Trip Start Jan 08, 2011
261Trip End Dec 20, 2011
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Early early start to be up for Lauren's return, and what does she get to come back to? Well a tiny room with one double bed, shared toilets and showers, ow and this is going to cost you 10pounds!
Big hugs and hello the second she walked through the door and straight back to talking and waking the hole house up but never mind.
Lauren slept for a lot of the morning, me and Phil sat trying to book our flight to Indonesia, we had wanted to do it all overland/sea but this bit seemed like to much hard work, we would have had to go from Singapore to Batam Island on one day and then hoped that the boat going from there to Indonesia still had availablity, if not it would have been four days stuck there, and it would have cost a bit more than a flight and taken two-three days.
What a palarva booking the flights ended up being, none of the sites seem to work, ended up booking on one site in the end just before we went out, cost us more but still cheaper than trying to do it overland.
Walked to the mrt got all tickets, all squashed in and got off at habour station, knew it would be pretty expensive on sentosa island just like everything in Singapore so had a McDonald's which is probably the cheapest food that fills you up in the area, then headed over to get the cable car, got the tickets which were 26 Singapore dollars, then made our way up in the lift, the cable cars all looks so shiny and new, waited a while and then got in our car, the view was amazing we could see all of the city and shipping lanes, there was loads of new building works going on so recession obviously hasn't hit Singapore, the book was definitely right there really is no better way to reach the island, as long as your not scared of hights anyway, it was quick too.
Got to sentosa park basically the reason we came to Singapore, got to say the internet bigged it up quite a bit and made it sound slightly different to how it actually is, brought a ticket which gave us four options out of thirteen and saved a tiny bit of money but still the price is a joke for what you actually get in comparison to chesington or other amusment parks.
First activity we did was standing in a queue for ages, then getting on some plastic cars that look like a 5 year olds toy for the garden, the picture they use for advertising shows something more along the lines of go carting, the handle acts as a stearing wheel and a break which you pull back to go slower, and that's basically it you roll down a road in this stupid car thing then at the bottom you get a chair lift back to the top, pretty lame and a complete waste of money.
Next we walked to the extreme log ride, now I know what your thinking but no this is inside a movie theatre, six people in a little car that has six seats and basically moves to go with what goes on on the screan, the screan was in 3d so all had our stupid looking glasses on, it was like an animated rollercoaster, Phil at one point tried to look over the edge (it wasn't even on the screen yet) rather amusing me thinks he got into it a wee bit too much, it was surprisingly really good and I'm pretty sure people of all ages would love it, have to say for us having the cheaper normal ticket this is the best attraction that they have here, so don't expect much!
Now for number three, the pirates 4d again a theatre with seats like in cinema with a twist, so we sat in the chairs and didn't really know what to expect, it goes abit like this, if someone gets hit on the screen the chair feels like it gets hit (this hurts!), someone on screen gets stung the chair vibrates and air spikes you on the neck and legs (this hurts), someone on film gets pooed on by a bird water falls from the ceiling, there sailing in the sea and wind gets blown in your face, and that's about it have to say the 3d picture was pretty bad the program was pretty bad, and everthing the chair did kinda hurt! One good thing is we can say we have seen a 4d movie be it rubbish.
Last selection was the butterfly and insect area, which was good, we didn't see that many butterflys in the out door bit, the ones we did see were beautiful, (we saw a lot more butterflies that had died and been pinned to the boards in the musem area) the birds where brilliant, everywhere Phil and Lauren stood the birds thought it fun to swoop really close to there heads, gave them a bit of a shock, they ducked everytime, hilarious to watch!
The parrots were so colourful don't think I have ever seen one quite so close with no cage.
The bugs where just grose so many different types we have never seen before, they had just been fed when we where looking at them so got to watch a scorpion stuffing a moth in its mouth, yuck!
Phil got it into his head that we needed to go to the southern most part of continental Asia (sound familiar to anyone! he made us end up in a horrid place in India to achieve the same!) So after a bus, trolly thing, and walk we put our feet in the sea of Singapore, went over the bridge and to the view point, we where at the most southern part, (go on Phil tick it of the list of must do's!) The view was good but had seen it already in the cable car, the beach looked really nice but had a lot of black in the water, obviously has something to do with the worlds biggest shipping lane right there!?
It was a fun day and good to act like kids again but on the whole a waste of money with nothing that couldn't have been missed.
We went for a walk to get some food and then went to the shop while all of us with arms full stood in the queue, one guy tried to get past Lauren which got him a bit of a funny look, he asked ow are you in the queue? Lauren replied with well I'm not waiting for a bus, she did say it quietly so don't think the guy heard but had me and Phil in stitches.
They just don't seem to use common sense or look at a situation and act accordingly, always in a hurry and don't care who they tread on! Gotta love the Asian part of the world - you gotta laugh....