A Boy In Singapore (Part XI)

There’s 2 domes in Garden by the Bay, Flower dome and Cloud Forest. The domes looks like a giant pupa/chrysalist. We will go to the flower dome first then the Cloud Forest.

Flower Dome
We love the logo of Garden by the bay, using dragonfly and looks very asia feel. Which one is the best taking picture with the logo? Ok, we gave out tickets to the staff and we’re going in. We entered a dark hallway with low colorful light from the screens. The screen shows beautiful flower and a video of the progression of their blooming moments in slow motion, that’s pretty. I love to see how they open their colorful petals. Very pretty. Feel like wonderland.

403 GARDEN BY THE BAY ENTRANCE

At the end of this room is the automatic door to enter the flower dome. Junki and Jesse has been there while I’m watching the video. Then I stepped in front of the automatic door, it’s open and there’s a cold breeze as I entered the dome. It’s Amazingggggggg! Big wide space, white, clean and clear, fresh air… It’s a heaven on Earth! I gasped and speechless to be here.

404 WE ARE HERE

First thing I see is the high ceiling and a beautiful flowers in the giant vase, I feel like inside the giant cage / glass house. The girls also amazed. We’re so happy. This place is so wonderful, so perfect for people who seek for calmness, beauty, cold and peaceful. Also it’s a nice place for pre-wed photo or even for the party. Love it so much.

405 IN HEAVEN

We’re going to the right side, a lot of cactus, bushes, pine trees, palms. The cactus are cute.. different types, colors and shapes.. they look cute and pretty. We saw a lot of new plants and amazed with their shapes such as the lotus shaped plants (very cute and round), the white leaves plants (looks like it’s frozen). The garden also has stone statues, It has been carved like an animal or surreal creature. Looks like an ancient/surrealism art.

411 THE STONE CREATURES

407 CACTUS GARDEN

A little drama at Cactus Garden, Junki acted like she’s the Sleeping Beauty princess that touched the golden spindle. Me and Jesse looks like fighting.. haha Dominating!! Poor girl..

406 DRAMA AT CACTUS GARDEN

Various Cactus Gallery, cute!

408 CACTUS PARADISE

409 BEAUTY OF CACTUS

This one looks like Crystal Castle at The Lord of the Rings movie (might be Elf’s Castle) .

410 CRYSTAL & CACTUS

Me and Jesse has reached the corner of the right wings of the garden, we were surprised at what we saw up here. We can see the whole garden from here. Wide vision across the horizon, 360 degree is all about beauty. This is so beautiful, flowers and trees.. sometime much more amazed to see plants than animals. Junki is busy taking pictures of the plants. When she came to us. I asked Jesse to cover her eyes before she see what we saw. I wanna see her expression when she saw the paradise. Jesse covered her eyes then took her there. She scared and curious – 1..2..3.. she’s speechless and cry.. I knew she will amazed and how she feels.. hehe.. so pretty..

412 WHEN SHE SAW HEAVEN

Flower Gallery! Colorfullll..

413 BLOSSOMS

414 FLEURS

416 THE FOREST

Still feel amazed and probably the best feeling for this day. We walked to the other sides passing the cactus garden again. As the walk along the way, we saw a lot of beautiful things and angle to stop us to take some pictures, mostly the flowers. The garden has a lot of plants and flowers in various countries.

Winter or Spring ?

424 WINTER & SPRING

We’re going down and there’s more things to see and photo. Sometime we found bench, take a rest and enjoy the view. After rest we keep walking and exploring, we found flower garden with various of roses, restaurant and big hall. I wish I can have a wedding party here..

418 GARDENERS

A nice chair with vine canopy, this is nice! I want to put it on my garden if I have a big haouse or mansion! This chair is so romantic, isn’t it? I think a lot  of people will sit and strike a pose, will be perfect if you do it with your lover.

421 ROMANTIC BENCH

The Love Tunnel ?

420 LEAF TUNNEL

419 3 GARDENERS

ROSES!!

422 ROSE GARDEN

415 FLOWERS

417 THE FLOWER GARDEN

Friendship can be colorful and lovely, hugs hugs!!

423 FLOWERY FRIENDSHIP

The Garden Queens with her thrones & Knight.

425 THE GARDEN THRONE

This place just simply amazing and I can stay here whole day. We have to rush to visit another dome. This is a MUST to go place if I visit Singapore again.

(Continue to Part XII)

A Boy In Singapore (Part XIII)

We’re so rushy at the domes because Jesse will go back to Jakarta tonight, her flight is one day earlier than me. I think we finished at 4 pm, then go back to Hotel. Jesse Final packing. I extended the hotel for 1 more night with Junki, just thinking that to move to another hotel is quite busy. The cost is expensive T^T. So we took Jesse to the MRT station, farewell with her. She seemed very sad and don’t wanna go home.. hahaha.. She’s quite brave and stubborn, I think she will cancel and extend her flight if we asked her to do it, but it’s not good, her family will worry about her. Safe flight little sister.

436 JESSE'S GOING BACK

OK, just me and Junki now, Singapore Night city tour with Junki. First she took me to the BUGIS street again, the area where we ate ARIRANG. We’re back again. Now she took me to the night market part. It’s a big market, it sells a lot of stuffs. There’s also sex shops, waw! haha… nice.. We bought fruit juice and 1 dollar ice cream. I like the 1 dollar ice cream, it’s an ice cream block and we can choose the flavours, then choose bread or wafers. We chose wafer.. I think I chose mango flavour that time, it’s delicious and cheap. I bought Durian fruit juice, taste awful! Durian better to be eaten. Durian juice.. eww! or make it into Durian Pancake or ice cream.

437 YUMMY TORI Q

438 BUGIS NIGHT MARKET

I’m not really into shopping, so BUGIS Street kinda just a passing section. beside the currency also high so better save money for something better. But it quite interesting to see a lot of people and capture the slice of life pictures here.

The next night city tour is Singapore Chinatown. This is also a crowded place with more chinese influence at the street and buildings. A lot of restaurants and stores. The building looks like classic building/ old town at Shanghai (Never been to Shanghai but see a lot in the movie and books). Usually if there’s Quarterly workshop in Singapore, the instructors usually will stay here. It’s really good for photo hunting.

439 CHINATOWN NIGHT

The last destination is Clarke Quay. I’m kinda hard to spell this name, it sounds “Klar Ki”.. But I called it Ca Kwe (A bread name), it makes Junki laugh.. well that’s a good thing can make her laugh.. so I always say Ca kwe to describe Clarke Quay. We reached there and this is a very beautiful place in the city, because a lot of lights, river, building and cafes. I think I ever been here before when I was small. This place is near Junki’s college. A lot of people hang out and chit chat here. Well… no wonder becauce this place really nice. We’re crossing the bridge, take picture and arrived in front of Clarke Quay Main Area. It has a lot of nice cafes, restaurants, stores, beerhouse etc. This place feel kinda Elite. Really good design and lighting, very inviting and tempting to sit and hang out with friends and spend the night with gossip and drinks. I feel so urban here. Mostly every angles look good. I really love the lights and atmosphere. The people also look very good.

440 CLARKE QUAY

441 HAPPY BOY

A very nice view.. Love this area so much, nice lighting and atmosphere.

442 RIVERSIDE

444 BEAUTIFUL PLACE

443 HANGOUT PLACES

Another side of Clarke Quay, there’s unique illuminate bridge. We can see it far away, cause it’s so eye catching. The bridge’s shining – red, white, blue, pink.. very pretty.. How can Singapore has a lot things to see and enjoy ya! I love it. We are the explorer, adventurer! We went there, amaze with the bridge and took pictures. Maybe this is the most beautiful night view I see in Singapore. I just feel amazing to see this glowing city.

446 ON THE BRIDGE OF LIGHT

I love this beautiful night view.

445 LUMINESSENCE

We’re back to the hotel. Tomorrow  is the last day, but we have a big agenda to do. We will go to Singapore Zoo! Yeay!! NOw… rest first.. good night!

(Continue to Part XIII)

A Boy In Singapore (Part XII)

After visited the paradise of flower, it’s time for a little adventure..

Cloud Forest

The 2nd dome beside of the Flower Dome – Cloud Forest. I think this dome is slightly smaller than the Flower Dome but maybe higher. We have our tickets to the staff, going in and we can hear the sound of waterfall and feel the cold misty breeze.

426 CLOUD FOREST

Wow! First thing we saw already amazed us. It’s waterfall! Not natural, it was made, but it looks great! It’s like a highland/cliff/tower waterfall. I think the cliff was made from fences, made it high and big then put the decorative rocks, the plants are real, mostly bushes, wild orchids, and other tropical and borneo plants. Its height about 20 – 30 meter. Around the cliff also has some stone totems. We’re so happy as you can see at the photo.. we shout happily like gonna conquer the world. I love water!

 427 THE FALLS

Run!! Wet and slippery! The girls look happy. 🙂

428 WET RUN

Like Peter Pan in Neverland. We’re flying (jumping)! Beautiful natural green plants background. Looks ridiculous!

429 WE LOVE TO JUMP     

We can take some nice pictures here, will get wet if too close to the waterfall. This dome is more adventurous than the flower dome. The cliff is actually a tower building and we can going up. We used lift to go to the top floor, then need to walked/climbed a little bit to reach the peak. It’s called The Lost World, remind me of Jurrasic Park movie. It’s a garden, looks like borneo garden/meadow. It also has a lucky pond, throw coins and make a wish. Haha.. I wish I can come back again.

430 LOST WORLD

The Lost World Natural Garden – The peak of Cloud Forest.

431 LOST WORLD NATURE

This is the peak of the cliff, so high.. we can see the people at the bottom and the Skywalk route. We saw a couple doing pre-wed photoshoot here, it’s a good idea and I’m they capture a nice pictures here. The girls also try to do the beauty pose of the bride. They can be a supermodel! Haha..

434 STRIKE A POSE

We’re start to going down. The Skywalk is like ‘Branches’ of the cliff. It came out and connected to another section or floor, bring us to another angles to see the waterfall and cliff.

432 HIGH AND TALL

This place is so EARTHY! Elemental – Earth + Wood + Water + Wind. Haha, I like magic stuff. Love it. The next room we visit is the Crystal Room. There’s exhibition of Crystal here, the shape is still natural, like stalagmite/stalactite and rocks, not like a polished crystal we used to saw. I’m not really focus about this area. Too afraid to spend a lot of time. So just took some pictures and leave.

433 EARTHY

Other room is the science section, there’s video presentation about the Earth, Natural material etc. Also has a conservation room and I heard from my friend, they can show us how to make cloud. Ahh I missed it! Wer’e leaving so soon.

435 DOWN TO THE EARTH

We walked out and back to the garden field again. Adventures is over. Ahh so little time, so much to see.. I’m really not satisfied. Haha.

(Continue to Part XIII)

A Boy In Singapore (Part X)

Tuesday – August 20th, 2013

Officially this is my Birthday, our breakfast is the Birthday cake. What’s plan for today? We will go to Garden By The Bay, the key priority for today trip. We’re preparing now, I wore the birthday present – Black shirt, Jesse wore a colorful flowery legging pants and Junki looks like a fashion designer/editor.

We went out and took MRT to Orchard area. We have brunch at food court in the one of the malls at Orchard (Can’t remember the name). We have rice and pork set, it’s expensive.. but lucky the taste was good. After finished the brunch, we’re going up to the street of Orchard.

386 BREAKFAST

I don’t know much about Orchard. But they said it’s one of the main area of Singapore especially for Shopping Malls. Orchard has a big road and big pedestrian street. Side by side are the big buildings, shops and malls. The famous one is NGE ANN CITY, but people always called it Takashimaya. Too bad we’re short of time, cannot hang out inside the mall, chilling in cafe, window shopping etc. We must go to Garden soon. The malls seem very inviting and tempting to visit. I love walking and feel amazing if I’ll be able to be here at night or christmas season, for a night walk, enjoy the urban life.

387 ORCHARD

389 URBAN

Fountain in front of NGE ANN CITY, Junki said it’s iconic and tourist always take pictures here.. Haha.. just do it! JUMP!

388 SNAPSHOT OF ME AT ORCHARD

We took MRT and reached Marina Bay. We have to walked along the hallway. I love this hallway, wide, big, long… and it has a lot of mirrors and flower backdrop. They’re pretty, various flower and colors. We chose our favorite flower backdrop and took picture.. I love it!

390 FLOWER PASSAGE

Remember I mentioned about Jesse flowery legging pants? There’s a flower backdrop that look alike her pants pattern and color. So when she stood there, she camouflaged like a chameleon. Haha…

391 JESSE THE CHAMELLEONA

We walked to the Garden By The Bay. This place was recommended by my Joseph and Hans, they’re friend of mine and also Fitness First Instructors. They said this place is very beautiful especially The Dome attraction. It is a MUST to go. I amazed with their story so I asked Junki to take me there. It’s also the first time for her and Jesse, so we’re very curious and excited about it.

392 FRIENDSHIP LOVE

From far away, we can see the Tree Branch Tower that looks like fairytale trees.. it called SUPERTREE GROVE, very iconic and unique. It’s really a nice place, right behind us is the massive giant building. Woahhh! There’s also a lake, they called it Dragonfly & Kingfisher Lakes, I wonder if we allowed to fishing here, haha..

394 OUTSIDE THE GARDEN

I knew Singapore has that iconic building.. saw it on TV, poster, flyer,friends photos etc.. now here I am, Marina Bay Sands! So Big and Magnificent!!  We’re so close. Ahh why the time so short! Can’t even go inside the building. Well, just take the photo at the outside..

“I FEEL GREATTTTTTT!!!!” “MAGNIFICICENT!!”

393 MARINA BAY SANDS

395 ON THE BRIDGE

Garden by the Bay has a lot ot attractions – Flower Dome, Cloud Forest, Supertree Grove, Heritage Gardens, Dragonfly & Kingfisher Lakes, Bay East Garden, World of Plants, Far East Organization and Children’s Garden.  And I’m sure there also have research facility and science, laboratory. We might not be able to visit all the attraction 😦 , So little time so much to enjoy. After crossing the bridge, the first attraction is Heritage Gardens.

402 BLOSSOMS

Heritage Garden is free and open for public, people can visit and look at the flowers and plants. Rest and relax, enjoy the beautiful scene. The Heritage Gardens is a collection of four themed gardens that will take us through the history and culture of Singapore’s three main ethnic groups and colonial past. The first part we visit is the Malay Garden, the garden’s plants are from Malaysia Signature plants and flowers, such as Red Hibiscus. There also has a kampong house. The flowers are beautiful and colorful.

396 COLOR BLOSSOMS

The next heritage garden is very oriental feel, YES! It is CHINESE GARDEN. Very authentic garden design with its big rock, red blossoms, round shaped gate & windows, bamboo trees. Then I just feel like doing Kung Fu! The girls are acting and posing like classic chinese sisters.

397 KUNG FU IN GARDEN

398 CIE MEI

The next Heritage garden is INDIAN GARDEN, there’s a big tree in the center of the garden, instantly remind me of the Holy Tree of Siddharta Gautama Buddha. I think the garden inspired of the real Lumbini Garden. Feel sacred. We also did some yoga pose to match the Indian garden. It looks funny. This garden actually has a lot detail of Indian art too, mostly at the floor tile, fence and wall.

400 UNDER THE TREE

“SMILING BUDDHA” – As we leaving the Chinese and Indian Gardens, We found Bodhisatva or Buddha Maitreya (Ru Lai) statue (cmiiw) at the side of the pathway,sitting under a Sacred Tree. I kneel down and prayed. For the blessings.

399 THE PRAYER

Another part ahead is an open space with rocks.. we’re just do some drama photo here. Try to make some creative photo. Maybe you can put some caption in my photo.. My Fav is Jesse the hobbit is on the rock.

401 HOBBIT IN ROCK GARDEN

Now, we’re at the ticket booth. We will buy 2 attraction tickets – for Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. What’s inside will be very excited.. I’m sure it has beautiful things to see and remember..

Ok, let’s go!

(Continue to Part XI)

A Boy In Singapore (Part IX)

We’re so full now. Time to go back to hotel and have rest. On the way to hotel, sometime I can see Junki and Jesse were whispering, like planning something.

We’re so tired, reached hotel and look at the white soft bed.. just wanna bump on to it and go to the dreamland. So lazy.. but have to take shower after that whole day activities. I took the bath first, enjoy and relax with warm water. Feel refreshed!

When I opened the door. It was dark (oh ow.. I’m afraid of dark) and I asked what happened then suddenly my head was wrapped with a towel, ahh Junki and Jesse.. what’re you doing ?? It’s like I’m being kidnapped. They just covered my head and took me out of the room then lead me to the lift.. going down.. going up… so random… I didn’t know where they took me, I can’t see. I’m afraid they will throw me to the pool or somewhere very dark.. *scare… They’re keep taking me and running to all direction, made me confuse.. at the end we’re back to the hotel room. They released the towel from my head and… SURPRISE!!!

378 MY BIRTHDAY CAKE & GIFT

Oh yeah.. the clock striked 12 o’clock, it’s August 20th. It’s my Birthday… HAPPY BIRTHDAYYY!!! Wow.. the room is still dark, all I can see only a cake with candle lights and a present on the bed. This is … I just speechless and don’t know how to act.. stunned into this moment. The girls look disappointed with my expression like it’s just an ordinary occasion, but truly I just wanna let you all know that.. this is so sweet and I’m so happy.. I just petrified.

The girls also disappointed because their plan was not running exactly like what they think. After I asked Jesse, she said that they really want to throw me to the pool, I just knew there’s a indoor swimming pool at V hotel. (Un)fortunately the pool is closed. So they just bring me back. But they also threat me back to the bathroom and try to make me wet with shower.. aww they’re so bad! But I think I can manage to handle it. And they just a little bit angry.

Thanks again for the surprise. The cake is beautiful.. we did the birthday ceremony on the bed. Singing birthday song together, happy and cheerful.. make a wish.. blow the candles and cut the cake. Very happy to have this surprise. Actually I have feeling about this because I knew Junki is very care about us, her family and friends, and she always initiative to arrange surprise party for us all. And this is happening to me now. I feel so glad about this. Feel so obvious because she kinda distance with me and whisper a lot with Jesse.

379 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME

Love and present! Yay… I got present!

381 BIRTHDAY LOVE

Well.. they wanna make my Birthday party even more ‘SPECIAL’ than before. So they have prepare something really special.. a LIPSTICK! Oh no… they turned into BEAST! so aggresive.. they put the lipstick as red and thick as they can.. round and round on their big lips. They want to kiss my face!! Ahhhh Nooo… afraid with their act! Scaryyyy..They want to kiss-rape me…  Try to hide my face under the pillow and blanket. But they just get angry.. ohh nooo..

At the end I’m lost, afraid they’ll angry, sad and disappointed.. so I just sit on the bed and wait. The girls were so excited. They grabbed my head, keep it still and then just SMOOCH ♡♡♡! Oh my body’s shaking…. My face was full of their red big kisses. Kiss victim. I’m exhausted~ Never being kissed like this before.. the girls were so happy. Alrighttttt!! Fine!! Now come to Papa and take family picture.. Happy Birthday to me ^_^

382 KISS RAPE

Sweet Birthday Celebration with 2 sweet sisters with the BIG RED LIPS! Thank you so much!

380 THANKS FOR THE LADIES

Cut the cake and enjoy the sweet!

384 TASTE OF SWEET

Junki has made a special birthday card for me with all the birthday greeting from the Fitness First Pluit Village gank (No Ayakan Group), I read them one by one, smiled.. Thank you Anthony, Johan, Julius, Mami Dian, Kak Naomi, N’doro, Epe, Debby, Junki and Jesse. I LOVE YOU ALL. I also wish you all the best.

383 NOTES OF LOVE

A present for me is a black shirt from a famous brand. Wah thank you all for the present. I wore it up, a little bit big but look nice, let’s snap snap! Hehehe..

385 BIRTHDAY PRESENTS

Celebrate birthday in Singapore, Last year at Kuala Lumpur… where next ?? Hong Kong? Thailand? hahahahaha…. I feel happy and awesome!! Thank you.

(Continue to Part X)

A Boy In Singapore (Part VIII)

It’s 7.15 pm and we still don’t wanna go home… From the sea back to the land, but we’re dry not wet. Aha.. Remember the fountain that we’ve passed at USS? At first just take pictures, and then I just have this crazy idea. Challenge game with the Fountain. 

We played with the fountain. The fountain is round shaped on the floor. About 4 to 5 meter diameter. The water will squirt up randomly, it can shoot/squirt about 3 to 5 meter from the ground. Looks pretty with the colorful lighting. The good thing is we’re allowed to do it, there’s no security that warn us.. just a few people around there. See our crazy actions, but they seem interested.

Now this is what we do..The fountain has random timing of squirt and sometime it stops. At first time, we still afraid of the water.. so we waited at the other side of fountain, waiting the fountain stopped and we ruuuunnnnnn!!! But too easyyy… Next challenge is you have to run at the gap of the fountains. It’s getting more interesting now, and we started to get wet. Junki took video of this challenge but too bad cannot upload it here 😦 .. so I screen capture it. I failed the challenge because I fell down when I try to avoid the water squirt, so I jumped and I slipped.. Junki got a big splash right on her face! Haha poor girl.. but that’s so funny.

1st CHALLENGER: Jesse – SUCCESS!!

 376 2 FOUNTAIN CHALLENGE

2nd CHALLENGER: Dee – FAILED!

376 3 FOUNTAIN CHALLENGE

3rd CHALLENGER: Junki – … !? (o_O;)

376 4 FOUNTAIN CHALLENGE

We’re totally wet now and it’s getting more and more interesting. We keep thinking a harder challenge to pass the fountain, from straight run, round walk, and finally the craziest challenge is DANCE IN THE MIDDLE OF FOUNTAIN!

Do crazy stuffs while you’re young, that will bring crazy memory to your future. (But responsibly). This is might be crazy but so fun! Me and Jesse dance in the middle used SH’BAM® – ‘Wet’ Choreography. OMG! So sexy!! This is so fun! We feel like shooting for music video, haha… I wish I can do that again.. I asked Junki to dance BODYJAM® – ‘Pride’ Choreography. We’re so crazy and wet!! Will be more loose and crazy if there’s BODYJAM® or SH’BAM® Music. We’re absolutely will party in the fountain. This is one of the best memory in Singapore.

Performing ‘WET’ from SH’BAM® Choreography. We’re really wet and love it so much! Just wanna take my clothes off!

376 1 WET

We’re all super wet, shirt, pants, shoes.. Waiting to dry while other people were looking at us, crazy? Creative? Fun? Whatever? Hahaha.. but some of them also do it, especially the kids. We’re dry now. We went back to MRT Station, Junki will go back to her house first for some stuffs, but we will meet again for dinner at Newton Food Center.

We meet again, They said Newton Food Center is famous. I already request Junki that I want Oyster Omelette. So she took me here. Jesse also like this place. They said Newton Food Center has a lot of delicious foods. We ordered Chilly Crab, Chicken Wings, Oyster Omelette, Chicken Satay and Lala (Shells). Yummy.. The Oyster Omelette indeed super delicious, nice aroma and juicy (drool). Other foods also nice, so happy after 1 full day.. walking, playing, and get wet. This is so great!!

377 NEWTON DINNER

(Continue to Part IX)

A Boy In Singapore (Part VII)

Let’s dive down to the S.E.A. Aquarium. We will swim to the ocean with tons of fishes, but be careful with the sharks. Blub blub blub~

I always love to visit a place like this, such as Sea World at Jakarta, Aquaria at Kuala Lumpur, I also remember when I was a kid, I’ve been to Underwater World – Sentosa Singapore.. It also good, still remember that aquarium pillar. S.E.A.Aquarium is believe to be the largest aquarium in the World (is it ?), lived hundred of species. I love the living of the sea, they’re colorful, magical and beautiful, aren’t they?

We changed our clothes cause it’s all sweaty and smelly after rumbled at USS. Then we entered the S.E.A. Aquarium building. It has a big hall with a big giant ship inside. It’s an ancient chinese giant ship. It has a moving kirin’s (ancient chinese myth lion) head at the front edge of the ship. It’s massive, cause the size is enormous comparing with the normal size ship surround it.

We walked to the passage, there’s booths and display like an art exhibition. Displaying clothes, sculpture, kites, woodcrafts etc. In my mind based on what I saw, it’s look like a historical exhibition of Silk Road (cmiiw). Sailing, merchandising, art and cultural stuffs. Kinda interesting.

354 SEA ENTRANCE & HALL

355 WE CHANGED

We reached the entrance to the S.E.A. Aquarium, showed the ticket and let’s dive. The aquarium interior is dark, mostly black and blue color. Enter through the glass tunnel. We can see the shipwreck, corals and fishes. Love the blue color of the sea. When we took the photo. Our skin turn blue.

356 THE PATH TO THE SEA

357 INSIDE THE SEA

Let’s go deep inside. Now we can see several aquariums in  several sizes and shapes. They’re colorful and so beautiful. I love what I see. Great blue color filled with hundred fishes and corals. I love the big pillar aquarium in  the center of the hall. A lot of fishes makes me wanna swim with them. We took a lot pictures, mostly the marine life scene. Can’t miss it!

358 INTO THE BLUE

360 WE'RE BLUE

“The Gate Of The Sea”

365 GATE OF THE SEA

“Under the sea~ Under the Sea~”

359 PARADISEA

Remind me of “The Little Mermaid” and “Finding Nemo” 🙂

372 OCEAN LIFE

One of my favorite spot at S.E.A. Aquarium is the Pillar of the Sea. Tube shape Aquarium with hundred fishes and colorful colar reef. Love the luminate blue color, feel magical.

361 THE PILLAR OF THE SEA

Wonderful glowing blue behind us.. like a holy light.

362 MAGICAL BLUE WORLD

Now I really amazed with what I am seeing now.. It’s the first time I see an aquarium with Dolphins, usually sharks right.. now it’s dolphin!! It’s amazinggg… I can see the dolphins very close. Usually saw dolphins at TV, Sea, outdoor/indoor sea pool. They’re good swimmers, they’re very active, fast and cute.. looks friendly, wanna swim with them. I think there’re 8 – 10 dolphin in this big aquarium. It’s hard to took a nice pictures of them. They’re swimming fast and we’re prohibited to use flash in the aquarium.

368 DOLPHIN'S COVE

The next is the Touch Pool. There are staffs who will inform us about the sea animals in the pool. We can touch sea animals here such as starfishes, ray fishes, sea urchins, shells, and this is cute.. the squirting crab (ahh forget to took its picture). It looks like a fake, like a plastic toy/rock, but it’s alive. And if we touch/push gently its upper shell..it will squirt! Cute! One more thing that caught my eyes is the Shark’s Eggs.. first time see it, stunned. Never knew that Shark’s Eggs will looks like transparent orange shell with a moving embrio inside it, The eggs hooked together looks like a sea plant. For me, It’s more looks like alien eggs in the movie. Very cool.. knew something = learned something.

363 TOUCH POOL

Next journey ahead. It’s a very very dark passage with color lights in the aquarium. What’s inside ? The Ballerina of the Sea, Jellyfish. Usually jellyfish is kinda minor things to see in Aquarium I’ve been visited. But S.E.A. Aquarium is awesome to put Jellyfishes into a very great section. We can see several aquariums. Cute white bubbly little jellyfishes looks more like swimming marshmallows or friendly alien babies. Looks so soft. Some Jellyfishes have a long tentacles that looks like ribbons/ruffles makes them looks like a very elegant wedding dress/bride. Other one with red orange color kinda active remind me of super diva Beyonce, haha. Beware of it, they said it can sting!

369 LITTLE DANCERS

The Bride, swimming with elegance with her bride maids.

  371 THE BRIDE

This is BEYONCE. I named it. She looks hot and sexy. Ruffles, long hair, looks dominant.

370 BEYONCE

Not finished yet. We are breathless to see the big aquarium with full of transparent jellyfishes. They’re bubbly cute!! The aquarium will light/luminate some color light. The jellyfishes will follow the light colors, for example when the light turns red the jellyfishes will be red. Blue and blue, green and green. Love the jellyfishes movement, slow motion but elegant, waving their umbrella-like body (or I also can say wedding veil) in random harmony. We tried to take pictures but the results were too dark. We love it so much. Probably the BEST spot in S.E.A. Aquarium. Fascinating yet so calm. Trapped into the ocean dream. How wonderful if you can do Mind and Body classes here like Yoga or BODYBALANCE®, so dreamy!

367 BALLERINA

Hard to leave the Jellyfishes section. We explored more to the deep and reached the edge. It’s a massive superbig Aquarium in front of us which I think it’s like a big IMAX screen in cinema. A lot of water, a lot of fishes and a lot of people stay here, sitting down calmly and watching the fishes swimming freely. Just a little bit disappointed because the water is not really clear, so it a little bit blur to see. We take a rest and just sinking into the sea fantasy. Sometime we can see the Manta Ray, it’s a fish that has big ‘wings’ fin to swim, it waves its fin up and down to swim but more looks like it’s flying. It’s also the Ballerina of the sea. So graceful. Some little fishes are swimming together with it. Beautiful. I can stay here whole day. Why can be so calm and peaceful.. Love it so much.

373 GIGANTIC AQUARIUM

S.E.A. Aquarium route actually is like a big ‘U’, now we have reached the edge, there’s another passage way heading to the exit. On the way, we also passed several pure water aquarium with tropical fishes, sea water aquarium with giant crabs, octopus, nautilus, fugu (puffed fish), etc. Fugu is cute, buy we can’t see it bloated its body..only if there is a threat. Just keep swimming~

364 WE BELONG TO THE SEA

366 DIVE DEEPER

Now finally there’s SHARK section. Every aquarium in the world always have this section. A lot of various sharks here, small and big.. active swimming and passive sleeping under the sea. Sharks are good swimmers but dolphins look more friendly haha.. The species of sharks always kinda the same like what I saw before at Aquaria. I think I saw Hammerhead Shark and Tiger Shark at Sea World – Jakarta or Underwater World – Singapore before. I think that’s special, also I wonder is there an aquarium in the world who display THE GREAT WHITE SHARK ? It’s nasty!! Curious..

374 SHARK TALE

After walked along the route, we finally reached at the end of S.E.A. Aquarium. Still feeling amazed, will be back someday and hoping there’s more sea animals, more unique and better. We went out, saw an ice cream store – ii GELATO di BRUNO.. we bought it 2 flavors in one cone and share together. Quite good. Time has reached 7 pm. The aquarium will be closed soon. 😦

 375 ICE CREAM

We went out and back to the giant ship again. We’re at the back of the ship. We can see some animals statue on the ship, remind me of Noah Ark. Around the ship, there’s souvenir shop, selling merchandise of S.E.A. Aquarium such as plushie, dolls, snow globe, T shirts, fridge magnet etc. Kinda expensive so we just took picture with it.

376 NOAH ARK

Ok, S.E.A. Aquarium FINISHED! Let’s go back to the land. Part of Your World.. 😀

(Continue to Part VIII)

A Boy In Singapore (Part VI)

 340 RUNAWAY

339 MASSIVE ROLLER COASTER

We are the explorers! Passing through the futuristic mechanic ride to the ancient egypt and pre historic park of dinosaurs then get wet at waterworld. Now we’re at the Far Far Away Kingdom.

344 FAR FAR AWAY

We can see a beautiful big castle and garden. This area is for Shrek animation. There’s a ride for this area but Jesse said it’s not really good.. it’s just like you sit on the boat and looking at the moving dolls/puppets (remind me of Istana Boneka at Dunia Fantasi, Jakarta). We don’t want to waste our time, meanwhile this area is beautiful and we took some picture and suddenly..

PUSS IN THE BOOTS cosplay appeared, brought by the staff… Puss is a cat, one of the main character of Shrek animation, he also has its own movie. He’s so cuteee… all the people so excited to take picture with him.. we queued. The Puss cosplay really know how to pose and so into the character.. total! Pose with his signature pose and taught people how to pose so they will have the best pose and photoshoot.. he is great. It’s our TURN. I love him so much.. I love cat.. I love puss.. I hugged him tight.. meow so happy.. wanna bring him home.

345 PUSS

That can be one of the best moment here.. we continue to walk and we arrive at Madagascar area.. jungle feel and there have cafe and ride. But we just keep walking and found the quartet statue.. they are Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo. They’re hugging each other, showing how much they love each other, love and friendship. And of course we have to take pictures.. and we did the same pose like they do. The girls hugged me tight. Well we’re also full of love and friendship. Hehe..

(Psss, Don’t forget to see Jesse the Hobbit at the photo below. )

346 MADAGASCAR

Back to the main street and still looking for some corners to take pictures before leaving USS. Found a building that look like Elite college (But it’s a Library) that made we pose like college students hanging out. I love the photos, makes me feel young again. Miss the college life.

350 COLLEGE

349 SUBWAY

We also found Sesame street character, Elmo school bus and also Sesame street souvenir shop. Not really fan of them, but Cookie Monsters somehow looking cute.

351 SESAME STREET

We’re heading to SEA Aquarium now. Suddenly we saw something big, round, black and white… it PO, from KUNGFU PANDA! We run to him! We love himmmm (who don’t? Big question), He’s so BIG and ROUND! I knew he’s in USS, saw him from friends’ photo before… Lucky we found him!! Must take picture! Nice detail for the costume. Looks the same and so cute.. we posed casual and doing KUNGFU style to match the movie theme. Feel wonderful. *HUGS

352 MEET THE DRAGON WARRIOR

Now I feel kinda completed exploring the Universal Studio Singapore. I hope I can come here again someday. Hopefully soon haha. To wrap it up.. we went to the iconic Universal Studio Spinning Globe. So hard to take best picture here, because so many people walked by and also find the right timing waiting the Universal Studio logo to appear completely. We posed, we smiled, SNAP! and JUMP! This is it! Wonderful day in Universal Studio Singapore.

353 THE GLOBE

Universal Studio Singapore DONE!!
Next is SEA Aquarium.. ready to swim?

(Continue to Part VII)