Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Oh Singapura! (Day 1 & 2)

Going to Singapore again reminds me of this childhood song:

Singapura, oh, Singapura,
Sunny island sets in the sea.
Singapura, oh, Singapura,
Pretty flowers bloom for you and me.
Come along join the song in merry singing,
Blend our voices,
Join in the chorus.
Singapura, oh Singapura,
Pretty flowers bloom for you and me.

I used to have a cassette full of children songs and played it often. Among the songs are, 'Hot Cross Bun', 'When the Saints Go Marching' and 'My Grandfather's Clock'. Ok, i'm getting side tracked here.

I went to Singapore recently (thus the great rush to get my passport renewed). I haven't had the chance to go to Singapore for 5 years already.

*Warning, lots of pictures ahead!!*

We (5 + 1 baby) set out on Friday afternoon, right after Josh's nap. Started out with fine weather, and at some part, it started to rain.

Raining hard

Josh buckled up, staring into the rain

We stopped to have a coffee break at a rest area at the second link and after a quick cup of coffee, we drove into Singapore. Luckily we had the map to my brother's place, so it was easy to find. The journey took slightly more than 3 hours only. We were greeted by Vicky as Ben was due to arrive back from China only that night.

Our destination

Everyone settling down

There's a MRT track just behind the apartment, so every few minutes Josh would say 'Thoma twain!' and would insist on going to watch it pass, so we would have to carry him up to watch it. Although most time we would miss it.

Watching the 'Thomas train'


Later that evening, we headed out for dinner. Decided to take the MRT to Woodlands to have dinner at a mall near there. Josh got exited for his first ride in the train.

Can you spot me?


After that we came back and waited for Ben's arrival back home.

Josh relaxing after dinner. He would strike this pose everytime u ask him to relax

Next day, everyone was up and about early (with Josh's help of course). We were all going for a trip to Sentosa. So right after a spot of breakfast, everyone (7 + 1 baby) bundled into the car and headed off to Sentosa.

Hmmm, let me see the map and decide where to go

We went to try out the newest attraction there, The Luge! It's just a short ride down the track. All of us, except my parents, went for the ride, even Josh. He rode with Jeff.

He didn't like wearing the helmet


As you may know, some rides allocate cameras at strategic places, so whenever you pass, they would take your picture and then after your ride, you can see your picture displayed on screens near the counter and buy the pictures. I went to the screens and used my phone to take pictures of our photos. Hehe..

Me, Vicky & Ben

Jeff, Josh & Yin

It was real fun! But too bad it was so short. Upon reaching the bottom, we had to get our car & parents which we left at the start of the track. So me and Jeff went back up on the Skyride.

A pic taken from the screen again.

Taken from above. If you noticed there are a lot of ships in the background

After retrieving the car & my parents, we drove to another spot, where we hopped on the tram. The tram ride took us around 2 beaches (Pahlawan & Tanjung beach if i'm not mistaken).

Claimed to be the Southernmost Point of Continental Asia, or Asia's closest point to the Equator

Remember seeing the dolphin show 5 years back

Saw a lot of them around the island

After the ride, we got off and decided to have lunch in Vivo City which is near the entrance of Sentosa Island. We had Kuching 'Ko Lo Mee'

Where's my lunch?

Had to go to all the way to Singapore to try Kuching Ko Lo mee

Josh sure loves his soup (or in his words, 'Lup')

After walking around (where i bought a blouse and a skirt), we headed back home. Everyone was exhausted and we all took afternoon naps. Later that night some relatives came over for my brother's house warming. I forgot to take any photos! >_<

Alright, that's all for Day 1 & 2. Will continue in the next post.


shuqios said...

i like the pic Josh lookin out the window...
I lagi long time didn't go S'pore liao. Passport expired! Next year lo...

Jace said...

haha.. Josh again..

Wendism said...

the mee looks so tempting man!!