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Published: August 23rd 2015
Another Singapore Stopover so time to visit something new for us – Sentosa Island. We bought train tickets for the MRT to Harbourfront station, walked through Vivo City shopping mall and then set off along the boardwalk to Sentosa. The day had the haze of yesterday hanging over the city but the lack of sun was probably a bonus. We only had to contend with the humidity.
There is free entry to Sentosa but the attractions have a charge. You can ride the Cable Car, go to Universal Studios Singapore, ride the lift to the top of the Sentosa Merlion, visit Madame Tussaud's as well as many other attractions. There are many bars, restaurants, traditional hawker style foods, fast food outlets and a casino.
We spent the morning walking around looking at the grounds and taking photos. We caught the monorail back to the Harbourfront (return is free).
Back on to the MRT for a visit to Chinatown for lunch and a cold Tiger beer. Food and drink was much appreciated. We had the usual wander around the stalls but as we had no need for Singapore souvenirs, the attraction waned.
The MRT soon beckoned as we wanted to see what changes had been made to the gardens near Marina Bay. They have certainly expanded but by this time we were a bit weary and could not do the exploring that we would have liked. Next time.
The one thing about Singapore is that it is constantly changing. Their new plan is to keep expanding underground with more railways as well as many buildings – the creation of a city within a city. There is also a new terminal and airport under construction.
Tomorrow we leave Singapore for the UK. Quality time with our grandson.
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