Meals on Wheels Touch Community Services

We did something special on Chinese New Year Eve 年除夕. I mobilised three chaps to help deliver meals to the elderly.

Meals on Wheels is organised by Touch Community, more details here.

Everyone is busy with work and home-cleaning, but old folks still need to have their meals.

It was a hot day. We got 16 meals to deliver before we head home for our own reunion dinner 团圆饭. Told the kids that not everyone has a family to celebrate Chinese New Year together.

I hope they get the hint that FAMILY matters.

.

Tasks for kid.

They got to navigate the lifts and stairways to find the correct unit. Some blocks are U-shape and there might be up to four lifts for you to explore :p

Some help me to key in the next postal code or help me plan the “route”.
Some help me to arrange the meals in order.

Family effort 🙂

Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels

They took up the challenge, perhaps they found the experience similar to a treasure hunt? Be it sense of achievement or feel-good, I am super proud of the kids’ involvement in charity.

Along the way, we got to enjoy scenic vantage points. Example high rise city view from Bendemeer or the unique “slopes” skyline of Potong Pasir.

There are so many symmetries in our urban landscapes.    

Delivery done, we are ready to head home.
Fortunately, the rain managed to hold.

Meals on Wheels Tips:

-Enquiry at 68046565 or email homecare@touch.org.sg
Meals on Wheels website

We were delivering from Touch HQ at Toa Payoh Lorong 1 Block 173.
(delivered 16 packs to 14 homes in Bendemeer and Potong Pasir)

-Volunteers are delivering two meals per day, every day. Choose lunch or dinner delivery, each session will be 2 to 3 hours

-You can form your own group (friends or corporate), designate one driver and the rest “runners”

-Take note volunteers will absorb petrol, ERP, carpark fees etc

Two main activities for volunteers:
– packing
– delivery

-The most challenging portion is the packing. We need to ensure we pack the correct meals (example halal, non-halal ). Nobody wants to deliver the wrong meals and delay someone’s dinner

-Every group will be given a delivery list. Just GPS to the units and deliver
-If in doubt, ask. There is a mobile “hotline” if volunteers needs assistance

 

 

Little Zoo Cafe Bangkok, animals are too cute

Many adorable pets await at Little Zoo Cafe!
The caption below could be “Feed me“.

Little Zoo Cafe
Little Zoo Cafe

There are two branches of Little Zoo Cafe in Bangkok. We went to the popular one (read long queue) near Siam BTS.

Cafe is 5 min walk from Siam BTS station ( GPS 13.744325, 100.531799).

Do take note Cash only payment. ฿350 (about Sgd 15) and ฿290 for adult and child respectively (child must be under 130cm).

Ticket price is inclusive of drink+dessert+sock.
Guests can only wear Little Zoo Cafe issued socks and crocs.

We waited for 45min before it was our turn.  Queues of up to 60min are common as guests can stay inside whole day!

(Hint: Maybe someone stay in queue and the others go shop/eat in neighbourhood)

We had a fun 2 hours lingering and petting the dogs, the cat and all things furry 🙂

As if the animals are not adorable enough, the names are even  fanciful too. Try asking the staff to identify Cheesecake and Butter (haha!)

All animals cute and Instagramable, but they need to work shifts too 🙂

Video (YouTube link) : Fun interaction at Little Zoo Cafe

 

If you have not make up our mind yet, look at these adoring eyes. They were seated on a bench waiting for us to approach them (even macho Dads will become soft-hearted)


Walao! The dogs and furry friends look cute even when they are taking naps.

The bunny is bigger than the dogs.

The friendly parrot and owl. So many variety of pets at Little Zoo Cafe.

Side track to the desserts. This are meant for human consumption, do not feed cakes to pets! F&B is so so 🙂

The most friendly pals are the corgis. Elongated, ever friendly, there are three plump ones hee hee 🙂

Then you have Hippo (seriously haha, these guinea pig is called Hippo!)

Chinchilla, the one with bloodshot eyes. But this cute fellow is like a furball rolling from your limp to your shoulder to your head.

We cannot keep animals at home, so this is as close as we get to owning a pet heh heh.

   

Tender loving care from Little Zoo Cafe staffs. You should see the mayhem when the lady boss appear, all the pets were chasing after her for a cuddle 🙂

One of the staff whispering to the resident cat. Cats got attitude, they do not like to socialise.

Kids feeding the dogs, Again. Hope the pets got to exercise afterwards.

Our kids got a lot of love to share. But our gal was a bit apprehensive at the super-friendly dogs haha 🙂

Sharing more “Family” portraits  🙂

Tell me, how can you not cuddle this fellow!

Hello Meerkat, she keeps digging for worms. Very active, and she sometimes come out and disturb humans too.

No worry, she is very curious and friendly. (Google Meerkat Manor for video series)

How much is that puppy at the shop?

There are many animal and pet cafes in Bangkok. The other famous one are Big Dog Cafe and TrueLove (Huskies, IG video below).

We chose Little Zoo Cafe because of the variety of animals.

 

Little Zoo Cafe Tips:

-No reservations allowed, only walk in
-Even though queue is long, Little Zoo Cafe control the number of guests

-We have already mention cafe does not accept credit card, only cash
-Little Zoo Cafe Facebook and contact +66 92 448 1116

-These animals move fast! You need to have Super fast camera or ask assistants to ask the puppies to “pose”

-The animals are well loved by the staff
-On occasions when there are spills, drinks and urine, everything is mopped away efficiently.

-It was a good opportunity for kids to take care of their little friends
-More cute animals can be found on SengkangBabies Facebook album.

~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~ ~~~

We will be sharing more about our Bangkok Family Itinerary. Meanwhile, you can read our Thailand adventures here:

-Instagram #skbThailand

Khao Kho Itinerary
Sea of Clouds at Tanrak Talaymok Resort
(Khao Kho Photos are here and here)

Bangkok Itinerary with Klook
Little Zoo Cafe (photos album)