Monthly Archives: March 2013

March Holidays: Adam’s First Cable Car Ride

Adam went on his first ever cable car ride during the March holidays. Technically, he took the cable car in Wellington when he was 4 months old but that was a very different type of cable car. He was pretty excited during the ride and couldn’t really keep still. We took the cable car to Mt Faber and then stayed on back to Harbourfront for dinner at Shin Kushiya, Vivocity.

on our way to the cable car

on our way to the cable car

with the Merlion

with the Merlion

our cable car

our cable car

inside

Adam fascinated 

view from the cable car

view from the cable car

Mt Faber

Mt Faber

Anya quietly clinging on to the corner

Anya quietly clinging on to a corner

Harbourfront

back to Harbourfront

very pleased with her bento

very pleased with her bento

eating soba

eating soba

assorted grilled things

assorted grilled things

laughing and playing

laughing and playing

a kiss for her brother

a kiss for her brother

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March Holidays: Port of Lost Wonder

We hadn’t been to POLW in ages so we made our way there on the second day of our Sentosa getaway. The kids had a lot of fun because Adam’s at the age where he loves to dig in the sand and play with water.

It was a beautiful clear day, great for playing in the wet playground. We also had a nice shady spot under the trees to chill and have our lunch. The kids played like crazy then went back to the hotel for a long nap.

getting the sand toys in order

getting the sand toys in order

digging

digging

photo with mummy

photo with mummy

spraying water

spraying water

beautiful clear day

beautiful clear day

splashing his sister with water

splashing his sister with water

stepping on a spray of water

stepping on a spray of water

sliding down with Daddy

sliding down with Daddy

good times

good times

daddy makes a comfy seat

daddy makes a comfy seat

lunch

lunch

iced tea thief

iced tea thief

March Holidays: Kith at Quayside Isle

We had breakfast at Kith last Thursday and I must say the Quayside Isle branch is my favourite of the three. There is plenty of space inside (unlike the one at Robertson Quay) and so much room for the kids to run around outside (unlike the Park Mall one). The food and coffee is just as good, of course. Wish they would invest in some children-friendly plates and cutlery though!

Since we were headed to the beach after breakfast, we dressed Adam in his swimming stuff and that turned out to be a good thing because he decided to play with the fountain just outside Kith.

Kith at Quayside Isle

Kith at Quayside Isle

Adam sits on a duck

Adam sits on a duck

strange rocking horse outside

strange rocking horse outside

waiting for food

waiting for food

cappucinno

cappucinno

a little bit grumpy

a little bit grumpy

showing Adam how to use cutlery

showing Adam how to use cutlery

some sort of scrambled eggs

some sort of scrambled eggs

very good Eggs Ben

very good Eggs Ben

smiling with Adam

smiling with Adam

with Daddy

with Daddy

hugging the fountain

hugging the fountain

splash!

splash!

March Holidays: S.E.A. Aquarium

We visited S.E.A. Aquarium last Wednesday with Selena and her boys. I thought the aquarium was absolutely fascinating and the kids loved it too. The pictures below don’t do it justice but I guess it’s something you have to see for yourself to fully appreciate.

There was so much to see and we were there for a few hours. It was rather crowded when we were there, but not uncomfortably so. Since it was the March holidays, there were some activities for kids and that was Anya’s favourite bit. I would say the aquarium is worth the ticket price (we got a discount with our NTUC card) and also worth visiting more than once!

good view

good view

fascinated kids

fascinated kids

the kids loved the bit with the see-through floor

the kids loved the bit with the see-through floor

Ellery & Adam

Ellery & Adam

hello fishies!

hello fishies!

imagine having a tank like that at home

imagine having a tank like that at home

at the Discovery Touch Pool

at the Discovery Touch Pool

saying hi to Patrick

saying hi to Patrick

little blue fishes

little blue fishes

reading about dolphins

reading about dolphins

making friends with a crab

making friends with a crab

I find jellyfish fascinating and scary at the same time

I find jellyfish fascinating and scary at the same time

more jellyfish

more jellyfish

largest window to the ocean

largest window to the ocean

swimming endlessly in a circle

swimming endlessly in a circle

Anya and the fish

Anya and the fish

using a peg to 'eat' like a fish

using a peg to ‘eat’ like a fish

now with pliers

now with pliers

pretending to be a butterfly fish

pretending to be a butterfly fish

building up a 'coral reef'

building up a ‘coral reef’

picking trash out of the sea

picking trash out of the sea

cue music from Jaws

cue music from Jaws

trying to catch a shark

trying to catch a shark

outside

outside

an attempt to have all four kids in one picture

an attempt to have all four kids in one picture

March Holidays: Mövenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa

We went to Sentosa during the March holidays and stayed at Mövenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa. I really love the colonial facade of the building and the way it is done up inside with many upcycled old pieces and warm wood accents.

Mövenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa is very conveniently located. It’s a stone’s throw away from Imbiah Station and it’s so central that we walked almost everywhere. Would definitely stay there again the next time we have a Sentosa getaway!

Mövenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa

Mövenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa

checking in

checking in

two seconds after entering our room

two seconds after entering our room

the kids had a splashing good time in the deep tub

the kids had a splashing good time in the deep tub

waiting for ice-cream

waiting for ice-cream

lots of woody pieces and greenery

lots of woody pieces and greenery

love the organic asymmetrical door handle

love the organic asymmetrical door handle

see-through pool

see-through pool

not a very successful family picture

not a very successful family picture

family in a fishtank

family in a fishtank

waiting to check out

waiting to check out

March Holidays: Felt Fruit

Some of my friends got together and bought Anya a 6-month Lollibox subscription for her birthday and the first box she received was one on vegetables! She made a felt carrot and a felt tomato from the materials provided.

We have plenty of felt at home so I’m planning to cut the pieces of felt into shapes, punch holes around the edge, get some yarn and use the plastic needle we got from this box to do more sewing!

sewing the carrot

sewing the carrot

tearing up the spongy cotton into smaller pieces

tearing up the spongy cotton into smaller pieces

stuffing the carrot

stuffing the carrot

tomato time

tomato time

close-up

close-up

colouring the basket template

colouring the basket template

colouring the basket template

almost done

vegetable basket

vegetable basket