Feliza the tour guide.
Enough of joking around...
Yes, I was a tour guide, but only for a day. My overseas friend was in Singapore and I decided to play host and bring him around. And in the midst of doing that, I started taking photos of some Singapore sights.
So I met my guest at Oasia Hotel (which I think this hotel is ideal for a staycation!), and I brought him for lunch at 2004 Novena Peranakan Cuisine, a restaurant that serves part of my heritage food. We had the Assam Pedas Fish Meat, Ngoh Hiang (MUST TRY!), Chup Chye, Bawan Kepeting (which is actually meatball soup. Again, a MUST-TRY!), with Chendol and Bubur Pulat Hitam as our desserts.
We made our way to City Hall, where we visited the Esplanade building, or also known as the 'Durian'. Afterwhich, we walked along the river towards the Asian Civilisations Museum, where I led him to the Sir Stamford Raffles statue. And boy, I was glad I remembered what I studied in Social Studies - Sir Stamford Raffles founded Singapore in 1819 (which I proudly shared this piece of information and more, with my friend). :p
Though I was supposedly playing host to my friend on that day, I felt like a tourist myself! Heh! Taking the river cruise on the bum boat and taking pictures... Re-learning the history of the bridges that link both sides of the land, as well as the various buildings and statues that could be seen while cruising along the river!
Taken while on the boat.
There would be a video shown sharing snippets of information of the various sights that we would see as we passed by.
The Singapore Merlion, with the Fullerton Hotel in the background.
View of the buildings in the Central Business District (CBD) from the boat
View of the ArtScience Museum and Marina Bay Sands (MBS)
View of the Helix Bridge
(Which I remembered how the design and name came about, which I was more than happy to share it with my guest),
With the Singapore Flyer in the background..
The bum boat which you can see in the picture above was the one that I was on! When you purchase your boat ride ticket, you can tell the ticketing person where you would like to be alighted. For us, we decided to alight at MBS and explore the place.
By the riverside
This was an accidental shot, which I was rather pleasantly pleased with it.
I didn't know that my camera app was still on, so this was snapped even without me realising it till I looked through my phone's photo album when I was back home.
We walked around MBS before we stopped for a chat over ice-cream at Cold Rock Ice Creamery (MBS, #B1-60). And before we knew it, it was close to 7pm and we decided to head off for dinner+drinks.
Took this by the extension area on the Helix Bridge.
I love the whole 'feel' of this picture, along with the elements of the skyline, sea, boat and buildings
We went to one of my favorite chill-out places... Lantern. It is a rooftop bar located at Fullerton Bay Hotel. We were in luck! The cabana seat (big round cushion seat facing MBS) was available... On a Saturday night! The view was good as my guest would be able to catch the laser show that went on at 8pm and 9.30pm .We drank and chatted till late, before I sent him back to the hotel.