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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Foreigners In Singapore - Fifth Day: Hunting for A Good Deal

We're almost done with our vacation in Singapore, so we maximized our remaining days to buy some "pasalubong" (giveaways) to family and friends and also some for ourselves.  We were told of a place where we could buy good stuff at very reasonable prices... Bugis Junction.  It was like the Divisoria in our place but there was just a lot of cool stuff there and some were really cheap.  My wife just couldn't help herself being faced with a lot of choices, bags, footwear, t-shirts, gadgets and accessories.  She even told me, she can do shopping there forever, the problem was we didn't have that luxury.  We still need cash to go back home. LOL.

After buying the things we needed, we took some rest and had our lunch in a nearby Burger King.  Then we went back to Vivo City to meet our friends and their kids.  Upon reaching the place, the kids played for a while in a play ground. After that we had a little chat in a coffee shop.  Then Ionne and Raul, our ever generous friends, asked us if we've already seen Sentosa's Songs of the Sea in Siloso beach.  We told them we haven't.  They said it was a must see, so they bought a ticket for us all and told us it's their treat.  Good thing also, since we didn't have plans for the rest of the night.
Together with their family, again we travelled  back to Sentosa Island.  Upon arrival to the place, we witnessed how crowded the place was.  The play was quite popular to the locals as well as the tourists.  It was just like Wonder Full of Marina Bay Sands.  There were also pyrotechnics, colorful laser show, sound effects and they used the fountain as screen to the video projections.  We enjoyed the show, especially the kids, since the story revolved around a princess, cartoon sea creatures, powerful elements and a group of teenagers singing their piece.

Then, we returned to Vivo City and had our late dinner at Marché (still part of our friends' treat).  There were a lot of customers, so we had to wait in line until a table to accommodate us would be available.  Upon entering, each one of us were provided a card by which we'll be using in purchasing food.  It's new to me, as one could see the chefs preparing and cooking the food of your choice. There were a lot of choices, from grilled to soups, pasta and pizza, salads, cakes and other desserts and beverages, etc.  Just pick your choice, hand them your card and they would give you a sort of claim stub, then they would ask you how would you want them done (like when grilled, rare or well-done), afterwhich, you will be asked to return in about 10-15 minutes for your order.  While waiting, the kids were provided some coloring materials and puzzles as not to be bored. Then, after the sumptuous meal, the cards will be given to the cashier for payment.  I loved their concept. It was like a buffet with a twist.


Thank yous and goodbyes were then exchanged as we headed  home.  Singapore just never stopped to amuse me.  It really had a lot to offer.  I'm just again and again humbled by the blessings and the experience Yahweh had provided my family.  To Him be the glory as always.

14 comments:

  1. its like having travelled with you all :) Lovely time

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  2. Great to hear you had a good time in Singapore. Thanks for sharing your journey there. Cheers, Jenn

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  3. Your post and Singapore never stopped to amuse me!thanks for sharing your wonderful experience in Singapore! :)

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  4. Wow si Frankenstein nag punta ng Sentosa para sa aking moi favorito "Song of the Sea" Ay super!

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  5. wow!! im so proud of reading your posts about singapore!! I've been living in singapore for 3 years now and i would love to stay here as i can!! xx

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  6. What a family tour! Surely you have been blessed to have experienced all those.

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  7. It's my first time to hear of that system they used (the card thingie). I wonder if we have that here in Pinas.

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  8. We were in SG a couple of weeks ago and we stayed at a hostel near Bugis station. Didn't know that's the place to score good deals. Haha.

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  9. Must have been a great night..
    What an unusual amount of energy have you got there doing all of this in a day..
    Well, I would've done so, if I were there and its my last day.

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  10. Glad you loved your stay in SIN. I've been there twice now, and it still keeps me coming back for more. Have you visited Universal Studios?

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  11. Singapore! I would love to go to that place real soon. I'm planning to work there this year actually. Nakakatuwa naman at nag-enjoy kayo. Madami ba kayong na-shopping sa Bugis? I heard the items there are dirt cheap. super mura daw!

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  12. I am always on the look @ airlines promo fare, looking forward for 2nd time singapore get away!

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  13. Good finds!
    Being with your family in
    a place such as this... is so unforgettable.
    enjoying every detail in life is worth spending
    with our loved ones around.

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