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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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

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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?

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

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We spent time looking around and feeding the animals.

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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.

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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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Best Things to do in Alanya with Kids

Alanya, one of the most beautiful towns in Turkey is a perfect holiday destination if you look for a family holiday with kids. With so many activities to both kids and adults, you will not find any minute bored. Instead, your Alanya holiday would be a vacation full of fun and excitement!

Spending time as a family is one of the most precious moments in anyone’s life. That is why even in a holiday we need to consider activities which can enhance the bond and attraction of family members including the kids.

I am just after a quick weekend getaway in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Now it is time to plan another holiday and it seems Alanya is one of the best places to visit with kids. So, here are some of the kids’ friendly activities which I found during my search for our next holiday. If you are planning a trip in Alanya with kids, I hope these ideas are helpful for your tour plan too.

With available Alanya Excursions, it is not difficult to plan your holiday. Once you decided your activities which you can enjoy with kids in Alanya, then simply book your best Alanya Excursions in few easy clicks. Then you are ready for your Alanya holiday!

Alanya dolphin show

Best Things to do in Alanya with Kids

Just imagine your kids’ cheerful faces when they see the activities and skills of dolphins! I am sure a dolphin show would be a great idea to spend time with your kids in Alanya. When dolphins and seals play basketball with the rhythms of background music, this will be the perfect way to entertain your kids while posing for a selfie with beautiful and friendly dolphins. So don’t forget to add Alanya Dolphin show into your holiday plan when you arrange your Alanya holiday with kids.

Alanya Horse Safari

Best Things to do in Alanya with Kids

Kids love animals and adventures. Give them the opportunity to explore Alanya in a horse safari tour while viewing the beautiful landscapes of Turkey. If you have grown kids, they will sure enjoy the adventurous part of horse riding reminding a kids’ film they watched recently. If your kids are very young, they would love the horse and adventures with horse while spending time with you all as a family. Never miss this chance to spend time with your family in your Alanya holiday!

Water Planet Aqua Park

Best Things to do in Alanya with Kids

Don’t forget to add Water Planet Aqua Park to your ‘activities and things to do in Alanya’ list. This is one of the perfect ways to spend time with kids and family in your holiday. Spend a full day in Water Planet which is the biggest aqua park in Alanya playing with slides and soaking your bodies in water. Kids will never forget their time. Don’t forget to pack your swimming costumes, sunscreen and camera. There will be lot of photo opportunities for your Alanya memories album!

I hope you’d love above activities to do with kids in Alanya tour. Personally I love all these activities and I am sure my son love all these too. You can also book your Alanya Excursions easily by visiting www.alanyatours.net.I found they share lot of activities which are perfect for family tours.

 

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.

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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!

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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.

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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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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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Why I love Having Detox in Thailand

These days I am in a mood to travel to another country and I really want to change my lifestyle a bit. Truly I spent more than 2 years raising my son sacrificing most of my time for him. Now, he started his playgroup, I can see he is becoming independent and I also thinking of becoming a full time working mom. I am missing my engineer job which I spent most of the time calculating, designing among the new constructions. Yes, my life is there and now it is time for a restart!

But, as for most of the moms, it is not easy to change from the stay at home mom life to full time working mom. There are so many challenges. That’s why I decided to find ways to retreat myself and give some more energy and life to myself. As I love to travel and as Thailand is in my bucket list, this time I am looking for having a tour to Thailand. Having detox in Thailand would be great to rejuvenate and start life with new happy and optimistic feelings.

Why I love having Detox in Thailand

While I was searching for detox programs in Thailand, I found Oreon Healing Centre as the best place for detox, healing and retreat in Koh Phangan.

Here are some of my findings and I am in love to join with one of their detox programs in Thailand.

Strategically located in the magical island of Thailand, Koh Phangan, Oreon Healing Centre offer Thailand Detox Retreat packages which can easily transform you to a new rejuvenate life. Including yoga, healing retreats and detox, I feel this is the perfect place to spend a relaxing and detoxing holiday in Thailand among the sceneries of beautiful Tropical Island.

Their programs are really well planned and ensure to give the best during the holiday we spend with them. Popular as the true “Centre of Transformation” Oreon Healing Centre has provided their detox programs for thousands of people around the world and that is one of the reasons for me to select Oreon Healing Centre for another relaxing and detox holiday in Thailand.

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I know you also like to read more about this new finding of me. For a detox holiday in Thailand, you can visit Oreon Healing Centre www.orionhealing.com and check more details of their programs.

Do you like Detox programs?

Koh Phangan Yoga Teacher Training Programs

Do you like practicing yoga? There are so much Health benefits of practicing yoga including focus, flexibility of body and improvement of blood circulation. Have you ever thought of practicing yoga with help of a yoga training program?

Thailand is popular for offering yoga courses for moms and of course for the others too. Yoga is not only help you to maintain and treat your body, you can easily teach yoga for your kids family members and even you can become a yoga teacher by following a course in a yoga training center in Thailand.

I actually like to learn this spiritual training including meditation and I also want to teach my son to concentrate and focus. That is why these days I am so interested about reading and finding about yoga courses thinking knowledge of yoga will be beneficial me in parenting too.

How to find the best yoga teacher training in Thailand?

Koh Phangan Yoga Teacher Training Programs

Yoga classes in Thailand are focused on important topics and sections which any beginner should learn and Koh Phangan is popular as the best place for yoga training and practicing. Koh Phangan is a beautiful island of Thailand surrounded by lush jungles and beautiful sandy beach areas. Beautiful and peaceful location is one of the reasons to find yoga courses in koh phangan.

If you are looking for following best yoga teacher training in Thailand, then check the yoga courses offered by Yoga Thailand. With professional teachers and strategically located healing Center for practicing yoga, Yoga Thailand clams to be one of the Best yoga teacher training in Thailand. If you like to learn yoga in Thailand on the beach, then you have that facility too when you enroll with Yoga Thailand. These days, their yoga teacher training program is available for new enrollments. Have a look in to www.yogathailand.in.th to check more details.

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.

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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.

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Tropical Garden is an interesting place inside the Singapore zoo.

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View of Mandai lake at the evening just before sunset

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Stunning Zodiac Lanterns at AMK Hub

Chinese New Year is around the corner and I can see lot of decorations and preparations for it. It is really exciting. I always enjoy this time because that reminds me the New Year of Sri Lanka which we celebrate in April.

Stunning Zodiac Lanterns at AMK Hub

Stunning Zodiac Lanterns at AMK Hub

With the Chinese New year, the year is for Monkey. As always, this time also we could see beautiful preparations for Chinese New Year in our nearest shopping mall AMK Hub. Each year we really like to see the different preparation and decorations to celebrate the events throughout the year. Now, with our son, visiting this place to show him these celebrations is just like a day out. He really enjoys his time with us in this shopping mall.

Stunning Zodiac Lanterns at AMK Hub

2016 is the year of Monkey

For this Chinese New Year, we could see 12 Large Chinese Zodiac Animals. In each animal, there are forecasts for year 2016 too. These colourful Zodiac Lanterns welcome the visitors to the shopping mall staying at the entrance.

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Goat,pig,mouse and cow zodiac lanterns

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These lanterns are larger than actual life size of animals and those are colourful too.

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A Zodiac lantern featuring the cow

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