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Published: October 14th 2015
Today we have planned a fun day out in Sentosa, a small island off the south of Singapore. This is not about Singapore tradition, more about having fun. It is located right by the passenger cruise and freight terminal. This is also a point of travelling interest for us.
We have purchased a five centre Fun Pass online, and also have tickets for the MegaZip as neither of us have done this before.
The haze is quite clear today, so we have quite a clear view. They have closed all the local primary and secondary schools as the forecast for the readings this morning was not very good.
Unfortunately, they have closed the cable car over to the island, so we have to take the train.
As it is already getting pretty hot when we arrived there, we decided that the outside attractions should be done first.
First port of call is the Luge – This is like a go-kart, except it has no motor. It is controlled purely by pulling the stick in front of you via downhill gravity. Great fun, and of course George got there a lot faster than Theresa. Feels like the
go karts again.
Next was the MegaZip – We were both a bit apprehensive having never done anything like this before. We both absolutely loved it and would do it again when it is on offer in another location when we are on holiday. It was quite a sizeable zip wire down from quite some height over a jungle area onto the sandy beach.
Next we did the Segway - Again this is something that we had always wanted to do. George had a little wobble when he initially got on, but soon gained control. The FunPass included a short ride on the Segway, but it was a good taster and definitely something we would do again when we are back in Tenerife.
As the Segway’s were near a group of restaurants, we grabbed the opportunity to have a quick bite to eat before proceeding on with the other activities.
Next we did the Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom – This was a very interesting array of butterflies and insects. Did not take us too long to complete the route around this attraction.
Next we did the Sea Aquarium – This is an interesting area
charting much about the history of Singapore and before showing some good underwater life. Unfortunately, we have got our timing rather wrong for this attraction. Looks like all the families have decided to visit at the same time as us. There are children running around everywhere and it is virtually impossible to get anywhere near any of the displays with the amount of people in here with us. Photographs proved difficult to say the least. We did not really enjoy this at all. We did manage to get some photos, but were quite glad when we got out of here.
Our final attraction is the Trick Eye Museum – Think we have kept the best to last. This place is a ‘hands on’ museum of photo opportunities of tricks of the eye. Not seen anything like this before. So glad we included this on the list of attractions to see whilst we were on Sentosa Island. This caused many a laugh with all its participants.
Feeling shattered so we made our way back to the hotel to change ready for our evening meal.
Tonight we decided to head back to the local hawker centre for dinner again.
The food we had there was good and extremely cheap. We chose a different stall to last night and both had different chicken and rice which is a Singaporean speciality. We shared our table with a group of local men who were drinking and sharing one plate of food.
Whilst we were eating, we were watching one of the other stall holders that was selling Indian style food. In a tiny room about 6 foot by 3 foot, he was preparing many varieties of food and also making and cooking his own Naan bread in about 6 different flavours. Think that is where we will be heading tomorrow night.
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