All-Star Paintballers in Singapore! > Fountain of Wealth > Koi
Pond > Esplanade > Merlion > Bugis Street > Suntec City
When I was first
approached by Davey Williamson on PbN to show them around
Singapore, I was pretty stoked about the opportunity to get to
show off my beautiful country to the Dynasty guys. In the
beginning, he said it was just him "and a couple of other guys".
During the NPPL Asian Invitationals, Noir, Arthur and I hooked
up with the Dynasty guys and talked to them. And from just being
3 guys coming to visit, it ballooned into 7 guys coming to
Our visitors from afar:
Dynasty: Yosh Rau, Ryan Greenspan, Davey Williamson, Eric and
Infamous: Shane and Glenn Takemoto
They had less than half a day in Singapore. After pickup at
Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, they were driven by my mom and King
to Suntec City where we visited the Fountain of Wealth. They
learnt about the Chinese Zodiac and had the opportunity to look
at the fountain and touch the waters for good luck. After which,
we headed to Pepper Lunch for... lunch. Why Pepper Lunch?
Apparently Ryan had eaten Pepper Lunch in Tokyo - and he loved
it. Upon seeing Pepper Lunch, he got all excited and insisted
all the other guys should try it. After lunch, the guys headed
over to the Koi Garden where they had a blast feeding the fish.
Moving on, we took a stroll to the Esplanade where Davey and
Fayne took pictures. Along with everyone else, they breathed a
sigh of relief once air-conditioning kicked in. Ryan snookered a
Japanese-American lady that they were Olympic athletes. The guys
at the cleanliness of Singapore toilets and the fact that we had
toilet paper for all cubicles. We then exited the Esplanade to
see the Merlion. Some Japanese tourist took our picture - but
chopped off the Merlion's head off.
Headed to Bugis for some street shopping. Shane had the best
time there, spending lots on shirts and watches. The rest
zero-ed in on groceries - Prickly Heat and Tiger Balm. Davey and
Yosh started getting a little A-C in the privates with the
Prickly. Not caught on camera boys and girls; so sorry.
Fayne disappeared on us for a bit - and then we headed to the
DHL balloon where we were bloody pissed at the clear conditions
that were said to be "unfit for ballooning" or something like
that. We decided to go for the DuckTours but the timing was just
too off. In the end, we ended up at Suntec City again; looking
for foot massages and a toy shop.
We sampled local food before heading off to the airport again.
It was a great trip with our new friends and I really enjoyed
hosting them. The Best Thing is - they wanna come back and
see more of Singapore with R7s as
Words by Ben Calgar