Wednesday, November 30, 2011

NEWater Visitor Centre,Bedok, Singapore 18 November 2011

Kids running towards it once I parked my car. Parking is within the vicinity and is free.
Alternatively, you can take MRT to Tanah Merah station (EW4), where shuttle busses will bring you here. The pickup times are 08.45am,  10.30am, 12.15pm, 02.00pm and 03.45pm.

Tour time 09.00am, 10.45am, 12.30pm, 02.15pm, 04.00pm
The duration of the tour is 1 hour and 30minutes and is free.
For tour booking 65 6546 7874
or email PUB_NEWATERVC@pub.gov.sg

Collecting water from common standpipe.

The night-soil man sanitation, system of the past.

Water Wally, the mascot of NEWater, story and sticker book.

Sat on the raft and take a ride down Singapore river.

Huge bottle depicted the amount of water we used per day is more than United Nation recommendation.

Four sources of water in Singapore.

Each of us were given a taste of NEWater.

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Water fountain runs with NEWater.

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The factory tour, from viewing the actual plant to explanation with interactive exibits.

Hui interacted and responded to the guide' s questions.

Experienced going through a filter just like a water molecule.

The inner part of the reverse osmosis piping.

NEWater - state of art technology.

Fishes swim in NEWater.
What is NEWater?

Fun With Ollo at Pusat Sains Negara 22 November 2011

Ollo workshop at Pusat Sains Negara, during the robotics festival.

The Ollo set is provided. 

The tiny bits made it tough to assemble even for an adult. 

Painful marked fingers resulted from screwing. :)

Finally, with the help of a staff..

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so adorable. :)

Gardening & Concert 15 November 2011

Planting onions and all sorts of seeds.

Hui at work.

Story teller En told  'three little pigs' with props prepared by herself.
The older kids finally threw in a mini concert which they have been discussing for some time. I didn't take any photos of it.  

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Terry Fox Run 2011 13 November 2011

                                                            
Introduction to Terry Fox.

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Warm up dance at Padang Merbok.

The run began.

Hui turned back after a short walk and queued for free Milo drink.

Signages along the road.

En after the run.

Hui's drawing of Terry Fox.

Harvest Langsat 11 November 2011

En spent the morning harvesting langsat at Xy's garden.  

A part of the garden cum mini farm of Xy's corner house in our neighbourhood. 
There are mangoes tree, papayas tree, dragon fruit plant, pineapples etc etc etc.
Birds, squirrels and frogs are their daily visitors.

The chilli plant that I brought home, beside mint, ginger and lemongrass for me to try planting with my not-so-green fingers.

Spinach.

I have no idea what is the name of this vegetable in English. It bore few 3kg 'zhit gua'  

Mint leaves.

Ginger.

Our loot of the day.

BASF kids' lab 9 November 2011

Chemistry kids's lab at 1 Utama Mall sponsored and organised by BASF.

The kids putting on apron and safety goggles.
There were four experiments altogether.

1.Water absorption.

2. Filtration.

3. Chromatography

4. Make your own body lotion.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Aquatic Life - Fish and Water Quality @Pusat Sains Negara 2 November 2011

The experiment titles - 1. Cold fish  & 2. Water Quality

1. Cold Fish
Observation of the fish's movement and its breathing in water at room temperature.

Ice cube was added and fish's movement was observed to have slow down.
En asked to return the fish to its aquarium upon seeing it in distress.

Jars of fishes returned to the aquarium. 
In order to prevent a sudden change of temperature from cold to warm, we were told not to pour the fishes directly from the jar filled with cold water.

2. Water Quality
Test solution to check the water quality by determining its PH level, ammonia content and nitrite content.

Dropped a few drops of the test solution into two types of water - pond and tap.
Compare the result with a template to check its reading. 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Camping at Sg Pauh, Cameron Highland, Pahang. 5 November 2011

Carpark at the campsite.

Campsite entrance.

Toilets/showers are located behind the orange building. 

Campsite A.

Cross the bridge to campsite B.

Climb a slope to campsite C.

We camped at campsite C. 
It rained the whole afternoon and we have to set up tent with raincoats.
At night, temperature dropped to 14-16 degree celcius. 

Zawalan's camp bed by the hut.

Barbeque pit.

Wash basin nearby.

Toilets.

Common shower area.

En showed how the rope snare work. 

Sg Pauh campsite is located at Taman Sedia.

Follow the sign to 'Pejabat Hutan' (Forestry office).

Entrance to forestry office.

Forestry office.

Sign to campsite.

Campsite contact no. 05 491 1384. You may speak with Cik Siti or En Jalil.
All you need to do is call them and make your booking. Best to fax them a letter (same number). After that, call them to confirm that they have received your fax and that they have recorded your booking into their book. No need advanced payment.