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Mmmm. We had our second test today which was as fun as that could be and then headed off on a field trip to Sentosa Island, a very small island (about 17 miles long) off the southernmost part of Singapore. Professor Zhou chartered a bus to take us there and it ended up being only about 20 minutes from campus.
Sentosa was a compilation of a couple things. I think if you mixed certain aspects of Disney World (It's a Small World, Pirates of the Caribbean) with Sea Island, you would pretty much get Sentosa. Needless to say after that comparison, Sentosa was very clean, well kept and had amazing beaches. The first thing we did was go into the Images of Singapore museum (the whole point of the trip).
The bar was great. Right on the beach at the very southernmost point on the island (and thus the southernmost point in Asia). We walked out over a bridge and climbed up in the towers in between daquiris. Probably the most relaxing afternoon I have had in awhile.
Eventually, we headed over the the huge merlion in the center of Sentosa to see the laser/fountain show that shows every night. It was amazing. So much more than I was expecting. The only other laser show I have seen is the one that shows at Stone Mountain which didn't compare at all to this one. The storyline was pretty interesting..I think it showed a lot about the difference inbetween the cultures of America and Singapore. The show was about some kind of animal that lived in a mystical world that wanted us and the host to come to the mystical world with him. Very much a kid oriented theme...but done in a different way than it would have been here.
We took the skycar back to mainland Singapore. It went right over the bay and the port and you could see the city all lit up at night. A new view to the same city.
Altogether, the best class field trip I have ever been on!