Maddux made a Czech buddy while we were cruising around Singapore because they had the same style. Of course, this guy knew Lubos and said great things about him like we all do.
Behind them are the “Supertrees” in the Gardens by the Bay $1 billion dollar park that was finished last year. These manufactured trees filter the air of exhaust, heat, and Carbon monoxide. And the layout of the trees and flowers is awesome.
Emerson insists that this guy is Maddux’s twin.
Our superfun neighbor, JJ, wrote this letter to us before we left on our adventures! I carry it with me in my backpack. There’s a lot of love in that letter! Hi Fixman Boys! We think of you every day. How did you guys like the lizard and peacock pictures? Love!
This peacock walks around our hut every day. We saw her standing by an air conditioning vent by a building. I guess she was hot, too! It has been about 93 degrees here and humid! I’ll take it over Montreal weather any day! 🙂
This lizard lost it’s tail, but has no problems getting around town. He’s big!
Wow! Singapore is beautiful and clean. The people are some of the nicest we have ever met! We are constantly walking and taking public transportation. We did spend some time in Sensota- their beaches are unreal.
We walked through a really cool area called Jade Market where every shopkeeper came up to the kids and wanted them to buy an animal that represented the year they were born for the Chinese (lunar) new year. Our friend told us to not make eye contact- which was really hard for me. I talk to anybody who even pretends like they’re listening. We then went to an all-u-can eat Japanese restaurant. It was so crazy. You sit down and they give you tons of little slips of paper. You write down what you want, then they start a timer. You can order as much as you want, but you have to be done in one hour. We killed it! Lennon and Maddux both fell asleep. Talk about a food coma!
There were lots of old concrete chairs and altars along the sides of the walking path. At some point, there was an elaborate system of paths, steps and places to worship someone or some thing. (?)
This place was so fun. There were monkeys everywhere. They were roaming around freely and would get pretty aggressive. Some guy was feeding them (which is not a good idea.) When he stopped- the monkey slapped him – awesome! Jesse was telling the kids not to be scared but when a monkey showed his teeth to him, he sidestepped faster than a tap dancer. I laughed for about an hour. We went on a long hike and a monkey was sitting in the middle of the path staring at us. I told the kids to just strut on by and pretend like it’s no big deal. A minute later, we were all hanging from trees on the side of the path- not like the monkey couldn’t climb or anything! Ahhh! Good times!