One of the Best Moments in 2012 [Part 1]

Looking back, one of the best moments in 2012 was when my relatives from London came over to Singapore for a short-stay. Honestly, I really miss them because they visit us like once every 6 years [which is extremely a long time]!. So, when I received news that they were going to come and visit us, I was extremely excited and planned their entire itinerary when they were in Singapore. So well, I managed to dig out some photos that were taken in 2006 [more than 6 years ago] and man, time really flies because we have all grown up + I was so skinny back then!

From Relatives' Trip to SG 2012
From Relatives' Trip to SG 2012

Some people say that I am quite a sentimental person and that is true! Just look at this card that was given to me by my relatives from London on my birthday which I have kept since 2001!

From Relatives' Trip to SG 2012

As there are really tons of photos that were taken during my relatives' stay in Singapore, I am going to divide this Blog Post into three separate parts. In part 1 of this Blog Post, I will be sharing about Gardens By The Bay and the Sands SkyPark.

Since Gardens By The Bay and the Sands SkyPark are the newest and latest attractions in Singapore, I decided to bring my relatives to check them out since it would be their first time there. Moreover, both Gardens By The Bay and the Sands SkyPark are just within walking distance from each other and that makes it really convenient to complete two attractions in one single day.

To access the Sands SkyPark, it will cost SGD$20 [for adults], SGD$14 [for children aged 2-12], and SGD$17 [for senior citizens aged 65 and above] and tickets are available at the SkyPark Box Office which is situated at Tower 3, Basement 1. To avoid the hassle of queuing up, you can also purchase the admission tickets online as well.

From Relatives' Trip to SG 2012

The cousins chatting away while queuing up to buy the tickets.

From Relatives' Trip to SG 2012

Apparently, there are free guided tours that are conducted daily at 10am, 2pm, and 9pm and in order to participate in the free guided tour, guests will have to register at the SkyPark Box Office. Registration starts at 9.30am daily, on a first-come-first-served basis and no advance registration is permitted. Each tour is limited to 50 guests and it will last for approximately 15 minutes.

From Relatives' Trip to SG 2012

Well, some of you might be wondering, "is Sands SkyPark worth checking out?". To be really honest, you should visit the Sands SkyPark if it is something that you have never done before. What's pretty disappointing is that ticket holders only have access to the Sands SkyPark Observation Deck and its views but not the Infinity Pool which is reserved exclusively for Hotel guests staying at the Marina Bay Sands.

From Relatives' Trip to SG 2012

Here are some photos of the stunning surrounding scenery that I took when we were at the Sands SkyPark Observation Deck. And yes, the Sands SkyPark offers plenty of opportunities for some nice photographs of Singapore's city skyline so seize the chance and start snapping away.

From Relatives' Trip to SG 2012
From Relatives' Trip to SG 2012
From Relatives' Trip to SG 2012

Cousins and Relatives Posing for Photos at the Sands SkyPark Observation Deck.

From Relatives' Trip to SG 2012
From Relatives' Trip to SG 2012

Well, if you're planning a trip to Sands SkyPark Observation Deck, be sure that you check with the SkyParks Box Office that the Observation Deck is open and not closed for private events and/or commercial commitments. You could also call +65 6688 8826 to ensure that the Sands SkyPark is open during the time that you wish to visit.

After checking out the Sands SkyPark, we went inside Marina Bay Sands to cool down because it was extremely hot outside.

From Relatives' Trip to SG 2012

The ceiling of Marina Bay Sands is extremely high and here's where all the hotel rooms are situated.

From Relatives' Trip to SG 2012

As we mentioned, Gardens By The Bay is within walking distance from Marina Bay Sands and to get to Gardens By The Bay, there is a bridge known as the Dragonfly Bridge which links Marina Bay Sands and Gardens By The Bay.

From Relatives' Trip to SG 2012

My relatives posing for a group photo at the end of the Dragonfly Bridge.

From Relatives' Trip to SG 2012

Judging by their happy faces, I'm really glad that my relatives enjoyed the two attractions which I brought them to.

From Relatives' Trip to SG 2012

By the way, in case you're wondering, access to Gardens By The Bay is FREE except for visits to certain conservatories. For more details, you can check out Gardens By The Bay Website.

Also, in part 2 of this Blog Post, we will be sharing about Yan Palace Restaurant and the Singapore Flyer. So, do stay tuned to more updates from us.

God Bless!