Category Archives: Singapore 2014

One last look at Singapore

Enjoying a leisurely lunch at the Harvest Seafood Restaurant, Boat Quay, and gazing over the river. The staff were beary friendly and we were beary generous with their tip. The waitresses thought we are cute, and they were right, of course!

Singapore 2014

Singapore tick, Europe next and Japan after that. The new Japanese outfits are seriously cute! Even if boys wear skirts… Tokyo Disneyland here we come! China has to wait until the Shanghai Disneyland opens in December 2015.

Ready for Japan

Last Night in Singapore

After a hot day exploring Little India and Arab Street, two thirsty little bears quenched their thirst with another Singapore Sling, this time at the Long Bar, Raffles Hotel, the home of the Singapore Sling. Ok, so this bar is a replica of the actual bar, but after a couple of these sweet and powerful concoctions, you really don’t care! And with the attractive pink colour, it’s become Honey’s favourite drink 🙂

Singapore 2014

Supposedly this is the original Raffles recipe:
30 ml Gin
15 ml Cherry Brandy
120 ml Pineapple Juice
15 ml Lime Juice
7.5 ml Cointreau
7.5 ml Dom Benedictine
10 ml Grenadine
A Dash of Angostura Bitters
Garnish with a slice of Pineapple and Cherry

We’ll definitely be trying this at home!

And after the drinks, it was time for a concert in the Gardens by the Bay and relaxing in the cool evening breeze.

Singapore 2014

Time to charter that 747 to take all the shopping home 🙂

Sentosa Playground

Waiting eagerly for the arrival….

Cable car
Cable car

Drum roll, please!

Drum roll
Drum roll

Very Important Bears are on Sentosa Island!

Sentosa
Sentosa

To see the pink dolphins…

Pink dolphin
Blue looking pink dolphin
Hello
Hello!

…and the playful fur seal.

Fur seal
Fur seal

To get up close and personal with an iguana…

Iguana
Iguana
Mummeeeee, he's looking at me!
Mummeeeee, he’s looking at me!

… and a macaw.

Macaw
Macaw
Auch!
Auch!

To go back in time to witness the signing of the treaty between Sir Stamford Ruffles and Malay rulers Sultan Hussein Shah and Temenggong Abdul Rahman, granting the British the right to establish their trading post in Singapore.

Signing of the treaty on 6 February 1819
Signing of the treaty on 6 February 1819

To watch a hand puppet show…

Hand Puppet Show
Hand Puppet Show

… and listen to a dalang weave stories of kings, heroes, warriors and demons.

Wayang Kulit Story Telling
Wayang Kulit Story Telling

To take a trip in a rickshaw…

Riding in a rickshaw
Riding in a rickshaw

… so Puffles could have heart palpitations while Honey walked on hot coals.

Walking on hot coals
Walking on hot coals
Safely on the other side
Safely on the other side

To visit the 37m tall merlion, the half lion, half fish guardian of prosperity…

Merlion
Merlion

… and totally bewilder a sea monster!

Bewildered Sea Monster
Bewildered Sea Monster