The school holiday started with Emily performing in Vibrante's School of Music Gala Concert on 19th Nov.
On Monday, the kids went to SORE Nature Camp organized by YAWA in IBD & Kuala Gandah, Pahang. I "think" they had a blast. Coz they can't stop talking about it. They did some work with the bats and elephants. And predictably, somebody didn't bathe for 3 days. Errrkkk???? The excuse was there were so many people. There were almost 100 participants this time. And some students from Indonesia. But there was no pictures. Zilch. None of them bring the camera. Despite the constant reminders from the mother. The only pictures I got was from YAWA FB page.
The first part was the trip to Singapore. I was worried of the rain (due to the monsoon season) and the crowd (due to school holiday). And thankfully the 2 days we were in Singapore, it was a really good day. No rain. Only slight drizzle. And the sun was kind to us. So it was a perfect weather to be out and about. And the crowd was acceptable. Maybe because it was a working day. Bliss ;)
Perfect weather. Subhanallah ;)
The first thing on the agenda was the Singapore Zoo. One of kids' favorite place on earth. Medina has been talking about the zoo for weeks. We love this place. Kids never get bored of it ;) There are just soooo many things u can do. The animals, the shows, the water play, the park, the boat ride, the play ground etc etc etc.
The shows were great too. This time around we were more relaxed since we have watched most of the shows before. Nevertheless, work your schedule around the shows. Kids will love it ;)
After almost 6 hours in the zoo. Pooped out ;)
After the zoo, we went to Orchard Road. Thought of shopping. But I was too knackered. So we just had dinner, chilled and soaked up the Xmas atmosphere.
Can't help not to feel jolly. Feels so Xmassy ;)
But I have to say the highlight of the day was finding the mosque right smack in Orchard Road. Took us a bit of asking here and there to find the place. We finally found it right opposite of Paragon. From the outside I was imagining it to be a shabby run down place. I was so wrong!!!
It is a very well maintained contemporary mosque. Complete with a library that is interesting enough to get all my kids hooked there. The range of books are pretty diverse. Not just religious books. And contemporary. It reminds me of the mosque in Aussie.
What a gem. Of all the times I have been there, I never know the place exist. It's truly a case of don't judge the book by it's cover ;)
After dinner, we called it a day. The end of Day 1. So exhausted. But kids were happy. That is what matters most.