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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
5.
Singapore Flyer

Beautiful Marina Bay Sands

Beautiful Marina Bay Sands

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Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore

Singapore Flyer

Singapore Flyer

Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay

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.

singapore flyer4Singapore Flyer capsule

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.

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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

US Travelers

One of the best things that we can do in our lifetime is to travel. Nothing beats the experiences that we can acquire when we embark on our travel mission for it can broaden our perspective about life, other culture, and more. Traveling doesn’t mean that we have to travel overseas all the time because we can visit and explore our on town, city and country.

For people where budget and time are not an issue, they can travel anytime and see the world. I envy those people who also have passion to travel all the time and will not trade traveling over shopping. People from all walks of life travel to different places and countries all the time that is why tourism campaign on every country is very important to attract more tourists for it will not only increase the countries’ revenues but it can also help promote their place.

It’s amazing to know that  in 2011 there are over 53 million people traveled internationally  in the US while there are 3.8 million US visitors that visited different Asian countries and I see no reason why these numbers will not increase.

The infographic below will show stats about US travelers on different continents.

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Our Singapore Vacation: Day 1- Departure/Arrival

Day 1 of 6- July 2, 2012 (Monday)
Departure –
NAIA 3, Philippines
Arrival –
Changi Airport, Singapore

I traveled with my mom, sister-in-law and her daughter and 2 nephews/ 1 niece via Cebu Pacific.  Since I don;t want to be late for our flight we left the house early for our 1:30 pm flight.

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Travel taxes:
P 1,620.00 for adults
P 810.00 for my 9yr old niece

Since we are there early, the counters of Cebu Pacific were still closed so we waited for few more minutes for it to open. Our baggage are excess of 20 kilos so what we did was to get some of the stuff that we have and put them on our hand carry luggage.  We are only allowed 60 kilos for the 7 of us.

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over baggage !!

After doing some minor changes on our luggage, we weighed  them again. The weight is 69 kilos so we have 9 kilos excess.
Excess baggage = P400/kilo = 9 x P 400 = P3,600, but the teller made us only pay for P600, yey ! .

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This travel is memorable for it was the 1st time for my 9yr old niece to ride an airplane that’s why she was scared and excited at the same time. We arrived at Singapore’s Budget Terminal at past 2 pm and it was raining a bit and quite hot when we arrived. Wheel chairs are available so we took one for mom so she will not have a hard time walking.

After waiting for 30 mins, my sisters, BIL and friend arrived to get us. We all  stayed (10 of us)  at my sister’s friend at a nice subdivision at Bhukit Thima.

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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

Explore Seattle: Emerald City

If you are looking for a place to visit on your next trip, Seattle in Washington City in the United States can definitely bring out the travel bug in you.  Emerald City, Rain City and  Jet City are nicknames used by Seattle and it boasts of beautiful lakes (Green Lake), parks (Discovery Park,  Seward Park etc.) and water/mountain views. If you’ve fallen in love with the movie “Sleepless in Seattle” then there’s no doubt you’ll fall in love with this fine City.

Going to Seattle is not complete if you’ll not go to these popular places:
~ Space Needle
~Seattle Great Wheel
~Famous Graves
~Bill Gates House
~Hammering Man
~Pike Place Market
~Myrtle Edwards Park
~Seattle Art Museum
~and more

According to the infographic below, it’s best to visit and tour Seattle in May to late September because of the fine weather where you can explore the place and have fun. Emerald City’s weather is mostly wet thus it is named also as Rain City.  No matter where you feet takes you within Seattle, always make sure to try their local food, great scenery, meet the locals, shop and take lots of photos!


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Pelican Feeding at The Entrance – NSW Australia

(I’ll be posting my old travel photos)

My very 1st airplane ride and out of the country flight was in Australia on February 9, 2005 via Cathay Pacific with stop over in Hongkong. Arrived Sydney Airport in Sydney Australia early morning of Feb. 10, 2005 with 9 hours flight. Very memorable flight. Stayed in Australia for 3 months (Feb. 9- May 9, 2005)
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The next day after my arrival, my sister and brother-in-law already wanted to tour me around Australia so we drove to THE ENTRANCE and stayed in a hotel from February 11-13, 2005.

The Entrance is located at Central Coast in New South Wales (NSW), Australia and is known as the “Pelican Capital of Australia”. There are various activities to do there are fishing, surfing, boating, waterskiing, walking or strolling, shopping, picnic, bike riding, watching various entertainment that every families will enjoy.

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The famous PELICAN FEEDING every 3:30 pm everyday attracts thousands of tourists

The Entrance NSW Australia 4The Entrance NSW Australia 5We enjoyed our time while we are there and I remember strolling down the beach and just savor the fresh Australian air. I wish I can come back there in the future!  Australia is love, love, love!

THE ENTRANCE
Central Coast, NSW Australia
Website: www.theentrance.org/

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