Wednesday, June 17, 2015

"Gondola" Ride at Marina Bay Sands, and more!

3 months ago, during March, we headed to Marina Bay Sands for dinner and some window-shopping. We have passed by the sampan ride a few times but have never sat on it until that Sunday evening. As I was baby-wearing Nathan and Nathan was too young to be on board the sampan, Papa and Shayne decided to take it together. It was also the perfect father-and-son bonding session for them, although the sampan ride only last for 15 minutes.

Fun fact about the sampan ride at MBS: The sampan, a beautifully crafted Chinese wooden boat, will take you along the Canal, the Shoppes and around the Rain Oculus. The oculus is a magnificent 22-meter diameter acrylic bowl set on a 90-ton steel structure that releases more than 22,000 litres of water per minute, from two storeys above. After the ride, we witnessed the Rain Oculus in full force. It was really interesting and we couldn't stop staring at it during the entire process. It was kind of hypnotizing too. ;)

Anyways here are some of the photos taken that Sunday!

More photos of their "gondola" ride can be seen below ;)
singapore river

Glorious evening sunset :)
Happy Nathan after his nap!

I can't imagine a life without our Tula carrier. It has helped us to carry our hefty 11kg baby boy everywhere we go- from crowded buses, trains, shopping malls and more. The best thing about babywearing is that we're able talk to him face to face whenever we go. :)


We entered the MBS mall and that's when Papa and Shayne decided to take the "gondola" ride!

MBS sampan ride
And off they go! :)
Hi Shayne!!!!!!
Going under the bridge

Shayne was so happy during and after the ride. He couldn't stop talking about it once we reached home that day. :D

singapore river

drinks at bar


Dinner time!
TIME TO DIG IN. Yum yum...
We went back home at about 10pm that night and these are some random photos which I took of my kids ;) Here's Shayne explaining to us about something exciting.
cute baby

And as usual, Nathan was busy biting onto a toy...

Anddd... I'll add in the remaining few more photos of our trip to KL (Malaysia) which we went to and had a weekend stay in this post before I forget all about it. :D (Btw we stayed at the Swiss-Garden hotel and the room was perfect!)
All the boys relaxing together on the bed :)

mommy ootd
My ootd before we left the hotel for some shopping and sight-seeing ;) #denim #headtotoe
mommy and son
Smiling with my cheeky baby boy! :P
We took several family photos and all of them were epic fails. LOL. Our kids were not in the mood to smile or take photos during that time, and they just wanted to get out of our laps. This photo was actually THE BEST among all of them. Haha -_-"

And of course, our trip to KL wasn't completed without seeing THE PETRONAS TWIN TOWERS!
petronas twin towers

petronas twin towers
The towers are 88 storeys high! Shayne even bought a little souvenir- a metal replica of the twin towers and it's now sitting on top of our living room's piano.
Bye bye KL! We'll see you again sometime soon. (More photos of our stay at KL's Swiss-Garden hotel can be viewed here.)
Nonetheless, we'll be heading to MBS pretty soon and I can't wait to spend the entire day relaxing with my family. Papa and I have been both working every single day (7 days a week) for this month, but it's more exhausting for him as his working hours are much longer than mine. He starts from 830am to 930pm and only has 2 short breaks in between. So I guess he really deserves the weekend break in July. As for me, my work only starts in the afternoon, so I've been taking the public bus with both of my kids during the morning peak hour as I need to send Shayne for his excursion trips. And oh boy, taking the public transport with both kids is not an easy feat. Especially with baby Nathan who loves to tug at stranger's sleeves and call out to their handphones (really, I'm not kidding here). Luckily, most of the passengers are quite understanding.

However I got to be honest here, it's shocking to see how nonchalent some people are towards those who really need the seats. I'm not referring to myself, Shayne or baby Nathan. I'm actually referring to the elderly and disabled (blind) people. I've seen a lady applying her lipstick right in front of an elderly, a man resting his arm on a seat beside him, passengers not giving way or giving up a seat for the blind and more. It's saddens me that my sons actually have to witness this ugly part of society. But on a lighter note, we have encountered a few kind passengers who have gave up their seats to us and those in need of them. So I guess it's not all that bad after all....

Ok I got to go now, I shall stop blabbering/typing about our week. Hope to update this blog of ours with more photos soon, byee!

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