Can you guess where I took my shadow?
Those are the waves at the foot…..err the tail of the merlion…
Merlion has been iconic that a trip to Singapore would not be complete without a visit to its park. I don’t know with Tina and Gabby but I was in awe; it was actually bigger than I thought.
Across the statue of half-lion half-fish are a couple of structures equally worthy of admiration…
The Esplanade : Singapore’s theater for performing arts creatively built with shopping and dining complex, with fantastic architectural shape similar to durian; only more sophisticated looking than the tropical pungent fruit because it’s made of glass. Its waterfront location is just perfect to wait for the sunset in this side of Southeast Asia.
One of the luxurious hotels in the Lion City is The Marina Bay Sands, famous not only for its service, and noted spectacular amenities but it’s strategic location.
At our first sight of its magnificence, Gabby asked me, “Is that a boat above those buildings?”. I replied to our kid with a smile, “It’s the Marina Bay Sands’ SkyPark, anak.”
Believe me, if Tina and I have the fortune, we could have brought Gabby to Marina Bay Sands to watch and marvel at the musical, The Lion King.
From the Merlion Park, we strolled to Esplanade via their sidewalk on the bridge. Had a dose of S$1-ice cream bar, watched the glorious sunset and went inside the Esplanade mall.
When dinner time came, we had to ask directions to Makansutra Gluttons Bay. A few steps more within the Esplanade Mall, we found what we’re looking for.
Our meal that night could have been cereal prawns or chili crabs but our Filipino palates became so biased with 1/2 kg of Liempo (grilled pork belly) from a Filipino hawker food stall in Makansutra. We coupled it with Seafood Fried Rice and downed everything delightfully!
These capped our day 3 in Singapore after we enjoyed Universal Studios.
Other than having the lack of budget for The Lion King, failing to taste cereal prawns and chili crabs,
another little regret I also passed the chance of trying to capture Singapore’s beauty at dusk in my lens but then again, it’s all because I prioritized bringing Tina and Gabby back to our hotel to rest. At least there are a lot of reasons to go back to Singapore. It’s that fascinating!
Beyond Toxicity’s Singapore Blog series includes:
- Our Amazing Quincy Hotel Singapore Experience
- Orchard Road
- Chinatown, Singapore
- Universal Studios Singapore
- Singaporean Taxi Cab Driver
- Hainanese Chicken Rice and more…