Phu Yen – Binh Dinh, Day 2: Nhan Mountain And Dien Cape

The train reached Tuy Hoa Station at 9:10am, just in time the flight from Hanoi landed in Tuy Hoa Airport. The bus came to pick me up and I made friends with 3 new girls: 2 were my friend’s colleagues and 1 was kinda the tour leader.

We came to the Nhan Mountain first. The Cham tower looked just like other Cham towers I have seen in Nha Trang, but the overview of Phu Yen land and sky from the mountain was majestic.

Then the tour bus took us to a pagoda before we had an early lunch at 10:40am. Delicious one. Then we had a long rest after checking in Saigon – Phu Yen hotel.

Around 3pm we departed for the Dai Lanh aka Dien Cape. I climbed up to the lighthouse with so many steps and found out I was still scared of heights after all. From there I went down to see the beautiful beach.

The tuna sushi at dinner was so delicious. Just two meals and I realized that Vietnamese food was so good. Thai, Singaporean, and Australian can’t hold a candle to Vietnamese cuisine.

The tour guide was very helpful. He went with us to try the tuna big eye dish, a specialty of Phu Yen. He also called it “ocean headlight”.

Singapore, Day 3: Way Back Home

Because I went back to the hostel very late last night, I woke up late this morning. Finally found the place to eat near the MRT station, but the food there was not so good.

We decided to stroll a bigger round of the Chinatown, visited a pagoda, bought some more gifts, and finally fed our tummies at the Chinatown Food Street with a waffle and a big crab. Not my fav kinds of food, either.

We also came back to the Marina Bay but couldn’t find the Merlion. So funny.

We came to the airport early around 2pm and took some photos with their Christmas decorations. A strange thing was that the baggage scanning was right at the gate before we boarded the plane. And that’s wrapping our Singapore trip.

Though the country was kinda clean (except that ppl smoke outside a lot when we walked around the bay) and its architecture was kinda beautiful, I din’t think that I would come back here for the second time.

Singapore, Day 2: Sentosa Island And Mayday Concert

In order to be present at Sentosa Island early, I decided to skip the breakfast somewhere not near the 5footway.inn. Unluckily, Singapore seemed to be a country that woke up late though the Sentosa pass said they operated from 8:45am. Around 9:30am we changed the tickets and took the cable car to see what Sentosa had to offer.

After reaching the Faber’s Peak to find out that it was closed, we went down to have lunch at Beaver’s Cafe. Though the restaurant was kinda hard to find, their meals were delicious.

As we only had 3 options out of many recreational spots at Sentosa, we went around for quite some time before picking the aquarium though the Royal Albatross had to be redeemed together. Though we were in time for the last opportunity to visit the ship, it was nothing like unique nor luxury.

The Trick Eye Museum (a 3D+AR studio) was our last choice because I didn’t feel like visiting the likes of Madame Tussaud after something lookalike at Ba Na Hills in Danang, Vietnam. Turned out we had some fun for the afternoon though the museum was rather old.

After leaving Sentosa Island, my sis and I made a shopping spree at Daiso in VivoCity before we parted ways. My sis went to see the Gardens by the Bay while I found my way to the Mayday concert at Singapore Indoor Stadium. As usual, I made another mistake with finding the right MRT line and it took me rather long to get to the right station. Luckily, the stadium was right outside the station and I still had time to check in and buy some snack for dinner.

The Singapore fans gave me some banners to cheer the band. They were so organized. I took the wrong seat at first, but later I still found my seat quite comfortable. Only at the end of the show did the fans behind come in front of me. The light stick was so much better than the band at the Coldplay’s concert earlier this year in Bangkok. And Mayday’s sponsor also gave us some gift (face masks I guessed).

Out of 3 gigs I attended this year, this was the best one. However, I missed the last song at 11:15pm as I was afraid that the MRT would stop operating. I kinda found myself and very few people on the last trains back to Chinatown.

Singapore, Day 1: Chinatown And Marina Bay

My sis accompanied on this trip because I told her that I might not come back to Singapore in the future. Actually, I’ve never intended to visit Singapore, but finally set foot here because of Mayday’s Life Tour.

Before this trip, I bought some services with Klook, including 4G SIM card, Sentosa FUN Pass, Sentosa Island Set Meal Coupon, and Sentosa Cable Car Sky Pass.

After landing in Changi Airport, I bought a Singapore Tourist Pass at some booth to top up for MRT/LRT. After 1 hour on the train, I reached the Chinatown area where I already booked a dorm bed with 5footway.inn. The room was much smaller than I thought, kinda 10m2 with 3 bunk beds.

We thought hard of what to eat for dinner. Then we found a crowded Chinese restaurant, but after we sat down, we realized that there was a lineup on the edge of the pavement. So embarrassed. We finally found a hotpot and barbecued restaurant to eat… noodles. Such a wrong choice. The Shaanxi fried noodles wasn’t my thing.

We decided to stroll around the Marina Bay and see some well-known spots like Marina Bay Skypark, Singapore Flyer, and luckily the light and water show by the bay at 9pm.

Even it was past 10pm, we still took a stroll around the Chinatown Night Market to see what they sold in the area. Before going to bed, I bought another bottle of fruit juice because it tasted good.