My blogging has been rather erratic lately and I realise I haven't updated this blog for more than a week! My excuse is that plenty has been happening on the home front and I have little time for writing these days. My gorgeous mother left on Monday, my wonderful hubby is back at the office, so I now have no excuse for not sitting down and writing.
Universal Studios, Sentosa
It is school holidays (end of term 1) for local schools next week, so many parents will be looking for things to do in Singapore with their kids. Perhaps the most exciting thing all kids will be talking about is the soft opening of Universal Studios at Resorts World, Sentosa.
The adventure park is opening on Thursday, 18th March, but all tickets are sold out for 18th and 19th March. There are still tickets for the weekend of 20-21th March but tickets are limited during the soft opening, so if your children are desperate to be one of the first through the doors get your tickets soon.
Tickets for a one day weekend pass (two-day passes are not available yet) are S$72 for adults (aged 13-64), S$52 for children (ages 4-12) and S$36 for senior citizens (ages 65 upwards). Week day tickets are S$66 for adults, S$48 for children and S$32 for seniors.
You can book tickets by phoning (+65) 6577 8899, or visiting the official Resorts World website.
Treasury of the World @ ACM
We visited the Asian Civilizations Museum last weekend and enjoyed the exhibition Treasury of the World very much. The children were given an activity book (suitable for children 6-12 years) and there was a colouring station inside the exhibition where they coloured some lovely pictures of the Great Mughal Empress in her fine jewelry.
The jeweled arts displayed are spectacular, some of my favourite pieces being an emerald and pearl studded turban ornament and a finger ring with a bobbing bird that rotates 360 degrees. The daggers and scabbards are so dazzling, decorated with rubies, diamonds, emeralds, ivory and agate, that it is hard to imagine anyone ever using these weapons, although they are also very practical.
The museum is holding a Little Mughal's curator tour of the exhibition for children aged 9 to 12 years, Saturday 13th March , 2-3.30pm. Please call 6332 3284 to register. Tickets are $12 per participant and each child must be accompanied by an adult- accompanying adults enjoy complimentary museum admission.
Sentosa Sandy Treasures
From Saturday,13th March until Sunday 21st March, Palawan Beach will host a "Sandy Treasures" sand sculpting event. Free workshops will be conducted all week, so that you can learn from professional sand sculptors how to work the sand to create your own sand sculptures. Internationally-acclaimed and Singapore-born sand sculptor, JOOheng Tan will create four intricately carved, life-size sand sculptures that will provide inspiration for your own creativity! This is a great family activity and should be loads of fun. Activities run between 11am and 6pm daily.
There are also a few children's film opening, namely Percy Jackson & the Olympians:The Lightening Thief, Alice In Wonderland, and Avatar is still playing at Vivo City and Lido. Go to Yahoo Movies for all the show times.
Have a great week, whatever you get up to!
For a great list of free things to do with the kids this March holiday, visit Singapore Playground