Dad always told me when he was younger he had a dream of exploring the world.
Last year, when mum was overseas and I was planning my Birthday trip for the year, an idea has come to me – what if I travel with dad this time?
Two month later, we landed Singapore in a beautiful morning, when our amazing journey started.
The Lion City- Merlion Park
Our journey started here at this famous landmark near the CBD. It’s the national icon of Singapore and I’ve seen it too many times on TV since I was little – so, one more item on my wish list ticked off!
Infinity Pool – Marina Bay Sands
While seeing the Merlion was like a dream come true, swimming on the edge of the world’s famous infinity pool was why I went to Singapore. As this pool only opens to the guests of Marina Bay Sands, we ended up spending my Birthday at this five-star hotel which was amazing!
My Birthday Celebration
I was smart enough to tell the reception it was my birthday that day and therefore, we were offered a free upgrade to one of the premier rooms at Marina Bay Sands – with a free birthday cake & this one million dollar night view.
As Mille crepe cake is my all time favourite, we also went to Lady M in the morning for my Birthday celebration.
The Garden City – Gardens by the Bay
We also spent half day in the afternoon at this colourful park in the bay area of Singapore where we were floating above the ground on the 128m-long walkway enjoying our tree top walk.
The Food Paradise
As a food expert, I spent most of my time planning our food adventure before our holiday. Thanks Kelly & Clare (aka the locals) for sending me a list of your favourite local delicacies in Singapore!
So from left to right, top to bottom – Chilli Crabs, Hainanese Chicken Rice, Satay, Laksa, Dim Sum (Yum Cha), Bak Kut Teh (Meat Bone Tea), Xiaolongbao – Bak Kut Teh flavour, Kaya Toast & Soft-Boiled Eggs:
Our Cultural Tour – Masjid Sultan
When we were exploring Kampong Glam which was one of the famous travel spots in Singapore, we accidentally found this Mosque called Masjid Sultan where we dressed up and pretended to be Muslim 😉
Fun Times – Universal Studios
Where I took my dad to Revenge of the Mummy (an enclosed roller coaster) and scared the hell out of him (in his own words).
We also lined up for 2 hours for Transformers, which was my favourite when I went for the first time in Los Angeles.
Top tips though: Don’t ever go to the theme parks in Asia if you have other alternatives – unless you want to stuck in the queue for half day!
Arts Festival – Yayoi Kusama
We spent our last day at the National Gallery seeing the exhibition ‘Life is the heart of a rainbow’. Yayoi Kusama is one of the world’s most influential artists, known for her iconic dots & infinity rooms.
In these 6 days we had a lot of fun as we managed to see so many different sides of Singapore – from food adventure to cultural tour, from swimming on top of the best hotel to going to the colourful arts festival.
At the end of the trip on our flight back, I told dad I was glad that I made the decision to take him to Singapore with me. I asked him to score his private tour guide and he gave me a 10/10.
When was the last time you travelled with you dad, mum or both parents? Where did you guys go and did you enjoy it? Leave your comments below and share your stories with us!