Happy New Year!
If you guys are wondering what I did on the first 2 days of 2017 that is what I am about to share with you. But who cares what I did, what I really want to show you is what else Singapore has to offer. As mentioned in my previous blog, I’ve been visiting Singapore numerous times but no matter how many times I visit there is always something new to see and something happening around the city.
First stop is this dome that you can find outside Gardens By The Bay. Until now I do not know what this structure or place is called so I just call it the dome. Of course I did not discover this on my own but I saw it from a blogger’s Instagram post. I saw that we can take Instagram worthy photos here and so we made sure to check it out.
Nothing is exactly going on but the structure and details looks so cool in a photo. You actually don’t need a filter because all you need is great lighting to achieve that awesome shot.
Here are some of our solos that was made even better because of the great lighting. We sure did spent a lot of time here taking photos compared to those who quickly checked out the place because we waited for the lighting that will surely highlight the place.
Knowing my sister, she also found the place really cool because as an engineer, this kind of structures is her thing. Of course we took photos together and these were made possible all thanks to a cellphone timer. No shame here while people look at us. Got to risk it for THE shot.
This was taken on our way to Marina Bay Sands. This is the access to and from Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay Sands.
Lunch at Ce La Vi that was previously called Ku De Ta. I don’t know the reason for the rebranding but the food still taste good as before. Still pricey but really good. The breathtaking view of Singapore is also a bonus when you eat there.
Next stop is the National Museum of Singapore. Here is the good news, admission is FREE. So there sure is no harm in checking it out. Just take a bus from Marina Bay Sands and it will drop you here.
Once you enter the museum, you are welcomed with this art installation. If you look real close you will realise the time and effort to install this because you will see the number of nylon wire used to hang this piece altogether.
Here is an exhibit where you will enter a completely different world. Once you enter, colourful flower petals are falling in the room and once you reach down at the end of the exhibit you enter a forrest-like place where you can enjoy the twinkling stars and continuous shooting stars. These scenes are just projected as part of the exhibit but it gives you an amazing feeling of what it’s like to exist in a completely different universe.
The museum also has light installations. It is not as good as what you will see at the ArtScience Museum but you will have a great time here being creative on how you want your photo to turn out. I would recommend to use the burst mode in order to get the shot that you want at the huge ring light installation. In the star installation, make sure that your face catches the light so that you will be seen in the photo.
Last stop is Universal Studios Singapore. This is my second time to enter USS but my first time to ride the famous Battlestar Galactica. During my first time the roller coaster was under construction so sadly my first USS experience wasn’t complete not until this day.
Of course, before you enter the park you have to take a photo with the Universal globe to show people that you were there. Once you enter the park go on with your photoshoot because every part of USS is IG worthy but do not forget to try out the rides. That’s the primary reason the tickets are pricey so you wouldn’t want to miss that experience. USS has seven zones – Hollywood, New York, Sci-Fi City (where the cool rides are), Ancient Egypt, Lost World, Far Far Away and Madagascar. Do not miss any if it.
Now to my first ever experience on the Battlestar Galactica roller coaster. Once we entered the park this was the first ride we lined up to and there was already a long queue. That didn’t matter because finally I get to ride the Battlestar Galactica. All I can say is that it is the BEST RIDE EVER. Even made better because it rained. It is supposed to be dangerous because there might be some technical problem and they did stop the operations for awhile but we waited . Finally, operations were back on and when it did it actually started raining harder and that got me nervous as hell. There was no backing out and we went on with it. The rain actually made it better and that is because of the THRILL. We had to choose whether to ride the Human or Cyclon and we chose both and survived. We were soaking wet but we didn’t mind at all because it was just SO MUCH FUN. You definitely cannot miss this. We sure did get back what we paid for.
Another surprise are these light installations that can be found in the park. It is called the Universal Journey light installation and it just broke the Guinness World Record for the largest light bulb display in an indoor space with 824,961 light bulbs. We got curious once we saw the Guinness World Record signage outside. There was no queue so we might as well enter and see what it’s all about. It is a room full of lights (duh!!) with no crowd of people so we took the opportunity to take lots of photos. I am not sure if the light installation is still there but I think it was just for the Christmas/Holiday season. I know USS comes up with different gimmicks every quarter like the Halloween Horror Nights and I think this is the room where it all happens. So I assume something else is happening in that room at this very moment.
This post is pretty long and I hope you didn’t get bored. It just shows that there is a lot to do and see in Singapore. Whether it is your third or fourth visit I hope you still have a great time. Just go ask Google what activities there are in Singapore and it will give you the right answer. All it takes is research and a lot of Instagram following.
I hope you enjoyed this blog post as much as I did putting it all together. Till next post, where I will take you to the ArtScience Museum 🙂
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