Going around.

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Lotus.
In the morning, I wake-up and feel clueless what to do in Singapore. I have been visiting Singapore for several time and nothing can impress me so far. The city is small and all tourism destinations they offer, without any doubt, Indonesia has too.....with cheaper price :) Anyway, I have to search. At least, we must do something to fill the days while we are here.

Finally, I decided to look around the hotel first. Maybe, we can see a glimpse of Singaporean daily activities. So, we cross the street and look around a traditional market over there. So many choices of food and we have our breakfast there. Then, we go back to the hotel to check-out to move to another hotel: Ibis Bencoolen.

The taxi driver is very talkative. He told us that today there is a military rehearsal for the National Day at Esplanade area/Merlion Park.
The Singapore symbol: Merlion.
This time, the taxi driver also help us to put and get the luggage to/out of the trunk. Then, we go around. We see two temples: Kwan Im Temple and Sri Khrisnan temple. These temples are right at the back of the hotel. In fact, we can see the two from our room window. Sri Krishnan Temple is a Hindhu temple, dedicated to Krishna, the ninth incarnation of Vishnu. Kwan Im temple is a Buddhist/Taoist temple dedicated to Kwan Im, the Goddess of the Mercy. There is a big fat Buddha statue near that temple that everybody touch and rub the Buddha. They believe by rubbing the Buddha will give some luck.

After taking a nap (it is very weird that we even have the chance to take a nap in Singapore, hahaha), we go to Merlion Park. We asked many people how to get to the MRT, where the Merlion Park is and so on. I'm so lazy to read the map I brought with me. We stroll along the Singapore river on Boat Quay street and finally, we find the place. Sit near the merlion statue and watch the military shows for a while. Then, after the dawn, we go along the bay/One Fullerton dining area before eat our dinner at Mc. Donald. Mmh...What else? :)


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Lotus.
Lotus.
The Singapore symbol: Merlion.
The Singapore symbol: Merlion.
Waiting for the lift. At what floo…
Waiting for the lift. At what flo…
The hotel from the front.
The hotel from the front.
Across the street.
Across the street.
So many food stalls. Rujak(=rojak)…
So many food stalls. Rujak(=rojak…
The pedestrians.
The pedestrians.
One of the pedestrians :P
One of the pedestrians :P
In the hotel lobby of Grand Mercur…
In the hotel lobby of Grand Mercu…
Raka is K.O.
Raka is K.O.
From our room.
From our room.
The view 1.
The view 1.
The view 2.
The view 2.
The view 3.
The view 3.
Sleeping beauty...err..handsome :)
Sleeping beauty...err..handsome :)
The way to the pool.
The way to the pool.
The pool.
The pool.
Rara wants to swim but no time..
Rara wants to swim but no time..
Bougenville.
Bougenville.
Move to another hotel.
Move to another hotel.
At maximum effort to look cheerful…
At maximum effort to look cheerfu…
The small black refrigerator :P
The small black refrigerator :P
The bathroom before occupation :P
The bathroom before occupation :P
The shower.
The shower.
The bathroom from outside.
The bathroom from outside.
The lobby.
The lobby.
Internet for free at the lobby.
Internet for free at the lobby.
The main lobby is at the back of t…
The main lobby is at the back of …
Lotus for the prayers.
Lotus for the prayers.
At Quan-Im Temple.
At Quan-Im Temple.
I think this is for medicine.
I think this is for medicine.
Chinese medicines.
Chinese medicines.
Another ones.
Another ones.
They call this as lotus bakery. Be…
They call this as lotus bakery. B…
A mini statues shop.
A mini statues shop.
3 for SGD10!
3 for SGD10!
Flowers which are very cheap...if …
Flowers which are very cheap...if…
Another pic of flowers.
Another pic of flowers.
Our spot for lunch :)
Our spot for lunch :)
Raka is waiting for the noodles.
Raka is waiting for the noodles.
The noodles are only with soya bea…
The noodles are only with soya be…
This one with duck meat slices.
This one with duck meat slices.
The view of the temple building fr…
The view of the temple building f…
Bugis Street.
Bugis Street.
Across the street. Can you spot wh…
Across the street. Can you spot w…
Raka and his father.
Raka and his father.
MRT at Bugis. Bugis is one ethnic …
MRT at Bugis. Bugis is one ethnic…
Arrived in Raffles Place.
Arrived in Raffles Place.
Surrounded by tall buildings.
Surrounded by tall buildings.
One of the buildings.
One of the buildings.
One sculpture.
One sculpture.
The taxis in Singapore.
The taxis in Singapore.
On the riverbank.
On the riverbank.
Singapore river.
Singapore river.
Farmers in the past.
Farmers in the past.
or Labours?
or Labours?
A photographer with his object.
A photographer with his object.
Another sculptures.
Another sculptures.
skyscrapers in Spore.
skyscrapers in S'pore.
The Fullerton Hotel near Esplanade…
The Fullerton Hotel near Esplanad…
On the bridge.
On the bridge.
Cavenagh Bridge.
Cavenagh Bridge.
Other sculptures as we stroll alon…
Other sculptures as we stroll alo…
A Fountain.
A Fountain.
Singapore can sell almost everythi…
Singapore can sell almost everyth…
Dinner with a river view.
Dinner with a river view.
Another side of the Fullerton.
Another side of the Fullerton.
Esplanade DR. A mistake? I think i…
Esplanade DR. A mistake? I think …
A helicopter.
A helicopter.
The Armadillo (=Esplanade Theatre)
The Armadillo (=Esplanade Theatre)
Merlion = Mermaid + Lion.
Merlion = Mermaid + Lion.
Singapore Flyer.
Singapore Flyer.
Going back to the MRT.
Going back to the MRT.
From Raffles Place to Bugis. Direc…
From Raffles Place to Bugis. Dire…