Family Bonding Time: Singapore, Day 1

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There is something really special about traveling as a family. I remember the first mother and daughter trip I had with Aryanna was in Singapore. We had a blast touring the city, doing fun activities, food tripping and of course shopping together! It was a girl bonding moment we will always cherish.

This time, I traveled back to Singapore with my boys and it was also Tom and Dylan’s first time in the City in a Garden!

Day 1

We arrived in Singapore mid-day and checked in the breath-taking Shangri-La, Rasa Sentosa



Me and mah boys

Lunch at Jamie’s Italian

Tom and I are big fans of Jaime Oliver. We were so psyched to find out that he opened a restaurant in Vivo City, Singapore! Have you guys tried eating here?


Jamie’s Italian is a partnership between Jamie Oliver and his Italian mentor, chef Gennaro Contaldo. Their menu is rooted in authenticity. It’s all about fantastic, rustic dishes created using tried and tested recipes.





This was the first time we’ve eaten at Jaime’s. We were delighted by the rustic interiors and warm and cozy vibe of the resto.


Check out the excitement in our faces!!


Love the kid-friendly vibe at Jaime’s Italian!


My boy looking happy and hungry at the same time, haha!



We all got different versions of Jamie’s Bruschetta. Oh-so-delish!


When in Singapore, carbs and dessert are in order.


Dylan had Meatball Spaghetti with a side dish of veggies. He super enjoyed this meal!


A common reaction whenever he gets dessert. AAAHHHHH!

After lunch, we visited the ArtScience Museum – Future World Exhibition. A quick stroll around the area was in order to burn the calories consumed over lunch. Isn’t touring the city the best cardio?!


Since it was Tom’s first time in Singapore, he had a architectural fest around Bayfront Ave. Photographed by Tom Epperson



Snapped a family photo in the City in a Garden

Being a family of artists, we were excited to explore Art Science Museum and it’s current Future World, the new permanent exhibition at ArtScience Museum. Have any of you visited this amazing museum?


For its landmark permanent exhibition, ArtScience Museum collaborated with teamLab, an award-winning Tokyo-based art collective of “ultra-technologists” that includes artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians, architects and designers. The result is Future World – Singapore’s largest interactive digital playground.


We had so much fun in our visit to Future World! This place has 16 spectacular art installations housed in a fully immersive 1500-square- metre digital universe and brought to life in real-time through visitor presence and participation. Dylan enjoyed this interactive world, which responds to behavior, and changes according to your creative input.

The moment we stepped into the interactive digital realm of the museum, we were elated by the inspiring art!


Boys & blooms


Bloom where you are planted

Someone clearly had the best time, wheeeeeeee!


This is the first time our son has ever been in an digital interactive playground and it was pure joy to watch him get active and creative!


Getting creative (and competitive) with his dad. #boys


I just love this intimate father & son moment. Next scene: racing to scan their artwork and who’s drawing will appear first on the giant monitor.

We could not pull Dylan away from this fun oversized ball pit in Art Science Museum!


Lunch time at Redpan. I swear boys are always hungry. Thankfully, Singapore has so many amazing restaurants to choose from! What are your favorite restaurant in Singapore? Please share in the comment box below. I want to know and maybe try them on our next trip!


redpan is a champion of local fun dining, serving creative interpretations of modern dishes with a spotlight on local ingredients and familiar flavors. They offer quality food at very reasonable prices, true to the promise that the food they serve is what they will feed their own families.


Yum-yum Kung Pao Chicken Salad


Must try (clockwise): Salted Egg Prawn Tacos, Truffle Floss Fries, Angus & Natural Pork Satay & Vegetarian Lasagna

Traveling with boys means no dull moment! Do you agree, moms?


It was a delight to watch my boys enjoy the city even if it was just taking a stroll while waiting for our ride.


City boy


Me and my mini-me


Singapore’s got him like…

Night time fun with Singapore’s River Cruise (Laser Show Cruise). I mean, isn’t it the perfect activity to end a busy and fun-filled day? Have you tried taking a boat ride in Singapore?


Bumboats have been plying the Singapore River for more than a century. Don’t forget to hop on a Singapore River cruise to enjoy the Singapore River cruise to enjoy the Singapore River and its famous quays!

Can anyone guess this building? Hint: it’s one of the most striking landmarks in Singapore! Comment below.



Hanging out by the river. My boy had a great first day in Singapore that even if it was past his bedtime, he wanted to keep on exploring the city! Haha


The Eppersons and the city!


Knocked out on the first day, hahahaha!!

Day one during our trip was packed however, when you travel in a country like Singapore that is organized, clean, beautiful and kid-friendly it’s virtually stress-free to jump (and eat) from one place to the next. I’m glad that my first trip with my husband and son was in Singapore.

Tune in to our day to day travel in the City in a Garden on my blog and get ideas to plan your Singapore getaway with your own family plus, be entertained by the Eppersons!


For more information, follow Singapore’s official social media accounts and websites:
Instagram: @visit_singapore

Thank you Singapore Tourism Board for supporting this trip! All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thanks my dear readers for supporting collaborations that have kept’s doors open all these years. I super appreciate it!

Comments 1

  1. That’s the Marina Bay Sands! Nice pic!

    We have visited FutureWorld also, and it was fun for all of us adults as well. Love the different dining experiences in SG!

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