Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Fun Day at Singapore Discovery Centre (Family Explorers Membership)

Hubby and I took the week off planning to spend time with our growing teenagers. Our initial plans to travel overseas after our boy's A-levels went down the drain with the continuing instability of the Covid situation - particularly the latest Omicron variant.

We decided to be tourists in our own country - to relax and just have an enjoyable time together. It is a lot harder to plan for activities for our teenagers compared to when they were younger but they have been really accommodating to park their time aside for us too. 

I was browsing for locations that we have not been to in the recent years and chanced upon Singapore Discovery Centre. I thought it may not be a good fit for our teens but was delighted to learn that there are fun attractions like Escape Room and Laser Tag which will definitely be of interest to them.


As we are planning to do a variety of activities there, signing up for Singapore Discovery Centre's Family Explorers Membership will earn us the most savings!

For only $120, we are entitled to one time play at Escape Room, Laser Tag, XD Theater Ride and monthly redemption to watch selected Blockbuster Movie at IWerks Theater through our 1 year membership! A good deal as price of playing at Escape room usually cost about $100 already and now we get to enjoy all the activities that could cost our family more than $200 at half price.

Monday, October 4, 2021

Covid Home Recovery Journey Guide

After a Shocking Day 1, we were in for more surprise the following day. Being close contacts with our boy, chances of us contracting the virus is pretty high. Under Health Risk Warning (HRW), we need to do our Antigen Rapid Test (ART)

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Covid Home Recovery Journey & What To Do

With the rising number of Covid cases in the community, I thought we may eventually get the virus at this rate too. Never did I imagine that it will hit us so fast and furious that brings 3 out of 4 family members down.

We have no idea how the virus invaded in and there was no time to ponder the why and how. What was left for us to do is to quickly take immediate actions - What do I do next?

In order not to overload the hospital resources to care for critical patients, home recovery is the default care management model for majority of the covid cases moving forward. While it is more comfortable to recuperate at home, there are definitely lapse, confusion and frustration throughout the process which will  need more time, manpower and revisions for the system to be re-evaluated to smooth the waiting and support process. 

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Suparakki Ramen (幸运拉面) - Ramen Bowl under $10

Am super excited to see Suparakki Ramen opening its 4th and newest outlet at Heartland Mall (Kovan)! This ramen shop is introduced to us by our boy who has heard many good reviews that it serves delicious ramen at an affordable price! 

Suparakki means 'Super lucky' in Japanese and hopes customers feel the luck with each bowl of goodness.

We had our first Suparakki Ramen bowl at the Yishun outlet which has very limited seating but comfortable. Though it feels a little cramp (due to our bigger sizes), I like the homely feel and decor which makes me feel like having a meal at an authentic Japanese ramen stall.

Suparakki Ramen (Yishun Outlet)

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Fort Canning Park - Singapore Parks

Fort Canning Park is one of Singapore's most iconic historic landmarks. Located in the heart of the city, it is a quick getaway and stress-busting remedy to embark in the hill's heritage trail and immerse with the nature. 

Although the park is about 18 hectares in size, Fort Canning features nine historical gardens!

Pancur Larangan, Artisan's Garden, Sang Nila Utama Garden, Jubilee Park, Raffles Garden, First Botanic Garden, Farquhar Garden, Spice Garden, Armenian Street Park

Monday, March 29, 2021

Sengkang Riverside Park & Sengkang Floating Wetland

Thanks to Covid, there is a shift in my lifestyle. I am loving my morning walks lately - exploring little corners of my homeland bit by bit whenever I can. Last week, I took a 3 hours walk from home to explore Sengkang Riverside Park - Sengkang Floating Wetland, continuing my way along Punggol Park Connector by foot, passing by Kampung Lorong Buangkok before making my way home. Did not expect to walk so much but covered about 8km at a leisure pace. 

Monday, March 22, 2021

Kyoto's Famous Menbaka Fire Ramen

Menbaka Fire Ramen kicks off with a bang when it was opened in November 2020 - long queues were seen crawling on its opening special 1 for 1 promo. Our boy is a die-hard ramen fan and hence we decided to wait till the heat is down before making our trip down to experience the fire ramen. 

Located at Level 5, Cineleisure Orchard, it is tucked at the corner upon exiting from the lift lobby. We were among the first few in line and customers of the day. 

While waiting, we check out the menu which is very simple and concise. Only 3 main ramens to choose - Tonkotsu Fire Ramen, Shoyu Fire Ramen and Vegetarian Fire Ramen

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Sembawang Hot Spring Park - Singapore's best natural foot spa

We have heard so much about the Hot Spring Park at Sembawang even before it was closed for renovation works. When it was reopened to the public in 2020, it was one of our top venue to visit but due to the sudden outbreak of Covid-19, we shelved our plans again till Phase 3.  

How to get there
By Bus
The nearest bus stops to Sembawang Hot Spring Park would be 
1) Blk 114 Yishun Ring Road (Bus Stop ID: 57129) 
Bus Number - 167, 167e, 800, 811 (A), 856, 858 (A), 859, 969, 980

2) Sembawang Road - Opposite Blk 115B Yishun Ring Road (Bus Stop ID: 57121)
Bus Number - 167e, 856, 858, 859, 969, 980

Takes about 8-10 mins walk from the bus stop to the park.

By Car
There is no carpark within the Hot Spring Park. The nearest carpark will be at Blk 114 Yishun Ring Road. Takes about 8 minutes to walk to the park from the carpark.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

CNY Red Packet Origami Cow

It is about 1 month to Chinese New Year - my favourite festival. Over time I have collected a lot of red packets at home and will try to make a simple craft every CNY. Went online to search and found this awesome red packet craft. Only need 2 red packets and you can fold into a cute origami cow.

Here is a video tutorial.

Hope this year will be a smooth sailing one for all!

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Let's Go Tour – Sustainability in Fish Farming @ Qian Hu Fish Farm

During the December School Holidays, we embarked on numerous nature and learning walks. After the experiential tour at Kampung Lorong Buangkok - Singapore's Last Kampung, we hop on another Edu-Tainment Story-Telling Walking Tour led by Let's Go Tour Singapore - this time taking us to Qianhu Fish Farm