Family Fun day at Sentosa

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Sentosa School holiday activities are keeping families busy during the one week school holidays (11 to 19 March).
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At Beach station, Drummers and Mascots are out in full force to drum up the bustling festive atmosphere. Pose with your favourite Mascots from Kidzania and MOSH!, or boogie with the 6-men band Outcast.

Mascots appearance timing :
– Moji! – Daily 1330 to 1400, 1630 to 1700
– Vita (Kidzania) – Daily 1230 to 1300, Play and Dance segment 1600 to 1630
– Outcast band – 18 and 19 Mar, 1330 to 1400, 1630 to 1700

Island life, State of Fun. party time !

We would like to highlight three sections for your Fun reference.

1) Activity and Brain Teasers booths outside Palawan Kidz City (same building as Kidzania and MOSH!) had games and tricks to engage kids or families.

Our kids’ favourite booth is “Vertical Victory”. Kids got to challenge each other to see who can slot the ball into the top hole in the shortest time 🙂

There are shelters to protect families against the elements, but we would recommend sunblock lotion anyway.

Kids really work and play hard to solve puzzles, too competitive.

Handicraft for the little ones (Little Hands and Minds)

Those looking for extra handicrafts should visit MOSH! cafe (3rd floor) for more Fun stuffs. We ran out of time as the events only start at 2.30pm.

2) Palawan Pirate ship is back and FREE! This site used to be called Port of Lost Wonder and families are clearly having Fun!

Splash! Water play is the perfect activity to cool off under the hot weather.

These are some other exciting performances and workshops at Palawan Pirate Ship.

* Newton Show (Science experiments) –
13,15,17 Mar – 1430 to 1500
19 Mar – 1330 to 1400, 1600 to 1630

* Mr Lighting Fingers (Balloons) – 16 Mar – 1330 to 1600, 1630 to 1700

* Do head to MOSH! cafe for more workshops (example Newton Master Class) 30 minutes after performance.

– Animal Encounter (Parrots) – 15,17,19 Mar – 1230 to 1300

More info about these can be found here.

3) Bazaar atmosphere at Sentosa Kidz Flea, this is their 6th edition, and we know why it is such a success 🙂

Date: 11 – 18 March 2017
Time: 2pm – 7pm
Venue: Beach Plaza

Part of the proceeds will be contributed towards Autism Association Singapore, a good cause.

Kids learn about entrepreneurship. They are given tips on how to man their “shop”, marketing, accounting and customer service. And we could tell everyone was very serious about their “job” 🙂

More than the decorations and merchandise, the kids’ enthusiasm (Play-trepreneurs) really impressed us. All were so eager to showcase their goods and contribute back to society.

Handmade creative wares from bookmarks, trinkets, magnets, and even beatles. These kids have put in a lot of effort and they should be proud of their own efforts. KUDOS!

Overall, the children participating ranges from age 4 to 12 , and it would be cool if SengkangBabies can manage a booth in 2018. However, we cannot sell tidbits as we would end up eating our own snacks :p

Creative handicraft, passionate junior entrepreneurs.

Happy hunting at the “Flea Market” 🙂

Happy customers, happy bosses. Thank you Sentosa Kidz Flea, it was an enriching experience for us 🙂

Our kids were more excited about the tikam tikam redemption. Every purchase entitle you to some “coupons” which can be exchange for more goodies, this lucky dip is sure-win 🙂

That was how we spend out Saturday Family day out at Sentosa.

Families would be glad to know that the Family Fun March activities are all family-friendly and within short walking distance from Beach station. Those events we highlighted above are mostly sheltered and Free 🙂
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We would like to thanks Sentosa for the Fun invite, and we would like to explore cycling and camping when we next head back to the State of Fun. Checkout more Sentosa School Holiday Activities on this website www.sentosa.com.sg/funmarch, Facebook and Instagram.

In the Month of March, students get to enjoy free island admission valid only through Sentosa Express (bring concession cards for proof). Terms & Conditions apply.

Happy Holidays my friends 🙂

New Sentosa Cable Car Line

[ Media Invite ]

We mounted the Sentosa Cable Car from Harbourfront (Tower 2 15th floor) towards Sentosa. We heard there is a new line on Sentosa Island itself.
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True be told, I am not really a fan of heights. Confined in the cabin, I was trying to sit still to minimize any swaying. I wonder how we did the crystal (aka transparent) cabin from Hong Kong, which is even taller and shakier!
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Boon Yee is slightly apprehensive, and refuse to smile for the camera. Boon Xin on the other hand was busy hopping to every corner to grab the best view 🙂
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The 360 degrees view from the Singapore cable Car cabin is mesmerizing, and it makes Boon Yee relax.
Look! Resorts World Sentosa and Adventure Cove below us, Reflections and yatches behind us, more SG50 cabins in front of us.
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From far, we can already spot the New Sentosa Line.
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Singapore Cable car map

From Sentosa Station, we took a 3min walk to Imbiah Lookout station.
Boon Yee finally smiles when we caught up with the brood from ThePerfectFather.
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Two families share the new Sentosa Line cabin, kids were bantering non-stop in the air haha.
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As our cabin weaves above trees, we can spot the Flying Fox from MegaZip on one side, and Siloso beach on the other.
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As we were early, we headed to other icons on Siloso beach.
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Fort Siloso Skywalk is the latest attraction on Sentosa island. This elevated bridge allows visitors to walk above trees and get a panoramic view of Western Sentosa. From the top, Siloso Point Station resembles a boat.

Group photo at the cannon with Heng family.
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If the elevated nature walk does not thrills, perhaps a see-through glass floor!
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Grand opening, kids enjoying the party.
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(image credit bottom-right photo to ThePerfectFather)

Posing with props or with Sentosa Cable Car mascot, Louie (乐乐).
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The new Sentosa line consists of three stations (Siloso Point, Imbiah Lookout and Merlion).
Price : Mount Faber and Sentosa Line (Singapore rates, including Sentosa entrance) – Adults $19, Child $12
Price : Sentosa Line only – Adults $13, Child $8
* Add $10 to enjoy unlimited ride

** As part of SG50 celebrations, Singapore Cable Car rides will be free for Singaporeans and local residents on 10August (9am to 9pm).

For the latest Cable Car updates, do pop by :
– Website – http://www.faberpeaksingapore.com
– Facebook FaberPeakSingapore and SingaporeCableCar

5 reasons to visit Underwater World Sentosa

[ Media Invite & Tickets giveaway ]

Mention Aquarium in Sentosa (or Singapore) and RWS SEA Aquarium comes to mind. However, we will give you 5 reasons why “UnderWater World Sentosa” (UWS) is worth visiting with your family during the June holidays.

– Visitors can touch and interact with stingrays (real ones, not those BBQ sambal variants)
– Watch pink dolphins and sealion perform, and these marine dudes love the attention!
– Kids can learn about eco-system and marine creatures
– SEA aquarium is always crowded, but UWS allows visitors to slowly soak in the sights and exhibits.
– During the June school holidays, promotional price of $19.90pax (usual price $29) comes with a buffet

Feeding fishes Underwater World Sentosa

01. Dolphin Lagoon performance (Daily 11am, 2pm, 4pm and 5.45pm)
Although it is named Dolphin Lagoon, do not forget the sealions. Glenda loves to grab your attention.
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Pink Dolphin saying Hello to audience.
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Daddy found out from the trainer how to differentiate between fish and marine mammals (eg dolphins and whales). Hint, mammals flip their fins up and down, and fishes flip left and right.
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Kids are impressed with the acrobatic and friendly dolphins and sealions. They can juggle balls and hoops effortlessly!
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02. Ray of Fun and Touch pool
Kids are encouraged to touch the stingrays and star fishes, but try not to lift them out of the water. The stingrays’ barb has been removed so it is very safe, and the shark will not bite 🙂
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Try touching the smooth jelly-like skin of the giant Leopard ray. Watch them glide gracefully over the water. It is always surreal to touch a stingray, these magnificent creatures are normally seen during open water dives.
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Video (Link) : Catch all the underwater actions from our GoPro!

03. Tunnel and Travelator (take your own sweet time)
As UWS is less crowded (compared to SEA Aquarium), kids decided to sit down on the travelator and enjoy the sight! Some might even try to walk backward on the “treadmill” 🙂
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Look at the overhead stingrays and sharks, so magnificent and carefree.
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Wow SEAFOOD Giant Grouper! Not sure whether we eat the grouper or is it the other way round!
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04. Education and interaction
Remember the “River Monsters” episodes with Jeremy Wade. Some of the monsters and giants from South America are right in front of us and easily measure 2m in length!

Arapaima, Pacu, Catfish seems to live in harmony.
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Do not litter or throw rubbish into our waterways, as they will flow into reservoir or open sea, polluting our ecosystems. Kids are reminded to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
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We have not seen the underside of a sea urchin before, the roe is a delicacy in Korea. Boon Wee dreaming about sashimi spider-crab.
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Can you spot the Unicorn fish?
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Interaction and knowledge, kids had fun learning about animal and fish anatomy. They get to understand how predators and preys evolve and try to outsmart each other.
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Boon Yee posing with Iconic shark outside Underwater World, siblings wanted to have a closer view of clown fishes.
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We said Hello to this shark in 2005 and 2011 too.
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05. Buffet at Island Cuisine
Kids help themselves to multiple scoops of ice cream.
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Nice view of Reflections and Keppel Bay.
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Buffet bundle with entrance tickets of $19.90, is only available during June holidays.
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After feeding ourselves, kids wish to feed the other animals.
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The carps are always hungry, they will suckle your fingers too.
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Quite a few old turtles spotted. There is an underpass to watch the turtles underwater.
We reminded the kids to keep their hands off the pond.
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On the way home, we found the usual peacocks and babies, and a new attraction. The lifts allow visitors to reach the top, I am curious about the view from the top.
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We would like to thanks Underwater World Sentosa (UWS) for the fun invitation. We hope more families will get to enjoy the special promotions during June holidays.

More details :
– UWS is opened daily 10am to 7pm
– Usual price $29.90 and $20.60 for adult and child respectively, but June tickets are $19.90 (children under 3 free)
– Get the latest updates from http://www.underwaterworld.com.sg
– Our last visit to Underwater World in 2011, and recent SEA Aquarium (RWS)
– More photos uploaded onto our Fanpage album

More details and T&C about promotion can be found at this link.
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(image credit UnderWater World Sentosa)

~~~ Underwater World tickets giveaway ~~~
Thanks to Underwater World Sentosa, we have five pairs of tickets to give away. Each ticket entitles one entry to UWS and one buffet at Island Cuisine (non-Halal).

1. Contest is on our Fanpage
2. Fans must first LIKE SengkangBabies Fanpage
3. On Contest page, do indicate who you will bring along to UWS, and why.
4. Leave your name and email on our Fanpage (or you can message email address to us)
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5. Share this page (refer step 4) on your Facebook Wall and tag @SengkangBabiesBlog
(so that we know you are participating)

6. Contest ends 21 Jun 10pm, and five winners will be picked

T&C for contest :
This contest is only applicable to local residents of Singapore
* Winners who do not respond within 48 hours will be eliminated
* Tickets will be valid for three months from point of issue
* Winners must bring their letter (and IC) for collection of tickets at UWS ticketing counter
* Buffet at Island Cuisine is non-halal, and buffet timing (1130 to 1500) and (1730 to 2100)
* Organisers reserve the right to change contest mechanics