When Ravi was offered the job in Singapore we were excited but nervous. Ravi hadn’t been to Singapore since he’d been a teenager and I had never been. It seemed like a really major move to make without at least a quick trip to look and see what life would be like for us there. So we asked and were very generously given a week long trip to help us in our decision.
We left on a Saturday, flying from our home in Boston to New York, and then from New York to Singapore via Frankfurt, arriving Monday morning around 7am, local time. Ravi went into GNB (I’m not going to name his employer, but instead will call them GNB in a reference to the American tv show “How I Met Your Mother”) and Elanor and I wandered Singapore on Monday and Tuesday of that week. We looked at apartments on Wednesday. On Thursday I was lucky enough to meet some moms and tots from the American Women’s Association while Ravi was at work. On Friday we took Ella to the zoo. Saturday we flew out in the late evening, so we spent the day on Sentosa Island (a resort Island that’s part of Singapore) at the aquarium.
A few videos and pictures from the trip…
First impressions of Singapore
Elanor “swims” in the pool
Elanor with a Chinese New Year orange tree. She ripped a bunch of oranges off one in the Singapore Airlines lounge after trying to get at them throughout the city for a week and constantly being thwarted by me.
A bathroom sign at the mall. I took the picture because in my mind it looks like they’re jumping for joy. Like “YAY…I get to go to the BATHROOM!!!” While it may show how lame I am, I’m still laughing at it 3 weeks later.
Cotton-top Tamarinds at the Singapore Zoo
Free-Range Monkey at the Singapore Zoo
There’s a few other zoo vids at my youtube page…I won’t bore you with them…
Wearing Having a bit of water before the Elephant Show. She had been wearing a skirt that matched the top, but it was a bit long for climbing up and down the stairs while we waited for the show, so I changed her into this one.
From the Zoo’s KidzWorld Waterpark
Video of Elanor at the waterpark
Fireworks!!! I’m guessing for Chinese New Year
On left “Choco Caviar Mint-Bite more ‘cool’ chocolate to make you relax”
On right “Choco Caviar Strawberry-Sprinkle premium chocolate with strawberry that will tickle your mouth”
Feeding Freshwater Fish
Clips from the Dolphin Show