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Dinosaurs in Singapore – Fu Shan Garden

We found dinosaurs in Singapore! These days my son is really attached to Peppa Pig episodes and there is one episode about visit to a dinosaur park. (Grampy Rabbits Dinosaur Park). Other than that he himself introduces as ‘George’ who is younger brother of Peppa pig. Dinosaur is Gorge’s favourite toy. 🙂

Well, our home is with bit of Pappa pig madness these days. Although I control screen time and addicting to same thing, I also encourage him to learn new things with fun. One day when it was a holiday for my son’s Playgroup, he told me he wants to see a Dinosaur!

Dinosaurs in Singapore - Fu Shan Garden

Dinosaurs in Singapore – Fu Shan Garden

I actually was planning to go out with him but I also didn’t have any special place to visit. With his request and when I searched for dinosaurs in Singapore, I found few places including museum, science center and exhibitions. But for a toddler, it seems these places are not much attractive. Then I found this dinosaur park which is located in Woodlands, Singapore.

It is Fu Shan Garden, located at street 81, Woodlands which is an old playground between HDB blocks. This playground looks dry but there are also huge trees around it making it a cool place.

Dinosaurs in Singapore - Fu Shan Garden

This is a slide which features a Dinosaur #Fu Shan Garden

Although it is not suitable for playing with dinosaur slides in the playground, it is really a good place to show dinosaurs for kids.(Specially for young kids and toddlers)

This Singapore dinosaur playground is with slides which feature dinosaurs and Ouranosaurus. My little explorer was so happy because I took him to spend his day with dinosaurs.

Ouranosaurus - Singapore

Ouranosaurus at the playground – Fu Shan Garden

The playground and complete surrounding of Fu Shan Garden is located in a small hilly area. So the landscape is according to the natural place by making different levels. There are some boulders which help to climb the hill to the top of the garden.

Dinosaurs in Singapore - Fu Shan Garden

My Little explorer was walking around with Dinosaurs in Singapore – Fu Shan Garden

As this is not a much popular place, there were no other people. So, we both had our time among the dinosaurs and it was really fun.

Dinosaurs in Singapore - Fu Shan Garden

Exploring Dinosaurs in Singapore – Fu Shan Garden

In this Fu Shan Garden,there is also a wall which feature different dinosaurs.

Dinosaurs in Singapore - Fu Shan Garden

Dinosaurs in Singapore – Fu Shan Garden

For my son it was like a hike to a big mountain! 🙂 He had great time exploring the surrounding and the dinosaurs!

Dinosaurs in Singapore - Fu Shan Garden

Dinosaurs in Singapore – Fu Shan Garden

Are we in Jurassic park Singapore? 🙂 We found many dinosaurs!

Dinosaurs in Singapore - Fu Shan Garden

It was like a hiking trip with these boulders – Fu Shan Garden,Singapore

Here is my happy little explorer at the Fu Shan Garden,Dinosaurs playground!

dinosaurs in Singapore

Location:
Fu Shan Garden
Woodlands Street 81

Admission : Free

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We Found Peppa Pig Characters at Ang Mo Kio

Yeh! We found Peppa pig characters at Ang Mo Kio! 🙂

These days my son loves Peppa pig. He loves watching Peppa pig episodes. I also allow him to watch Peppa because it is actually a good collection of stories for little ones. Don’t you think finding Peppa pig characters in the streets are such a good excitement? Yes, we found Peppa Pig characters at a shopping mall.

Peppa Pig Characters at Ang Mo Kio

Peppa Pig Characters Kiddie Ride at Ang Mo Kio

When we visited AMK Hub for another reason and when we saw this kiddie ride there, my son was over the moon. Yes, he found Peppa the pig and her family.He loved his finding and time with Peppa ,George and other Peppa pig characters.

Here are some moments which my son spent time with peppa characters.It is really colourful and interesting.

Peppa Pig Characters at Ang Mo Kio

Playing with Peppa Pig Characters Kiddie ride at Ang Mo Kio

My little one had good time talking, sitting and touching Peppa and George. Anyway we didn’t have actual ride. Still my son doesn’t want actual kiddie rides. Instead, he enjoys just by sitting on those.

Peppa Pig Characters at Ang Mo Kio

Talking with Peppa the Pig!

 

Aren’t these cute moments? He thinks I brought him there specially to show Peppa. 🙂

Peppa Pig Characters at Ang Mo Kio

Peppa Pig Kiddie Ride at Ang Mo Kio

Peppa Pig Kiddie Ride at Ang Mo Kio

Location: AMK Hub, Singapore Basement 1

Price per ride: $2

Do your kids like Peppa the Pig and her family?Do you find such kiddie rides are fun for them?Please share your ideas below as a comment.

Sandcastles at East Coast Park-Singapore

East Coast Park which is a popular park destination in Singapore is with lot of family friendly activities. This park stretches over a beautiful beach making it a great place for family fun. Recently We spent a whole day there and enjoyed lot of activities. Among the activities, spending time in the beach was really fun and enjoyable.

We also spent time with sand playing with our toddler. Although we didn’t join in building such huge sandcastles, this is another activity which anyone can enjoy at the Singapore East Coast Park. There is one dedicated area which you can rent moulds for sandcastle building. Many families and groups were working together as teams to create such beautiful sandcastles. We could see those and my son too loved those.

Sandcastles at East Coast Park-Singapore

Sandcastles at East Coast Park-Singapore

These are some of the captures of sandcastles and people working as teams creating sandcastles. Aren’t these beautiful and creative?

Castle Beach – Beach stretch for Sandcastles at East Coast Park-Singapore

Castle Beach is the stretch of beach area where you can be creative with such sandcastles. You can get step by step instructions, sandcastle moulds or other accessories such as flags to decorate your castles from there. There is a small fee applied. But, I think this is a fun way to spend a day as a team or as whole family engaging in such challenging activity.

Sandcastles at East Coast Park-Singapore

Castle Beach at East Coast Park-Singapore

East Coast Park – Singapore (important information)

Park lighting hours: 7:00 pm to 7:00 am

How to get there: Along East Coast Parkway and East Coast Park Service Road

Address: East Coast Park Service Rd, 449876

 

Singa the Courtesy Lion at Dhoby Ghaut

Singa the Courtesy Lion is a popular mascot used in Singapore kindness campaigns. Also called as Singa the Lion, the mascot is widely used in badges, stickers, banners and in many other forms in kindness movements.

Singa the Courtesy Lion at Dhoby Ghaut

Although he is a popular mascot in many events, Singa the lion resigned officially from his duties on 2013.But still I can see the Singa Lion in publications and in different places. We received a Singa Lion toy in last year SG50 celebrations too.

Our son loves his Singa Lion which he received from the last year SG50 celebrations. He has much attachment for lion toys and he take his toy lions wherever he go. Sometimes we keep our eye on the toy, because if he forgets it, we know we have to run here and there to locate the lion as lion is his best friend.

Last week we were lucky to locate Singa Lion in Dhoby Ghaut as a beautiful statue. My son was so happy and he could spend few hours there while talking and touching the lion.

A kind heart is a fountain of gladness –This quote teaches us a valuable lesson for the life. Thanks Singa Lion!

While locating the Singa lion at Dhoby Ghaut, you can also spend time in the beautiful area around while sitting on a swing.

Location : Dhoby Ghaut MRT exit to street level

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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?

Animal Resort-Singapore

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

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First Kiddy Ride at Johor Bahru

Kiddy Ride

We had our first kiddy ride! Yes, it is something to share here because so far our son didn’t show interest in riding on those beautiful cars and other such play equipment. He was afraid of riding, instead he loves playing with those just sitting and walking around.

But, in our recent getaway to Johor Bahru, Malaysia, we asked him to ride a car. He loved to experience but with me in a side. And do you know, this was my first kiddy ride too. 🙂

Kiddy Ride

Nothing to worry, in my childhood days we spent time in the parks and there were play equipment such as swings and seesaw. We enjoyed Merry go round trips in special places or carnivals. So, this is my first kiddy ride too.

Anyway we had great time by inserting coins, riding the car with the music, pressing the buttons and by looking at the colourful lights!

Location: Near the Angry Birds Activity Park – Komtar JBCC ,Malaysia

 

Kids Friendly Excursions in Marmaris

Beautiful sandy beaches and great weather are the most interesting things that come into my mind when I think of Marmaris which is a beautiful Mediterranean port town in Turkey. Having another holiday in an attractive port city sounds really interesting. However, a holiday with a kid should be well planned. With my recent trips to few different places I experienced lot of hard moments and really exciting moments of travelling with kids.So I want to share some of the activities you can do in a family friendly holiday to Marmaris with kids.When you plan your holiday with kids friendly activities,they will enjoy their holiday,and you will too. 🙂

Kids Friendly Excursions in Marmaris

Spending time in the beach is great while you can have great fun with the kids. Recently we visited the beach and of course it was really enjoyable. There are lot of activities which you can do in the beach with kids including playing with sea waves, sand playing and kite surfing with kids. My toddler loved all these activities and I know these are worth activities to do in Marmaris beaches too.

Kids love their time in the beach

Although you can spend the whole day in a Marmaris beach with such activities, a holiday is not really complete if you don’t enjoy special activities. I mean activities really special for Marmaris and which you can’t easily experience elsewhere.

Kids love to spend time with animals too.A horse Safari in Marmaris is great to entertain them.

So, don’t ruin your time just spending at the beach with kids. Let them explore Marmaris by joining either a Marmaris Pirates Boat Trip or a horse safari.

Pirates’ boat trip is enjoyable for both adults and kids, so you will not regret booking a tour for your family. Enjoy time in the boat tour while enjoying games and fantastic views along the way.

A Day in Aqua Dream Water Park can be another great way to spend time in Marmaris which in return your kids would talk about their experience for many years. I am sure they’ll love this activity.

How to plan your Marmaris Holiday?

Sometimes it is not easy to arrange holidays on your own. This is where Marmaris excursions are helpful. With lot of available excursions in Marmaris, it is not difficult to plan your holiday arrangement in Marmaris. Only you have to do is visit a tour operating site such as www.excursionsmarmaris.net and book your favorite Marmaris excursions. It is stress free and they will do the best arrangement for your holiday.

Other than that, always don’t forget sunscreen, water and a camera with extra batteries. These will make your moments in Marmaris more enjoyable!

 

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