My kid and I are off to Hong Kong in two days and we’re not prepared. For one, February has been very busy for me. There was my birthday and house blessing along with so many school activities for my little girl. It has been a hectic 3 weeks around the house. And now I’m rushing to get some things done before we leave for a 5-day vacation. I have to help my kid finish four school projects all of which are due on Monday so I have to submit everything tomorrow since we’ll still be in HK on Monday. I was ready to reschedule this trip but upon checking with the airline and the cost of rebooking an international flight, I decided against it. Ang mahal.
Anyway, I hope to get some rest while there. We have 5 full days so we won’t have to rush to go to one place and the next. We can relax during these five days. I really hope so. So here’s our temporary itinerary which is very much subject to change. =)
Lunch at the airport
Dinner at Butao Ramen
Tim Ho Wan
Avenue of the Stars/Victoria Harbor
If you’re from Manila, you must have gotten tired of all the weekend food markets by now. They’re so many, don’t you think? And they all serve the usual burgers, grill, Spanish food, and pasta…and from the same vendors. Plus they’re not necessarily cheap. I have this notion that weekend market items should be cheap. Well here it’s not. I have stopped going there temporarily. I must have tried all the dishes there and I’m craving for something new. I’m not kidding.
Ok back to Singapore. So after our Transformers ride, we decided to walk some more and try out the other attractions we didn’t get to ride from our last USS visit. It was a weekday so the USS closed early. I think by 7pm the crowd had actually thinned out which was our signal that we had to call it a day. Besides, we were so tired and hungry. We were so tired and hungry that going to Vivo City was not an option.
The Mummy at Universal Studios Singapore
It’s getting dark. Signal that it’s almost dinnertime.
Good thing we found Malaysian Food Street just outside and walking distance from Universal Studios and it was air-conditioned. Yey!
Malaysian Food Street at Resorts World Sentosa
Unlike our weekend markets here, Malaysia Food Street serves well, Malaysian cuisine. It is themed and cohesive and not a hodgepodge of different cuisines. The best dishes from various Malaysian regions (Chicken Rice Balls from Malacca, Penang Laksa, Klang’s Bak Kuh Teh) can be found and sampled there. No need to go to Malaysia as the food found here is brought to Singapore from the very same and original Malaysian restos. See my full review here.
Anyway, here are photos of the place and dishes we sampled.
Klang Herbal Bak Kuh Teh
With my travel buddy, my daughter.
Other hungry diners.
More Singapore Eats
The White Rabbit
Thye Hong Fried Hokkien Mee
High Society at Marina Bay Sands
Din Tai Fung at Baits
il Gelato di Bruno
MOB (Most Original Burgers)
Rise at MBS
The Connoisseur Concerto
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Still on Singapore but where was I? It’s been too long since my last post and as much as I want to get these SG posts over and done with, I can’t. I only have one brain and two hands and more often than not, one is not functioning properly. But what can I do? So Malacca, Boracay and Baguio posts would have to wait. And that almost a year old The Farm at San Benito getaway is turning into a memory, good but still a thing of the past. Sometimes I wish I was smart enough. But it takes me hours to compose a decent article or post. Plus additional time to upload a ton of photos considering I have a turtle for an internet connection. So here goes…The Transformers Ride at Universal Studios Singapore.
It was awesome. I have never enjoyed a ride as much I enjoyed The Transformers. It was scary, exhilirating, fun, exciting, scary and then awesome. It was thrilling ride. If you have only a few minutes to spare at USS (which is not possible as everyone devotes at least a half day to tour it), I suggest you go for Transformers. You’ll definitely get your money’s worth and this is coming from me and I’m not even a themed park kind of gal. But I did enjoy the attraction. So awesome. Wish I could take photos of what happens inside but that would be impossible as you wouldn’t be able to. I swear. But here are some photos prior and leading to the ride itself…
Bumblebee! Transformers The Ride. It is truly “THE RIDE”
Is this Optimus Prime? Coz I remember him as being red and blue. Or this could be Chromia. What do you think?
So it gets all dark and blue from here.
Just had to take a photo of every space here. Very cool. Really sets the tone for what to expect later in the ride.
Specimen & Contraption
Other eager beavers who had no idea what they were in for.
Of course, it’s 4D.
Other Singapore Attractions:
Universal Studios Singapore
Getting Around Singapore
Singapore River Cruise
Marina Bay Sands
The Jewel Box Cable Ride
Resorts World Sentosa
SKy Park: Singapore at Night
Liang Seah Street
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