Monday, February 22, 2010

a monument an island and a sling

Singapore was not spared from the two world war. today, a cenotaph stands along Connaught drive as a memorial landmark dedicated to those who died in the two world war. we just dropped by when we were on our way to Singapore's island theme park. Sentosa.it was once known as Pulau Blakang Mati then Pulau Panjang and later named Sentosa island. the old names represents what the island was during those times. what used to be a base of the naval force is now an island theme park and resort.we went there on a weeknight so there were not much activity to see and do. one can also find Singapore's largest merlion statue in this island. we went directly to the southern part, the beach side. walked along the beach of Palawan and crossed to a smaller island that holds the title as the southernmost point of continental Asia. you can find tow cottage towers where one can rest with a view of Singapore's harbour.Uinversal Studios will be opening soon here in this island and we already saw a bit of what it will be like when we were on our way back to the main island. our last stop was a big surprise for me as my colleague said that this i shouldn't miss when i visit Singapore.we were driving along the beautiful Marina bay and down to one of the country's most luxurious hotel, Raffles Hotel. we headed straight to Long Bar which is the birthplace of the Singapore sling. a cocktail invented by a bartender in Raffles hotel years back. so good to end a busy day with this.a band was playing on the second level but what caught my attention the most were the scattered peanut shells below the tables. my colleague joked saying that it's the only place where the Singaporeans are allowed to scatter trash.we ended staying there till 12midnight listening to the band who actually looked like Filipinos. it was a great experience seeing Singapore at night as much as it is by day. i'm ending my Singapore series here.

25 comments:

gillboard said...

love the last image. naaalala ko Final Fantasy 8. galing ng kuha.

Hilda said...

The merlion actually looks scary lit up that way. I love the cottage towers. Can one actually stay there overnight or it's just for resting and viewing? The Raffles courtyard looks gorgeous.

Borneo Falcon said...

I fancy visiting Singapore again in the future

atticus said...

i would love to scatter peanuts too. i heard that's the bar's attraction. i'd go there when i go back to singapore. have fun!

nuts said...

I hope maka-visit na SG, my kumare keeps on insisting to visit her place, and avail the promo rates. galing ng last photo. Ano next feature? Binondo foodwok na ba?

I am Xprosaic said...

Akalain mong may palawan din sa kanila... jowk! jijijijiji... well Singapore is such a great place to visit... jijijiji

syel said...

the merlion looks scary. i've been to palawan beach but never tried to cross that small island. and the singapore sling, i have yet to try :)

alicesg said...

Universal Studio might be open next month but no news yet. I am glad you get to see a lot of Singapore while in here. Hahaha you are right about the peanuts littering. :)

Chyng said...

mali ang career path ko, dapat talaga Sales Engineer! i love the perks! Ü

Photo Cache said...

the shots you took are fantastic. and singapore sling is a great way to end the day.

i remember singapore sling is free on singapore airlines :D that i thought was pretty incredible.

docgelo said...

can i agree with chyng, dom?
you're one lucky guy whose job includes pleasure+leisure and more! there are lots of things to be grateful of, right?

i guess i have to start saving real hard to visit universal studios in sg (sentosa too). been to that in LA but i'm sure new attractions were added and will draw tourists particularly asians to sg with less cost than traveling in US.

SandyCarlson said...

A really incredible place, to be sure.

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

Do you know why the beach is called Palawan - or is this in reference to the island province in the Philippines?

Pietro said...

A wonderful place indeed. The images are so nice! Great trip.

Skippyheart said...

I enjoyed this Singapore series, and I hope to visit there too someday.

olan said...

galing galing naman ni dong... di pa ako nakapunta ng singapore. plan ko this year. :)

Mangyan Adventurer said...

Iba pa rin talaga kapag si Kuya Dom ang kumuha!


Katuwa naman... Parang nasa Perfect World ka... :)

Bengbeng said...

oh dear o dear r u sure u have no other pics not yet used?

like the casino?

jeanny said...

This entry made me drool more about sing.

Nice shots Dong!

Lawstude said...

the merlion at night is really a sight to behold. i love the lights and the show there.

r-yo said...

singapore! still wishing i'd have the time to visit the place....

luna miranda said...

Universal Studios in Singapore--that would be my reason to go!:p

iriz said...
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iriz said...

great shots, you just made singapore more interesting. right now, all i want is to get there.

good day dong! :)

Raft3r said...

raffles hotel
pangarap kong makatulog dyan
dapat manalo na ako sa lotto
hehe

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