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Singapore Day 1

My sister and I flew via AirAsia. We got cheap tickets considering that it was not really a seat sale and it was less than a month before the trip.Aside from the Mister Donut I bought from the pre-boarding area of DMIA, we bought plane meals. It was all because I was dying to taste Nasi Lemak again but to my dismay, it was not available. So I just chose Uncle Chin’s Chicken Rice.

Chicken Rice

It tasted okay, just right for a quick meal. It somehow made me dizzy though. Good thing I always bring my toothbrush and paste along with my hand carry bag so I could quickly brush off annoying tastes.

We landed just right on time. We had to look for the train that will lead us to one of their city trains in which we have to do several interchanges to reach Chinatown. It was very cool, I wish the same for our country.

Upon arriving at Chinatown, we looked for Pillows and Toast located at Mosque St. To our hearts’ content, it was just few walks away from the exit!  I was too hungry so I kept telling my sister that we should eat after checking in. But the Chinese restos around the area offers expensive meals.

When we got to Pillows and Toast, we were given access cards and permit to put our bags in the locker! We checked the last floor which was their recreation area. It was awesome, there we saw Ms. Germany who was currently using the net books for free use.

After resting a bit, we strolled around Chinatown and I saw few items I wanted to buy as pasalubong. Also it was around the area where we saw Chinese restaurants. Too bad their menu outside doesn’t have prices on each dish and since I was too hungry, we just gave in.

It felt that we were robbed on our first lunch / real meal in Singapore. Everything was so expensive. On a lighter note, we saw a hawker center near our place. We decided to eat there for our dinner.

After our lunch, we went back to the hostel and slept. No jet lags (hello, it was only 4 hours of plane travel hahaha) but plain lazy. When we were hungry again for dinner, we went to the hawker place at around 8pm or earlier than that, I can’t remember. There were stores closed already and we would check out the foods where most of the people line up for.

I was decided then to have noodles and not rice. So we lined up in a noodle stall which sells noodles for about SG$ 2. But ha, your SG$ 2 meant you would see how uncle prepared for the food.

It was bland. But the best thing about each stall is they do provide the right condiments to compliment their dishes! I had fish sauce with nice amount of chili!

Oh prior to sleeping back, my sister and I checked on the Tooth Relic religious place. There was a ceremony going on and just amazing how everyone is walking with their feet and wearing a brown stuff! 😛

After having dinner, we decided to end the day because for our second day we would be at

Resorts World Sentosa – Universal Studious Singapore! Until the next post!

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Singapore via Clark

I went home at past 12mn from high school friends dinner date. I packed my stuff as fast as I could because we were supposed to travel to Diosdado Macapagal International Airport situated in Clark, Pampanga at 2 am. Even we’re from the North, it was still much of a hassle travelling to Clark. It was very dark, too many trucks during that time. I already made up my mind that I will never book a flight via Clark again (ack, or not).

Anyway, it was past 4 am when we got at DMIA. Check in counter was already open (our was flight was at 6:10 am). My sister had our money changed for a good rate at P33.50. We paid travel tax (P1,620) and terminal fee (P450) along the process before getting to the immigration officers. I was not asked any question and proceeded to the boarding area.

Good thing we were early a bit and was able to secure seats because there were

only few (and I don’t know why they do charge P450 for nothing). :/

Next post will mostly be about the first day in Sg. 😉 I’m just waiting for the photos to be converted. 😀

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Instant Planning: Singapore

Last Wednesday, when things were just as the same at home, my sister brought up  seat sales. I told her to check out Cebu Pacific because it’s almost Chinese New Year, they may have a great sale coming up. But to out dismay, there was none. But she insisted for us to go somewhere on her birthday. So she decided that we’ll book to Singapore via AirAsia.

After few days of searching and reading, we have agreed to stay in Pillows and Toast Hostel. It looks cute and nice in the pictures. I experienced staying in a dormitory when my friends and I went to KL, Malaysia (July of 2012) so it’s no biggie for me especially hotels in Singapore yells EXPENSIVE.

There’s 21 days or 3 weeks left before the trip. My vacation leave form is not yet signed. But what would be the grounds for it to be denied, anyway? I can’t be denied, especially we have paid for plane tickets and our hostel already.

So far, our expenses:

Plane ticket               P8,755.50

Hostel                          P5,839.72

Total                          P14,615.22

XOXO Kate