Thursday, May 17, 2012

I Remember SG

Last two years I was in Singapore for a social trip. That trip so meaningful to me because that is my 1st time I using my International Passport. Singapore is an island country and separated from Malaysia by the straits of Johor. From Kuala Lumpur Sentral I took "Express Sinaran" train direct to Tanjung Pagar Station Singapore, an iconic station those days but already demolished for development project. The station closed on 30 June 2011 and the Woodlands Train Checkpoints took over as terminus for KTM's Singapore services from 1 July 2011. 

express Sinaran KTMB
Tanjung Pagar Station in memory
Multi race monument
 I stay in South East Asia Hotel, located at Waterloo StreetWaterloo Street is smack in the heart of Singapore's civic and cultural district, easily accessible by buses, the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), taxis or simply by foot. Refreshing myself after a long journey, I have rest for a while before I start my exploration there. 1st thing to do is to find tourism map at any tourism centre, then buy a ticket for public transport called "tourist pass". Public transport is the best way to move around Singapore. All public transportation in Singapore was supervised by Land Transport Authority (LTA) and nothing must be worried about time. Tepat pada masanya....

Merlion Parkis a popular tourist attraction. Two structures of the Merlion are located here and it is a major tourist attraction and a landmark of Singapore. Located near Marina Bay, it was a nice place to snap photos. Opposite Merlion Park is Esplanadea major performance arts venue. The tallest giant Ferris Wheel in the world also located in SingaporeSituated on the southeast tip of the Marina Centre reclaimed land, it comprises a 150 metre diameter wheel, built over a three-story terminal building which houses shops, bars and restaurants, and offers broad views of the city centre and beyond to about 45 km including the Indonesian islands of Batam and Bintan, as well as Johor, Malaysia. This location also a part of venue for Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix. Not far away from there was situated Clarke Quay, a historical riverside quay in Singapore. The quay is situated upstream from the mouth of the Singapore River and Boat Quay

Singapore Esplanade

Orchard Road is a 2.2 kilometre long street that is the retail and entertainment hub of Singapore. It is a major tourist attraction, in addition to being the most popular shopping enclave in the city. Think twice before you bring along your spouse here if she is shophaholic. kering poket nanti ekau di buetnya... A lot of branded boutique, a row of luxury hotel, high class restaurant, this is a fantastic road to be dawn.

HRC Singapore - Orchard Road
I spent my day at Sentosa Island on the next day. Sentosa is a popular island resort in SingaporeSentosa offers a variety of attractions, museums and other facilities to provide a variety of experiences, recreation and entertainment to visitors. Sentosa can be reached using Sentosa Cable Car,Sentosa Monorail or via land(causeway).

I snap my photos in front of Merlion StatueA gigantic 37-metre tall replica of the Merlion, it houses two viewing galleries and a souvenir shop.

Sentosa Luge Car features a self steering, gravity driven three wheel cart. Originally from New Zealand, the non-motorised cart allows rider to speed down a hill over a course of 650 m ending at the Siloso Beach. At the end of the luge, there is the Skyride that can allow rider to see from a high view. It also can be boarded at the start of the Luge.

Tiger Sky Tower is a free standing observation deck. Kalau di Melaka tu kita panggil Menara Taming Sari la,sama ja konsep. At a height of 110 metre above ground and 131 metre above sea level, it offers visitors a panoramic view of Sentosa, Singapore, and the Southern Islands. On a clear day, the view extends to parts of Malaysia and Indonesia.

The Images of Singapore museum is located in Imbiah Lookout Sentosa near the Sentosa Cable Car stop. The museum offers a chronological history of Singapore from its earliest days to the present. There are numerous exhibitions, covering the pre-British period of Malaysian rule, British colonialism, the founding of colonial Singapore by Stamford raffles, the Japanese occupation, and the post-colonialist era under Singapore's first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yiew.

Singapore Underwater World located on the western part of Sentosa. Opened in 1991, the living museum has more than 2,500 marine and fresh-water animals of 250 species from different regions of the world. The oceanarium is underground and has an 83 metre long travelator that moves visitors along a submerged glass-windowed tunnel from which they can look at an array of marine life including a coral reef, stingrays, moral eels, turtles, sharks and other species of marine. In the 'Dive-with-the-Sharks' program visitors can scuba dive in the large oceanarium, even if they are not scuba qualified. Qualified scuba divers can also "Dive with the Dugong". Nothing special here, similar to Aquaria KLCC.

A lot of attractions in Sentosa, nak cerita sempai esok pun tak habih. Universal Studios also located in Sentosa.

1 of iconic landmark in Singapore is Masjid Sultan located at Muscat Street within the Kampung Glam

Singapore is highly urbanised but almost half of the country is covered by greenery. If you been in Singapore, please do not throw rubbish or spit anywhere because the city council officer are waiting to give you summon. Singapore, clean city also a fine country. Have your own trip here. Sekian.