Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Port of The Lost Wonder (Sentosa Family Islander Giveaway!)

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And for one last time, shout your ‘AHOY!’ at Port of the Lost Wonder on Sentosa’s Palawan Beach.

This iconic attraction is closing its doors on 26 Dec 2016. I know how devastating the news is for many of us parents, because there are so many wonderful memories of our kids playing and splashing at the water playground. Good news is, it’s making way for a new development which promises to bring much fun to the kids as well, but before that, plan a trip there for your kids to enjoy the facilities one last time! Best of all, POLW is offering a special two-day-only Christmas Brunch buffet on 24th & 25th December 2016, just before it closes. More on that later!

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My kids have always loved POLW – I even remember the first time they stepped into POLW and their eyes and mouths went wide open when they saw the gigantic pirate ship water playground! Since then, every time I mentioned POLW, they would be extremely excited. Last weekend, we had a ball of a time there as always! Seriously, it’s hard not to have fun at POLW. And I especially love it during the Christmas season because of all the festive decorations!

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For the uninitiated, the kids are given curios upon entering POLW – The curios can be used to ‘purchase’ popcorn and candy floss, do art & craft or enter the foam pool party. There are staff on site to ensure the safety of the kids and to engage them as well. The moment we enter, my kids would dash into the water playground without even a goodbye, every.single.time.

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The foam pool is a major draw for the kids – Just look at the excited faces!

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So yes, POLW will be offering a two-day-only Christmas Brunch Buffet on 24th & 25th December and the special prices include food + play time in POLW for the whole day! The buffet is from 11am to 4pm, so you can feast to your heart’s content while the kids have a play-eat-play-eat-play-eat extravaganza as well. Their appetite will be humongous after dashing through those water and foam, so this is definitely worth it! We had a tasting of some of the items available on the buffet spread, and I am so surprised that everything tasted awesome – And I’m not even being kind because I was invited to the event. I am genuinely surprised at the quality of the food….  at a kids’ water playground?! For the prices you will be paying, rest assured that you will get seriously yummy Christmas fare.

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Items on the brunch buffet spread include Christmas turkey, roast beef, salt-baked salmon, shepherd’s pie, log cakes, assorted sandwiches, salads, soups etc. If you are having a gathering of parents with young kids, this might be the best option you can go for this Christmas weekend – Both adults and kids would be so happy! =D

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My kids absolutely loved the roast beef and turkey, dipping them into the delicious sauces provided along with them. I was delighted to find my favorite Brussels sprouts among the roasted vegetables! Everything was so well done and tasted perfect that I couldn’t stop eating – I totally over ate that day. *burp*

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Thank you so much, POLW for giving my kids a chance to enjoy POLW for the last time and enjoy such an amazing early Christmas feast together as a family. We will definitely miss POLW – It’s been such a memorable part of my kids’ childhood! =D

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POLW Christmas Brunch Buffet
Dec 24 - 25
11am – 4pm
Standard Price: Adult – $40++, Kid – $15++
Family Combo Price 1 (2 Adults & 2 Kids) – $80++
Family Combo Price 2 (4 Adults & 2 Kids) – $140++
Advance booking is recommended.

A TROLLING GOOD YEAR END ON SENTOSA

I just love Sentosa during the year end season – Everywhere you go, there is this happy and joyous mood in the air! This weekend and next, make a trip to Sentosa and enjoy all that it’s got to offer! Maybe, just maybe, you will bump into one of these adorable creatures all around the island! Yes, I’m talking about the Trolls! =D Check out some of the highlights worth catching!

1. Merlion Magic Lights – Troll Edition

Timings: 7.45pm, 8.15pm, 8.45pm and 9.15pm (Weekdays)
Two additional shows, 9.45pm and 10.15pm (Weekends, Eve of PH and PH)

2. Trolls Ambience & Photo Points

3. Meet-and-Greet Sessions

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Date: 10 December 2016 (Merlion Plaza); 17 December 2016 (Beach Plaza)
Time: 12pm, 2.30pm, 6.00pm

4. Shadow Play

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Date: 19 November 2016 - 26 December 2016
Time: Lights on from 7.30pm - 11pm
Venue: Beach Plaza

GIVEAWAY!

Since it’s the most wonderful time of the year, Sentosa is giving away 3 sets of Islander Family Membership to 3 happy readers of The J Babies! Every set of Islander Family Membership is valid for 1 main cardholder and up to four immediate family members. With the pass, you can enjoy UNLIMITED island admissions to Sentosa-via the Sentosa Boardwalk, Sentosa Express and Sentosa Gantry (drive-in) with the registration of one private car. What’s more, you also get to enjoy exclusives invites to Sentosa events and discounts at all participating attractions, food and beverages, retail outlets and hotels on the island! Participate via Rafflecopter now! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, everyone! :)

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N Exhibition

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I love an interactive exhibition!

The Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N Exhibition that has just premiered at the Singapore Science Centre is one such exhibition, and my kids and I had so much fun there last weekend! The amazing thing is that from someone who knows nothing about Marvel’s, I now know quite a lot about the different characters, how they came about, their history and background, as well as their different powers! LOL. That’s the amazing thing about a great exhibition – You leave the place with new knowledge and information you didn’t have before!

Now, this is why the exhibition is so interactive – You embark on the exhibition by connecting to complimentary wifi connection provided at the venue and downloading an app that will bring you through the entire exhibition by answering simple questions based on the information presented at the exhibition. In the process of searching for the answers, you read through all the exhibition panels, wow at the interesting costumes of the various characters and share a little laughter about the background and history of how the various characters came about. Pretty interesting, I must say! If you don’t have a mobile device, not to worry too – IPODs are available on site for you to use as well.

I first entered the exhibition as a recruit, but I got promoted as I went along. How clever! Kids are generally thrilled and intrigued by such things, and my kids were indeed so!

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The mood was set right at the Briefing Room where the ‘recruits’ were briefed on the mission and what awaited for us. So cool, I must say!

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The exhibition spans a vast 2,000 square metres with original props, costumes, holograms and interactive activity stations featured throughout the exhibition. There were many fun photo points as well, as you will see in the rest of the blog post. As always, I shall not reveal too much so that you can discover your own thrills when you visit the exhibition with your family. If you or your family members are Marvel fans, this is one exhibition not to be missed! Now, for a glimpse into the exhibition – Enjoy! :)

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The final mission at the end of the exhibition was to join forces and eliminate the enemy together. Of course, we got the victory and became Avengers’ Agents! =P

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Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N Exhibition
Date: Now to 5 March 2017
Venue: Science Centre Singapore, Annex Hall
Time: 10am – 6pm
Prices: Adult- S$30, Singaporean & PR Adult – S$25, Child, aged 3-12yo) – S$18
(Note: Tickets to the exhibition exclude admission to the Science Centre Singapore.
However, visitors are not required to top up SCS admission fee to visit the exhibition)
For more information: http://science.edu.sg/exhibitions/pages/avengersstation.aspx