Monday, August 20, 2012


Aug 6-8, 2011
Better check the weather report before you travel. Good thing that my friend OJ was not able to book the ticket in Universal Studious. It was raining cats & dogs that day. We just waited till the rain stopped. Another funny thing was, I hadn't seen Captain America even in the Phil due to hectic sched. So his family decided to watch it in Vivo City, a shopping mall not too distant to Sentosa and Resorts Wolrd, SG. All in all, i stayed in SG for several hours and not to spoil my day I visited Bugis St. to find new interesting stuffs and to freshen up my day as well. I came back to my friend's pad to have some quick rest before my flight back to Manila
(Singapore at night)
Mode of Transportation:
1. Taxi:
Pasir Ris Street
Taxi Fare: $SG 15
From Changi International Airport to OJ’s residence in Pasir Ris Street (East Coast), which is 5 to 10 –minute taxi ride.
Suntec City
Taxi Fare: $SG 13.80
 From Pasir Ris Street to Suntec City Mal

2. MRT Train
MRT stored value card: $SG 15
$SG 5 for the card and $SG 10 for the card’s minimum fare

Pasir Ris
(this is the village where my best friend and his family stay)

Day Tour Package

Tourist Sites:
3. Fountain of Wealth- free attraction
4. Esplanade- free attraction
5. Merlion- free attraction
The Merlion (Template:Zh-) is an imaginary creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish. Its name combines "mer" meaning the sea and "lion". The fish body comes from Singapore's ancient name back when it was a fishing village — Temasek — meaning "sea town" in Javanese. The lion head represents Singapore's original name — Singapura — meaning "lion city" or "kota singa" in Sanskrit and Malay. Gushing proud at Merlion Park next to the One Fullerton wine-and-dine complex, the Merlion is iconic of Singapore. This mytical creature with the scaly body of a fish and head of a lion was birthed with the 11th-century legend of Sumatran prince Sang Nila Utama, who christened our island "Singapura" after spotting a lion-like creature on arriving at the idylic fishing village
(Merlion at night)
6. Orchard Road- free attraction
8. Bugis Street- free attraction
Food & Drinks:
1. Hawker
Breakfast Meal
(The sauce tastes great! It's the lighter version of our very own 'bagoong', but this one is a lil bit spicy. It costs 2-3 SG$)
Market & Shopping Malls:
1. Bugis Steet Night Market
2. Vivo City Shopping Center

(at the Harbor Front, outside Vivo City)

1.Shot glass- bought in Bugis Street
Price: SG$ 5 (P 170) for 3 pieces

2. Merlion Figurine- bought in Bugis Street
Price: SG$ 10 (P 340) for 3 pieces (small size)

3. Magnetic souvenir- bought in Bugis Street
Price: SG$ 10 (p 340) for 4 or 5 pcs

4. Starbuck's demitasse set

5. Merlion Figurine (medium size)- bought in Bugis Street
Price: SG$ 10 (P 340) per piece (big size)