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Had a great day today, we went across to Sentosa Island and really enjoyed it. We bought return tickets on the Cable Car so got terrific views across the island and out to the Straits of Malacca from high above the water. Apparently Singapore is now the world's busiest container port and seeing the amount of ships coming in and out of the harbour, that is very easy to believe.
The Cable Car takes you to Imbiah Lookout, the central hub of Sentosa Island. We bought a package for S$31 which got us a ride on the luge, chairlift and Carlsberg Skytower plus a tour through the Merlion and Fort Siloso at a discounted price - you then just show the card as you go to each attraction, which is easy. The buses and trams around the island are free, so also easy to get about.
We started with a ride down the hill on the luge, continuing our quest to luge around the world after our adventures in New Zealand! You get a great view as you scoot down the hill, and then catch the chairlift up. From there we went on the SkyTower - this is hard to explain. You basically get into a cabin which is built around a central pole. The whole cabin moves up and down the pole while slowly spinning, so you get a 360 degree view as you are on the ride. It stops at 151metres, but the cabin keeps moving around until you slowly start to go down again. Difficult to beat this for views over Singapore. Next we wandered down to the giant Merlion, a representation of the symbol of Singapore - head of a lion on the body of a fish.
We then took the bus out to Fort Siloso - this is really well set up and definitely worth a visit.
By this time, we felt a rest was in order so we took the bus back to Siloso Beach and relaxed for a while. Went for a swim in the little lagoon - the water was perfect, not too cold and really refreshing. We had an ice-cream on the beach and generally took it easy for an hour or so before heading back up the hill to catch the cable-car back to the Harbourfront. A huge cruise ship had come in while we were on Sentosa Island so got a good birds eye view of the deck - looked pretty good!
Because we had time up our sleeve, we decided to take the bus back home. This took nearly 2 hours, so definitely not the quickest route. It did, however, get us back at Kovan at a good time for dinner so went straight to the market - they did not let us down, with both of us having a really big meal plus drinks for S$8 total. All in all, a great day.