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Singapore – Palawan Beach

By on September 14, 2011

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Viewing beaches while inside the Tiger Sky Tower in Sentosa is so relaxing you’d feel you want to go down immediately and be there but at the same time you want to stay to enjoy the vista. It’s confusing!

Singapore is hubby’s second home, he knows and love it so well that’s why he wanted the kids to learn about it and enjoy it as he did. Unfortunately, we only got 3 days to go around on our last visit. We met with one of hubby’s sisters whom he hasn’t seen for years. It was a short rendezvous so I told hubby to take her out for dinner and catch up with what they’ve missed in so many years.

The beaches in Singapore hold many wonderful childhood memories for hubby, spent with his Dad and siblings. That’s why when the kids requested for a swim, he readily said yes. We bought swim wears and towels from the stores by the beach, we didn’t bring any since we hadn’t planned it at all.

This trip was one of those “forgetful” moments hubby and I had. We left our camera bag on the bed at home, the Canon is in it but I managed to bring my then Sony F717 in my handcarry so most of our shots were taken with it (above) and our iPhones (below). Pardon the quality.

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We truly enjoyed Palawan Beach’s refreshing blue waters…especially the little boy who has no fear whatsoever when he is in the water. He’d bravely jump without his arm floaters on and that would scare the living daylights out of me…

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Singapore – Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom 1

By on June 19, 2011
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Another attraction that will surely fascinate kids (and kids at heart). My kids, like typical kids are – are fascinated with nature, creatures and any insect that they don’t get to see often. Butterflies are rare, well in summer you’d see some of them around especially at the butterfly house. 😀

Dawty, then 7-years-old was the willing model for this photo series because she loves them butterflies. She’s wearing a white dress – already sweating even though we’ve just entered the sanctuary.

The place, though small houses  stunning beauties – a different variety of colorful  butterflies and interesting insects. Well, there are whites too which are as stunning as their colored counterparts.

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Butterfly Park/insect Kingdom Museum (sentosa)
Cable Car Rd, SG 099702

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Singapore – The Merlion

By on February 12, 2010

Mention Singapore and one immediately thinks of the Merlion. The lion-fish ensemble has become the mascot of Singapore over the years and says a lot about the city. The fish body represents Singapore’s origin as a fishing village when it was called Temasek, which means “sea town” in Javanese. The lion head represents Singapore’s original name — Singapura — meaning “lion city” or “kota singa”.merlion

There are five Merlions in Singapore, that are recognized by the STB (Singapore Tourism Board), they are as follows:

The 8.6-metre-tall original statue at Merlion Park
The two-metre-tall cub statue standing behind the original statue
The 37-metre-tall gigantic replica — with Mouth Gallery Viewing Deck on the ninth storey, another viewing gallery on its head and The Merlion Shop — at Sentosa Island
The three-metre-tall glazed polymarble statue at Tourism Court (near Grange Road) completed in 1995
The three-metre-tall polymarble statue placed on Mount Faber’s Faber Point

For our three-days stay we were unfortunate to not see all the merlion statues. So here are three different views of the giant replica at Sentosa Island. Isn’t she lovely, glowing in purple shade at night?

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Singapore – Sentosa Nature Discovery

By on January 30, 2010

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I truly regret not bringing our DSLR. It was I think the confusion and all those thoughts that I left our camera bag on the bed as we hurry out to bring stuff to the taxi.

I could have made used well of it but instead I made full use of our old Sony cybershot F717 and iPhones.

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Only hubby was brave enough to have the birds’ claws on his arm, well kids aren’t allowed anyway. So the kids settled on looking and watching the colorful parrots in awe. Daddy fed some of the birds too I think you need to donate to feed them.

It seems we weren’t the only ones watching. This curious beak was peeking from the roo of the gardener down to us especially when I aimed the camera at him.

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Surely there were colorful parrots and parakeets but one that my youngest son easily identified is this: a white hen! He’s been following them around at home and he even has one for a pet. I think living in a city does have its cons…
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Singapore – Underwater World – Lovely creatures

By on January 24, 2010

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An 80-metre conveyor walkway brings visitors on a very near experience with marine life. Sea creatures from different parts of the world are exhibited. There are starfish, pufferfish, a dugong, weedy sea dragons, poisonous lionfish, giant clams, lazy sharks, giant sting rays and endangered giant turtles all just a thin glass away.

 

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I love the display of  jellyfish in different colors. I stayed here the longest to watch. ^_^
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This is fun for the kids and very educational too. They get very close to the sea creatures, actually only glasses are between them that’s why they get so excited. You could hear them giggle as a shark passes by or when a sting ray hovers over.

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I’ve searched for the name of this crab and  found out that it’s a rainbow crab. They have a blueish/violet carapace, red–coloured legs, and whitish claws. There were lotsof clownfish diving in their anemone home too.

 

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Singapore – Underwater World Sentosa

By on January 22, 2010




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Visiting Sentosa’s Underwater World is like visiting hubby’s childhood. He said nothing changed much and he enjoyed it as much as he did as a child. He would often visit this place whenever he’s there to visit his dad and sisters. I can see how much he enjoyed it there, showing the kids around and introducing them to the different kinds of creatures that he can identify.

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The Shark 3D is one of the coolest attraction there. The kids didn’t see this first we just asked them to sit there and showed them the photo later on. They were giggling. The little boy wouldn’t have agreed to sit there had he seen those jaws…sharp teeth!

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A giant octopus clinging upside down his aquarium wall. Below: Daughter wandering around the glass walls.

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How to reach Underwater World: By Sentosa Express, Bus, Tram – The Sentosa Express station can be found on the 3rd storey of Vivocity. Get off at Beach Station. Switch to the Blue Line or Red Line buses or the Siloso Beach Tram. Or by the most reliable for of transportation; taxi.lol

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Singapore – Hubby’s second home

By on January 20, 2010

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When we’re out I’m often lookd upon by the older people and later on asked if I am the mother of the kids I’m with or do I take care of them. I don’t take offense because I admit that my kids resemble their Dad a lot. They took on more of his Singaporean look thus people get confused with why they have chinky eyes but I don’t.

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We took a sidetrip to Singapore to let the kids get acquainted with their Dad’s second home and to meet his older sisters who he hasn’t seen for quite some time too.   It was a sweet reunion although we forgot to take photos with her. I actually forgot to bring our dslr for this trip. lol.

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Cable car view as it passes by the metro

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