American tack has found Singapore
Singapore Travel Blog› entry 19 of 22 › view all entries
November 2nd, 2008 – by: bcbusdriver
Now I am not a big theme park fan. I have twice been to the gates of Disneyland and not gone in. Three times I have been to Universal Studios and all I have done is watch some movies at a nice theater there. The closest I had been to a theme park was a few of the fall fairs that my province has in September and October or the one year I went to the Calgary Stampede. So on this hot muggy Singapore day I found myself looking at the price board of the Sentosa Island, Singapore's theme park. After a bit of discussion Benny and I decided to pay the price.
To get to the island you can take a gondola from the city.
Sentosa Island has everything a tourist needs if he or she is trying to forget they are in Asia. There are rides and beaches and western food everywhere. There a bunch of luxury hotel and even a couple of golf course on the island.
Not to say we did not have a good time. We spent some time on the beach. We rode some rides and watch a 4D pirate movie that starred a Canadian actor. I ate some German food while I looked a a Merlion. We even went up a mini Space Needle contraption that gave us an excellent view of both the Singapore skyline and the ocean that almost surrounds this city state.
After a few hours of this I was ready for some real Singapore. I had read that the British had a lot power in the earlier days or this city so I went to see what that meant these days. We took the subway to the Clarke Quay area.
We followed the river until we got into what had to be the location of the British Crown when they still governed Singapore. The buildings style looked very British and kind of reminded of me of some of our Canadian railway hotels. I really enjoyed walking around this area but I suspect Benny did not enjoy it as much as I did. The best part was there was a international rugby tournament being played in a temporary stadium at the cricket club right along the river. Looking through the fence I catch glimpses or the match and could easily hear the fun the spectators where having. It really felt like I was walking around Victoria British Columbia on a summer night.
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