SGSecure, keep Singapore Safe

SGSecureย (Singapore Secure) should not be new to Singapore. We see the logos on media, apps and campaigns. Outreach effort to reach school, communities and society. Our ministers are reminding us “Not If but When”.

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SGSecure app

We cannot only rely on security forces to protect us, everyone must be vigilant. SGSecure App allows us to report suspicious incidences and it can warn us to avoid incident areas too.

On one of our breakfast trips, we witnessed some SGSecure activities at Teck Ghee during Emergency Preparedness Day (EP), communities would get to witness how security forces handle disasters and incidences (especially terrorists related).

Community must trust and support each other, otherwise the perpetrators would have achieve their objectives. You might be surprised but some actually believe that Singapore’s racial-harmony happens by chance. With new immigrants in our melting pot, it will only get more challenging to gel everyone towards a common objective, that is

Keeping Singapore Safe.

Emergency Preparedness Day

The breakfast crowd witnessed how terrorists “kill” indiscriminately and took some hostages. Police and Protection forces were subsequently activated to subdue the bad guys.

Some of the take home message from our EP episode.

It might look a bit drama (staged), but we hope Singapore would be able to react to a real situation and stand strong in the aftermath.

Kids understand more about SGsecure’s take home message. One of it is “Run, Hide, Tell“. When it is not safe to call 999, we can sms 71999 to alert Police.

Everyone can apply “Press, Tie and Tell” to help another person.
In an emergency, ambulance might not reach us in time, and we need to alleviate a casualty’s condition and prolong his life. You need not be a first aider to apply some basic first aid skills.

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Once situation under control, SCDF can evacuate the casualties and MP shake hands ๐Ÿ™‚

Teaser 1.ย How many of you know about the nearest bomb shelter? I know Sengkang and Punggol MRT are not shelters, nearest one is at Buangkok MRT (refer SCDF website) .

I hesitate to mention HDB’s shelter storeroom, my family got six members, how to squeeze in?

Teaser 2.
In an earlier posts about 15th Feb, fall of Singapore during World War 2, I was not surprised that kids might not have any impression. Schools might let them prepare some sweet potatoes and social studies refresh the importance of history.

What was surprising was parents were not aware of significance of 15th Feb!

(but we all know 14th Feb Valentine’s)

 

Are Singaporeans really too complacent and naive when it comes to security matters?

Teaser 3.
How many kids were born when United States WTC (World Trade Centres) went down during event 911 (in 2001)? Till today, we still cannot fathom why terrorists would ram jets into buildings! Or do the kids even remember the riots in Little India?

 

Image credit SGSecure

War need not longer be conventional, other countries and ideologies might just need to engage in cyber attacks (fake news) to sow mistrust and break our social fabric and turn communities against one another.

Marawi is not exactly far from Singapore. We hear about radicals and extremists in Malaysia and Indonesia. Even Singaporeans are being radicalised!

Even if the terrorists are not on our shore yet, Singaporeans love to travel. We better know how to respond and evacuate during an emergency.

Video (YouTube link): Drilling the kids on fire evacuation

 

Do pop by other security related posts on our blog -> http://sengkangbabies.com/tag/sgsecureย  (Some topics include First aid kits and extinguishers at home, HDB evacuation)

Look out for the nextย Emergency Preparedness Day scheduled for 26th Aug. We would recommend these three venues for the next family outing.

EPC (SCDF)
Harmony in Diversity gallery)
– Fire stations open house

Fire station open house

More about SGSecure and Police Repsonses on YouTube:
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Run Hide Tell

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(I am not talking about all the fake news online yet, it will be challenging for us to identify what is true and false in an emergency)ย 

Perfect Christmas Gifts for Parents

Christmas is the time when we celebrate our blessings and share them with others.
We have two Christmas gifts ideas for active and adventurous family members.

1. FitBit Charge HR
Fitness tracking devices are the rage recently. Everyone wish to track their heartbeats and fitness journeys ๐Ÿ™‚
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With my Fitbit Charge HR, I can track my jogging and cycling sessions, my sleep and even calories!
Being healthy is not only about sports, but engaging in good nutrition and healthy habits.
This little device now ensures that I do not slack in my pursuit for healthier and fitter lifestyle.
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I always believe that a sporty family is a happy one. You will definitely see my families outdoors more often.
Charge up your Fitness!
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Follow our Sports (Cycling and Jogging) journeys at this link http://sengkangbabies.com/sports/fitbit-charge-hr-motivates-me-to-improve-my-health.

While exercising, we can look fashionable and sporty too. Many more Fitbits on this website.

2. GoPro Hero
This is every boy and Dad’s dream toy. I have brought my GoPro underwater, Gokart, hiking, cycling, themeparks and basically anywhere! I only need to bring it paragliding or parasailing ๐Ÿ™‚
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The fun thing about GoPro is it captures our outdoor family activities. The stunned face on the roller coaster, the smiles when we go snorkeling. The freedom of cycling ๐Ÿ™‚

GoPro’s fisheye lens mean we can always wefie without missing out anyone ๐Ÿ™‚
Holiday photos look different with a GoPro.
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Pop by our GoPro adventures –> http://sengkangbabies.com/fun/gopro-be-a-hero.
* We have recommended four spots to soak in Christmas atmosphere too (link).

This post was created as part of Bloggers Guide to Xmas. For Christmas tips, sneak peeks and giveaways from the Blogosphere, hop to http://sg.localguide.to/xmas to read now!

Festive locations to visit with your family this Christmas

Come December every year, and everyone’s got the festive moods.
Orchard Road lightup, Christmas trees everywhere, parties and feasting.

We are sharing our own favourite Christmas venues in this post ๐Ÿ™‚
Singapore lies smack on the equator, the high humidity means we are always perspiring :p
That is not going to discourage families from enjoying the festive mood in the month of December.

We have a few personal favourites to recommend, and you guessed it.
If the venue has snow (I mean foam), it will score high on kids’ FUN rating.

1. Gardens by the Bay
The Super trees never disappoint. With their tall structure, add in a few “lightbulbs” and tata instant Christmas Trees ๐Ÿ™‚
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The highlights are the beautiful illumination from the Italian Luminaries and Spalliera!
They blink like precious stones from miles away and families and friends cannot resist selfies with these beautiful arches.
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We always look forward to Gardens by the Bay’s Christmas celebrations, especially the Flower Dome!
Standing inside the dome and looking towards The Flyer, you have Singapore’s magnificent skyline infront of you.

The cool aircon does make us forget that we are in the tropics ๐Ÿ™‚
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This year, Flower Dome has been transformed into Toyland.
Teddies, Aeroplanes, Toy soldiers line the domes! Plenty of family photos for you and me.
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We have shared more details on our blog –>
http://sengkangbabies.com/mediainvite/christmas-toyland

Tips : Do not miss the Snow and Garden Rhapsody timing:

– Snow (Blizzard Time) – Mon to Thu, Sun 8, 9, 10pm. Fri and Sat 8, 9 and 9.45pm
Garden Rhapsody – Daily: 7.45, 8.45pm, Fri, Sat, and eve of PH: 9.30pm

*Do pop by GBTB Website and Fanpage

2. Universal Studios Singapore (USS)
Themepark, rides, meet and greet your favourite characters.
Hello Shrek, Optimus, Madagascar, Minions and Sesame Street.
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To our kids, USS is one of the happiest place in Singapore.
During the month of December, USS snows hourly!
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It is not real snow but kids could not care less ๐Ÿ™‚
Be prepared to stay there one whole day!
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Our 2014 review –> http://sengkangbabies.com/holiday/christmas-universal-studios-singapore

Tips : Catch the Hollywood Dream Parade if you pop by on selected Sat , Sun and PH.
* “Santa’s All-Star Christmas” runs from 1 December 2015 to 3 January 2016
**USS Website and Fanpage

3. Tanglin Mall
When the kids were smaller, no one did Snow foam better than Tanglin Mall.
Everytime we drove around the corners, Tanglin’s Christmas decoration and snow always look so inviting.
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I still remember Tanglin calling their “snow” avalanche”!
When you see the kids covered in foam from toe to head, you will understand why :p
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Even parents could not resist joining in the fun. I should bring the kids there one more round before they grow older. (2012 experience –> http://sengkangbabies.com/fun/tanglin-mall-is-snowing)

Tips : Regulars will wear swimwear and even rain coats, do bring a towel and spare clothes.
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– Avalanche (weekday) – 7.30pm to 7.45pm
– Snow (weekday) – 7.45pm to 8pm

– Avalanche (weekend & PH) – 7.30pm to 7.45pm, 8.30pm to 8.45pm
– Snow (weekend & PH) – 7.45pm to 8pm, 8.45pm to 9pm
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*Tanglin Mall Website

4. Changi Airport for the StarWars Fans (Dads and Mum)
Changi always has this mega bouncing castle at T3 during year end school holidays.
Families love to pop by Changi Airport for food and shopping, followed by some festive activities.
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The Force is strong at Changi this year, with X-wing and Tie fighter parked for the month of December!
Witness Stormtrooper crush the rebels every Sat 4pm.
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Besides the traditional bouncing castle, kids can navigate their BB-8 through a circuit too.
There are always so many activities to keep families entertained and fed at Changi Airport.

We really love the huge open space for kids to walk and run.
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Read our Starwars adventure here –> http://sengkangbabies.com/mediainvite/starwars-landed-changi-airport

Tips : Every Sat 4pm, watch the epic battle between Good and Evil
You might be interested to collect the cute Star Wars plush toys too.

*Changi Airport Fanpage

* We have recommended two Christmas Gifts for active parents here

This post was created as part of Bloggers Guide to Xmas. For Christmas tips, sneak peeks and giveaways from the Blogosphere, hop to http://sg.localguide.to/xmas to read now!