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Sunday, 29 June 2008

A Visit to Sentosa.

Hi Pals,

As you know, I go to Sentosa for swim every week. I know that most of my friends who read my blog are not from Singapore so I have decided to show you some pictures of how Sentosa look like. Please pardon me for the poor picture quality. My jie jie is never a good photographer.

I am on my way to Sentosa. Please come along with me.
Sentosa is a small island away from Singapore main land. In the past we can only get onto the island via Ferry or Cable car but some years ago, the authorities has built a causeway between the 2 islands. We can now drive into Sentosa, take the Taxi or the bus.

The Cable Car service is still available but the Ferry service has ceased.
This is the latest mode of public transport to go Sentosa called the Sentosa Express.
As the name implies, it take only about 5 mins ride to get onto the island. Unlike taking the bus or car, there will not be any traffic jam.

These are some pictures taken on the Sentosa Express.
This is the harbor PSA load and unload the cargoes from the big ships.

Those big weight lifting monsters that are used to lift and arrange the cargo are Huge!!
Left is the Singapore main island and right side is the Sentosa island.
We have reached Sentosa!!! Wooohooo!!!They are building a huge resort and shopping area on Sentosa.
Looks like its going to be a huge and grand looking place. Let wait to see the building when the construction is completed.
We are reaching our destination, the beach station.
Did you see those wooden huts on built on the sea? It called the Kelong.
Such Kelong has already became extinct in Singapore but there are still some in Malaysia and Indonesia. You can read more about it from here.
View of the Kelong from the Sentosa Express Station.
Kelongs are for keeping fishes to be sold to the consumers in the Market as fishes caught from the sea but in actual fact, they just need to net it from their own fish farm so "Kelong" also became a term we commonly used to say that someone is cheating. hee...

Nope. They do not keep fish farm on Sentosa Island. This Kelong is used for the performance of "Song of the Sea". We have never watched it before yet thou.

Here we are. Just alighted from the Sentosa Express.
These are the beach trams that is used on the island to ferry visitors to the different beaches.
Wooohooo! This is the Palawan Beach that I go to swim at. I dun swim at this side of the beach because there are huge waves that try to murder me.

I usually cross over to the other smaller island where the wave are blocked.

Closer look at the place where I swim. This 2 towers are for visitors to view the scenery.
This is the view of the ocean from the other side of the small island.

This is where I swim. No huge waves that try to drown me. I can take nice strolls along the shore.

Ok. I am ready to swim. If you want more pictures of Sentosa island, let me know. I will try to take some pictures of those tourist attractions for you the next time if you are interested.

This picture is for Noah's D. Jie jie's version of Roasted Pork Belly. Can you tell from the picture that the skin is really crispy? hee...

Yummm... its chopped up and ready to be eaten. It goes very nice with white rice.
Do you want to try some? :P




Peanut said...

thanks for sharing some of the island where you swim. I am glad you don't go where the waves try to murder you. did you get any of that pork?

Joe Stains said...

How exciting, we love learning about all of our international friends. Thanks for sharing this with us!

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

We are having problems leaving comments.

We were saying that you are one lucky girl. Can you believe that we have never stepped in Sentosa? Mama says the sand on the beach drives her crazy.

Boy n Baby

Deefor said...

So many ways to get to the beach. Those photos were great. Fun ways too. I have only been to lakes around here. You look very happy swimming.


Noah the Airedale said...

Oh wow, that pork looks delish and the skin is so crispy. I bet D doesn't do as good a job cooking the pork bell as Jie Jie.
Thanks for the tour of Sentosa Snowball. The place you go swimming looks great. Nice and safe.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah xx

Amber-Mae said...

Thanks for bringing us on virtual tour in Sentosa Island! I'd love to get on a cable car someday...

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Maggie & Mitch said...

That was a very interesting post, Snowball. We really enjoyed it!
We love the food pictures the best!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

umekotyan said...

Good evening snowball.
Sentosa island is a beautiful island.
And, a variety of happy places have been combined.
And, the swim on the beach seems to be happy.
Of course, slaver serves meal.
Wonderful happiness on weekend. :)

from loved ume tyan

Murphey said...

What a neat place to go swimming at. My lady really liked the photos!


Petey said...

Hi Snowball!

You're so lucky to have such a swell beach to go swimming and strolling on so close to your home! Have you ever been on one of those cable cars? Those look scary! Guess what? We have the exact same lifejacket—though I think you're a better swimmer than I am. Mostly I like to plop down in the shallow water.

Thanks for the mini-vacation to Sentosa!

Your pal,


Verdi y Gaucho tibetano en Madrid said...

hi sweet snowballl...
you swiming so good....
send a big hug

Asta said...

I loved that touw of Sentosa...I often heawd you talk about it..what a gweat place..I wish I could go and meet you thewe..I t looks fabolous!
I on't have any place like that neaw me...
Ummm, and we looove powk
smoochie kisses

KAY said...

So many cool transportation just to get to the beach. I wouldn't mind but no luck yet to find a doggie beach expect a pond.

Gus and Louie said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time.. Mmm that looks so tasty, you are making mom hungry..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Abby said...

Hi, Snowball...

What a nice trip that must be...

I love to ride & see all the things alot the way...

That dinner looks soooo good...

Abby xxxooo

Lorenza said...

Hi, Snowball!
Thanks for the tour to Sentosa! Your post is very interesting! The Cable car looks pawesome to get there!
Yummy pork!
Kisses and hugs

Lacy said...

w00f's snowball, yummmmmielicous on the roast...loved all the picturs of ur swimmin place...wish me had a place like that to go....

b safe,

JB's Big World said...

Those are great pictures of Sentosa and of you, Snowball. My mom wishes she could visit Singapore. One of her friends moved there almost a year ago for a 2 year period. I am not sure if I like pork belly.

Simba said...

What a great island and so many ways to get there. The pork looks yummy.

Simba x

Mango said...

Thanks for the tour, Snowball. What an exciting place! Do you ride on the cable cars?

My mouth is watering from those yummers foodie pictures. The tourist stuff is nice, but I think I like pictures of FOOD more.


Patience-please said...

Thank you so much for our little vacation to Sentosa! That was fun adn the food was ever so yummy! We would NEVER get our servant on one of those cable cars, no we would NOT!!!

wags from the whippets

River said...

Hi Snowball,
Thanks for the ride-along! What a beautiful place. More pictures would be great. Food did look crispy crunchy yum!!

love & wags,

Gus and Louie said...

It will be hard being the only "hearing eye dog" in the family but I think I can handle it..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Moco said...

We loved reading about and seeing the pictures of the island. We are glad that you did not get murdered by the waves.

Rambo said...

that pork belly looks soooo good. Did you get to eat some?
Thanks for taking us on a great tour. Sentosa looks like alot of fun. I hope to visit someday.