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Family day out at Sentosa

It’s Sunday and of cos we will not let a great weekend goes to waste!

Two weeks back, we have applied for the Sentosa Islander membership at only $50 nett for annual unlimited entry into Sentosa for up to 5 immediate family members if we all walk in (or take the tram in for free!) If you drive in, all the members on board in your car will enter Sentosa for free. 🙂 You can also submit your vehicle details and IU number for a quicker auto gate entry into Sentosa. Since we had the islander card, we had been into Sentosa thrice.

As usual, since it’s always raining mainly in the noon or late afternoons, a quick check with the weather forecast, and we have arrived in Sentosa at 10+am! We went to the more family friendly Palawan Beach and unload our stuffs pretty quickly. We had a big picnic mat, 2 chairs, sandwiches, fruits, tidbits and icy cold water! We also brought along a soccer ball, bubbles launcher and KD’s sand play bag. The highlights of the day is of course KD’s favorite, playing with sand! He learnt to fill the container with sand, turning it over carefully, burying items and uncovering them! Who say that you have to spend a lot when you come to Sentosa? I feel that the beaches here are much nicer, more conducive and relaxing!

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1) If you mainly drive in, you can also choose to apply an individual islander card at only $25 nett. With an islander card in hand, it also allows u to drive in free with your car full of people! In our case, we wanted the flexibility and thus we applied the family islander membership and include the cards for my own mom and sister! Thus if we want, we can all sit into different cars to drive friends in together!
2) Parking in Sentosa is not expensive! If you do not intend to stay in Sentosa for more than 4 hours, you can may want to park in the more accessible Beach Carpark, it costs only $5 for 1st 4 hours.

Beach & Imbiah Car Park

Parking Rates:

7AM – 11.59AM 12PM – 2PM 2.01PM – 5PM 5.01PM – 6.59AM
Weekday $3 (1st 4hrs)
$1/hr thereafter
FREE $3 (1st 4hrs)
$1/hr thereafter
$1 per entry
Weekend & Public Holiday $5 (1st 4hrs)
$2/hr thereafter
$2 per entry

But if you intend to park for longer than 4 hours, Tanjong Beach Carpark is a really good choice! It only costs $3 for 1st 8 hours of parking! Yes!! ONLY $3!!

Tanjong & Palawan Car Park
7AM – 11.59AM 12PM – 2PM 2.01PM – 5PM 5.01PM – 6.59AM
Weekday $3 (1st 8hrs)
$1/hr thereafter
FREE $3 (1st 8hrs)
$1/hr thereafter
$1 per entry
Weekend & Public Holiday $3 (1st 8hrs)
$1/hr thereafter
$1 per entry

3) There were occasions where we drive in to Sentosa after 5pm and parked at the Beach carpark at only $2 per entry so that we can have dinner in Sentosa. 🙂 Explore, you will find your favorite food there too!

Hands on Fun

When we heard that kids have really short attention span, it’s really really true! There is no way I can make KD sit down with me for even 10 mins, unless I really have multiple interesting activities and much coaxing!

So, I decided to be hands on today! We started off with writing alphabet A first. (which is his most hated activity – writing and thus I had to start of with this so that I can entice him with other activities that follow!)

Next, as strongly requested by KD, we built blocks into a “really really high” tower and “really really long” train. (That’s the exact descriptions that KD is using nowadays)

Followed by art and craft! I bought this tear out book from Bras Brasah Complex (书城) that has interesting cut-out patterns that are very easy to tear out and with a glue and folding, you can make interesting objects such as farm animals, army vehicles, vehicles and etc. Of course I choose the vehicles set for KD, it costs S$7.60 and I feel it’s worth it! All we need is a pair of kids safe scissors (to trim off those sides that mommy didn’t tear properly) and glue! (In this case, we use the tape glue thus it’s not so messy)

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And so a police car is completed!

After we built the Police Car, the next activity is from this very interesting zoo sticker book that I bought from Diaso! It contains a few pages of Zoo scenes and has two pages full of stickers. I asked KD to identify which animal stickers should go to which animal enclosures found on the pages. He did very well for giraffes, panda, hippos and elephant! (we only did 4 animals today actually)

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Can you believe that I did the above with KD within half hour?

But of course, the most amazing thing today is…. he actually helped me to tidy up the table and chairs! Ain’t I a very proud Mommy!!

And of course after lunch will be exercise time and we did football today! Geez! I am one tired mommy!

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Tips: A visit to Diaso can be very rewarding! There are tons of things we can find that is useful to engage a child! I bought the $2 bowling pins, golf set, stickers books, paint brushes, art paper and many more! Do visit them for inspirations that doesn’t hurt your wallet!