Saturday, November 22, 2008

Leg Power In Singapore

Went on a 4-day family trip to Johor Bahru and Singapore. We thought we would try taking the bus from JB to Singapore each day, and move around Singapore using the MRT. On the 1st day, we had a long wait at the Larkin Bus Station for our bus to Woodlands. So we got smarter and on the 2nd day we took the bus from the KotaRaya terminal instead.


trying to figure out the MRT route before buying tickets

It was quite an adventure, taking the taxi to KotaRaya, go through immigration, catch the 950 bus to Woodlands, get down and walk through the immigration checkpoint, hop back onto the bus, then head to Kranji MRT Station. The rides on the MRT wasn’t fun either, as there was usually standing space only by the time we get on. We would explore Singapore island and then do the same thing but in reverse order to get back to JB. Got left behind by our bus once when we took too long at the immigration checkpoint! The next time we filled the immigration forms first before we reached the immigration complex.


Orchard Road Christmas deco

Went to Orchard Road to look at the Christmas deco, which was rather minimal this year. My daughter finally got to ride on a double-decker bus. On Day 2 we spent a whole day at Sentosa Island and all of us rode on the luge…the kids rode it twice!

traffic jam at the end of the luge track


The Songs Of The Sea show at Sentosa Island

It seemed like a fun idea using public transportation to move around, but in reality it is a whole lot of waiting and walking…we were really tired by the end of Day 2! Haven’t been so happy to finally travel around in my own car on Day 3!

Spent Day 3 hopping from one shopping complex to another and discovered that 2 large shopping malls have already closed down...but hey, it’s been 10 years since I last visited JB.

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