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… Continue reading Kukup, Malaysia – kelong, nature and life

{Love Gifts} Creative Christmas Card Crafting with Kids

“Mummy, I want to use this for art and craft.” I’m glad that of late Dot has been telling me that she wants to use certain materials for art and crafts. That’s the fruit of labour from our countless hours spent exploring the many possibilities of creating crafts using simple day-to-day stuff. We have tried… Continue reading {Love Gifts} Creative Christmas Card Crafting with Kids

Fun gardening time for our little gardener-to-be

The recent Friday morning was Dot’s first day of work in the community garden using the gardening toolbox that she won from a photo contest organized by NPark. She rode her bicycle and her gardening tools to the community garden which is only five-minute from our block. Daddy gave her a short briefing on what… Continue reading Fun gardening time for our little gardener-to-be

Our best experience in Bali – Bali Safari & Marine Park

Initially, we planned to include Ubud, the centre of art and tourism, in our itinerary and but in the end we chose to stay one-night at Mara River Safari Lodge which was nestled inside Bali Safari and Marine Park. A destination that all of us, especially Dot, had been looking forward to during our Bali… Continue reading Our best experience in Bali – Bali Safari & Marine Park

Kintamani, where Mount Batur is still active

Kintamani is a highland area north of East Bali where the active volcano Mount Batur and Lake Batur are located. Usually tourists go for a day trip and unless you are planning to do mount trekking or the like in the wee hours then accommodation will be good. It can get chilly so it is… Continue reading Kintamani, where Mount Batur is still active

Why children need nature

More than a week ago, we went to Botanic Garden for a stroll and Dot tried climbing a big Tembusu tree but failed at her first attempt. She is not discouraged. She saw a smaller tree yesterday and said that she wanted to climb. I replied her,”This tree is too small. If you climb on… Continue reading Why children need nature

Tree climbing is good for our children

This Monday, Evelyn and I with our girls went to Botanic Garden. It was my second trip there after my recent Saturday trip to Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden. This time we slow walked from Botanic Garden MRT to FFT which is from one corner of the garden to the other end. It took us about… Continue reading Tree climbing is good for our children

Hello caterpillar and bye-bye butterfly

One day, we went on a lookout for a cute little lime caterpillar….  As always, J is the one who first spotted the lime caterpillars and grasshoppers living on a lone lime. On closer look, this lime tree is beaming with life – it is a natural habitat for caterpillars, grasshoppers and ants. I can… Continue reading Hello caterpillar and bye-bye butterfly

Go go go go..we are on a SEED adventure

For the month of April, we are embarking on the “Seed” adventure. We will be out and about to check out the seeds in our neighbourhood and beyond. These two books help us to kick-start our “Seed” adventure! A quick search on YouTube led us to this very interesting video about Seed Dispersal. httpv://youtu.be/zbQ1jWl3AOM After… Continue reading Go go go go..we are on a SEED adventure

Nature speaks

It seems like of late little plant by the sidewalk and the orange sky are speaking to me. Let me explain. One late morning, I just got off the bus with Dot and was on our way to my mom’s place. As I walked, this little plant by the sidewalk just seems to speak to… Continue reading Nature speaks

Our walk at the last ‘kampung’ in Singapore – Pulau Ubin

It has been more than 3 years since I last stepped on Pulau Ubin, the rustic sunny island off northeast of Singapore. Visiting Pulau Ubin brings me back nostalgic memories of those days when I stayed in my grandparents’ zinc roof house chasing a dog, fishing, catching bugs, climbed trees – so carefree and fun.… Continue reading Our walk at the last ‘kampung’ in Singapore – Pulau Ubin