The Rest of the Story (Singapore Style) …….
There were just a few other things we did in Singapore that we did that you might want to know about if you get a chance to go there.
Of course, there is the Hard Rock Cafe.
And there is a great beach at Sentosa Island. Bear even found a sand dollar. And the girls found some great shells.
One-fourth of all the world’s cargo goes through Singapore, so you can see a lot of big ships coming in and out of the port.
Singapore has a Chinatown that is very fun! And we thought expensive.
And a Buddhist Temple.
This guy is watching you so behave yourself!
And Chinatown has lots of market shops with fun trinkets.
And this laughing budha who will give you well wishes if you rub his belly (and drop a coin in the slot).
The seahorses did not fare so well. Apparently they are used in soup.
This was bamboo something – it looked kind of like a bamboo jello jiggler. No, I did not try it. Next time.
There is a go-kart ride that goes down a pretty big hill. Lots of fun. Be careful doing this if your kids are at all competitive. It could end up costing a lot of money trying to let everyone win.
After the go-kart (luge) ride, you take a chair lift back up the hill. If you catch it at the right time, you will see this amazing view.
And what is a visit to an Asian city without a little monkey love?
And the dare devil adventure continues. Here is one of my Trapeze artists in the making.
Here is a little quiz for you – do you know what happens if you put a picture of one daughter on the flying trapeze for all the world (and her friends) to see and you do not put one of your other daughter? You pay for therapy for years. So, forget what the economists are recommending this is my own little version of savings. Angel taking a flip……
And this is the mega zip. You put on a harness, attach it to the cable, say a quick prayer, and zip down the mountain. This is a fabulous ride ladies – you actually have to weigh enough to do it. No skinny minnies here.
The whole way down I am thinking “I cannot believe I just strapped myself to a cable this high off the ground and trust that I am going to land safely. And I took my child with me.” When I landed, I thought, “that was really fun!”
The trick is to lean forward enough – but not too far. Here is what I learned about riding segues – you really don’t want anyone taking your picture from the back. ;-)
And there is a suspended obstacle course. Yeah sure, sign me up. You can choose to obstacle one, two, or three stories up. First floor for me and Angel. Hubby, Flower, and Bear – all the way to the top. The kids really enjoyed this. Hubby and I were very glad to have survived it.
And there is the night safari. Some people LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this. We could have skipped it and gone to the regular zoo instead. It’s at night and so it’s dark – I know, continue to be amazed by my deductive reasoning abilities. But it is hard to see the animals and many of them are still sleeping even though they are nocturnal. But seeing these guys dance around with fire was pretty full of awesomeness.
Especially when they wrapped this big-arse snake around my husband’s neck.
And forget a chicken in every pot. I am running for President and promising a 7-11 on every corner! Slurpees and all. Singapore 7-11’s even have a mashed potato fountain machine. They tasted a lot like KFC mashed potatoes which made Bear and Hubby very happy!