Monday, June 22, 2009

Free Hippo Ride

With great trepidation, my Dear and I boarded the free Hippo Rides organized in conjunction with the Singapore River Festival 2009 last Saturday.

There was no clear definite ‘embarking point’ for the ride as it was vaguely stated in the publicity material and banner that the embarking point is around Marriot Hotel.

Nevertheless, we managed to instinctively locate the boarding point: the bus stop outside Tangs plaza.

It was really a refreshing experience riding on an ‘open top’ double decker bus coursing through the streets from Orchard Road to Clarke Quay, replete with great city scenery and embraced by the continuous warm gust of breeze. It was a first time experience for both my Dear and I !

The ride was over in just 15 minutes; nevertheless we had great fun on the bus and we alighted at Clarke Quay. We had decided initially to continue with the free river taxi ride but there were such long queues and we were told that we have to wait for more than an hour till 8.30pm in queuing to enjoy the ride as the 7.30 pm slot was completely filled.

Hence we went on our own discovery of Singapore River instead!

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