Singapore is known as one of the best places to travel with family, and just this year, Lonely Planet has ranked Singapore as the world’s number one country to travel to next year. Why not? Singapore is like traveling the world without leaving the island. When I move here, I was thinking of Singapore only as a major shopping destination for shopaholics. A stopover for travelers to explore its neighboring countries—Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and the list goes on. It never crossed my mind that Singapore has a lot to offer for adventure seeker who is in constant search for that off the beaten path. All you need to do is explore.
Departure time was supposed to be 6AM. But since I was late, we leave for Olango island around 10AM. It was nerve wracking at first, but I kind of pick up my phase and manage to ride comfortably on my bike. We arrived in Lapu-lapu around 12PM, with a couple of stop over along the way to buy food for lunch.
It was one of the best decisions I made. I enjoy the ride so much that I almost didn’t feel tired. The best thing about this trip is that, I get over my fear of biking on a highway. I even manage to cross a busy intersection. Wew!
We ride a motor boat from a pump-boat pier, just beside Portofino Beach Resort, to Olango Island. It was almost 1PM when we arrived in Santa Rosa Wharf. We decided to eat our lunch in the Wildlife Sanctuary, which is a 15-minute bike ride from Santa Rosa. As we ride our way to the Bird Sanctuary, we come across this awesome place. We all agree that this place (picture above) is a great spot for a pre-nuptial photo shoot.
We had an hour and a half exploring the Bird Sanctuary. While doing our own exploration of the place, we come across this bird. I don’t know what they call this or what breed of this bird belong to, but I’m pretty sure this is my first time to see its kind.
After a couple of hours riding around Olango Island, we decided to head home and call it a day. It was a great experience and an activity that must be done again.
Note: ☻ = been there, done that! ^_^
So there you go. My kind of adventure!