Hello Singapore, we’re back!! Hahaha…yes we went to Singapore again during Thaipusam 3 days weekend, but this time around it was for our family vacation. Its has really been awhile since our family travel both locally or abroad together because back in early 2012, my dad (I call him Abah) went through 3 major surgeries that restricted him from travelling. So we are happy that he was fit again and all excited for the holiday. Alhamdulillah.
I was so tired (I think I’m still tired from it) first of all because Abah refused to fly, so instead we actually drove from KL to Singapore. Convoying 2 cars with unfamiliar route is no fun. Thank God for Waze. The drive took us almost 7 hours, to reach Orchard Road…sigh. Second, I had to arrange accommodation for 9 pax and made sure that the hotel was serving Halal food and we are not being overcharged. Phone booking will double the hotel rate and information on the room specials on Agoda were very vague. Luckily, the hotel online booking was helpful. Abah was constantly hungry (he stopped smoking after the surgeries, so he replaced ciggie with food!) therefore I had to constantly Google for halal food. And halal by Abah’s definition meant the place must not only received halal certification but must also be cooked by Muslims.
Despite being so stressed and exhausted from planing and managing the holiday in order to keep everyone happy (yes, I am the family secretary), I am so glad that in the end what matters the most we spent quality time together.
Happy us 🙂
Dinner at Zam Zam as usual
They were checking out on Singapore chicks 😛
Taking Abah, Mak and Along for their first MRT ride 🙂
Day 2: Trip to SEA Aquarium
Cool job eh?
Did I tell ya Abah loves fish?
Mak usual bored face 😛
Hjh Maimunah, another all time favourite of our family. Perfect if you want to have the home cook meal feeling.
Fluff Bakery is just across Hjh Maimunah. We reached at about 2pm and all sold out. Could only smell them baking inside. I heard they were cooking pandan flavour cupcake and it smells so good. Better luck next time.
I love this group photo by hubs
Guys were bored while we girls happily shopped at Pazzion 🙂
What is this Man U traitor doing in Man U Shop?
Stall no. 7 is the only halal stall with muslim cook at Newton Circus
Newton Circus is famous for seafood and bbq food. I heard the chili crab there is amazing.
My date 🙂
Off we go for our movie date. The new Jack Ryan was disappointing though
Day 3: Yes, we Asian travelers love the free breakfast.
Levis was having 50% off sale. The boys went nutty.
Far East Plaza has quite a number halal restaurants and food court. This Ayam Penyet Ria restaurant was not bad at all.
Quest searching for size 5 shoes for Abah. The old man was tired, so I have to look around shoes and presented to him.
Yeap, Abah walk around Singapore with Crocs selipar I got him 🙂
Nice handbag Along 😛
Everyone was exhausted and ready to go home 🙂
2 thoughts on “Family Vacation 2014”
i shall consult you for my Singapore trip! 🙂
Hi Kak Ana! I’m not an expert, but will be glad to help 🙂