Category Archives: Sign

Some of the Strict Rules of Singapore

a sign with a red circle with black and white symbols
While walking around the waterfront in Singapore I came across this sign showing some things that are not allowed in the area. I like how they used one sign to show all of these off-limit activities- no fishing, dogs, rollerblading or bike riding. 

I always heard that the laws in Singapore were tough. I just hope that the punishment for breaking any of these rules is not caning! 🙂 

A Wrong Turn And An Airplane

a group of cars parked in front of a building

Over the weekend, Kim, Lucas and I were heading for lunch after running some errands. We weren’t quite sure where the restaurant was and I ended up turning the wrong direction. 

I didn’t drive more than a half block before Kim told me to look up on the right. When I looked, I saw a really amazing sign of an airplane flying out of a building. 

The sign was for a travel agency.

a building with a sign above it
I had to stop to get a few photos. I pulled over to let the cars behind me get by while Kim took a couple of shots (including the second one in the post) before the light changed back to green. 

I needed to get another look and decided to come back around on the other side of the street to get some more photos.
a large airplane on the side of a building
a sign on the side of a building

A wrong turn ended up becoming a fun photo-op thanks to Kim spotting the plane sign!

How To Cross the Street in Singapore

a close-up of a sign
Traffic is pretty busy in Singapore and crossing the street can take some skill at times.
I was glad to see information on many street posts explaining the proper way to cross.
I wanted to share the way Singapore’s Land Transport Authority says is the right way to cross the street.
Here are the four steps:
1- Press For Green Man:
close-up of a sign on a pole
2- Do Not Start To Cross:
a close-up of a sign
3- Cross With Care:
a close-up of a sign
4- Do Not Cross:
a close-up of a sign
If you are planning to head to Singapore, I hope that this helps in getting you safely across the street! It’s better to arrive prepared… Don’t forget- follow the Green Man!

Lucas’ Seven Month Old Travel Recap & Our Upcoming Plans

a sign on a window

While walking around SoHo in New York City we came across this awesome sign. It was in the window of Giggle, a baby store. 

I thought it would make for a good photo with Lucas. It pretty much sums up our thoughts for traveling with a baby. Lucas has not held us back, he has been a great travel partner!

a man and baby posing for a picture

When Kim got pregnant many people commented on how things would slow down for us in terms of travel. I never listened to these remarks and always said how we plan to still go away multiple times each year. The question would then be- with the baby??? My answer was always a firm yes. I have always seen families traveling with infants so why couldn’t we?

The other day I ran into a neighbor that I had not seen in a few months. She asked how Lucas was and then made a comment about us not traveling. I told her how great Lucas was doing and then went on to tell her about our trips we had taken. I also mentioned our upcoming trip to Southeast Asia. After each trip that I spoke about she asked “with the baby”, was he coming along? When I told her yes she was surprised and impressed that we were still getting to travel.

a man and baby posing for a picture

On our two trips (flying) to date with Lucas we’ve definitely had to slow down a little. There are stops needed for feeding and changing but otherwise Lucas has been a great travel partner. 
I don’t feel like we had to pass up many experiences or missed out on much so far.

Lucas is having a great first year of travel. He might not remember the places he went and things he saw but we have lots of pictures to show him when he is older. It’s also been an amazing experience for Kim and I!
Here are Lucas’ trips and the age that he took them:
  1. Barbados- 3 months old
  2. South Dakota- 6 months old
a baby sitting on a white blanket

Tomorrow we leave for Southeast Asia and Lucas just turned 7 months old this past Saturday. We’ll be flying in business class thanks to our mileage collecting! (This should be a great experience in itself!)

We will be visiting:

  • Singapore
  • Bali, Indonesia
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Hopefully we’ll get in another little adventure before his first birthday!

Stay tuned…

Ridiculous Street Signs #3- Drive On Left- Australia

a road sign on the side of the road
While in Melbourne, my wife and I decided to do a day trip that drove along the Great Ocean Road. It was going to be a long day but the natural sites that we’d get to see along the coast would make it well worth our time.
At the beginning of our tour, the bus stopped at Bells Beach where we got to see some locals surfing. This beach is known for it’s surfing competitions and is the setting for the final scene in the movie Point Break.
A short while later we stopped again to take photos of the sign for the starting point/ entrance to the Great Ocean Road. I snapped a few shots and then wandered around the road a little bit and came across the important and informative sign shown above.
I am definitely hoping that if you decide to rent a car while visiting Australia,you remember to drive on the left!