Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Gogreen After Dark - The Haunting of Blakang Mati

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Sentosa was once known as Pulau Blakang Mati (绝后岛),which in Malay means the "Island(pulau) of Death(mati) from Behind(blakang).

Different versions of how the island came to acquire such an unpropitious name abound. One account attributed the ominous name to murder and piracy in the island's past.

A second claimed that the island is the material paradise of warrior spirits buried at Pulau Brani.

A third account claims that an outbreak of disease on the island in the late 1840s almost wiped out the original Bugis settlers on the island.

A fourth interpretation is that "dead back island" was so-called because of the lack of fertile soil on the hills.


Hence Gogreen recently launched a night trail "The Haunting of Blakang Mati" where you get to explore the history remains in Sentosa and listen to the story behind...


On the Segway PT ride!! Seriously at first I was unsure about riding it as I'm wearing heels and it totally look dangerous to me!! Like what if I fall and disfigure myself?!?! Come on, 我靠脸吃饭的好不好!

The ride moves according to your body movement, you lean forward to go forward, lean backward to brake. Before going for the trail, we went for a mini trial on the ride. After one round I felt pretty comfortable on the ride, it's surprisingly easy to control and not dangerous at all!

All geared up for Segway PT Ride

For added thrill factor, even the reception is ghastly maked up

After 5 round of trial run on the PT ride, we are all ready for the real thing!! And as we wait for our tour guide to lead the tour, I'm surprised when he turn out looking...

like this... er...

As we set off down the trail, every passer-by stare at our tour guide with question marks popping off their heads.. "Aren't halloween over already?"

Nonetheless imagine entering those dark eerie looking forest with a tour guide looking like this....

The tour took 1.5 hours and we visited much history artifacts including the dragon gate, the old time mail post and many more eerie places which I didn't expect to exist in the now beautiful Sentosa.


After finishing the tour, the person in charge treated us to some snacks and drinks at this beautiful beach bar with cool live band! Yeah, where there's alcohol there's Evangeline *blush*




With so much yummy food and alcohol(actually i didn't had enough to drink..), we lost track of time and by the time we decided to head home the trains had stop operating. Luckily, Jasmine's dad is kind enough to send me home on the way. Thanks!

Also, a big "THANK YOU" to Gogreen for a fun-filled night!

Btw, Gogreen After Dark have slot as late as 12:30am for those seeking high level of excitement! For more information and tickets booking, kindly visit Gogreen's Official Site.

3 comments:

coachnike28 said...

very nice place..

Maple AKI あき 亞紀 said...

these food look so delicious!

dblchin (double chin) said...

nice! I'm feeling hungry oredy!!!

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