So this final trip, I decided to forego the shopping excursions and instead, spend quality time with Hubby and Aiden plus try the local delicacies Singapore has got to offer.
Our flight was delayed on that Friday afternoon so we only stepped on Singaporean soil late evening. After a short dinner in KTM, we trudgged through the streets and lugged our luggage back to the apartment. I was dead tired from all the travelling and crashed as soon as I saw the bed. In the middle of the night Aiden rolled into my arms and somewhere at the back of my head I remembered thinking "Boy, Aiden feels really hot! Burning feverish hot!". However, it was only about an hour after that, when he woke up and started crying, that I jumped into panic mode. He was having a fever!
As prepared as I was for any trip with Aiden, unfortunately I did not have a digital thermometer with me. There was no way I could tell how sick he was. But he was definitely burning hot. I immediately gave him a suppository panadol and started to tuam his body with a cold cloth to bring down the heat. Of course, he cried and cried. And he didn't want his Daddy. He wanted only Mummy to hold him, touch him, be near him. About an hour after that, his fever went down and he went back to sleep. So I quietly crawled to bed next to him and dozed for a little while.
As soon as the clock struck 9am, I woke him up, gave him his feeding and dressed him up for the pediatrician. He was feeling much better but Hubby and I had already decided that we weren't going to take a chance. If he relapses into a fever, it would be really hard for us, being in a foreign land and all.
So off we went to Kinder Clinic in Paragorn! (Don't play, play! Aiden's pediatrician clinic is in Orchard Road okay!)
On the same day, we also went to Bugis to hunt for a pair of shoes for my sister and sister in law. They were drooling over my black wedges and begged for a pair each the next time I fly to Singapore. In Bugis, we found the most adorable drum set, and Daddy decided to buy it for Aiden. Daddy kesian tengok anak sorang dia tuh sakit...
And last stop for the day, I finally got a taste of a Singaporean delicacy. Sup tulang merah. The best available at Beach Road. If you're wondering what sup tulang merah is, imagine ribs covered in blood. Gorry isn't it? Eating it even stained my fingers red!
Nasi goreng which came with the dish. Did not really like it because it was quite soggy. (I notice that most rice based meals in Singapore are quite lembik. Is this normal??)
Three stained fingers.
At only SGD10, it was definitely a steal.
And thank god we checked the first box we picked before we left the cashier. If we didn't check, Aiden would probably be banging on a pink drum set right now!