Our Quick Singapore Getaway

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This Singapore trip is the first trip that Mor and I took together since Luke was born.

Actually, Mor and I haven’t traveled together for two years, since I got pregnant! I had a miscarriage before, and so when I got pregnant with Luke, we didn’t travel (just to be safe) even though my pregnancy with Luke was safe, by God’s grace. When Luke was born, we didn’t want to bring him with us on our trips yet so our set-up was that one of us had to stay with him when the other had to travel abroad.

This 3-day trip was our first couples getaway again and all I can say is, I really missed this!

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We arrived on a Sunday and attended a church service that was held at Marina Bay Sands. I forgot to take a photo of that (bad blogger) so here’s a photo of me at Marina Bay instead.

We also decided to drop by the Singapore Art Book Fair which was happening at the Art Science Museum. There were loads of people but I didn’t really find anything that I wanted to bring home with me.

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On the same day, there was a French Festival at the Singapore Botanic Gardens and I really wanted to have a chill-moment so we had a picnic with good friends!

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To complete our French experience, we decided to buy croissant, wine and cheese before going to the gardens. Feeling French… not really! Haha.

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I wish we had nice places like this here in Manila where we can just have a quiet picnic and enjoy good music with good company! One of my friends recently posted a photo of her enjoying a picnic with the caption “Channeling our inner @sheenalovessunsets” Haha!

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On our second day, we decided to spend the morning just enjoying our gorgeous hotel. Ugh, wish I can go back to this!

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We stayed at Hotel Jen Orchardgateway and we decided to maximize our time there by lounging at the pool. Their pool area is one of the best I’ve ever seen. As I’ve raved before, I highly recommend this hotel, especially if you have a few hours to enjoy the facilities!

For the rest of the afternoon, we just went around to shop and explore.

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Then at night, we visited Gardens by the Bay since I’ve never been there before! There’s a free lights and music show which I loved! The lights synchronized with broadway songs. So cute!

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If we had more time to spend, I would have wanted to explore Gardens by the Bay more, especially in the morning. But that’s okay. It’s pretty easy to go back to Singapore and it’s very kid-friendly so I’m excited to go back next time and hopefully we can bring Luke with us then!

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  • Reply
    July 1, 2016 at 7:33 am

    Wow what wonderful photos! I had no idea how cool Singapore is…definitely want to go there now!

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      July 1, 2016 at 8:38 am

      I really enjoyed Singapore!! You should visit!

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    July 1, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Singapore is so interesting, beautiful and clean. Didn’t get to visit Gardens by the Bay when I was there. It looks awesome. :(

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      July 1, 2016 at 6:25 pm

      I need to go back and explore Gardens by the Bay as well!! We visited at night already so I really wanna see it in the morning. Looks great, doesn’t it?

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    Ana Christina Batarilan Ponce
    July 3, 2016 at 2:09 am

    Hello Miss Sheena, I really enjoy your artworks and learning a lot from your travels. Im excited to see gardens by the bay! Weeee! It looks lovely at night! Will be having a vacation in Singapore next week with my family. ????

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      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      July 3, 2016 at 4:01 pm

      Hi Kaye, thanks so much for the support! I’m sure you will love Gardens by the Bay! Let me know if it’s as wonderful in the daytime too!! Hope you have fun!

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    July 4, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Such beautiful gallery and adventure. My last trip there was so memorable and makes me miss singapore more. Cant wait to go back some day :)

    Stephanie |

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      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      July 4, 2016 at 1:40 pm

      Thanks Steph! It was so much fun! Love Singapore!

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    Richel V.
    July 10, 2016 at 10:43 am

    I was also in Singapore last April and every visit to that country is amazing. Love your shots at the Gardens by the Bay. Kinda bummed that I hadn’t heard of the French Festival. I would’ve come!

    xx, Richel Goes Places

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      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      July 11, 2016 at 11:45 am

      It was fun! Next year, maybe? :)

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    Brittany H.
    January 16, 2017 at 7:19 am

    I’m planning on taking a short trip to Singapore in May. I’m looking forward to visiting the Gardens by the Bay! Especially after seeing your photos.

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      January 16, 2017 at 9:20 am

      You shouldn’t miss it!!

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