Qatar, Singapore · 8 Days · 14 Moments · August 2016

Dan, Andy & Sally's adventures in Singapore

15 August 2016

What a beautiful day at the Singapore Zoo today. One of the greatest zoos in the world. I have never been to a zoo that is so well maintained and so accessible to the animals. Really enjoyed my time there.

14 August 2016

Visited Sentosa. It's an island off Singapore where all the tourists go. Universal Studios, etc is all located here. We visited the Merlion located on the island. You can go to the top of the Merlion and take pictures of the harbor. Was neat to learn about the Merlion and why it is the symbol of Singapore.

13 August 2016

Visited Gardens by the Bay. What a neat exhibit right next to Marina Bay Sands (the famous hotel/casino). It was a nice air conditioned time. Beautiful flowers and skywalk where you feel like you're walking in the clouds. A little scary, but a lot of fun.

12 August 2016

Hiking above the trees at MacRitchie Tree Top Park. Was a great time today. Singapore Fun Fact #3: Monkeys have big fangs and can be really nasty. We did get attacked by the monkey you see sitting so calmly. He quickly got nasty with Karen. Advise to always carry a stick when there are monkeys around.

11 August 2016

Visited Common Man Coffee Roasters. Greatest coffee shop in Singapore.
Visited Little India today and had some amazing eats. TJ impressed me by eating the fish eyes. The kid is one of a kind.
Visited the school where the Horan kids attend. It is was impressive to say the least. American schools in Singapore are much more impressive than the American schools in America.
Chwee Khue and Chicken and Rice are my two favorite things to eat in Singapore.

9 August 2016

Out playing some basketball in the heat and humidity. I decided to sit out the game and just take pictures for a few reasons. One, playing basketball is zero fun; two, not getting sweaty to do something that's not fun; and three, it's a blast taking pictures! Can't believe he made that shot!
Laksa and Fanta. Can you say, "heaven"?
Visited Singapore Botanical Gardens (an official UNESCO site). Was really beautiful. Getting out first little bit of tropical temps. I was all sweated. Notice the cars driving on the wrong side of the road.
Singapore Fun Fact #2: No question where to stand when waiting for the subway to arrive.
Out for a jet lagged morning walk around Singapore to check out the local fare. We got some chicken and rice for breakfast. Had some good tea and learned a few things about Singapore culture. Fun Singapore Fact #1: escalators run noticeably faster than anywhere else I've ever been.

8 August 2016

So after a crazy 24 hours we made it to Qatar. Longest flight I have ever had. No complaints. I think the face masks helped. We flew right over Alex's farm I think. He lives just south of Lippstadt. I'll have to check that on a map. 😳 We got a cup of coffee and now we are waiting for to board our flight to Singapore. More pictures and stories to come.