Anyone’s wonder at Children’s Biennale

My real destination is the newly open Funan Mall, so I wonder how I end up visiting the Children’s Biennale at the National Gallery Singapore. Maybe it’s bad route planning. I wonder. “Daddy, look! It’s the Children’s Biennale again!” said an excited Pangzi as we were walking past the gallery on the way to Funan near …

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Hatch Art Project on wheels

I would prefer not to do anything and laze around on a weekend afternoon, but there’s a new gallery in town called Hatch Art Project that I just need to check out. So when Pangzi asked to go scooting, I couldn’t pass up the chance. ”Pack your stuff. We’re going to Asia Square,” I announced. …

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Our own summit at The Art Space

“Daddy, can I go Orchard Road?” Pangzi suddenly asked. “No, we just went shopping,” I said. “Then can I go Sentosa?” he asked again. Something was not right. “Thought I said no more theme parks for you. Now what’s going on?” I snapped. “Daddy, I just want to see my hero the North Korea leader.” …

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No bats but sharks at Parkview Museum

“Wanna go Batman building?” I tempted Pangzi. That’s the street name for Parkview Square in Bugis, which housed the new Parkview Museum, my true destination. “See Batman? I want, I want!” He fell straight for it. Parkview Museum is located at the third floor of the majestic Parkview Square, which some say is the best …

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Death of print at Malay Heritage Centre

I can never understand why school bags have to be so heavy these days. “Because all my books are in the bag!” offered Pangzi. “Text books, work books, jotter books, colouring books…” Print is so yesterday. To prove my point, I decided to take Pangzi to the Mereka Utusan exhibition at the Malay Heritage Centre …

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Family planning at Singapore City Gallery

“Daddy, how are babies made?” Pangzi asked the inevitable question. “I think the interesting question now is where,” I said cryptically, and took him to the Singapore City Gallery in search of the truth. Some important person recently made a remark that got everyone talking about just how much space you need to make babies. …

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Selfie time at Archifest 2016

Vanity has caught up with Pangzi. Every time I want to play games on my mobile phone, he’d snatch it away… for a selfie. “Daddy, cute or not?” In my dictionary, only babies are cute, but I’ve decided to play along. “Wanna follow me to Raffles Place for Archifest 2016? There, you can act cute …

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Anatomy lessons at NUS Museum

“Daddy, why don’t I have boobs?” Pangzi asked me the inevitable question. I thought the time has come to show him the naked truth at the NUS Museum. “First of all,” I started carefully, on the way to Singapore’s oldest university. “Whose boobs have you seen?” “My classmate’s,” came his surprising answer. This is so …

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A ship museum of untold riches

The problem with Pangzi having rich classmates is the tendency to compare. “Daddy, when are you taking me to a cruise?” he asked post-school holidays. “Why the sudden interest?” I challenged, fearing the worst. “Because Ramen just went,” Pangzi replied. “What Ramen?” “That’s the boy sitting behind me in class. His dad drives a Jaguar,” …

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