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Part 2: Titans of the Past - Dinosaurs and Ice Age Mammals

Part 2: Titans of the Past – Dinosaurs and Ice Age Mammals

The 3,000 square meter exhibition at Singapore Science Centre displays dinosaurs and ice age mammals in their natural states, their growth and behaviours using animatronic effects. This exhibition is from The Museum of the Rockies (MOR) featuring the work of Dr Jack Horner, one of the world’s leading palaeontologists. “Science without physical evidence is opinion,...
Part 1: Titans of the Past - Dinosaurs and Ice Age Mammals

Part 1: Titans of the Past – Dinosaurs and Ice Age Mammals

We were invited to Singapore Science Centre for the “Titans of the Past” pre-launch party. The Titans of the Past – Dinosaurs and Ice Age Mammals exhibition will be held from 25 October 2013 to 23 February 2014. Jay and I brought Dot, Joey and Jensen to this party and they had a great time....
Day 2: Butterfly Garden, Cameron Highlands

Day 2: Butterfly Garden, Cameron Highlands

After our nature discovery tour, we asked our tour guide to drop us at the Butterfly Farm. However, he recommended us to visit the Butterfly Garden which was next to Butterfly Farm and we followed his advice. For only 5 RM for each adult, 2 RM for each child (child below five is free), we...
Day 2: Mossy forest Brinchang, Cameron Highlands

Day 2: Mossy forest Brinchang, Cameron Highlands

More than three years ago, Jay and I were here with my parents and in-laws at this cloud forest , which is also called mossy forest. Earlier this year, we also went to a man-made cloud forest at Garden by the Bay. This time, we brought our children who are between two to five years...
Day 2 : Nature discovery tour, Cameron Highlands

Day 2 : Nature discovery tour, Cameron Highlands

26 September 2013 We had to wake up early for breakfast and prepare for our morning half-day nature discovery tour to Sungei Palas BOH tea plantation, the summit of Gunang Brinchang and the Mossy forest. The children were happily doodling at the hotel lobby while waiting for our tour guide to pick us up. Sungei...
Day 1: A relaxing day at Cameron Highlands

Day 1: A relaxing day at Cameron Highlands

We were away for a short 4D3N (4 days 3 nights) holiday at Cameron Highlands with our friends and Dot’s favourite friend. All of us were looking forward to this long awaited trip, especially the children. We went to the Market Square at Kea farm, Sungei Palas BOH tea plantation, the mossy forest, Butterfly Garden,...
Dot learns different parts of a tree

Dot learns different parts of a tree

After Dot’s school, we were walking back to her grandma’s (my mom’s) place. As we walked, I saw the roots protruding out from the ground. Pointing at the roots, I asked Dot, “What are all these?” “I don’t know, ” she replied. There and then, I shared with her briefly about the various parts of...
Learn habit of observation by watching nature

Learn habit of observation by watching nature

Last week after the rain stopped, Jay and I brought the children outdoor to find the earthworms and insects. He dug the earth and out squirmed the wriggly earthworms. The children were terrified. Dot finally mastered her courage when she saw her dad holding the worm in his hand. She decided that she was brave...
Our "creepy crawlies" night adventure

Our “creepy crawlies” night adventure

Dot’s dad came up with the idea of going for a night exploration around our neighbourhood, which he called it “night adventure”. We usually do this together with Dot after our dinner. A torch is what we need to help us look out for the nocturnal insects that come out at night so as to avoid...
The Fox and the Child

The Fox and the Child

It was a special occasion that a little girl crossed path with a female fox. It took her many weeks to take one step at a time to build bridges to reach out to this wild animal. Many days and weeks were spent observing this wild creature and earning her trust. The little girl’s patience...
Our fancy flight to Flower Dome and Cloud Forest

Our fancy flight to Flower Dome and Cloud Forest

Buckle your seat belt and get ready for your flight into the land and mountain of exotic floras! “Flight of Fancy” – the theme of the two conservatories at Gardens by the Bay from 3 June till 21 July 2013. Here at Flower Dome and Cloud Forest, the two cooled conservatories house the floras from...
Up close and personal with the butterflies, macaws and iguana

Up close and personal with the butterflies, macaws and iguana

A couple friends blessed us with tickets to the Butterfly Park and Sky Tower at Sentosa. As the expiry date was end of April, we had to quickly utilized them before they became useless. J decided to take one day leave on the last week of April for this trip. My girl made this cute...
Get raw and grow wheatgrass at home

Get raw and grow wheatgrass at home

After watching “Forks over Knives“, a film documentary that examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods, Jay and I are persuaded to consume more plant-based food and less meat and...
A brave girl’s encounter with a spider at Jurong Bird Park

A brave girl’s encounter with a spider at Jurong Bird Park

Dot’s dad promised that he would bring her to Jurong Bird Park after her pre-nursery class, off we went to one of her favourite parks in Singapore. It was already noon when we reached the entrance of Jurong Bird Park and I had to quickly feed Dot her lunch and changed her outfit before we...
Kukup, Malaysia - kelong, nature and life

Kukup, Malaysia – kelong, nature and life

Our family together with my parents, siblings and relatives went to Kukup, a small fishing village located in the district of Pontian, Johor, on the Strait of Malacca in Malaysia over one of the weekends. During the long journey by coach, we had to diaper-wear Dot. When we finally reached Kukup, we changed Dot’s diaper...