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Explore nature with kids at Pulau Ubin

Explore nature with kids at Pulau Ubin

17 Jun 2017 We have been wanting to visit Pulau Ubin, which is also known as Granite Stone Island, and thought June school holiday would be a good time for our family to explore and experience nature there. I was expecting rain in the afternoon, as forecasted by the meteorological service. Thankfully, the sky was...
Growing Wheatgrass without Soil

Growing Wheatgrass without Soil

After growing wheatgrass with soil, growing wheatgrass without soil is really easy and requires minimum maintenance. The nutritional differences between those grown with soil at the early stage of growth are negligible as a major percentage of their mineral value comes from the seed itself. In 9-12 days, the wheatgrass is ready to be harvested...
Dot goes on a fishing adventure with her dad

Dot goes on a fishing adventure with her dad

This post is written by Dot’s daddy When I was a child, one of my favorite outdoor adventures was catching little fishes with my school friends after our classes. Whenever I share these childhood stories with Dot, she will always ask me to bring her there to fish. I decided to bring her for a...
3 Jan 2015 - Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

3 Jan 2015 – Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

With an available car to drive, since my sister was away for holiday with my brother and parents, we decided to visit Sungei Buloh wetland reserve, a mangrove ecosystem located in the north-western part of Singapore. It is a safe haven for several species of birds on their annual migration and has a rich biodiversity of flora...
Day 6 : Departing from Bilpin to Sydney

Day 6 : Departing from Bilpin to Sydney

19 Jun 2014 Departing from Bilpin Springs Lodge We woke up earlier so that we could spend our last few hours enjoying the morning fresh air and chirping of the birds at the lodge. I took my cup of hot chocolate and went out to enjoy the cool weather while Dot walked down the steps...
Day 5 : The Three Sisters and Scenic World, Katoomba

Day 5 : The Three Sisters and Scenic World, Katoomba

18 Jun 2014   The Three Sisters and Scenic World at Katoomba After our breakfast at the lodge, we walked to another bigger pond to fish. Coolpa went with us. Along the way, Dot was trying to play the role of “owner”, commanding Coolpa to follow her. The pond was surrounded by tall green trees...
Day 4 : A fun-filled day at Bilpin Springs Lodge, Blue Mountains

Day 4 : A fun-filled day at Bilpin Springs Lodge, Blue Mountains

17 Jun 2014 Bilpin Springs Lodge, Blue Mountains I woke up early and took a peek out of the curtain to see a bright and cheery day awaiting for us. Hearing the birds chirping and the clucking of the hens filled my heart with excitement. While Dot was still dozing away on the warm and...
NParks heART for Nature workshop

NParks heART for Nature workshop

26 April 2014 It was weekend morning. What a great start of the day at the Bukit Batok Nature Park. Dot and I were there for picnic more than one year ago and we really like this park. This time, we were there to learn more about the birds living there in the NParks heART...
Nurturing a sense of wonder in preschool child

Nurturing a sense of wonder in preschool child

How can we nurture a sense of wonder in our preschool child? As parents, it’s important to understand why the sense of wonder is so critical and important in a child’s life; and to revive the delight in the mysteries and beauty of nature. “If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of...
Learn patience and perseverance on the go

Learn patience and perseverance on the go

10 Feb 2014 After her class dismissal, Dot asked for permission to play at the playground. When I gave her the go-ahead, she dashed for the playground, together with a few of her classmates. Maybe that’s the best part of their school hours – free play at the playground. They chased one another around the...
Wild flowers and pine cones

Wild flowers and pine cones

Dot likes to pick wild flowers when she goes outdoor. She cannot resist these little flowers when she sees them. She picks them and gives them away, probably her way of showing affection. Sometimes, it becomes a little adornment on her hair. Dot loves to spend some time “monkeying around” at the exercise corner every...
Dot's first earrings from nature

Dot’s first earrings from nature

Jay brought Dot and her friends outdoor in the evening on Friday. They walked along path which is lined with the acacia trees. On the ground, there are a lot of dried up curly pods that fell from the acacia trees. Dot came back with a pair of acacia earrings – her first natural earrings that...
Our homegrown vegetables

Our homegrown vegetables

A few months back, we brought the children outdoor after the rain. Jay caught some earthworms that he would like to grow in his own pot but sadly, most of them died. One day, J was beaming with joy when he saw earthworms growing in another pot without much effort on his part. He quickly...
A new grocery shopping experience at the Weekend Farm

A new grocery shopping experience at the Weekend Farm

Buying fresh produce is my favourite pastime as my family juices raw vegetables and fruits almost daily. When I go to supermarket, the usual places you can find me are the fresh vegetable and fruits section. And I shop online for organic fresh produce too. I was happy that my sister brought us to the...
Day 3: Agrofarm tour, Cameron Highlands

Day 3: Agrofarm tour, Cameron Highlands

27 September 2013 It was raining cats and dogs in the morning. So thankful that when it was time for our afternoon agrofarm tour, the sky was clear and bright again. We went to a traditional vegetable and fruit farm, hydroponics farm using Israel’s farming technology, watercress farm, cactus garden and a flower nursery that...