It’s so lovely to be back home after 2 weeks away in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
We had an amazing time taking in all the sights and attractions in Singapore and Malaysia and meeting up with long time friends. We also enjoyed so many wonderful dishes during our trip!
We were also incredibly blessed by our Church conference in Malaysia where 1,000 leaders and volunteers across 6 countries gathered in Malaysia to soak in the presence of God and be inspired by amazing preaching. Our Church started off with 4 people in an apartment in Malaysia nearly 10 years ago and now we have 11,000 people across Perth (Australia), Malaysia, Cambodia, Singapore, Botswana and the Philippines. It’s certainly a privilege to see God moving! (Check out Kingdomcity :))
The only thing that was a little challenging during our trip was the continuous haze that enveloped Singapore and Malaysia while we were there. According to the newspapers and the locals, nearby Indonesia has for years been slashing and burning their farm land around September and October (sometimes earlier), which means that the surrounding countries are affected by the smoke from the burning. Approximately 7,000 schools cancelled school for 2 days in Malaysia and Singapore cancelled school for 1 day during our 2 week stay. It was a little worrying when the air quality site declared that the air quality was “hazardous” and we were still out and about exploring the various sites!
While in Singapore, we visited Universal Studios, the Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom, the SEA Aquarium, the Zoo, Marina Bay and took a cable car ride too. Our absolute favourite as a family was the stunning aquarium. We were mesmerised by the marine life and how well it was all done with beautiful music playing in the main aquarium area. I thought the girls would enjoy Universal Studios or the Zoo more, but the aquarium definitely had their full attention.
The stunning super trees in the Marina Bay area. They actually changed colours throughout the night.
Food, glorious food!!
I did pick up this gorgeous skirt from Bugis market for a steal at $6!!! It might be one of the costliest cities to live in the world, but I had to prove to myself my bargain hunting skills were transferable to any city! 😛
We did so much while we were in Singapore, I feel like these photos don’t do it justice. We had a wonderful time and will certainly be back (hopefully sooner rather than later) to enjoy many more of the city’s sights and attractions.
I can’t wait to share about the Malaysian part of our travels next time. 🙂
PS. I’ve missed you my fellow bloggers! I had the best of intentions to blog while we were away, but had way too much fun and couldn’t bear to be stuck in front of a computer screen while there were sights to see and friends to catch up with! 😛
PPS. Thank you also to all the very kind bloggers who have nominated me for wonderful awards!! I’m quite behind with it all, but hope to catch up on these soon. X