Monday, August 31, 2015
Our mission is to explore not only the known parts of Singapore but also the lesser known. With that in mind, we ventured north to the Bishan neighborhood to visit what is probably Singapore's largest temple as well as the beautiful town park.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
At 76 months old, Rai was awarded the 1st grade's "Risk-Taker" honor for his fearless participation in class and animated story-telling abilities! His ability to change character voices is the result of hours and hours of listening to Ash do the same when she reads to the boys and probably a little of acting class mixed in, too! Congratulations, Rai!
Ko has discovered the scooter and our lives have changed completely. Whereas, for the past 3 years, walking with Ko meant stopping every 2 minutes while he sat down or complained about walking or demanded to be carried, we now have a son who takes off on the scooter, and keeps going all day long without a single complaint. Our concern now is keeping up with him!
Now that we have bikes, the whole of the island of Singapore is at our fingertips. All of a sudden, places that were once inaccessible or not connected by direct buses or trains, are now an easy bike ride away. I began my exploration of Singapore's extensive Park Connector trail network at 5 a.m. with a 35 mile ride from our place, along the Singapore River, along Marina Bay, the length of East Coast Park... and back! It was great to begin when the day was young, temperature still low, and the bridges along the River all lit up. Sunrise at Marina Bay was a beautiful sight, as well!
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Last time we went to Chinatown, it was a hot day and, as we had just arrived in Singapore, the midday heat felt a lot worse than it does now. Now, we're proud to say, we are used to it. Our bodies have adjusted. Anyway, back then, that heat made our visit to Chinatown less than perfect and the boys were miserable. We didn't have much of a chance to explore. With lots more to see and discover in Chinatown, we went back there late in the day this past Saturday. Fortunately, we did uncover a whole other side of Chinatown, up the slopes of Ann Siang Hill and down on the other side at Telok Ayer. We love this wholly different part of Chinatown!