Something makes me laugh to myself when i find yoursingapore.com tagline at internet. They said 'do more than business when in Singapore' why is sound funny to me?for common Indonesian people like me ,visiting Singapore is 'The Business'. For almost Indonesian people,Singapore is the first abroad country to visit. By the way you can make some research about that fact,all indonesian passport must have Singapore immigration stamp.
Last week, I came to Singapore with my college friend and my little sister. At this time I am officially visiting Singapore,not for transit or business trip,at this time my business is visiting Singapore. So i already arrange my 4D3N trip very cleary, from buying cheap budged airlines ticket,booking a good hostel,and buying ticket to universal studio. Yes i do what people usually do at Singapore, come to universal studio. Bad news come nearly, Exchage rate for SGD is so high 9300 IDR for 1 SGD. The highest SGD exchange rate I ever buy.
Friday evening I have been arrived at Changi airport. Buying EZ link card for 12 SGD ,then take MRT to Lavender. EZ link card is very useful when you want to take public transport here. You can tap this card either for take a bus or MRT. At my last stayed in Singapore i have stayed at Bugis area and very dispointfull either with the service of the hostel and the condition of the dorm. So at this time, i already choose hostel which is have the highest rate at hostelbookers.com. The hostel name is Traveller@SG , no wonder this hostel have a good rate, its have perfect location just 5 minutes walk from Lavender MRT station, and have very lovely dorm. We are booked a room with 8 bed and its very perfect, clean and not too noisy. Many hostel at Singapore have dorm with 22 bed,its criminal action for me, because too noisy.hahaha
|public area at my hostel|
|our clean bed|
After doing Check in at hostel, we were going to bugis area for sigh seeing. I already contact my ex office friend fina, who was at Singapore too at this time, and we would to meet at Bugis area. Something that I've miss from Bugis street is its one dollar fruit juice. You can choose many kind fruit juice that you want and is just cost 1 dollar,very cheap. The second things that i want to do at Bugis is do some shopping, Uniqlo Outlet is a must visit store when in Bugis. After going around from mall to mall finally i have meet my friend fina at bugis juction, do some chit chat and go find a dinner.
|One Dollar juice at Bugis street|
My college friend from Jakarta just arrived at the hostel very late nite. We cannot sleep early because want to make sure they did'nt get any problem about finding this hostel. That's why we cannot wake up very early morning to go to universal studio. About 10 am we are leaved the hostel and go to universal studio Singapore by MRT. Stop by at vivo city mall at harbour front and continue with bus RW 8 to Sentosa Island. I just can say 'wow' when we are about cross the sea and going to Sentosa Island, Singapore is very modern city with well concept.
Around 11 am we are arrive at Universal Studio Singapore,take some photograph in front of the globe(its a must ya) before entering Universal Studio Singapore's gate .
|You haven't come to USS yet if you didnt take a photograph here|
So this theme park have many theme area. And they do it very perfect and spectacular, I didnt regret anymore for paying such expensive entering ticket , about 66 SGD for entering this theme park. The first theme i have been enjoyed is Hollywood area, you can meet Charlie Chaplin and Marlyn Monroe here hahaha. The building around the Hollywood street area is looks alike the real Hollywood.
|with "the Marlyn Monroe'|
From Hollywood street we are moved into madagascar ship. We ride little train to take a look whats happen inside the ship. They make very spectacular show inside the ship with a perfect cartoon statue. Silly things that we've do at this area is riding a carrousel , very mature attitude yeah.
|with Alex the Lion|
Next theme area we were entering is 'far far away land'. The house of Shrek and lady Viona. They build a real castle complete with the ford here. I think we are already come to fairy tale land at this time. We watch 4D movie about Shrek and its very interesting looks like you are entering into the movie and your chair is moving during the show fantastic.
|We call her 'ibu peri'|
|Welcome to far far away land|
Finish with the far far away castle we are very hungry and decide to having lunch at Jurassic park cafeteria. Fyi our USS ticket is include $10 meal voucher so we are about to use it. We eat laksa Singapore package for $11. After having a lunch we have been continued our walk. We come to Jurasic park area and ride the cable swing arena and take the Jurassic park boat tour. My first impression about this cruise is "ah it will be the same thing like 'arung jeram arena' at Dufan", but im totally wrong this cruise is more spectacular and make your heart stop beating for a moment. And we are totally wet at the end of the cruise hahahahaha. And for that reason before entering the boat arena you must put your luggage into a locker, that's why i cannot take a picture anymore.
After get wet at Jurassic park boa,t we are entering Egypt area. We decided to entering mummy castle to ride 'mummy ride'.When we want to entering the gate,the officer said that we must keep our luggage at the locker before entering the castle, i was wondering then' what will happen inside?'.After keep our luggage we are entering the castle and start queue at a dark room and didn't know where is the finish line. After waiting about 30 minutes we are going to ride the train, in my imagination it was usual train like the Madagaskar train, but I m totally wrong,its a high speed roller coaster. Can u imagine riding roller coaster at the dark room, craziest thing that i ever do. I almost crying when riding this roller coaster.hahahaha.
|in front of the 'dark castle'|
|Welcome to Egypt area|
Good news come from scifi arena,their epic and big roller coaster doesn't operated that day yippi. So i didn't get confuse between waiting outside our joined the queue to ride the epic roller coaster.
We are continued our journey to transformer area. My friend said riding transformer ride is a must thing to do here. So i dont waste my time and joined the queue to ride transformer ride. After 30 minutes waiting we are going to ride the transformer. Its a very amazing roller coaster I ever ride.It looks like i have been talk to Optimus Prime and join his battle.
|the epic roller coaster|
|transformer ride arena|
After finished the transformer ride we are sit in the street to wait the USS carnival. At this carnival, the artist from all of the arena make some performance. Really interesting carnival i have ever seen. I take many picture during this performance. The show is about 1 hour, and everyone is very happy watching their performance.
|performance from Hollywood arena|
After the carnival, we are continued to walking aroud and go to praying room. I feel sad for their praying room, at that very big theme park they just provide very little room for 'sholat'. After doing 'sholat' we are queue at the lost world arena for riding mini jeep around the lake. We want to watch the firework show at the nite, so we are going around at the New York arena until that time.
Guess what?i found little alley behind the store that very beautiful. They make the mock up building very detail, like we were at an alley at New York. We were at this street late evening and this alley is very peace and quite. At the end of alley you will find a little harbour near the main lake. I take some picture here and i said 'ah looks like i found a diamond in a straw'.
|Store at New York Alley|
|Little harbour at the end of the Alley|
I spend my rest time sitting around the lake and watching people. At 8 pm the firework show is about to began, and all of people staring at the sky. I didnt capture the firework attraction,and just enjoyed it. My sister have been record the firework atraction and when i see it 'ah the real attraction is more entertaining than the recording' hahahaha. At 9 pm we are back to vivo city mall by bus and have a dinner at the mall.After finish our dinner, we catch the MRT and back to our hostel.
|our team (minus the photographer) sorry mas gabriel|
(to be continued)