August 16, 2011

[staycation : Aug 2011]

We were very lucky to have been able to book a room at the Marina Bay Sands & also received VIP tickets for the NDP event over the National Day holiday period :) *thks F!*The girls chilling out on the super big bed and giant fluffy pillows. :) They loved the big big bathtub as well and it was as with any other hotel stay - pool, bath, pool bath....
The sky park on the 57th floor was astounding! No matter what one's opinion of the architecture is (re: massively expensive eyesore, etc) this building has succeeded in creating a space that is pretty amazing! The knife edge pool, the paranoma views, even the sheer crowd can't detract from it's gravity defying experience. I would have thought it would be vertigo inducing, but somehow, when you're floating on the edge of the pool, it takes away quite a bit of the "falling off the cliff" sensation. Even K, the notorious scaredy cat of the family, really enjoyed herself floating on the knife-edge and pointing out the various floating barges that were preparing for NDP 2011 on the water 57 floors below!
Here's the little missy, all hot and bothered. She loved the pool, especially after arm bands were procured!
Kong kong and Po po joined in too on National Day itself for a little dip!
On National Day, we took a short drive from MBS to the nearby Marina Barrage. There were lots of people there already in the morning, the girls chilled out at the water fountain, while I sat on a picnic mat and caught up on my reading....
This must be one of my favorite shots of them for awhile! Look at their expressions... G as usual the creative one that found a cool space to hide (behind the water fountain), while K follows her big sister there but refuses to look through the water as it makes her feel "blurry".
After the splashing about, there were BIG big bouncy castles and slides to play on! It was super expensive though, $3 for 3 minutes!! Crazy! and even more so when K took one turn on the slide and declared it was "too scary"... sigh.. G of course loved it, that's her right at the top and K following closely behind.
After the day spent at the barrage and the afternoon spent in the pool, we dressed up and headed over to the convention side of MBS for our VIP reception and the long awaited fireworks.
G LOVES food!!! I'm always astounded to how much she can pack into her little body. And am often so glad that she's always so hyper, as I can imagine it all that eating must lead to a weight problem otherwise! Here she is literally "vacumning" the food into her mouth, whilst tiptoeing to get to the right table height.... O, and next to her is a tray of ketchup which she summoned a waiter to specially get it for her.
K waiting impatiently for the fireworks to start.
And getting a teeny weeny bit impatient about it all.

Here's the video of the fireworks display..... really really great and our seats were just perfect!!
The next day, we rushed to the pool to have one last swim before checkout.
2 sweet little girls :)
1st time at Marche at 313. Highly recommended if you would like an uninterrupted lunch as the kid's play area is awesome! Quality toys, a REAL heidi cottage... what more can the kids want! They wanted to spend the whole day there... and we would have let them if only we didn't have work to complete. boohoo.
Recently the kindie's website had a little bit of a malfunction, so when i check the website to see the girls' weekly antics in school, it brought me back 3 whole years, to when G first started at the kindie. What a delightful find! Brought back sooo much memories. Coincidentally, the 3 closest friends of G are also in this page (of course they were not best friends then) and o! how much they have all grown....


ecnarrot said...

they looks so happy!

ecnarrot said...

jacq! Torrance here!
sorry press enter too quickly in the previous comment.
looks like you guys have lotsa fun! haha
happy national day!

JACQ said...

Hi Torrance! So nice to see your comment :) yes, the kids were delighted. Happy Nat Day to you too!