Parent Feedback

Hi there parents.

I have passed on your thoughts, questions and well wishes to your super star kids – and they loved your comments and feedback.

As we have been so busy, we have not had time to respond to you, but we will make time to do that over the next few days.

For now, I will tell you that they are safe, happy and soaking it all up – including the 33°C sunshine. 😊

G’day from Singapore

G’day from Singapore,

It was a HUGE day of exploring the sights and sounds of this beautiful city. Almong the way – between Little India and China Town, we had a fantastic tour of the city (with our guide – Alfred). We visited Old Parliament House, saw marina bay sands, enjoyed a peaceful river cruise, stopped for ice-creams and dumplings for lunch and eventually returned to the YMCA tired, but happy.

We had so much fun, we might just stay here a few more days…

 

 

The Exploring Begins…

After a very good sleep, we were up bright and early and enjoying breakfast at the Y-Cafe.

Now, we’re about to begin our cultural experience by exploring Little India, Chinatown and a cruise around the city.

Let the exploring begin…

 

 

Arrival

We touched down in Singapore at 4.20pm – Singapore time.

Our wonderful 1896 tour representatives met us at the airport and after a quick drive, we arrived at our accommodation at Orchard Road’s YMCA.

We then walked across the road and found a place to eat dinner.

It’s now time for bed.

From all of us in Singapore, goodnight!

 

Away We Go…

It’s finally here!

After much excitement (and a very early start), we all made it to the airport.

We are now about to board our nine hour flight to sunny Singapore – with a top temperature of 32° C upon arrival.

Away we go…

Day 6 – Singapore Zoo & Chinatown

Another day full of new experiences for our tripsters. We enjoyed a beautiful breakfast with the Orangutans before exploring the zoo. Later, a little down time at the Y before heading out to do some shopping amidst the hustle and bustle of the Bugis Market. Dinner was held at the Strait Chinese Restaurant in Chinatown.

Day 5 – Harbourfront and Sentosa Island

An unbelievable day. A good night’s sleep followed by a big breakfast at the YMCA. Our first trip on the Mass Rapid Transit was a huge learning experience. We enjoyed a beautiful lunch at Food Republic and then it was off to Sentosa Island, Singapore’s entertainment hub. We discovered more about our host nation through the ‘Images of Singapore’ show, then we had a chance to relax and enjoy the other things on offer at Sentosa. We think the photos speak for themselves….

Day 4 – Swimming and Singapore Flyer.

Finally – a bit of down time. We had an awesome time in the pool with Doris and Hazel. They had a lot of challenges for us, and we had a go at all of them. Well done to the teachers team, they came out on top of the scoreboard at the end of the day.

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Later, we went to the Singapore Flyer for a great evening’s entertainment. We enjoyed a spicy meal at the Singapore Food Trail then boarded our capsule to soak up the absolutely incredible views.

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Well, that was all for today, tomorrow it’s off to Sentosa Island!

Day 4 (a.m.) – Tampines Primary School.

This morning we rose at 5:30 to be at Tampines before dawn. It was a very important day today because the school celebrated Singapore’s 50th birthday before breaking up for a long weekend. They hosted us for a formal ceremony and an entertaining primary school celebration. Check it out!

There’ll be more on our swimming and evening trip to the Singapore flyer later. Stay tuned!

Day 3 – Tampines Primary School.

Today we visited Tampines Primary School and met our buddies. We spent some time in lessons and then were immersed in the local experience by spending some hours with local families.