Category Archive: Day Tripper

Sneak Preview: Amazon River Quest, Singapore

Today, we had a sneak preview of the soon-to-be opened Amazon River Quest boat ride at River Safari, Singapore. This happened either because I’m considered a Very Influential Blogger (VIB) or because we were… Continue reading

Outside In

I’m not sure how the idea came about. I guess once Singapore was sufficiently consumed by air-conditioned shopping malls people starting craving for nature, so they built some land and put jungles inside… Continue reading

The Octonauts and the Ocean Gyre Cleanup

The ocean is full of currents, which surge powerfully across the globe. But sometimes these currents form eddies, which go round and round and round, concentrating rubbish in whatcha-me-call-its known as ocean gyres.… Continue reading

Ten* Dollars Off the Skypark Observation Deck and a Free Cup of Tea

Blink in Singapore, and they’ll whack up a new building. A few years ago, they decided to go one further and put a sort of boat-shaped thing on top and an “edgeless” pool… Continue reading

Mr Elephant Goes to the High Commission

This post is for all my expatriate compatriots, the civically minded, the democratically inclined, the embarrassingly fond of plush toys, and my son, who honestly thought we were taking him boating today (I… Continue reading

Two Ways From Harbourfront Station

What don’t we like about Singapore? The miraculously unvandalised indoor-outdoor public toilets? The seemingly endless birthday party rehearsals? The laws specifically directing us not to spit, chew gum, or point lasers at aircraft?… Continue reading

Bonsai and Gangnam Style

Have you ever been on a long-haul flight home from somewhere across the world, when all of a sudden the plane lands and the pilot says, “Yeah, we’re in Singapore, you have to… Continue reading

Durundur Railway and Storey Brook Cottage, Woodford

Who went? We have done this day trip a couple of times, with a single 2yo and again with a 1yo and a 4yo. Adults have included Mum, Dad, Granddad, Grandma, Nanny (other Grandma),… Continue reading

The Road More Unconventionally Travelled

There are times in life when, much as you’d like to, you just can’t get away. Or at least it doesn’t seem worth it to get away. It might be a matter of… Continue reading


Who Went? One 10mo, one 3yo, mum, dad, and Auntie M. Review: Great little day trip, although it was a very full day for the little ones. They lasted ok, though, as it… Continue reading