Our Singapore trip

Singapore at night – The Marina Bay Sands

Well, we just got back last week from Singapore. We were there for 5 nights, 6 days. We took the trip not only to get away ‘from it all’, but also because this is the last trip just the three of us will take for a long, long time. We figured Jacob would really enjoy and benefit from going to the Zoo (superb), Science Center (fantastic) and the Underwater World Aquarium (good but overpriced).

We also managed to get away with a little shopping – for Dad, Mom, Jacob and mostly Baby  James (yes, just like the song). We kept the pace pretty moderate, took things as they came and were hugely grateful we decided to stay in a centrally located, comfortable and friendly hotel – The Swissotel Stamford. We got a good deal on the room and I highly reccomend it to anyone going to Singapore, especially if you have kids. Jacob loved the pool and Bi and I loved the service and location. All I need now is some compensation from the hotel for promoting it!

We also got to catch up with Bi’s cousin Bo (pronounced ‘Bawh’) who Jacob calls ‘Uncle Bo’. We had Thai food and he went with us to the Science Center – he also helped Jacob master his new bow and arrow. Check out those photos and others below. – David

Our airplane – shot by Jacob from his perspective.

And his shoes! Again, the work of Jacob.

Jacob – on arrival at Singapore airport with the Flintstones wheely bag Bi gave him.

And…on arrival to the hotel! Niiiiiiice!


Yeah! Mom and Dad’s tea and coffee stash in the room.

The Singapore harbor area. Prickly-shaped roofs in the foreground – the ‘Espanade’ theaters.

Me after tasting the free coffee in the room. It was actually good. In fact, drinking some I stashed right now. Mmmmm…

Jacob’s first bubble bath in the hotel. He looooves this.

Bi in her comfy bed (really important for the pregnant lady!) with her book and hot tea nearby.

Me…just being an idiot.

Our first dinner in our room. Even better than eating out (and much cheaper in Singapore!).

Singapore – 9am local time from our balcony. Nice, huh?

Bi and Jacob – at the exact same spot where we took a sweet photo of them almost three years ago.

At the Underwater World Aquarium – Jacob checking out the large jellyfish (his favorite at the aquarium).

Another beautiful shot of these large jellyfish.

And…the smaller variety. Jacob called these the ‘baby’ jellyfish.

Bi looking good in the tunnel in the big fish aquarium.


A school of fish – Bi’s favorite.

Sea lion at the show we saw at the aquarium.

Jacob watching the dolphins before the show.

Jacob at the zoo with his new dinosaur umbrella. He’d wanted an umbrella for a long time and was VERY happy to get one with dinosaurs on it.

Jacob and the ‘roos.

White Bengal tigers – beautiful, but they don’t do much.

Jacob coming down the slide at the waterpark inside the zoo.

Ready for another go!

Jacob swimming with Bo.

Jacob sittting on a smoke machine that sends smoke rings up into the air when you push on it. Jacob calls it the ‘Fart Machine’.

They had Wall-e at the Science Center, Jacob’s favorite robot.

‘Look Ma – no body!’

Bo showing Jacob how it’s done.

Happy as a clam with his new bow and arrow – his Science Center souvenir.

The famous Singapore Merlion at the harbor front.

And finally, this is the ‘Singapore’ Jacob made with legos. The buildings downtown are in the foreground and the Merlion and blue water in the background.



About David and Lam

A smitten couple and loving parents in our early 40s. We have lived in 3 different countries together. We dream of living in a fourth country together after our children grow up. We love long walks in the woods, climbing mountains, boating, traveling, reading, and being together. Both David and Lam are old souls who love quietness and meaningful conversations in which we ponder the truth and mysteries of life as well as discuss philosophical and ethical matters. We especially like to enjoy the small pleasures of daily life.
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