Ahoy! All onboard!
We woke up in the ungodly hours to make our way to the shores at Keppel Bay.
We walked towards the rows of spanking new, sparkling white yachts parked neatly at the Marina.
Alas, our yacht didn't look that impressive. Still, it served us well with adequate amenities and nice interior decoration.
The Hidden Treasure II
It has a great sundeck fronting the yacht, suitable for the skewers-wannabes to roast themselves mercilessly.
We aren't skewers though!
On the top deck, there is an alfresco dining area and a comfortable sheltered lounge area beside the captain of the yacht.
We were the cowardly sun-fearers who hid under the shelter, lounging near the captain with cans of coke, sprite and mineral water. The rest of the sun-worshippers could be seen at the sundeck, or at the alfresco dining area.
We passed by several islands - Kusu Island, St John's and Sisters Island...
Are people who live on Kusu Island called Kusuians?
We finally stopped at a quiet beach where there were two other private yachts. We anchored about 10 meters away from the island and lunch was served.
Apparently, lunch was served by Garibaldi - one of the top Italian restaurants in Singapore. However, being on a yacht does mean you can get quite nauseous, despite how delicious the food may be. I had very little portions, just in case I might get seasick.
Feeling a little green in the face.
The humidity in Singapore is just incredible. Sitting under the sun doing NOTHING could make me perspire tonnes. The only way to cool down is to leap into the waters, or dip your legs into the water from a quaint little platform at the back of the boat.
Doris and her posse proceeded to swim and do a little exploration of the little island.
We remained onboard, dipping our little toes into the cool sea, occasionally trying to spot swarms of little fishies.
Alan pedalled around in the kayak, others frolicked in the waters with beer in their hands.
It was definitely an enjoyable way to while away a Sunday morning.