From Clarke Quay, I took the Singapore bus to Sentosa Island – a ride of only 15 minutes. Sentosa is an entertainment resort with a number of activities and restaurants that will keep the whole family busy for a good couple of hours.
It’s very easy to get around – buses travel to the main attractions throughout the day. I started off going up the Carlsberg Tower – which is the highest point in Singapore at something like 120 metres. The lift rotates so that you get a 360 degree view of the country. It was a tad hazy so I didn’t get to see Malaysia or Indonesia.
I then went on the Sentosa Luge which is like a go-kart – it was an awesome ride down followed by a ski-lift back to the top.
Not satisfied with the heights I had reached, I decided to take the cable car ride across the bay to Mount Faber and back again (all these above attractions were discounted using the StopOver package vouchers). There was nothing really to do at Mount Faber so I didn’t linger for very long on the other side.
I bussed to Silosa Beach where I treated myself to a Ben and Jerry’s and went to savour the sweetness on the yellow sands. It was a little odd to have a real beach adjoining a entertainment resort but there it was complete with palm trees, a sea and a volley ball net.
I continued onto the Ferry Terminal where I visited the Musical Fountain. I watched the 5:30pm show of the fountains dancing to music. The real spectacle of the music and light show only started at 7:40pm and I decided I didn’t feel like hanging around.
So I took a Sentosa bus to Harbourside MRT and from there a train to Raffles Place. My last stop was Lau Pa Sat festival market which was hundreds of food stalls in an airconditioned tent. While I love the idea of eating authentic Asian food, I seem to lose my appetite the minute I step into these food halls. It must have something to do with the spatchcocked chickens hanging from their necks or the unfamiliar smells or the sensation that things aren’t that clean. So even though I willed myself to be hungry, I couldn’t muster up an appetite and returned to my hotel room.