~ 7th December 2006 (Thursday)
We reached the River View Hotel at about 8.30a.m.Unfortunately we can’t checked-in yet because theÂ room will not be ready untilÂ 12.00 noon. So, we had to wait at the lobby. Since my dad has been late for his seminar, heÂ has to leave us at the hotel. Then suddenly my mum had a great idea. She said “while waiting for the room, why don’t we go for a tour instead?”. My brother and I agreed and we decided to take a tour to Sentosa Island. We then joined a tour group to Sentosa Island.
Inside the bus (on the way there), the tour guideÂ shared withÂ us about the island. We reached there 30 minutes later. Inside Sentosa Island, we went to the Underwater World first. We saw many different kinds of marine creatures. There wereÂ more than 200Â species of marine fishes. After the Underwater World, we then went to the Dolphin Lagoon. There were 2 dolphinsÂ performing a fantastic show and theyÂ were pink in color. (Hard to see pink dolphins in anywhere else but Singapore has it). The dolphins showed us all kinds of tricks. I really enjoyed watching them. After the dolphin lagoon, we went for a “Cable Car Ride”. It wasÂ about 1.6 km from one island to the other island. Inside the cable car, we saw all kinds of plants beneath us. It was very interesting.
Then we tookÂ the bus back to the hotel. We took a rest and about 2.30p.m, we went to Orchard Road for shopping time! ThereÂ were so many shopping centers along the road. ThereÂ was so much to see.Â A lot of things I could not find them back in Penang. ButÂ they were very expensive to buy. SoÂ half of the time, we onlyÂ window shopped. We took a cab back to the hotel at about 6.00p.mÂ to meet up with my dad. Had a short rest and about 7.30p.m, my parents decided to go to Orchard Road again for dinner. The foods were great and we really enjoyed them.
After dinner, we took aÂ stroll along Orchard Road. It wasÂ so beautifulÂ at the night. There were so many lights and Christmas decorations along theÂ road and theyÂ were really nice. It really gave me the Christmas mood and I wish Penang is also the same. We left Orchard Road quite lateÂ to returnÂ to theÂ hotel. We took our bath and went to bed. It was really tiring butÂ we had so much fun on theÂ first day.