Rock climbing is Tiring but so much FUN!

Rock climbing is not only about strength, it is about body-coordination. You need to look forward and plan your next grip. Ensure three points on the wall at any one time to avoid losing your balance. Does it sounds like growing up in society and facing our own life challenges?

Kang ascending the peak in style ! Our peak belongs to The Rock School at Bedok CC.

While goggling “Rock climbing”, Daddy came across a new term “free soloing”. Let Alex Honnold show you what is No-Sweat !! No gear, no rope, only mind powder and sheer belief !

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Quoting from the Rock-team :

We believe that, in a safe and fun environment as well as with the right guidance,
kids and youths could easily reap the benefits of rock-climbing. This includes bringing up their general fitness level and, more importantly, building up their character as they
overcome challenges conquering a wall several times their height.
What’s more, with our free parent-child climbs, kids and their parents may strengthen both bodies and family at the same time too !
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Climbing in a single file, that’s what they do at K2 summit too !

Our coach play “Shark’ with us, and jokes with us, to calm us down. Not many people climb walls before, and kids come with mixed expectations. Eager, excited and nervous.

After a few warm-up rounds, they now feel confident. Even the new obstacles (like hoola hoops) cannot deter kids’ enthusiasm.

Warning, jumping is not endorsed by Rock School, Daddy has to remind Kang not to jump too frequently !

Different colour codings to indicate the level of difficulty.

If you are confident, buckle up your harness. We are going for the real deal !

No uTurn. Kids face up to a 7m tall wall, conquer your fears keke.

One more round of safety briefing, when it comes to safety, Rock School takes nothing for granted.

And off they go. Climbing can be physically strenuous, but do not forget to have fun ! Yes, even when you fall and dangles in mid-air, remember to smile for Daddy’s camera :p

Actually, Daddy does not mind cliff-hanging with the kids. Kids will complain tired, “can I come down now?”, but when they reach the peak, their smiles say it all !

I DID IT !!

Did you know the most difficult task is coming down? Kids need to let go of their HANDS and let the coach glide/walk them down the cliff. Not easy 🙂

Anyway, Kids get a stamp for each conquered peak. They challenge each other to reach the top.

Punishing Fun Rock climbing is now available at Bedok CC.
Looking at the Tall Rock wall, parents would find it challenging too !
Kudos to kids for forging a path ahead, and conquering their own fear.

We are all certified little spideys ! Special thanks to the Rock School for hosting us, the kids did not want to leave after classes. As usual, you can pop by our Fanpage for more climbing actions.

We recommend that you pop by Mummy Angeline‘s blog to see how her two boys cope 🙂

On 21.22 July, a big Rock awaits families at Bedok CC. Rock climbing is not for boys only, the fastest climber was an Indian gal 🙂 You can register at http://therockschool.sg/trcc/ now.

You can reach The Rock School at :
– 6242 2106
http://www.facebook.com/therockschool.sg
http://therockschool.sg/

– The Rock School @Bedok Community Centre
850 New Upper Changi Road Singapore 467372

Marina Bay Sands Infinity pool

At Marina Bay Sands Infinity pool, what did Boon Yi do to make Daddy so angry again? Daddy also threw him in Malacca’s pool ! Read on to find out why we are hanging out at Marina Bay area again.

Click on video for a preview of SengkangBabies’ Water FUN !

Some of the icons spotted in and around MBS, including our Merlion friend.

Actually, we had pop by Jiu Jiu’s Marina Bay Sands (MBS) staycation last month. When Daddy told the kids that we can swim in the world’s tallest swimming pool, kids agree to behave immediately 🙂

Daddy brought Kang up to skypark for a sneak peek first. The weather is HOT, and we can already imagine ourselves soaking in the pool !

Skypark is really lush with greenery. Hello, this is a roof, but it is also an oasis, and not your usual concrete and mortar. So NICE !

Everyone must pose next to the “edge” when you up in MBS’s infinity pool :p

Although there is a safety gap beyond the wall, we would advise parents to ensure active kids do not try to scale the wall. There are also lifeguards on duty.

There is a wading pool for the younger ones

Needless to say, Yi and Xin truly are water babies too.

We went on a weekday, and it was already quite crowded. It will be hard to imagine how crowded the pool will be on a weekend. Forget about doing your laps 🙂

From the front, you can view Singapore’s Central Business district..

On the other side, we can catch the paranomic Gardens by the Bay. We did a short introduction about 29th Jun’s opening yesterday. This garden will be a nice picnic spot for families 🙂

Click for more Skypark and Swimming photos at SengkangBabies fanpage.

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Running with Cold Storage Kids

SengkangBabies sent the whole contingent down to Cold Storage Kid’s Run last month. Thanks to Marina Bay for the sponsorship 🙂

We arrive early and went under the checkpoint. Daddy told kids to pose like winners 🙂
We know it will be crowded later.

Heng family (BPDG) and Tan Family joined us to run around the Padang today Yeah !

The participants today are not only the young ones. Daddy will run with Kang and Yi, and even Mummy will tag team with Boon Xin.


Before the race, Mascots are roaming around to warm the kids up.


Boon Wee and Denver’s age group will get to go first, but they are in different groups.

Batch by batch, the kids Dash down the road when the airhorn is Blasted. This is 1600m category, kids are supposed to pace themselves ooops.

Parents are always eager to see how their kids perform, as they try to identify their little darlings among the crowd.

Wei and Denver have to clear 1,600M each. So Proud of them 🙂

Wei’s result :p

In life, there will always be ups and downs. We only wish our kids will pick themselves up after each fall, and learn from their mistakes.

A lot of parent bloggers were here this morning, but we only bump into Edmund and Sakura.

Daddy accompanied Kang on his 800M jog. Kang is happy to complete his circuit, and got rewarded with a medal 🙂

Yi joined Chloe and Gladys in the next category. That meant another 800M for Daddy.

Yi gets to climb higher for a better view (thanks to Phoebe for the photo)

Did you know that cheerleaders (in this case, HelloStrangers) will be cheering your kids. It helps when Daddy is also struggling to keep pace too keke 🙂

Finally, Xin participates in toddler’s category (they are not the smallest, there is even a Stroller category !!)

Daddy wonder whether Xin can run or not? She covered a whole 200m (out of 800m), before asking for and Mummy “hug hug”!  Maybe 200M is considered impressive for her small legs :p

Running around the Padang provide good eye-candy for the kids. Maybe, it can help them to run faster. We enjoyed ourselves throughly, and the kids get to catchup with their buddies again.

That evening, everyone gets to show off their achievements and medals.

We would like to thanks Marina Bay for inviting us to the run 🙂
For more fun running photos, do pop by SengkangBabies album.

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