Anticipation: a feeling of excitement about something that is going to happen.
Yes, anticipation’s the word to describe my feelings on the upcoming June holidays. First, I do not have to be Big E’s personal chauffeur. Second, I can change up the daily routine. Third, we can explore Singapore again without preparing for school the next day! Of course, Big E doesn’t have school homework. Heh… that’ll be a few years later.
There’s so many places to explore, so much activities I can do together with both my babies.
Here’s my own list of places & things I’ve planned out for the holidays with my boys. I hope my enthusiasm will rub off on them and continue to burn for the entire month.
Volunteer Together as a Family with Touch Community
These are fun and meaningful activities to immerse the whole family this June holidays. The programmes are specially tailored for parents and their kids. But do hurry as registration is filling up fast!
Link here: http://www.touch.org.sg/happenings&rid=173
2. Exploring Pulau Ubin: Treasure Hunt organised by Treasure SG
From 14th May to 12 June 2016, there’ll be a treasure hunt contest happening in Pulau Ubin! A really fun way to learn about Pulau Ubin. Personally, I’m not sure if Big E is up to finding all the clues but we’ll see how it goes.
There’s attractive prizes to be won as well!
3. Visit nearby islands around Singapore
Gonna island hop to Kusu island, St John & Lazarus Island.
How else but Singapore Island Cruise. Prices for a 2-way trip are $18 per adult and $12 for children (1-12yo).
Take note that their ticket counter closes at 3pm.
Singapore Island Cruise
Singapore Island Cruise & Ferry Services Pte Ltd
We are located just above Marina South Pier MRT station which is now open.
Look out for our bright orange ticketing booth at the pier to get your tickets.
#01-04 Marina South Pier
Tel: 6534 9339 (8am-445pm)
Fax: 6534 9119
More info here.
4. Cave exploring at Sentosa Tanjong Rimau
I would need to check when’s low tide and babywear the little one.
The hidden gem is located behind Rasa Sentosa though I’m not sure where but we’re gonna find our way around.
Own checklist – prep Big E on what are poisonous local marine life and remind him DO NOT TOUCH everything he sees especially the crabs, corals, sea slugs etc…
5. Art Science Museum’s Future World
There’s lots of information around the web on this. I’m just gonna cut and paste the link here. So yes, we have yet to visit Future World and I am very excited judging from all the reviews I’ve read.
FUTURE WORLD: WHERE ART MEETS SCIENCE
Inspire your imagination at Future World, the new permanent exhibition at ArtScience Museum. Explore a fully immersive 1500-square-metre digital universe, where 15 spectacular art installations are brought to life and evolve in real-time through visitor presence and participation. Be amazed as this stunning interactive world responds to your behavior, and changes according to your creative input!
For its landmark permanent exhibition, ArtScience Museum collaborated with teamLab, an award-winning Tokyo-based art collective of “ultra-technologists” that includes artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians, architects and designers. The result is Future World – Singapore’s largest interactive digital playground.
6. SEA Aquarium at Resort World Sentosa
I personally love SEA Aquarium. We’ve been there many times and each visit is always filled with awe. Perhaps it has got something do to with my childhood obsession with the ocean.
I recently bought a tube of Coral Reefs themed Toobs which is gonna make a great add-on education tool for Big E.
Toobs series are amazing by the way!
7. Hop On, Hop Off Hippo Bus
Photo from Ducktours
We promised Big E we will bring him up on the Hippo bus. Each time we see one at Suntec, he will promptly remind us.
Yes my boy, we will keep to our promise!
Adults $39, Children (3-12yo) $29, Babies (0-2yo) free.
8. Visit a Farm
We’ve yet to visit the much reviewed Farmart Centre.
There’s hawker food, farm tours and a petting zoo. Can’t wait!
Planning to get keep some tadpoles and watch them turn into frogs.
67 Sungei Tengah Road, S(699008)
9. Cafe Hopping with the Kids
There’s so many cafes worth visiting! Not sure which ones to go yet so gonna stalk all the food blogs for worthy reviews.
10. Road Trip to Malaysia: Turtle Watching
June is a good season for turtle watching in Malaysia.
I’m going to do some research on good eco-friendly tours to take us turtle watching. I do hope we can see turtles laying eggs as with Mother Nature, it’s not for certain we may or may not see one.
Will keep this space updated.
What are your plans for this June holidays? Do share them with me!