Day 4: Exploring City Hall area & more

Reminder: Make sure you’ve read Day 3 before you proceed! 😀

The following took place on Thursday, 29th October 2009 :-

‘Twas probably the late night previously that made us oversleep the next day. We only woke up at noon (to the sound of the doorbell at that!)…so we hurriedly showered and headed out, not willing to lose out anymore daylight hours.

And only on our last day in Singapore did we get to try the Singapore Tourist Pass.

For a fixed rate when we “borrow” it (we were to return it and get a refund of our deposit), this pass allowed us unlimited access to all the public modes of transportation (ie. trains & buses) without having to pay every single time. We just had to swipe! Very affordable and convenient! Wished credit cards were this cool. Haha.

Anyways, we headed out to City Hall area…

Really nice church near the city…

The Esplanade – the design inspired by the King of Fruits, the Durian.

Then we headed to the Singapore river area…

Fullerton Hotel, a famous hotel near the Singapore river.

Near this hotel was Cavenagh bridge and to my horror, I saw some kids jumping into the Singapore river!!!

So I tried saving them…

Little did I know then that this good deed was rewarded the following year when I won a free trip to Bali! 😀

And the famous Raffles Landing Site – where it was believed Sir Stamford Raffles landed years ago…

Next, after exploring the City Hall & Singapore river area we were off to the world-class Singapore Zoo

Unfortunately it was almost closing when we got there at about 5pm… 😦

So we only managed to take a quick trip around the zoo…

White Tigers – sleeping…

And real elephants… :B

When nightfall came and the Zoo closed we went next door to the Night Safari!

We managed to catch the Fire-Eating performance there…

The Fire Eaters were HOT! Pun intended. 🙂

And we suspected they were actually from Borneo!

We also caught the Creatures of the Night show…awesome!!! Unfortunately, it was too dark to take pics…

Soon it was time to leave…but not before taking more pics near the entrance! Hehe

This is a real crocodile. :B

Ben & Jerry’s Flavour Graveyard.

FYI, it being near the end of October, the theme throughout was Halloween…

The Skeleton Tree

Leaving the Night Safari…

It was about 10pm when we left and since we used the public bus to get here we had to catch a public bus back as well…and we didnt know which to take…so we just took the 1st that arrived…the trip back was an adventure in itself but we managed! 😀

(To be continued…)

Next: Day 5: Goodbye Singapore

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