Fire Station open house

[ This is a repost from our old blog ]

Every Sat from 0900 to 1100 is Fire station open house.

The last time we went Sengkang Firestation was in 2008. Look at how Yi has grown since then, although he is still very much adorable.

This time round, our Sengkang neighbour Daddy Vincent and Xavier joined us. The kids had so much fun bantering together, talking about the ambulance, fire-engine, fireman and water fun.

We can role play as medic or fireman.

We took some quiz, and everyone gets to wear the coveted Fireman’s hat !

We can play with the ladder.. it is free :p
You need one adult to accompany each child, if you wish to access the ladder.

Hello, can you hEar us !

A visit to a fire-station is not complete until you have a shower :p

..and Laughter 🙂

Visit our little fire fighters in our fanpage.
Click to read our Fire-Station adventures (Central and Tampines branch).

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Punggol Park

Those new to North East area will be confused why there is a Punggol Park in the middle of Hougang. Long before Sengkang and Punggol township were ready, Punggol road was plying from old Punggol to Hougang towards Upper Serangoon road.

That was the period when Punggol End was still filled with Seafood restaurants 🙂

Sengkang is blessed with a lot of Greens, all within a leisurely 15min ride. Do pop by our Neighbourhood Park explorations.

Since our last visit, Punggol Park has some new ammenities, the lake and playground are always popular with families, especially during weekends.

Joggers and cyclists like to run rounds around the lake’s circumference.
But it is still called Punggol Park 🙂

Punggol Park is located between Buangkok, Sengkang and Hougang.

Video (Link): Cycling in Sengkang and Punggol Park

Boon Yee and Boon Xin enjoys the trip most, they were riding pillions !

As our weekends are packed with kids’ curriculum, we really treasure the opportunity to explore the parks. Building our family bonds through a leisurely ride.

Before we head home, kids need to explore the playground first 🙂

Along the way back, we pass by Sengkang Firestation, and some big longkangs (drains). Daddy used to climb down and catch guppies in his younger days, although this might not be recommended now. Flash flood can sweep the strongest swimmers away.


Teach the kids how to cycle
, and your weekends will be packed with exploration trails 🙂

Sengkang Babies’ HDB story

Today, we will talk about SengkangBabies’ HDB (Housing Development Board) Story. It is quite obvious SengkangBabies call Sengkang home (家) right 🙂

If we have a timeline for Sengkang’s history, it would look something like this.

1999 – we got the key to our new house

2000/2001 – ROM and Wedding ceremony

2003/2005/2007/2009 – Every two year, one baby pop out 🙂

2009 – SengkangBabies blog was born together with Boon Xin, our princess.

The Beginning

A house is not a home.
We started with a dream.
We wanted to build our future together.

As we sketch out our masterplan, colours, material, designs symbolise our ideal home (家). As the months went by, we see our Hall, Kitchen and rooms taking shape.

We are Proud owners.

As we renovate our house, Sengkang is also undergoing upgrading. Since we move in a decade ago, Compasspoint, MRT 2003, integrated interchange, and wet market slowly came on board.

Maybe the policy makers had intentionally left out the cinemas and shopping centers.
When couples are lonely, Sengkang experience a small baby boom :p

New Family

This is our HDB story.
We have build up our 5-room nest over the last decade.
Time flies !

Other than a slightly more messy nest, no thanks to the kids, you can expect to hear laughter (most likely from kids) and occasionally screams from yours truly and Mummy.

Either way, our home is always lively, never quiet.
No points for guessing who are the parent’s little nemesis haha 🙂

Our Neighbourhood

We love Sengkang so much, we named our blog “SengkangBabies 盛港宝宝” 🙂
Sengkang (and Punggol) neighbourhood is our playground, our home, our childhood.



What about the kids? Do they love their home, neighbours, school and friends? We have provided a warm loving home for our kids, and we are glad the siblings are bonding well.

Video : Boon Yee and Boon Xin sharing their umbrella, sweet 🙂

We ask our children to draw their home. Some draw HDB, while others prefer bungalows. We can see cartoons of our family and the “imaginary” pet 🙂

With our HDB flat, Mummy and Daddy’s Dream of a Happy Family has been realised.

Have you started building your nest yet?
iProperty might just help you find your dream home 🙂

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