Family Trip: Singapore 2007 (Part I)

The Family set out at around 8:00am on the 29th. 

The highway was being repaired along the Negeri Sembilan and Malacca stretch, causing a slowdown.

The Family took brunch at the Restaurant Jejantas in Malacca (A&W). 

The Tuas 2nd Link was used to cross into Singapore – the whole journey took about 5 hours including stops.  

No problems at all at the immigration, but getting the Autopass for the car took a bit of time. 

Around 2pm, we reached the Hangout @ Mt Emily no-frills hotel. 

The room was moderately big with air-conditioning and bath – but NO MINIBAR. There was one queen-sized bed, one single bed and a sofa bed – so the Family was set for the night when it came. 

After stowing our stuff, the Family went out by foot for a simple Chinese Roasted Meats Noodles and Rice nearby. 

And then it was another 15 minutes walk to the Bugis MRT Station, where the DHL Balloon was located!! (Singapore‘s first helium balloon ride). 

The Kids had a good SCARE when the DHL Balloon was going up (especially May)! They soon clamed down to enjoy it though.

Also passed through the Bugis Street, the largest Street-Shopping location in Singapore. 

In the evening, the original plan to go to the Night Safari was scrapped due to rain. 

Instead we jammed all the way to Ngee Ann City mall, got parking there (not easy), and had a hackled time at Kinokuniya and Takashimaya. 

Scrambled to look for a 7-11 (just outside the Mall) to load-up our Autopass card, which was used for parking. 

Got back to the hotel at midnight!! 

Took more time to get the Kids prepped for bed, and everyone fell asleep from exhaustion soon after. 

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