I never had to worry about school holidays before. When we were living in France, I was a stay at home mum so school breaks were just extended weekends. When we moved to Singapore, she went to full day kindergarten which meant there were only a handful of days the centre was closed.
What was I going to do with her for a whole month ? Playdates. Camp (I finally found one with an interesting agenda but more importantly, didn't cost an arm & a leg which was where she went last week). Thankfully there are lots going on around town & this is one of our favorites. Before I go there, a little about our lunch.
So I took the day off to have lunch with her (a mother & daughter bonding lunch) at Wild Rocket which was very good. The restaurant is tucked away in Mount Emily but was packed at lunchtime. My first time there & I fully intend to go back again, with X. I ordered the 3 course set lunch very reasonably priced at $28. The starter (we shared) was deep fried tofu with creamy century egg sauce - a little unusual but we both liked it. I had the much talked about laksa pesto with quail's egg & shrimp that was yummy. Her burger was juicy & flavorful. The cucumber & pink grapefruit granita was the perfect end to a very satisfying meal.
After the nice lunch, we strolled leisurely over to the National Museum to the Playdome as part of the Children's Season. I had intended to go there only for a couple hours & then head home to do a bit of swimming but nope, we were there close to 4 hours.
She insisted on going to every station & doing everything.
First stop - the Wayang Play Stage. The children get to decorate & colour the mask any way they like, after being briefed on what the typical colors meant. Then they get to put on the mask, wayang costumes & do a bit of playacting.
Trying out the mask
We had a lot of fun here. Picking up different colored cloth, moving it around & seeing it reflected within the giant kaleidoscope.
Nothing too much happening at the Sun Deck
The kids are given a round plastic disc & asked to design it. Once done, slot into one of many cones scattered in the garden & watch it against the different backgrounds.
The stop that we liked best was the Happy Hawkers. There were 5 different stations where children can make food out of plasticine, serve the dish & at the same time learn about the old methods of making food. Satay, laksa, teh tarik, roti prata & tok tok mee.
Satays on the grill
Satays with sliced cucumbers & egg
That's how we spent an entire afternoon at the Museum