China Town, Singapore

SINCE today is our last day in Singapore, we won't leave this country without minimal souvenir shopping. A side from the endless photo shoots, bringing home even a single key chain is one of my ways of taking a piece of a place with me.

As our flight back to KL is scheduled at 2.00 pm, still got extra time and we took the opportunity to go to China TownIf you travel to Singapore. China Town is the place you must visit. There are many products sold here at low prices such as gift items or souvenir. Believe it or not, 30 pcs of key chain sold only at $10 dolar ! For me, it is really cheap. For your infomation, at Bugis Street they sold 18 pcs for $10 dolar.. and some other place sold 6 pcs for $5 dolar. You won't regret.

Due to our accomodation hotel located at Bugis Street, so we need to change or transit MRT tren for 3 times to get to China Town. From Bugis MRT station, we took a green MRT heading to Joo Koon  and transit at the second station City Hall. From City Hall, we continue our journey with red MRT heading to Jurong East and also transit at the second station Dhoby Ghaut. Then, we travel with purple MRT heading to Habour Front. After two station, we have reached the destination.. welcome to China Town. 

** Since there are three platform tracks at Dhoby Ghaut station, and each MRT heading in different direction, you have to make sure that you are at the right platform. Simple and easy, just look at the colour platform or direction signboard.

Cheap sale....
Perfume from Lucky Plaza
Some of the more than 30 pcs key chain that we bought from Singapore
from Universal Studio
Multipurpose handbag

After about two hours we spent time and money here, now it's time for us to leave. Travel with MRT is more easy, fast and hassle free. Thus, once again, the MRT service is required. But this time, it will not take us to the interesting places around Singapore. However, The MRT service needed  to take us to the Changi International Airport.

Short trip to this country is really fun and enjoy. Although tired, but we were happy. We're able to visit some interesting places, that must be visited, during our 2 days 1 night holiday. Never say goodbye to Singapore. We will be back for holiday to this country in the future.

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Hanging out - Singapore

IF you haven’t seen the Merlion Park, you haven’t fully seen Singapore. An imaginary creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish, the Merlion is the most important trademark, and symbol of the country. Thus, this place would be the first place we visit after enjoying at Universal Studio. Merlion Park is located next to Marina Bay on the city's edge.

As I told you in my previous entry, it is not easy for us to find this place. We understand that we need to get off at Raffles Place MRT station. Then, have to walk to reach the place. However ,after we came out of the station, we do not see the monument. What we see only the buildings, road and shops.. haiya.. are we lost honey? hmmm.. my wife try to find the place by using the map. But, we still confused.. and finally we decided to cross the road and hope we will find any directions to the place.  There are many buildings that have interesting modern design here. So, we don't get bored. Just enjoy the view.

THE MERLION PARK.... IF you haven’t seen the Merlion Park,
 you haven’t fully seen Singapore!
When we are busy taking pictures, from a far, my wife saw the monument that we are looking for. Yeahhhh.. without wasting time,  dari kaki kanan, cepat jalan... kiri kanan kiri.. have to walk around 200 metre to get there.. huhuhu.. Can not wait to go to that place.. Our hearts are excited.. and its became more excited when we stood right in front of the Merlion Statue. An imaginary creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish, the Merlion is the most important trademark, and symbol of the country. Yeahhhh !!!

After captured few pictures memories  at this park and enjoying the view as well, now it is time to say goodbye to "lion fish". We can not be long here as we need  to continue our journey to another place.
EXCITED... hubby n wife... perasan orang bujang pula.. hehe.
Hmmmm.. enjoy di Universal Studio dah.. gambar2 pemandangan dah.. visit the Merlion Park pun suda... so, where are we going honey?

Time for shopping !!! yeaah... Everyone likes shopping, especially the women.. betul ka tidak ooo sumandaks ja yg suka.. hehehe. I also like shopping.  My way (of shopping) -- When I see branded jeans that I like.. I'll look at this stuff.. testing.. testing.. see the prices.. if interested, I go straight to pay at the counter. Simple, only 15 minute.. no need to waste time looking others stuff inside the shop.

Well, different way from women.. They like to in-and-out of shops or boutiques. Usually, they will see all the items that sold in these store. After spending an hour in the shop, they will leave without buying anything. huh.... Then, they will go to another store and do the same thing. Hahahaha. No wonder when women go shopping, they will takes hours just to find a pair of shoes.. Nightmare bro !

Okay.. okay.. alamak, my comment terlebih suda... forget about it.

Continue to my main story.. hehehe... From Merlion Park, we took MRT heading to Orchard station. Lucky Plaza, the place where we to go. Situated in the midst of Singapore's premier shopping district, Lucky Plaza is bustles with its many shops and endless stream of shoppers. For your infomation, this place had been indentified as one of the most accessible landmarks along Orchard Road for the tourist. My opinion, this shopping complex can be consider a little Phillipines or little Indonesia. This is because majority restaurants (provide Phillippine or Indonesia cuisine), shop workers and visitor at this place are from Phillipines or Indonesia.

Lucky Plaza also famous with "cheap perfume". There are many famous perfume brands with cheap price can be found here. Seriously, TOO CHEAP !! Until it makes you wonder whether these products are original or fake! I did'nt buy any perfume here. But, my wife bought 3 bottles of perfume for her mum, bro and herself. I only bought Singapore's t-shirt for me and my kids.

I want to give you all some tips here -- When you want to buy perfume at Lucky Plaza, please remember DO NOT SHOP AT "DOLLARS AND SCENT" shop. Condemned and very poor attitude. You don't want to "waste their time". So, if you really want to buy something at this shop, please "show that you appreciate their service". Think carefully which brands you want to buy or test before you step in the shop. If not, their will say that "You are wasting time, please leave !!". You only have "three tries", after that you never get the 4th chance. You have to pay for the 4th bottle. Without prejudice !

Warning signboard stated inside this shop -- "No testing. Once you test any perfume, It is consider sold"... ni kali la.. klu pekerja kedai nampak anda test perfume untuk kali ke-4.. Anda akan terpaksa beli tu perfume biarpun anda tidak suka wangian tersebut.. perrghhh.. automatik terus kansel niat kami mau survey perfume di kedai ni.

Spending almost 2 hours here, we decided to go to Bugis Street night market. Looking for any interesting goods stuff here. Shopping inside this place is really fun. Cloths, shoes, survenier, hand watch or foods. Everything you want, you can find it here.. psst.. psst.. kedai sex accesories pun ada di sini. Kedai ni jual "adult toys".. Muahahahaha !!

The Bugis Street providing over 600 shops.  This place is the largest street shopping in Singapore. Possibly one of the best-known areas in this country. Because of too many shops here. This place became crowded! This situation uncomfortable to some visitors. Including us. Therefore, we only spent 30 minute in this place. Then, we step out looking for restaurant.. hungry.. hungry.. we need food !!

THE BUGIS STREET.... tempat best mau shopping !
After having our dinner... we went back to the hotel.. relax.. then.. ZZZzzzzzz !!

Around 3.00am.... my wife woke me up. She told me that somebody  is trying to open our door room!! I think that she was dreaming... No !! she's not dreaming.. this is a real. Yes, out there, somebody is trying to breaking into our room. What should we do? At that time, inside my head, my wife's safety is my priority! I try to look outside through the spy-hole. And I can see a couple boy and girl tries to open the door.

Just relax.. Calm down.. If they succesfully break into this room, I will attack them using 15" LCD television. Pasal ganti rugi kerosakan harta benda hotel... belakang cerita.. Perhaps, I will summon this hotel because they  failed to ensure the safety of their customers. I don't  know since when or how long they tries to break in our room. But, after 5 minute.. keadaan di luar senyap dan kemudian terdengar pintu bilik lain ditutup. I don't know which room it is Not important for us to know which one. The most important that thanks God we  are safe! Nothing bad happen to us. Well, lets continue sleep.. ZZzzzzZZZzz !!!


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Universal Studio, Singapore

Hi Guys,

Today, I want to story about my 2D1N trip to Singapore...

We began our journey from KL to Singapore as early as 5.00 am on March 31... mata pun masih ngantuk time drive keta.. huhuhu.. Since it is only 2D1N trip... we decided to park our car at the LCCT airport. For your infomation, you have choice whether you want to park your car in parking lot in front of the LCCT (the parking area that you have to pay RM3.50 for 1st hour / RM40.50 per day or more).

Or, you can park your car in parking lot that offer low price. Just pay RM16 per day (24 hours).. But, you have to walk 100 meter to get to the LCCT building. well, you wanted the low price, this is the price you have to 'pay' for choosing this parking area. I asked myself.. This area is secure? hmmmm... don't know... 50 -50. Pray nothing happen to our car.

Okay, forget about the parking rate... lets concentrate about Singapore.. hehehe.

Coz we are backpakers and check in via website, thus, we don't any luggage to drop.. After  immigration + security checking, we entered the boarding area.. have a breakfast first.. makan kenyang2.. sbb nanti atas flight teda kena kasi makan tu... flight only takes 40 minutes to reach the destination.. tidak sempat habis makan suda landing.. hehehe.

At 8.35am....AirAsia's flight departure to Changi International Airport, Singapore.

About 40 minutes later, we landing at Changi, Singapore.. upon arrival.. masih blur pasal ni airport. first time bha kami landing di sini.. bingung la sekijap.. hehehe.. so, we just followed the others until we saw the "Singapore Terminal Arrival Immigration".... After crossing this counter, our advanture just began !

Changi International Airport, Singapore
Talking about Singapore, first thing that thought in your mind must be The Universal Studio... right? And that is the destination and main purpose me and my beloved wife came here. Thus, our first destination of course The Universal Studio.. yeaahhh !!

But, since this was our first time here.. How to get there?
From Terminal 1, we followed 'skytrain' signboard which will take us to Terminal 2 (and also Terminal 3). It is a free shuttle that connects ppl from all the airport terminals. From Terminal 2, we followed 'train to city' signboard which took us to the Changi Airport MRT station.
We queue up and bought EZ link card for ourselves. The card cost us $12.00 dollars per card. The card itself is $5.00 dollars. So, we have $7.00 dollars 'on hand'.

To get to USS, read carefully... tarik nafas.. sbb bikin bingung juga ni laluan MRT..telampau byk mau tukar2 tren.
From Changi Airport, take the green MRT heading to Joon Koon or Pasir Ris and transit at the second station, Tanah Merah. From Tanah Merah Station, again take the green MRT heading towards Joon Koon and transit at Outram Park Station (11 stations). At Outram Park, take the purple MRT heading HarbourFront station to the HarbourFront station itself (only 1 station from Outram Park). The journey will cost you $2.30 dollars and about an hour traveling time.

MRT..... Singapore have too many MRT station. Can make you confused.
At HarbourFront Station, proceed to Level 3 of Vivo City Mall for the Sentosa Station to Sentosa Island. We didn't explore the mall cause.. errr... my wife can't wait to enter USS... huhuhu.. If you not using the EZ Link card, you have to buy return ticket from counter which will cost you $3.00 dollars. The monorail will bring you to the Waterfront Station. And here we are... Universal Studio just in front of your eyes !!
Biarpun kontrol macho kunun.... The fact is.. I was so excited to be here. Specially with my beloved wife... hehehe... I was very happy see my wife smiling from ear to ear when she see the 'haunted' Globe.
THE UNIVERSAL STUDIO.... too exited when we arrived here.
MOVIE CHARACTERS.... but unfortunately, we were unlucky
because we can not meet the legend actress Marilyn Monroe... Maybe she was on leave.

ROLLER COASTER.... There are two type of roller coaster here. First, the classic roller coaster...
and secondly, roller coaster "hanging leg"... Seriously, if you're weak-willed type.. Advised not to ride these thing.

After spending nearly 3 hours here, we decide to 'check out' from this place... we had to rush.. we need to check in to our hotel at Bugis Street area. Besides, our schedule is too tight. We have to visit to the other places.. China Town... Merlion Park.. hanging around the city, etc... perghhhh..

to be continue....

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