Boo boo at Moo Moo Park

Pangzi got all excited when he learnt I was taking him to Moo Moo Park at the new Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre. “Is that like a theme park? Or a nature park? Or a cow park?” he asked. “None of the above. Moo Moo Park is actually a carpark,” I explained. “What? Why are we …

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Red Sentiment: A suicidal novel

Victor Tai caught up with his fellow blogger Darren How who had just published Red Sentiment, a brand new book on the dark powers of artificial intelligence in solving modern crimes. Victor: So, you really wrote a book. Darren: Yes, just to prove you wrong. Since you think I’m only good at blogging. Victor: That’s not …

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Goofing around Jurassic Mile

“Daddy, when are you taking me to Jurassic Mile?” Pangzi asked. “What for? You’ve already been to the world’s best theme park with hundreds of life-size dinosaurs. This Jurassic Mile is a poor cousin,” I said. “But all my classmates have visited Jurassic Mile. I FOMO!” “It’s so hot!” “We go in the evening, okay?” …

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A drop in the Blue Ocean

Pangzi heard about the SingapoRediscovers initiative and begged me to take him to Marina Square when school was out. “What’s SingapoRediscovers?” I nonchalantly said. “Freebies handed out by the government for us to rediscover Singapore! You know, SingapoRediscovers to rediscover Singapore, you know?” he said, exasperated. “Never heard of it,” I shrugged, pretending. “What’s so …

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Abuse case at Opera Gallery

“Daddy, when can we go singing again? This partial lockdown is taking way too long,” Pangzi said. That’s my cue to visit Opera Gallery. “We can’t go karaoke, but I can take you to the opera,” I lied. “You mean we can fly to Sydney now?” Pangzi asked expectantly. “Not that far. We go Ion.” …

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Far East Plaza turns arty

When the travel bug hit, I wanted to take Pangzi to the unlikeliest of places to cure his wanderlust: Far East Plaza. “Why Far East Plaza? I don’t want to go shopping!” he protested. “So you haven’t heard. Far East Plaza is soon to be a shopping mall no more,” I said. Kind of sad. I grew …

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KidsSTOP, another cosplay playground

I read that the famous make-believe playground in Sentosa had permanently shut down, but didn’t count on the readymade substitute in KidsSTOP. “Daddy, when can I cosplay again?” Pangzi asked expectantly. “Never? The place that starts with K is no more, in case you don’t know,” I said. “No, KidsSTOP is very much alive!” “Kids what?” …

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Gallery 1819 straight from the factory

With museums yet to fully open after the coronavirus lockdown, Pangzi was surprised to learn that I was taking him to Gallery 1819 in the Tan Boon Liat Building. “How to practise social distancing in an enclosed gallery full of people?” he asked. “Don’t worry, nobody knows Tan Boon Liat. We’ll have the place all …

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Dover Street is not a street

Pangzi was so used to staying home that when I suggested visiting Dover Street after the lockdown was lifted, he fought against it. “Where do you want to make me go?” he asked suspiciously. “Dover,” I said, careful to give anything away. Shopping was top of my list, not his. “Dover where? Is there a …

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Typing the holiday away

School holidays had started for Pangzi but I still had to work from home in this coronavirus lockdown. There had to be some way to keep him occupied. “Don’t worry about me, daddy. I can watch Youtube all day,” he said. How thoughtful. “But you’ll still be disturbing me, especially when the videos you like …

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