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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Click for SengkangBabies’ bio or pop by iProperty blog for a collection of how other bloggers view their HDB heartland too (from teens, to Japanese etc)

Featured on URA’s Going Places

Daddy first came across URA’s GoingPlaces publication in 2012. GoingPlaces is an online magazine which shares the Fun and Happening corners in Singapore.

Daddy had written to URA, requesting to feature more family friendly venues. Parents are a good source of “Fun playgrounds”, and we hope to convince more families that Singapore is not boring. Daddy even blog about SG-Not-Boring before.

Do pop by “More Stuffs” section, Singapore is small but there are always things to discover 🙂

If parents run out of ideas, just bring our young kids out on a no-itinerary Saturday morning. Let the kids lead us to Fun! Every single piece of green, little pond, and even the blue sky are ingredients for FUN!.

*** If you need further evidence, pop by our “Places of Interest” tab, we are still digging out more Fun places from Singapore (+ surrounding islands Ubin, Semakau).

Fast forward 2013 Mar, Going Places got back to us, and invited parenting-bloggers to showcase some “unusual, uncommon” playgrounds in Singapore 🙂

These are our Contributions (click for link) :

– Ai Sakura (Sakura Haruka) – Kampong Lorong Buangkok
– Kelvin Ang (CheekieMonkies) – Pasir Ris Mangrove Boardwalk
– Rachel See ( – Her boys love trekking and nature 🙂
– Andy Lee (盛港宝宝)- Wet Market AMK Ave 10 (click for photos)

For more interesting insights, do subscribe to GoingPlaces or follow their Fanpage.
Thank you URA, for providing a platform to share our playgrounds 🙂