100 things to explore during September school holidays

For your September school holiday (starting 06Sep), is anyone keen to play tourist in Singapore?
Remember 100% Singapore (百分百新加坡), the 8 episodes capturing Singapore unique and iconic bits and pieces?

Chapter 7 – SengkangBabies with Elephant playground
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Daddy enjoyed the show so much he is going through the documentary again.
You can get each chapter’s summary below and the catchup (8 episode videos) here.

You will enjoy going through 100 chapters of Singapore unique icons.
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Old playgrounds and biscuits from our childhood.
Singapore’s best hawker food and Hainan kopi.
Blow some bubbles and perhaps hot spring.
Our own 新谣 (Xinyao), traits like Singlish and Kiasu.

Total 100 chapters spread over 8 episodes.
Nostalgic experience and memory, familiar taste and touch. All Fun!




Do pop by SengkangBabies’ old playgrounds feature in Episode 7 and here.
Our kids will be kept busy this school holidays 🙂

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* Thanks to Threesixzero Productions for providing the 100 chapters breakdown

100% Singapore 百分百新加坡 Steady Lah !

Channel U’s 100% Singapore 百分百新加坡 just completed it’s 8 episodes run.
Ch U 100% old playground

We watch every episode, and we really enjoy the documentary.
We are not saying this because we appear in one of the episodes.

It tickles our funny bone when we can identify with the “Singaporean traits” (tissue paper chope, Singlish etc)

Coffeeshop 踢球(Tak4 kiu2) and 釣魚(Diao4 her2) brought back so many fond memories.

To quote from the producers
“这是一个百分之一百非常新加坡的记录。再怎么细微的人事物,只要有一份情感价值,那就是我们的集体回忆。
每集节目会据主题,例如怀旧篇,生活篇,美食篇等等,列出约12个新加坡最具代表性、独一无二的特色,直到我们抵达100!”

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Video : This is us on Episode 1, Old-playgrounds.

Personally, Daddy like these three episodes :
Episode 1 – 怀旧篇 (Nostalgia) – playgrounds and biscuits
Episode 4 – 自然 (Nature) – Pulau Semakau, Bidadari !
Episode 6 – 饮食篇 (Food) – Hawker centres, yummy Chicken Rice, Laksa 🙂

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Video : Before we end, listen to this catchy song again 🙂

(Credit Si Ying)

Miss any episodes? Pop by Xinmsn Catchup.
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Thank you 100% Singapore 百分百新加坡! You rock !
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Catch us on Episode 1 or background filming.
ps.. if you have enjoy 100% Singapore, we recommend you to follow SG50 activities 🙂

We are featured on Channel U’s 100% Singapore

**updated 2014Jan – our video uploaded at this post

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Tonight 8pm, catch us and Cheekiemonkies with our playgrounds on Channel U.

Channel U’s 100% Singapore (百分百新加坡) talks about 100 unique Singaporean traits in 8 episodes. Read our Teaser post.

The parents will be sharing their own childhood memories. Something like these old photos from Daddy’s childhood playground. He grew up with the Seal at Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 Block 134.

In the 80s, kids loved to climb up the seal’s head !
Old Dove playground

It was easy for the kids from our families to mingle and play catching once the producer says “Go”. Our kids love all types of playgrounds old and new 🙂
old playgrounds Singapore

And that was how we spend one Saturday morning in July.
oldest playgrounds singapore

More action shots can be found on SengkangBabies’ Fanpage.
old playgrounds photos, old playgrounds videos

Back to the cast, Ayd is our host with many talents, always full of expressions and gestures when doing interviews 🙂

.. and so Cheekiemonkies and SengkangBabies slide, swing, run and conquer the Seal at Dakota.

In between filming, kids had time for some exercise. We just hope their laughter did not wake up the quiet neighbourhood.

Next stop, Elephant at Pasir Ris. We visited this playground early 2011.

Again, kids start to do what they do best, ie PLAY. They know the playground is all theirs today 🙂

No need for any choreography, no need to shout “Camera Action!”.

Old Elephant playground Pasir Ris

After all the filming, a little treat is warranted. The kids are now friends with the filming crew’s big brothers and sisters 🙂

Video : Filming Fun at two playgrounds (we are number 7)

See you Channel U tonight at 8pm, our kids are excited 🙂

Thank you Channel U, for giving us an opportunity to share our Fun activities and nostalgic memories. Sengkang Babies blog is a platform to encourage more families to enjoy Family time.

Playgrounds old or new does not matter, as long as everyone have Fun !
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If you are curious about our “Old Playground” project which started in 2011, 8 of them are listed here, and we have more photos on our Fanpage. Sadly, 2 has already been torn down.

** do pop by our joint interview with NTU (Wee Kim Wee students) at the Old Toa Payoh Dragon.