Jewel Canopy Park at its emptiest

Virus, go where? I thought this was the best time to stay home, but we ended up at the Jewel Canopy Park, thanks to Pangzi. “Daddy, you know they cancelled all our weekend activities in school, right?” “That’s very smart of them.” And perfect for me. Now I could catch up with my drama serials. “You know …

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Rats go Future Together

“Why is the rat the cleverest animal in the Chinese zodiac?” Pangzi wondered aloud. “I thought you’d never ask,” I said. “You can find the answer at Future Together.” “What’s Future Together?” “It’s an art exhibition at Gardens by the Bay, ongoing from now till mid March,” I explained. “But has Future Together anything to do with the …

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Bicentennial Experience gone wow

“Daddy, what’s a Bicentennial Experience?” Pangzi asked. “Oh, it’s an event that’s held once every 200 years in the wilderness of Fork Cunning,” I answered confidently. “I know the meaning of bicentennial, but what’s an experience?” he persisted. Between the two words, who would’ve thought! “Now that’s a tough one,” I said, “but why don’t you …

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Christmas comes early to Public Art Space

When Pangzi asked to see the Christmas lighting in town, I sensed my chance to visit the Pan Pacific Singapore Public Art Space. “We’re going to see the Cityscapes, Ancient and Present exhibition at the Public Art Space. It’s ongoing till next Jan,” I declared. “Is it in Orchard?” Pangzi quizzed. “It’s at Marina Square, …

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Run like no tomorrow at the sports museum

It’s about time Pangzi picked up some important survival skills, so I decided to head for the Singapore Sports Museum. “Daddy, why are we going to the sports museum? I want to catch Pokémon,” he asked. “If you can’t run fast, how can you catch anything?” I answered wisely. “Daddy, why do I need to run?” …

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Language runs afoul at IExperience

It started with a casual remark on my part while browsing the papers online. “What rubbish are they reporting in the news today?” Pangzi, ever the prim and proper kid, intercepted me. “Orrrrrh, you said a dirty word!” “News is dirty?” I asked, feigning surprise. “No, the R-word!” “Ermmm, reporting?” “No!!!” At his age, he …

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VIP tour of LTA Gallery

When visiting the LTA Gallery one fine Saturday afternoon, we were not expecting it to be closed. The website said otherwise. “No worries, I can open the door for you,” said the officer on duty, who was visibly surprised to see visitors. It must have been quite some time since he last welcomed anyone to the …

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Unwelcome guests at Singapore Discovery Centre

Although the Zika scare has more or less subsided, going outdoors still presents a risk. Not so good news for restless kids. Suddenly the Singapore Discovery Centre becomes an appealing destination. “Why are we going to the Singapore Discovery Centre again?” Pangzi asked. “What do you mean again? We haven’t been there since last week!” …

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Spelling woes at The LLiBrary

If Pangzi’s spelling ability is already a doubt, a visit to The LLiBrary has made it worse. “Daddy, I have something important to tell you,” he said ominously, back from school one day. “Made your classmate pregnant?” I gasped. “What is pregnant?” he asked. “When you know how to spell the word, I’ll tell you.” …

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GE Special: A sanctuary in Bishan Junction 8

“Daddy, what is general erections?” Pangzi asked, staring at my pants. “You’re watching too much TV,” I said, self-consciously. “Come, let me take you somewhere to get away from everything.” With polling day round the corner, it’s hard not to notice all the election chatter around. There’s nothing else in the media and no other …

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