Playground bully at Great World City

“Daddy, why are we at Great World City?” Pangzi asked impatiently. “Exam’s over and we should be touring the greater world now.” “The greater world is still fighting the pandemic,” I replied confidently with my prepared answer against this FAQ. Great World City had smartly used the pandemic period to undergo massive renovations to woo …

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Funan underpass a link to digital art

Pangzi didn’t understand why I was taking him to the Funan underpass and not the shopping mall itself. “You’ll soon find out,” I teased. “The Funan underpass is almost a mistake.” “You mean it’s not meant to be built?” Pangzi said. “But it’s bringing so much convenience to pedestrians!” Indeed the Funan underpass links up quite …

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Wrong ATV at Desaru Fruit Farm

The description looked enticing enough: Join us at the Desaru Fruit Farm for some exhilarating ATV action. So Pangzi could look at boring fruit while I’d go for the finer things in life. “Daddy, what’s ATV?” Pangzi asked. “Adult… something something. You don’t have to know,” I said, “since it’s not for you.” “I also want!” …

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Henderson Waves confused with Kallang Waves

Since it was a public holiday, there’s no better time to visit Henderson Waves – or so I thought. “So hot today, why are you dragging me out of bed to go to some hot park?” “It’s HortPark, okay. From there we hike to Henderson Waves.” “Hiking is for old people,” Pangzi commented. “What waves?” …

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Same same but different at NAFA

My eyes lit up when Pangzi asked for inspiration to start on his school project. “You gotta follow me to NAFA then,” I said helpfully. “They have this exhibition going on showcasing their students’ graduation projects.” “The NAFA in Bugis?” Pangzi asked. “I thought that’s an arts school. My project is not…” “It’s okay,” I …

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NEWater Visitor Centre shows drinking urine is fine

“Daddy, can you remind me why we’re visiting the urine museum?” Pangzi asked on the way to NEWater Visitor Centre in Changi. He couldn’t put two and two together. “You asked for it, remember?” I said. “You needed an elegant way to verbally assault your misbehaving classmates.” “Why would I want to do that? They …

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XM Studios the superhero museum

“So many Marvel movies out recently, daddy,” Pangzi openly pled. “When we watching any?” Indeed the timing was right, but I thought it was even more opportune to visit XM Studios, home to an impressive collection of superhero action figures. “Listen, before we step into the cinema,” I announced, “I think it’s important we visit …

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Finger pointing at Changi Beach

”Daddy, can you take me to Changi Beach today?” Pangzi suddenly asked. “I need to shoot a video for my assignment.” “Too hot, too far,” I said dismissively. “Can you shoot at any void deck instead?” ”No, no, no. It has to be at the beach. I’m doing a piece on climate change. Sea levels …

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i12 Katong ticking all the right boxes

“Daddy, what’s sustainability? We’re asked to write a long essay about it,” Pangzi said. “That’s easy. You just need to break it up into two words: sustain and ability,” I offered helpfully. ”Oh, ability I know. But what’s sustain?” ”That’s easy too. Break it up further: suck and stain.” By now Pangzi was all confused. …

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Finding love at Singapore Art Museum

“Daddy, how do I get myself a date on Valentine’s Day?” Pangzi asked, a few years too early. “Why do you want a date?” I said, non committal. “I dunno, but it seems cool to have one,” he said. “Everyone else in school does.” “You sure? Anyway if you’re hard up for one, I know …

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