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Destination Singapore: Enjoying the Great Singapore Sale (Days 3 & 4 of 4)

Our third day was as full as our second day. We still had some entrance coupons which weren’t used and we thought that we should just choose a few since it was The Great Singapore Sale and we wouldn’t want to miss the sale for the world! ๐Ÿ™‚

This is a summary of the last full day that we had ๐Ÿ™‚

1) DUCKTOURS. This is both a bus and a boat combined, offering tourists a tour of the city and the harbour without having to switch transport. It takes almost the same route as the river cruise but this one is a bit different since the tour starts on land. Just the same, we had a good, closer look on Singapore’s landmarks on the river banks.

So This Is How It Looks Like :)

So This Is How It Looks Like ๐Ÿ™‚

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A Day in Macau

Turning Portuguese in Macau ๐Ÿ™‚

Nothing beats the adrenaline rush of trying to revisit a country in a day!

This was what I felt when I recently visited Macau from a trip to Hong Kong. When I try to recall my visit to Macau now that I’m back in Manila, I can’t help but be amazed at the energy that I’ve got during that time. It wasn’t my first visit to Macau though. I had one way back in 2002, or was it 2001? But it was about 7 years ago and looking at the place from its tourism advertisements on TV and in travel magazines, Macau has indeed undergone a majorย facelift. Kudos to its government. Clap. Clap. Clap. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sadly though, with all the expansion and building of casinos in this small peninsula of China, it is growing to be sort of a modern western country in Asia. However, the culture can still be seen from among its people and the people’s way of life. And if the locals can keep that culture and preserve the old Portuguese and Chinese structures, then it will still be a nice place to visit for culture-inclined people, like me. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m not really fond of gambling in casinos (although I did quite gamble a few times when I was in Las Vegas which made me won about $20plus dollars – not bad for a beginner. Haha.), so I made it a point to leave Venetian and the other well-lit, colourful buildings towards the end of the day.

Which attractions can you definitely visit while on a day trip in Macau?

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Day Trip to Los Angeles

We had an average day trip yesterday. The group left San Diego at 10 a.m. (quite late for an almost two-hour drive to LA, a few hours to go around, and another almost 2-hour drive going back) and went to Venice Beach for lunch and a quick stroll.

It wasn’t really a jaw-dropping place but Venice Beach is considered as a tourist place. Many tourists visit the beach and an established lane of stores are seen there. The sand isn’t that beautiful; the water looks okay, but not too enticing for me to get wet right then and there.

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History 101: Appreciating Corregidor (2005)

One-day history activity with Steve, Buddy, and Andy.

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