Team Awesome at 600 Feet: how to visit Singapore in 4 days

Singapore holds a special place in my heart now.  This wasn’t always the case, because, as you probably already know, I grew up in the 90s, so the only way I ever heard about Singapore was when the infamous news story came out about the diplomat’s kid getting caned.  As it turns out, this fine city-state (remember learning about those in 9th grade history class?) isn’t all about Big Brother spying on you around every corner waiting to catch you committing a cane-able offense.  Rather, it’s about Big Fun Uncle openly surveilling you around every corner and watching you have the best time ever with your wonderful hosts/cousins!

Highlights from the Lion City include:

  • the return of my traffic-related sanity,
  • wandering various neighborhoods with Anna’s super cousins who live here,
  • eating tasty food with afore-mentioned cousins/hosts and their husbands,
  • going on the Night Safari, and
  • this list could go on forever, so…..

Here are a few pictures to help you visualize the great times that transpired.

Decorative lanterns strung over the street in preparation for the lunar new year!  Looking deceptively donut-like....

Decorative lanterns strung over the street in preparation for the lunar new year! Looking deceptively donut-like….

Here we see Garrison letting loose and getting into the swing of things at the Night Safari.  Just kidding!  This was the fire-breathing-and-twirling performance that greeted us upon our arrival to the Night Safari.

Here we see Garrison letting loose and getting into the swing of things at the Night Safari. Just kidding! This was the fire-breathing-and-twirling performance that greeted us upon our arrival to the Night Safari.

Gardens By The Bay.  Where you can walk around two cool bio-domes and a grove of supertrees, hoping you have time to come back one day so you can enjoy the exhibits from the inside too.

Gardens By The Bay. Where you can walk around two cool bio-domes and a grove of supertrees, hoping you have time to come back one day so you can enjoy the exhibits from the inside too.

Team Awesome at ~600 ft.  Doesn't happen very often, but when it does, Garrison considers cannonballing into the pool, then also considers the consequences.

Team Awesome at ~600 ft. This doesn’t happen very often, but when it does, Garrison considers cannonballing into the pool, then considers the consequences.

View of the skyline from Ku Dé Ta on top of the Marina Bay Sands building.  Wow!!!

View of the skyline from Ku Dé Ta on top of the Marina Bay Sands building. Wow!!!

Thanks, Big Fun Uncle!  We have already started daydreaming about our next visit!

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3 Responses to Team Awesome at 600 Feet: how to visit Singapore in 4 days

  1. Kirk says:

    Did you know that Megan and I visited Singapore in 4 hours? Not nearly as cool as your trip, but a very cool city. And clean and especially after 2 weeks in India! Did you see the Merlion? As described by our tour guide Eddie, “The merlion is half mermaid, half lion. But you know that they are not real.” He repeated that it was not real several times.

    Have fun. We miss you here in Seattle.

    • Kirk, I think I remember hearing about this from one of you two. I seriously loved how clean that place was. Do you remember when Skinner saw Bart in Singapore when he had to be a courier? Classic.

      We’re noticing we’re missing Seattle a little more these days. But then we eat some of the best Thai food we’ve ever eaten, and all our thoughts just fade into delicious curry…..

      Miss you guys too! Give Lucy and Alice high fives for me. And Megan too.

  2. Jenn says:

    I can’t believe I’m just reading this! We loved having Team Awesome in Singers. Come back often. We barely scratched the surface on the food!

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