Sentosa & Gardens by the Bay: The Ultimate Leisure Destination

November 14, 2017 259 Views

The day after our Legoland trip, we woke up early to prepare ourselves for our Sentosa day trip. We had Indian food (Roti Cheese and Teh Tarik) for breakfast. After getting sort of bloated, we then headed to the Harbour Front Station via MRT and transferred to Sentosa Express in Vivo City. PS: You may opt to go to Sentosa via boardwalk or cable car.

After our Universal Studios adventure in Waterfront Station, we then explored further the island via the Sentosa Express (PS: You may opt to walk since they’re connected anyways).

Our next stop was the Imbiah lookout where we saw the gigantic 37-meter Sentosa Merlion statue. This one’s different from the actual Merlion in Marina Bay. According to a legend, the Merlion would visit Sentosa Island every year to guard Singapore’s well-being.

You can also find in Imbiah their latest attraction, Madame Tussauds. This attraction features wax figures of popular Hollywood celebrities, iconic characters and even historical leaders.

So before heading to the most exciting and thrilling outdoor experience, we asked the mother to wait at Subway. Afterwards, the sister and I tried out the Luge and Skyline Combo.

The Luge is a unique wheeled gravity ride that allows you to take full control over their built track. It is a thrilling ride that gives that adrenaline-pumping excitement. ONCE IS NEVER ENOUGH! Ultimately, a must-visit Singapore attraction!

How to luge? It’s simple! Push the handlebars forward to accelerate and pull back for the break.

After that “BITIN” experience, we then embarked on Skyride, a 4-seater chairlift that’s quite similar to cable car except that it’s open.

The ride gives you a fantastic bird’s eye view of the Singapore city skyline and the South China Sea while keeping you captivated in the natural habitat and coastline of Sentosa Island.

After those super fun rides, we then went to the Beach station to get a glimpse of Palawan, Siloso, and Tanjong Beach. They have white sandy beaches framed by tall coconut palms, rustic alang alang huts and quaint flowering trees. Although, I think we still have the best ones in the Philippines.

Anyway, there are other attractions in Sentosa island that you can try out and how I wish we have that ample amount of time to try everything like the indoor sky diving, cable car, Tiger sky tower and the like.

The day has been quite long and we’re sort of jaded which is why we headed back to Vivo City to meet up again with Vench at CBTL. While waiting, I shopped at H&M because they’re on sale, YASS!

When Vench finally arrived, we then sink our teeth into different Asian cuisines at Food Republic.

I had Korean while they have Malaysian and Singaporean meals.

We then headed back to Marina Bay for Gardens by the Bay and met up also with JC.

Gardens By the Bay is exceedingly enchanting especially during the night! It’s arguably the nation’s most beautiful masterpiece.

Initially, we planned to eat at Makansutra gluttton’s bay but because we’re worried that MRT stations will close down, we then decided to go back to Bugis for last minute shopping in the Village and Street.

We ate Lechon SG for dinner and then headed back to our hotel to plunge into deep sleep. Haha! The next day, we went to Changi airport for our departure back to our homeland.

Throughout the whole trip, Singapore didn’t cease to astonish us every time we embark on discovering their culture and exploring their different attractions. Even if we only had a few days to travel or totally roam around it, it’s one of those places I want to go back to given a chance again. 🙂

Saichi Montoya

Loves to share her escapades on food, travel, fashion, lifestyle and anything in between.

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