The countdown begins for our next family adventure and this time we stretch a little further North. Just above the Equator to be precise. I haven’t been overly expressive about sharing that particular detail with everyone yet, particularly to our eldest daughter whose dream location is grey skies, constant drizzle and super crisp breezes… Needless to say, this adventure will be somewhat different to our trip to New Zealand last year in June.
Steve and I spent one night and one day in Singapore way back when we had only been married for three weeks. This September saw us celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. So, it’s been a while…
I remember we arrived at 8pm, tired and less than enthusiastic. Our accommodation was right on Orchard Rd. Our room was luxurious and the bed was calling but.. there was no way I could sleep without exploring just a little. Steve had unfortunately suffered a sore ear from the flight and was not in the mood for doing much at all. Thankfully he perked up a bit after discovering the bidet in the bathroom and so we headed downstairs to the crowds and shops below. There was so much action and energy still pulsating through the air. It was difficult to imagine sleeping through all this. The next day we walked and walked and walked and walked and walked and walked and walked. We experienced the MRT and bused to Little India. It wasn’t until later in the day that I realised why everyone was looking at us so strangely on the bus. I mean, I know we looked “different” and not local, but surely they had seen enough tourists on buses before for us to not look too out of place. The reason? Steve was chewing chewing gum all over Little India. My God! Always the rebel my husband. I will be hiding the chewie this trip.
Singapore was fantastic back in 1998. I have seen photos and heard all about the new infrastructure that has been built since then and I’m really looking forward to sharing this exciting city with our children. The local culture. The temples. The Food!! We missed out on visiting two key places last time we visited. The Singapore Zoo and Sentosa Island. They have already been added and locked in to the itinerary. My heart is palpating just with the thought of seeing the sparkle in my family’s eyes when we breakfast with the zoo wildlife and maybe even meet a Transformer.