Fun for Free

You know SengkangBabies’ motto is “We bring you Fun!“, and we also tag ourselves “Ambassadors of Fun”.

There are a lot of attractions and playgrounds in Singapore but some tickets are on the high side. We share Singapore’s Top 3 attractions in an earlier post, and lament that a family of four will need to spend $80++ just for entry.

Water play at Fountains, Bugis Junction Fountain

We are fortunate that our Blog has been engaged for some media previews, saving a bundle. And we keep trying to highlight to whoever would listen, that our River Safari, Sea Aquarium and other world-class attractions can be made more affordable.

We were happy when Mummy Adora (GingerBreadMum) started Instagram #FunforfreeSG. She is asking for everyone to contribute “Fun and Free” activities, read her story here.

SengkangBabies IG, #FunforFreeSG, Free playgrounds Singapore

This is one of our FUN contributions πŸ™‚

Video : To adults, lifts bring you up or down a building. To kids, every lift ride is an adventure. And it is never a SIMPLE lift ride at NLB’s bubble lift.

Video : Talking about Play, we have been interviewed about our opinion on “Unstructured Play” (no rules, aka Children own-time-own-target). Daddy highlighted that kids nowadays are so helpless without their mobile devices, they come back to parents for playtime-ideas.

Hello, we used to design our own games in the 70s and 80s. Pop by more more kids friendly activities at

Do pop by IG #FunForFreeSG and view the Fun places in Singapore.
Fun need not be expensive, and although Singapore is small, there is no lack of playgrounds (just ask the kids).

We hope you will contribute and share your own Fun corners too πŸ™‚
Follow us on Instagram and Fanpage.

ps.. the first pic is Boon Yee and Boon Xin dashing at Bugis Junction’s Fountain.
Everyone was jealous of the Fun they had haha.

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 (η™Ύεˆ†η™Ύζ–°εŠ ε‘) 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 πŸ™‚
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 πŸ™‚

.. 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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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

See you Channel U tonight at 8pm, our kids are excited πŸ™‚

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.