I mentioned earlier that part of the reason we had gone to the Night Safari was because the Zoukout Festival was being held on the beach next to our hotel and that we had been warned that the night was going to be very noisy.
If the sound-checks taking place earlier in the day had not given us clue that a massive big party was about to take place here, the wall to wall traffic as we approached Sentosa Island certainly would have.
Kiwi Daughter gave up counting Taxis sometime after getting to 220 and there were mini-busses and all modes of transport beinging in revellers who were already in a party mood.
Several of the islands roads have been closed so that traffic flow can flow as easily as possible but when it became clear that an ambluence needed to advance through the mass of cars, it was a real process to make enough space to let him through.
Forget that this is Singapore’s biggest party night of the year, Little Mr. was as usual, more impressed by the flashing lights of the ambulence and it’s police escort then the vastness of the party going on on the beach.
Once we arrived at our hotel I took the lift to the top floor and went to the open balcony just a few meters from the lift where you can enjoy a panaramic view of the hotel grounds and beach.
The noise from the sound stages seemed to reverberate off the hotel and boomed around us, it would definiately be an earplugs night for us all, but amazingly, once we were in our own room on the lower floors the noise appeared to be less than we had expected and whilst we could clearly hear it, it was manageable with the earplugs rather than irritating.
We were tired and drifted off to sleep in spite of the constant base noise, but I did wake several times in the night and was aware that the base was still going, even at about 5.a.m. but I drifted off again and it had stopped when we got up later.