It was a great weekend in Singapore as the La Trobe students were set free to roam around and see what we wanted. Unfortunately for us we were all very tired from the past week so we spend Saturday resting and catching up on work.
On Sunday a group of us decided to go out and do something fun, so we went to a water park called Wild Wild Wet that was not too far from Changi Airport. It was extremely cheap at only $19 SGD for entry, and definitely worth the money! The park had very little people in it so the longest time we waited would have been three minutes at most. There were a variety of rides, one being a slide in which we could all go down at once. My favourite ride was called the Torpedo in which you are standing up in a tube, and then the floor you are standing on drops down and you fall down the slide at high speeds.
On the way home from the waterpark George and I went to Orchard shopping centre to purchase some items that we needed. It was good to be able to visit some shops that I love that are not in Melbourne, however I was happy to hear from some staff that they will soon be there.
After a long, intense week of activities, I was very much awaiting the weekend for a chance to get some much needed rest. On Friday night, however, I stayed up much later than I anticipated in order to watch a World Cup final (France vs Germany), but I was able to sleep in on Saturday to compensate. The rest of Saturday went exactly as planned; I remained within the accommodation for 90% of the day and spent most of my time relaxing or absentmindedly researching assignment topics. It was an excellent change of pace from the fast-paced nature of the week before.
After a lazy Saturday, it was time to make use of our spare time to do something a little more exciting, namely the Wild Wild Wet water park! In total, five of us decided to head up to Pasir Ris train station to enjoy the various rides and activities of this affordable (only $19 each!) water-based amusement park.
I think it is safe to say that we all had a fantastic time! There was a reasonable variety of different water slides, from thrilling free fall drops to 5-man tube slides. The weather was also perfect, with the maximum temperature hitting approximately 30 degrees and the clouds providing convenient shelter from the hot sun. Overall, it was definitely a worthwhile trip, and I would strongly recommend it to anyone planning on coming to Singapore.