Playing tourist…before it’s too late!

It’s happened again – we’re getting close to the end of our time here and we still haven’t done all those things we’d planned to do. Life always gets in the way – sports, school, activities and the general day-to-day stuff that just has to be done – there never seems to be enough time, no matter how long we’ve had. But nothing like leaving things to the last minute and I am deadline driven!

So we’re starting to treat the last few months as a holiday and play tourist. It’s a great way to get the kids involved, to make sure they’ve written – and filled – their “bucket list” before we go.

Yesterday we ticked off the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay. I still can’t believe we’ve been here for so long and never stepped foot inside it before now. We seem to get to the playground and water park but never any further.

The current exhibition features characters from nursery rhymes set amongst some absolutely stunning flower displays. The kids loved it so we’ll be off to the Cloud Dome next week to check that out because we haven’t done that either…

Their list is not particularly lengthy but contains everything that’s important to them. Play dates and sleepovers feature highly as well as simple things such as cycling and dumplings from our favourite hawker stall. A trip to Chinatown for souvenir shopping seems to appear necessary as well!

From their lists I’m drawing parallels with what we can organise in Melbourne and plan to keep them busy, particularly for those first few weeks.

But for now, we’ll focus on being a tourist in Singapore and keep working on their lists. All suggestions are gratefully received!


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