#3 – SG50 Baby

Yay! We are expecting another precious little one into our lives in about two weeks time! Double Ds has been very excited about their little baby brother and were literally counting down since January this year. As September arrives, we can tell how excited the kids are. Apparently just the other day Darian woke up and said in excitement, “mummy, it’s first of September already!” They are definitely all ready to welcome their little baby brother! 🙂

 
It’s such a joy watching double Ds stroking and talking to their didi(little brother) every now and then. Sometimes when baby D moves vigorously, they giggle and ask him not to kick so hard, not to hurt mummy. Awww they are simply so adorable! 🙂

Like the previous pregnancies, Papa Yap and the kids would accompany me for every checkup. The duo are always so eager to see their little brother through the scan. During the previous checkup, Dyann got so upset and teared when she didn’t get to see her little brother on the machine. She only stopped when Dr Ang handed  her the picture and that really made her so happy.

 
As usual I’m seeing Dr Lawrence Ang for this third pregnancy despite the traveling distance. I just don’t feel comfortable for a change of gynae. His current clinic which is just opposite Sun Plaza, is certainly much bigger than the previous one. At least I get a seat every visit during the wait. Haha 🙂

While Papa Yap and I were kind of anticipating Baby D to arrive at 37 weeks(both Darian and Dyann popped at 37 weeks), Dr Ang estimated that I probably will only deliver after Singapore polling day(11th Sept). Well well, we shall see again next Tuesday when I go for my weekly checkup.

This pregnancy has been taking a toll on me. I have constant fatigue, especially in my third trimester. The heavy and low bump, low energy level, bad mood swings, bad aches at my back and pain around pelvic area are certainly making child minding and household chores much more tedious. It was to the extent that I couldn’t even send Darian to school at times. And for the past few weekends, we have been staying home most of the time(other than short grocery trips) as I couldn’t stand and walk for long. I feel bad for neglecting the kiddos but we will try to fulfill our Zoo, River Safari, USS, swimming outings after Baby D pops and my confinement.

Thankfully at this point of time, I have my parents in law to help me since the start of my 37weeks as Papa Yap has been very busy with work and is currently supervising a one week fieldcamp. They fetched Darian to and fro school daily and my mother in law stayed over in case of emergency. At the same time, with them around I only have to cook once a day for the kids and for dinner we would get takeaways from the nearby coffeeshops. There were also nights when I even have to rope in my sister to help out when the hubs is not around. Nonetheless, the kids are happy to have their grandparents and yiyi in the house.

 
Now at 37 weeks and 3 days, I feel like a whale already. This is definitely my biggest and heaviest of all three pregnancies. I know I have to work extra hard to shed off all those unnecessary excess weight but this is something that I shouldn’t be too worry about right now. At this point of time, I only pray for an easy and smooth delivery. Baby D please be good to mummy ok? We will see you soon! We all love you so much! ❤️❤️❤️

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Mother’s Day 2015

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Our first half of Mother’s Day was spent together with the duo’s paternal grandparents at the Changi Airport. As promised, double Ds got to play at the refurbished Mr Bean theme SingKids playground. Seriously we are not a fan of SingKids and have not been to one for years. Though the place did look a little more appealing now with the Mr Bean theme, the playing equipment looked mostly the same. Well I really don’t think we will be back again.

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Nevertheless, the kiddos did have a fun time horsing around inside, while the grandparents and us took turn to supervise their play. After playtime, we took the sky train over to the Terminal 2 for our lunch at Astons. Airport outing is always a pleasant one especially for the kids. 🙂

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The second half of the day was to meet up with my family, the duo’s maternal grandparents, to celebrate my mom’s birthday as well as Mother’s Day. My sister had booked a table at the Jin Long restaurant, Punggol Settlement earlier that week. We had a feast and it was satisfying. Somehow we did manage to finish up the birthday cake too. Heehee 🙂 After our hearty meal, we took some pictures at the turtles pond outside before heading home. The kids enjoyed watching the turtles crawling in and out of the water. It’s certainly childhood simple pleasure at its best. Darian even suggested to buy some turtle food to feed them for our next visit. Yep why not? 🙂

So this Mother’s Day was all about spending time and having a meal with both the mothers. As for me, seeing my kids growing well, healthy, happy and safe is the best gift for me already. Yes I absolutely love being double Ds’ mommy… and very soon triple Ds! 🙂

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Anyways the day before, Darian participated in a RC SG50 Mother’s Day celebration event. I was touched by watching him performed a heartwarming mandarin song on stage. Aww he’s such a big boy already! That’s really one great gift for Mother’s Day isn’t it!

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From Marina Barrage to Garden by the bay then back to Punggol

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Since our previous weekend plan was unsuccessful,  Papa Yap and I decided to fulfill our family outing at the Marina Barrage during the Labour Day holiday. At the same time, visit the Tulips Mania exhibition at the Flower Dome which was about to end soon. When the #jiaklimnuagang heard about our outing, they were keen on joining us. I thought it was a great idea for our second gathering. The more the merrier right? So when I told the duo about it, they were very excited!

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Surprisingly the carpark was almost full when we got there at 9ish. Kenny and Winnie who only reached at 10am weren’t that lucky. They had to park at Satay by the Bay and walked over to the barrage. We found a spot and laid out the mats and stuff on the ground while the duo were already excited to start playing around. Picnic was potluck. We bought finger food and curry puffs from Old Chang Kee, Steven and Cassie cooked spaghetti while Kenny and Winnie had prepared sandwiches. Food was definitely more than enough for all of us.

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Despite the hot weather, the kids had a fabulous time snacking away, flying kite, running around, blowing bubbles and playing the ball and Frisbee with their daddy, korkors and jiejies. If only there were some big canopy or parasol to shade us from the hot scorching sun! We were literally melting away. Steven even brought along his drone. He tried playing his toy but Mr wind was too strong at times, moreover there were too many kites in the air. Seriously it wouldn’t be nice to be cutting people’s kite. 😉

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After more than an hour of play and ‘sun tan’, we decided to continue with our picnic at the ground level of the Barrage. Without much hesitation, we packed our stuff and proceeded below. Apparently weather was a little too much for us to handle. At least we were all under the shade for the second half. 🙂

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We stopped by Satay by the bay for some cold drinks and desserts before heading over to the Flower Dome. It was definitely very much needed in such a hot weather. Over there, the duo were happy to feed the fishes at the pond too. Cassie bought them a packet of fish food at 2 bucks each which really kept them well entertained throughout.

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At the flower dome, there was a huge crowd and a long ticketing queue. Luckily, we managed to purchase the tickets online via mobile and got inside shortly. Yeah that’s the thing about being IT savvy! Still, we really shouldn’t have visited the place on a public holiday. It was hard for photography with the number of people there. The consolation was that the tulips were absolutely beautiful! I love seeing the assorted vibrant colors and their pretty display. Simply gorgeous! In conjunction with the upcoming Mother’s Day, there were free tulips distributed to the visitors inside. We followed the crowd to queue for it and it didn’t take us long before we got it.  Dyann fell asleep in Papa Yap’s arms shortly so he had to carry her throughout while we continued with our walk.

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Having done with our outing about 4pm, the gang decided to pop over at our place for some rest before continuing with Part 3 for the day. Dinner was a last minute plan when the rest of the friends found out that we were together at Garden by the bay. So we ended up meeting more friends at the Punggol Settlement for dinner. Then it was back to our humble abode again… As beers and cards have been always the way to end the night for this group of old time friends!

It was indeed an amazing full filled, long day for us.

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Darian is 5 – Part 2

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Day 2

Our first activity of the day began at Port of the Lost Wonder. This was our second visit to the water playground. We had quite a bad experience with Darian when we first visited POLW two years ago. Back then he was totally terrified of getting into the water. But now he has definitely outgrown that phase, in fact we actually need to cajole him out of the water. As for our little missy, it didn’t take her long enough to get into the pool. She seems a little more adventurous than her big brother. The kiddos had so much fun splashing with Papa Yap while I watched them played and captured all those priceless moments. Perhaps it’s time to get a water-resistant camera. 😉 Double Ds absolutely had a whale of a splashy great time there. Since then, Darian has been talking about a revisit. 🙂

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Next, we brought double Ds to the Playcation event held at the Palawan beach. With a spending of 60 bucks at Sentosa, we were able to redeem two free play passes. However, the exhausted little missy was least interested about playing at all. She fell asleep soundly on Papa’s Yap arms while waiting for Darian to remove his shoes. So I ended up giving her pass to a random family. On the other hand, Darian was all ready for the next round of play. I really wondered where did he get all those energy from. The ball pool, slides, bouncing castle, rock climbing giant inflatables in the playtent kept Darian well entertained for the next 20 minutes.

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After dinner at the Macdonalds, we continued with our third activity – the Luge rides. We were surprised to see how double Ds enjoyed the rides so much. We had two rounds of the Luge but they were still asking for more. They totally loved the thrills! Papa Yap was telling me how Darian kept asking him to go faster on the luge. Well Papa Yap and I did enjoy the rides too. But I didn’t like the skylift at all. So we took a bus up for our second round of Luge.

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The last activity for the day was the Wings of Time show at the Palawan beach. Like the previous show, Songs of the Sea, Wings of time is yet another show of water, laser lights and fire effects. I thought it was really a fabulous way to end the night with beautiful fireworks and lights. 🙂

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All of us were extremely tired after a long day outside. We snuggled into bed right after bath time. It was indeed a splendid family day at the beach. 🙂

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Day 3

Like any other staycation, we would usually plan for a swim at the hotel on the last day. Double Ds were so happy to get into the pool. We brought them over to the Hard Rock Hotel where they could have both water and sand play. However, Dyann did not enjoy the sand play at all and was reluctant to walk on it. As for Darian, he was having loads of fun playing his sand play toys.

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We concluded the last day of our staycation at the Trick Eye Museum. Darian was very enthusiastic about posing in front of the camera. He literally posed for almost every scenes. We could tell that he was totally enjoying it. Haha 🙂 Anyways Trick Eye Museum is similar to the Alive Museum, just of a different managing company with different photo concepts. Nevertheless, we still had a great time taking lots of funny silly photos. 🙂

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It was absolutely a terrific staycation! Awesome!

Until now, Darian has been asking for another Sentosa staycation. 🙂

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Darian is 5 – Part 1

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The night before Darian’s birthday, his favourite yiyi and John appeared at our door to surprise him with a birthday cake. Darian was really elated to see them! 🙂 Before that, he had mommy’s homecooked birthday meesua for dinner. This silly boy was so happy to see two eggs in his bowl. 🙂

Day 1

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The next day, we set off to Sentosa where we would be spending our next two nights there. Needless to say, double Ds were extremely thrilled about the staycation. On the way, we picked up the grandparents who would be joining us for Darian’s birthday lunch at Earle Swenson’s, Vivo City, followed by a visit to Madame Tussauds Sentosa. Since we were all wearing blues except for my father in law. I bought him a blue shirt upon reaching Vivo City. So it’s Team Blue day out! 🙂

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After a hearty lunch, we took the Sentosa Express over to Madame Tussuads Singapore. This is our second visit to a Madame Tussuads museum. The first one was in Washington D.C. I suppose our kiddos have no issues about visiting a wax figures museum because both of them are least camera shy and in fact quite a poser. Haha 🙂  MTS housed over 60 wax figures of both local and international leaders and stars. This is the time when one could have no reservations taking selfies and pictures with all those famous people. Some stations even have props for creative and fun shots. We all had fun posing around and taking pictures with the figures. For us, taking a picture with ‘Mr and Mrs Lee Kuan Yew’ is definitely a must at MTS. The trip wouldn’t be complete without a picture with them. Last but not least, the unique feature here got to be the boat ride that takes visitors on a journey through the iconic sights in Singapore. Despite a quick ride, I thought it did bring out the essences of Singapore. 🙂

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After sending the grandparents back, we checked into the Festive hotel where we would be staying for three days and two nights. This was our second staycation here in RWS. Although there was a bunk bed and sofa bed available in the room, we still preferred to snuggle each other to sleep on the king size bed. Well at least I didn’t wake up to backaches. 🙂

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We ended Day 1 with dinner at Din Tai Feng, RWS, followed by a quick shopping at Vivo city. It was a good thing that Vivo City was accessible by the Sentosa Express. This made traveling in and out of Sentosa much easier.

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Day 1 was fun but Day 2 was even better! 🙂

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Staycation at Marina Bay Sands 2

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We woke up to a hazy Singapore with the PSI at unhealthy range. It was certainly not a good thing as our plan for the day was to bring the kids to the duck tours followed by a walk to the Esplanade and the Merlion park. Since the haze was rather bad and that Papa Yap had some important work email to settle, the kids and I lazed our morning away in the room. Fortunately the haze condition did improve at 11ish and we were out of the hotel then! 🙂

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We took double Ds for a train ride to Marina Square. Papa Yap and I were amazed by all the new MRT lines- circle line, downtown line. Totally overwhelmed reading the map. Seriously when was the last time we board a train to the city and town area? As usual the kiddos were happy for the train ride even it was only one station away. Haha kids! 🙂

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After a heavy lunch at Putien, we walked over to Suntec City for the duck tours. Darian was thrilled! As expected we were the only Singaporean family aboard. During the introduction of the tour, the guide jokingly mentioned that it must be that we have nothing better to do. Hmm, there’s really nothing wrong bringing kids on such educational tour where they gain knowledge on their homeland. Learning is all about exposure and experience. Come on! We can’t be only learning and seeing the Merlion statue on the textbook right? Anyways we were not offended by his comment, for all that we know Darian was fascinated by how the car transformed into a boat and float on the sea. It was like an adventure for him you know. As for Dyann, she was actually napping before we hit the sea. She did appear a little puzzled when she woke up though. 🙂

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We made our way to the Esplanade and Merlion Park thereafter. It was like being tourists in our own country. Haha! Still we enjoyed doing it as a family and I called these priceless moments. We love family time like this. 🙂

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Dinner was takeaway. We bought sushi, char kway teow, BBQ chicken wings, carrots cake and drinks back to hotel. Simply sinful yet yummy!  After our fulfilling dinner, we went up to the observatory deck and ended Day 2 with a beautiful night skyline view around MBS. Oh and I was actually thinking of extending another night. haha 🙂

Day 3

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How could a staycation at MBS considered complete without visiting the infinity pool right? Needless to say, we brought double Ds up for a swim. I was actually surprised to see the crowd on a Tuesday. Well then again, given that MBS was famous for its infinity pool, it should be this busy everyday and probably busier during the peak season. Without any doubt, Double Ds had a splashing fun time in the pool with Papa Yap. It’s definitely great to be in a pool with such spectacular view. No wonder most of the time people were taking selfies rather than swimming! Haha! 🙂

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We then check out at 1pm and headed to Kallang Airport food market for more local delights! Such a great way to end our staycation! Seriously we had such marvelous family time at MBS and all that I can say is that this staycation ROCKS! We love it! 🙂

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Staycation at Marina Bay Sands 1

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We were totally looking forward to this 3 days 2 nights stay at MBS since August. First of all, I must thank my aunt who got us the room and also our buddy who arranged a great room for us. Much appreciated! We are truly blessed with all the love around us. heehee 😉

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We, especially double Ds, love the spacious room as well as the fantastic view. Double Ds were incredibly happy upon entering the room. It was really a good start for the staycation! 🙂

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After settling down, we strolled over to the Gardens by the bay while Darian happily glided on his Y glider. It was our first trip to Gardens by the bay and we really enjoyed walking around looking at all the pretty flowers in both the observatories- Flower dome and Cloud forest. The good thing was that the observatories were air conditioned which definitely made our visit a much pleasant one. The weather was really humid outside.

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At about 7pm, we began our mid-autumn festival lantern exhibit walkthrough which showcased the iconic landmarks of 7 global cities; thematic lantern set pieces such as Racial Harmony in Singapore; SEA Games 2015; 12 Chinese Zodiacs and Birds of Paradise; Chinese themes such as the Ancient Chinese Palace, the Eight Immortals Crossing the Sea and the Treasure Voyages of Cheng Ho. The lantern pieces sets were all so colourful and spectacular. We took some beautiful pictures despite the number of crowd.

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We ended our Gardens by the bay visit at the Supertree, Garden Rhapsody show. Our plan of taking a walk along the OCBC skywalk didn’t happen in the end because we were rushing for the MBS water and light show at 9.30pm. After we got back to the hotel at 10ish, double Ds were surprised to see a chocolate treat specially prepared for them. Of course, they were delighted! 🙂

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Dyann turns 2

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Dyann celebrated her second birthday on the 25th July and officially turned two on 1st August. Alright this is a very late post for Dyann’s second birthday. I have not been religiously blogging since we returned from the States. The kiddos, the endless house chores, blah blah blah, just tied me down. Every time when I thought of blogging, either I was too tired or got mind blocked. So I ended up with a lot of back dated posts which I am trying my best to clear. Papa Yap aka my number one fan hasn’t been too pleased with it. Haha. I can skip some of our life updates but definitely not this. Our precious girl absolutely deserved a write-up about her little birthday party for memory keepsake!

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We had wanted to book the SAF chalet for her birthday but the ballot was unsuccessful. Looking at the some of the venues I had in mind, they were either too far or pricey. In the end, through my mil’s recommendation, we booked a room at one residential corner in Tampines to hold her birthday party. As I wanted to try a different caterer, the buffet was ordered from Four Seasons instead of the usual Neogardens. Food was decent. Nothing to boast or grumble about. We wanted to get the Swensons Minnie mouse ice cream cake for Dyann’s birthday but they do not have any Minnie mouse in red. So alternatively we chose Bengawan Solo and bought her the baby Minnie mouse in red.

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Dyann has been showing quite a bit of love for Minnie Mouse. We realized she gets really excited whenever she sees Minnie Mouse prints or toys. Hence her birthday theme obviously got to be Minnie Mouse. I simply got plenty of ideas for Minnie Mouse DIY decoration. Due to the space and budget constraint, I did a simple set up for her.

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Alright let’s look at the stuff I made for the party. I spent a lot of time doing all the crafts but I really enjoyed myself. Yeah! If you have been following my Instagram, you would know that I love doing craft work! 🙂 Also thanks to the hubs who has been driving me around to get the stuff  I needed for the set up.

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Actually we wanted to hold a mini celebration for her second birthday mainly because she didn’t get to celebrate her first birthday with our family and friends. At the same time, Papa Yap and I felt that it would be a great time to meet up with our relatives and friends who we missed for a year.

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Overall, the party was a success. A simple and happy event for the kiddos and a nice meet up session for the adults! Also, thank you everyone for the presents, red packets and most importantly your presences. It was exceptionally nice to see all those who came in the mickey and Minnie theme too. So sporting! The Yappies were absolutely elated to see all of you! 🙂

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Since then Darian has been talking about some themes for his birthday, Lego movie, Mickey Mouse, ninja turtles! Haha! Sorry son but we have other plans for you my dear… 😉

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We love you meimei! ❤

Anyways Papa Yap was wearing a mickey t-shirt under his shirt! He thought it was a little too girly for him and so he hid it! Haha

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Yiyi’s graduation day

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How can we not attend my sister’s graduation ceremony? Papa Yap’s took a half day leave to attend the ceremony with us. Double Ds were both dressed up for the event and they surprised their favourite yiyi(aunt) with a bouquet of sunflowers and a little gift.

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I didn’t know how popular my kids were, among her circles of uni friends, until that day. Lol! Apparently they were very familiar with double Ds as she has been showing their pictures all the time!

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After the ceremony, John gave all of us a treat at the Soup Restaurant. Dinner at the soup restaurant was certainly an ideal one as papa Yap and I have been long craving for the Samsui chicken dish. Yums! 🙂

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It was definitely a happy day for my sister and I truly wish her all the best for her future endeavors. To my sister: Please earn more money and buy lots of stuff for your wonderful sister and lovable nephew and niece! Heehee 😉 We love you Okies!

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Team Purple at River Safari

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Our initial plan was to go to the Zoo yet we ended up in River Safari instead. It was because we woke up late and by the time all of us were ready for the outing, it was already 10.30am. That’s considered late for us. Usually we would reach the zoo by 10am and only leave about 5pm. Given that we had already wasted half of the day, there’s really no point to visit the Zoo. There’s really quite a lot of things to do there with the kiddos.

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After deciding on the change of location, convincing Darian was the next thing to do. Since he was the one who wanted to see the big animals, we didn’t want to disappoint him only at the entrance. Moreover the parks were located side by side, it’s the best for him to agree before moving out.

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So we got into the River Safari after 12pm as they was a long queue at the ticketing office. It was our first official visit to the River Safari. The previous time when we went to the River Safari, only the Panda exhibit was ready and opened to the public. Despite the hot weather, we were under the shade most of the time, as the park is mostly sheltered. That’s one of the plus point. Haha 😉

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The kids enjoyed their visit at the River Safari. They love watching the animals and fish at all the exhibits and had fun riding the Zoomov kiddy ride too. The only disappointment was that we didn’t get on the river boat ride which has a height requirement. We thought perhaps Darian could at least go for the ride with Papa Yap. Yet he didn’t meet the requirement as well. If not the visit would be complete. Also, we didn’t get to see the oh-so-shy panda Jiajia again.

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The River Safari is definitely much smaller than the Zoo but still a interesting place for the kids to see, learn and have fun. We certainly had a splendid afternoon there. 🙂

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