Singapore, Traveling on a Budget

Next destination: Singapore

photo not my property

photo not my property

We’re returning to our favorite fine (pun unintended) city in three months time to celebrate my mum’s big 5-9. Apparently, after celebrating her birthday in Hong Kong last year, our parents have grown a taste for travel. As much as it is expensive because my sister and I pay for our family travels, we have come to make it our goal to have our parents see as many countries as they can and as we can afford. I guess I have mentioned in my earlier posts about how both our parents grew up with really less in life and it is only now when they are older that they got to taste the little pleasures of life. My sister and I also vowed to spend as much as we can for them since we are aware that not everyone is blessed to still have their parents with them.

Sure, traveling with our oldies is not the easiest thing to do (they can be fussy sometimes) but seeing the joy in their faces (very apparent in HK last year) was worth every damn penny.

So, yep — I still owe a expenses breakdown of last March’s Taipei trip on this blog as well as more posts on that trip and yet I am already busy looking for a really good accommodation for the whole fam for “Operation: Mum’s SG Birthday.” After all, it is not exactly a secret that Singapore is expensive so I am racking my brains on where we should stay. We already have a few leads — a toss up on Bugis (where we stayed last 2011) or in Chinatown where our parents would enjoy the stalls and the tiny attractions here and there. If you have any suggestions, feel free to drop me a note!

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