Sunday, March 14, 2010

The day I got my Kindle and a mini Singapore tour!

Saturday, February 27: This was the day I did my first pedicure AND got my Kindle (YAY!) when I met up with my friend Wesley. Wesley (he's a consultant) and I worked together on some projects at my company. In my earlier post, I mentioned that Wesley had helped collected (he'd given me his address in the U.S. so that I could buy and get it sent there) and brought Kindle back for me. He was going to mail it to me out of Singapore, but since I was going there for the AFS Congress, we decided to meet.

Mrs Anon and I were enjoying ourselves getting a 2-hour pedicure spa treatment at Essential Nails Spa, which is located at UE Square, Clemenceau Ave. While getting our feet pampered, the boss lady put on Australia and we ogled Hugh Jackman for 3 full hours! Imagine the blissful state we were in...

After the yummy treatment, it's time to meet with Wesley. He suggested PS.Cafe at Palais and that's where we went. We arrived first, so while waiting for him we ordered our lunch (we're starving!).

This is now my favorite place and I'd be sure to dine here again whenever I come to Singapore. Great pick by Wesley.
The relaxing atmosphere. Mrs Anon and I picked an outdoor table.
A cold glass of water made me a happy girl on a hot, hot afternoon...
I ordered the delicious Caesar Salad. Mrs Anon ordered Big Bacon and Eggs (not in picture).
Wesley ordered Lasagna

Wesley, thank you very much for the lunch treat! Friends, if you want to see what PS.Cafe has to offer, check out the menu!

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East Coast Park. After the yummy lunch at PS.Cafe, Wesley picked up his friend Ranul and together we went on a little tour around Singapore. He took us to East Coast Park, the largest park in Singapore built entirely on reclaimed land with a man-made beach.

The East Coast Park bustling with activities

The park is a popular place for families and friends to relax and enjoy themselves. I took a couple of photos that show families and friends spending time together, people reading, camping, and cycling. It also has food and beverage outlets and amenities for sports activities. A cycling and inline skating track runs along the perimeter of the park.

Meet Wesley (left) and Ranul!
A relaxing and breezy place to read. I wish that was me...
Families and friends spending time together
(Psst... check out the hunk-ish dad/brother--the possibility of who he may be is endless--with great bod on the far right, background of the pic)
You can camp here too!
A boy having the time of his life riding his bike. I did a panning shot by following him with my camera before I clicked the shutter.
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Our next destination: The Singapore Flyer. Visitors can take a 30-minute flight to enjoy the beautiful skyline views and Marina Bay waterfront. You can find details of the facilities to explore, dine and shop here. The price for tickets are S$29.50 (Adult), S$20.65 (Child), and S$23.60 (Senior). Daily flights start from 8.30 a.m. to 10.30 p.m. and last admission is at 10.15 p.m. We didn't get on the Singapore Flyer for the lack of time, but when I visit Singapore again, I'd be sure to do it.

Here's where you board the Flyer
Long queue of people waiting to board
The Singapore Flyer
Thank you, Wesley, for taking us on this tour around Singapore!