How lucky I finally have my holiday in the midst of this worldwide lockdown! Singapore is currently on Phase-2 of Circuit Breaker. We don’t call it Lockdown here, we don’t want to make everyone panic. But what is Circuit Breaker?
“The 2020 Singapore circuit breaker measures, abbreviated as CB, was a stay-at-home order and cordon sanitaire implemented as a preventive measure by the Government of Singapore in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the country on 7 April 2020.” ~ Wikipedia.
Phase-2, however, has been implemented since 18 June 2020. Just two days after my birthday – yes I belong to that sad group of ppl who couldn’t celebrate birthdays due to this virus. The Multi-Ministry Taskforce announced on 15 June 2020 that Singapore will move into Phase Two after 18 June 2359 hours. This is because community infection rates have generally remained stable, cases in migrant worker dormitories have declined, and there are no new large clusters emerging.
Ok, enough for the lesson. So where did I go during my hols? (o˘◡˘o)
East! Me and my friend, ciMel (you should remember her from my Kyushu and Hồ Chí Minh holidays!) main goal was to buy facial treatment product, skii somewhere in Changi Terminals – not sponsored! So, our first stop was:
- Location: 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666
- Phone No.: NA
- Opening Time: 24 hours
- Entrance Fee: NA
We started late since I enjoy staying up pass midnight and waking up late during weekends and day offs. We had our brunch at Burger and Lobster, Jewel. And as well as the other branch at Raffles, here too we had to queue, but only for 10 minutes or so. I had Roll, ciMel had the burger, then we ordered salted egg fries, since salted egg is a must-food in Singapore. ヽ(>∀<☆)ノ
“Jewel Changi Airport (also known as Jewel or Jewel Changi) is a nature-themed entertainment and retail complex on the inside of Changi Airport, Singapore, linked to three of its passenger terminals. Its centrepiece is the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, the Rain Vortex, which is surrounded by a terraced forest setting. Jewel also includes gardens, attractions, a hotel, about 300 retail and dining outlets, and the Canopy Park at the topmost level, featuring gardens and leisure facilities.” ~ Wikipedia.
Both of us were too thrifty to go the Canopy Park, so we decided not to go – and I lost the pictures on my phone. It cost S$5.00 standard rate, and $4.50 for Singaporeans. There are other promotions as well, check out their website. <(￣ω￣)>
It wasn’t my first time at Jewel, nothing much to do other than the park, food and shopping, so we left after the brunch and off to Terminal-3 Changi Airport where we thought we could buy the facial products we were looking for…
Terminal-3 was like a ghost town!
There were not many people, but was still super clean, best in airport architecture and interior design I see so far. I’ve been to this airport probably a hundred times? But this was the very first time I really had time to enjoy the architecture. The brightness of natural lights coming from reflected ceiling, high bronze columns that give us more space to breathe, the squeaky clean floor, the well-parked unused trolleys, and so on. I feel relaxed and content. ♡(｡- ω -)
We didn’t spend too long at this airport though, since we couldn’t find ‘the things we were looking for’, and headed to Terminal-1.
Terminal-1 however, was more crowded. A lot of people travelling from (or to?) South Asia. I supposed, they are the ones who decided to go back to their home countries for good or had retrenched from work due to this horrendous virus. I didn’t take picture of the crowd since both me and ciMel only passing through to the shopping store and again, we couldn’t find ‘the things we were looking for’. ( ╥ω╥ )
From Changi Terminal-1, we’ve been told that we can find ‘the things we were looking for’ at the shopping mall not too far from this airport. So we took bus to the mall, bought ‘the things we were looking for’ cheaper than on web price, had our tea breaks, then continue our journey down to the East Coast Park. But first of all, FOOD! o(≧▽≦)o
- Location: East Coast Parkway East Coast Seafood Centre #01, Singapore 449883 Singapore
- Phone No.: +65 6448 9959
- Opening Time: 5PM – midnight
- Entrance Fee: NA
We tried the famous bbq stingray from East Coast. There were quite a lot of stalls at this Seafood Centre selling bbq stingray and other seafood, and most of them – if not all – are halal. Before we decided which one we should buy from, we checked out which stall has the best reviews from TripAdvisor. I recommend you to do so too! ╰(*´︶`*)╯
There were two stalls located at the corner near our seats, and decided to buy from either one. The stingray wasn’t so bad, but it was a bit too spicy for us to enjoy it. (⁄ ⁄•⁄ω⁄•⁄ ⁄)
We arrived at the Seafood Centre before 6PM, and lucky to had seats. The crowd came not long after us. After the dinner we had a stroll to enjoy the sunset at East Coast. The coast was just few steps away from the Seafood Centre, and it was much more quiet. We didn’t walk too far since we already had long walks today, and still need to walk more than a kilo to the bus stop back to the city, and we need more energy for tomorrow.
That’s it for today.
See you again for my day-2! ☆ ～(‘▽^人)