Friday, November 16, 2012

Accidental Tourist - Taking a Bus ride

Taking a bus is easily one of the most mundane and uninspiring tasks that one has to undertake in everyday life. However, through the help of Allan of the Singapore ShutterJourney PhotographyGroup, I have re-discovered an old liking for bus rides when the bus ride itself was  an adventure & the destination un-important.  

On 31 October 2012, after a hearty dinner at Seah Imm Food Centre (a food icon in itself), a bunch of 17 camera strapping individuals boarded bus no. 30  from Harbourfront, home of Sentosa, our fun filled island before riding past the former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station at Keppel Road and accessing Singapore's beautiful cityscape with Marina Bay Sands and Singapore Flyer flanking on each side of the bus. 

From there, it heads down to Fort Road via the East Coast exPressway (ECP). Thereafter it will weave past the roads of Tanjong Katong and Sims Avenue before reaching its final destination at Bedok interchange (one of the suburban areas of Singapore). 

The bus traveled slowly but surely filled with commuters who are more interested in sleeping than admiring the views of the nation. However, on this fateful evening, they had in their company an extra 17 of us and making hell of a lot of noise in getting our paparazzi pictures of everything & everyone that happens to be on that same bus. We did a roundabout & went back to Harbourfront the same way as we came before bidding our friendly bus driver adieus

Will definitely encourage this frivolous & lovely excursion for those who feel that they are all too familiar with Singapore or even for our overseas friends as nothing beats a bus ride around town. 

Till the next time, onto the world & beyond! 

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