21 April 2014

Mount Faber -The Henderson Waves & Cable Car Ride

Mount Faber Park - A hill top express getaway with lush greenery.

View @ Mount Faber.
Recently, we explored Mount Faber park - one of the oldest park in Singapore. It is also part of The Southern Ridges nature trail spanning across 10km of green, open space. Mount Faber Park is one of the best tourist spot to catch the panaromic view of the city, harbor and the southern islands. We had visited Mount Faber on two consecutive weekends. The weather on the first visit was rather cloudy and we were caught in light drizzles throughout our walking trip. Vann was wary when we decided to take a cable car ride which he then much regretted when we reached home. Hence, this prompted us to go for a second visit to make up for which we had missed out. Do look out for the Cable Car promotion details at the end of this post.
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14 April 2014

A Visit to Hort Park

Hort == Horticulture.

HortPark == A gardening hub situated in the middle of the city.

At the entrance patio. A wedding photography was taking place.

Reminiscing our first visit to HortPark, Daddy Pok had just started his photography hobby and Little Kye had just started walking. We started to have outings each weekend since then. Mummy Mae used to carry Kye in her trusty Manduca carrier and it made handling the boys easier. Kye is now much too heavy to be carried like this.

Baby Kye in the carrier.
HortPark is situated off Alexandra Road and it is part of the Southern Ridges. The Southern Ridges is a 10km nature trail which connects the Mount Faber Park, Telok Belangah Hill Park, HortPark, KentRidge Park and Labrador Nature Reserve. Among the popular attractions along this nature trail stands the magnificent Henderson Waves, a 36m tall highest pedestrial bridge in Singapore which we will cover in an upcoming post soon. HortPark serves as a gardening hub that brings together gardening-related, recreational, educational, research and retail services under one big canopy. The park size is not very big which spans across only 23 Hectares. The park is often quiet which makes a very good location for outdoor photography. Photography groups are often seen in the park especially during weekends.

Lay back sun chairs with a great greenery view.

Nice greenery to break the monotonous city of concrete.
The concrete jungle behind the park.
During our outings, we often brought snacks for the boys and we had to take many breaks along the way.

Baby Kye was eyeing the snack which Mummy Mae had brought along.
Each stop serves a great time for Daddy Pok to snap more pictures of the young boys. 

Vann at 3 years old. He still looks the same now.

Taking a break.

What are you munching, lil Kye?
At times, we walk around...

MJ in the making.....!

A sun hat is a must for outdoors to protect us from the sun.

Baby Kye learning to walk. Those were the days....
At times, we discover quirky stuff along the way....

A car boot converted into a nursery.
At times, we posed for family portraits.... Ermm... where is Daddy Pok.....?

Looking at the old pictures do make us miss the boys when they were younger. Have you look at yours too?

Parenthood is not easy. As parents, we are overwhelmed with different challenges each day in different stages of our children's life. We often feel the frustrations in dealing with day to day matters and we get lost in the sea of tiredness. But there is one very special thing about parenthood is that, we will always remember the happiness in everything and forget the tough time which we have been through. 

We are so blessed to be living in the digital world where cameras are no more using films. We now have the ability to take as much photo shots as we desire. Save and store the photos. Remember to take a break, and look back at the old pictures and photos. You will feel the love again which you have always been giving to your precious gems all these while. Carpe-diem!

For photos of HortPark, please view here

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8 April 2014

Blossoms in Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

We are very very blessed to be staying very very near to Bishan - Ang Mo Kio Park. 
In this April, we were very very fortunate to have witness the blooming of the Trumpet Trees in the park.

Since chinese new year, we had a month long of drought season. It was hot and dry. We saw the grass were turning brown and the leaves were falling in the park. Then the rain came in the month of March. We rejoiced and welcomed the down pour joyfully! The grass grew quickly and we had our greenery back. Then flowers started to grow and bloom. The park view overlooking our windows were painted with lovely colors of white, pink and yellow. It was quite a beautiful sight. We could not resist looking out the window each morning and it warmed our heart to kick start the day.
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7 April 2014

Tulipmania 2013 @ Gardens By The Bay

We are now in the month of April and it is also spring time blossom for the countries with 4 seasons. This is the best time to visit Keukenhoft Garden for their pretty tulips. But wouldn't it be too costly to visit Holland with a family of four? Well, fret no more because Garden By The Bay had brought us the tulips all the way from Holland to Singapore!

A recollection of Tulipmania 2013.....

It was the first time for all of us to see real life tulips. Tulips can only survive in cold conditions therefore it is not common to find it in South East Asia. We were quite excited about the trip to The Gardens By The Bay - one of its first kind in the region. 

I would say that the best time to visit the cooled conservatories is during events being organized. There will be more floral display in the flower dome. We have received feedback  that there were not much to see in the flower dome on a normal day.

As we geared the boys with their sweaters, we were very much ready on our adventure to discover the pretty tulips in the flower dome. Tulipmania, here we come!

Large pots of tulips along the entrance of the flower dome.

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1 April 2014

Yummy Gooey Blueberry Muffins!

Imagine this..... biting into a warm muffin with a crunchy top, while the blueberries burst into your mouth with wholesome gooey blueberry juice squirting into your palate! Isn't this awesome for a breakfast?

Yup, we made this for weekend breakfast. The ever famous Blythe's Blueberry muffins. This recipe was shared by Gwyneth Paltrow's Favourite Recipe. Her mum, Blythe Danner made these blueberries muffin for her when she was pregnant. Gwyneth was right. These muffins just have the right balance of tart and sweetness.
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