Tayo Station Pop-Up at City Square Mall – Even has a drop-off service!

Fans of Tayo The Little Bus or indoor playgrounds, you will be happy to note that Tayo Station has recently opened a 2,000 sqft pop-up outlet at City Square Mall level B2. The pop-up will be around until 31 December 2020.

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The Tayo Station pop-up, is smaller than its original Tayo Station outlet at Downtown East, however the pricing has been made more affordable. Each 2 hour slot costs $15 on weekdays and $18 on weekends. Not too bad a pricing if your kiddos just want a couple of hours of play. In any case, due to Covid-19 most indoor playground are only offering a 2 or 3 hour block of play time anyway. Safe-distancing measures stipulate that the maximum capacity in the play area is 14 pax. 

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Allez Les Petits – $20 baking class for kids!

After a long hiatus, here’s a post featuring Edward. As a stay at home mum, I’ve always had the idea that a good part of my time would be spent giving Edward interesting experiences outside of school time. Unfortunately COVID-19 hit and there wasn’t much opportunity to do for many months, and now I’m trying to make up for it.

For example, he is obsessed with trains and one of the things he likes to do is to take train rides around Singapore! Once, he forced us to make the trip to Tuas Link. That journey nearly killed us (the parents) as it was more than 1 hour each way, coupled with a pit stop for lunch. The journey to Tuas Link was not too bad, as we enjoyed looking at the not so familiar scenery. However the return journey was mind-numbingly boring.

Other kids activities that I would loved to have brought him to include more museums, indoor kids playgrounds, swimming, art and music classes etc. I must admit, COVID-19 has made me enjoy staying in the house too much such that I feel lazy to go out even though I feel it is relatively safer now. I must say we made good progress this last one month. These were the things we managed to cover:

  • Pasir Panjang Nursery Tour
  • Science Centre Kids Science Workshop
  • Changi Experience Studio
  • Allez Les Petits
  • Tayo Station Pop Up
  • Adhoc Badminton training sessions

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Kraft Kitchen – New Halal Eatery in Tampines!

Checked out a Halal neighbourhood restaurant today in Tampines. It’s called Kraft Kitchen and it recently opened. I was hoping for neighbourhood friendly prices ie, preferably less than $10 or around $10 for a main course. Unfortunately most main courses were $15 and above but I did manage to settle for the Beef Rendang Pot Pie which costs $13 and sounded really promising.

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The Beef Rendang Pot Pie looked really appetising when it arrived, with its shiny cap of puff pastry. Cut through that to reveal chunks and chunks of beef in a soupy stew. The beef was pretty tender and I managed to finish all the pieces. I’m not really sure if the taste of the dish reminds me of rendang, Also it was a little too soupy. Perhaps "rendang-inspired" might be a better name. It was not bad as a beef pot pie, but I wanted the rendang spice kick!

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NUS Science Discovery Camp (14-16 Dec) – Best chance to see how it is like studying at NUS Science Faculty!

Budding scientists, have you wondered how it would like to study in the Science faculty of NUS? Now’s your chance!!

The Science Discovery Camp, developed for students from 14 to 17 years old, is aimed at piquing the interest of students in science and showcasing how science concepts are applied in the real world, for example in the research and fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the programme, conducted “live” over Zoom, participants will also

  • be guided to build their own spectroscope (the experiment kit will be mailed to all participants)
  • learn how to build models using high school mathematics,
  • gain insights into epidemic spread and control.

This programme is taught by experienced professors from the NUS Faculty of Science, and will also provide science enthusiasts with a teaser of how the discipline is taught at NUS.

Click on this link for more information: https://nus.edu/35TfePn

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Oriole Coffee & Bar – Best ribeye steak in a long time!

I have been wanting to revisit the Oriole Coffee & Bar for the longest time after my previous visits where I found the food to be affordable, value-for-money and very tasty. Also, the cafe is located in a very convenient location, just outside Somerset MRT Station. Alas, it’s convenient location also meant I didn’t want to go on weekends as all the eateries in Orchard Road would surely be packed. And the last thing I want is a packed restaurant and long queues, when I can avoid it.

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Anyway, because I had a voucher to utilise and it was going to expire soon, I finally made my way to Oriole Coffee yesterday. Decor wise, I don’t think much has changed since my last visit in 2014. They have a spacious interior, as well as a long al-fresco area flanking the thoroughfare leading from the Somerset MRT Station towards Orchard Road. I’m sure those who love to people-watch would find this a nice place to chill.

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