Thursday, December 12, 2013

Our Singapore Vacation: Day 4 - Sentosa Island

We really enjoyed Universal Studios Singapore and for our new adventure and on our 4th day in Singapore we spent  the day at Parkway Mall and Sentosa Island.

It was rainy and gloomy day but of course we are not stopped from enjoying the city eventhough we got wet while walking at Parkway mall. Since I only got one umbrella, my sis and other got wet  Anyway, we did a quick shopping and had our lunch because our 3 pm our service (sister’s friends) took us at Sentosa Island.

The view from Faber Point is simply breathtaking!Sentosa1 sentosa2sentosa3Singapore Cable CarRiding the cable car via Mt. Faber is a must before you can arrive at Sentosa Island. I was with my mom, SIL, BIL at the cable while my sister and the teens are on other car. I got scared every time I ride a cable car because I have fear of heights. However, the view on top was beautiful and the ride is exciting and scary (for me..) sentosa4 sentosa5

Our first stop was at the TIGER SKY TOWER- Singapore's Tallest Viewing Tower. It offers a panoramic view at 131 metres above sea level across Singapore, Sentosa and the Southern Islands. It is open daily from 9am - 9pm daily
Rates: S$15/Adult / S$10/Child
sentosa6The air conditioned cabin is  slowing spinning and allows guests to view the scenic and breathtaking sceneries. The tower made me a bit dizzy and I was not feeling well after riding it. Yay!SKYLINE LUGE
My nieces and nephews and even my sister still ahve lots of power so they decided to try Skyline luge wherein they have tried riding a Luge and Skyride. Luge is like a mini-golf cart that goes so fast while Sky ride  is like a lift above ground. As usual, I have not tried any of these because I was a bit sick that time.. boo.

SNAKE CHARMERS Sis J, niece and nephew were able to hold the snakes for a fee of S$5.00 each and have their picture taken. I did not dare myself holding a snake for I will go
We explored the place and arrived at the MERLION WALK. Merlion is a mythical creature which is half lion and half fish which is believed to be guardian of prosperity . The statue is 37 metre-tall and this symbolizes Singapore.
You can actually go inside the Merlion and we had the chance to go inside the mouth and its head for a fee.
Standard RatesS$12 / Adult
S$9 / Senior Citizen^ / Child+

Local Resident RatesS$10 / Adult
S$7 / Senior Citizen^ / Child+

Tired and hungry so we had some snacks and later on ice cream that we bought at STICKHOUSE Delicious for I ate chocolate with bit of almond on top.NOT FEELING WELL
I got sick because of that spinning Tiger Tower so I didn;t enjoy Sentosa that much... Sad..4D ADVENTURE LAND
You can choose among the 3 rides on a virtual 4-D roller coaster “Extreme Log Ride” and 4-D Interactive Shoot-Out game happening at “Desperados” and Pirates

Unfortunately were not able to watch the SONGS OF THE SEA because my sister wanted to go home already. I didn't even saw the beach. Arggghhh! Oh well I guess we are all tired and hungry already but we should have not missed that!! We left Sentosa Island at around 8pm.Later on we went to BHUKIT THIMA market and Food Center for our dinner but I didn't like the place for it was dirty and noisy. We're home by almost 10 pm…and we are all so dead tired!

Day 4 of 6 - July 5, 2012 (Thurs.)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Our Singapore Vacation: Day 3 - Universal Studios

It's our 3rd day in the beautiful and fine city of Singapore. A new adventure awaits us all so we woke up early to start our day. It's our time to go Universal Studios Singapore so we are extremely excited. The rains didn't  stop us from going there and luckily when when we arrived at the Universal Studios the rains suddenly stopped !

We arrived at the Resorts World at 10 am and we are  amazed of the place so we had non-stop picture taking. A visit to the Universal Studio is not complete without having a picture at the the famous USS revolving globe, so our family got one.

There are 7 ZONES to explore at Universal Studios: and we had the whole day to explore the place.
1. Hollywood
2. New York
3. Sci-Fi City -
Transformers Ride
4. Ancient Egypt -
The revenge of the Mummy Ride
5. Lost World - Jurassic Park and Waterworld
6. Far Far Away -
Shrek 4D ride and Donkey Live
7. Madagascar

Our 1st stop is at MADAGASCAR - a water ride zone in a dense tropical jungle where a small boat will carry passengers inside filled with filled with strange and wonderful animals like lemurs and foosas. It made us excited esp. my 9yr old niece.
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Our 2nd stop is at FAR FAR AWAY Zone where Shrek 4D and Donkey Live are located
Shrek 4D Adventure
is a 4D indoor adventure where guests wear a miracle of OgreVision glasses. Guests can actually see, hear, and FEEL the action right from the rocking seat! I have to say that we all enjoyed this very much!! Seats that are not mobile are also available for people of old age or those that are disabled.

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We had our late lunch at GOLDILOCKS where we ordered had chicken, burger and fries and right after that we hurriedly went to DONKEY LIVE.

DONKEY LIVE - is an interactive live show where Shrek’s sidekick Donkey will bring fun and entertainment to all the guests. A fun, fun show! We have no photo inside as it is not allowed.

3rd stop is at LOST WORLD Zone where JURASSIC PARK ride and WATERWORLD are located. We didn't went inside so we just had photos in front.
Rides inside: Canopy Flyer, Amber Rock climb, Jurassic Rapids Adventure
Our 4th stop is at ANCIENT EGYPT Zone. We were amazed at those huge ancient stones and statues along the way.  Guests are transported to 1930’s Egypt, the Golden Age of Egyptian Exploration.
universal 8 universal 9 copy REVENGE of the MUMMY Ride - is an indoor roller coaster ride where warrior mummies and scarab beetles are plenty. Only my nephews and nieces went on this ride for I am so scared.universal 10
Our 5th stop is at SCI- FI City that has futuristic theme.

Just some of the  attractions at the sci-fi city are the transformer, toy, car and of course the TRANSFORMERS The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle. Funny and sacry thing happened to my mom because we approved her to come with us at the Transformers ride w/o us knowing it was scary and not fitted for her. Her blood pressure went up and we had to bring her to the clinic but after an hour she was alright already..
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6th stop NEW YORK Zone where Lights, Camera, Action!™ Hosted by Steven Spielberg, Sesame Street Stage Shows, Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase and other entrainment are there.

After the transformer ride,  we walked along the street and we passed by SESAME STREET where characters Bert, Ernie, Elmo and Cookie Monster are dancing.
My older niece and nephew along with with my sis J rode the  CYCLON Ride, Battle Star Galactica and the Mummy Ride. I'm too scared to go with them so I just seat and waited at the bench tog. with sis and BIL. It was hot already that time!

7th stop is at HOLLYWOOD Zone where Hollywood Boulevard is filled dynamic architecture, palm trees and the famous Walk of Fame. There are also street entertainment where you can meet various Hollywood characters and and more.

It's a TIRING TIRING but FUN day for all us especially meeting some cartoon characters along the way.
8th stop  is at UNIVERSAL STUDIOS STORE where we bought some souvenirs . We got some t-shirts and cap, ref magnets, Universal Globe, stuffed toys and more. We left USS at around 7:30 pm, tired but happy.
Our very last stop is at CANDYLICIOUS, where tons of sweet items are sold. We bought some candies and chocolates and also to have some rest.

Date: Day 3- of 6 - July 4, 2012 (Wed.)

Check out our:
Our 6D/5N Singapore Itinerary
Our Singapore Vacation: Day 1- Departure/Arrival
Our Singapore Vacation: Day 2- Dukw Tour, Singapore Flyer, Vivo City
Our Singapore Vacation: Day 2- pt. 2  Night Safari
Our Singapore Vacation: Day 3 – Universal Studios
Our Singapore Vacation: Day 4 – Sentosa Island
Our Singapore Vacation: Day 5 – Jurong Bird Park
Our Singapore Vacation: Day 6 - Departure Changi Budget Terminal

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Our Singapore Vacation: Day 2- pt. 2 Night Safari

From Singapore Flyer then at Vivo City we went to NIGHT SAFARI before 6 pm. The place was jam-packed with tourists and there's even buses and buses of school excursion and it was not even a weekend.
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There are long lines going to the Tram Station and after about 15 mins. of waiting it's our turn. We boarded a tram and we’re so amazed because there’s no fence surrounding the animals. We're a bit  worried because the animals might run after us or grab us but fortunately they are behaved. I didn't have a nice photos of the animals because theya re all blurred because taking pictures with flash on is prohibited. There are some tourists who are taking photos with flash on so wee need to tell them that is not good. night safari 3
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There's more to explore at Night Safari but we're already tired , we just settled taking photos with these giants and watched the Fire show.
night safari 7 night safari 8 night safari 9 night safari 10 night safari 11We’re able to watch the fire show and the performers were all amazing. Putting fire in their mouths without any fear is something the tourists loved to watch.

After few hours, we all went home very tired but happy! I'm not feeling good that time but I was able to enjoy na rin..  Home at around 10pm.
Day 2 of 6 - July 3, 2012 (Tuesday)
Dukw Tour (water and city tour)
Singapore Flyer Vivo City Night Safari

Check out our:
6D/5N Singapore Itinerary
target="_blank">Day 1- Departure/Arrival
Day 2- Dukw Tour, Singapore Flyer, Vivo City
Day 2- pt. 2  Night Safari
Day 3 – Universal StudiosDay 4 – Sentosa Island , Bhukit Thima Market & Food Center
Day 5 – Jurong Bird Park, Ion Mall and Orchard Road
Day 6 - Departure Changi Budget Terminal

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Timeshares on a Vacation Property

If you have read my post about timeshares, I'm sure you're already thinking whether you want to buy timeshare or not for your next vacation. There are times, when we took a vacation on a certain resort and had a good experience while staying there, there's a big chance that we want to return to that same resort over-and over again simply because we love the accommodation or the place. Owning a timeshare on a specific condo or luxury resort can be advantageous for many travelers around the world especially those that travel all the time.

Buying or renting timeshares can be a great solution for all your travel needs. It's also a good form or investment wherein you can own a condo or a vacation property. You can buy new timeshares or buy from a previous owner. Do your research on how timeshare works and weigh the pros and cons before buying or renting.

If we take a look at the infographic below, it seems that a lot of people are already enticed into buying a timeshare and it's amazing to know that Mexico has the highest rates of timeshares. Here are some more information regarding timeshares:

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Our Singapore Vacation: Day 2- Dukw Tour, Singapore Flyer, Vivo City

Day 2 of 6- July 3, 2012 (Tuesday)
Dukw Tour (water and city tour)
Singapore Flyer, Vivo City
Night Safari

Our first agenda for today was the Dukw Tour where we boarded an amphibian looking vehicle and it toured us along the city and Singapore river. Too bad, it was raining at that time so I was feeling a bit cold because I’m also PMSing.. argghhh bad timing.

We boarded an  while the guide is telling us about the story of the place. Later on we drove along the river passing Singapore Flyer and various buildings and attractions. It was fun but it rained while we’re on the boat.dukw tour Here's how the DUKW TOUR vehicle looks like. It can travel on land and water. Our guided tour took about 1 hour and it was amazing.

We passed by the following attractions

1. Marina Bay Sands
2. Gardens on the Bay
3. Helix Bridge
4. Floating Stadium
Singapore Flyer

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Singapore FlyerAfter our DUKW Tour we rode the SINGAPORE FLYER but unfortunately it rained so hard !!! We didn't see much on top because it was raining but it did sacred most of us. The ride was around 30 mins.

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Inside the Singapore Flyer capsule. The heavy rain covered our view of the city which I believe is amazing.. Arghhh... sayang!!
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Our family having lunch
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After lunch, we had little shopping at Mango, MAC store etc. because the Great Singapore Sale was ongoing that time.

Check out our:
Our 6D/5N Singapore Itinerary
Our Singapore Vacation: Day 1- Departure/Arrival
Our Singapore Vacation: Day 2- Dukw Tour, Singapore Flyer, Vivo City
Our Singapore Vacation: Day 2- pt. 2  Night Safari
Our Singapore Vacation: Day 3 – Universal Studios
Our Singapore Vacation: Day 4 – Sentosa Island
Our Singapore Vacation: Day 5 – Jurong Bird Park
Our Singapore Vacation: Day 6 - Departure Changi Budget Terminal