcome to the smallest beach in the world!” Made me laugh so irritation was gone :)
Its been a while since I’ve been on a beach (man made or otherwise) so I tried getting some “cool” shots taken.
Photo was liberally cropped. There were SO MANY PEOPLE around getting into my photos. But despite wanting to look cool and sophisticated, I couldn’t. Bah…
And finally, here are some random shots I took of the food I had. Just to y’know. Make you drool? :)
A self grill Japanese restaurant at Vivocity – wagyu beef and kurubota pork (sorry to Muslim readers!)
More Japanese food – beef on rice in bamboo basket at Somerset 313
Abalone Dim Sum at Summer Palace restaurant – looks prettier than it tasted. The Stuffed Crab (not shown) is tastier than it looks!
So that was my weekend in Singapore. It was fun, I didn’t do any shopping but just ate and ate and err… ate; caught up with my sis; thought long and hard about whether I wanted to buy a DSLR camera (and eventually deciding I wouldn’t) and all in all, had a nice little break. Coming back saw me sitting in the plane on the tarmac for close to an hour while they “checked on things”. So that was the fly in the ointment. But for RM132 what do you expect, really.
On a beauty note, I had on the Laura Mercier Silk Road palette all throughout my Sentosa escapade and it held up through the sun and sweat. So I was suitably impressed. Oh and I picked up the Chanel Ombres Perlees eyeshadow palette so I can’t say I didn’t shop at all ;)
I hope you have a lovely Sunday. I had great fun re-living my little weekend trip and I hope you did too :D