Today is big brother Raymond’s birthday. We started off our day with breakfast at a nearby market. Food was really not up to we Malaysians’ taste buds. We ordered wanton noodles, prawn noodles, fish ball noodles, economy noodles, coffee and milk tea. Nothing met our expectations, though the queue at most of the stalls were long and we had to spend 15 ~ 30 minutes queuing up to buy food. Thankfully our lunch at Sentosa Resorts World was very satisfactory (at no other than a restaurant offering Malaysian hawkers’ food hehe) and big bro Ray treated us to Japanese for dinner.
After breakfast, we went to Novena church to give thanks and to sneak into the grounds of one of the most expensive and beautiful churches in Singapore. After 33 months and at a whopping cost of $54 million, Novena Church’s redevelopment and extensive overhaul was finally completed. The church opened its doors to the public again on Sept 29 2017. Novena church is one of the most iconic and popular Catholic churches in Singapore.
Clad in granite outside and limestone inside, the church’s sanctuary now features soaring arches, intricate columns, a dome and 18 large stained-glass windows. It is indeed one of the grandest churches that we have been to.
After Novena, we headed to Sentosa Island’s Resorts World.
I secretly snapped two pix of Sherilyn posing with the birds coz I was too cheapskate to spend over SGD10 for a picture. I had to remind myself that every dollar spent is RM3 and to spend RM30 for a picture that will eventually end up inside our photo album cupboard, no way am I going to add more junk into that cupboard, ha!
Walking to the toilets. Toilets in Singapore are very clean, unlike the ones back home. Even the loos at the market that we went to are of the standard of shopping mall toilets back home. And I don’t mind paying 10 cents to use it.
We had lunch at Malaysian Food Street @ Resorts World, one of the most popular eateries at Resorts World.
Food was surprisingly not expensive and quality of food is good. The char koay teow and prawn mee tasted exactly like the ones back home.
Malaysian Food Street is created into a unique old-town ambience to flavour the experience of indulging in some of Malaysia’s finest and famous hawker fare. This is one dining destination not to be missed in Sentosa Island. It is fully air-conditioned and designed to evoke the look of streets of Malaysia, with facades of old shop houses and replicas of 1950s coffeeshop. There are a total of 17 stalls which includes legendary Malaysian favourites such as Famous Jalan Alor KL Hokkien Mee, Huen Kee Claypot Rice, Penang Hai Beng Lor Mee etc.
After we got back from Resorts World and with only an hour left before dinner, my childhood best friend, Ju, picked me up from my brother’s apartment. We had drinks at a nearby cafe. It was really nice to meet up with Ju again after donkey years. And thank you once again Ju for spoiling my girls with those gifts. And our favorite potato chips from Japan!
After our sumptuous Japanese dinner, our friendly van driver drove us to Gardens By The Bay.
Entrance fee is only SGD10 per person.
Our favorite spot is the Supertrees. When night falls, this enchanting vertical gardens come alive with a mesmerising Garden Rhapsody light and sound show. On the night we were there, there were fake snow flakes too.
There is an elevated walkway, the OCBC Skyway, between two of the larger Supertrees for visitors to enjoy a panoramic aerial view of the Gardens. Too bad it rained half way through our admiration of the trees and we had to miss going up the elevated walkway. Instead, we ran back to the entrance and got into our waiting van, half drenched in rain water. Bummer!
Tip: do bring along umbrellas during the rainy season.
Our girls against the backdrop of Marina Bay Sands.