Friday, February 19, 2010

singapore river cruise

it was like experiencing Singapore transform from a mere fishing village to one of the busiest seaport in Asia today. a port hub to exporting and importing goods to the rest of the Southeast Asian nations.my colleague asked me if i wanted the Singapore flyer or the river cruise. being on top of a moving wheel seeing the central district was great, but it was when he mentioned that the cruise includes a voice over of tales of the Lion city that convinced me to choose the latter.it has several embarkation points along the Singapore river, we took off from the Merlion park jetty riding a wooden bumboat that brought us along Singapore's calm river.as the voice over began, it explains what you can see on each side. a few tales and stories of how significant it was to what Singapore is today. passing under eleven bridges and dropping by three quays that illuminates the riverside. among the best view from the boat is the Fullerton hotel, which used to be the central post office building turned to a five star hotel. built in 1928 and was later declared an architectural heritage. the whole cruise was just about thirty minutes, just the right time for you not to feel bored. the last view was a peek of the rising Marina Bay Sands resort. it will be one of Singapore's newest attraction and i must say one of the grandest structure there.dong ho recommends you to take the cruise at night and try the flyer by day. the Singapore cruise costs S$15 at present and is open daily from 9:00am to 11:00pm.

30 comments:

Chyng said...

exciting night cruise. i like it too!

off topic: tama ka, after a week, ramdam (na ramdam) ko pa din sakit ng katawan ko.

nuts said...

grandest ever! Singapore's bestest at night!

docgelo said...

that fullerton hotel looks amazing!
imagine if our manila central post office be converted to a hotel too...naaah! =)
...sg is even gorgeous at night! dami mo nagawa dun, galing!

gillboard said...

pansin ko lang... cities look nice pag view mo sa tubig... dagat river or whatever...

Photo Cache said...

Wow, may night cruising pla. I just went to the free day cruise. You took such great pix.

zherwin said...

any city is different kapag gabi, beatiful!

ang linaw ng shots natin, and to think you're in a cruise, nice.

Borneo Falcon said...

Nice one. I did not take the cruise in my last visit to Singapore. Also it is much costlier to take the flyer at night

carlotta1924 said...

good recommendation, dom. and you got really great night photos here! :)

Sidney said...

Great night shots !
Will keep that in mind if ever I have the opportunity to go back to Singapore !

Saw your Binondo trip on Docgelo's blog... looks like you had a fantastic time there too !

bertN said...

Ang galing ng mga night shots mo!

Pietro said...

Wonderful night pictures! I like very much this sequence of the Singapore river cruise!

alicesg said...

The photos looked so beautiful at night. I took the duck tours cruising the Singapore River but was a day trip.

Solo said...

Goodness! Now i wanted to go to singapore earlier than i am planning haha. The place is so nice, especially at night. I will surely go night cruise too. ;D Thanks for sharing such nice photos.

Solo
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luna miranda said...

lovely reflections on water! is it more beautiful at night or during the day?

Reena said...

ang ganda nga ng singapore. pero nasasaktan ako pag nakikita ko yang bansang yan. hahhaa.

glad you had fun. i like your photo of the fullerton hotel. ganda nya. pang postcard quality. :)

tc!

jeanny said...

Thinkin of visiting singapore na talga. Sana mag meet ang sched namin ni hubz :)

I am Xprosaic said...

Ang gaganda talaga ng lights ng mga building... jijijijiji

miong said...

grabeh ka nice dong.

Heart of Rachel said...

That's a great cruise. Singapore looks breathtaking at night.

upto6only said...

it must have been wonderful to join a cruise. though takot ako sa water :p. those views are wonderful. Maganda talaga mag view ng city or anything pag gabi.

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

No matter what time of the day, Singapore always sparkles - whether it's from squeaky cleanliness or from the bright night lights of its skyscrapers.

Ailee Verzosa said...

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Skippyheart said...

baby let's cruise away from here...

haha! pardon my LSS moment...pero medyo iba...crusin' nga pala yung song na yon! ;D...oh well, ang ganda naman dyan sa Singapore!

Raft3r said...

did you try their boat na korteng bibe?
hehe
happy weekend, dong!

witsandnuts said...

You took great pictures! I've never been to Singapore. I think that river cruise you had is a must. =)

dyosa said...

Great shots! I haven't been on a night cruise in Singapura. Will give it a try when I go back. :)

dyosa said...

By the way, I read your Binondo trip with Doc Gelo. Very nice! Love the charm you gave them. Sana makasama ako next time :D

Lawstude said...

ang galing. hopefully, if time allots, i could also go there. but at the moment, my group is keen on going to the night safari, but wait 'til i show them this post. :)

7a'faR said...

Singapore: Paris of south east ASIA !!




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Traveling Hawk said...

Splendid! Hope to visit on 2012.

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