Monday, February 22, 2010
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.