Adam and Heikal... raring to go
The Aeroline, the bus which took us to Singapore. It is very comfortable, clean and provides good service. It is punctual too. I like that.
Front row, Syaira, Adel, Adam and Heikal together with Afizuddin, Amalina and Sara back row waiting to board the bus. At 8.00 am sharp, we departed for Singapore.
After a journey of 2 1/2 hours we made a 20-minute stop-over at the recently-renovated PLUS's R&R in Pagoh. It's very pretty and clean...
... with rows of stalls selling fresh local and imported fruits
Just arrived and waiting to check in at York Hotel
On our first night (Fri, Dec 14), we went on the "must see" Nite Safari. Seen queuing up to board the tram/train for the 45-minute ride are from L-R: Syaira, Sara, Liyana and Amalina. Towering over them at the back is Adel.
Nuraina, the photographer clicking away...
Lalin and three of her children, (from left, Sofia, Soraya and Sonia) Adam, Nina and Sara (partly hidden) waiting to board the tram. The Night Safari is said to be the world's first wildlife park with a night view.
"Abang" Haris and his two loyal fans, Adam and Heikal.
All smiles and ready for the fancy tram ride covering a distance of 3.2km to catch sight of rhinos, elephants, giraffes, tapirs, tigers, lions along with a variety of birds in their "natural" habitat. The ride takes you along two loops that cover terrain ranging from the rocky Himalayan foothills to the grassy plains of Equatorial Africa. L-R, Sonia, Soraya, Sofia (hidden) and Cik ton aka Tok Mommy
These are tiger cubs. They are among the 900 noctural animals of 130 species inhabiting 40 hectares of dense forest located near the Upper Seletar Reservoir. The forest is bathed in shadowy half-light so that the animals are largely oblivious to our presence. We aren't allowed to take pictures of these animals in case the flash frightens them. This picture is taken from the Night Safari pamphlet.
The awe-inspiring tribal performers from the rainforests of Borneo demonstrating their fire-eating...
...acrobatic and blowpipe skills
Lalin and the children having fish and chips at the Bongo Bongo
Nuraina and Adel
Tok Mommy and Haris
Syaira, Amalina, Liyana and Mia (Raja Amylea)
Sofia, Sara and Tante Nina having breakfast on the 2nd day at York Hotel
Abang flanked by his fans during breakfast
A walk down Orchard Road after breakfast before visiting "Nek Busu" (on the 2nd day).
Takng a rest...near Tang's
A lone Chinese musician
On the 2nd & last night (Sat, Dec 15) in Singapore we went down to Orchard Road which is about 10 minutes walk from the hotel. We simply love the Xmas trees in all the shops along the road.
Just have to take more...
One for the road...with my cousin, Linda, (and her two children beside her) who called on us just before we checked out.
In front of the hotel's beautifully-decorated Xmas tree minutes before we checked out and headed for the Harbourfront to catch our Aeroline bus. We left for home at 3pm.
Read nuraina's Oh Singapura here and
Balik Kampung: here