Well, I have been employed here in Singapore for a few years already and it was only last week that my family was able to come here and visit me. To tell you the truth, it was by force. They, particularly my parents, weren’t very interested in applying for their passports previously and they always have tons of reasons on why they couldn’t do it. So what I did was, buy their tickets first, despite knowing that they still didn’t have their passports. My sister’s excuse was slightly more valid, but I still got a plane ticket for her to come here.
They couldn’t do much already. They didn’t want to waste the tickets hence; they started applying for their respective passports and they got them few months before the said flight. It was their first time to go out on an international trip. I knew it would be daunting for them to go on their own, so on my birthday, I flew back to the Philippines, spent a few typhoon -filled days there and we all flew back to Singapore together. Everyone was excited, including yours truly.=)
I prepared an itinerary for them (taking my parent’s age into consideration 50-60 years old) but we weren’t able to follow it exactly but here’s the list of places we went to arranged according to how we actualized it.
Day 1: Adventure Day:
Vivo City to take cable car to:
Walk along Sentosa Beach
Watch Songs of the Sea
Dinner with my aunt Singapore Seafood Republic
Day 2: Nature
Bonus: My sister’s bf stayed in one suite at MBS, and he invited us for breakfast. My dad was able to enjoy the Sky park and swim there as well.
Gardens by the Bay
Walk around Marina Area
Dinner at Makansutra
Day 3: Culture and Shopping
Clarke Quay and River Cruise
Ayam Penyet Ria
Toa Payoh for some cheap chocolates =)
Little India and Mustafa
I wanted to bring them to Kampong Glam but we didn’t have enough time to do so.
Overall, my family enjoyed the whole thing despite a very hectic schedule and a plan that was full of walking. They said their tour guide was very strict; rain or shine we had to go and explore. Hahah Well, that’s me.
Now, I miss them! I’m by myself once again. Hay!