Finally I got the chance to accompany the lil one for his school learning journey (what we used to call ‘excursion’ during our days in primary school ;)) the trip to Chinatown made me feel like a tourist in my own country (not an unfamiliar sensation 😉 and it was tiring afternoon keeping up with the small group of boys. The interesting sights and time spent with my son and his friends made the effort so worthwhile!
The trip was just before the Chinese New Year, thus we saw plenty of auspicious symbols used to usher in the year of Water Snake …
After walking through the crowded and meandering streets, the class visited the Chinatown Heritage Centre. Sights outside the centre and within-
Boys were too busy discovering ‘secret stairways’ to observe the squalid living conditions of our migrant ancestors. Oh well… it was an eye-opener that tis Oriental corner of Singapore sure needs repeated visits!