Matsimitsu

Day Seven

Sentosa, Singapore


Today, the plan is to visit Sentosa, an island on the south side of Singapore that contains a ton of entertainment, from theme parks such as Universal Studios to Golf courses, Bungee Jumping, Ziplining, beaches, and much more.

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But first breakfast at a local hawker center.

Chicken over rice
Chicken over fried rice
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You can reach Sentosa by either walking, taking the cable car, or the monorail. I picked the monorail since the latter is air-conditioned and the sun is out in full force.

Sentosa Monorail Sentosa Monorail
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It's not peak season yet, so most attractions are closed, but I didn't come here for the theme parks. The goal is Fort Siloso, on the very western tip of the Island. You can take the bus there or walk through the "Jungle."

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"Jungle" in quotation marks because some rocks were suspiciously plastic-y and waterfalls suspiciously artificial.

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Look at all this biodiversity.

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Singapore is an important shipping hub, and there are ships everywhere.

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The fort is the last remaining in Singapore and tells the history of the city's defense.

Fort Siloso
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There are plenty of scenes from the daily life at the forts, as well as important events, such as the surrender of Japan.

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In the surrounding area, various trails show the local fauna.

Sentosa view
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Time to relax a bit at the beach.

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It was getting dark; time for dinner and a quick stop-over to the Marina Bay area for a few evening shots of downtown Singapore.

Wonton noodles with Pork
Wonton noodles with Pork
Singapore skyline

The Apple store in Singapore is this huge orb, in front of the Marina Bay Hotel

Apple store, Singapore Singapore Skyline Art Museum, Singapore Marina Bay Sands and Art Museum, Singapore