Thursday, October 23, 2014

River Safari Boo

Never imagine the first visit to the River Safari will be for the Halloween event – Safari Boo. And for the first time, we attended a Halloween event without the “horror”, totally planned for the kids in mind.

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Poor Joey who was slightly sick that day, but still so willing to pose for daddy. In the end, she had her fun and the fever was gone. I guess a bit of outdoor walk and sweat does help.

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River Safari is different from the Zoo or Night Safari because 80% of the place is under shelter, which makes it so much more relaxing to walk around, without having to battle with the scorching sun or rain. And for Halloween theme, the displays were specially decorated too. Cute!

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The main attraction for the kids was the special Halloween “River Talk” segment. It’s an interesting way to incorporate both the Halloween theme and animals from the park, like the Owl, Iguana, Snake, Hedgehog and many more. The kids had a great time getting up close and personal with the animals too. Below you see one of the kids knocking on the door to get her ‘treat’ from the witch. Brave little girl. After her, every other kids went ahead to get theirs.

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Some of the Safari’s animals we saw along the way.

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The alligator actually reminded me of our Darwin trip to the Crocodile Lake.

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Too bad we didn’t get to the see the main attraction at River Safari, but only the statue. Maybe a second trip beckons us.

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And the night just slips away as fast as the event. Enjoyed a night out with the family and enjoyed the serenity of the park too.

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About Safari Boo
A Merry-not-scary Kids Event
Dates: Oct 22, 25, 26 & Nov 01, 02
Time: 6 – 9pm (last admission is 8pm)
FREE Admission for ALL KIDS from 6pm (for every paying adult)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Madame Tussauds Singapore

So the famous Madame Tussauds is here in Singapore. Having not visited the one in HK, this was the first time we stepped into one of the 18 Madame Tussauds attractions in the world. Statistics have shown that the attraction draws million visitors across the world every year. So we are now officially one of the millions.

Good thing about attending a media invite was the lesser crowd in the attraction, we have all the time to slowly take a stroll around the place and take more than usual number of photos. But the disadvantage was not able to see all the wax figures as some are still under construction.

Nonetheless, I have nothing to complain as we had a fun time taking selfies with the celebrities, both local and international.

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The attraction takes the visitor on a journey through different segments like Film, TV Studio, Leaders, Sport, Music, etc.

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Leaders

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My personal favourite, Ghandi.

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See how real it can be!

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Sport

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There is also a room where they show you the process of creating a wax figure. Quite interesting to read.

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Every created wax figures has to be approved by the celebrities before work can be done. However, it is a rare occurrence for someone to decline to be included.

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TV Studio

Do you agree that the local celebrities are usually not so real? Or maybe it’s me who have seen them more on TV.

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Puah Chu Kang has to be our family’s favorite character.

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The famous yellow boots!

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Music

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Who is the real king of music?

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Jayne trying her best to a pop star.

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Film

Amazing beauty!

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Jack Neo is also part of this category. And doesn’t the wax figure look so real?

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The kung-fu masters, past and current.

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The contrast of their faces is not missed. But both are exceptional actors, no doubt.

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The ladies’ like are so different. Mummy went for elegance of the East and Kless went for the manhood of the West.

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Last but not the least, even ET was featured.

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Do you know?
- it costs approximately S$300,000 to make each wax figure
- it takes 3 months and 20 studio artists to create each wax figure
- a wax head weights as much as a real head, around 4.5kg
- because wax shrinks, wax figures are made 2% larger than the real life subjects
- each strand of hair is inserted individually, taking approximately 4 weeks to complete each head
- Madame Tussauds Singapore is the 7th Madame Tussauds in Asia (Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Bangkok)
- founded in 1835, Madame Tussauds is one of the world’s oldest visitor attraction

 

Madame Tussauds Singapore
Opening: Oct 25 (Saturday)
Opening Hours: 10am – 9pm (last admission 7.30pm)
Price: Adult (S$30), Child (S$20)