Local Heart, Global Soul

January 26, 2012

Dune Buggy to the Rescue!

Filed under: Funny,Kids and Family,PHOTOGRAPHY,SINGAPORE,Travel — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

We return to Sentosa Island after the Duck Tour and Himself and the kids head straight for the swimming pool whilst I take a nap.

Later in the afternoon they return to the room complaining that they are hungry and urge me to get out of bed and dressed so that we can all go out and eat.

Himself remembered that our favourite Pizza restaurant “Trappizza” on Siloso Beach is now open again after the Zoukout event and we all are eager to go there.

There is just one small problem: beach + hill + crutches are not a good combination. The hill we can get around (partly) with the lifts but I would still have to negotiate the pool area, a carpark and then the beach itself.

The hotel does have a normal style wheelchair for me to use when I need, and that’s been helpful, but it would be too hard to manage one of those on sand.

The solution comes from an unexpected quarter: Himself and the kids have made friends with one of the Lifeguards at the the pool… The lifegards name is Joseph and he’s been super helpful.

Himself mentioned to Jospeh that it’s a shame that we won’t be able to make it down to the beach for our favourite pizza and Jospeph starts to grin… “Please wait here” he says, walking down a path at the back of the pools…

…and he returns a short while later with a most excellent mode of transport to take me to Siloso Beach.

My “transport” arrives at the patio door of our hotel room with Kiwi Daughter and Little Mr.  on board,  grinning their faces off and with  small bevy of envious children from the pool area in tow.

My carriage awaits, Himself takes over as chief  dune-buggy pusher and we happily head off for pizza.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)


  1. Oh, goodie! How awesome is that???

    I bet the pizza tasted ESPECIALLY good that night! 🙂

    Comment by milkayphoto — January 26, 2012 @ 4:20 am | Reply

  2. That’s fantastic!!

    The generosity of people always amazes me. Including yours. 😉

    Comment by sarsm — January 27, 2012 @ 11:39 pm | Reply

  3. What a nifty little chair and lucky for you that your family met just the right person to lead them to it!

    Comment by Carrie — January 28, 2012 @ 10:36 pm | Reply

  4. […] Joseph is the man who helped organised some very special transport on an earlier trip so that I could go out for dinner on the beach with the rest of the family:  Dune Buggy to the Rescue! […]

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