Thursday, January 03, 2008

Short Break

We took the opportunity to go down south the New Year weekend with Ziezi's family. The plan was to stay in Orchard Road for one night for intense shopping session and also half-a-day at Sentosa Island for the kids' enjoyment.

We managed a superb rate at the Grand Central Hotel (behind Le Meridien) thanks to Ziezi's persuassive bargaining power which was OK in location and conveniently had a Halal hawker stall nearby for lunch and dinner. After the first wave of shopping at Robinsons', hubby and I unanimously decided that it was easier to get the shopping done withOUT the kids. So, we sent the elder ones back to the room , under the watchful eyes of Parmi.

Off we went; me , hubby and Khaleeda in her Baby Bjorn carrier for some serious shopping. (That carrier is a real God-sent! She looked so snug in it and was practically asleep most of the time) Shopping with Khaleeda was a breeze coz the malls here have sufficient facilities for nursing and baby changing. The breastfeeding rooms were comfy & clean and I was rather surprised to see many mothers were breastfeeding their babies here. Even saw one lady expressing her milk during one of Khaleeda's breaks-- heh heh heh..

Thankfully, we didn't do much damage shopping this time round. It was mostly for the kids and I was very happy when I managed to get the Bumbo seats for Khaleeda for S$69.00. Have been trying to get one in KL but to no avail; seems that the stocks have run out around here. For myself, got a hell of a bargain at Polo Ralph Lauren for a raw denim low-cut jeans. Me very happy, me likey! Other than that, biasa-biasa je....

The Sentosa Island trip was purely for the kids. We were in time for the animal encounter show and even crossed a hanging wobbly bridge for some photo op. The kids were a little upset when they found out that they couldn't go swimming in the sea. In fact, Khadra was the loudest in expressing her disappointment;
"We are doing NOTHING at the beach?"
Amboi, marah ke makcik?? heh heh heh

Wanted to watch The Sounds of the Sea but the earlier show was already full-housed. So, we headed to Arab Street for dinner instead. There was a long row of restaurants serving all sorts of food. Taste-wise, I thought that it wasn't anything much to shout about. We have better tasting food here. But, I was mighty impressed that the Singaporeans did not double-park and all vehicles were parked in their designated spaces. Seriously...

-dillz blogging out-


Along said...

Been wanting to visit Singapore for ages? Did u guys drive there? How was the hotel? Other than Sentosa Island, what else is there for kids? yg nak kena put on my trip planner hat ni...heheheh...anyway, gald u guys had fun in Singapore. Kudos for making it with a small baby in tow.

kay said...

kalau nk kena saman/ keta being towed instantly, silalah double park! and the fine's pretty hefty.
food at newton circus hawker center best, no pork there. takpun geylang has a good selection of malay/ mamak fare

dillazag said...

Along --> Drove there, yup. Once you dah ada auto pass tu, it's easy. :) There's a visitor info place right smack in the middle of orchard road. Get all your maps and info there. Ada jurong bird park, spore zoo, night safari.. BTW, the baby is the easy part, yang lagi dua yang tak tahannn tu.. heh heh heh

kay --> tq on the additional intell. we are forever looking for GOOD FOOD! heh heh heh
FYI, memang dah ada saman on our car pun - parking legal tapi tak letak benda alah gores-gores tu... Jakun la katakan... S$50,you know..

.ems gems. said...

omygod best gilaaaaa!!! ehhhh the kids so besar alreadyyyy!! and khadra and naqib touched the yellow snake? naqib, seriously?? im impressed!! :)) hihi.
even i havent myself.

floweRinthedesert said...

hi there. been wanting to get them bumbo seats myself cos my baby refuse to lie down flat on his back most of the time, and even when we carry him he prefers to be held up straight. Some say 'angin' or maybe 'perasan dah besar' he he but whatever it is, I'm sure the bumbo seat will be a blessing! Penat woo nak dukung upright memanjang. ;)
Found one on sale at for RM169.90. OK la tu. :)

dillazag said...

ems --> it's an albino snake, my dear.. heh heh heh

flower --> i have yet to try 'em on khaleeda since her neck is not up for it yet.. but, she loves watching tv though! ;)