As I had mentioned before, we went to Singapore for our Christmas – New Year break.
Initially, I really want to go to Phillipines but we end up going to Singapore at the last minute. Can you imagine the cost of the flight and accommodation when you book during such a busy period? I am just glad that we still managed to have a holiday.
Anyway, Chhori was excited about the holiday from the day we booked the flight and told her about it.
I am so glad to see that she will be a traveler like her parents and enjoy new stuff in life. When we were boarding our flight to Singapore, she was so excited that she was dancing and jumping and saying, “We are going to Singapore for holiday.” Making all the onlookers smile.
We had an evening flight from Sydney so it was perfect for Chhori and me as she slept most of the 9 hours flight while AS couldn’t sleep a wink. For some reason AS can’t sleep on the plane making it hard for him when we reach our destination.
When we reached Singapore, it was 3 am in the morning so we caught a cab 🚕 and went straight to our hotel. We checked in and were very happy with our room. We got upgraded to a better room and I am so thankful to Novotel for that. They definitely gave us a very good start to our holiday.
We decided to sleep for a few hours and woke up hungry. We had breakfast at the hotel itself and decided to go to the city for the day.
We used GRAB, a car hailing app like Uber, while in Singapore and it was so convenient as well as saving us heaps of money.
Our first stop was the Merlion Park and Marina bay. As tourists do, we went around and took heaps of photos with all the iconic monuments.
Chhori was equally excited to see this new city. I have been to Singapore before but this time it is so much better as my baby and my better half were with me.
From there we walked the bridge to go to the other side to Mariana bay shopping centre. We had lunch there and found this amazing activities for kids.
Chhori was excited to ride on animals, play on the big sandpits with balls and toys. We spent more than one hour there before going to an art and crafts stall where we painted and made snow man out of paper before leaving.
By then Chhori was so tired that she decided to sleep on the stroller.
We decided we should have dinner before leaving and found this little restaurant serving local food.
I ordered chicken laksa and AS had pork belly. The food was amazing and it came with local tea and koffee as they call it.
We had an amazing first day in Singapore and were very excited for the rest of the trip.
Will write more about our holiday soon, till then take care.
M from nepaliaustralian