Activities for children or parents

iCarnival 2014 @iExperience

Explore and learn how next generation technologies could make a difference in your daily life and participate in fun games and activities with your friends and family.  Grab the chance to subscribe to exclusive fibre broadband promotions. Come on down to iExperience at the Esplanade Xchange on 6 and 7 September 2014 between 12pm and 7pm for a fun-filled day.

Admission is free.  More info on iCarnival 2014, visit


The 2014 BASF Kids’ Lab in Singapore

About BASF
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company and has been operating in Singapore since 1978.

About BASF Kids’ Lab
In 1997, BASF set up its first Kids’ Lab in Ludwigshafen, Germany. To this day, Kids’ Lab has been launched in 33 countries. Since its inception, more than 200,000 have attended workshops/events organised by Kids’ Lab.

In 2003, Kids’ Lab was set up in Singapore. It is expected that more than 1,000 children aged 6 to twelve would be attending this year’s Kids’ Lab workshops. Interactive experiments were conducted so that children could learn first hand, about science.

The partners who work with BASF to make this happen
Playeum, or The Play Museum, worked together with National Library Board to organise Kids’ Lab for 2014. For a span of almost 2 weeks, with 4 workshops running back to back, more than 1,000 kids had the opportunity to get in touch with chemistry. The public runs spanned from 31 May to 7 June.


Lotsa Fun Things to See & Do this June… Yet

The June holidays is already into its second week and you’ve already missed the PC Show 2014 (5 to 8 June, Singapore Expo) and the Nickelodeon Dad’s Challenge (7 & 8 June 2014, United Square Shopping Centre).

Your plans for an overseas holiday could have been stalled or cancelled – due to full flights, work commitments, junior’s CCA schedule… or say, the uncertain situation in Bangkok.


Children infocomm workshop at iExperience

Ok goody good! We finally got a confirmation from iExperience (by IDA) for tofu boy's registration for the above workshop.

About the workshop:
Specially designed for children from 4-12 years old, the Children's Infocomm Workshop is for children to learn about next generation infocomm technologies through play. Children will get hands-on experience with various infocomm tools such as interactive white board, multi-touch interactive table, video-conferencing, virtual piano and 3D photo booths..

Time frame:
26 May 2014 - 15 Jun 2014
Sessions: 10.30am - 12.30pm and 2.30pm - 4.30pm

It's free!


Meet and greet the minions at Marina Square

So happened to be at marina square today. Marina square is running a Meet and Greet Minions. Details here:

Despicable Me: Meet the Minions
31 May – 8 June, 14 & 15 June (Stage):
2pm & 7pm (Tue – Thu) and 1pm, 4pm & 7pm (Fri – Sun)

Enjoy a fun-filled game session and catch Stuart, Jorge, Jerry & Tim on stage. The first 60 families can also meet and greet the 4 Minions on stage! Admission is free.

Refer to for more details.

There are also some free fringe activities like photo booths and color the minions. Do feel free to request for takeaway coloring sheets. Expenditure of $30 and above at Marina Square would entitle your child to "feed the minions". Basically there are four minion cardboard figurines. Your child has three tries to throw apples into the minions' mouths. 

Having attended several of such shopping malls' shows and activities, I have to say, this one is the least "sincerely" done. Here's why:

- if you think you would get to see the minions dance, sorry lor. It's a lady (the emcee) who heated the stage up with her dance and voice. But I had to agree, she's good. Did a few cartwheels and forward somersault.


Be A Junior Birdwatcher At Jurong Bird Park


Five Reasons Why Your Kid Should be the Next Master Chef Junior

 photo 1-1.jpgI just picked up cooking recently, at the ripe, old age of 33.  Surprisingly, it's actually quite therapeutic and I regretted not learning earlier, even though I had been living abroad by myself for so many years. And it dawned upon me- parents should cook with their children too as there's so many benefits of cooking. 


Explore Singapore! is Back with a Heritage Hop

Join our ambassadors, Mark Lee and Suhaimi Yusof and venture out to our museums and other heritage venues as Explore Singapore! returns once again! This year, the annual campaign organised by the National Heritage Board carries the theme “Heritage Hop-About”, and boasts of over 20 activities held at over 15 museums and institutions. And for the first time, 27 monuments will be open to the public through 16 walking tours during Explore Singapore! 2011.