Thursday, August 30, 2012

Singapore: Sentosa Island

Sentosa Island was on tap for Day four!  
Matty & I started our day out with kopi-c (Singaporean coffee with cream) & Kaya toast. After breakfast, we took the hotel's free shuttle bus to the island.
Matty was starving by the time we arrived, so we shared an Indonesian chicken & rice claypot meal. It doesn't look so big in this photo but the diameter of the claypot was about 12". Huge!
Merlion: symbol of Singapore.
This merlion was 150 ft tall & visitors could climb up inside for $8.
We rode the Sentosa luge down & took the SkyRide back up. It was a lot of fun! Video coming soon!

After we rode the luge 3 times....we headed to Siloso Beach. It was practically deserted. There were just a few people walking around. I loved it!! We hung out here for a while, just taking it all in.
Frangipani - the scent was similar to gardenia. Loved it!

Peekaboo toes.
After sunning ourselves on the beach, we walked two miles to ride the zip line. On the way, we saw a plant that looked like it belonged in a Jurassic Park movie.

Check out that foliage!

I usually avoid things like zip lines (scary!), but Omid challenged Matty & I to do it. I was not going to back down from this challenge!  I wasn't scared at all until I was  'dangling'  - waiting to be let go, & tried my best to be brave.
I will tell you this: I did scream & I never let go of the rope. Matty was much braver & didn't hold on to the rope at all!  All in all, it was a lot of fun. The only thing I disliked was that I spun around & was looking behind me instead of in front. I wanted to see where I was headed! I figured out that if I kicked my legs/pedaled like on a bicycle, then I could face frontwards again.

We explored the island a bit more & then caught the shuttle back to the hotel. Matty was craving a hamburger. I told him that we did not fly halfway across the globe to eat American food! He was relentless, so I gave in. We walked to the HardRock Cafe so he could have a burger.

 Guess how much we paid for TWO hamburgers? $60!!!!  
The burgers were delicious, but $30 a burger?! C'mon!

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