Tag Archives: Singapore

Exploring Singapore: Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle

In February I went to go visit Hay Dairy Farm.  I tried, and failed, to visit Bollywood Veggies.  On Monday I tried and failed to visit Bollywood Veggies again. Since vegetables weren’t on the table (pun intended), I stopped off … Continue reading

Posted in Attractions, general places, Pictures, Shopping, Singapore, Uniquely Singapore | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Waiting for PR…

It was difficult to hear that it would take at least four months to get an answer on our PR application.  I talk a good game, but it was a rough 4 months waiting for April to finally roll around. … Continue reading

Posted in Identity, Permanent Residency Process, Random Stuff, Singapore | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Wordless Wednesday–Kampong Glam

 

Posted in general places, Pictures, Shopping, Singapore, Uniquely Singapore | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

Exploring Singapore-Malay Heritage Centre

Last week Claire and I visited the Malay Heritage Centre.  We checked in right as a guided tour was starting, and joined the tour in time to learn that the Kampong Glam area gets the name from the Gelim tree.  … Continue reading

Posted in Education, general places, Singapore, Uniquely Singapore | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Exploring Singapore: Henderson Waves

Notabilia has been telling me for ages that I should go see/walk Henderson Waves.  Ellie read the rules teaching what to do if we encounter a wild monkey. (We didn’t.) From the parking lot, there is a fairly steep hill … Continue reading

Posted in Attractions, general places, Local Wildlife, Pictures, Singapore, With Kids | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Dinosaurs from Dawn to Extinction–Exhibit review

Yesterday we went to go see the Dinosaurs:Dawn to Extinction exhibit at the ArtScience Museum.  My two are obsessed with dinosaurs (although more Elanor than Rhi)–Dinosaur Train is a hugely popular show in our house–so this seemed like something that … Continue reading

Posted in Attractions, Singapore, Theater/Shows/Events, With Kids | Tagged , , , , , ,

Expat to Expat Advice-The downside of NOT having a maid

I’ve talked before about the stresses and downsides of having a helper and all the ways it failed for me, particularly as someone who has no prior experience managing someone in that sort of situation. Our family has decided not … Continue reading

Posted in Expat to Expat Advice, Helpers, Singapore | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Hay Dairy Farm

In my quest to continue to explore Singapore, I decided to go visit Hay Dairy Farm–a goat farm here in Singapore. In 1920, Mr Hay Yak Tang came to Singapore at the age of 16 as a teacher of the … Continue reading

Posted in Attractions, food/drink, general places, Random Stuff, Singapore, Uniquely Singapore, With Kids | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

River Hongbao 2014

We visited River Hongbao three times this year.  Once last Saturday, which I have no real pictures of, because I’d forgotten my camera battery at home (whoops).  I went last night to do some night photography of the lanterns.  Finally, … Continue reading

Posted in Attractions, general places, Holidays, Pictures, Singapore, Theater/Shows/Events, Uniquely Singapore, With Kids | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Changi Museum (aka how little I know of Singaporean/Asian History)

The older I grow, the more I realize how little we are taught of history in the US Education System (at the bottom of the post I’ll give a detailed description of what we are taught).  Granted, there are constraints … Continue reading

Posted in Attractions, general places, Singapore, Uniquely Singapore | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments