One way to “see” Singapore is to take a bus instead of the MRT. Preferably those double decker busses and preferably during long trips. I especially liked the route of the bus we took from Tampines Bus Interchange with the last stop being Kent Ridge. We were pressed for time then so we alighted at the bus stop near Fullerton One which was near Merlion Bay. The bus wasn’t a double decker but we got to see a lot of very gorgeous houses along the way.
Another one I liked was the one we took from Outram Park Interchange to Bedok Bus Interchange. This was the bus ride wherein we spotted lots of known landmarks. It was a double decker bus and we were lucky to get seats out front. Well, not so lucky as it was raining that night. The bus cruised along Orchard Road. The next landmark we passed by which I recognized was Central, a mall where the Clarke Quay MRT is located. From the bridge right off it, we could see the GMAX to the left and Marina Bay Sands to the right.
The bus went on to pass Chimes,
the National Library,
Iluma, then Bugis.
The bus took us to Geylang. We passed by the condo where my brother had rented a unit before moving out to Tampines. We got to see the Central Post Office too. I was getting sleepy by the time we hit Marine Parade Road. But jolted awake when we got to the bus stop opposite Fujitec. Of all the places to spot a poster with a Bencab artwork! Was unable to get a picture though as we have already stashed our cameras in our bags. I wanted to confirm if my sleepy eyes weren’t just fooling me (Well, I was not the only one who saw it then.) so I typed “bencab fujitec” into google and yahoo but ended up with nothing. “Bencab Singapore” was fruitful though. It appears that National Artist Benedicto Cabrera mounted an exhibit titled Glimpes at the Singapore Tyler Print Institute last January 15 to February 12. This wasn’t the first time he exhibited his works in SG. Two stops later, we were at the bus’ last stop, Bedok Bus Interchange.