On night four we went to Lau Pa Sat which is a food market held in a heritage building. It had many different cuisines such has Indonesian, Malaysia and Korean. The specialty dish at Lau Pa Sat was satay. As a group we shared a satay platter, which were all made outside on various barbecue, and then we got individual meals from different vendors. After dinner half of the group made their way to shops and the others went to the bar Blu Jazz.
On day 2 of our trip we visited Chinatown and Maxwell Food Centre. We started our journey throughout Chinatown at a Hindu Temple. Our tour guide Karen taught us about the different Gods and the story behind Ganesh. We then made our way through markets where we learnt about Samsui, who were women that worked in constructions sites until their late 70s. They wore red hats to indicate who they were. We then made our way through more markets where Karen showed us her favourite childhood fruit, durian, which is the worst smelling fruit in the world. A few students tried the fruit and all were not impressed by the taste or smell.
Today the group went to the Marina Bay Sands Observation Deck to view the iconic attractions Singapore has to offer. From the deck we could see the Gardens by the Bay, ArtScience Museum, Singapore Flyer, Esplanade Theatre and the Singapore Grand Prix stage being constructed. The 31°C day made being outdoors on the deck a bit of a struggle but everyone enjoyed themselves and the sights.
Our visit to the Marriot Singapore Tang Plaza Hotel, to compete a Venue Inspection and learn about the goings on, of a hughly regarded Singapore Hotel.Continue reading →
Today we went on a venue inspection to the Ritz Carlton. The hotel was elegant and luxurious from start to finish. Sharul guided us through the grand ballroom and shared stories of past events and their features such as trapeze artists, cars and a horse being bought into the venue.
The hotel was one of a kind with its glass pool cover that is strong enough to hold the weight of a car for special events. The Ritz Carlton in Singapore has been around for 20 years and was designed with the five elements in mind and the ancient art of feng shui.
It has also recently been recognised as the number one hotel for travel in Singapore. We were all highly impressed with the professionalism and etiquette of the hotel.
At last the moment had arrived for our visit to the Adventure Cove Water Park!
After spending the last 2 days in the hot sun we were all very excited to spend the afternoon enjoying cool wave pools and Singapores first hydro-magnetic coaster!
We were all very quick to get into our bathers and hit the first ride, as we hiked up the stairs to the first ride the nerves started to sink in and we felt very concerned as to how fast the slide was going to be.
The first pair to go down the dark and mysterious tube was Michael and Jacqui. The couple tucked themselves into their twin donut and were shrugged down the slide within 2 seconds the park was then filled by a loud howling noise coming from Jacqui’s squeal echoing down the tunnel!
After a few rides we all felt it was time to head over to the ‘Lazy River’ for a nice relaxing float, the river carried as around the entire park overseeing all the fish and stingrays within the park.
We finished the day with a full body blow dry and headed home with a smile on our faces!
The students and Corinne enjoying some local Thai Indonesian cuisine from Bumbu, a small restaurant in the Kampong Glam district. Students got a variety of of dishes including chicken, beef and vegetarian.
On the first day of our trip the group and I visited the STB- Singapore Tourism Board gallery. The gallery told the story of the development of the tourism industry and the changes throughout the event industry.
It reflected how far and advanced the workforce has come, ranging all the way back from 1973 to 2017.
The gallery used both audio and visual interactive pieces which allowed as to have a more exciting experience.
After dinner at Bumbu the group headed over to local streets to explore the various shopping experiences from Bugis and Kampong Glam. The local markets offered a range of different items through their souvenir shops, watch stalls and clothing boutiques. It provided us all with a greater understanding of different cultures.