Sunday, January 16, 2011

ANTRAVEL - Ep. 01 - Singapore Day 05

Well, this is the 5th day! They just woke up and having breakfast at the hotel…

Alexander : Yo! This is our 5th day actually!
Eli : Not feel~ so tomorrow is the last day?
Kevin : Waa… anyways, what we will visit today?
Eli : Today we’re going to visit Botanic Garden, NTU, Marina Bay Sands, and we’ll have dinner in a ship.
Alexander : WOW! Great! Don’t waste the time! Let’s go!

They are going to Botanic Garden by a taxi…
After a few minutes…

Kevin : Yeah! Wow! Is that Singapore’s Botanic Garden?
Eli : Yeah…
Alexander : What a beautiful place!
Kevin : Look! This description… Soeharto? Is that the name of the flower?
Alexander : Yeah…look, this is from Indonesia…
Eli : Eu, unique…
Alexander : Wa! There is a COOL HOUSE! Let me in!
Eli : Of course you can!

Botanic Garden, pics:wiki
The Singapore Botanic Gardens (Chinese: 新加坡植物园; Malay: Taman Botanik Singapura or Kebun Botani Singapura) is a 63.7-hectare  (157-acre) botanical garden in Singapore. It is half the size of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew or around one-fifth the size of Central Park in New York. It is the only botanic garden in the world that opens from 5 a.m. to 12 midnight every single day of the year, and does not charge an admission fee, except for the National Orchid Garden. The garden is bordered by Holland Road and Napier Road to the south, Cluny Road to the east, Tyersall Avenue and Cluny Park Road to the west and Bukit Timah Road to the North. The linear distance between the northern and southern ends is around 2.5 km (1.5 miles (Taken from :

Kevin : It was great! They are connecting people and plants!
Eli : Well, yeah. Let’s go to the next place!
Alexander : Going to go to NTU? Great! Ah there is a taxi stand!

Driver : Afternoon, where we will go?
Kevin : NTU please…
Alexander : Yeah
Driver : Em, NTU is very big, what faculty you wanna visit?
Eli : E.. em…we wanna ask something about the university and how to enter and the test as well
Driver : Maybe we have to go to student center?
Alexander : Okay…

Eli : Eu, it is so huge!
Alexander : Yeah! I wanna learn here, but is there a medical faculty?
Eli : Yes there is, but I think not for become a doctor. You have to enter NUS if you want. But you know, if you wanna become a doctor, it will be better if you learn in Indonesia, you’ll get the permission easier
Alexander : Really? Ouh…
Kevin : NTU is a technology university, there is no any faculty for become a doctor indeed…

They are asking about how to enter NTU and many more…

NTU, pics: officialsite
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is a research-intensive university with globally acknowledged strengths in science and engineering. The university has roots that go back to 1955 when Nanyang University was set up. Today, NTU has four colleges with 12 schools, and three autonomous entities, the National Institute of Education,  the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, and the Earth Observatory of Singapore.
NTU provides a high-quality global education to more than 23,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate students. The student body includes top scholars and international olympiad medallists from the region and beyond.
Hailing from 72 countries, the university's 3,000-strong teaching and research staff bring dynamic international perspectives and years of solid industry experience (Taken from :

Eli : Hem, so we have to wait ya?
Kevin : Yeah…the test would be hold in October…
Alexander : Well, Let’s go to Marina Bay Sands!

It needs little bit long time to reach Marina Bay Sands, they get sleep in the taxi…

Alexander : EEE???!!! Is this MARINA BAY SANDS??!?!!
Kevin : WOWOWW!!!
Eli : Yeah, we looked this building before…from that side…Esplanade…
Alexander : Crazy!
Kevin : We should take some pictures!
Eli : Indeed! This is a new mall. There is also a big Casino. And look at that triplet building! Those are hotels, and there is a skypark at the top
Alexander : Too Crazy!!
Kevin : EH? The floor was made from stone?
Alexander : Is this stone?
Eli : I don’t know, but this is a modern mall
Kevin : Yeah!

They are looking around the mall. It is too excited for them…

MarinaBaySand, pics:wiki
Marina Bay Sands is an integrated resort fronting Marina Bay in Singapore. Developed by Las Vegas Sands, it is billed as the world's most expensive standalone casino property at S$8 billion, including cost of the prime land.
With the casino complete, the resort features a 2,560-room hotel, a 120,000 sq.m. convention-exhibition centre, The Shoppes mall, an Art & Science museum, two Sands Theatres, six "celebrity chef" restaurants, two floating pavilions, a casino with 500 tables and 1,600 slot machines. The complex is topped by a 340m-long SkyPark with a capacity of 3,900 people and a 150m infinity swimming pool, set on top of the world's largest public cantilevered platform, which overhangs the north tower by 67m. The 20-hectare resort was designed by Moshe Safdie Architects. The local architect of record was Aedas Singapore, and engineering was provided by Arup and Parsons Brinkerhoff (MEP). The main contractor was SsangYong Engineering and Construction.
Originally set to open in 2009, Las Vegas Sands faced delays caused by escalating costs of material and labour shortages from the onset. The severe global financial crisis also pressured the company to delay its projects elsewhere to complete the integrated resort.Although Marina Bay Sands has been compared on scale and development costs to MGM's CityCenter, the latter is a mixed-use development, with condominium properties - comprising three of the seven main structures, being sold off.
The resort was officially opened with a two-day celebration on 23 June 2010 at 3.18 pm, after a partial opening which included the casino on 27 April 2010. It was, however, not finished at the time of the April opening, which was marked by numerous service failures.The SkyPark opened a day later on 24 June 2010. The theatres were completed in time for the first performance by Riverdance on 30 November 2010. The floating pavilions are still being built and are expected to be fully completed by December 2010. The indoor skating rink, which uses artificial ice, opened to a performance by Michelle Kwan on 18 December 2010. The museum is scheduled to open on 17 February 2011 (Taken from:

Kevin : Wa… amazing! So let’s go to the last activity for today!
Eli : Yeah! Have dinner in a ship!
Alexander : Well, should we go to the harbor?
Eli : Yes we should

They are going to the harbor to have an excited dinner…

Eli : Which one the ship we will use?
Alexander : Em… I think that one
Kevin : Is the red one? Chinese style?
Eli : Oh, you’re right! Let’s go this way guys!

Inside the ship…

Alexander : Wuah… the views are perfect!
Eli : The food as well
Kevin : Great experience!
Alexander : I think my mind-set is starting to change…

Kevin : I’m full, Let’s go home…
Alexander : Go back to hotel and sleep…
Eli : Yeah… Tomorrow is the last… we have to charge our energy!
Alexander : Yeah, but I’m going to visit Singapore again in the future… I love this country…
Eli : Well, yeah
Kevin : Me too!

Dinner in a ship, pics: ANTeladan

They are coming back to the hotel and rest… Tomorrow is the last day in Singapore…!

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