Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Singapore Local Tourism 2020 - MBS 3 in 1 Bundle Promotion (photos and video)

Now that we cant travel overseas, we had to find some activities to do instead of just staying at home, it was so boring. But with Covid around, we had to be very cautious. So we decided to be local tourists in our own home country. Things we would either not do cause of the many tourists crowding all the famous tourists attractions. Now that not many tourists are able to come to Singapore, the crowd  in most attractions and places is so much thinner in Singapore. It gives us a chance to revisit some of our favourite place without having to Queue to enter these attractions.
I was so happy that Marina Bay Sands was having a promotion called 3 in 1 bundle for the first 300 visitors per day at a promotion price of only S$10 to visit three attractions in their premises but need to be a member to be able to enjoy these promotion price. It was easy, just  sign up for the free membership online via their website. Purchase the ticket at the booth near the Sampan Ride Attraction.

Due to Covid, it is mandatory to wear masks indoors and outdoors in Singapore except during dining and exercises. We need to observe social distance too. The good thing is everyone is following the rules and of course there's a fine of S$300 for those not wearing masks or keep a distance.

The first stop, we headed for the sampan ride, and it was so fun. Being a Senior Citizen, I of course had actually sat on sampan before in the sea. I remember that I had to sit a sampan to travel between the two islands in Kusu but now the two islands in Kusu are merged. 


After the Sampan ride, we headed to the observation deck on the 56th Floor of Marina Bay Sands.

Just follow the sign directions.

A great view of Singapore from the observation deck. 

Spotted the Esplanade

Marina Financial Centre and CBD in the foreground

Garden by the Bay and Marina Barrage

And of course the many ships in the sea. They were parked there for loading and unloading or ship repairing or change of crews. It is common sight to see many ships in the sea as we have a busy port.

Last attraction is the Digital Light Canvas.
There's a lot of digital fishes on the ground, will move away once we step on the ground. We were given gloves for hygiene purposes cause of Covid, as some would be tempted to touch the fishes on the ground.


 Please note the promotion end 15th November 2020 and is for the first 300 visitors only for the promotion price.

Stay safe and stay healthy everyone.


Monday, April 13, 2020

Okinawa, Japan Trip 2020 - Day 6 - Bye Bye Okinawa Japan

Day 6, our last day in Okinawa(travelled in January 2020). After checking out of Hotel Gracery, we dragged our bags out around 6 am and walked only about 5 mins to the monorail station. Our flight was 9 am and we need to be at the airport for security check at least two hours before departure. We managed to take the second monorail train (the first train is around 6.05 am). Surprised to see the train packed with mostly people going to the airport.

Jetstar was very strict in the check in luggage weight as well as the hand carry luggage weight. We dont have a problem with the weight cause we just wore our winter coat instead of putting in our luggage hahaha (the winter coat is really heavy).

After checking in our bags and collecting the boarding passes, we went to have our breakfast in the airport. There's lot of eateries and restaurants in the airport that open in the morning.

Great view of the runway from the departure gate.

Home Sweet Home - greeted by our Jewel at Changi International Airport on arrival.

This bring me to the end of my Okinawa travel story. As the covid 19 is here to stay for some time, I wont be travelling too soon. Many countries are badly affected by the virus and many death reported. It is so sad. We are now experiencing a partial lock down in Singapore which will end on 4th May 2020. Hopefully there's no extension. I cant even go anywhere except to go to buy my groceries. I cant even visit my siblings. We have to co operate with the authorities to fight this virus. Hope all will be back to normal for the whole world .

I am not sure if there's anything I will post in this travel blog since I wont be travelling for a while unless there's something interesting regarding travel, will I continued with the story writting. Thank you for visiting my blog and come back again to visit when I resume my travelling.

Good heatlh and happiness to all. :)

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Okinawa, Japan Trip 2020 - Day 5 - Dinner at Han's Steakhouse

Our last night in Okinawa, suddenly it was raining dogs and cats. We could not walked along the street as the rain was very heavy. We were very lucky that throughtout our 5 days in Okinawa we did not have any rain interrupting our sightseeing but the last night it suddenly rain. So we decided to just crossed diagonally from our hotel to Hans Steakhouse.

There's not many customers in the restaurant as the rain deter customers from dining there. We had great seats just facing the streets. Was lovely looking out at the rain and the people and traffic.

We ordered the same thing as Day 1 dinner, half lobster baked in garlic and steak tenderloin.

We ordered some garlic bread too.

We enjoyed our dinner and our last night were spend packing our shopping and stuff. We need to wake very early the next day as it was a morning flight.

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Okinawa, Japan Trip 2020 - Day 5 - American Village (Travelled in January 2020) - Part 2 - American Village

Finally, we reached the American Village, a mere 5 minutes walk from the bus stop. Was a hot day despite being winter in January. The place looked like a fun place.

The main attraction that caught our eye is the ferris wheel.

Looked like a sleepy town, not much people around.

We wandered around the place and took lots of photos.

We walked towards the famous Blue Seal Ice Cream restaurant.

Had a mixed vanilla and taro flavour ice cream. Was super nice.

The place had lots of nice places to take instagram photos. Haha my hubby is my photographer and help me with all the photo taking.

The American Village is located near the sea and with a nice beach. But I was too tired to walk towards the edge of the beach in the hot weather and carrying my winter coat. The weather can be hot at one moment and cold at another moment.

There's a big Aeon Mall here too. Lots of shopping to be done here with a big supermarket.

We went to the food court and the price here is cheaper than what we had in Naha.

After a long day, we walked towards the main road to take the bus back to Naha. The bus stop is on the opposite side where we first alighted.

Spotted a retro billboard of A&W advertisement, beautiful.

The bus journey back to Naha is 45 mintues and the fare is 740 yen. We almost doze off in the bus.