Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Revisiting Singapore

We had a hassle free flight to Singapore, we're just surprised that the plane was smaller compared to those of Emirates. But then I remember that it was just a 3-hour flight, so no worries. On the other hand the food was great! We took the morning flight of Philippine Airlines and arrived at Singapore around 1:00 p.m. We immediately checked in at Strand Hotel where we are booked for 7 days, their rates are cheaper compared to their neighboring hotels Bayview Hotel and Hotel Rendezvous. Good thing they are nicely located and few steps away from Orchard road, train stations like Dhoby Ghaut, Bugis Junction and City Hall.

We're not happy with the room they gave us, it is smaller than we expected. We asked them to find us a bigger room, sadly no other room is available. They informed us about the available room after 2 days, anyway, I'm no longer interested on transferring to another room that time. What good about most hotels in Singapore are their buffet breakfast. My husband had his training at Hotel Rendezvous and we had a free buffet lunch too. Great isn't it?

From the hotel, we decided to have lunch at Bugis Junction Mall. My husband was keen to try his favorite Fried Prawn Mee, but ended up dissapointed not seeing any resto offering this at Bugis Junction Mall.The place was crowded, so we opted to have lunch at KFC. It was so hot and humid that I'm afraid Elyse will catch a cold or fever due to climate change. After lunch, though I'm hesitant to visit the Jurong Bird's park, I finally agreed to my husband that there's no other time for us to visit the place since it's quite far from our place. While we are at Jurong, waiting for the bus going to the Bird's park, a strong wind and non-stop heavy rain suddenly pours down. Very bad timing, we thought. So, we decided to go back to our hotel and get some rest.

On our second day, Fred has to attend his training while me and Elyse will go out with her Ninang "Ukay" Jocay and Ninong "Iki" Niki, but since morning I was really worried when I found out that Elyse has slight fever. Fred already left for his training, so i called Jocay and Niki about the situation.. They went to the hotel and brought paracetamol, thermometer even grapes and food for us. Thank God for having such nice and wonderful friends, without them, I really don't know how will I survive at that time. Thanks to God that even if Elyse has fever, she didn't acted sick.. i believe that her fever was the effect of climate change, as i'm previously worrying about.

The next day, we went out and visited the underwater world in Sentosa. It was undeniably rainy day again. Elyse was happy to see Nemo and jellyfish, but acted sleeping when she saw shark. She was on her stroller and when she looked up she saw the shark staring at her, since then, whenever asked how shark was, she would do this.

The bad weather ruined our plans, but it didn't stopped us enjoying the delicious food of Singapore including the Fried Prawn Mee at Food Republic in Wisma Atria and Suntec City. Most people I know will say that those Fried Prawn Mee in Wisma Atria was the best, but for me, it was in Suntec City. You should try it! We we're at the most visited Electronics sale at Suntec and we almost got a 32 inch of Samsung LCD TV with home theater (no more stock) and SONY VAIO CR Series in Cosmopolitan Pink or Dove White. My husband was not convinced to get the laptop for so many reasons, so let it be. But we've got this Philips portable DVD for Elyse.

On our last day, we had a chance to go out and shop. There was a kid's fair at Takashimaya that time and I'm lucky to find Dora stuffs and Avent feeding bottles for Elyse. All i can say is we had a wonderful time in Singapore, despite the bad weather.

singapore /dcorbitt tag
sentosa / lucky luci bracket, dfd stitched alpha, alexa crazy paper
shark/ vanilla hush and cinnamon designs

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