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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Why aeroplanes at ITE Central

With Pangzi’s grades getting worse by the week, I needed to do something fast. “You’re going to ITE Central with me today,” I declared coldly. “After this, I really hope you’ll never set foot here again.” “Daddy, is there a playground at ITE Central?” he asked innocently. “Is that all you think about?” I snapped. …

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Who keeps the angpow money?

“Daddy, what are we going to do with my angpow money?” Pangzi asked after collecting all the red packets from relatives and friends during Chinese New Year. “First of all, it’s my angpow money, not yours,” I corrected him. “FYI, I’m going to spend it at Johor Premium Outlets, but that’s none of your business.” …

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Woodlands Waterfront, just a swim away from grimmer pastures

We all know that babies are natural swimmers, having spent all their time underwater before being born. So if you throw them into the water off Woodlands Waterfront, will they easily end up in Johor across the causeway? That was a theory I really wanted to test when Pangzi kept pestering me to go Malaysia. …

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Superhuman effort needed to visit Singapore Philatelic Museum

I think kids love art galleries. They just don’t realise it yet. “Daddy, where are we going to play?” Pangzi asked, first thing in the morning. Believe it or not, I get the same question every weekend. “Well, there’s something new today at Art Plural Gallery. You’ll like it,” I lied. “Are there toys?” “Yes, …

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