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On February 17, 2019 I visited Singapore for the second time with my mom and sister. It was their first time. I became their tour guide even tho I’m not really expert about Singapore roads or places. I live in Batam so Singapore is only an hour ferry ride from Batam Center International Ferry Port to Harbourfront Port in Singapore. I used Batamfast ferry, the fares only 275k Idr (Indonesian Rupiah) per person. I bought the booking code ticket at Indomaret (store) and I had to convert it at Batamfast counter at the port.
Shortly we arrived there and start walking from Harbourfront to Vivo City mall. Then we go upstairs at 3rd floor to buy Sentosa Monorail ticket. Fares for monorail was 4 SGD per person. You could use monorail to transit to Sentosa Island to visit the Universal Studios Singapore. You could also walk to Sentosa Island but it’s pretty far for me.
From USS we back to Harbourfront MRT Station and got my mom and sister MRT EZ-Link Card. It was still 12 SGD and the balance was 7 SGD that you could use for MRT and bus. If you need more you could top up.
So we took MRT to Bugis to find food cause we were hungry. But before that there was funny moment where we wrong read sign and took elevator to car park area, lost and afraid that the elevator not gonna work and we didn’t know who to call and ask for a help. But elevator worked, so we kept walking and met two Indian workers and they showed us the way out 😀 once again Thank you..
After arrived at Bugis, we walked and stopped at Bugis street to buy some stuff that we could carry back home. If you go to Bugis Street, there’s a lot of cheap stores there which sells shirt, snacks, watches, etc included store that sells a drink for 1 SGD. I bought one taste Malaysian Pineapple something and the taste was meh haha maybe I’m not get used with that..
Finally we find a food place that we wanted. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen. It’s American fast food restaurant. So we stopped there to eat. Another funny moment that I could not understand the crew member at that fast food restaurant, she was old worker and speak english in Singaporean way, and she wanted to help us order food thru self order board, and she was speak one by one word. It took me hard time to understand what she said cause the accent and she got mad 😀
After eat we continue walk to Haji Lane, the most trending spot at Bugis nowadays especially if you wanna take photos for instagram feeds. It’s near Sultan Mosque and Arab Street. You just need map to go there from anywhere around Bugis.
Done from Bugis we took MRT to Bayfront MRT Station, then interchange line to stop at Marina Bay MRT Station. At Marina Bay MRT Station it’s connected to the mall at Marina Bay Sands, so it’s pretty easy and comfortable. At Marina Bay Sands you could go upstairs if you wanna visit Garden by The Bay and see Esplanade so very close. But that day was rain so we stuck and could’t go anywhere. But I like when it rain when you on travel. The memories you have become so strong and just good vibe that you always wanna remember. If you like shopping branded stuff, Marina Bay Sands Mall is the heaven. But you could also just do shop eye anyway..
The rain finally stop. So we decide to go back home. So we back to Marina Bay MRT Station and back to Bayfront and take interchange line to Chinatown, after that we take another interchange line to Harbourfront. At harbourfront we bought some chocolates. anything you carry with SGD looks cheap but it’s actually pricy in IDR 😀
At boarding place waited for our ferry. It was 6 pm when we were inside ferry to go back to Batam. It was nice experience to use ferry that time cause I saw sunset and felt ferry ride at night. And obviously enjoyed ocean at night.
Well, that’s all big lines of experience tourguiding my mom and sister in Singapore. We actually kinda lost at one plaza that I don’t remember and tried to order Grab but the driver wouldn’t show up. So we walk back to a MRT station to visit another place 😀
After an hour we finally arrived at Batam Center Ferry Port again. And breath free to be in my own country again that I love. Batam, Indonesia..
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