I’m probably on some spree on Singapore’s tourist attractions…
Since just mid-last month I brought Mark to the S.E.A. Aquarium at Sentosa, this month I went to the Gardens by the Bay.
As most of my friends would know – I’m doing my 9 to 6 in Groupon right now. And we seem to have this Gardens by the Bay deal quite often!
I guess props to my fellow writer-colleague… I was soon tempted to go check the place out!
So why is this such an achievement?
1. I hate big crowds.
So I tend to wait for the hype to die down before I even fathom the idea of visiting. I never saw the point really… I mean, why subject myself to all the squeezing and stuff… When the attraction is going to still be there anyway? I usually just wait things out.
2. I’m hardly an outdoor person.
Seems many people notice this… It is not that I loathe the outdoors that I melt like a butter under the scorching Sun. Hello? I live in Singapore – we have Summer all-year round. I don’t really have the option to melt, if I want to continue living.
I just don’t appreciate the heat…
Now & then I like to go cycling and all that outdoor-sy stuff. But even when I go running, I prefer to go to the air-conditioned gym much more than running in the park.
So anyhow, before I digress any further…
Couple of months back, my Monday Hues group celebrated one of our birthdays! Yuping turned 21 and we wanted to make it special for the lovely girl! 🙂
So we had a hotel room in MBS and I suggested we buy a Groupon to Gardens by the Bay! 😀
Actually, it was just when Clive happened to call and ask about what we should do… Other than just lounge like lazy lizards in the hotel room.
And just then, I was looking at a Gardens by the Bay deal at work.
*eyes immediately sparkled!*
However, during the birthday-celebration-weekend… Mala couldn’t make it! 😦 So we decided to hold off our visit to the Gardens… Our group leaves no man behind!! *does a warrior-like stance*
…partly also because once we got into the room, we all started literally lazing around like lazy lizards.
So we went at noon.
|Mala fabulously flicking her hair & arm!|
I was cranky as hell, just minutes into walking towards the Gardens.
Well, the heat didn’t only get to me… It got to Clive too!
Now, usually Clive and I start our bickering almost immediately.
However because we didn’t see each other for so long! We got a tad sentimental and were too busy feeling happy to actually see each other again, that we forgot to fight.
|Doing the thing we always do|
Didn’t take too long before Clive and I went on to kill each other as usual.
It was a good day! 😀
So once we entered the place and our skin relished the sensation of cool air upon them…
First thought in my head – “Do you think they purposely make you walk into the gardens; through that diabolical temperature… Then when you enter this air-conditioned place… You cannot help but think that it is such a wonderful place??”
Even as Singaporeans – we went into tourist-mode!
|Whipping out their phones and Instagram-ing|
|My favourite shot of us! 🙂|
And look at the scintillating tulips! How utterly beautiful!
|Currently Tulip Mania!|
I had no idea there was this Tulip-thing… Just lucky, I guess!
The Tulips were really nice! ❤ ❤ I feel like just flying down to Holland or somewhere and bounce around in a large field of Tulips, with my arms stretched out and singing "The Hills Are Alive".
|(almost) Always camera-ready! 😀|
|In Holland Clogs!|
It was a really fun day! I went home really bushed out and super ecstatic that I had already finished going through my deals for the following day’s launch.
So just the following week… I made plans to bring my Mommsy out for Mother’s Day and her birthday!
I brought her to have some good food! ❤ ❤ Always a must-have on weekends for me.
Then initially what I thought would be a visit to the SkyPark at MBS… turned out to be a visit to the Gardens (again!).
Mommy told me she actually wanted to see the Gardens. So being the loving daughter I am, I brought her!
|Mommy getting ready to head in!|
Mommy was really enjoying the gorgeous flowers and even speculated if they were real!
Got home exhausted once more and this time – I had work to do.
I love the Gardens, really.
I must say I quite enjoy the tourist attractions on my little sunny island! 😀
And I love how the Gardens has ‘Locals’ rates – so we get to go in at a cheaper rate! I whipped out my pink IC like a boss at the ticketing booth. Muahaha.
Everyone should go check out the Gardens! Gorgeous place.
And well-worth the torturous walk in! Albeit you can try to go at about 3-4pm? When the Sun isn’t so…up there.
Ending this entry – I’ll leave you with a couple of my favourite photos of the Gardens taken by yours truly! 🙂