Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Singapore Trip

Friday, 11th August...

I packed my toiletries in the morning to complete my packing for Singapore. The whole morning is a blur because I went thru it like it is a usual day except that I was not working.

Arriving at Senai Airport at 6pm...and then at Bencoolen Hotel 81 at 8 sumthing pm...I was so hungry...After a short break in our hotel room, Koko and I went to Raffles City Mall to have our dinner. Didnt do any shopping cause the shops were closing.

The next day, we walked to the Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station to go to Bugis Junction. Had McD Big Breakfast. A fast walk-through Bugis Junction and off we went to Orchard Road. I shopped around with Koko at Takashimaya and Isetan until 1pm when we had to meet up with his friend at the MRT Station. Half an hour wait later, I left them to wait for another friend and shopped alone. A quick half an hour shopping later, I rejoined them for lunch. After lunch, I resumed my shopping alone. I shopped thru five different shopping complexes in a matter of hours.

When I got sick of shoping alone, I rejoined Koko and his friends. Shortly after that, Koko and I went back to our hotel room. While Koko replenished his energy (sleeping la), I tried on the clothes I bought and looked thru the shopping loot.

For dinner, Koko and I headed to Suntec City. We had to squeezed into the MRT like canned sardines to get to City Hall. We had dinner at Swensen's and went to look at the Fountain of Wealth. Didnt get the chance to touch the water 'cause the timing wasnt right.

After that, we discovered that the whole public transportation (bus, MRT and taxis) were congested. So, we walked back to our hotel.
Sunday morning, we went to Woodland to catch a bus ride to JB. Arrived early at Senai Airport and back in Miri by 4pm...


The Saturday shopping was exciting and tiring...Definitely an eye-opener...
Had an embarassing moment at the MRT Station because I have no idea how to use the MRT and I was really dependent on Koko. Then, I also had a few of my firsts. First Subway Sandwich and first visit to 7-11...hehe...
I also discovered that I have a poor sense of direction..I cant really remember the route we took...Or was I just being dependent on Koko?
I didnt have time to feel shy and neglected when I did my shopping. I was really straight-forward and didnt think much about anything else. I anticipated that the sales assistants would ignore me or look at me as if I cant afford to buy anything but instead they are really friendly and polite. I also anticipated that I will take a lot of in-dressing-room pics but I didnt even have time to try on clothes. I didnt drink much water and felt so dehydrated that my throat was so dry.
I spent S$450 for this trip including accomodation, food and shopping. One day is not enough to look through everything but one day is enough to drain my money. I think I nearly developed blisters from walking so excessively. In fact, I have painful joints from my butt till my toes for two days.

Fortunately I have two weeks break from work to rejuvenate. Ok, I dun really need that long break to recover from Singapore trip. I will need to tidy up whatever things at home. Get things done.

Love to go back to Singapore for more adventures...I want to do more sight-seeing...and maybe more shopping...Haha...

Next destination will be Shanghai... Yeah!

6 comments:

ManDaGoh said...

Shanghai?Cool..
Wish i can work and go other places to play with my owm money..aaaaaaa~

Sherp said...

wow, you bought a lot of stuff, and i like the way u've assembled the photos! I agree with ah ning.. go to other places and spend spend spend with no worries at all.. i always hav to ragu-ragu to spend money hehe

g0hy|3 said...

Hehe...
Ashamed to say that I didnt exactly use my own money to go. I got the money from my parents.

About spending money without any worries, I think the proper term shud be spending money wisely and without any after-regrets. You have to think fast and make sure that you will not regret not buying certain something. For example, I regretted that I didnt buy the black silk top i saw at Farmers at NZ two years back...Hehe

Anonymous said...

how you do your pictures like that? so nice :(

g0hy|3 said...

i use picasa...download it for free...hehe

Anonymous said...

thanks :)