We went back to hotel for two hours of recharge, before heading to the city for a great night view. We boarded the Sentosa Express back to Vivocity. The good: Getting out from Sentosa by Sentosa Express is FOC.
From Vivocity, we stopped at Raffles Place interchange (NS26/EW14). Welcoming us at the exit was the Cavenagh Bridge, one of the oldest bridges in Singapore opened in 1870 to commemorate Singapore’s new Crown colony of the Straits Settlements status in 1867.
Next to the bridge stood Fullerton Hotel Singapore, the once home to the General Post Office. With its location in the heart of the district, the hotel blends in rich heritage with contemporary atmosphere.
Comes with 400 rooms and suites, everything in here is carefully designed in detail to provide both business and leisure travellers with a comfortable retreat. Staying in here will surely give you a truly world class experience. Amazing interior, we felt bad for not dressing properly. (* yes, shame to Summergirl with only short pants and spaghetti in such a high class hotel..=p)
Us: “Hello… hmm… the one is mine.”
Guard: ” Ouu? That’s yours? It must be very important!!!”
Us: “…. (fainted), ya, very important. Thanks a lot.”
Guard: ” Oh ya, I also think it is very important..=)”
Us: “…… (more faint)”
Very nice and friendly guard indeed, big thanks to him. And Summerkid, you owe Summergirl a meal. =p We then follow the underpass in the hotel that linked us to another wonderful destination in Singapore- Merlion Park! A comfortable link, fully air conditioned with escalator.
Wonderful view of all the famous landmarks in Singapore- Marina Bay Sands Hotels, Helix Bridge, Science Museum and Singapore Flyer.
As the night fall, the boy was all set at One Fullerton, fully geared up to capture the light and water show from Marina Bay Sands. The 13 minutes sequence of stunning colourful show combined light, water, fire and music to sum up an appealing show, unique on its own. Spectacular.
The show runs every night at 8.00 pm and 9.30 pm from Sundays to Thursday, with additional show at 11.00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. So we suggested you to be there in the evening, take a scroll along the Singapore river, enjoy the breeze, and get a good place to enjoy the scenic show.
This lion’s head and fish’s body is named Merlion, where the “Mer” refers to the sea and lion translates as “singa” in Sanskrit, stands gracefully in the city of Singapore to represent the humble beginnings of Singapore as a fishing village, which has now becoming the icon in Singapore.
We then followed the walkyway to Helix Bridge, a pedestrian linkway to Marina. It was a long walk, 5 times longer than what we initially thought of, and almost dead by the time we reached Helix Bridge. Couldn’t believe that we have walked till the other side of Merlion Park and One Fullerton. #Proud#
Opened in 2010, this 280m long award winning bridge with four viewing platforms was built with intentional left handed DNA-like design, which is the opposite of normal DNA on earth. At night, the bridge is illuminated with a series of light which change continuously, creating a great visual experience.
As we walked, there was pairs of coloured letters C and G, A and T on the bridge which represents cytosine, guanine, adenine and thymine, the four bases of DNA. Felt fun walking under the “DNA structure”.
The boy refused to walked further when we reached Marina Bay Sands Shopping Mall. The new, luxury, huge shopping mall which suppose to be an excited place for us to shop, turned out to be a nightmare, as it was anotherlong walk to reach Bayfront MRT. The short distance seemed never ending after the whole day of walking. We were thinking to get a cab back, but gave up in the end, thinking of the price.
Summergirl was super ‘hao lian’, laughing at the boy who was exhausted by the time we back to hotel and screamed for his ‘half- paralyse’ legs. The schedule was tightly planned, which was no good, but had fun-filled day. No regret.
Stay tune for our second day at Universal Studio
How to get there?
Cavenagh Bridge, Fullerton Hotel, Merlion Park:
Exit at Raffles Place interchange (NS26/EW14), Cavenagh Bridge and Fullerton Hotel are just beside each other. Go into Fullerton hotel and follows the underpass at one floor down the hotel to reach Merlion Park.
Helix Bridge: By Foot:
From Merlion Park, follow the walkway beside the Merlion, go down the staircase near to Esplanade Theatres, continue walking pass the Youth Olympic Park to reach the Helix Bridge. By train: stop at Promenade MRT (CC4) and take 5 minutes walk to reach.
Stopped at Bay Front (CE1), follow the exit according to your destinations of Marina Bay Sands Hotel, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Garden By the Bays, etc.
The Fullerton Hotel
1 Fullerton Square
1 Fullerton Rd
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
2 Bayfront Ave
Marina Bay Sands