Days Out Posts

Kiddie Rides with Sesame Street Characters

Kiddie rides are so much fun and my son loves to play with such when we are in any shopping mall. Whenever we are at a shopping mall I spend time with him around kiddie rides and he enjoys walking around, riding and talking with the characters.

Kiddie Rides with Sesame Street Characters

Kiddie ride with Sesame Street Big Bird Express!

When we visited AMK Hub last week to see the Balloon Candyland, we spent the day there in the shopping mall. So, my son had the chance to play with kiddie rides at AMK Hub kids play area leisurely till he gets bored. Although these kiddie rides are at a side of level 3,it is like a small indoor playground for kids which they can spend time with their favourite charactors.This time, as he is nearly 3 years old, he knows names of most of the characters in these kiddie rides. He was so happy to meet the friends in Sesame Street and talk and sit with them.These kiddie rides with Sesame Street characters are bright coloured,beautiful and cheerful!A really fun for kids!

Kiddie Rides with Sesame Street Characters

Hello Big Bird! And Elmo is talking to us 🙂

Here are some of the moments of our day at the Ang Mo Kio Hub which we spent mommy and son time while shopping, playing and eating whole day.

Big Bird is one of the popular Sesame Street Characters while Elmo is most of the time admired by moms and kids.Having a ride in Big Bird Express with Elmo and Big Bird was so much fun! 🙂

Kiddie Rides with Sesame Street Characters

There is another set of kiddie rides featuring Sesame Street characters.My son loved his time riding School bus of ‘Cookie Monster’.

Kiddie Rides with Sesame Street Characters

Fun with Sesame Street charactors kiddie rides at AMK Hub.

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Balloon Candyland at AMK Hub

See how we enjoyed our day! I usually keep my eye on happenings on AMK Hub as it is a great place for spend a day with my son. Although it is a big shopping mall which we frequently visit for daily necessities, I take the opportunity to spend some quality time with my son whenever there is a kids friendly event.

So, this is how we spent another day there while having fun.

Balloon Candyland at AMK Hub

This is really a creative and beautiful idea to inspire both kids and adults. We reached there yesterday and were lucky to receive a free balloon sculpture for our son. Kids were enjoying running here and there while others were spending time on selfies. With so active toddler, I also could capture some of the moments among lot of beautiful and colourful balloon sculptures.

 Here are some of the moments I captured during our time among the beautiful candies.(Yes they are balloon sculptures)!

Huge popcorn cups with candy decorations welcomed us for the Balloon Candyland!My son was excited with his first sight and we quickly entered into the Candyland.

Balloon Candyland at AMK Hub

Candyland is with full of sweets.:)

Balloon Candyland at AMK Hub

Aren’t these photogenic?

Balloon Candyland at AMK Hub

I tried to capture few moments while taking care of my son who tried running around.

Balloon Candyland at AMK Hub

Here is the cute bear with lot of sweets around him.

Balloon Candyland at AMK Hub

This cute bear is on top of the beautiful balloon cake.

Balloon Candyland at AMK Hub

Balloon Candyland at AMK Hub

Lot of sweets around us.It was like a scenery on a fairy tale.We walked through lot of sweets.

Balloon Candyland at AMK Hub

Another beautiful balloon sculpture.

Balloon Candyland at AMK Hub

Balloon Candyland at AMK Hub

My son loved this beautiful cupcake.

Balloon Candyland at AMK Hub

Behind the Balloon Candyland main exhibit,there is another decorated area where we received a free balloon sculpture.

Balloon Candyland at AMK Hub

Balloon Candyland at AMK Hub

At the end of the day,we also could participate to the Kids Balloon Workshop.However I didn’t enter inside.My son was tired and I was doubt of staying inside without disturbing others with his screaming noise.So,we watched how it was going on while staying outside.I could learn how to twist a balloon and how to select balloons for sculpting.

Kids Balloon Workshop

Kids Balloon Workshop

As I found all these balloon sculptures are done by balloon artist of THAT Balloons who is a premier service for balloon sculpting Singapore.

Overall it was a fun day at AMK Hub.For few weeks,now my son has a new story.He likes to talk about what he experience,so these days our talks are about balloon sculptures we saw at AMK Hub,Singapore.

Here are some of the important details of Balloon Candyland at AMK Hub if you plan to visit with your kids.

Location : AMK Hub,Level 4

Duration : 28 May – 5 Jun ,11am – 9pm

Event Highlights:

Balloon Treats – Daily 1pm – You will receive colourful balloon sculptures free.

Kids Balloon Workshop – Daily 4pm -You will learn how to twist & sculpt balloons.

Carnival Treats – Mon-Fri ,7pm,There are games to win sweet treats

Fun insta-snaps –Sat & Sun,7 pm ,You will receive free print outs for your wacky poses.

(events timing and details may vary according to the organizers,this is only to highlight some information of the event which I participated)

The Magic of Photosynthesis Station at the Botanic Gardens Singapore

The Magic of Photosynthesis is an exhibit inside the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden where kids can discover the concept of photosynthesis. It teaches the magical process of Photosynthesis and the importance of it for all life on earth.

The Magic of Photosynthesis

If you notice the four stations below, those represent Sunlight, Carbon Dioxide, Water and the Photosynthesis process when those ingredients work together.

The Magic of Photosynthesis

The Magic of Photosynthesis

In the fourth station there is a handle. When you crank the handle, it represents the Photosynthesis process and fruits in the exhibit behind the station will light up.

The Magic of Photosynthesis

Actually this is an interesting place in Singapore to visit with kids. This Magic of Photosynthesis station is one of the exhibits inside the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden in Singapore Botanic Gardens.

The Magic of Photosynthesis

Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden in Singapore

Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden is a small mini garden inside the Singapore Botanic Garden. This garden is specially dedicated for teaching about nature for the children. Inside the garden you can see many trees, a vegetable garden and educational play area such as Magic of Photosynthesis station.

How to Reach Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden in Singapore

Opening hours: 8am -7pm (closed every Monday except when it falls on a designated Public Holiday)

Admission is free of charge.

Only children aged 12 and below are allowed. They need to accompany by adults.

By Train:  10-min Walk from Botanic Gardens MRT Station (in the Circle Line)

Marabou Stork – Is this One of the Ugliest Animals on the Planet?

This is a Marabou Stork, a bird we found at the Animal Resort Singapore.

With featherless head and with his lazy look it was walking here and there in his cage. It looks strange and it looks unhappy too. (for me)

Marabou Stork

Marabout Stork

Once mnn.com mentioned this bird as one of the ugliest animals on the planet.Is this true?

I think it looks strange than ugly. 🙂

Have you ever seen a Marabou Stork before?

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Marabou Stork – Is this one of the ugliest animals on the planet?

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At the Singapore East Coast Park with a Toddler

We’ve visited East Coast Park some years ago, but it was in my ‘to visit’ list of Singapore for a long time. It was a long weekend with May 1st holiday and we decided to visit the East Coast Park. This visit is bit special because, this is the Sanu’s first visit to a beach.

He is so active now and therefore we thought it would be good for him to enjoy his time freely in a spacious beach like the East Coast Park beach.

East Coast Park is a beautiful park in Singapore with lot of family friendly activities including Cycling,swimming,BBQ,camping and sand playing.Kids friendly activities are not limited to these few mentioned items.It is so spacious,so kids can play happily.

Singapore East Coast Park with a Toddler

We also had good time playing with our son and it seems visiting such place is good for family bonding.In this post,I want to share some of the moments from our day out and how our little toddler enjoyed his time there at the beach.Actually he loved his time at the beach same as he enjoyed his time at our recent visit to the Singapore Animal Resort

East Coast Park with a toddler

Playing with Sea Waves

Although it was his first visit to a beach,he didn’t afraid of sea waves.Instead he enjoyed playing with sea waves.

Running along the beach was so much fun and it was a good excersice for us too.

East Coast Park with a toddler

Running along the beach is a good activity to spend time

He loved collecting sea shells and sand playing was another activity he enjoyed in this beach.

East Coast Park with a toddler

Collecting sea shells was a good activity for him on the beach

He loved to play with sand and he got plenty of time to enjoy his activities.

East Coast Park with a toddler

Sand playing till get bored!

Overall it was a happy day and we are happy because we could spend a full day with him on a kids friendly day out.

Although I have more photos to share from the East Coast Park,I will keep them for future posts.Till that please share your photo posts from this week.

Have you been to a beach recently?

 

Animal Resort Singapore (Farm Visit in a Weekend)

Not sure where to go in the weekend? With lot of kids friendly activities and places it is really difficult to decide where to go in Singapore with kids for a short break. It is same with us sometimes, but I planned a tour to Animal Resort Singapore from long time and final we visited!

For a toddler what else can make fun than animal sounds and animals! Our toddler is same and he loves farm animals and when he just started talking, he always muttered  ‘Old McDonald has a farm EiEiO…He has lot of farm animal toys and farm animal books, but he still loves watching farm animals live!

Animal Resort Singapore

Animal Resort in Singapore is a really fun and interesting concept to bring the kids and there are number of farm animals live there. They live freely and suddenly you will shock with kampong style when geese are waddling and ducks say Quack Quack roaming around you!

Here are some of the moments from our animal farm visit.

After feeding the horse,we started watching other farm animals.This cassowary stays next to the horse,so we cannot miss greeting him!

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See,he smiles!

Animal Resort-Singapore

Next is a small hut with rabbits.The time we visited this hut ,it was bit crowded,but we could watch rabbits.

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Although other animals look lovely and stay freely,I feel these rabbits don’t like or do not enjoy their stay in these cages.With lot of people and with small space,it seems the rabbits are bit stressed! 🙁

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Just after the rabbit house,it was a pond with fish.

Animal Resort-Singapore

What we saw next is really interesting!The peacock who opened his feathers!

Animal Resort-Singapore

The peacock in this cage fanned out his feathers and it was a beautiful scene for us to enjoy.

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It was a beautiful peacock and he was walking around the peahen with his colourful feathers.

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Isn’t this lovely?

Animal Resort-Singapore

Next we found ducks roaming around freely together with hens and geese.

Animal Resort-Singapore

Animal Resort-Singapore

We spent time looking around and feeding the animals.

Animal Resort-Singapore

Animal Resort is a great place to visit with kids.The day we visited was a bit sunny and hot day.But,still the Animal Resort was a shady place with trees around.

Animal Resort-Singapore

If you think of a day out with kids,this is a great place to visit.

Important Information to Visit Animal Resort Singapore:

Location : Animal Resort, 81 Seletar West Farmway 5, 798061

How to reach: By car or By taxi is the best way to reach the farm as there is at least 10-15 minutes walk from the road.

Admission: FREE

Opening Hours: 10am to 6pm Daily

Tips to visit Animal Resort Singapore:

  • Bring mosquito repellent with you.If you forget,don’t worry.There is a shop at the Animal Resort.
  • You can buy Animal food to feed the animals.Prices are really cheap.At the time we visited it was $1 per pack or $2 per every 3 packs.
  • If you don’t drive,then hire a taxi.But sometimes taxi drivers also cannot find the place as the surrounding area undergoes lot of new constructions.That happened to us.If you go by bus,expect walking around 10-15 minutes through  beautiful  area with lots of trees.
  • Inside the Animal Resort there is a shop which you can buy drinks and water.

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Feeding the Horse at Animal Resort – Singapore

Last weekend we had a really great experience in an animal farm. We could experience real kampong life of Singapore (which I heard and we cannot see nowadays) for few hours. Roaming Roosters and waddling Geese are a common sight of this place.Yes, we visited the Animal Resort of Singapore which is an old style animal farm located at Seletar West Farmway 5.

Animal Resort-Singapore

Meet ‘Pin Number’ -Yes,his name is “Pin Number’

It is a great place for young kids to see and learn about farm animals while enjoying feeding them. My son loved his time there, so we do not regret of our visit to this beautiful animal farm which gave some hints of the kampong style of Singapore which is some years ago.

We enjoyed each minute we spent there and the horse named as ‘Pin Number’ attracted almost all the guests. He loves to eat carrot than hay. So we gave him carrot which we could buy from the shop at the farm.

Meet ‘Pin Number’ at Animal Resort – Singapore

This is “pin Number’.No I am not going to share any password or bank account here.It is the name of this horse who is in the Animal Resort – Singapore.He was born in New Zealand in 2003.In 2006,he participated in races in Malaysia and Singapore and won many races.But,now he cant join with races as he has a sore leg!

Animal Resort-Singapore

This notice says ‘He would Bite’.But he is a friendly horse.He didn’t try to bite us!

We gave him carrot and he loved it!

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Pin Number likes carrot!

Sanu loved feeding the horse with carrot.

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But,he didnt want to touch the horse or go near to the horse.

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Pin Number loves kids too.

Location : Animal Resort, 81 Seletar West Farmway 5, 798061

How to reach: By car or By taxi is the best way to reach the farm as there is at least 10-15 minutes walk from the road.

Admission: FREE

Opening Hours: 10am to 6pm Daily

Not only this horse,there are many other animals roaming freely in the animal resort.As today I don’t have time for a long post,I keep other photos of our farm adventure for another post.

Till that,please share your photo stories from the past week using the linky tool below!

We Met the Zootopia Crew #ZootopiaSG

It is holiday week for playgroup. So, I wanted my son to have some holiday feeling as still he doesn’t have such experience. So, I prepared to go out with him to have some mommy moments with him. I asked him where is the place he wants to visit.

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Posing with the crew of Zootopia 🙂

Animals are his friendly toys always. Whatever his suggestions include an animal always. So I didn’t surprise with his answer. He said he wants to see the monkey lanterns again. After the discussion he started talking about monkey lanterns and our recent visit to see the lanterns. Actually, now there are no lanterns at that shopping mall. It was a decoration for Chinese New Year. Anyway we came out to walk around without a special place to visit. Instead I wanted to spend time with him showing things around.

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We were lucky. We found the crew of Zootopia! They were in a MRT station. My son was over the moon because the Zootopia crew is a crew of animals which he loves. He was cheering and talking to the animals. I was really happy with the finding of ZootopiaSG crew at this MRT.

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ZootopiaSG

It is so nice to see how we can make young kids happy. This is not any places of interests in Singapore. This Zootopia crew is a part of an advertising campaign for Walt Disney’s 55th animated film “Zootopia” which features a range of animal characters. But, for my son it is like we visited a Zoo. We spent some time watching the animal characters and returned home.

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And the ice cream! He was so happy because I bought him a very ‘BIG’ ice cream! 🙂 Little minds are always innocent and happy with the things around them.

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Evening Walk Around the Neighborhood

Last week it was a long weekend and a holiday in Singapore as it was Chinese New Year celebrations. In an evening I went out with my son for a short walk around our neighborhood.

Evening Walk Around the Neighborhood

Evening Walk Around the Neighborhood

Suddenly we found a children’s playground with new play equipment. Actually we’ve come here before and at that time the play equipment was not so new.

Evening Walk Around the Neighborhood

Colorful seesaw at the playground

This time I found it is suitable for children over 2years old and found new play equipment such as rocking blue whale, rocking frog and a colorful seesaw.

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Actually these new play equipment are so colorful.
My son had a great time playing there and it was same with me.

Have you ever played this sidewalk game (Hopscotch)  in your childhood?

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Sidewalk Game for kids (Hopscotch)

I am so happy with this finding which suddenly reminded me lot if childhood memories.

I tried to teach my son how to play the game and he found it is interesting to count numbers.And jumping between squares was so much fun for him. 🙂

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We had great time enjoying our evening walk around the neighborhood,Ang Mo Kio.I am happy to spend such evenings with my son showing and teaching the names of flowers,birds and whatever we find around us.

Have you ever played above sidewalk game (Hopscotch)  in your childhood? 🙂

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Beautiful Landscapes from Singapore Zoo

We usually visit zoo to view animals. However, you can’t forget the beautiful views and landscapes at Singapore zoo. It is a wonderful place which is built with open concept. These are some of the views I captured during a visit to the Singapore zoo. Hope you like these views.

Singapore Zoo

Tropical Garden is an interesting place inside the Singapore zoo.

Singapore Zoo

View of Mandai lake at the evening just before sunset

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