Singapore and its Mesmerizing Nightscape

Who wouldn't be tempted by Airphil's Manila-Singapore and vv. promo for only P888?
Dyanie and I grabbed round trip tickets for only P2,717 each! And this also includes 15kg baggage allowance. Quite a steal indeed!

thank you Airphil
for the P2,717 round trip tickets and a vacant seat in between


The flight was smooth and on-time. Another good thing, we landed at Changi's Terminal 2. PAL and Airphil aircrafts land in this terminal. All others PH based carriers, at Budget Terminal.

Changi Terminal 2

Terminal 2 and Getting Around Info

ako na ang perstaymer sa Singapura

as far as I know hindi naman formal event ang pagsakay sa plane so any getup will do.. ^_^


Passing thru the SG Immigration and Security check were hassle free. The agents were actually nice.

From there, we met Dyanie's friends and we all headed to our hotel.
Honestly, I didnt even bother to check or read anything about SG. I entrusted everything to Dyan. =)

Hotel 81 Rochor
across Sim Lim Tower. nearest MRT stations are Bugis and Little India

checking in was a breeze

thank you so much Jo for this room! we liked it!
acdg to Dyan, she booked this room thru Agoda for around P8,000 for 2 nights

ensuite bathroom with hot and cold shower


The room is clean, looks new, and smells fresh. It's also spacious enough. A/C is working properly. The bathroom is clean and has basic toiletries. We don't have anything to complain about this room except for the weak wifi connection. Besides, who wouldn't love to stay here for free?!


After the distribution of pasalubongs to Dyanie's friends, we went out to have dinner in the nearby Burlington Square. Here's my first Singaporean meal.

seafood noodles

vegetable soup with egg and mushroom

oysters and egg

crispy pata? hehe
ano ba to, help!

stir fried veggies with sauce

water chestnut
patok na patok kay Dyan!


Pardon me, but Im not really familiar with the names of these dishes. Hindi ako ang nag-oder. Plus hindi din ako nagbayad so di ko alam magkano.
Nevertheless, I enjoyed my first real SG'ean dinner.

it was a pleasure meeting all of you!
special mention to LA. ikaw ang favorite ko!


Since it's perfect to view Singapore's nightscapes at that time, we quickly hopped the MTR.

Press for Green Man and Cross with Care


SG's rail system is very efficient. But expensive as well. Linked here is the fare table. I always appreciate the PH government for subsidizing the LRT and MRT fares. Very favorable for me. =)
Anyway, EZ-Link card costs S$12, where only S$7 is consumable.

A little long walk and we finally reached the Merlion Park, along Fullerton road. The place is perfect for night photography.

Singapore's emblem: the Merlion
mythical beast with the head of a lion and body of a fish.

The fish tail of the Merlion symbolizes the ancient city of Temasek (meaning "sea town") and represents Singapore's humble beginnings as a fishing village.


Art Science Museum, Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Casino, and Helix Bridge
the cheapest room in that luxury hotel costs around P14,000 per night


Esplanade
built to be the center for performing arts


Im amazed. and I secretly wished we could also have something like these in Pinas.

We also dropped by Clark Quay to witness G-Max Reverse Bungy. Hearing the screams of the brave people already made me feel the adrenaline rush. Kuripot lang. ^_^

G-Max Reverse Bungy @Clark Quay
$45 (around P1,500) per person - ang mahal!


We decided to left the area after midnight. Too bad, MRT was already closed. We took the taxi instead, and found out that there's an additional 50% on the metered rate!

late night = additional 50% of the metered fare! grabe!


Lesson learned: go home early to catch the train.

it was a very long and tiring 1st night
wala pang 8 hours after, this is how messy our room looks! =)


52 responses:

Chyng said...

..ang bigat ng tripod!
next time day time shots nalang para hindi pressure magbitbit ng tripod. =)

Mr. Chan said...

Hotel 81 Bugis :)

sayang hindi moko kinontak! :D

next time na lang! I hope u enjoyed SG :D

Nice Shots! :D

Edong said...

sayang di tayo nag pang-abot don... :)
nahypnotize din sa airphil promo eh... hehe

Sendo said...

wow! ang mura ng ticket!!! whew singapore!!! i misssshhh singapore ..ganda talaga...nice shots chyng !^^

Nimmy said...

Ang astig! Kakatakam mga food shots mo ateh :)

happysole said...

Singapore.. magkikita rin tayo in the future. hehehe

Mel said...

Waaaah! Binuksan na ulit nila yung merlion sa Merlion Park. Under renovation kasi nung pumunta kami. Hehe. :)

Great photos as usual, Chyng! Panalo talaga sa night scenery ang Singapore. I hope you got the chance to visit the Marina Bay Sands Skypark at night. :) Looking forward to more SG posts. ;D

Mel said...

Tsaka di rin pala kami nag-GMax, ang mahal nga for 15 seconds of screaming. Hahaha! Kuripotness ever! ;D

sometimes kim & sometimes mj said...

Ahh this makes me miss SG more. Can't wait to go back this September:-D Great photos as always!

Theonoski said...

ang mahalia jackson sa singa!pero worth it naman hehehe.

pusang kalye said...

ito na--simula na ang series leading to alam mo na. namiss ko bigla ang Sg. ang linis no? hotel pal;ang mukhang ang linis linis na. at wagi ang mga night shots ha *****:D

SunnyToast said...

ang sosyal tlga nyong dalawa ni Daynie...di ko yata carry ang singapore...maharley davidson...lol

Ian said...

There are so many places to visit and see now in SG unlike before... that hotel in SG looks splurge! Sabi nila after the boom in tourism nagmahal daw mga hotels sa SG at mahal mga bilihin kaya maraming nag-aalangan mag-settle at work sa bansang yan...

marxtermind said...

Ang mahal ng hotel sa SG! Sumasakit na ulo ko kakahanap ng murang hotel! :(

Photo Cache said...

wow, na conquer mo na rin ang sg. tuloy tuloy na gala mo outside of pi.

i love changi t2 and t3, pwedeng pasyalan kahit di ka sasakay ng eroplano. ang sasarap pa ng kaininan jan.

michi said...

nakita ko ring ang changi terminal kahit sa picture. =) sa budget terminal lang ako dati. hehe!

Bino said...

hi chyng, can I ask what yung setting ng camera mo. astig ung night photogprahy mo eh. kung pwede lang naman. thanks :)

mike said...

i can't wait for my SG this coming october...

khantotantra said...

ang mura ng ticket ninyo chyng :D

ang ganda ng shots, sana kapag nagpunta din ako ng singapore, makakuha ako ng night shots na sing-bright ng sa iyo :D

na-excite ako, sana september na :D

empi said...

ang sarap ng food... haha! pagkain talaga inuna noh.


ang mura ng nakuha niyo ha.

EJ Santos said...

Just in time for my SG trip thanks sa mga info =)

Alam mo kahit siguro ilang beses ko ulit ulitin basahin ang blog mo di ako mag sasawa. Keep it up!

Annetotz said...

i really love the pics chyng... :)

can't wait for my first ever "solo" international trip... haha! see you on October Singapura...

Aqua Azalea said...

Wow I just came from SG myself!Must Go to Suntec Restaurants at Ground Flr and try the Hokkien Mee. :D

danda07 said...

Ang ganda ng shots mo teh! worth naman ang pagdala ng tripod kaya keri na! :)

Grace de Castro said...

super nice naman ng pics mo chyng! super! :)

yeah, i remember mas mahal nga ang taxi pag gabi...may night differential din sila! he he!

princess_dyanie said...

I miss water chestnut!!!

Christian Lucas Sangoyo said...

reading your post made me excited to travel ulit! ang tagal pa ng next lakad ko waah!!

John Eric "icko" Silla said...

Wow, at least navisit mo na ang singapura(= Youll gonna love that place, super organize at systematic hmmm costly nga lang pero sulit dba? have you check sim lim? I.T sale naba? thanks!

Chew On This said...

:) Singapore owes you for taking such nice photos and promoting their country :) They're all so nice :)

killerfillers said...

Wow! Buti pa kyo maganda yang Hotel 81 na nakuha nyo:p Sa amin kasi mura (1800/night)kaya kung ano nakikita namin sa bedsheet.haha Airphil din kame last week..panalo talaga ang Changi Airport T2! Panalo kuha mo sa Esplanade!

mattscradle said...

Ganda po ng mga shot nyo. I've been to Singapore at talagang nakaka miss ang lugar. I stayed there at Sengkang for 3 months with my brother in law.

Bino said...

got the image. thanks Chyng! :)

The Gasoline Dude said...

Sayang hindi ka nagpakita sa 'kin. Sana naging tour guide niyo ko. Hehehe! :)

Axel said...

Hahaha, hirap ba magbitbit ng tripod.. Naks, ibang level.. SG trip na ah..

ayun oh, i-tour ka daw ni Gasul.. Daming alam na place yan, pati mga... hehehe..

docgelo said...

hindi ikaw ang nag iisang perstaymer sa Sg! KAMI!
we'll be there pers taym august 30-sept 2.
and this post (series ito ano?) is actually helpful.

next post please! hehehe

ate chyng (hehe!) paturo naman pano ang settings mo ng ganyang gandang night captures! (read: tamad me read photography mags & online fora; manual na di ko binuklat!) email me pls if you have time; i know you will *wink*

give my regards to dyanie! buhayin na ang blog nya kamo! libre nyo ako buffet after xmas or after ny sa pinas; kapalit beryl's haha!

Malditang "Kura"cha said...

wahaha! you should've tried bumby jumping. tas share mo experience mo sakin. hahaha! pangarap kong magawa yun promise. another exciting series.. mukang hindi ka na highblood. hahaha!

carlo said...

minamahal ko ang airphil lately!
changi airport!! woohoo!! :)

mav said...

Nice shots Chyng! Panalo ka talaga. Will be there in Sept, need talaga ng tripod sana di ako tamadin haha! :D

virgo traveler's itinerary said...

ganda talaga ng kuha mo.kahit matipid ka sa pagsusulat you make up for it sa pictures mo.buhay na buhay talaga.good job!sana sa bali posts mas marami na texts hehehe

PaJAY said...

Ayownn o!!! good!!at natuloy ka pa rin sa SG.Kahit di moko binalitaan ayos lang bastat nag enjoy ka..hehehe


Kung may balak kang bumalik baka gusto mokong sabihan na,para kape kape ulit..:)

*Nice one sa pag order ng Mee goreeng pancit.,,naglaway ako,paborito ko kc..hehehe

btw,nice set of pix..galeeng!!!

isp101 said...

Talagang kapag pupunta pala ng SG, dapat may baon na KRISPY KREME, hehehe! Nice shots! =)

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

I'm glad you posted where you stayed kasi I'm researching affordable hotels for folks back home who will be going to Singapore soon. Looks clean and reasonable for the price you mentioned!

claire said...

astig ang night time shots mo Chyng, sulit ang pagbitbit ng tripod!

ontogmolomo said...

natawa naman ako dito ma'am, mahal talaga dito sa Singapore :) pagbalik mo po ng singapore, pa-join din sa adventure mo :) nice post. thanks.

jeannycdj.com said...

Tamang tama wala pa kaming hotel for SG. Will Check Hotel 81. :-)

Nice shot Chyng. Cannot wait for my SG trip. :-)

B'ley said...

Ang ganda ng mga photos!!! I love SG and I really miss that place. Don't worry about the names of the dishes you ordered. Pictures palang, mouthwatering na!

Keith said...

Wah wasn't able to eat at any hawker stations when I visited SG.. Ang ganda naman ng Hawker na yan.. ang mura pa ng food nyo ah!^_^

adventurousfeet said...

grabe parang gusto ko na tuloy mag sg ganda ng place. lovely pics! and ang sarap kasi libre ka hehehe!

mylovelylife88 said...

Naks ang mura nung ticket nyo! Bumili din ako ng roundtrip tickets to SG sa airphil pero nasa 7k na. Promo na din yun hehe.

Great shots Chyng! Ang ganda talaga sa Singapore lalo na pag gabi :-)

Rosalie said...

Nice shot Chyng... ganda talaga sa SG lalo na ang night shots mo sa Marina Bay panalo. I visited SG twice kya lng kpag ns Marina Bay n lagi low batt camera ko he he, maybe on my 3rd visit i can capture the same shots like yours :)

Dylan said...

Sa next balik ko sa SG, I will try na talaga the G-Max Reverse Bungy @ Clark Quay. And also the swing. A must do... hahaha

Great photos Chyng in Marina Bay. You really captured it's beauty at night. :)

At oo, may 50% dagdag yung mga taxi dyan past 12 midnight. We experienced the same thing when we stayed up late in Clark Quay. :)

Nicely said...

The food pics are enticing! Light travel lang ba kayo? Parang ang dami nyong dala...

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