Day 3 - Singapore
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South of Singapore there is a small island called Sentosa. Everyone that we have talked to said we need to go there if we want to go to the beach and have fun. So after yesterdays series of unfortunate events, we decided we better go there today.
Sentosa is kind of like a little island theme park, theres Universal Studios, dolphin park, zip lines, beaches, etc. When we got on the bus to Sentosa it was a little overcast but no different than yesterday. We were okay swimming if it was cloudy, it was still really hot. Once we got the island it started to drissle of course...but we werent gonna let it get to us.
We started off by renting bicycles so we could learn the lay out of the island a little better.
After biking we thought we better go swimming before it really started to rain, at this time the rain had died off.
All along the beaches were volleyball nets so Erin and I, well mostly just I wanted to play volleyball. So after swimming for awhile we went up to the volleyball courts and learned that their skill level was a little better than ours. Every game that was going on looked like they were all professionals, and what Erin and I learned last summer from sand volleyball, we are not proffesionals...close. We decided that volleyball probably wasnt going to happen.
All the beaches go out about 50-75 yards and then have big boulders that block off the sea. On the other side all you can see are oil rigs and cargo ships. You can walk over to the edge of the boulders and get a closer look so we went over and snapped a few photos. This was also another fun sight because as I'm taking pictures of Erin, I notice there are four or five other guys taking pictures of Erin. I dont think some of the other tourists are used to seeing girls in bathing suits.
Walking back to the beach it started to rain again so we figured we'd better have a late lunch. We went to a place right on the beach that had cover luckily because it REALLY started to rain. We had some food and had a few drinks and learned about a local drink called the "Singapore Slinger," this was a fruity cocktail that was really good, but really strong. After waiting for over an hour the rain hadnt let up...so there wasnt really much to do on the island inside, so we headed back to the hotel. All our plans for things to do on the island got cut short.
This was not a good way to start our trip off for Singapore...