Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Singapore Day 4: Singapore Changi Airport

Singapore's Changi Airport was named as the world's best airport by international air travellers for 5th consecutive year by Skytrax Awards 2017.


Who wouldn't love Singapore's Changi Airport?

If you're waiting for 3 hours or less, you can check my list for the free things to do in Changi Airport. Note: Everything that I will mention are based on my own experience.

First, they offer 3 hours free WiFi. Although, you need to input your mobile phone number. Data charges may apply but I didn't bother that. Then, just input the one-time password that you will receive via text message. Note: the one-time password differs per user so don't bother to input the code on the screenshot I attached below. 😊

Here's the screenshot from my phone:



Second, have photo-ops with Terminal 2's Enchanted Garden, a giant glass bouquet sculptures perfect for a selfie or a groupie.



Third, there are resting area for FREE!!! It is designated for passengers waiting for their flights.



To learn more about the free things to do at Singapore Changi Airport, check out their website here: Things to Do - Changi Airport.

How about you? Have you been to Singapore's Changi Airport? How was your experience?
Sunday, February 19, 2017

Singapore Day 4: National Library, Singapore

National Library, Singapore was established in 1923 that served as the public library. It is located in 100 Victoria Street between Bugis Junction and Bras Basah Complex. The library was moved on this location in 2005. 

Without further ado, we visited the library, which is just a walking distance from our hotel. We walked for about 500 meters from the hotel and took us 7 minutes.



Unfortunately, it rained a lot so I wasn't able to capture the beauty of the whole building (outside).


Victoria Street
Here's the map directory of the building. We weren't able to explore the whole building and only went to L2 (comfort rooms) and basement area (Central Public Library).


As you entered the building, you will see this beautiful lobby. 




Comfort rooms are located in the 2nd level.



The Central Public Library is located in the basement area.




I love the setup of the library, which is a bit different for ones we have in the Philippines.





How about you? Have you been here? How was your experience?

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Singapore Day 3: Hard Rock Cafe Singapore

Hard Rock Cafe in Singapore is located in 50 Cuscaden Road, #02-01, HPL House, Singapore  and was established in 1990. It is part of the iconic restaurant chain Hard Rock Cafe, Inc., which was established in 1971 by Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton in London, United Kingdom.

Hard Rock is a haven for fans of music, food, and great experiences. 


Without further ado, we visited this place to celebrate my aunt's 60th birthday. It's not my first time to go here because I've been here last 2014 with my cousins. We took MRT from Bugis Station to Orchard Station and walked going to Cuscaden Road.



Upon reaching the cafe, we went straight to the reserved tables and had a good time there listening to the live band.



Here's the glimpse of my aunt's birthday.


Hard Rock Cafe is not just a restaurant. It is a place where you can hang-out with your family and friends.



The cafe is open from Mondays to Thursdays 11:30 am - 12:00 am and Fridays to Sundays 11:30 am - 2:00 am. 

How about you? Have you been to Hard Rock Cafe? How was your experience?

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Singapore Day 3: Chinatown Singapore

The trip in Singapore is not complete if you will not go to Chinatown. Chinatown is an area with rich Chinese culture. It is filled with restaurants, shops, museums and also temple.



How to go there?

Take MRT to Chinatown Station and take Exit A.





What to see?

  • Buddha Tooth Relic Temple - Build in 2007, it is a five-storey temple with extensive collections of Buddhist culture, art and history. It is opened daily, from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.
288 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058840

  • Singapore Coins and Notes Museum - It is the country's first and only museum dedicated to display the Singapore's currency. It is opened from 10 am to 8 pm.

 40 Pagoda St, Singapore 05919

Where to eat?

  • Maxwell Road Hawker Center - It is located opposite of Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. Note: It is very crowded during lunch hours on weekdays.


  • Chinatown Food Street - It is located on Smith Street. It is the one of the best places to eat cheap and tasty authentic food in Singapore.


Where to shop?

  • Chinatown Street Market


Will I recommend the place?

Yes! It's a good place to shop for "pasalubongs". 

How about you? Have you been to Chinatown? Share your experience.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Singapore Day 2: Marina Bay Sands


As I said on my previous post, our second day was a rainy day. After our 1-hour tour in Gardens by the Bay, we went to Marina Bay Sands. Me and my sister really want to go to the Sands SkyPark Observation Deck. Unfortunately, we also failed to go there. :(

So what we did was we strolled around the Shoppes inside the Marina Bay Sands and had a dinner at Rasapura Masters (24-Hour Food Court with 24 Local Hawker Stalls) there.



Marina Bay Sands Hotel (Entrance)




Upon you enter the lobby, you will see this beautiful architecture.


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Shoppes

There are arrays of branded and luxury shoppes here in Marina Bay Sands. 


Sampan Ride


Skating Rink



Rasapura Masters



We ate at Tong Fong Fatt Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice for only SGD 21.50!!!





How about you? Have you visited this place? Share your experience.
Sunday, February 12, 2017

Singapore Day 2: Gardens by the Bay for only SGD 3!!!


After our half-day trip in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, we headed to Gardens by the Bay. Unfortunately, it was a rainy day. I told my Mom that to maximize our time (only spent 1 hour) and to save money for this trip, we will just avail their shuttle service, which costs SGD 3!!! That's only Php 110+ per pax. 


What I really want to try back then was the OCBC Skyway and to have photo-ops there. Maybe we will explore it more next time (3rd time).

Back to the topic, we just availed the SGD$ 3 shuttle service, which runs at 10-minute intervals. The loop service is from the entrance (Bayfront MRT) to the Conservatories. It is open at 9:00 am to 9:00 pm daily.


Note: You can't enter any conservatories because you don't have an entrance ticket. The deal here is you can take photo(s) of the surroundings and you won't soak wet because of heavy rain. :)



How to get here?

Via MRT (Circle Line / Downtown Line): Take MRT going to Bayfront (CE1 / DT16). Take Exit B and follow the signage. Exit and cross the Dragonfly Bridge or Meadow Bridge to Gardens by the Bay.


Hours, Admission and Attractions

1. Double Conservatories

- Open Daily: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm 
- Standard Rate: SGD 28 (adults) and SGD 15 (child from 3 to 12 yrs old)

  • Flower Dome (Cool - Dry Conservatory) Listed in 2015 Guinness World Records as the largest greenhouse in the world.

Referencehttp://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/

  • Cloud Forest (Cool - Moist Conservatory) - Surrounded with diverse vegetation and you will encounter the world's tallest indoor waterfall.

Referencehttp://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/

2. Outdoor Gardens

- Open daily: 5:00 am - 2:00 am
- FREE ADMISSION!!!

Referencehttp://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/
3. OCBC Skyway

- Open daily: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
- Standard Rate: SGD 8 (adult) and SGD 5 (child from 3 to 12 yrs old)

Referencehttp://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/

Visiting Guidelines

  • Littering is prohibited by the law and is subject with fine.
  • Food and drinks are prohibited in the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest.
  • The Garden is smoke-free.
  • Remote-controlled aerial devices are not allowed in the Gardens.

More Info

Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive Singapore 018953



How about you? Have you been to this place? Share your experience.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Singapore Day 1: I'm Back To Singapore For The 2nd Time!

I've been to Singapore way back 2014 and I posted my experience on my other blog post: My 7-day Singapore and Malaysia Travel Experience. My companions were the same as my first trip here but this time, I was with my mom and my sister. Yey!

The photo was taken at NAIA Terminal 3.

Our flight from Manila to Singapore was 1:40 pm to 5:10 pm. It's a bit late, right? But we were able to catch the sunset. 😁







Our trip from airport to hotel was very smooth.  Thanks to Maxi Cab, which we availed for only SGD 60 / Php 3000+. How cheap, right? At first, we were considering to take 3 taxis to go to the hotel but due to this Singapore Limousine Taxi Cab, we didn't part ways.


When I searched it at home, I learned that Maxi Cab, is one of the largest and luxurious limousine cab in Singapore. It's a 7-seater airport transfer taxi that's been a top-choice of business or group travelers. It has an ample space to fit up the 7 passengers including the luggages. 

Unfortunately, we lost the calling card that the driver gave to us so I can't share the contact details with you but you can check the other details on this site: https://www.limousinecab.com/singapore/maxi-cab/.

Note: This is not a sponsored post.

How about you? How was your experience travelling to Singapore?