Cuti sekolah 2 minggu but we only had time to take our kids for a short trip, right on the last 3 days of the holiday - & since Papa & Mama had been working weekends for the past 3 months, we really must spend some quality time with the kids. So last weekend, we went to Singapore! The kids were thrilled!
We love going to Singapore & have taken our kids there many times. But this time, it was extra special because we were joined by Zaharim's staffs (who have been working 7-days a week for the past 3 months & Zaharim wanted to reward them).
It was the first trip to Singapore for all of them - Hasanah, Hajar, Azim, Azmin, Thony, Rizal, Sardi & Azura ("the Gang"). When we arrived on Friday, we went straight to the Science Centre. They have opened a new gallery called "The Climate Change" & the exhibits were interactive & really quite amazing. Anas & I wrote a virtual postcard to "Earth" & so did the others & our postcards were immediately projected on the screen with our pictures. Just wish that our National Science Centre in KL can be as good as this. After eating at MacDonalds, browsing around the galleries, testing exhibits, watching "Dinosaurs Alive" on the Omni-Theater & buying curious puzzles at the shop (including mood rings for everyone!), we went to Arab Street for a bite. We went straight back to the Hotel with the kids after dinner but the Gang went to do some shopping at the infamous Mustaffa Centre. Apparently banyak barang murah-murah (Eg: Racket badminton Yonex: 2 for SGD19.00). Boleh la test racket baru this Friday!
The Danau Team plus Anas (minus Sardi who was taking the pix)
On Saturday we went to Sentosa. Unfortunately, it rained :-( so we could only do indoor activities. Pergi naik cable-car from Harbourfront (Nice view - we could see the construction of the Casino & Universal Studios which is opening in 2010). Then to the 4D-Theater Magix showing "Pirates of the Carribean" which was fantastic! The kids, especially Adlan & Hakim, were laughing so loud!! Next, we went to the "Images of Singapore" which was tastefully done. The short multimedia presentation at the start was really full of surprises. The setting was very well thought out. Muzium Melaka people should go there & learn a few things.. After lunch at Deli France (jangan lupa dessert chocolate eclairs!), we went into the Merlion & learn a little bit of history. Hujan masih tak berhenti, so we had to call it a day in Sentosa...
Waiting for the show to start at Images of Singapore
Makan @ Deli France Merlion
Next on the agenda: ORCHARD ROAD!! Singapore is ON SALE!! Zaharim went back to the Hotel with the kids for a dip in the swimming pool while Mama did some shopping! Heehee.. Our Hotel is 8 minutes walk to Takashimaya, so you can imagine the temptation.. Nampaknya Hasanah shopping sakan jalan sampai ke Robinsons (kena kirim 2 bag in our van), Sardi pun boleh tahan (beli 6 jam tangan!), the "twins" Hajar & Azura banyak beli souvenirs, Azim (the Graphic Designer) tak banyak beli barang tapi baaaaanyaaak ambik gambar (everywhere with his camera), Thony beli jeans SGD10, Rizal beli spek hitam SGD1.90 & Azmin...? Hmm.. tak sempat tanya what he bought in Singapore..
Sunday came too soon & it was time to go back home. Of course, not before some last minute shopping. Went to Kinokuniya & Lego World. Bought some books for Adlan (including an Instruction Book for his computer games!), Indiana Jones Lego for Hakim & Anas, a Robotics Lego for Papa, some notebooks for Mama & Disney Princess Mystery Gift + Chocolate lollipops for Adlina.
The Gang went back to Melaka on the 3pm Bus. We drove back & before we reached the 2nd link in Tuas, the kids were already snoring...zzzz...
It was quite a memorable weekend. Good fun. Plenty of laughs & smiles. Warm, fuzzy feelings..
Footnote: More pictures will come soon.