|Route 106 passes through MBS...|
Also, they had an electronic road toll collection system that automatically charge toll fee to all passengers when a vehicle passes though their ERP gantry, really helped smoothen the traffic flow. And one more thing, like the MRT's, their buses also have priority seats for those who needed it most like those with disabilities, pregnant, with little children and the elderly, and able and young persons really give their seats.
|MBS underground mall|
|Giant interiors... lanterns and tree vases.|
|With the rest of the gang.|
After a short chat and picture taking inside our room, we immediately proceeded to their SkyPark... something we've always been dreaming of during the moment we stepped foot in Singapore. And upon reaching the 57th floor of the building where it was located, it was simply breathtaking (how many times did I already use that word, oh well, can't find any other word to describe the feeling). From there you can see a clearer view of the whole city... from the astonishing Marina Bay view, to the marvelous lights of ships in the Port of Singapore. You can also see from there, the Garden by the Bay, though it was still under construction at that moment, still one can picture out how beautiful it would be basing on the alien-like structures already built, just waiting for the plants to propagate.
|Garden by the Bay construction in progress...|
Then, how can we resist the charms of their infinity pool, by the moment we saw it, the kids (okay, including us) rushed our way back to our room to change in our swimming attire. Upon taking a dip, how good it felt as you could also have an open view of the city below as you take a break once in a while after a nice swimming moment with your family. One more nice thing about the people in Singapore was they don't mind who you are and what you're wearing, they don't look down on you. We never felt conscious of what we wear during our stay, we're on slippers, t-shirt and shorts, like other guests when we entered the hotel, and guess what, no one approached any of us considering its already a 5-star hotel.
As we like to stay there until the end of time, we needed to eat something, and friends, Ionne and Raul, met with us for a treat to another famous dining site, Makansutra (makan=food, sutra=art) Gluttons Bay. We tried their grilled stingray, spicy deep fried baby squids, and for refreshments, sugarcane with lemon... and whew, was it satisfyingly delicious. The reunion was cut short since they had kids to attend back home and the meeting wasn't planned. Then we were on our way back to watch the light, fire and water show at the Wonder Full in Marina Bay Sands.
The show lasted for 12 and a half minutes of spectacular convergence of sound, light, fire, and water. The water fountains created a giant screen for the video clips and their apparatuses made a stunning visual effects performance combining laser, fog, bubbles and fire. The show was about how life begun, its journey and how it progressed to what it is today. It also showed how valuable life is, our connection to one another and the importance of relationship. Never seen one before, so it's simply a WOW for us.