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Singapore Zoo and raincoats

And so the story continues…..

On our 4th day in Singapore, my husband and I (with my sister) took a spur of the moment trip to the zoo, after our Chinatown trip, we  hopped the MRT alighted Ang Mo Kio station (NS16) and we took the bus service 138 from the bus interchange.

A few minutes after the bus left the station, it started to rain. The rain didn’t stop even though we arrived the zoo. 😦

We waited a few more minutes hoping the rain would stop but it didn’t.

me with the paawa and upset look…

Got tired of making funny faces , so I decided  to buy a 10sgd flip flops for myself because I was wearing my espads (I don’t want it to get wet) and 5sgd  rain coats available at the zoo’s gift shop .

ang lakas ng ulan di ba???

By the way, there is an option to take the tram (with added cost) to tour the zoo but we opted to just walk  around the zoo.  

masarap naman maglakad sa ulan….

Anyway, let’s get on to some of my favorite animals:

Because it was raining, the monkeys was hiding from his guest. We only saw one 😦

We went inside Australian Outback to see the Wallaby. I told hubz to pose with the wallabies.  Kaso ayaw lumapit.  Inggitin ko sya kasi I got a close encounter with them when I was in  Sydney 🙂

Pretty Zebras. Did You know that the stripe pattern of the zebras are to distinguish different zebra species.

Elephants…seem here they are playing.

There should be an elephant show but because of the rain it was cancelled that time. 😦

There are several species of elephants is Singapore Zoo and some of them already passed away because of old age.

The rhinoceros

Oh…by the way, did you know…..

The horn on a rhino’s nose is just a mass of hair stuck together. It is loosely attached to the skull. When it gets knocked off, a new horn will grow in its place. Rhinos are hunted to near extinction because of their horns.

 I have no idea what this is, but she looks like smiling 🙂

There are lots of snakes but this one for me is lovely.

A warthog a.k.a pumba of lion king 🙂

Giraffe. When I was a kid, a trip to the Manila zoo won’t be complete without seeing a giraffe.

“Giraffe have this huge problem of having a head that is 2m away from the heart. So in a really big animal how does it get blood up there?” (Professor Graham Mitchell, Centre of Wildlife Studies in Onderstepoort, South Africa).

The giraffe has an extremely high blood pressure (280/180 mm Hg) which is twice that found in humans. Additionally, the heart beats up to 170 times per minute double that of humans. It was previously thought that a giraffe had a really big heart, but recent research has revealed that there isn’t room in the body cavity for this. Instead, the giraffe has a relatively small heart and its power comes from a very strong beat as a result of the incredibly thick walls of the left ventricle.

A giraffe’s skull. Ganito pla itsura nya.

Can you tell the difference between a jaguar and a leopard. Well, the jaguar tends to have larger rosettes with spots in the middle; the leopard has plain rosettes with no central spots.

A jaguar. She seems to be snobbish. See the rosettes with central spot.

The leopard….snobbish sila pareho hehehe.

Awesome scenery.  This is my favorite part of the zoo.

Singapore Zoo has more lot to offer. This is a perfect family place that everyone would enjoy.  Just don’t forget to grab some maps and schedules of activities in the entrance because you might miss some shows that every animal will perform.

To get there please visit this link .

I still got few more Singapore entries to share. Please be back. 🙂

For the meantime, you might want to check my Singapore Blog series:

Chinatown in Singapore
Bugis Street and some side trips
Singapore Icons – Merlion, Esplanade and MBS
Universal Studio Part 2
Universal Studio Part 1
Imbiah Lookout and Merlion
Sentosa Express and Palawan Beach
A bit of Orchard Road
Singapore…I am beginning to love this place

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Universal Studio Singapore Part 1

One of the most popular tourist destination when visiting Singapore is the Universal Studios Singapore.   It is the second Universal Studios theme park  open in Asia  and the first in Southeast Asia.

I can say that Universal Studios is all about fun. Just need the patience with the long lines and you’ll definitely enjoy every ride. If you want to get away with long lines and large crowd, I suggest that you visit the USS on a weekday. 🙂

Since we went there on a non-peak season our ticket cost 68sgd and it comes with a 10sgd voucher.

Universal Studios Singapore offers seven themed attractions –   Madagscar, Far Far Away, the Ancient Egypt, Sci-Fi City, Lost World,  Hollywood, and New York.

Hollywood 

It is the main entrance area of the park. Its only attraction, a broadway-style theatre, is accompanied by several restaurants and a variety of flagship shops. Being a replica of the famous Hollywood Boulevard, this area is filled with great architecture.  It also features a replica of the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.   Character appearances like Po Panda,Frankenstein,  Woody Woodpecker, Winnie Woodpecker, Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, Beetle juice and Betty Boop will be seen in the streets once in while.

Hollywood – You will meet Frankie and Po Panda

Mae West strikes a sexy pose and lovely girl dancing gracefully

New York

This isn’t actually a ride, it’s more of an experience.  In here you will experience the incredible special effects done on a movie.  There are two rooms that we passed through here. The first room is a briefing about Lights! Camera! explained by Mr. Spielberg’s video and the 2nd room is where you will see the entire special effect attractions.

 Steven Spielberg’s Lights! Camera! Action! – See how the windows are smashed on the 2nd photo. That is because of the hurricane special effects. Ang galing!

 Ancient Egypt

As the name suggests, the Ancient Egypt zone is themed after the rich Egyptian architecture and artifacts found during the Golden Age of Egyptian Exploration in the 1930s – via

Sci-Fi City (Battle Galactica, Accelerator, Transformer the ride)

 Battlestar Galactica has two different tracks,  The red  called Human and the blue  is called Cylon.  The Human loop is a closed car like a regular roller-coaster. The Cylon loop is where you ride with your feet hanging in mid-air. (spell scaryyyy!!!)

This ride looks scary hahaha. Would you dare try this?

Accelerator – If roller coasters aren’t your thing, then a spin on the Accelerator could be just the ticket. A wild spinning ride, the Accelerator is based upon the ideas of electricity and power, including solar and wind power. Whirling guests around like electrons around a nucleus, the Accelerator provides thrills and chills.

My sister excited to start the spinning. 

The crowd was of course gathered at the park’s newest attraction – TRANSFORMERS The Ride!

We weren’t able to get inside because there were long queues.  So did some photo opps na lang.

By the way, the estimated waiting time was 120 minutes. Two whole hours.  Grabe di ba?  Too bad…but who knows, we might comeback 🙂

So, It’s almost midnight and I am so sleepy. Will continue my Universal Studio Singapore chronicles. Ta-dah!!!

You might want to check  my  Singapore Blog series:

Imbiah Lookout and Merlion
Sentosa Express and Palawan Beach
A bit of Orchard Road
Singapore…I am beginning to love this place

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Sentosa Express and Palawan Beach

May 24…it’s our actual anniversary day. Hubz and I are together for 9 year already, ang saya di ba? To make it more special, I scheduled  our Sentosa and Universal Studio on that day.

So we started our day with a hearty breakfast, a complimentary from our hotel.

Hubz ordered Nasi Lemak while I ordered american breakfast.  Two sunny side eggs…yaiks. Syempre I gave the other sunny side to hubz.

After the breakfast, my ever bait sister, went to the hotel to fetch us. 🙂

We took the MRT to get to Sentosa.

To get to there, take  North-East Line MRT rail system, alight at HarbourFront Station.

From HarbourFront, there are many ways to get to Sentosa, but we opted to take the Sentosa Express.  It is located at the 3rd level (Lobby L) of VivoCity shopping mall but before we went to  buy the tickets, my sister brought us at the rooftop of the mall.

VivoCity’s rooftop. Amazingly beautiful!

The Sentosa Express. View from Vivo City

After a few photo opps…we bought our Sentosa Pass for S$3.  By the way one can also enter the island via Sentosa Express using your ez-link card.

The Sentosa Express is a light rail system that provides easy access to Sentosa.  Stations are as follows – Sentosa, Waterfront, Imbiah and Beach station 🙂

Sentosa Express at one of the station.

We  first went to Palawan Beach (Beach Staion)

Nice fine sand…but for me our beaches are more prestine. 🙂

This is the suspension boardwalk that leads  to Southernmost Point of Continental Asia, known as the closest point to the Equator in Asia. 🙂

If you are in this part of the beach, your at the Southern tip of Sentosa 🙂

There is nothing much to see in this part of Sentosa but the the relaxing  fresh air and peacefulness of the place is priceless.

Just sitting here is a moment of quietness

That’s us goofing around 🙂

Up Next…Universal Studio 🙂

You might want to check  my  Singapore Blog series:

A bit of Orchard Road
Singapore…I am beginning to love this place

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Singapore…I am beginning to love this place.

I love how Singapore is so clean and its such a safe city, there are so many different cultures and the people there are probably the most friendliest I have ever met on my travel. Native Singaporeans are a cultural mix of Chinese, Malay and Indians, and the rest of the population are expats. English is one of four official languages, though ‘Singlish’ is more widely spoken and the accent takes some getting used to.

Last May 23, hubz and I flew to Singapore to celebrate our 9th wedding anniversary. Happy Anniv Labs…143  🙂

We left Manila at 10am and arrived Singapore budget terminal at 1pm. By the way, a month before our planned trip, I asked my sister to fly to Singapore to visit her husband who is working there. Syempre para may tour guide kami hehehe. Since she is a masunurin kapatid to her ate, days before our mentioned flight, she flew to sg. 🙂

After boarding out of the plane, we walked directly to the Singapore immigration counters. Checked our passport and arrival cards. After the officer “stamped” our passport, we claimed our luggage and headed to the waiting area where my sister was patiently waiting for us. 🙂

Upon exiting the arrival area, there was a free shuttle service right outside the terminal. We were headed for the Changi Airport MRT station located at the basement level between terminal 2 and 3.

Changi Free Shuttle Service Pick-up Point

I am very impressed on their Airport procedure system. Very efficient. Nainggit naman ako.  😦

We took the MRT t get to our hotel but before that, I top-up our ez link card (my officemate lend us).  When in Singapore, this ez link card is a must have. It can be used in their train and bus system.

Tapping up is easy as 1,2,3 🙂

Passengers waiting for the next train which is a few minutes interval.  Kung nainggit ako sa airport system nila, mas inggit ako sa train system nila! Very efficient.

Anyway, I booked our Fragrance Hotel Riverside through agoda.com.  I picked this hotel becuase of it’s proximity to the MRT station (Clark Quay station) and I’ve been reading good review of this hotel.

So after 45 minutes (I guess) we arrived our hotel.

At the hotel, checking in was also a breeze. If you are booking through agoda don’t forget to bring, the voucher agoda send via email and the credit card you used online, the receptionist (a pinoy)  asked for it for verification purposes.

Our room was at the 2nd floor, rm208. I’ve noticed, while going to our room, the hallway is clean and has this nice smell that i love.

Clean hallways  and scented too, they surely live with their hotel name lah!!!!:-)

Inside our room, it’s a bit small…

When I place our things, see how small the room would be but we don’ t mind. As long as it’s clean.  Besides, we will be mostly out during the morning until evening since I made a jampacked itinerary . 🙂

our bathroom with fresh towels, hot and cold shower

the room also comes with a complimentary bottled water, coffee and a water heater.

After an hour of pahinga, went to Orchard Road, that would be on my next update. Please be back. 🙂

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