Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Bub & Me: Hari Raya 2012 at Sentosa Island

Singapore celebrated Hari Raya Puasa last Sunday to mark the end of Ramadan, or the fasting month for Muslims. There's a strong Muslim community in Singapore and it was a public holiday for everyone. We took the opportunity to bring Lil Pumpkin to our resort island, Sentosa, to have some fun at the beach since she's been asking us to "build sandcastles" with her :P I think she still remembers the fun time she had during our beach BBQ dinner ;p 

We went in the early afternoon and took a leisure walk to see the huge Merlion statue at Imbiah Lookout. Half-lion and half-fish, the Merlion is a true Singapore icon. There are actually 5 Merlion statues in Singapore and standing at 37m tall, this is the largest one. You can actually climb up inside this Merlion to an observation deck at the top to view all of Sentosa and Singapore's beautiful skyline. Certainly not something to miss if you are a tourist in Sentosa! 

Just in front of the Merlion was a long mosiac walkway with water features. It was quite unique and reminded me of old architectures in Singapore where mosiac was used quite often. Nowadays, we don't really see it in the modern buildings.

Shared an ice-cream cone with Lil Pumpkin on the way to Siloso Beach. Ahhh summer days are made of these! :)

Building sandcastles with her daddy. As it was a public holiday, the beach was really too crowded! But that didn't dampen Lil Pumpkin's spirits at all though.... Just a little trivia for my overseas friends that the beaches at Sentosa are actually artificial. The sand at Sentosa's beaches are white and clean because they are imported {and of course, also because of the meticulous clean-up & care by Sentosa staff} so be grateful for the beautiful natural beaches you have in your home country... like in Australia!

For dinner we ate at Trapizza, a casual Italian pizzeria, which is further down from Wavehouse, towards Rasa Sentosa Resort. We had to wait a good 30mins or so for our table but thankfully, they had a kids area where they kindly supplied pizza dough for the kids {and adults heh} to entertain themselves while waiting. 

It was our first time at Trapizza and we found the food pretty delicious. I ordered the Trapizza Linguine which is a tomato-based pasta with seafood and wild rockets. Yummy... Lil Pumpkin preferred this to her daddy's pizza actually.

The specialty to Trapizza is their wood-fire thin-crust pizzas that surprisingly, didn't take much time to serve. The boy had Pizza Siciliana {if I remember correctly} and they were very generous with the chewy cheese and meat. The crusts were truly thin and crispy too. Love!

Children's menu is available as well and we saw many other families eating there. I think we will dine there again the next time we are at Siloso Beach. It is a nice place to just enjoy some good ol' pizza and chillax with the family :)

To my dear Muslim friends, Selamat Hari Raya Adilfitri!
Hope everyone enjoyed their {long} weekend!

Read about the other fun activities we did with Lil Pumpkin here or my list of Kid-Friendly places in Singapore.




Rhianna said...

I love how there is always something exciting and fun near you. That pizza sure sounded lovely, I just love a good pizza.

Fairy wishes and butterfly kisses #teamIBOT

Deb @ home life simplified said...

So much family fun - thanks for sharing it with us

Stacy said...

The sand is imported?? Heh Singapore rocks.

The mosaic work looks like Gaudi's style in Barcelona, very pretty.

Grace said...

Oh, Ai...you always get me so hungry! Your linguine looks to die for!
And hey, I did not know that Sentosa is artificially made! I wonder if the sand comes from Bondi ;)
Sounds like you had a wonderful long weekend x

Penny said...

What adorable photos of your family! Such a great day out too.

EssentiallyJess said...

You guys always have so much fun together!

Oh, and we had pizza for dinner, but yours looks heaps nicer!

Oliveoylz said...

Thanks for the restaurant recommendation...Happy to read it is kids-friendly with pizza dough available! How cool is that!!!

Unknown said...

Looks like a lot of fun! The pizza dough is such a cool idea, I've never seen that at a restaurant before.

Ai Sakura said...

Rhianna: well, Singapore is pretty "small" so it's very accessible to many things!

Deb: no worries :)

Stacy: you're so smart!! It is inspired by Gaudi

Grace: haha nah I doubt that.. it would be too expensive ;p

Penny: yes it was heh

Jess: am looking forward to going back to try more pizza flavours :)

Oliveoylz: we can go visit together when u move over!

Camille: it is a good initiative, especially with kids around. like that a lot!