January 17, 2009

Short weekend trip to Singapore – Part 2

After breakfast the next day, we went to the Singapore Zoological Garden. I’ve not been to this multiple awards winning zoo so it was as much fun for Yiu Yiu as it was for me. We practically spent the whole day in the zoo, and left about 6pm.

At the main entrance

Notice how Yiu Yiu frowned. She said these are not real elephants. I wanna see real one.

Yiu Yiu konked out at about 3pm, just after we finished visiting the main exhibits. She woke up just in time to have a snack and catch the Splash Safari show.

We then met up with BIL and his family for dinner at Ngee Ann City. After dinner, we walked along Orchard Road to look at the Christmas deco before calling it a day.

The last day was dedicated as shopping day. We had wanted to buy a buggy stroller and clothes for Yiu Yiu but even after discounts, the prices were not that attractive so we only ended up with some Avent bottles and teats. We visited another Daiso shop at Plaza Singapura and I got more bento supplies.

The decoration along Orchard Road - much subdued compared to few years ago, probably a sign of the economy.

We left our hotel at about 7pm after dinner. We had thought of using the Second Link but hesitated as we were not quite sure of the way, so we stuck to the Causeway. BIG MISTAKE, again! We were stuck in the jam for 1.5 hours and when the checkpoint was in sight, hubby mistakenly followed the bus lane. The traffic police made us turn into Woodlands Town Centre and we had to make our way back to join the jam from the expressway. We decided to take our chances and made our way to Tuas. It only took us 30 minutes to reach the Second Link and another 30 minutes to clear Customs. I guess it was a blessing in disguise that hubby followed the wrong lane, as we may be stuck even longer at the Woodlands Customs. We reached home at close to 2am, as hubby made several stops along the way to freshen himself during the long drive.

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