Friday, June 13, 2008
Singapore: Day 2
A sideways look at Erin and the world's tallest man-made waterfall
A Cassuary! What a crazy lookin' bird
SeaWeed or SeaHorse?! Underwater World Singapore
The Southern tip of mainland Asia
The cable car ride back into the city!
Day Two got off to a great start as we enjoyed a late buffet breakfast downstairs at the Ritz. After Breakfast we hopped in a cab and were going to explore the resort island of Sentosa until our cab driver suggested we visit the Jurong Bird Park first. As frequent world travelers we have learned to heed the locals' advice - so it was off to the Bird Park.
The Jurong Bird Park was incredible! As soon as we walked into the park we witnessed beautiful tropical birds all around us, and stepped right into a great show highlighting some very talented basketball playing macaws, great hornbills, pelicans, vultures, and more! The Bird Park is also home to the world's largest aviary and tallest man-made waterfall. We spent a few hours exploring the park, and finished just as the heat of the day was arriving.
From the Bird Park we jumped back into a taxi and headed out to Sentosa Island. First stop: the Underwater World. What a great aquarium. Even though both of us have been to one of the world's best aquariums in Atlanta, Georgia it was still a cool adventure to get up close to some of Southeast Asia's marine life. One of the highlights was the pink dolphin show - we both had seen pink river dolphins in South America, but had never seen pink saltwater dolphins.
Sentosa Island is full of attractions, and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Singapore, so after the Dolphin Show we headed for the Street Luge ... 3 times down the track and up the lift! We both had so much fun, but after the long day in the sun, and the adrenaline rush, we stopped to share a pizza, and then jumped on our glass-bottom cable car back to the city. We had big plans for the night, but as soon as we landed in the bed at the Ritz our day was done.
Day Two was wonderful! We can't wait for our third and final day ... we think we heard something about 'Breakfast with the Orangutans'!?!? Check in with us for stories of our next adventure.