Singapore Story Part 1

Singapore Story Part 1
Street Art on Orchard Road, Singapore

Street Art on Orchard Road, Singapore

It's nice to get away for a little while and the opportunity to visit and stay with my husband's sister who is working in Singapore was our chance to enjoy a nice family adventure. 

When your two this is the best way to get around town... on Dada's shoulders!

When your two this is the best way to get around town... on Dada's shoulders!

Kicking things off with a big breakfast - a fruit platter, fried carrot cake omelette and rice congee. 

Kicking things off with a big breakfast - a fruit platter, fried carrot cake omelette and rice congee. 

We all loved the variety and choice of interesting breads available in the bread shops in Singapore. Aiden in particular enjoyed making his selections. 

We all loved the variety and choice of interesting breads available in the bread shops in Singapore. Aiden in particular enjoyed making his selections. 

Singapore has plenty of interesting architectural buildings. This is the ion building on Orchard Road. 

Singapore has plenty of interesting architectural buildings. This is the ion building on Orchard Road. 

Singapores MRT train system was easy and reliable to get around town on. 

Singapores MRT train system was easy and reliable to get around town on. 

Yong Tau Foo for lunch - I love picking out the fresh veggies and stuffed tofu pieces to make your own soup combo from. 

Yong Tau Foo for lunch - I love picking out the fresh veggies and stuffed tofu pieces to make your own soup combo from. 

Orchard Road is filled with shops and interesting street art. If only I had more time and money to explore it further. 

Orchard Road is filled with shops and interesting street art. If only I had more time and money to explore it further. 

Ikebana displays at Takashimaya, Orchard Road Singapore. 

Ikebana displays at Takashimaya, Orchard Road Singapore. 

With so many fashion boutiques there are plenty of amazing window displays to be inspired by. 

With so many fashion boutiques there are plenty of amazing window displays to be inspired by. 

These sculptural metal ants at Gardens by the Bay were captivating. 

These sculptural metal ants at Gardens by the Bay were captivating. 

Gardens by the Bay was a great day out and the two domes were wonderful to explore. There was so much amazing botanical inspiration within the two domes that I'll share this all of these beautiful in a subsequent blog post (Part 2). 

Hanging out together at Singapore's Gardens by the Bay in the Flower Dome. 

Hanging out together at Singapore's Gardens by the Bay in the Flower Dome. 

The flower dome at Gardens by the Bay was filled with interesting sculptural animals amidst everything. 

The flower dome at Gardens by the Bay was filled with interesting sculptural animals amidst everything. 

The perfect spot to get a rest. 

The perfect spot to get a rest. 

Singapore Cityscape. 

Singapore Cityscape. 

All the kids received little maracas on entering the flower dome and Aiden loved his. He also enjoyed spending time with his Auntie. 

All the kids received little maracas on entering the flower dome and Aiden loved his. He also enjoyed spending time with his Auntie. 

I loved spending time with my boy and seeing him explore a wider world. 

I loved spending time with my boy and seeing him explore a wider world. 

This figure has the perfect spot amidst the orchids to admire the Cloud Dome at Gardens by the Bay. 

This figure has the perfect spot amidst the orchids to admire the Cloud Dome at Gardens by the Bay. 

In the Cloud Dome at Gardens by the Bay there was a number of beautiful carved wooden sculptures of traditional Asian legendary animals including this dragon. 

In the Cloud Dome at Gardens by the Bay there was a number of beautiful carved wooden sculptures of traditional Asian legendary animals including this dragon. 

The drama of falling water within a giant conservatory at the Cloud Dome. 

The drama of falling water within a giant conservatory at the Cloud Dome. 

After exploring the two domes we wandered over towards the Marina Bay sands area. 

After exploring the two domes we wandered over towards the Marina Bay sands area. 

The architectural sky tree formations that are gradually being covered in creeping vines. 

The architectural sky tree formations that are gradually being covered in creeping vines. 

The view from Dragonfly Bridge overlooking Gardens by the Bay

The view from Dragonfly Bridge overlooking Gardens by the Bay

The water features at the Marina Bay Sands shopping gallery.  

The water features at the Marina Bay Sands shopping gallery.  

Gondolas and tea shops on the water. 

Gondolas and tea shops on the water. 

Exploring the world of Hamley's toy shop. 

Exploring the world of Hamley's toy shop. 

The large resort style swimming pool where we were staying. Sunday morning was the perfect time to hang out together and enjoy the water. 

The large resort style swimming pool where we were staying. Sunday morning was the perfect time to hang out together and enjoy the water. 

Ponds filled with goldfish and lilypads lined the other side of the walkway around the pool.

Ponds filled with goldfish and lilypads lined the other side of the walkway around the pool.

Kicking at the side of the pool. 

Kicking at the side of the pool. 

Aiden enjoyed splashing away in the small baby pool. 

Aiden enjoyed splashing away in the small baby pool. 

Relaxing at the kid's pool. It was nice for Aiden to spend lots of time with his Aunt. 

Relaxing at the kid's pool. It was nice for Aiden to spend lots of time with his Aunt. 

The afternoon tea spread at the Tea Lounge, Regent Four Seasons Hotel. 

The afternoon tea spread at the Tea Lounge, Regent Four Seasons Hotel. 

The afternoon tea is served buffet style so you can select which treats you want. 

The afternoon tea is served buffet style so you can select which treats you want. 

Aiden made a beeline for his beloved macarons. 

Aiden made a beeline for his beloved macarons. 

The beautiful tranquil water-lily pond beneath the lotus-shaped Art and Science Museum. 

The beautiful tranquil water-lily pond beneath the lotus-shaped Art and Science Museum. 

Another architectural building inspired by the landscape was the Louis Vuitton boutique that floated out over the river like a ship. 

Another architectural building inspired by the landscape was the Louis Vuitton boutique that floated out over the river like a ship. 

The Art Science Museum at Marina Bay Sands Singapore is designed to resemble a lotus flower floating above the river. 

The Art Science Museum at Marina Bay Sands Singapore is designed to resemble a lotus flower floating above the river. 

An animation inspired by Japanese Edo screens was mesmerising. 

An animation inspired by Japanese Edo screens was mesmerising. 

The exhibition is a kid's playground with crawling tunnels and slippery dips to enjoy.

The exhibition is a kid's playground with crawling tunnels and slippery dips to enjoy.

One of the favourite parts of the exhibition is where the kids can colour in the animals before scanning them in. 

One of the favourite parts of the exhibition is where the kids can colour in the animals before scanning them in. 

Aiden loved the coloured light blocks you could move around and sit on. 

Aiden loved the coloured light blocks you could move around and sit on. 

Also on at the museum was an exhibition of Escher Artworks. 

Also on at the museum was an exhibition of Escher Artworks. 

The transformation from city to chessboard.

The transformation from city to chessboard.

The third exhibition on was centred around the explosion of data information. 

The third exhibition on was centred around the explosion of data information. 

Exploring the data world. 

Exploring the data world. 

Exploring the floral projections at the Future Land exhibition. Aiden was fascinated by the colours sticking to his skin. 

Exploring the floral projections at the Future Land exhibition. Aiden was fascinated by the colours sticking to his skin. 

The beautiful digital butterfly dance and layers of nature motifs. 

The beautiful digital butterfly dance and layers of nature motifs. 

Digital projections of eggs cooking appear when you place a frypan onto the table. 

Digital projections of eggs cooking appear when you place a frypan onto the table. 

The animals then come to life swimming on the art gallery walls. Here Aiden's shark swims just above my colourful geometric swordfish. 

The animals then come to life swimming on the art gallery walls. Here Aiden's shark swims just above my colourful geometric swordfish. 

The glittering LED crystal light walk entrances.

The glittering LED crystal light walk entrances.

I loved the glisten of colours and contrast of this particular piece. 

I loved the glisten of colours and contrast of this particular piece. 

Perspective games. 

Perspective games. 

Mirrored Escher origami birds and a little selfie/camera lesson fun.

Mirrored Escher origami birds and a little selfie/camera lesson fun.

And afterwards a piece of pandan cake

And afterwards a piece of pandan cake

Our next big adventure was to the Singapore Night Safari. There's a train ride through the dark to view some of the animals. 

Our next big adventure was to the Singapore Night Safari. There's a train ride through the dark to view some of the animals. 

Flocks of flamingoes 

Flocks of flamingoes 

A fire show at the entrance. 

A fire show at the entrance. 

The owl

The owl

Visitors race to snap photos before the animals run away again. 

Visitors race to snap photos before the animals run away again. 

The proud lion on his rock

The proud lion on his rock

The creatures of the night close up show. 

The creatures of the night close up show. 

The python 

The python 

The recycling demo from the resident sea otter was rather cute. 

The recycling demo from the resident sea otter was rather cute. 

The next day was a day for my husband, we visited the kwan im thong hood cho temple dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy. 

The next day was a day for my husband, we visited the kwan im thong hood cho temple dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy. 

We bought fresh flowers and incense to leave as offerings. 

We bought fresh flowers and incense to leave as offerings. 

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We then met up for lunch with one of my husbands former bosses and now a friend to enjoy a Penang style buffet. In the evening we were able to enjoy a night out on the town together whilst Aiden hung out with his Aunt. 

Our first stop was to Raffles Long Bar to enjoy the traditional Singapore Sling which was nice but we loved the original 1915 Gin Sling even better! The peanut strewn floor was a shock at first but we soon got into the spirit of the place chowing down on peanuts too. 

Our first stop was to Raffles Long Bar to enjoy the traditional Singapore Sling which was nice but we loved the original 1915 Gin Sling even better! The peanut strewn floor was a shock at first but we soon got into the spirit of the place chowing down on peanuts too. 

We started the night at Singapore's oldest bar, Raffles Long Bar... 

We started the night at Singapore's oldest bar, Raffles Long Bar... 

The milk belly pork dish at Pyxie Moss was our favourite. 

The milk belly pork dish at Pyxie Moss was our favourite. 

...and finished the night at Pyxie Moss, Singapore's newest bar. 

...and finished the night at Pyxie Moss, Singapore's newest bar. 

The Snickerz chocolate cake with guala melaka cream was so moreishly delicious. 

The Snickerz chocolate cake with guala melaka cream was so moreishly delicious. 

We spent our final day in Singapore catching up on a little more shopping before heading back home on the night flight. Overall we didn't try to do too much as we were travelling with our two and half year old son and it was also meant to be a time to catch up with family and relax. The trip went well and the flights were better than expected as Aiden was quite happily settled. 

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