TravBuddy Meetup in Singapore!

Singapore Travel Blog

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We finally managed o sleep in for once and didn’t wake up till close to 10:30am which was nice since we had only been getting roughly 4-5 hours of sleep/night on the trip thus far. Today we decided to go to Sentosa Island which has many attractions including street luge, underwater world, Dolphin Lagoon, Sentosa 4D Magix and many others. We were also told that the best mall in Singapore(Vivo City) is located in the train station you have to go to in order to get to Sentosa Island which is a bonus.

In under an hour we were standing on Sentosa Island and for roughly $30 you got a ticket package to 5 of the attractions on the island and that also includes your transport on the train to/from the island. In all honesty though, Sentosa Island didn’t impress me as much as I thought it would.

The street luge was alright but not as fun as I thought it was going to be, the rest of the attractions were alright as well but nothing to write home about either. Our favorite attraction was the 4D Magix movie which had Leslie Nielson playing a pirate, the movie was a little cheesy but what Leslie Nielson movie isn’t a little cheesy?

By 3 pm we had had our fill of Sentosa Island and decided to check out Vivo City mall before heading down Orchard Road which is another shopping area in Singapore. It was around 6:30pm when we got back to the hostel and had to immediately get ready to go out again since we were going to the TravBuddy meet that was being held at Kopi Tiam inside Raffles City Mall. We got there around 7:45pm and for the first bit there was only 5 of us but by 8:30pm there was 10 of us and we enjoyed a wonderful meal while sharing our many travel experiences.

Everyone was super friendly and we had many good laughs throughout the night. One of the highlights was when we convinced one of the girls(Winnie) to eat the eyeball from the fish head main dish that we had. Many consider it the best part of the fish head and although it looked really nasty, Winnie took it like a champ and ate the eye without any issues.

After dinner we went to the Starbucks inside the mall for some coffee and a more relaxed setting where we shared even more stories and were joined by another TB member. Around 10:45pm everyone decided to go there own ways but were invited over to Chris’s(Abubu on TravBuddy) place for a few drinks so Jordan and I decided to go with him since he lived nice and close to our hostel anyway. We stopped at the 7-11 for some beers on the way to Chris’s apartment since alcohol is super expensive everywhere else in Singapore.

It was almost 2am before we left his place which was a little late considering we had to be at the bus terminal at 8:30am to catch a bus to Kuala Lumpur but we had a blast and Chris was an awesome guy to spend our last night in Singapore with since he gave us a bunch of tips for the rest of our trip and I might even be able to meet him in the Philippines when I finally get there cus he should be going around the same time.

abubu says:
sour?!!! sour?!!! hahahahaha!!!
Posted on: May 20, 2008
CalgaryJay says:
Posted on: May 20, 2008
abubu says:
i can't wait to read the UNEDITED version of this entry! lol!!!!
Posted on: May 19, 2008
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