Lunch at Indochine, Gardens by the Bay

With kids in school, my wife and I found time to have an early valentine’s day lunch at Indochine, Gardens by the Bay. There’s a minimum spending of $80 per pax but I wonder how the restaurant will enforce this.

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Lemongrass cream of mushroom

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Tom yam lobster broth with asian herbs

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Roasted lemongrass french corn-fed chicken

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Steamed lemongrass cod & tiger prawn

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Garden salad

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Tropical fruit platter

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French raspberry cheese cake

Jubilee Weekend – SG50

To celebrate Singapore’s 50th birthday, there are a huge number of activities organised throughout the island. For one, the RSAF Black Knights will be performing for 3 consecutive days during noon from 7 to 9 August. In order to endure the wait and expecting the crowd, I decided to bring my kids to have some fun at the Gardens by the Bay. It should be possible to see the planes from there and not need to brave the hot sun at the fully exposed Barrage.

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Unfortunately, it started to rain just before noon but the planes flew anyway. I didn’t manage to get a nice photo though.

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and I’ve also made a quick (but low quality) video of the performance. The Black Knights tried to put up a good show despite the rain. But as rain got heavier, the performance had to stop.

After their nap at home, we went to the esplanade to catch the fireworks at 8.15pm. We had a quick dinner at Barossa (because their favorite resturant, Thai Express was full).

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Before the fireworks, the kids were well entertained by the sand art performance by Lawrence Koh.

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And finally the much anticipated fireworks.

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Dinner at Tree House Cafe

This is my first time to Tree house cafe and the first thing my kids notice is the nice playground in the cafe. The food is fine, but I guess the playground is the key thing to them. Like all family ‘friendly’ restaurants, the good thing about having an in-house playground is that the adults can have their meal in peace.

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Kids meal pasta

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Garden and Caesar salad

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Burger

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Asian delight- Hainanese Pork Chop with rice