From the brochure (unedited): "Ride the Wacky DUCK. There are 2 amphibious tours in Singapore, but there is only 1 DUCKtours. Nothing comes close to the Original. The 1st amphibious themed attraction in Asia, this Tourism Award Winning DUCK is rated number 1 in Singapore. 800,000 passengers! 8 years of perfect safety record! Best in tour experience! Ride the only Wacky DUCKtours and embark on a unique combined City & Harbour tour adventure in Singapore."
Now tell me, doesn't that sound like fun?
|"More than a tour, it is 60 minutes of land and sea adventure on a genuine Vietnam War machine."|
|"Hold on to your seat as it waddles away and be prepared for a splashing good time!"|
|Our "WackyDUCKtainer" was a Filipino, as well as the ladies who collected my payment at Orchard Road and issued my boarding pass at Suntec City.|
I learned some things about Singapore that I didn't know before (ooh, I just love trivia-- useful when I'm watching Jeopardy), even though I had been there at least five times already. And it was much nicer than reading a guide book or Wiki.
|The Singapore Flyer is the tallest Ferris wheel in the world at 165 meters.|
|The Float@Marina Bay is the world's largest floating stage. The grandstand has 28,000 seats.|
|The white things on the water are floating wish balls. Part of Singapore's New Year celebration.|
|I never knew that Marina Bay Sands could look a bit phallic from certain angles.|
|The ArtScience Museum looks like a ginormous lotus flower. I love that the building recycles rainwater.|
|The Helix Bridge is a pedestrian bridge made of steel and fritted glass. Reminds me of science lab in high school.|
|On the way back to dry land. A bunch of Harley Davidson bikers in leather jackets were in the other DUCK.|
|The old Supreme Court building is extremely well-preserved. The new modern design SC is being built behind it.|
|Swissotel The Stamford used to be the tallest hotel in the world back in the '80s. Designed by I.M. Pei.|
There were many more attractions that I didn't photograph because we were in a moving vehicle, the subject was against the light or the angle was wrong. Whatever. Sometimes you just have to put the camera down and enjoy the experience.
The DUCKtour is a bit costly at S$33 per person, but I highly recommend it for kids and kids at heart. Check out their website here.