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Mama and Baby Orangutan at the Singapore Zoo

Mama and Baby Orangutan at the Singapore Zoo

We only had a few days in Singapore, but really enjoyed our time there.  It was a welcome break in our tour of South East Asia.  It is by far the cleanest of all the South East Asian countries we visited, but also the most expensive.  We packed in a lot during our short time there, visiting with fellow travelers, exploring Chinatown and the food markets, and taking in the Singapore Zoo and Night Zoo.  We stayed in Chinatown and enjoyed walking down to the Marina Sands area a few times. We took in the light show at night as well as the Gardens by the Bay during the day.  Check out more of what we did and saw here.

Check out our inspiring travelers for this month!  We met the awesome family of Taking the Big Break while in Singapore and spent the day sharing stories and tips while touring the city.  The boys were excited to tell us all about their travels and we were so impressed by their knowledge and articulation.  Check out their blog here and don’t miss Lorenzo’s section (The Lo Down) where he posts from a kids perspective.

Kathrin, Nathan, Lorenzo,  and Elio

Kathrin, Nathan, Lorenzo, and Elio in Japan

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Trip Expenses

Our travel expenses for the month of February 2014.  This month we visited 3 countries; Bali, Singapore and Malaysia.  The most time was spent in Bali and the least in Singapore with just 3 nights.  While in Bali we hired a driver for several days to show us the sites and are very glad we did even though it added to the budget.  To get to Malaysia we took a very nice bus from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur where we stayed at a Marriott for 3 nights free by using hotel points.  Continue Reading

Singapore in Motion

Singapore in Motion

Singapore is a country in full swing, with eccentric architecture, big business and food stalls open until the wee hours of the night.  This city and country of the same name has risen from the depths since becoming occupied by the Japanese then the British and later Malaysia before their independence in 1965 to becoming one of the richest countries in the world.  When you walk around the downtown area, you can’t help but notice Continue Reading