Sunday, May 1, 2016

Edu-tainment Trail @ City Square Mall

May marks the start of Examination and our children are busy preparing for their up-coming Semester Examination (SA1). While we have been hopping between libraries where they can self-study in a conducive environment, they also needed a break away from the books.

Yesterday, we joined 2 other families for a Edu-tainment Trail at City Square Mall. We started off with entertainment where the children played at the Eco-Playground, an environmentally-friendly playground where the equipment is made of wood sourced from forest product producers that are certified by Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).


What I like about the playground is the usage of wood material that does not feel as hot in the scorching weather. The colourful merry-go-round seems to be the favourite apart from the swing and see-saw.


The kiddos had fun spinning. 

City Square Mall is known to be a Eco-friendly Mall but do you know what are the eco-friendly features within? We learned that the Green Roof has solar panels which harness solar energy to power fresh air cooling for the Fountain Square. Each level in City Square Mall has a unique theme and you can find them near the lift area. Everyone can shop with an eco-learning experience.


What we learnt through the trail. One of it was spotting the huge Angsana tree in City Green which was conserved during the construction phase.

We stopped by for lunch at the newly opened noodle house - Face to Face Noodle House (面对面). With many outlets in Malaysia, serving assorted noodle selection on its menu, it opened its first outlet in Singapore. More about Face to Face Noodle House in a separate post.


To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters (ABC Waters) programme, PUB has designed a collection of 10 life-sized Water Wally figurines (Water Wally Explores ABC Waters)  to showcase the features and activities that the community can enjoy at the ABC Waters sites. City Square Mall is the first mall to display such figurines!


Track Water Wally's journey on PUB Facebook and Instagram


We had a few spins on the wheel but did not win the Water Wally Plushy!! Nevertheless, we had a few keychains and lovely calendars to take home.


The weather has been getting really hot in the months of April. Do you know that Singapore was hit by dry spell in 2014 that affected the water levels in our reservoirs? Although Singapore is hot and humid throughout the year, we experience changes in temperature and variation in rainfall that makes up the different seasons.

Initiated by PUB, Singapore's national water agency, the images of four seasons in Singapore were curated in collaboration with a local Instagram community, instaSG. The images were exhibited yesterday.


I really enjoyed the instagrammers' impression of Singapore where heavy rainfall brilliantly reflect the cool wintry season and the carpet of fallen leaves and wilted shrubs felt like Autumn.

City Square Mall
Address: 180 Kitchener Road, Singapore 208539

18 comments:

  1. It's been a while since i visited city square mall? Have you taken your kids to kallang wave mall water playground as well? They have a pretty nice playground as well.

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    1. Yes! I brought the kids to the water playground at Kallang Wave once. It was fun and they went there to skate too.

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  2. I go to City Square Mall quite often and I didn't realise there's an edutainment trail! Did the kids enjoy it or is it more fascinating for adults?

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    1. The Edu-tainment trail was an event but I think parents can DIY for the children too.. there are lots of fun facts around the mall and it is pretty fun for the kids

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  3. I was supposed to be there but missed it. I am sure activities would have been fun.

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    1. I see! The children had loads of fun at the playground and hunting for clues. But spinning for the water wally plushy was the main highlight! It was fun!

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  4. I like City Square Mall! Full of family friendly amenities and being eco-friendly is a bonus!

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    1. I like City Square Mall too. Not too crowded and it has everything under one roof :)

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  5. I like City Square Mall. First of all, there is a lot for kids to do and secondly so many food options around it.

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    1. I love the food options there too. plus it is along the NE line and it is near town :)

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  6. Oh my, my elder girl favourite noodles stall Face to Face at City Square Mall. We need not drive down to JB for our cravings, yeah!!

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    1. Wow! Seems like you have tasted Face to Face in Malayisa? This is our first time trying and there is quite a lot of people in the restaurant. Not bad :)

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  7. Oooh! I like those Wally Water plushies!

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    1. Me too!! But we did not have any luck winning one.

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  8. Wow, it seems fun!! Too bad I had to miss it this time!! I heard the Face to Face Noodles is pretty good!!

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    1. I think it is value for money and the noodle dishes are pretty nice.

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  9. We go to CitySq Mall for movies and grocery shopping. I like it that it is eco-friendly!

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    1. We go there for movies at times too. Love the shops within the mall and there are many eateries.

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