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Monday, November 09, 2009

Backdated - A Day Out with My Family

After my R.O.M. and the dinner dishes post;

My family stayed for another 2 days in Singapore to take a break, go on vacation. So my husband and I are required to bring them about. I figured, ok since I never been to Singapore with my whole family before, I thought I want to go the Merlion to have a picture.

We head out the day – 20th September 2009;

On our way to the Merlion I saw;
The F1 Grandstand from a far.Look at the colors… V.I.P. seats?

Closer clearer view of the Grand Stand.No no, I am not taking the foreigners’ picture. Husband is around, can’t be so bold right? Hahaha.

The eye of Singapore.I have never been on that. I have never been on the eye of Titiwangsa one too! Haha.

We arrived at the Merlion Park.
And found Merlion standing tall!Nice yea? It was so crowded! So many people! Eeeks!

Merlion and Esplanade at the background.Where is my family?! When all this Merlion pictures are taken? All hiding in the shade in Coffee Bean. I know it was hot, but for one picture only! Only one! No I didn’t get a picture with my family with the Merlion. Tsk tsk~

Now a Boat.Husband told me it was formerly a tank. So instead of scrapping it, they make it as a tourist transport / boat now.

We didn’t spend much time there. Only 5mins and hubby had to pay SGD5 for parking (or was it? I can't recall... where's my husband now?)! Daylight robbery just because it is near to Merlion and I forgot where he parked :/.

Since my family has had breakfast near the hotel, hubby and I decided to bring them for ice cream at Ice Cream Gallery, Valley Point. We were early and they were not open yet, they only open at 11:30am. So we sat outside of Starbucks and just talk.

I was bored so I took a picture of the Service Apartment’s “water fountain”.Nice yea? Actually hubby took the shot haha. He has better hands :P.

Finally the time for Ice Cream Gallery to be open has come! Oh I was craving for their ice cream and I was hungry too. Hubby and I have not eaten yet. I failed to remember to take the picture of the ice cream waffle hubby and I shared. But I did not forget the hot dog we had :P.

The Hot Dog.Oh look at it. Looks good yea? Hubby made a smiley on it... can you see it?

Closer view of the Hot Dog.I just want to make you drool :P. I love their Hot Dog! I never fail to miss to eat this when I am here for ice cream. Of course unless I have eaten, I would only be here for ice cream.

After the dessert session, family wanted to buy moon cakes for hubs’ mother. So we headed to Chinatown!

Chinatown’s decoration and the crowd!

I saw this shop – It is a Chopstick Shop!The whole shop filled chopsticks! All kinds of Chopsticks! If you’re looking for chopsticks, I bet this is the shop to go to. Haha.

After that, we journey to my bro-in-law’s aunt place and the rest of the day was us resting away. Was a tiring hot day, though it was only half a day spent out in the sun. But I guess it was the travelling and the lack of sleep.

The next day we went to Church… and that shall be posted next :P.




Eugene


67 comments:

eugene said...

not enough photos lah,,,,,,,,, may be next post you update more ok?

hey have a great week ahead

lina said...

ya ya more photos. And more posts too about the trip wit your family. :)

lina said...

haha... I haven't been on the Eye on Malaysia either, let alone that one in Singapore. :D

lina said...

so damn expensive parking over there! th

Mei Teng said...

As much as I like Singapore and believe it's a great holiday destination, it's way too expensive to travel across the causeway where one has to pay more than double for everything!

ladyviral said...

eugene : Ha not enough pictures? Waaaa how many picturs you want in the post? :P

ladyviral said...

lina : Excited ya :P. /Just boring trip with family... nothing much lah.

Yay someone like me haven't been on the eye before haha :P.

Yea it was, think it is because it is near the merlion. tourist attraction place.

ladyviral said...

Mei Teng : Yea I know what you mean. hahaha. But because my husband is a Singaporean, so it is one for one for him :P.

Bengbeng said...

wow, a chopsticks shop..so specialized. it can only survive in a buzzing metropolis like Singapore

[SK] said...

think i've not been really hanging out in SG for many years.. recent trips to SG are only business trips, and most of the time, short and rush stay.. am going for a day trip this wednesday again, tiring!!

reanaclaire said...

hi ladyviral.. now i m waiting for the most special pictures of your life.. quick quick.. when can i see them?? hahaha.. hurrying u to tie the knot!

wenn said...

wow..merlion..i last saw it 2 yrs ago..

molly said...

I went there in the evening so it was not so hot.

Pete said...

He he , Merlion...haven't been near it also, although I went to Singapore many times before! LOL!

Rose Belle said...

How far is Malaysia to Singapore? Yea, even though I've never been there, I heard that it's really expensive there. What is that yellow thing (beside the mustard) on top of the hot dog?? I'm surprised to hear you say "it's hot" around this time of the year. Well for us across the pond, it's fall heading into winter season and it is starting to get preeety cold here. Nice pixes by the way. I'm one of those that shy away from taking pictures too so yea, totally understand your family on this one :)

成亿 said...

singapore!!! been planning for a while but yet to really go...hopefully this christmas i can go...

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

I've never seen a Merlion before, how interesting. I wonder if there is some legend behind it. I'm gld they recycled rather than scrapped the duck tours boat. Looks like a fun filled day.

levian said...

completely no family photographs throughout the trip? or only at the merlion? now that i have seen you n your husband, can't help wondering how your family will look like. :p you were (meanly) successful with the hotdog tactic, it made my mouth watered! XD

Dora said...

I thought there'll be a family pix... Anyway, it sounds a very nice trip!

ladyviral said...

BengBeng : Survive in buzzing metropoils such as Singapore? Hmmm why do you say so, BengBeng?

But then again, I think not much Malaysian prefer to use chopsticks anymore haha.

ladyviral said...

SK : When I am not travelling for business as much as you do, I do wish I am like you. but I guess if I travel that much for business, I might be as bored as well. haha.

Then again, I don't go out much when I am only with hubby. It was with the family that we did :P.

ladyviral said...

reanaclaire : Hahaha! that one... really have to wait. I might not even have it up here... we see how it goes :P.

ladyviral said...

wenn : no changes, don't need to see it too much haha.

ladyviral said...

molly : I think it was a time thing... It was really hot there! No rain until the next day! So it was hot hot hot even in the evening :P.

ladyviral said...

Pete : You go to SG and not been near the Merlion? Then cannot say went to Sg what :P.

ladyviral said...

Rose : Malaysia and Singapore is about 4-5hours drive. Not very far... only 45-50mins onboard flight time :P.

It is hot! Well, was... now it is raining like mad here :P. that was in September and it was hot. That's tropical weather... it have changed somehow. Yea it is going to be winter soon yea? I would love one day see snow.

Those on the hot dog are sauerkraut (fermented cabbage). Oh I love them with my hot dog ^_^.

My family aren't shy form pictures, they were just hiding from the glaring hot sun in the shade haha!

ladyviral said...

Jeff :(sorry I can't read chinese names haha) Thanks for dropping by my blog~

Oh Christmas to Singapore? I will be there too haha :P. I love their Christmas, they got a different theme every year.

ladyviral said...

Sukhmandir : I am glad I can show you it then ^_^. Oh I heard there is a legend behind it, least the one I know haha :P. That is something for me to post about.

yea it is nice for them recycle them tanks. Thoug I wonder if they will scrap the boat after >.<

ladyviral said...

levian : Well, it is hard to get them to take pictures :P. They are not shy people... just not posers maybe? hahaha

What my family looks like? Uh oh :P. Now that is going to be a hard thing to see.

Glad I made your mouth watered. See the evil grin on the hotdog? :P

ladyviral said...

Dora : Hahaha! I wish there was too! Tell them to come out of the sun for just a while to see take a picture of the merlion! But noooo... they won't! >.<; They didn't even walk near it!

Tes said...

Hello LV, I guess people who visit Singapore always want to see the Merlion. My family and I visited Singapore too, last July 2009. We tried the ferry at Clarke Quay and yes, visited the Merlion too. Looks as if you guys really enjoyed your trip! The hotdog looks real good! Two thumbs up!

ladyviral said...

Tes : Oh yea :P. Can't say we been to Singapore if we didn't take a picture with the Merlion!

I have not been on the Clark Quay ferry before, I might think of it one night.. Heard the night view is nicer. Enjoyed the trip I did :). Entertaining and thinking where to bring the family, I didn't like it one bit.

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

LadyViral : I have not been to Singapore yet. Looks like a nice place with lots of tourists.

Agnes said...

Are my eyes deceiving me or does the inscription on the tourist boat reads "Singapore Ducktours?"

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Duck as in quack quack?

ladyviral said...

Willie : Oh it is a good place to be :). Crime is lesser there too :P.

ladyviral said...

Agnes : Yea it does say Singapore Ducktours. Though I am not sure if it is quack quack duck XD. Or maybe this tour was made when there was ducks around then? :P

Tekkaus said...

The best shot gotta be the hot dogs. LOL :D War...the parking was so expensive? 5 for 5 minutes? Gosh!

ladyviral said...

Tekkaus : Hahaha! Oh yummy yea? How are you now, Tekkaus? Got better already?

Yea expensive! I think it was the first hour thing lah.

kenwooi said...

ahh.. there's so many other places to visit in SG!
must organize a one week trip one day! =D

kenwooi.com

ladyviral said...

Kenwooi : Wow a one week trip? There are alot of places! Really nice places if we know where to go :).

pikey said...

Ohh~ i miss SG already... it has been so many years since I've been to SG.. and previous time was Bugis? LOL

conan_cat said...

walao, singapore looks so nice!! as a malaysian suddenly i feel ashamed of never going to singapore before :x

and walao eh so much mustard on ur hotdog @____ooo

smallkucing said...

Haven't been to Singapore for many years. Great photos !

Ayie said...

hahaha you guys playing with your food! that's a long hotdog! yum!

sunnymama said...

You saw some wonderful sights on your day out! I was thinking this was a non-food post and then I got to the hotdog. Love that you included a close-up shot. I'm hungry again now ;)

levian said...

nooo, that means a No from you! XD but wouldn't it be a pity to not have anything for memories sake? i would drag mine to take either way, it seemed like they had gotten used to it already. yea, i am kinda pushy at times. :p

ladyviral said...

Pikey : I guess I have been to SG numerous times now hahaha! But during the time with you, was the very first!

Oh yes it was Bugis... and we were caught in the rain on New Year's Eve XD. Those were the days :P.

ladyviral said...

conan : Well, don't fret over it, I didn't go to singapore until I was about 20+ I think... I forgot how I was then! Alamak!

I love mustard :P. Especially on my hot dogs ^_^.

ladyviral said...

smallkucing : Thanks for dropping by my blog ^_^.

Time to go to Singapore again then :P. A vacation next maybe? hehe.

ladyviral said...

Ayie : Well, hubby was bored~ He made the smiley for everyone :P. Only thing is the hotdog wasn't smilling haha. Oh yes it is long, I want more >.>;

ladyviral said...

sunnymama : Ooops, I can't resist not posting food I guess haha. I am glad my post can make people hungry... means I did a good job ^_^.

I did see some good sights :). My Family saw shades :P and hid under it most of the time haha.

ladyviral said...

levian : Well, I won;t want to make them do thing they don't want too... because they do it to me all the time and I hate it! I asked numerous times! Tried to convince too... but I don't want to ruin the day.. cause if I insist any further, my brother would start being a jerk :P.

Life Ramblings said...

it has been ages since i've visited singapore. i bet there are rapid changes in the city. it's like now you don't see it, now you do.

Happy WW!

ladyviral said...

Life Ramblings : Oh yes it has changed a lot... They are always upgrading and changing.

Happy WW to you too! I am so busy today I didn't have time to do my Wordless... Guess I will have to skip it :/ this week.

levian said...

ouch! it really is better to just let them be if that's the case. but you did take some photographs, didn't you? or at least i hope you did. ;)

ladyviral said...

levian : Of the Merlion yea :P. Not much of me... I am really camera shy ^_^.

levian said...

not the merlion! XD find your best angle, it always makes one feel like taking photographs once you did manage to get it. :p

ladyviral said...

levian : Hahaha... I do have the right angle... but I am camera shy.. and I got mood with the shots. When I feel like it, I will cam whore, else I shun away from cameras :P.

foongpc said...

I want to go Singapore next year to visit Jurassic Park! Haha

foongpc said...

I went to Chinatown last time but it was during Chinese New Year, so not many stalls were opened!

I always like the Merlion. Nice! : )

ladyviral said...

foongpc : Oh yea! their Universal Studio is going to be opened! I can't wait either... but I might wait a bit like for the crowd to die down a bit before I head over :P.

Never go to Chinatown at CNY mar hehehe.

levian said...

ah, so that is the main point. i shall wait for you to be in the mood for more! oh yes, i can wait. :p

ladyviral said...

levian : Looks like you don't get enough pictures of me? ahaha :P.

Sweet Jasmine said...

Hi ladyviral, looks like u hv fun too in S'pore. I think the weather is hotter in S'pore than here. It rains and drizzle most of the time in the evening during my stay there. So I just hide in the cool shopping centre most of the time instead of roaming the streets.

ladyviral said...

Jasmine : With my hubby, yea it was fun ^_^. Well, without my family around... I usually just hide at home hahah~ I am really a very homie person :P.

coolingstar9 said...

ladyviral,
Wow, your hubby surely welcome you to take more photo on people. Do not be shy lol.

ladyviral said...

coolingstar : Hahaha Well, sadly I am not the shy camera person.. the people I try to take are! haha :P