The beauty about flying to Singapore for the summer is that there are a lot of fun activities, inspiring cultural events and great food selection for the whole family to enjoy.
What is a mother and daughter Singapore adventure without visiting museums, theme parks, food trips and a bit of shopping?
If have little time to spare but want to maximize it, Singapore offers a wide variety of attractions each offering different kinds of entertainment – from the adventurous to the educational, all of which offer great opportunities for families to bond and have a great time.
Did you know? Singapore may be the smallest country in Southeast Asia but it has emerged as one of the best places to live in Asia with a very high quality of life measurement. The country has emerged as the ‘Happiest country in Asia’ in a study reported by ABC News. 95% of Singapore residents appreciate the clean, safe and efficient society. The study also showed that in Singapore, family is the most important unit and despite materialistic goals, the family and community always takes precedence. This is turn helps build a content and happy society. Source
Every morning, Aryanna and I were greeted by the Merlion in Imbah Station, Sentosa, just across from Mövenpick Heritage Hotel.
We started our days early para makarami!
Marina Bay Sands
Maison Louis Vuitton floats elegantly in Singapore’s Marina Bay.
Aryanna: “Lego, mom!”
Me: “r u srs?”
The Art of the Brick® museum show was on tour in Singapore. This exhibitions is focused exclusively on the use of the popular toy, LEGO® bricks, as an art medium and artist Nathan Sawaya.
This New York-based artist has multiple unique exhibitions created solely from standard LEGO bricks with several new sculptures created specifically for each exhibition. Each show has countless colorful LEGO pieces which Sawaya has transformed into whimsical and awe-inspiring creations.
Aryanna and I were lucky to have seen this show during our visit.
Sawaya’s ability to transform this common toy into something meaningful, his devotion to spatial perfection and the way he conceptualizes action, enables him to elevate what almost every child has played with into the status of contemporary art.
Nathan Sawaya left a comfortable life as a corporate attorney to pursue a career in Lego art.
“These works are very personal to me, since they reflect my growth as an artist as I strove to discover my creative identity,” said Sawaya. “The museum exhibition is accessible because it engages the child in all of us while simultaneously illuminating sophisticated and complex concepts. Everyone can relate to the medium since it is a toy that many children have at home. But my goal with this exhibition when it first debuted in 2007 was to elevate this simple plaything to a place it has never been before.” – Nathan Sawaya
Unlike most people, New York-based artist Nathan Sawaya never stopped building, creating and exploring his own imagination using LEGO® bricks which he has played with since a young age.
It all started with one idea and one brick
Thinking with The Blue Guy Sitting
Lego is for kids of all ages
Peek-a-boo! Check out our paparazzi photographer Edleen in stealth mode. Haha!
I totally connected with this quote.
I love this particular piece.
The older couple complete with a lifetime’s worth of emotional and physical baggage and still going through life together, the man affectionately leading his wife by her hand. It’s good to see depictions of the body in decline as an acceptance of the frailty of our nature. The man here has jowls and a voluminous gut and his companion still retains her sex appeal even with the extra layers of fat.
Aryanna turning herself into a Lego creation through the use of the interactive photo booth.
What will lift you up? Love? Faith? Success? ‘Ascension’
A 6-meter long T-rex dinosaur skeleton! Rar!
“Shadow Play: What sculpture will you be today?”
Another must-see in Singapore is the Peranakan Museum.
Who are the Peranakans?
For centuries, the riches of Southeast Asia have brought foreign traders to the region. While many returned to their homelands, some remained behind, marrying local women.
The Malay term ‘peranakan’ which means ‘locally born’ also refers to other communities that developed in Southeast Asia like the Chitty Melaka and Jawi Peranakans.
The Peranakan Chinese are descendants of Chinese traders who settled in Malacca and around the coastal areas of Java and Sumatra, as early as the 14th century. In the 19th century, the Peranakan Chinese, drawn by commerce, migrated to the bustling ports of Penang and Singapore.
The Chitty Melaka, or Peranakan Indians, descended from unions between South Indian Hindu merchants and local women, from the time of the Malacca Sultanate in the 15th century. Linguistically, the Peranakan Indians speak a type of vernacular Malay which incorporates some Tamil words.
The Jawi Peranakans (or Jawi Pekan) are descendants of intermarriage between South Indian-Muslim traders and women of the local community. The Jawi Peranakans clustered around urban centres, particularly in the trading port of Penang.
The Peranakan culture is a unique hybrid culture that is still part of Singapore’s living heritage.
Aryanna loves pink bedrooms!
Plato-platuhan to the max!
Haji lane is in the Kampong Glam neighborhood of Singapore. Young people frequent the shops along this lane for the independent fashion boutiques and Middle Eastern cafes.
Aryanna’s Haji Lane find
When in Haji Lane, try Bergs Burger. We loved the ‘The Berg”Miss Piggy’ Burger and Fries with Special Berg Sauce! Mmm…
Sentosa is an all-in-one hotspot, which offers an exciting array of adventurous activities and things to do like visiting historical monuments, as well as world-class entertainment spots.
Sentosa 4D Magix “Pirates”
The token Merlion shot
Here we go!!!
Living on the edge
Pretending to be calm and excited but sweating bullets. LOL
This is how we got that shot
Ehmeged, we’re alive. We love heights!
Singapore Seafood Republic, Sentosa
Singapore Seafood Republic is touted to offer the Best Chili Crab in Singapore. We believe!
Ready to dig in… Again!
The soup was so good I forgot the name. Haha
World famous for its unforgettable tangy spice! Sooooo goooood!
The chilli crab is best savoured with an ordered of fried savoury buns.
Aryanna trying to be neat with her shrimps. Ain’t gonna happen, sweetheart.
Tiger Sky Tower
Tiger Sky Tower gives a panoramic view of Sentosa. A must!
Aryanna and I were going to skip Universal Studio but in the end we glad we went!
Universal Studios Singapore is a theme park located within Resorts World Sentosa on Sentosa Island, Singapore. It’s the region’s first Hollywood movie theme park, Universal Studios Singapore®.
Featuring 24 movie-themed rides and attractions, 18 of which are unique to Singapore, thrill seekers and families will be the first to experience many new rides and shows based on blockbuster hits. The young and young at heart will be entertained by Shrek® and gang on an incredible 4-D adventure in the world’s first Far Far Away Castle. Thrill seekers can face warrior mummies on Revenge of the Mummy™, a psychological thrill ride in total darkness. Other highlights include Madagascar: A Crate Adventure™ and Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure®.
Cue smoke machine for dramatic effect
Fresh lang ang peg pero ang init, grabe!
We belong here
Everybody deserves an Oscar.
Waiting in line for the Transformers 4D Ride.
The future of 4D is here! We won’t ruin your experience but all we can say is, Transformer 4D Ride is the best. Ride. Ever.
Battlestar Galactica: Human vs. Cylon roller coaster is the scariest roller coaster ride Aryanna and I have been to date and we loved it! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!
Welcome to Far Far Away! Can’t wait to go back and bring the boys with us the next time!
Thank you Singapore for an amazing and unforgettable adventure! Our mother and daughter trip allowed us to bond and experience new things and make more memorable memories. We had a blast!
Don’t forget to fly Cebu Pacific to Singapore! Budget flights = More budget for fun activities and food trips!
For more of our Singapore adventure watch my daughter’s shows:
Tip: Watch on HD
Pepper’s Amazing Fashion Haul
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