27 December 2009

Yacht Ride (Marina at Keppel Bay) / Kusu Island

11 of us, including my CEO, went for a Yacht Ride during one weekday, to get ourselves away from the pressures of work. I took Jerry's car, and we met with a slight traffic jam.


We arrived at Marina at Keppel Bay. I have been here before, not for the same purpose, but to chill out at this bar call Prive, opened by my ex boss, Michael Lu.




This is where our Yacht is parked.


Some things to take note




My boss




Our Yacht






Sam talking to the in charge


Onboard with us are the captain and his assistant


This is the captain giving us a briefing before the yacht ride begins





Smoking time


There are two bedrooms, this is the master room







Valiant swimming


Out yacht license plate


Val floating


We arrived at Kusu Island


Still had to pay $0.50 for admission


Sitting around, waiting for everyone to assemble


Kusu Island is a place where people come to pray, thus there are a lot of temples here.





We look like tourists, don't we?




Kusu Island is all about tortoises...







Ella and Shida







A group pic at the coffeeshop


Told you its all about tortoises here!




Da Bogong Temple



There is a structure of a Food Centre here, but no stalls. According to Jerry, this food centre is only operational during peak periods where people come here and pray, for example Vesak Day.


Tortoise Sanctuary



Cassie and I


Bollywood stars


Is Kusu Island owned by Sentosa Group?


If you want to find out more about Kusu Island, you can read the history here.


They say if you eat this fruit, you become mute.


All of us just standing around, enjoying the breeze.


Joanna

Sam, deep in thoughts.





Its really peaceful and laid back here, no signs of the busy city, no vehicles, nothing, just trees, temples, tortoises and the vast ocean...



No lifeguard on duty!


This is the floating restaurant, Cheng Ho.
One of my options for my DND this year, we chose Suntec afterall.


Time to go back, waiting for the Yacht to come and pick us up.


Lynn and Cassie


Making our way back to the Yacht


The weather that day was erratic!!! One moment its sunny, another moment its a downpour!


When we arrived back in the Yacht, a spread was awaitng us!
Its HIGH TEA time!







This trip was great overall. We bonded a little more.
What was disappointing was we didn't managed to Sun Tan, as initially planned.
And the ride was not as "smooth sailing" as expected, like in the movies.
If you ask me if I would want to take another 4-hour Yacht Ride again, my answer would be "No".
I think I am still very much a grounded person. :P

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