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Entertainment at Zone 2000 ,Ramayana Mall ,Bintan-Indonesia

Zone 2000 is a family friendly arcade game center located in Ramayana Mall, Bintan, Indonesia.If you look for things to do with kids in Bintan Island then this arcade center can be one of the places you should visit during your shopping trip to Ramayana Mall.

Zone 2000 Bintan

It was the time for another weekend getaway after our Batam holiday. We spent 3D2N holiday in Bintan and it was full of happy experiences. Among the good food, family time and shopping activities we want to find some entertainment activities for the kid. Basically he loved the hotel we stayed. Other than the playtime at the hotel premises, Zone 2000 is one of the places he enjoyed his time during the stay in Bintan.

Zone 2000 Bintan Island

On our 3rd day of Bintan trip, we planned to shop at Ramayana Mall. It is one of the popular shopping malls in Tanjung Pinang area. We hired a taxi to reach the shopping mall. Although it is not a big shopping mall, there are enough shops inside with items such as clothing, souvenirs and groceries. The upper level is dedicated to Zone 2000 family game center.

Zone 2000 arcade center Bintan
Entry pass to Zone 2000 arcade center

Kid was happy to encounter this games center. Anyway we do not encourage him to play in arcade centers unless we are on a holiday. We bought the entry card with the basic amount of money needed. As I remember it was Rp 35,000 (Around SGD 3.50).This amount was good enough for the kid to play few games until he was tired.

Bintan with kids
A Happy Train ride 🙂

I was in a plan to top up if necessary. But, he was happy with all the games and entertainment he had in Zone 2000 arcade center.

Zone 2000 games center
Playing an arcade game
Things to do in Bintan with kids
Bintan
Kid had so much fun with catching frogs
Bintan Indonesia with kids
Zone 2000 Bintan
Happy rides
Zone 2000 Bintan
This crocodile was going up and down and was not a smooth ride for the kid.In the middle of the ride he asked me to take him down.
Zone 2000 Bintan

Overall it was a good break during our shopping trip to Ramayana Mall.After all kid was happy with the games and entertainment at Zone 2000.If you wish to pay a visit during your Bintan getaway,it is located at the Ramayana Mall.Usually taxi drivers know this place and they will take you to the shopping mall.

Location: Zone 2000,Ramayana Mall, Tanjung Pinang, Bintan Island (Riau Islands), Indonesia

Also check our visit to My Little Giant.

Join The 24 hours Challenge Fun with The Game Master

Do you like to experience real excitement with your family members? Or do you like to find exciting family fun activities? Are you bored of traditional games that you have to play when you want to engage in family fun activities? If so, here is the best idea to find more adventure games!

Anyway, before exploring more family adventures, do you know what an escape room challenge is? I am sure almost all of you know.

24 hours Challenge

But, if you don’t know, let me brief what are escape room challenges!

What are escape room challenges?

Well, escape room is an adventure game which your team will assemble in a room before starting the challenge. When the game starts you will have 60 minutes to complete your mission of escaping the room. That sounds exciting, scary and fun, right? When the challenge starts, the clock will starts ticking too to make your heart beats fast. Yes, I am not joking. Your heart will beat fast!

Well that is all about escape room challenge and it is usually last for 60 minutes.

What are 24 hours challenges?

These games are not for 60 minutes fun. Most of These games are for 24 hours challenge with your family members. This sounds so much fun, exciting and adventurous right?

Rebecca Zamolo has invented adventure games which brings excitement for your whole family. These escape room challenges are full of fun and excitement which are ideal as family fun activities. Such thrilling and sweating moments will improve your bonding as a family. These games and challenges will improve the team spirit.

24 hours challenge Videos by The Game Master

Who is Rebecca Zamolo?

Well if you follow Rebecca Zamolo on YouTube, then I don’t have to introduce her to you. She is a well famous social star and entertainer who is best known for her comedic videos. You can find her on her self-titled YouTube channel, which recently surpassed 7 million subscribers. She is also one-half of Matt & Rebecca YouTube channel alongside her husband.

Why Rebecca is so much popular among the fans of adventure games and escape room challenges?

The reasons are really simple.

Rebecca regularly produces challenge videos, puzzle and game videos and 24 hour challenge videos. She is also known as the inventor of The Game Master Network.

If you want to find out the actual reasons why Rebecca Zamolo and her You Tube channel is getting popular day by day then you should check her YouTube channel!

Choose your favourite 24 hours challenge by visiting Rebecca Zamolo YouTube channel. I am sure you will be excited and subscribe to the challenge to watch all the new videos she add!You can watch new videos every week!

5 Tips For Buying A Family Quad Bike On A Budget

Buying a family quad bike is a big decision. There are lots of different makes and models, and plenty of different prices. But if you’re dead-set on a new family bike, here are our top tips for getting the most bang for your bucks.

Buying A Family Quad Bike

1. Do your research

Talking to dealers is daunting. So, do your homework and figure out what type of quad bike you and your family want. Find out what others say about the model you’re keen on and study the specs. Compare different models so you learn more about bikes.

2. Consider your needs

Why are your buying a new family quad bike? How do you and your loved ones plan on using it? Will you need to carry anything on the bike? Will anyone use it as more than just weekend fun? Will you want to safely carry passengers on the bike? Is it for the whole family or just one or two of you?

3. Consider what you want

While your needs will certainly help you figure out what kind of quad bike you want to buy, your desires are a strong point when it comes to mental negotiations. Brand, for example, is usually an important consideration, as is budget.

Buying Family Quad Bike On Budget

4. How much are you prepared to spend?

Going into a quad bike dealership without knowing just how much you can comfortably afford to spend on a bike is never a good idea. Carefully go through your family finances to understand how much you can safely afford to pay – be it once-off or every month.

It’s worth knowing that there are quality quad bikes for sale with finance online if you’re on a tight budget but still have your heart set on a family quad bike. Shop around, though, as you don’t want to spend an absolute fortune on interest and repayments, and you always want to make sure that you will be able to afford the monthly repayments for the duration of the loan.

5. Understand the salespeople

You never want to try and negotiate with a quad bike salesperson unarmed, and there is a very good reason for that. What it comes down to is that they are also human. Always treat them with respect and, if you’ve done your homework properly, present yourself intelligently. This will go a rather long way in earning a salesperson’s respect as you will be able to communicate on equal ground. You never know, it might just score you the discount you’ve been hoping for!

Buying Family Quad Bike On Budget

If you are able to negotiate quad bike prices, it can help you a lot. That’s because the bike salespeople usually work on a commission-bases. If you’re not too confident about your negotiating skills, take a friend along who could help you out.

Overall, be smart and have fun with your family quad bike buying experience and you’re sure to find yourself getting a lot more of what you want for – hopefully – less than what you’d even budgeted for.

4 Tips to Finding the Best Hoverboard

Since their release, hoverboards have always impressed people of all ages for many different reasons. They are fun to ride, and unlike cruiser bikes that challenge some people, they are very easy to maneuver. Most models have battery-powered systems that will ride well both indoors and outdoors. They are also portable. In addition to that, hoverboards are eco-friendly, inexpensive, convenient and have no maintenance cost. Do not hesitate if you’re planning to buy one. You will certainly enjoy using it.

Buying a cheap hoverboard is a safety hazard since it increases the risk of falling. Other hoverboards may come with low grade parts such as batteries that could harm people. Therefore, it would be essential to consider every aspect and quality of a hoverboard before purchasing one.

Here are the top10bestpro tips to finding the best hoverboard:

finding the best hoverboard

 

1. Safety

 

When shopping for an electronic device, it is important that you ensure they are as safe as possible. Many people tend to overlook safety with disastrous results while buying for hoverboards. Check its battery pack, for example. They are pretty much everything when dealing with hoverboards. Apart from determining how fast and how far you can go, they also add weight to the hoverboard. Batteries that do not overheat and degrade over time will serve you best. Low grade models lack this feature in cells which may cause explosions and burn the house down. They are also a threat to human health. You should also look for UL- certified hoverboards.

2. Build quality

Hoverboards have become very common in their market saturated with different brands all after your cash. If you buying the hoverboard online make sure to choose a trusted manufacturer because there are significant differences in build quality with hoverboards. For instance, the frame, sensors, internal motors, the housing material as well as other electronic components may differ. It would also help a lot to read online reviews before settling on one manufacturer. For clarity, do your homework on a specific model and also pay attention to what customers are saying. For the best quality ensure you choose a reliable manufacturer.

  3. Speed and range

The range of a hoverboard means the total distance it can go with a single full charger. Hoverboards with high range travel far and vice versa. You should consider high range hoverboards for commuting to work or school. Low range hoverboards are suitable for recreation purposes and also cheaper compared to high range ones. When it comes to speed, most models range from 3 mph to 10 mph. There are also those that run up to 12 mph which is very fast. Therefore you should consider the range and speed depending on the purpose you wish the hoverboard to play.

  4. Durability

It would be pointless to buy a product that will break down after a week or two. Make sure you buy a product with durable components to get value for your money. These components include the chassis which should be able to support your weight. Check the wheels too. A durable hoverboard should have sturdy all-terrain wheels.

 

Best Birthday Party Entertainment Ideas for Kids

Entertainment is really important in any kids’ birthday party. Kids can easily get bored. On the other way, kids will easily remember the birthday party when they had loads of fun. This is why it is really important to pay attention on how to provide entertainment for the little guests when you plan any kids’ birthday party!

Below are some of the best birthday party entertainment ideas for kids to keep them busy. And remember, if you don’t plan entertainment ideas and games for the kids, they will start creating their own games and entertainment which can make your party great or ruin your party completely!

Birthday Party Entertainment ideas for Kids

Face Painting

You may think that face painting is a common entertainment idea which happens in any party. But, kids love to get their faces painted and this is a great fun for them. You can easily hire a professional face painter who has experience in similar kids’ parties. If you don’t have any idea on how to hire a professional face painter, check this Kids birthday party guide for professional entertainers. You can even find more entertainment ideas for your little one’s birthday party!

Inflatable party bouncers

Well, kids will not say ‘no’ for bouncing. They love bouncing. This is why bouncing castles and other inflatable bouncers are so much popular in kids’ parties. If you have enough space, then you can easily rent a party bouncer for your kid’s birthday party. I am sure that will be so much fun for the little guests!

Balloon Twisting

Best Birthday Party Entertainment ideas for Kids

Balloon twisting and balloon sculptures are another great idea to entertain kids. They will gather around the balloon twister and ask for their favorite animal or toy. You can easily hire a professional balloon twister for few hours during your birthday party. Watching balloon twisting is also a great idea to improve creativity of kids!

Costumed Birthday party Characters (Party Mascots)

Be it a themed birthday party or any kids’ event, costumed characters get lot of attention from kids. Be it a super hero party or any cartoon character, you can easily surprise the kids by arranging their favorite character to visit the party! Little kids will sure talk about the joyful moments they had with their favorite character for many days even after the party!

There are many other entertainment artists that you can hire for your kid’s birthday party. A magician, clown or even a circus will be a great fun for kids.   You can even arrange arts and crafts for kids with a professional. All these entertainment ideas will help the little ones to spend joyful time on your kid’s birthday party!

3 Best Activities for Toddlers to Keep them Entertained

Toddlers are always with curiosity. They love to learn new things and they can grab the basic concepts easily. I remember last year when my son was a toddler. He was so active and energetic. He could easily grab concepts such as colours, numbers and letter when I used simple methods to introduce him such concepts.

Below are 3 activities which I did with my toddler. He loved those activities, so I know these are easy and fun activities to do with any toddler.

 

1. Colour sorting game

Active Learning for Kids

For this game, you don’t want to spend hours with crafty items. Instead find colourful cups and building blocks. Mix it up and ask your toddler to sort out the clours into the matching cup. This activity will keep him busy while giving the opportunity to learn colours.At the same time this is a good way to improve motor skills of any toddler.

Read more about Colour sorting game

2. Bowling with empty bottles

best Activities for toddlers

Not only for toddlers, this is even a fun game for a preschooler too. We used empty milk bottles from our recycling bin for this game. Once the game is over put back the empty bottles in recycling box and send for recycling.

Other than an activity that keeps kids engaging and active, this is a good way to teach them the concepts such as recycling and upcycling.

Read our post about Bowling with empty bottles!

 

3. Simple Science experiments

best Activities for toddlers

Science for toddlers?  Don’t worry! I am not going to talk about lab experiments. But do you know toddlers are the best age for teaching the basic concepts? Do some fun activities which shows them the science around home. These will be fun and interesting. They will love to do it again and again.

Make some ice cubes from water to explain the concept of liquid stage to ice stage. Add some colour to water and experience the change of colour. There are many ideas!

Check this post on Simple Science experiments with toddlers

You will find many ideas to do with your kid!

 

Above are 3 activities which we did at our home. Even now, I do these activities with my preschooler. Best thing is that these are really easy activities which mommy doesn’t need much time to prepare!

Benefits of Playing Sudoku

Keeping brain active is really essential with aging. That is where games like Sudoku are helpful as it helps to keep the brain active. Playing Sudoku is one of the best ways to keep brain active and function without much effort. However Sudoku is not only a brain active game for adults, it is also suitable for students.

Benefits of playing Sudoku

Sudoku Puzzles

Benefits of playing Sudoku

If you like playing Sudoku puzzles, then you can use paper version or even online Sudoku puzzles. Sometimes it is easier to play online Sudoku as it is easy to access and most of the time freely available. There are many sites which share free Sudoku puzzles online that can access easily and play whenever you want. Anyway, here are some of the benefits of playing Sudoku.

Benefits of playing Sudoku

Online sudoku

As Sudoku is helpful in making brain active, by playing Sudoku puzzles you can reduce the chances of having conditions such as Alzheimers and Dementia. Sudoku will stimulate the mind and it will also help you to improve your concentration. While it improves your memory, Sudoku will also teach you to think and get decisions fast. After all playing a brain active game is good for your health and that will keep you active with sharp and efficient thinking. Same as doing physical exercises, you also need to think of having brain exercises. Sudoku puzzles are a great way to exercise your brain.

How to learn Sudoku?

If you are a beginner or if you don’t know how to play Sudoku, then don’t worry. There are also online sites which share how to play Sudoku tutorials. You can easily find Sudoku tutorials and articles about tips and tricks to play Sudoku efficiently. Therefore you can easily learn this mind active game and make it as a way of keeping your brain active.

Don’t think that playing Sudoku is waste of time. It has benefits as explained above. After all you can keep good health and active mind with such games like Sudoku!

 

Do you Know these Benefits of Doing Jigsaw Puzzles

Recently I introduced Jigsaw puzzles for my kid and he showed love in solving puzzles with me. He was just above 2 years when I introduced the first puzzle to him and with his interest to solving the puzzles, I added more to our collection. Do you know what happened? Not only my kid, I also attracted to the puzzles and we ended up having a collection of jigsaw puzzles ranging from 9 pieces to more complicated puzzles over 40 pieces. It was a fun activity which we could concentrate our time together.

With our interest to play and solve jigsaw puzzles, I also wanted to find the benefits of playing puzzles and the benefits are really amazing. After reading this post, I am sure you also will start playing jigsaw puzzles as it is a really good way to concentrate your mind!

Benefits of doing jigsaw puzzles

Well, before going for the health benefits of playing jigsaw puzzles, I just want to share my experiences at our home. The puzzles actually can connect all of us. We solve jigsaw puzzles together and it really creates family moments which I am really happy. Playing jigsaw puzzles is one of the entertainment activities which anyone spends time to release the tension of the day. Other than that, below are some of the health benefits you can expect by playing with jigsaw puzzles.

Doing jigsaw puzzles is really helpful for the brain development. Usually left brain thinks logically and right brain is responsible for creative and emotional tasks. However if you use both left brain and right brain together at the same time, your mind power will improve and it gets better day by day. As jigsaw puzzles are such activity which you need to use both left brain and right brain together, that will enhance your brain power while improving efficiency and concentration.

One of the Jigsaw Puzzles I play online.(Credits : http://www.jspuzzles.com/)

One of the Jigsaw Puzzles I play online.(Image Credits : www.jspuzzles.com)

That is why even as adults, it is good to play and solve jigsaw puzzles in order to stimulate your brain power. When you play with your kids, they will also learn to concentrate and solve problems logically which are important skills for any one.

How to find Jigsaw Puzzles?

Finding jigsaw puzzles is not that difficult. You can easily buy jigsaw puzzles with different themes. However, if you don’t organize your jigsaw puzzles this will end up with a mess. You will also spend more time for finding missing puzzle pieces which can also create stressful situation.

If you dont organize properly,these jigsaw puzzles can create a mess too :)

If you don’t organize properly,these jigsaw puzzles can create a mess too 🙂

Another way of playing puzzles is by using online puzzles. With a collection of free jigsaw puzzles you can spend time concentrating on your task without worrying about organizing those after playing. Other than that, you will find new puzzles every day and this will refresh your experience and thinking style as you can find different themes and different size puzzles.

Online jigsaw puzzles (Image credit:

Online jigsaw puzzles (Image credit: www.jspuzzles.com)

There are also apps which are full of jigsaw puzzles. You can easily download such app with jigsaw puzzles and play when you are free, even while travelling.

Playing jigsaw puzzles online or playing physical puzzles are known therapeutic exercise for brain. It is not only good for kids, but also a good activity for adults. This is what I found these days while introducing jigsaw puzzles for my kid. We enjoy playing and solving jigsaw puzzles at our home.

How about you? Do you play puzzles?

If so how do you find jigsaw puzzles? Do you like to buy puzzles or do you like online puzzles? Please share your thoughts.

 

EduGuru Maths – Fun Learning Math App for Kids (#Review) + Giveaway

At our home we always love fun learning Apps for kids. It is not that I allow my kid to spend whole day on screen, but educational apps are a good way to spend time in learning activities while having fun. Usually kids get bored easily. Having few apps which are suitable for kids is a great way to keep them engaged before starting to show their unhappiness or boredom!

Recently we came across another educational app which is suitable for kids and it is mainly focus with the theme of teaching maths. With fun activities and colourful designs, it is a hit at our home and my son uses it daily when he wants a break. So, now it is the time for us to introduce the EduGuru Maths app which makes learning maths fun for toddlers and kids.

EduGuru Maths - Fun Learning Math App for Kids

EduGuru Maths is a fun learning Math Apps for Kids

EduGuru Maths – A Maths App for Kids

EduGuru Maths is an educational app which is suitable for kids who are in 3-5 years age range. The app is designed in close collaboration with UK teachers, nursery schools and parents to give the best learning time for kids. With cute animations, kids will find this app as interesting while they learn basic maths concept.As one of the best Math apps for kids,this app makes learning a fun activity for kids!

EduGuru Maths -Review of Maths App for Kids

EduGuru-Maths-App-Review

EduGuru Maths App comes with 8 main Math concepts

This app comes with 8 main games which include below concepts. Based on below basic concepts, the EduGuru app is with total 128 fun to play games which help kids to learn maths in the best fun way.

  • Counting 1-10-20
  • Number recognition and ordering
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Matching, doubling, halving and sharing
  • UK/English coins, money and values
  • Telling the time
  • Patterns, shapes and sequences
  • Colours
  • Size, weight, distance and position

All these games are fun and with colourful animations. It also features popular nursery rhymes such as Ba Ba Black Sheep and Hickory Dickory Dock. So the learning time is really fun for kids while singing songs or moving for the rhythms!

My kid loves this Math App and he learns basic Math concepts without much efforts.

My kid loves this Math App and he learns basic Math concepts without much efforts.

My kid loves this app and he also learns the activities without my help. As all the games are with trophies and medals as rewards, he loves earning his rewards daily.

At young age,learning should be fun.With colourful animations,music and games,EduGuru Math App can win the hearts of kids!

At young age,learning should be fun.With colourful animations,music and games,EduGuru Math App can win the hearts of kids! 🙂

Overall, with our experience EduGuru Maths is a safe and educational app for kids. It can be at home, while travelling or even at the times of waiting for the doctor, this app is really helpful to keep my kid calm and concentrate on his task. And it is not active play which some time disturbing for me and others around. Parents, you know what I mean! So, other than educating kids, EduGuru Maths App is helpful for parents too to have a break!

If you are looking for best Math apps for kids then this is a suitable app for trying.You can get the app from App store or GooglePlay store. Both free and paid versions are available.

EduGuru Maths App Giveaway

Now it is time for another Giveaway. The team at EduGuru Maths App kindly sponsor 5 apps for 5 lucky winners.

To join with the giveaway, simply like this Facebook post. Also leave a comment.We will select 5 winners randomly. (Both IOS and android apps are available)

Giveaway will end on 4th November 2016.We will contact the winners through a Facebook message.

 

My Little Giant – Singapore Indoor Playpark with Kids Entertainment Centre

Did you hear it right? There is a new indoor playground in Singapore! My Little Giant is the newly opened indoor playground for kids which has some unique features. It is not just another indoor playground in Singapore which has typical play equipment. Instead, My Little Giant includes a kids Entertainment area as well. This side of gaming area will give you a carnival feel while playing games or experiencing rides on different play equipment including a train ride.

Doesn’t this sound interesting? Sometimes, indoor playgrounds can be boring for parents. I’ve seen most parents spend their time on mobile phones while kids are playing. But, the gaming area of My Little Giant is really an exciting area for both adults and kids to have fun together! And it is located in the popular shopping mall, Big Box which is easy to reach!

Early this month we spent an afternoon at the Pororo Park and had a great fun.After that, My Little Giant is entirely different experience which includes carnival experience while spending time at the indoor playpark.We spent an afternoon there and had really exciting time in both gaming area and inside the playground.

Here are some of the moments from our experience.

Kids Entertainment Centre  (Gaming and Entertainment area of My Little Giant)

This area will sure give you the feeling of carnival. Among the train rides, carousel and other kiddy rides, who can forget the carnival experience! My kid really loved the train ride. Not only him, I enjoyed the train ride too.

There are lot of games which you can play and enjoy during the time you spend in My Little Giant

There are lot of games which you can play and enjoy during the time you spend in My Little Giant

Some more games!

Some more games!

The games and entertainment area is full of activities which are also suitable for toddlers and young kids too.

The games and entertainment area is full of activities which are also suitable for toddlers and young kids too.

Having a rest after playing and running around the arcade area! :)

Having a rest after playing and running around the entertainment  area! 🙂

 

My favourite activity is this train ride! :)

My favourite activity is this train ride! 🙂 Isn’t this too cute?

A rocket and cars around!Perfect for kids to enjoy!

A rocket and cars around!Perfect for kids to enjoy!

 

Gaming time!

Other than the train rides, carousel and kid friendly rides, this area is full of different entertainment activities which both kids and adults can enjoy. There are different games which you can enjoy with kids forgetting all the stress of a hard working day!

Indoor play area of My Little Giant

Before you enter into the indoor playground area, you need to remove shoes. The facilities are there to keep the shoes.

At the entrance, the staff will do the usual procedure for any indoor playground such as measuring temperature and sanitizing the hands. They also gave us a tag to wear on hand which allow us re-entry within the day! Isn’t this a good idea?

Ball pit is really interesting and I really love the colour combination of balls. Blue and white balls give eye pleasing look and we had so much fun there.

There are activities for toddlers too

There are activities for toddlers too

For toddlers there is a play area inside My Little Giant. With play items that are suitable for young kids, the play area is really spacious!

My Little Giant -Big Box

Toddler play area is spacious and with different activities

My Little Giant -Big Box

Running,hiding,climbing…Many activities for kids..

We can’t forget the trampoline in the level 1 of the playground. My kid had lot of fun with jumping till he was tired reminding the song ‘Five little monkeys jumping on the bed’! 🙂

One Little Monkey...Jumping on the bed! :)

One Little Monkey…Jumping on the bed! 🙂

The big slide!

The big slide!

Level 2 of the playground is with the access to the giant slide and other play items. It is with lot of climbing, bending, jumping and sliding which are suitable for grown up kids to be active and shed some sweat!

Our thoughts about My Little Giant Indoor Playground @Big Box

My Little Giant -Big Box

The newly opened playground is really full of exciting activities. The staff is friendly and ready to assist. They concern the safety and hygiene first. With new and clean play area, anyone will have so much fun while spending quality family time. And don’t forget the fact, it is unlimited play! With the tag on your hand, you can also re-enter within the day!

My Little Giant -Big Box

At the entrance we received a tag which allow us to re-enter to the play area within the day.Isn’t this sounds so good?

Location of My Little Giant indoor playground

My Little Giant is located at the Big Box.

Location: BigBox, 1 Venture Avenue, Singapore 608521

Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm daily

For Ticket Price & More details,please check here.

 

**Disclaimer – We received free entry for the playpark.However all opinions are mine.

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