Cable Car Ride @ Sentosa

Has been wanting to bring Mal to Sentosa since we came back from the States. The island has special meaning to us cos it was where we had our wedding! We used to pamper ourselves with weekend stay over at Rasa Sentosa and consoled ourselves that it was our ‘overseas’ holiday afterall. Heard that the place has changed alot, with monorail going round the whole island, new Vivo and Harbour Front city, the Integrated Resorts coming up. I was excited to bring Mal for the cable car ride (actually I was quite excited about taking the cable car myself)
So during one of the Sundays, after our brunch at the Nasi Lemak store outside NUS, we decided to cross over to Sentosa. The highlight for the day was the short hike up Mount Faber and the cable car ride to the island.this was at Mount Faber, we parked our car some distance away from the cable car station…the steps may look daunting to us but Mal loves going up and down stairs. With his mallet in one hand and bino around his neck. He was all geared up.
Our house is on the tenth floor and many times, he would rather take the stairs than to take the lift. The first time when I let him try, I was prepared to carry him half way through. My worry was unfounded. He did it all by himself and could even walked and talked at the same time. I was astounded by the stamina he has. Don’t think Daddy and Mummy has such genes.

his National Geographic binoculars bought from Target were put to good use
a closer look at the cable car before we board one
we got a yellow cable carghee..am I excited!
Construction going on for the much-talk-about IR.
as usual, how can he miss out playing at the beach making sand castles
the trapeze at Siloso beach caught his attention for quite a while. Ask him if he wants to try…he answered with a quick and firm NO!
he was too tired by late afternoon and missed the cable car ride back to mainlandhe was so upset when he woke up and Daddy had to make a trip back to somewhere where he could see the cable cars again for him to say goodbye
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Conversation of the Week

Conversation 1
Mummy : Is mummy or ?? older?
Mal : ??
Mummy : How do you know?
Mal : there are stripes on ??’s face.
I think what he meant was wrinkles. wahahah!!!

Conversation 2
I was eating some Japanese snacks brought back from Japan by ??
Mal : Mummy, let me eat. You cannot eat so much
Mummy : why ?
Mal : because you have fat tummy. I can eat because I am still growing.

Conversation 3
Today, we were walking outside Borders at Wheelock Place when we passed by a man afflicted with dwarfism. Mal stopped, fixed his gaze at the man, looked at the man from head to toe, puzzled. He turned to me and asked
Mal : Mummy, why this auntie so short?!
the man was as tall as Mal. I was too shocked and was afraid that the man would hear him. So I ushered Mal away without offering much explanation.
I shall explain to him about dwarfism first thing tomorrow morning.

There’s nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child. ~Frank A. Clark

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Updates on places we went

It was a week before Mal started school, I realized that I gonna miss going out with Mal on a weekday. I will miss going grocery shopping with him in the morning, miss window shopping with him, miss having long breakfast with him at MacDonalds, miss bringing him to places that are too crowded to go on weekends. Miss doing all the fun things with him on a weekday while the rest of the world are working! There was a part of me that dreaded sending him to school.

So what we did was…on the week before his school started, I brought him out almost everyday. We went to the airport, visited Science center, went to West Coast MacDonald to have long breakfast and then hang out at the playground. We go out like there is no tomorrow. I realized once again how lucky I am to be a full time mum.took the sky train in Changi Airport from T1 to T2…then from T2 to T1 again
the viewing mall at T2 was a total let down. The place seem to be forever under construction. We were so disappointed cos we could hardly see any planes from there. It shall be the last place I will bring Mal to see jumbo jets, at least not until the construction is completed.
Mal at West Coast Park playground
Mal trying to cross the bridge. He was apprehensive at first but he soon managed to overcome his fear.
checking out the many exhibits at Science centersee how strong am Iall about lightning and thunder. There were alot of kids from school. Mal was one of the few who visited the science center with mummy. I felt so lucky 🙂
Mal at the not so impressive space and planet exhibit. Make me regret not bringing to a NASA center when we were in US
finally lunch at MacDonald in Science Centerthe water park in Science Center, a much better one than the one at Vivo city, but still far off from the one we used to go at Goodyear Park. Kind of pathetic, even Mal complained that there is too little water
still he managed to find things to entertain himself
a picture before we go…

I don’t really recommend this place for a 3 year old. The last time I visited this place was when I was in primary school or secondary school, can’t remember much details of the place but one thing that hasn’t changed after so many years is…the place is still as ‘gloomy’. The lighting is very dark and dim everywhere, probably for exhibit purposes. It makes the whole place very ‘sad’. Maybe it’s fengshui or just me. Personally I prefer a more colourful and cheerful place. Mal is too young to understand many of the exhibits. The only thing he was interested in and anxious to see was the space and planets display which was located at the same building as Omni theatre (yeah, they still have that after so many years) but it was such a disappointment, many of the display were not working!

a picture with the planet. Take pictures with all 9 planets, situated around the island, send in your pictures to Science Center and you get chance to win 1 year free membership to Science Center and a goodie bag. I was thinking of letting Mal participate and had managed to take pictures with 3 planets on the west side of the island, but after this visit, I think I change my mind.

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