Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Day 3: Las Vegas, Can Dream Can Do
Las Vegas is a fine example of "Can Dream Can Do". The Strip is literally an amusement park by itself. Whoever thought of making buildings into icons must be out of their mind. But they have done it.
I wonder if the Singapore's integrated resorts can come close, in terms of visual impact.
Hooters' (wiki) the closest to our motel. The girls inside are, well, ok. Let me put it this way, after you visit most of the casinos, they begin to look the same.
The lobby of MGM Grand had a gold lion staring out the front. The place leaked grandness.
I played a total of $2 in two minutes. Correction. I lost $2 in two minutes.
This is the lion habitat at MGM Grand that's open free to the public. Compared to the tiger at The Mirage, the lioness is a bit smaller.
New York New York's billboard. That's the miniature sized Brooklyn Bridge by the bottom.
The food court we went yesterday.
This is Coke Blak, with more caffeine. Cost US$2.75 if I remember correctly.
Check out the long cups. You'll find lots of people of the streets holding them if they are not already holding beer bottles.
Yes, welcome to the fast food nation.
These vehicles are pretty huge.
Bellagio and Caesars Palace in the afternoon. They are probably the hotels with the best architecture.
There's a free performance by statues inside Caesars Palace. You've got to look for it, the place is big.
The art gallery of Christian Riese Lassen. Stunning display of artistic talent.
Oh, there's a Ferrari parked in the gallery. In fact, you'll get to see a few Ferrari cars in Las Vegas. If you have the money, you can rent them or take a photo in them.
At Exotic Vehicles next door to the gallery, you can ride the most realistic simulator at US$20 for 5 minutes. Or bring home this baby at US$15995. But seriously, PS3 racing games are top notch too.
Like I said, you can take a photo with you inside the Ferrari for $20. If you want to look at pretty girls, Las Vegas is the place. There are higher concentration of pretty girls here than New York. It's also the best place to bring girls to. I mean, seriously, aren't they attracted to bright lights and all things glitter?
A Trojan horse inside Caesars Palace. Walk under the legs to enter a large toy store.
This species of soft moose can grow up to 2 metres in height.
Smurfs from China.
The sales personals in store goes around on The Wave (US$120). It's self propelled in a way, meaning you don't have to kick the ground like you do when skateboarding.
Flamingos at Flamingo (wiki).
Flamingo Las Vegas is pink. Its casino is pink also.
The Mirage is gold in colour.
This is the tiger I'm talking about.
Treasure Island hotel. It has sidewalks made of wooden planks.
Fremont Street is the most happening street after The Strip, in Las Vegas, downtown. You'll get free performances, music, light shows and US$7.77 buffets!
Of course, your friendly religious man with the giant placard.
With Singaporeans assaulting bus drivers. It's time to put up signs like this one at the bus stop.
Other photos from Day 3 can be found on my Las Vegas Flickr set.
Highlight of the day: Policeman on bicycle crashing into road pillar.
My mind went "Oh no! I just missed a shot! I just missed a shot!" when I saw the policeman sprawling on the ground. Note that in Las Vegas, there are plenty of policemen on patrol. They can be on foot, bicycle or on vehicles. Apparently there's an incident that requires police assistance. There's this policeman riding a bicycle across the street and hitting into the road pillar before hitting the ground. The couple in front of me couldn't hide their laughter and had to turn. Me? I had my camera just in my bag as I was heading back. Argh!
All the days in Las Vegas:
Day 2: Welcome To Vegas, Baby
Day 3: Las Vegas, Can Dream Can Do
Day 4: Warehouse Sales, Cheap But You Don't Need Them
Day 5: Don't Overstay In Las Vegas
Day 6: Grand Canyon