Sunday, July 22, 2012

Those places (1) ❤ July, 22, 2012

We are programmed to associate places with experiences. We remember places as they relate to our stories. Some places are sweet and happy, some may be exciting and busy, and some may be associated with sadness or sorrow.

Orchard Road, great place for shopping and entertainment...
Orchard road is a very long and crowded street. As a major tourist site, it comprises of numerous shopping centers, fun places, and fancy restaurants. From luxurious brands, such as LV, PRADA, GUCCI and etc, to more common brands. As a experienced shopper, I have to say that you can find whatever you want on the Orchard road. To Renee and Sallie, my Clemson Student Enrichment director and International Program coordinator, you two should visit Singapore and you will love here! This place is such a paradise for shoppers!!!
In addition, shopping malls here are very artistically designed with elegant look. Therefore, you can enjoy window shopping while enjoying the site.

Marina Bay Sand Hotel, pleasure Casino VS. peaceful SkyPark...
Oh, don't presume that we actually stayed in this hotel. Although we really want to, it is too expensive for us.
This hotel is so special that it has become an iconic place of Singapore. With the world's most expensive standalone casino property at the bottom floor, the three 55-story towers hotel has the "SkyPark" which spans the rooftop of these three towers.
We went to the Casino and found out we can not handle any of them. However, we love the SkyPark site. There's a really long swimming pool with vanishing glasses edge that takes 2/3 of the rooftop. Between the swimming pool and the public observation deck, there's a fancy restaurant called KU DE TA.
We had somehow got into the public observation deck for free whereas we were told by everyone in our office that it usually costs S$20 per person. I guess we were just really lucky.
The view from this rooftop is amazing! I totally fall in love with this city. Fronting the Marina Bay in Singapore, 360-degree views of Singapore skyline is presented to you.
Tashia and I were so glad that we made it although we were really tired after a long-day working. This spectacular views and fresh air from the SkyPark are definitely worth experiencing!

Sentosa and the Singapore Cable Car...
You are not coming to Singapore if you haven't visit Sentosa. This famous beach is not just a sand covered beach. Located in the southern island of Singapore, Sentosa has lots of resorts, attractions, museums and other facilities that worth visiting. For example, the famous Merlion  Statue, Fort Siloso, or the Universal Studio and many others tourist sites are great places to visit.

Sentosa is not a single beach. Instead, it actually comprises of several beaches. Each of them are remarkable and scenic. Who can say no to this beautiful beach? Especially in this lovely weather! So, we took off our shoes, walked along the beach , and enjoy the lovely sunshine and sea breeze. We even went across the characteristic cordage bridge and went to the southern most point of Continental Asia!

We took a cable car from the harbor front to Sentosa. Then, we went back to the "Jewel Box", a iconic restaurant located on the Mountain Faber.
The cable cars are all Angry Birds themed. There are really cute! Some of the cable cars even have big angry bird toys in them! The cable car owner must be a big fan of Angry Birds! =D

Of course, we have chance to enjoy the bird's-eye view from the cable car. We had a great look of the landscapes, buildings, and scenery!

Travelling around the world has always been my dream and is always on my top to do list. I wish I can visit as many place as possible, meet as many people as possible, experience, and understand different cultures as many as possible. I believe that the life is on the way. Places that we traveled through, people we met, and things we experienced are all part of our rich and colorful life. They hold a special place in our memories.
My steps will never stop. Our journey is To be continued... 

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