Family walk

Posted by spots (Singapore, Singapore) on 21 January 2008 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

One thing we all enjoy is a family walk. And with us living so close to town, there's just so many place to explore. On Sunday, we took a walk which I wouldn't mind recommending to other families with young kids. We covered all sorts of things that would be of interest to toddlers & babies, and all for free! Here was our route:
1. Park at Parliament House - plenty of parking available when we were there, which was on a Sunday afternoon
2. Walk along Singapore River, opposite Boat Quay - stop and admire Sir Stamford Raffles. But of more interest to the kids would be all the bumboats! Even Ben was captivated.
3. Cross the bridge to Fullerton Hotel - stop and stare at the fountain at the entrance of the Fullerton. And then there are all those Heritage Bronze statues along the river. Er... the bridge in itself was fascinating to Daniel. And there was an icecream man there selling ice cream in bread - we couldn't resist and treated ourselves!
4. Enter Fullerton (your toddler will love the REVOLVING DOOR) and head to basement. For parents, ah! Aircon aircon! Phew! For kids, play with the koi in the basement pond! This totally got Daniel excited. The koi love to be patted and I think it's allowed - the Fullerton staff didn't say we couldn't. And there were other people doing it too. After that, there's a toilet right next to the pond for you to wash your hands!
5. From Fullerton basement, find the underpass and cross over to One Fullerton. Once again, stare and point at all the water and boats. You can also see the Ferris Wheel, and all those cranes and excavators. Guaranteed to set any toddler boy's heart a pounding!
6. For the grand finale, finish off at the Merlion. For some reason, Ben was really excited by this strange animal gushing water. Sit at the steps. Pose for pictures. Then grab a drink at the Starbucks located next to the Merlion, just under the bridge. (It's kinda hidden from view). Then walk back ...

Enjoy!

Tali from Serendipity, United States

The expression is priceless!! Great photo!

21 Jan 2008 8:22am

Dad from Singapore

Dan had seen scenes other way up Singapore River. He liked discovering Singapore. Its one route less from my list of outings with them. :-)

21 Jan 2008 9:30am

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

thanks for the tips,got to try that one of these days!We walked along the Singapore River but didnt dare venture into Fullerton in our slippers and bermudas,haha.Ben looks so mature and deep in thought here!Maybe he's thinking,where is the boat with the bum?LOL

21 Jan 2008 3:50pm

Judy from Brooksville-Florida,, United States

I love the drool under his chin - this is a great capture and you offered wonderful suggestions for others with children in your area.

22 Jan 2008 12:11am

Mama BoK from Yarmouth, Canada

i think it is such an awesome way to spend the day.. :)
Now if only we can get over winter here.

22 Jan 2008 2:21am

Kitto from San Gabriel, United States

Excellent picture. Crsip, clear and well focus.

22 Jan 2008 5:02am

benjamin from Singapore

haha... the pic is so clear that i think i can see ben's drool:D

haha... so cute lah:D

23 Jan 2008 10:20am

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