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 🙂
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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 🙂
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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 🙂

GoPro’s fisheye lens mean we can always wefie without missing out anyone 🙂
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 🙂
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 🙂
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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 🙂
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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 🙂
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!

The MAD Race

[ Media Invite ]

This morning, we participated in the 5km The MAD race (Make a Difference, organised by Touch) at Sentosa.
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Any day with psi less than 100 is a good day, Olaf greeted us on the beach and she is not melting.
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One photo before we start, when everyone is still fresh.
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All dressed in yellow, runners and walkers are participating in the MAD Race today, to increase awareness for depression.
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Nevermind if we are not the fastest, we try our best.
More importantly, run together and enjoy the day as a family 🙂
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We have to encourage Boon Xin to keep up, as she still lacks stamina to complete the 5km. Her style is sprint, pant, walk, repeat again haha.

This race has another feature. We need to collect all seven bands to form a rainbow.
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The volunteers were always eager to give her more Hi5, they even gave her extra bands for her efforts 🙂
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Remember to have some photo mementos. We seldom explore this side of Sentosa, Palawan Beach.
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Sometimes, we stop for peacocks too.
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Boon Yee (Bro to sis chat) : 1 more km, Boon Xin!
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Our friends who joined us this morning, Jbabies and Mabel 🙂
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Yes, we did it! Another run to remember 🙂
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I shared with the kids MAD race is not for mad people. Some folks suffer from depression and understand very little about treatments and social stigma. Our MAD Race today hopes to make a difference and hopefully raise some awareness about mental health.

Boon Xin colouring her Singa at the post-run carnival.
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More details about MAD race can be found on their website and Fanpage.

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* Do pop by our running adventures on this link.