Sentosa!!

I am excited today! My friend of many years, who has been living in India is coming to visit me.. I can’t wait! We have so much fun talking about stupid stuff, important stuff, and laughing.. I can’t wait to see him!

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I always wanted to take a photo of this to share with you because I have never seen this anywhere else.. At many of the pedestrians crossings here there are these signs… Elderly persons or persons with disabilities are given these cards which they can “tap” and get more time to cross the street. I found this such a tangible way of showing how a society cares for its elderly and infirmed..

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Even in the buses and trains (public transportation), there are seats assigned for the elderly and women who are pregnant. I have never as yet seen an old person standing while a young person sits on those seats.. people are so quick to giving their seats to the elderly..

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Ok.. so my day at work is over and I am heading to meet my friend at his hotel..

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Tall residence at Outram Park metro..

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I am telling you.. these large, green, and beautiful trees and shaded streets get me everytime!

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Singapore.. the Garden City (see below for more)..

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A look back..

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These drains again.. I like them.. it think because they’re not “just drains” to me but they have a sculptural tome to them..

So I meet my friend, we have some drinks, reminisce, and laugh.. All the while I couldn’t believe I was seeing him in the flesh.. it was as though we saw each other yesterday! I couldn’t shake how cool that was.. I am so happy to share the beauty of Singapore.. He asked me what I wanted to do, I was game for it all… He told me about some place named “Sentosa” here.. I said ok and off we went…

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We took the train and went to our destination.. I had no idea!!!!! We disembarked at the Harbourfront Metro stop and searched for where we needed to go.. The mall is HUGE and we had a little confusion finding where we needed to be but found it eventually… My friend “Joe” wanted to do the luge.. the what? I wondered… then he said let’s do the Segway ride through the Eco Park.. Check the long list of adventures at Sentosa above!

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We took a cable car ride to the island.. but what’s cool about getting to this cable ride is that to get to the cable cars you walk for a bit.. All I knew is I was in the city with tall buildings. We bought our tickets at the ground floor of this “office building” and were told to take the elevators… In the elevator(s) was a button to press that would take us to the cable cars.. In one voosh! an express elevator we were several floors up in the air.. The efficient combination of business and pleasure with an elevator impressed me.. Giving a piece of what may have been a private building for public access to fun… great idea!

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Cable cars in a constant loop picking persons up..

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Shots from inside the cable car..

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A look back at where we got on the cable car.. The top of an office building!

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I have no clue what I am seeing here.. I am just in awe! Standing, going to the left and right of the cable car trying not to shake it to much…

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Singapore’s port all aglow.. One of the busiest ports in the world..

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Weeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Some sort of resort below.. Pools, huts, etc… Wow!

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Hard Rock Cafe..

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Thank you..

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The Tiger Sky Tower

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We took a bus to the place with the Eco Park and segway ride..

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Look at people!!! I tell you.. no joke.. this place had so many people.. soooooooo many people.. so much joy and excitement in the air..

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Joe and I went to a restaurant.. by this time my tummy was calling for something to eat.. So we went to the restaurant SKY atop the building..

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Shots from the restaurant…

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I don’t know what I seeing there… but they’re aglow too..

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The restaurant and bar.. people chilling out, relaxing, and just enjoying it…

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Live band playing music.. They were really, really good too!!

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This you see here is a must I think.. I hope to go to it before I leave.. This is the Songs of the Sea show… People flock to it! From the restaurant we could see and hear some of the action… and what impressive action it was! OMG!!! I have included some short vids I took below…

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Water is spraying out here and it is being used as a screen for these singing and talking characters…. WOW!

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Look ting!

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Fireworks too of course!

This is not even 5% of how spectacular I am sure actually being at the show is…

Singarich!

Nice eh?!

Spectacular fireworks closing of the show…

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After our dinner, which really wasn’t to good (the food was tasteless), we decided to head back to Singapore proper..

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We have to walk back to an MRT (metro) because the cable cars are now closed. :-(.. At least we get to see more..

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The Merlion – mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish, used as a mascot and national personification of Singapore…

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We eventually got home.. It was a long but fantastic day for us… tomorrow will be another adventure filled one!!

Click here to read a paper on Singapore the Garden City…

Check this below video too

Sentosa is a MUST DO!

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