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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Monkeying around Indian Heritage Centre

Pangzi has a new obsession going into the Year of the Fire Monkey. “Daddy, where does Monkey God come from?” he asked. I thought it’s about the right time to take him to the Indian Heritage Centre. It’s Singapore’s latest multi-million dollar museum, not surprisingly located in Little India. If you haven’t heard of it, …

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Hear no evil at SOTA Art Gallery

Raining, go where? SOTA Art Gallery popped up just as we were trying to find a place to hide in. “Let’s go in,” I told Pangzi. SOTA Art Gallery looked brand new, and I was elated about my accidental find. “But Daddy, it’s raining,” he protested. Precisely! It turned out SOTA Art Gallery was more …

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Off to a flying start at the National Design Centre

One day while near the National Design Centre, I thought it was time for the all-important question. “What do you wanna be when you grow up?” I asked Pangzi. What he didn’t realise was I already had the answer for him. “I dunno… Batman?” he tried. That’s very wrong. Black doesn’t look good on him. …

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