Sunday, August 14, 2011

Singapore National Day 2011 新加坡國慶日

My university from Japan is holding a short intensive course in Singapore so we had a gathering dinner on National Day at Al Dente, Esplanade. As you can see, the location was really close to the parade!
日本的大學在新加坡辦一個短期暑假課程,所以我們在濱海灣藝術中心的Al Dente聚集用餐。從照片中可以看得出,我們離慶典相當近呢!

From around 6+pm, I could see parachutes flying down like toys...
從6點左右,就能看到像玩具一樣的降落傘從天而降了~

We were also pretty close to where the helicopters take off!
我們也離直升機的啓發點相當近!

Majulah Singapura! (Onward Singapore) 前進吧新加坡!

The stage can be seen from our restaurant but the view wasn't that clear.
從餐廳也可以看得到舞台,可惜不是很清楚。


Of course the grand finale, fireworks!
最後期待的當然是煙花!

It was beautiful but I think the fireworks in Japan's summer festivals was better. Nevertheless, the close proximity was quite a spectacular experience.
雖然很美,但是覺得日本的夏季煙花大會比較好看。不過算了啦~於煙花近距離也算是很棒的經驗!

Our flag was also projected below marina bay sands structure, pretty cool eh?
我們的國旗投影在金沙的下面,挺酷的。

The food was average so I wouldn't go there on normal days. $150++ for that night's dinner was worth it because of the close proximity with all the action, not bad for couples or gatherings! However if you have babies, they'll be frightened by the firework explosion!
食物不怎麼樣,所以平時絕對不會下去用餐。因為離慶典很進,所以約$150的晚餐是相當值得的!對於情侶拍拖或聚餐倒是不錯。不過假如有寶寶的話,他們會被煙花的爆炸聲嚇壞!

7 comments:

  1. you say, Singapore has got 46 years old??
    oh, very young....

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  2. Isao: Yes, it's a very young nation! It was a British colony from 1819~

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  3. independent from U.K.?
    and this is 46th anniversary?
    Now I'm curious about how Singapore was before 1819....

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  4. Back then it's still called Great Britain I think???
    We were a British colony till WW2, when the British fled and we were occupied by Japanese for 2 years. We merged with Malaysia after the war but didn't get along well so we split apart and became independent on 1965 :P

    Singapore before 1819 was said to be a malay fishing village, but I don't think there were any merlions back then!

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  5. >we were occupied by Japanese for 2 years.
    I think I've heard about that.

    When did the merlions start to symbolize Singapore?
    What on earth is a merlion?
    Is that a fantasy animal?

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  6. I'm not too sure when, but google always has the answer! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merlion

    It's a fictitious character that was designed by a company for Singapore Tourism Board in the 60s.

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  7. oh.....原来如此......

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