Daily Archives: October 28, 2013

RAWR! Titans of the Past at the Science Centre

I know lots of kids (mainly boys) who LOVE dinosaurs and the new Titans of the Past – Dinosaurs & Ice Age Mammals exhibition at the Science Centre will totally knock their socks off!

Titans of the Past

Titans of the Past

We attended a preview of the exhibition last Thursday and there were lots of fun activities for the kids. From balloon sculpting to body painting and airbrush tattoos, there was so much to entertain the kids even before we even entered the exhibition!

whispering in N's ear

whispering in N’s ear

with their dinosaur balloon sculptures

with their dinosaur balloon sculptures

dinosaur origami

dinosaur origami

getting a rainbow dino on her arm

getting a rainbow dino on her arm

so cute!

so cute!

The 3,000 square metres exhibition features two international travelling dinosaur exhibitions from The Museum of the Rockies (MOR), USA Montana and Aurea Exhibitions, Argentina. The exhibition from MOR was developed by world renowned paleontologist Dr Jack Horner (technical advisor for the Jurassic Park movies!). There are real fossils (including the largest T-Rex skull ever found), replicas and state-of-the art animatronics.

checking out the development of the Triceratops skull

checking out the development of the Triceratops skull

learning why dinosaurs sounded different at different stages of life

learning why dinosaurs sounded different at different stages of life

this dinosaur was pregnant when it died!

this dinosaur was pregnant when it died!

very impressive T-Rex skull

very impressive T-Rex skull

Anya was frightened of this T-Rex

Anya was frightened of this T-Rex

little dino experts at work

little dino experts at work

fossilised poo!

fossilised poo!

making little dino hats

making little dino hats

ta-daa!

ta-daa!

touching fossils

touching fossils

Ice Age animals

Ice Age animals

Titans of the Past is an impressive exhibition that’s worth visiting. Anya is not particularly interested in dinosaurs but she really enjoyed the exhibition so I’m planning a return visit with Adam!. We have been watching Ice Age at home so he’ll really appreciate seeing the animals at their actual size!

The Titans of the Past exhibition runs till 23 February 2014 at the Science Centre Annexe from 10am to 6pm. Inclusive of admission to the Science Centre, it’s $25 for Adults and $19 for Children (3-12 years old). Plan to spend at least 2 hours there!

do not feed the Anyasaurus!

do not feed the Anyasaurus!

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Ultimate Hawker Fest

We dragged the kids down to Ultimate Hawker Fest 2013 at Millenia Walk 2 Saturdays ago. The stalls there were handpicked by Dr Leslie Tay of ieatishootipost and is a charity event in support of over 28,000 beneficiaries of TOUCH Community Services. The event was well set up, with lots of tables to stand at and several garbage disposal points that were cleared very regularly. My only grouse is that the very popular stalls ran out of food before I could get any! Would have been nice to have more drink stalls as well since there was only Coke and coconut juice (which had a long queue).

Ultimate Hawker Fest at Millenia Walk

Ultimate Hawker Fest at Millenia Walk

The Sam Willows

The Sam Willows

prawns deep fried served and coated with pumpkin sauce by Siang Hee Seafood

pumpkin prawns by Siang Hee Seafood

kueh pie tee shells filled with langoustines and topped with Buah Keluak, accompanied by 2 shot glasses of Durian Pengat by Chef Paul Then of Orchard Hotel

langoustine kueh pie tee by Chef Then of Orchard Hotel

durian pengat!

durian pengat that accompanied the kueh pie tee

tahu telor and beef rendang nasi padang by Rumah Makan Minang

beef rendang nasi padang by Rumah Makan Minang

pork jowl char siew by Fatty Cheong

pork jowl char siew by Fatty Cheong

ngor hiang by China Street Fritters

ngor hiang by China Street Fritters

Adam being a grump

Adam being a grump