Playing tourist - Singapore 2015

As you may know, Stu, Alexander and I visited my parents in Singapore earlier this month. Last time we went back was exactly a year ago when Alex was just a wee baby and had no idea what was going on. This time though, he was able to enjoy the holiday more and better appreciate the experience.

We played tourists and went to see the sights like we've never been to Singapore before and it was pretty refreshing to see the country through Alex's fresh little eyes. Here are a few highlights from our trip...
One of the first thing we did was to go on a play date with an old friend of mine and her two little girls. We went to the water play park at Sentosa for a fun filled morning of splashing around. This was followed by lunch on the beach where the kids had a jolly good time playing in the sand. Then Alex discovered the water and insisted on going for a swim! Again!
"Whatsdiss?"
Another attraction at Sentosa that we visited and loved was the S.E.A aquarium where Alexander literally jumped off his pram and pointed excitedly at all the fish and sharks in the tank on arrival.
Us adults enjoyed it too.The aquarium was like an underwater wonderland, filled with colour. I found it soothing and calming to watch the coming and going of the fish, particularly the Open Ocean experience when divers fed the glittering schools of fish. It was truly magical.
We also made a trip to the Singapore zoo. But Alex was entirely unimpressed with the animals. Exotic white tiger? Meh. Giraffe and zebras? Not interested. Elephants of Asia? He couldn't care less.
And then we found a water play area complete with slides and Little A was in his element. Giggling and squealing and laughing and constantly going "Again? Again?" down the waterslide. It was not only fun but also a great way to cool off from the hot and sticky weather.
 Have you been to Singapore? Which sights did you enjoy there?

25 Responses to Playing tourist - Singapore 2015

kidgranny said...

OMG, Little A's face as he's going down the water slide makes me so happy :) Looks like you all had fun!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

What a fun time! The aquarium looks magical :)

Tina Bradley said...

What lovely photos! Looks like one fun trip. Alex is a little doll! :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Pamela RG said...

I would like to visit Singapore one day. Looks so fun and interesting.

Hi! I am LiLi! said...

I want to go there someday. Trishie. :) My brother-in-law and some college friends work there.

Sharon D said...

Awww..he's such a sweetie! I really enjoyed looking at the pictures in this post. Thanks for putting a smile on my face, Trishie.

My last trip to Singapore was two decades ago :P

My Garden Diaries said...

All I gotta say is look at that face!! I am so glad that you all were able to visit your parents! And those sharks are so cool!!! Wishing you a wonderful weekend Trishie! Enjoy that little guy! Nicole xo

burntfeather said...

Marine biologist in the making perhaps! The photos on the slide are so cute :) You've got my reminiscing about my own Singapore holiday now, might have to pull out my photo album :)

Shirley Tay said...

Oh, you were back? Must've been an awesome trip for you except the weather, huh?? Love playing tourist in my own country too! xoxo

MaysaAndSunshine said...

He sure enjoyed the water park & slides much more than animals. I am surprised too that most kids are not that into the animals and the zoo until 4 or 5.

Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

So cute, Trishie! Looks like little A had a great time in Singapore. I've never been there, but one of my neighbors is originally from there. She talks about it all the time, about all the places to go and especially how safe it is. Makes me want to go there, maybe someday!

Ananka said...

Looks like a fun trip :-)

Great photos :-D

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

Looks like you had a great time with your family:)
And Sentosa is pretty much the only thing I skipped on my trip. Maybe next time! (I sure hope there will be a next time!)
My favorite thing was checking out a different neighborhood each day. It was like visiting a different country each time!
And I also loved the indie bookstore a lot<3

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

I have never been to Singapore – they offered us an expat assignment a few years ago, but it was only for 1 year and I didn't want the girls to change school again and then leave again when they were just getting acclimatized, so we came back to Switzerland instead.

Looks like you guys had a wonderful time!

Anouk said...

Great to see that you had so much fun in Singapore! The aquarium must have been amazing to see.

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Kati said...

His little finger when he points is so cute!

-Kati

Charu Sharma said...

Wow the pictures are so cute and interesting, I would love to visit Singapore some day :)

Niken said...

i mostly go to singapore for work, so i haven't had time to wander as a tourist yet. i need to do that as I am currently in Singapore now, haha. i should try check these places that you're talking about. do you have recommendation for good coffee shops?

Arni @ Travel Gourmande said...

The water slide looks fun! I enjoyed my week in Singapore. I love Hawker centres the most, Clarke Quay and Raffles night life. I accidentally left my DSLR Camera in a food court and I got it back. Marina Bay Sands was pretty impressive and shopping at Orchard Road:)

rooth said...

Now that's a look of pure delight!

trishie said...

@Niken I recommend Haji Lane for coffee x

Rose said...

I hope to bring my kids to Sentosa next year. My aunt and cousin keep asking me to go for vacation.

Lovely shots of your boy.

Jane said...

Oh my gosh! He looks like he had SO MUCH FUN! :)

Sharlynn Ng said...

Ahhh! How lovely! Alex really really looks like you trishie! And that's great that your parents got to spend time with him too! I remember loving being at the beach and visiting ocean parks and aquariums! It's really interesting that he wasn't too bothered by the zoo animals but oh well, we all have things that really fascinate us more than others as toddlers!

Azura Chan said...

It's always in my bucket list to go to Singapore one day.
Looks like Alex had so much fun! 😊