Singapore trip

Monday, June 25, 2007

I was having problems loading my pictures onto iPhoto, but its finally resolved. After looking closely at the pictures we took in the Maldives we noticed that a lot of them came out blurry. Another reason we need a new and updated camera. Ours is a dinosaur and it's only three years old. We wanted to buy one in Singapore because of the good rate, but ran out of time. time. Singapore is known for three things: electronics, watches, and shopping designer labels. They have tons of malls. They were telling us that designers like Louis Vutton are very affordable. Hmm...curious I look over at Ed and I got my answer without even saying a word.

I didn't get any pictures of our gracious hosts Wee-Seeng, Benny, and Joey with my camera, but they took some and will be emailing them shortly. Wee-Seeng and Benny work in the electronics business and Joey works for an Oakley distributor in Sports Marketing. They were great in taking us around town. It was a nice treat. I already shared my scary experience with Durian.

Here are some more pictures from Singapore.

They took us for a boat ride along the Singapore River.

I realize now that I didn't take too many pictures of the beautiful foliage. Wee-Seeng calls it a concrete jungle, but you would hardly notice all the buildings every when you saw all the trees that surround the buildings. The pictures I took were mostly of the buildings, so it will seem like a concrete jungle.

They have tons of shops and restaurants along the river. They were so bright, colorful, and lit by lanterns.

They really trying to gain more tourists by building two new casinos, tons of high-rise commercial buildings, and the Singapore Flyer (like the London Eye).

They had tons of interesting bridges. This one's for Leo who might appreciate this more than others. [hover your mouse over or click on it to enlarge]

I think this building is the opera house. Notice the exterior models Durian. They can't get enough of this stinkin' fruit.

This is one of the many places to eat along the river. Notice behind me is a Singapore Hooters. (Not quite the same, if you ask me.)

PS. These pictures are after an 11 hour day at work, a 14 hour flight that begun at 1:00AM from LAX, and another 4 hour flight to Singapore. Long, long day and no shower (or brushing our teeth...shhh).

By popular demand, here are a few more pictures of our Maldives trip. The picture below is the wine cellar where we ate our dinner. They have over 8,000 bottles available in the cellar. Ed snapped only one picture and then came the wine so we lost concentration of capturing the moment. Oops.

This is our island from a distance.

After a day of scuba diving. We saw several Hawksbill turtles, moray eels, one manta ray, eagle rays, grey reef sharks, and white tip sharks. Of course, no underwater camera.

One of the few sunsets that we saw.

Ed asked me to post this picture that captures his "artistic work".

More yacht pictures.

We got a tour of the ocean pavilion. This thing is better than our house. It's 2600 sq.ft. and features two bedrooms, living room, kitchen, dining room, an indoor/outdoor pool, and an outdoor hot tub.

Alright, that's it. I'm officially missing the Maldives.


Ratdog said...

Your trip looks amazing! Regardless of your long flight, you look so well rested! I can't even imagine! :)

LydiaK said...

It was pretty awesome. The only thing I'm upset about is coming home and looking like I went through puberty again. My sunblock that I used made me break out like a teenager again. In fact, I have more zits then I did when I WAS a teenager. Suck!