March 28, 2023

Sri Lanka – A Quick Visit

It was a few busy weeks for us. We had a quick visit to Sri Lanka in early February due to family requirements. Although we are back from a few weeks holiday in Sri Lanka during November and December, this quick visit was arranged because we should attend. Anyway, it was not a well-planned typical holiday, but we still enjoyed it! Coming back to Singapore, I had to attend an event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Everything went very well. After, traveling to two different countries, I am back with a quick update about our Sri Lanka trip. I will also share some photos from Kuala Lumpur soon. 🙂

As I said, it was a quick trip and we traveled to Sri Lanka on a night flight from Singapore Changi Airport. After a working day and a school day for the kid, we started our journey by having tea at Kopitiam at the Airport.

The table we sat at was with a good view of the underground carnival of Changi Terminal 3. It is a good opportunity for children to enjoy while waiting for flights. Though we didn’t have time on that day, I promised my son to visit Changi terminal 3 during the next school holiday, and not to fly to another destination. But, to spend time in this carnival activities. 🙂

Toast and Teh Tarik (Milk tea) at Kopitiam
At Changi Airport

We had a great time in Sri Lanka with our parents. Though we enjoyed our family time and in required tasks,I did not take many photos. We were limited with our time there. But,as always I could spend more time outdoors enjoying nature views.

Sri-Lanka
Winged beans

It was interesting to see my mom’s home garden and some crops.

Banana-Plant
Banana plant

A visit to Sri Lanka is never completed if we don’t try different food. At most of our stops, we enjoyed snacks and Ceylon tea. In Sri Lanka, such savoury snacks are called ‘short-eats’. So we had ‘short-eats’ with ‘Plain-Tea’. 🙂

Sri-Lanka-Short-eats
Short-eats with Plain-Tea from Sri Lanka

We also visited Kandy which is one of the most popular destinations in Sri Lanka.

Kandy-Lake
Kandy Lake
Kandy-Lake
Ducks at Kandy Lake
Kandy-Short-eats
Short eats with Nescafe at Kandy
Recyclable-Tea-cups
It is a 100% recyclable cup

On our way back to home from Kandy, we stopped at a stall that sells clay items. Everytime I visit Sri Lanka for our yearly holiday,I buy clay cooking pots as I like to cook in such pots. I did the same in our recent December holiday. This time,I bought a clay water filter to bring back to Singapore. 🙂

Clay-water-filters
Clay pots and Clay Water Filters (Mati Guruleththu)

Finally, it was time to return back to Singapore. It was less than a week. We had a great time with our parents.

Below are some captures from the Sri Lanka airport.

The stall from Sri Lanka Post was my best finding. As I collect stamps as a hobby, I wanted to check the stamps available for sale. It is a great place to buy stamps and first-day covers from Sri Lanka.

Sri-Lanka-Post-Philatic-Bureau-BIA

Among other duty-free shops, there is also a Mlesna Tea Centre where travelers can buy quality Ceylon Tea.

Mlesna-Tea-Sri-Lanka-Airport

Our departure from Sri Lanka was on 14th February which was Valentine’s Day! We could catch this performance at Sri Lanka Airport.

BIA-Valentines-Day

Finally, we are back in Singapore. 🙂

Changi-Airport

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Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi

Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi is the founder of this blog where she shares her parenting and lifestyle experiences. She is an engineer and a trainer who works in the construction industry. She is the founder of Sihela Consultants.(www.sihelaconsultants.com)

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22 thoughts on “Sri Lanka – A Quick Visit

  1. It sounds like you had a great visit and managed to get out and about a lot! Your mom has a banana tree? That is amazing! Sim x — visiting from #MondayMorningBlogClub

  2. Good morning, sounds like a wonderful visit, pretty gardens, family, good food and teas. I love those clay pots too Happy T Kathy

  3. I love that word short eats. That’s what they are, aren’t they? And the pot shop looks like a place I could go a little crazy in. It’s a good thing it is snowing here and I don’t need any pots-smile. And I love how your parent’s garden has banana trees. The world is filled with so many interesting things; it’s good to see them all. Have a wonderful T day and week ahead . hugs-Erika

  4. What a fun read, Amila. Wouldn’t it be nice if all airports were set up like the one in Singapore? Nice for the children, too.

    I want some of those “short eats.” You certainly gave us a plethora of great drinks from teas to Nescafe. Nice the cup was recyclable, unlike the Styrofoam we get here in the states.

    LOVED your mother’s garden with the palm trees in the background. I collect stamps, too, so that would have made me happy.

    Thanks for sharing your trip, the short eats, the teas, more teas, your mother’s yard, and the two airports you shared with us for T this Tuesday, dear.

  5. I love the underground carnival. Colorful! And I’d have fun with that, especially if adults can play, too lol I think I could make a meal out of the short eats. It all looks delicious. Happy T Tuesday!

  6. What a great idea to have a children’s area at the airport. It’s snowing today so I greatly enjoyed the views of plants and outdoors while dreaming of warm destinations. Happy T Day

  7. What a trip Amila! Some beautiful pictures you shared! I don’t collect stamps but i do love to them all, some are very beautiful! Nice that cold combine a family visit with some business. Happy T day! Hugs! deb

  8. Looks like a wonderful trip, thanks for sharing the photos. I lived for 10 years next door to a family from Sri Lanka, the husband could cook so well. I had the best fooedd of my life there! Happy T Day, hugs!

  9. You get around! How nice that you were able to visit family. Loved seeing the pictures of Sri Lanka, it’s a beautiful place. I really liked the clay pot store. I would love to purchase one of those.
    Happy Tea Day,
    Kate

  10. The toast and milk tea look yummy as well as some of the other food, too. Great and fun photos. Happy T Day.

  11. I love how snacks are called short eats! It sounds like something you should be having, not something that makes you feel guilty! The clay pot place looks great. Belated Happy Day, Chrisx

  12. It sounds like a perfect trip. I particularly love the pots, I wouldn’t be able to leave without one. The food looks delicious and I’d love to visit the tea shop.

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