A Week Onboard The Legend

Two weeks ago, we were at sea onboard the Legend of the Seas. It is the smallest ship among the Royal Carribean siblings and it is occasionally sailing in Asia, with Singapore as its current home port.

It was a great experience, being away from all your worries back home. 7 days of TOTAL RELAXATION — just sleeping, eating (a lot!), lounging around staring at the sea and sky, and of course having fun!

Just sharing some photos onboard.

The ship’s own jogging/walking track… the place to be after filling yourself up at the buffet! 😉

..or you can do some rockwall climbing. That is if you can still carry yourself. 😀  That’s hubby before dinnertime.. 😀

The sunrise.. isn’t it a lovely view?

Lounge chairs are made for daydreaming… with the sea and sky in view. Great spot also to check out the moon and stars at night.

I definitely want to do this again.. with our future kids, or just hubby and me on our second honeymoon. 😉

Singapore Night Festival 2012

Night Festival 2012 in Singapore is only until today (Event dates: 24-25, 31 August and 01 September 2012). Since we were around the city area last night, we went to the National Museum of Singapore, one of the Night Festival’s event venues.

During our last visit there, we were not able to finish the tour at the Singapore History Gallery so we thought of heading straight to that area. We got our “companion” at the entrance and went on our “guided” tour through Singapore’s history.

Our “companion”-slash-tour guide
Photo credit: Cnet Asia

The “companion” is like a big iPod Classic, complete with earphones, and even comes with lanyard so you can use it hands-free. This device allows you to go about the tour at your own pace.

If you follow the tour in detail, a day might not be sufficient. And since we went there at around 11pm (museum was open only until 2am), we just went to areas which we found to be significant, such as, Singapore’s “kampong” (Malay word for “village”) era, their merge with Malaysia, its development through the years, and the leadership of modern Singapore’s founding father and first Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew.

Before we got to the exit, we noticed people posing for photos, so we took a peek. There was a 3D pavement art by Joe Hill, right at the lobby of the museum. I have heard about his works at Bugis, and seen some of them on the internet. I thought they are cool.

“If you jump, I jump…” ❤
(taken using Instagram, Brannan filter)

Here are some of Joe Hill’s other works:

Amazing, right? To see more of his 3D pavement art, please visit joehill-art.com.

National Museum of Singapore is at 93 Stamford Road Singapore 178897. FREE admission from 6pm to 8pm DAILY. For more visiting information, please visit their website.

Snow in Singapore?

Christmas day is about to end. I am on the train home from Orchard Road.

Every Christmas, aside from the lights that line up Orchard Road, Tanglin Mall is also one of the nicely decorated malls in the area. I see it when the bus I am on passes by, but I never get off the bus to check it out. I did today, out of curiosity.

What I witnessed there is something very refreshing to see because kids are playing, laughing and running around. And they cover themselves up with snow! Well, it’s not real snow of course. It’s foam, but I tell you… it’s cool!:)