Sunday, November 15, 2015

Home Team Festival Singapore 2015.

Andy is away for a fishing trip this weekend so the question beckons, what does a solo parent do with two kids?
Being alone means I have a tall order - must be convenient for me to travel to, fun and engaging for the boys, inexpensive.
I brought them to the Home Team Festival at Singapore Expo Hall 3 because my resourceful mummy-friend Serene recommended it, and true to her recommendation, it was impressive!
Before attending the exhibition, I thought Home Team security was only Police force and SCDF.
I can't be more wrong!
So what is the Home Team?
Ans: Home Team comprises ten agencies:
Ministry of Home Affairs Headquarters (MHQ),
Singapore Police Force (SPF),
Internal Security Department (ISD),
Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF),
Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore (ICA),
Singapore Prison Service (SPS),
Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB),
Home Team Academy (HTA),
Casino Regulatory Authority (CRA), and
Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises (SCORE).
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My boys love to play-pretend to be fire fighters, policemen, and soldiers.
You won't believe their collection of guns, hand-cuffs, helmets and vests we have at home.

The K9 demo was really good, too!
Sky, you have a lot of catching up to do.

The kiddy activities:
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See your little ones dress up as little Matars and get their photos taken!

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Or let the friendly fire fighters help your children up on these hugeass fire engines.

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Groupie shot with my fire fighters!

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The fun didn't end at the Festival. We spent the afternoon doing craft work at home!
No gadgets today = major win for me :D
Now everyone is happy.
Today is the last day for Home Team Festival 2015.

Admission and activities were free, except for parking and food of course.
Everyone was given a goodie bag + a fire fighter's hat.
Follow their Facebook page, "Home Team Festival", for more updates on the next exhibition :)

Thursday, November 12, 2015

{media invite} Star Wars: The force awakens at Changi Airport 12 Nov 2015 - 05 Jan 2016.

{media invite}

Calling all Star Wars fans!
Those of you 80s kids (like me, ahem) who grew up watching Stars Wars have kids of your own now who are equally siao about Star Wars... YES you!

Changi Airport is bringing a part of the far, far away galaxy to Singapore for the very first time.

From 13 November (that's tomorrow!) to 05 January 2016, airport visitors can embark on an intergalactic adbenture at Changi Airport Terminal 3's (T3) Departure Hall, where a life-sized X-Wing fighter takes centre stage.

Get photo opportunities with the X-wing as you don Star Wars costumes.
All you have to do is redeem tickets, issued on a first-come, first-serve basis over four photo sessions daily:
10am - 12pm
1pm - 3pm
4pm - 6pm (daily except Saturdays)
7pm - 9pm
* All days except 19 December.


Live video streaming from the event today:
Really people mountain people sea man.....

How do I look as a Jedi with my prepubescent Skywalker!

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Stormtrooper Adam and Luke Skywalker Ashton

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The Luke Skywalker costume was meant for adults, super long lah... But Ashton started crying when everyone else could wear except him so I just literally carried and planted him into one.
And then he was happy :)

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Wanna know how to collect all 8 of these plush toys?

Adam and his buddy Emmanuel.

Collect all 8 Star Wars plush toys now!

Clockwise: Stormtrooper (from 11 Dec) , C-3PO (from 18 Dec) , R2-D2 (from 18 Dec),
Boba Fett (from 4 Dec), Darth Vader (from 4 Dec), Yoda (from 17 Nov), Chewbacca (from 27 Nov),
BB-8 (from 11 Dec).
You can have the chance to redeem these PWPs (purchase with purchase) plush toys in the airport or at
From 17 November 2015 - 03 January 2016:

IN PUBLIC AREA: spend a minimum of $70 (or $140 at supermarkets) in a SINGLE receipt and purchase these plushies for $6.

IN TRNASIT AREA: Spend a minimum of $150 in single receipt to buy them for $6.

AT Spend a minimum of $300 in a single transaction and redeem 2 Star Wars plushies for free, or $550 in a single transaction to redeem 4 Star Wars plushies for free.

you can redeem a full set of 8 plushies in a special bag for FREE when you spend at least $1500 ($1200 if you are a platinum member) in Changi Airport or at

** Subject to available designs and limited to first 1000 redemptions.

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Tan brothers in the news! Luckily I didn't tell their teachers they missed school because they were sick.... Otherwise major epic fail... LOL

Full article here: Channel News Asia article.

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Hashtag #StarWarsAtChangi in social media today!

Thank you Changi Airport Group for the invite, especially Danessa, and Shu Qin.
Once in a lifetime, the experience has been.

May the force be with you!