Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A different side of Singapore

A weekend get-away is always a welcome respite after a long grueling week. A few months back, I have managed to buy some deals offering a weekend getaway. 53% off for a 2D1N stay at Celestial Resort at Pulau Ubin Inclusive of Lagoon Snorkelling + Fish Spa + Welcome Drink @ Only $35 per pax instead of $75 (Minimum 2 pax to go).

Before hitting the buy button, I checked out the website and it shows that the original price of a standard twin sharing room is S$118 (inclusive of GST & service charge, breakfast, and free usage of Lagoon and Netball facilities). 35sgd per person, hmmm not bad... Hit buy button.

We have truly enjoyed the short get-away. It showed us a different side of Singapore. Gone are the skyscrapers with bustling crowds shoving their way to the MRT, instead we were welcomed by rustic ambience of village life. For a while we were transported to a different Singapore as we cycled vast stretch of virgin forests and managed to see a komodo dragon unassumingly crossed the street, oblivious to its surrounding. After a few minutes of cycling, out from the bushes, a wild pig cross our way. I'm not sure who is more frightened by my shrill shout, me or the wild pig ;) Too bad, I was too preoccupied to steady my bike and have not taken a snap of the "adorable" wild pig.
After a few more minutes of cycling, we finally reached our destination – Chek Jawa wetlands. 

Let our pictures tell you the story of a laidback Singapore.

on the way to Pulau Ubin via a bump boat ride

just arrived..

enjoying the welcome drinks

fish spa @ Celestial Resort
cycling around the island
taking a breather

macho man
meets the komodo dragon

after what seems like forever, finally reached Chek Jawa wetlands..
all the pedalling was worth it...simply breathtaking, kudos to the Artist :)

For nature lovers and adventure seeker's go give Pulau Ubin a try :)

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