Friday, February 19, 2010
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.