Our initial plan for the 2nd day was to go to Sentosa Island. But the weather was wet and gloomy.
Since we cant go out, we ordered breakfast from the hotel. Again, it was one lousy and dissapointing meal.
After breakfast, we’ve decided to go shopping since the weather show no sign of turning bright. Took the cab to Takashimaya, reached there at 10am, just nice. Orchard Road is actually just near by the hotel that we were staying. It’s the GREAT SINGAPORE SALES!! Hubby did his shopping first and then we were at MNG. WOoola..all 50%, hubby was good enough to look after the kids where I spent about 1/2 hour inside by myself. Bought 5 pieces, total cost me S$150. Good bargain. Didn’t want to stay longer, a bit guilty for hubby to look after the kids alone.
Hubby said ” You better buy what you want and think is special, sign to the card, I’m not coming back again!” (Haha, how wonderful!)
But I didn’t go to any other boutique. We just window shopped. It’s difficult with two kids hanging around when one wants to browse through rack of cloths or try on shoes. So I just gave up on the shopping, moreover it’s not a necessity for me to buy so much be it on sale or not. 😀 All the shopping complexes are almost the same, you see one, you see all, unless you are a die hard shopaholic looking for good bargain. For us, we don’t really have things to buy in mind, just go for stroll.
We had early brunch at Taka, hongkee style. Ordered Wonton Mee, Duck rice and flavoured chicken rice for the kids. This time the food more edible and at reasonable price. After brunch it’s still raining and we can’t cross over to Paragon. Hang around at Taka a little longer. Later we went over to Paragon. Wanted to get WH shoes at Metro, but he refused to try on any new shoes. Once taken out his old shoes, he would cry and wail so loud until we gave up. Bought a pair of new Barbie shoe for JS.
Happy feeding himself.
JS and her new shoe.
Hubby was so sexy and a super man. I found my hubby super sexy when he attends to the kids personaly. 😀 He not only carried my handbag, he carries all the shopping bag and the diaper bag. JS walks sometimes, but most of the time she sat on hubby’s shoulder. It must be real tiring for hubby. JS sometimes refuse to walk telling us that she’s tired or she just walk too slow. Regretted not bringing the stroller along. I only have to carry WH on my sarong sling, even that I can feel his weight. Felt so tired after a little walk and we found a place to have coffee and rested a while before continuing our window shop. Walked along Orchard Road, went to another shopping complex and we were just too exhausted and decided to head back the hotel. We were back by about 2pm and the kids took their nap.
I went downstairs to Kinokuniya to shop at my own leisure during the kids nap. Bought 10 books, mainly in Chinese for S$100. I don’t know why the books in S’pore is cheaper than M’sia even after convert and somemore got 20% off. Hubby wasn’t too happy with me buying books. But when I bought the cloths from MNG, he didn’t complain much. Strange. I’m a book worm, I love my books far more than the cloths. HAHA.
Called my aunt who’s staying in Hougang. Too far for us to visit. Decided to meet outside for dinner. Aunt suggested “Lau Pa Sar” . We reached there by cab at about 7.30pm. Had seafood. Quite yummy. Aunt and Uncle bought us dinner. Again, so “pai seh”, didn’t buy them anything and they bought some cookies for JS and WH. Worst, we left the cookies with aunt, and they actually took a bus to the hotel to give it to us after dinner , which was quite late already. Somemore my cousin needs to go school the next morning. Didn’t have time to meet up another friend Renee, suppose to join us on Saturday, but I think it was her hubby’s birthday, so she couldn’t make it. Too little time, wanted to do too many things… impossible. After dinner we were quite tired maybe due to the day time walking, headed back to hotel to pack. JS was feeling much better on the 2nd day to be able to enjoy the trip.
3rd day. Sunny day. Finally we can go Sentosa. Didn’t plan to stay long. Just wanted the kids to see the Dolphin Show and go to the Underwater World. The rest, hubby’s not so keen. So it’s just nice to fit into our schedule. Walked to the MRT station at Clarke Quay. About 10 mins walk from the hotel. Took the MRT to Harbour Front station. Reached there at 9.30am. The MRT was quite vacant even on a Monday morning, maybe is past rush hour. The last time I ride on one years ago was a bit crowded. Had breakfast at one of the cafe at Harbour Front Plaza. We took the cable car. Reached the Dolphin area at 11am, just nice for the 11am training show. We thought we are going to miss it, coz it was a long queue when we queued for the cable car ticket.
In the cable car.
After dolphin show, we went to the Underwater World. The kids enjoyed it there. But hubby and me were just too tired already. Went back to Harbour Front Plaza for Chinese Lunch. Ramen and Xiao Long Pao and Pork Congee for the kids. Again need to take the MRT back. From the MRT station to the hotel, I’m already panting for breath while walking. Feel so tired and heavy under the hot sun. By the time we reached the hotel it’s already 1.30pm. Luckily we manage to get to extend the check out time again till 3pm. Rest a little while and have to get ready to go.
The kids didn’t get to use the swimming pool due to bad weather and time constraint. So let them “SWIM” in the bathtub instead just to sastify them/fulfill their request.
“Swimming” in the tub in full swimsuit and goggle.
Took a cab to Grand Corpthorne to board the 4pm bus. The food they served is better than the nasi lemak we got on the way there. JS was good, I’m surprise that she got friendly with a few passengers on the bus. She talked and sang to the uncles and auties and the korkor and che che. Not shy at all. We reached PJ at 9pm. The kids were good again throughout the journey back.
The kids especially WH was good with all the outside food we offered him. He just took in whatever we gave him plus bread. There goes my worries of his meal throughout the trip.
Didn’t manage to take many pictures. Too busy handling two kids, attending and entertaining them. Hubby was too busy with his new video cam and sort of abandon his good ole camera, but at least we got video clips for memory. We didnt cover much of Spore. Our purpose is to go for a relaxig holiday. Mainly to shop (more of window shop) and to Sentosa for Dolphin and Underwater world, it’s a trip more for the kids, just want to get away for a while. 🙂
One thing good about Spore is that eveywhere is spotlessly clean. One trip to the toilet, JS asked ” mummy, the toilet clean or not, smelly or not” I can just assured her “Clean” Because back in Malaysia, we try to avoid the public toilet as much as possible. It would either be dirty, stinky or wet. Floor wet, toilet bowl wet, each time we visit, I’m so afraid that JS’s pants will get wet, but no such problem in Spore. The public transport is excellent. Just need to hop in to any cab, they wont refuse to sent you to your destination, unlike in M’sia, need to check with the driver first if they will bring you there. MRT is fast and efficient and clean. All are well maintained. All our cab rides during the stay didn’t cost us more than S$4 each ride. It’s actually quite convinient to travel with kids in the public transport in Spore. Dare not think of that in M’sia. M’sia still a far way to catch up.
Today JS asked me again. “mummy, when we go Spore holiday again?” “When can we stay hotel again?” “Next time, dear”
The kids are down with cough and a little flu now. Maybe lack of rest and water during the trip. Anyway, though tiring, it was a pleasant trip. No, we didn’t came back with extra baggage (which is good, which mean I didn’t overspent on shopping)
I know we are not ready for those tour packages yet. Too tiring for the kids. They still cant do without their afternoon nap, and too much activities in a day will wear them down. Glad we went for our own free and easy trip which we can arrange our own activities, more accomodating to the kids.
Good bye Spore. The tired look on hubby’s face.