Friday, 26 October 2012

Holiday memories redux 1

You may recall that a couple of months ago, the kids and I took off to the Far East to visit my family in Malaysia. The trip was a lot of fun but the flights were not so fun for poor Dinoboy who suffered from earache, airsickness and at one point, a nosebleed too. Missy Moo was fine but insisted on spending some time holding a sickbag up to her face in sympathy. Whilst we were there, my brothers had made arrangements for a family weekend to Singapore and another weekend trip to the seaside. The kids very much enjoyed spending time with their cousins and meeting aunts, uncles, grand-aunts, grand-uncles etc. They also got to wear all those nice clothes I made for them! I don't think I got around to sharing the tank top Dinoboy is wearing. He loves this top as much as he loved the elephant one.

Whilst in Singapore, we visited the Gardens by the Bay which is an amazing park newly opened earlier on in the year. In the photo above, you can see the two conservatories and the 'supertrees' in the background behind the kids. Here's another shot of the awesome supertrees. These are tree-like structures which dominate the park's landscape. There's also an amazing elevated walkway between the structures. 

Inside one of the the cooled conservatories, we walked through permanent displays of plants from all over the world. The kids ran about ooh-ing and ahh-ing over unusual plants and incredible flowers.

In the other conservatory, the kids and I were amazed by a 100-foot waterfall and wonderful displays of plant species found normally in tropical mountain regions. We took an elevator right up to the top of the dome where the waterfall began it's vertical drop down and walked along a circular suspended walkway all the way back down.

Dinoboy, with his great love of all things animal related, had always wanted to visit Singapore Zoo. The kids spent a delightful day madly dashing about the zoo taking in all the sights. (Note the mummy-made clothing!)

My poor kids being all pale in comparison to their cousins, got very pink in the heat. Look at how pink little Missy Moo got. It was a right job getting her to keep a sunhat on her head.

The kids had a blast in Singapore. And they didn't mind when I told them to go pose for silly pictures like this one.

Missy Moo never did need any encouragement to strike a funny pose for photos. She's such a clown.

The weekend after we got back from Singapore, the whole family visited a local seaside resort called Port Dickson. The kids played on the beach and enjoyed their cousins' company in the hotel pool. Here's Missy Moo trying to bury her feet in the sand.


The three weeks flew by so quickly.  Dinoboy and Missy Moo want me to share some other photos of a very special place for them. I'll do it in my next holiday memories post.


  1. Lovely photos, Ady! I especially like the waterfall - would love to see that in person one day.

  2. How FUN!!!!!! How was the beachcombing? Many shells? How about glass?

  3. Looks like you had an amazing time!


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