24 Nov 2015
Early part of the year, my family did a staycation in Resort World Sentosa (RWS), so this time round we decided to stay somewhere inside Sentosa. After some research and budget matching, we chose Siloso Beach Resort, which cost us around $400 per night for a family room.
Everyone in my family like the place the moment we checked in. Siloso Beach Resort has a very natural feel and it brings us away from our usual brick and mortar. The family room is extremely big and spacious, and we had window facing the sea view. However as we were staying at the lower level, the view was blocked by mainly trees, which was not too bad anyway.
Upon check-in, it started to rain and most of the outdoor activities became unsuitable. We rest in the room and it didn’t take long before the rain died down. I then drove my family to Sentosa Cove and we did a walk around this area where the wealthy live. It would have been nice if we are able to afford something here but we had to snap back to reality, and we drove back to the resort, before heading to Palawan beach for some sand playing. Jevriel had fun and messed himself with sands all over.
After a wash up, I drove my family out of Sentosa and went over to Fong Seng Lasi Lemak at West Coast area. I have yet to purchase a car when we did the RWS staycation earlier in the year. Now it became much more convenient when we could travel around. We did our groceries shopping before retreating back to the hotel. Overall we did not do much for the day but it was nice to be relaxing in a place that is nearer to nature.
Ever since I held my first SLR camera, I had never really went back to compact cameras, not to mention accepting quality from mobile phone camera. Photos taken from SLR are always in RAW, as I always wish to retain the options to make adjustments, especially for exposure and white balance. The only issue is the time taken for the entire process from adjusting the RAW, to converting into JPEG. Therefore during this staycation I decided to give the mobile phone camera a try. I had my SLR camera with me and did a combination of both. It pretty much common sense that mobile phone camera can never beat SLR in quality, and mobile phone camera lacks the ability of aperture and point of focus. Nevertheless I wish to test out the mobile phone camera to see if I could live with the quality, and decide if I wish to lug a heavy camera to the upcoming Japan trip in 2016, or to simply travel with just my phone.
Photos taken from my SLR
Photos taken from my mobile phone (Samsung S6)
Obviously the mobile phone camera is a far fetch from my SLR. The biggest problem is night shot, where the quality and noise level went to a level that I can never accept.