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    Friday 17 September 2010

    Day Ten - underwater world

    Today we decided to venture over to Sentosa island, just south of singapore. It's billed as Asia's Playground. It has the cities first fully integrated family resort with man made beaches, theme parks and casino. Connection to the island is made at Vivocity shopping mall, using the Sentosa Express monorail train.

    Vivocity shopping centre is another example of the many many shopping centres in the city. It's modern, spacious and running over several stories, very large. As it's the middle of the mid-autumn festival, many stalls had been set up to sell the traditional sweet of the occasion, the moon cake. 
    The moon cake stalls set up in Vivocity shopping centre
    We tried some of the non-meat moon cakes, they were okay apart from the Durian one. That was plan disgistusing.
    Outside Universal Studios Singapore
    We had wanted to pick up tickets for the newly built Universal Studio Theme park, but it was sold out for the entire weekend. We opted to pick up tickets for Monday. It cost around €30 a ticket with €10 back in vouchers to spend in the park on the day. Not too bad.

    Boarding the monorail, we headed over to west side of the Island to pay a visit to Underwater world, which had one of those underwater tunnels which takes you inside the tanks with the fishes wishing over. They also also had petting ponds to feel the fish up close.
    Vinnie with his new underwater friend
    Inside the underwater tunnel

    We rounded off the visit to Sentosa with a visit to the songs of the sea show, which takes part on a beach. It has real actors which interact with a music, light and laser show, which was great fun and perfect as the sun set.
    Vinnie and I in the backstage bar enjoying a free Singapore Sling!
    That evening we headed to the backstage bar, which was great fun. The manager even made us free Singapore Slings! Yay!

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