Family Trip to Asia- Part 1

July 8, 2019

Hello blog friends.  I hope you enjoyed celebrating the 4th of July.
We enjoyed going out for a late lunch in our neighborhood and seeing the fireworks on TV.  We had a quiet day which we enjoyed due to my husband going to work the next day.

With a lot of planning on my husband's part with friends/business associates and myself, we took a family vacation to Asia.

We decided we would visit Singapore, Vietnam, and Hong Kong.  Some of you might have been following along with me on Instagram (@brklynhousewife) and seen some of my photos of our trip there.  

I decided I would share a little bit about the trip here for some of you that might have missed seeing those photos on Instagram.

I will be dividing the trip up into many parts since we traveled to three different places in a span of two weeks.

My husband and I have both been to Singapore and Hong Kong a few times, but we have never been to Vietnam.  In 2007, my daughter had visited Singapore but enjoyed it more now that she is an adult.

We took a direct flight to Singapore which was 17 hours in the air.  We arrived exhausted in the late afternoon at the Shangri-La Hotel.  

After some resting for a bit, I walked around taking a few photos of the lobby and grounds.  After seeing the pool area I knew that we would enjoy our stay for the next few days. 

We agreed we wanted to experience street food for dinner.  We took a short car ride to the Chomp Chomp Food Center.

We sampled hawker food at a few food stations.  Street food is the culture and so popular in Singapore.

We all shared an oyster omelet, dipping sauces, chicken on a stick with string beans and more sauces, and shrimp noodles.

Everything was so delicious as we were so tired and hungry.

I couldn't wait to get up the next morning and do some sightseeing and shopping.

We had a small breakfast at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf because we were going to meet a friend for lunch.

Singapore is known for many huge shopping malls and we started off on Orchard Road.

We thought it was so cool to see Milk Tea served in vending machines.  My daughter picked the peach oolong tea, which reminded me of peach Snapple ice tea.

It was so amazing to see so many designer stores in the malls.

It's very hot in this part of the world, between 80 to 90 degrees.  It felt so refreshing to stay in the malls to cool off.

Please stay tuned for more adventures on my family trip to Asia.

Part 1 - Singapore.

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  1. Thank you for sharing your trip with us! I like seeing where you went and what you did. This trip sounded amazing!

  2. It would be a shoppers paradise for the quality brands! What a beautiful place to stay too! Thanks for sharing your photos! My kids have traveled a lot but I've never been to these countries...or any country other than the one I live in! heehee! Hugs!

  3. You’re so adventuresome, Julie! I loved the name of the Chomp Chomp Food Centre! I have never been on a plane for that many hours.

  4. Traveling makes me happy. I'm glad your daughter enjoyed it now as an adult, and that you all got to go to Vietnam too this go around. I'd love to visit Hong Kong!

  5. Oh loved seeing the same shopping grounds and areas (not the Shangri-La though). Kindred spirits on the bags. I bought a tan Longchamp purse somewhere there too. Looking forward to your next post.

  6. How amazing. I would love to go there. So excited to hear more.

  7. I was looking forward to your posts about your trip, Julie, as I've enjoyed seeing your pictures on Instagram. Can't wait to read more!

  8. What an amazing vacation Julie! It's so nice that you got to go and visit such beautiful cities and culture. It's interesting to read about it.
    xx Beca

  9. I have never been to Asia and would love to see and read more of your experience!

  10. What an amazing trip, Julie! I'm so glad you took us along. I've never been to Asia and enjoying seeing the sights with you.

  11. I was following your trip on Instagram, Julie and I thought, wow, they are true adventurers! I'm such a homebody, I can't imagine traveling that far. It looks like a very cool trip though, and since I've never been, I love the peek you're sharing!

  12. Wow Julie, such an amazing trip. I have never been. So many places to check out. The chomp chomp food mall sounds wonderful. I m loving your pictures. Thanks so much for sharing you adventures.

  13. What a wonderful trip you had! I'm so happy for you! Photos are magical. Judging by them, you had a great time! :)

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  14. We visited Singapore in 2018. Singapore street food is very famous. Everyone, who knows about Singapore asked us to eat street food instead from restaurants. But, for that you need to know exactly what you eat. We went to Lau Pa Sat to have food. The problem was there very few people there can understand and speak English. I chose one Malaysian food, and that was a blunder.Malaysian food are generally extremely spicy. I forgot what dish I took, but I couldn't handle the heat. :D

  15. Your trip sounds amazing, Julie! I just saw the third part and wondered how I missed the first two! Love the pictures and Singapore looks quite inviting! How on earth did you make it through 17 hrs of flying? We're planning a trip to New Zealand later this year and I am not looking forward to the flight.

  16. How wonderful that you were able to do this. These memories truly do last a lifetime. Enjoy and travel on!

  17. That hotel looks fabulous! What an adventure that you will always remember! Thanks for linking up to Take Me Away in August. I finally got around to posting the features for August and your post was included. I will also be pinning and sharing on Instagram stories. Thanks again for linking up and have a great week!


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