There was no plans to go anywhere initially as I would be busy with The Move back to the original school compound. However at the eleventh hour, we were told that The Move would not happen until June. Suddenly, we had time on our hands... wait, hmm.... time to catch up on unfinished work and time to set exam papers. Haha. I knew I had to finish up for this trip to happen.
We prayed for good weather the night before... .
Going with the Wans was an impromptu decision: they were going there to join their relatives and when we learned that both our families were going on the same day, we decided it would be a good idea to go together. We had a hearty breakfast at MacDonald's before hitting the roads.
There was a slight jam at the Customs and clearing them took a bit longer than we had expected. However, the journey was smooth after the clearance and we were very much on our way there.
Blazing sun but they were all smiles as their excitement grew.
Their drive round the tracks was over in no time and we all agreed that the tracks could cover a larger area. The queue for this ride took 30 minutes. Perhaps it was because this was the first ride that visitors would come to hence everyone queued for it. Point to note: only children are allowed in the queue so adults have to wait at the gallery area next to a shop where the children would exit from. The trees did not provide much shade and there were also not enough seats. Many of us hid under a bridge which was part of the facade for this ride and waited for our children. Nevertheless, the girls were so happy to receive their licence.
Took this picture as the train was passing by. :)
Next, we put on our firemen hats and doused a fire out at a building.
Had the children been on their own, this ride would have been quite difficult. But with teamwork, we could conquer all odds.
Posing for more pictures!
The aeroplane ride was over before they knew it and before I could take a decent video of them. Haha.
Then as we walked on, we entered the World of the Pharaohs.
The children enjoyed the rides here and though they looked like they were terrified on the Bouncing Beetle, they came down saying that they wanted to join the queue again. For the boat ride, I guess it was a cooling experience for all of them as they were drenched. Not a bad idea since the sun was scorching at afternoon.
Lunch was at a pizza joint.
I wasn't sure if it was because we were famished by then or was the pizza really that good. What we liked about the pizzas was, the thin crust. C finished her pasta and a slice of pizza and she was asking for more.
More pictures before we went off for more rides.
The next part of the theme park was rather enjoyable for C as she liked rides on roller coasters.
Father and daughter joining the queue for the roller coaster ride (a ride they rode on like 6 times!)
They went on twice for this.
A momentary reprieve from the rain and the two of them fixed up these mini figurines.
Daddy said this was boring.
I would say this was the highlight of the theme park. The nurmerous landmarks constructed purely from the Lego bricks.
just before we called it a day, they went on the boat ride which took the longest to queue; 45 minutes!
Took this picture while waiting...
Dusk.... and people were leaving the theme park and slowly, the place became silent. After getting some souvenir, we also made our way out for dinner.
We had seafood dinner at a coffee shop which was a 15-minutes drive away. Luckily the place wasn't crowded and we didn't have to wait that long.