Singapore 2013 || Science Centre Singapore + Mint Museum of Toys

I know I just said in a previous post how heartbroken I am about mom’s condition, but she insisted that we live life as usual, so here I am trying to do so by making a post. Looking back at our photos, I just wish I could go back to that carefree week where sickness, pain, and the inevitable end are just things I get paranoid about. Sigh.

Waiting for the bus to Science Centre.

I have already been here once with my siblings and I know how nerdy C is. One of the things why I enjoy being with C is we’re kids together. Oh, how I miss being happy and carefree all the time.

While we were having lunch, we were surrounded by kids with their parents. So we ate like kids. Hello, fried food! Fish and fries for me. C had fried chicken (I know, what’s new right?), fries and extra rice. *rubs C’s tummy*

..and for dessert. Hihi! We buy ‘em every time we see one of these.

The science center is huge! We saw and learned tons of stuff.

Fire tornado.

After the Science Centre, we decided to head to the MINT Museum. It was located near the upscale parts of the city, and walking there was being immersed into another side of the country. I like walking in this part of the city. I do love nature, but being surrounded by people and buildings just made me feel totally immersed in Singaporean culture (albeit knowing that it’s not all of it).

C had already started to protest that we were going the wrong way when we found the sign for the museum. Booyah! MINT (Moment of Imagination and Nostalgia with Toys) Museum of Toys is a privately owned museum. The owner decided to exhibit his own toy collection to the public. Perfect for kids and those who are young at heart. Entrance costs SG$15 per person. We arrived near closing time and almost had to beg to be let in. Fortunately, the girl in the reception accommodated us. Yay! Most of the toys in the display are vintage which is why they’re real pricey. I wonder how the owner kept all of this prior to opening it to the public.

After roaming five floors filled with toys, we were famished! There was a chicken place nearby and we decided to have our early dinner there. We had roasted chicken, veggies, and spicy tofu.

I never made a list of places to eat prior to our trip, but when we passed by this, I went “awww, we should have tried this place instead.” But then I saw Canelé Pâtisserie Chocolaterie while walking down the subway, so yay! I bought a dozen of macarons. I also have to say they have the cutest box and paper bag (the paper bag is so sturdy too). C’s favorite was Cookies and Cream macaron!

This was not Canele’s stall (I forgot to take note of the store name) and I’m not sure whether you’re allowed to take photos of display cakes in cake stalls but I sneakily did because they are just so damn pretty to look at.

We went back to Merlion Park to take better photos since we didn’t get the chance to take photos when we went the night before. I just love Singapore at night.

Science Centre Singapore

15 Science Centre Road
Singapore 609081

Opening Hours: 10 AM – 6 PM daily

Mint Museum of Toys

26 Seah Street Singapore 188382

Opening Hours: 9:30 AM – 6 PM daily

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