Travelogue: An overseas trip 1 (Picture heavy)

Trying to adjust from a jet lag after a 3 week trip, my body still wants to sleep early and wake up in the middle of the night so had to finally forced myself to return to work.

Let’s rewind the clock. So the first day towards my vacation started with spending time waiting to board the plane at the airport. So with me besides my family is the famous Time Attaxi which I believed suits the situation as I needed a personal taxi to travel in a foreign country.

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Destination Singapore

Arriving at Changi Airport Singapore, here is what the immigration gate looks like.

So what do most people know about Singapore? Some people (at least I do) think of Singapore as having a “No Chewing gum” policy. It is also known as a Fine City as the inside joke in Singapore stores will tell you thru their merchandise, you get fined for everything from spitting to chewing gum in public. Singapore is located south of Malaysia and as a small city state with no natural resources, it was known as a backward 3rd world country after gaining independence from Britain and separating from Malaysia and now it is one of the best modern cities in the world with great public transportation and low crime rate.

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We took the shuttle to our hotel and for some reason got sick on the first day. I took some medication and slept early that night. I was able to feel better the next day past noon and we were able to have dinner with my friend and his wife at Din Tai Fung, a Michelin awardee dining place and ranked one of the top ten restaurants.

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Here we have the Attaxi enjoying some delicious meal.

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After dinner my friend introduces us to a famous Japanese department store called Takashimaya. Here I found some Tomica TLVs.

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Checked the prices and they are way more expensive than ordering from Japan.

But here’s something we all probably would like to check out.

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These exhibits composed of toys from the 19th to the mid 20th century. Although most are not die cast, the following pictures will probably bring back memories of our childhood days gone by. Some picture may not have excellent quality due to no flash was used. Some even have estimated value indicated on the display.

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To be continued.

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