Every year, on my birthday, I take some time off and fly to a local or international destination - depending on what the queens planned for. Last year it was Coron, Palawan. This year, that destination is Singapore. We decided to go to Singapore this year because Lion King was showing at the Marina Bay Sands Theater. I've always wanted to watch the play ever since its pre-showing at the Orpheum theater in Minneapolis. That was close to 14 years ago. So 14 years after - I finally caught the play. The show was great.
However, we thought that it would really be a waste to fly to Singapore - and just watched a play. So we played the part of tourist - and toured the city. Singapore is a good destination for Filipino tourists. It has great architectural marvels like the Marina Bay Sands hotel, the Art Science Museum, and the Esplanade. It also has great parks like the Jurong Bird Park and the Night Safari. Food trippers can also partake of the very flavorful cuisine which is a mixture of Chinese, Malay and Indian food.
The only downside to the visit in Singapore is the heat. It's very close to the equator - so it can be really hot. Yes - it's even hotter than Manila.
These are the sights of the city - that we were able to experienced during this visit.
|Marina Bay Sands Interiors|
|Sculpture of Little Boys Playing at the River Banks|
|Bicycle at Anderson Bridge|
|Twin Bridge along the mouth of the River|
|The Merlion is under maintenance. So it was covered in Scaffolding|
|Night Market in China Town|
|The Shop Houses|
|Esplanade - which look like Durian Fruit|
|A Girl taking pictures of the Lotus Flowers|
|Balloons Promoting the Dali Exhibit at Art Science Museum|
|Iconic Melting Clock from one of Dali's famous Works.|
|The Art Science Museum. Yes it talks about the Science behind Art or the Art behind Science|
|Clock - melting from the heat of the Tropical Sun|
|Marina Bay Sands - Tower - one of them. There are three of them.|
|The interior of the Marina Bay Sands Shopping Complex. It reminds me of Musee d'Orsay.|
|Chewing gum is illegal in Singapore. This is a bust wrapped in Chewing Gum Wrapper.|
|An uncle feeding the pigeons along Clark Quay|
|Twitter Bird - is that you?|
|The Art Science Museum. It does look like a Lotus Flower|
|The little girl - mesmerized by the Lotus Pond.|