Arctic Amazonia – fun reinvented! (with Giveaway!)

After 3 months of renovations, Amazonia has opened again with a completely new arctic theme! We found the icy new theme very cool and refreshing! So what’s new? Toddler’s play area As you enter, a new toddler’s area that is much larger than before lines the passageway. The tiny tots will have so much fun clambering about here. Ball fountain… Read more →

The Boy who Grew Dragons Series by Andy Shepherd (Review and Giveaway!)

The Boy Who Grew Dragons It sounds like a typical daydream that emerges from the over-active imagination of a 10 year old… but what if pint-sized vegetarian dragons really hatched out of dragon-fruits, harvested from its cacti tree? What ensues is part gripping-adventure, part comedy of errors, as the protagonist tries to keep his pet-dragon-with-combustible-poop a secret. There’s even a… Read more →

Spring Surprise and Dahlia Dreams at Gardens by the Bay

Spring Surprise Spring Surprise is Gardens by the Bay’s line-up of festive activities and performances around the Lunar New Year season. This year, you can view the specially choreographed “Carps Leaping Over the Dragon’s Gate”, which is an LED performance rich in Chinese culture and legends. The exhilarating Lion Dance on Poles, as well as performances by the Singapore Chinese… Read more →

Have Sword Will Travel and Let Sleeping Dragons Lie by Garth Nix and Sean Williams (Review and Giveaway!)

Ever wondered what a talking ancient sword would have to say to two children? Well, here is a series chronicling its verbosity, in ancient English, no less! New York Times bestselling authors Garth Nix and Sean Williams, who both hail from Australia (Sydney and Adelaide, respectively), bring you Have Sword Will Travel, and Let Sleeping Dragons Lie – the adventures… Read more →

Chinese New Year Goodies from Poon Confectionary (www.cnydelivery.com)

My kids love eating Chinese New Year cookies and snacks but we parents hate battling the crowds and queues to procure them. Enter www.cnydelivery.com, which is the online shopfront of Poon Confectionary, which has been in the business of baking for some 50 years! They generously sent over all the delectable items you see in this post for review, and… Read more →

The Wild Robot and The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown (Review and Giveaway!)

School’s in again, and we have just about gotten back into the groove of early mornings and the first few days of gasp, homework. It took the edge off going back to school a bit when we recently received review copies of The Wild Robot and The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown. Peter Brown had also written “Mr Tiger… Read more →

Bible Reading Plans – tips and good resources to help you persevere

Many of our care group bible studies, baptism prep classes and most recently sermons from church camp, constantly exhort us to read the bible daily. And the best thing to do is to have a Bible Reading Plan which will take you through the whole bible, not just a book or two. As a Christian, one of the most important… Read more →