Two weeks have flown by and we have been busy. First three days in Singapore, then three days in JB and then onwards to the house in T6. We have been to Desaru on a day trip, gone swimming at Diamond Hill, been to two Pasar Malam and more. On Christmas Day we went to Segamat to attend my husband’s second cousin’s wedding. It was truly interesting to take part in a Malay wedding and I am so happy that they invited us.
The day after the wedding we went to the waterfalls at Gunung Ledang, not too far from Segamat. The water was cool and the children enjoyed it immensely. Us grown ups did too.
After a couple of hours in the cool waterfalls we drove home and about ten minutes from the house in T6 we noticed a small truck by the roadside that sold durian. Durian is the smelly fruit which you either love or hate. When I first tried it I must admit I wasn’t too keen but now I love it. It does smell like something you really shouldn’t eat but it tastes so good.
Tomorrow we will leave T6 and drive to Malaka. Or Melaka, Malacca or however you choose to spell it.
So we are in Malaysia now, landed in Singapore late on the 13th and then we crossed the border on the 16th. Right now we are at the house in Taman Sri Lambak, our second home as we call it. I have really slow internet so the posts about Singapore and Johor Bahru will have to wait. I have loads of pictures from Gardens by the Bay and Legoland plus some other places we have visited. Be patient and as soon as possible I will upload them. The plan for tomorrow is a drive to Desaru for some ocean time. Then on the 25th we are invited to a wedding in Segamat. I am beyond excited!!!
They do have some cool buildings in Singapore. I watched a video on YouTube about the city and a guy said “it’s like I’ve arrived in the future”. It is very modern but not soulless in any way.
It is slowly dawning on me that we are actually flying to Singapore on Monday. When we booked the tickets 12th of December seemed so far away but now it is just around the corner. The car is booked, hotels are booked, places to eat have been researched and so on. As you already know both my husband and I are food lovers and I have to admit that food is a big part of why we love to travel in Asia. Don’t get me wrong, you can get good food in Europe too but it is usually soooo expensive and travelling in Europe is also expensive compared to Asia.
The plan for Singapore, where we will stay for three nights, is to visit the ArtScience museum again. We went there in 2015 when they had the DaVinci exhibition and it was awesome. This time they have two exhibitions that really fit our family; Journey to Infinity: Escher’s World of Wonder and NASA: a Human Adventure. We are also planning a visit to the Gardens by the Bay (http://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/en.html) and as my mother is travelling with us I am really looking forward to that. As a child I spent a lot of time with my grandmother and she loved flowers and gardens. My mother and I always think of her when we are surrounded be beautiful flowers.
My husband and I are huge fans of Mark Wiens (https://www.youtube.com/user/migrationology), a man who like us travels for food. The big difference is that he is now able to do it for a living and I am so envious. Imagine being able to do two things you love, eat and travel, and getting paid for it! My husband has made a long list of places to eat and a lot of them are actually from Wiens’ youtube channel.
The only thing that sucks is that no one has invented the teleporter yet, you know as in Star Trek and “beem me up Scotty”. I will have to suffer through feelings of near anxiety on the plane for way too many hours once again. Hopefully it will all be worth it. Staying in Sweden one more winter is not an option.