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 ;)|
|Glorious evening sunset :)|
|Happy Nathan after his nap!|
|We entered the MBS mall and that's when Papa and Shayne decided to take the "gondola" ride!|
|And off they go! :)|
|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|
|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.|
|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 :)|
|My ootd before we left the hotel for some shopping and sight-seeing ;) #denim #headtotoe|
|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!
|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.)|
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!