Sunday, December 27, 2009

Holidaying in Singapore...

Arrived in Singapore last Thursday afternoon after a drive of some five hours from KL. Our son in law drove the Renault MPV all the way from KL, with a stop for lunch at an R & R. Now the whole families are staying at the home of our youngest daughter who now works in Singapore. Above are the glittering scenes of the Orchard Roads where the happening is. As usual in this city state the malls there are packed with people, shopping and enjoying themselves; with us as part of those crowds. Have a nice day.


mamadou said...

Assalamualaikum Pak Idrus.

Your post remind me of those days travel to Singapore with train and Orchard Road.

Now, travel with MPV and smooth highway all the way. What a wonderful life

Happy holiday

Temuk said...

Salam Pak Idrus
With a nice MPV and wonderful family members travelling together, I can imagine how pleasant the trip can be. My last visit to Sgpore was more than 20 years ago! Entah bilalah nak sampai lagi! Do have an enyoyable holiday.

~CovertOperations78~ said...

What fun to be on holiday with the whole family, Pak Idrus! Singapore is so pretty during the Christmas season. I will be going there only in mid-January for a conference. I love how accessible everything is. No need to drive or take cabs. Have fun and take care!

Pak Idrus said...

mamadou, thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on those good old days when road was just a road and not a Highway. We had our fun driving the old roads and now it is different, better cars and better roads. That Renault MPV is a very well engineered MPV and great to travel with the family. Making the trip itself an enjoyable one.

Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

Temuk, thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the subject of this posting.

Indeed traveling in that well engineered MPY especially with the family was really a pleasure. The road was good and on that day the flow of traffic to Singapore was just right making the trip enjoyable. We took the Second Link and getting into Singapore was a breeze.

Singapore has change since your last visit, now a clean modern metropolis, a first world city in our midst. You should do a trip and enjoy it as a tourist does. Personally I do not think I could enjoy living in that concrete jungle. Well, we can never have both ways so playing tourist is the best way to enjoy this city state.

Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

~Covert_Operations'78~, Ee Lynn thanks for the visit and the good words on our family holiday in Singapore.

Yes Singapore is a well managed city and we all should thanks LKY for getting that city state into the first world in just a breeze. Traveling in the city was made easy by the efficient transport system. To me the taxi service in Singapore is the best in the world, very efficient and one could get a taxi any time without any problem. How i wished our taxi service is like them. We have got lots to learn from Singapore of how to manage a city. Yes at this time the city is a fairyland.

Hope you get to enjoy your stay there come January.

Have a nice day.