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!
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?