Top 5 fun reservoirs & parks in Singapore

I sometimes hear people complaining that they don’t know where to go during weekend. My friends and I have been exploring this city and found out a lot of fun places! Some of them are far at the edge of the city that even Singaporean haven’t been there for their entire life!! Today I would like to introduce the 5 reservoirs/parks in Singapore for you to enjoy with friends and family at anytime 😉

1. MacRitchie Reservoir Park

Fun: ★★★★☆
View variety: ★★★☆☆
Family with kids: ★★★★☆
Friends: ★★★★★
Transportation: ★★★☆☆
Sports: ★★★★☆

MacRitchie is the most famous reservoir because it is the oldest one in Singapore. It is well-maintained with proper facilities. I have never finished walking around the reservoir because it is simply too huge for me!! People like to go jogging here but I found it scary because the small trail is just around the reservoir and you may fall off into the water any moment!! Besides the trail around the water, you can also visit the trails at the right side where you can find some small forests with tons of naughty monkeys!!

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Phuket

This is my first time to Phuket, but this place is not really impressive for me.. To be honest, I prefer Krabi much more!! It’s a famous place to visit in Thailand, because of the beaches and the surrounding islands.

The most popular street in Phuket should be Bangla Road. Well.. it seems not popular during daytime but if you go there again in the evening, it will become a totally different place — the red light district!!! A lot of crazy stuffs are going around here!! P1060368 P1060371 P1060372 P1060374

Toward the end of the street, you will find yourself in Patong Beach. P1060376

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Krabi Thailand – Beach Heaven Part 2

Today we were excited to start our tour because we booked the top 1 private tour on Trip advisor – Andaman Camp and Day Cruise. We were very lucky to have the owner Sun as our guide. He is very passionate and nice, and also speaks good English. The long-tail boat was very clean and big. Six of us could sit comfortably. Sun prepared lots of water and drinks in case we got thirsty, so all we need to bring was towel & suntan lotion!!

今天我們訂了Trip Advisor 評價最高的一日行程 Andaman Camp and Day Cruise, 一大早司機就開雙條車來民宿接我們, 彩色的車和期待的心!!! 出發!!!   DSC05335

我們超幸運是由老闆Sun來帶我們, 他是Elizabeth (負責寫信連絡的老闆娘) 的老公, 道地Krabi 人, 另外跟著我們的還有兩名可愛的少年船員. Sun非常的熱情又有趣, 英文也講得很好! 我們就在他英勇的帶領下坐著長尾船出發了! 不得不說 這船真的很乾淨又很大, 6個大人坐在裡面非常舒服, 想翹腳 睡覺 都沒問題, 他們也準備了喝不完的水和飲料, 整艘船都屬於我們的感覺實在是太棒了! P1060124 P1060158

We passed by many islands, and Sun knows all of them! We started our trip by kayaking around Hong Island and into the lake inside the island. It took us around 1 hour and it was really hot and tiring for me!!! We were surrounded by purple jellyfish so I didn’t dare to put my hands into the ocean. There were a lot of ppl swimming in the lake area but we went directly to the beach nearby for some rest.

一路上經過的島實在太多了無法細說, Sun說他知道每一個島的名字, 因為他從小就出海, 所以對這裡非常熟悉. 趁著體力還充沛的時候, 我們開始從 Hong Island 外圍划獨木舟繞一小段外圈然後進入缺口裡的小湖, 從小小的缺口進入裡面的小湖就像是進入了一個房間, 這也是為什麼這個島叫做Hong Island, 因為Hong是泰文的房間的意思. 我們大概划了快一個小時的獨木舟, 真的手好痠!! 因為太陽直射又沒有遮蔽, 真的超級熱, 加上周遭完全被紫色小水母包圍, 完全不敢把手伸到海裡.. 進到小湖的時候, 看到很多人在游泳, 不過我們沒有停下來, 就接著滑到Sun指示的旁邊沙灘邊休息.

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旁邊我們休息的沙灘  the beautiful beach that we stayed for a whileP1040458

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Krabi Thailand – Beach Heaven Part 1

Krabi is a perfect place if you are looking for somewhere to lie down near the ocean, think nothing but just relax. This is the reason why we came here. We flew Tigerair from Singapore to Krabi and arrived early in the morning which is just great to start the day!
如果你想要在海邊放空或是穿梭在各個美麗的小島上浮淺和划船, 來喀比就對了!有藍天白雲和美麗的海底生物, 加上好客熱情的泰國人, 絕對可以玩得很開心!

We stayed at Tolmaj Family Apartment. It’s highly recommended for group because it can accommodated more than 10 people and it has huge living room, kitchen and tons of DVD. There are 6 of us so the owner gave us access to First & second floor. It’s around 15-20min walk to the local beaches, but maybe 30 min walk to the shopping area, so it might not be too convenient for family with kids or elderly. The owner also offers transportation services to/from the airport. Ground floor is actually a steak house run by the owner, but we didn’t get a chance to try this time.
http://www.tolmaj.com/
我們住的Tolmaj Family Apartment 非常適合一大群人住, 因為那整棟有三層樓, 裡面大概可以住20幾個人都沒問題. 我們六個人住, 當天也沒有別的客人, 老闆讓我們使用兩層樓真是綽綽有餘. 裡面有很大的廚房和客廳, 加上一堆DVD, 一樓還有老闆經營的牛排館, 走路到海邊只要15分鐘, 還滿方便的. 缺點可能是附近沒什麼吃的, 要到主要逛街區走路的話要30分鐘, 相對比較不方便. 民宿老闆是荷蘭人, 定居在那邊很久了, 主要目標是將它的牛排館成為Krabi重要地標(應該已經達成),可惜這次沒機會吃到.

When we first see the beach, we just gone crazy cause it’s soooo beautiful and clear!!!!
炎熱的午後在我們終於看到海邊的那一刻, 忍不著尖叫!!!!!終於看到清透的海了!!!
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