Monday, September 30, 2013

Fright Nites @ Sentosa 4D AdventureLand


For the records, I am not a ‘horror’ fan. My most disliked movies and shows are those with scary vampires and horror sound tracks. So when my wife passed over this event opportunity with Sentosa 4D AdventureLand, I was not sure why I agreed to attend. I am quite sure I was not thinking for that moment.

Here I am, still alive writing this post to tell you my experience with horror and how much I enjoyed it!

As the name of the event suggested, it was a haunted trial of unexpected terror. Journeying through a night of mind blowing 4D experiences, where vengeful spirits, diabolic demons and cannibalistic zombies await.

Sentosa 4D AdventureLand presents “Fright Nites”: Escape or be imprisoned forever in “Trapped” – a trial of unexpected terror.

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This harrowing trial of terror, “Trapped” is the second year collaboration with Singapore Polytechnic students from the School of Architecture & Built Environment, who have transformed the interactive entertainment zone into a trial together with Sentosa 4D AdventureLand’s additional 4-D horror rides, presenting visitors with a different experience.

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In addition, a unique technology has been introduced to enhance the Halloween experience. This is with another group of Singapore Polytechnic students from the School of Digital Media and Infocomm Technology, who were responsible for the creation of the interactive, augmented reality experience.


“Trapped” is about a once angelic coryphee who perished under the death curse by a jealous ballerina who now lurks in the depths of a haunted trail, preying on innocent souls. Dead ballerinas and evil priests also join the vengeful spirit in her reaping, roaming the premises in search for souls to seize forever.

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Fear will be taken to even greater heights when a charming property agent who lures you to view a seemingly beautiful Victorian house up for sale, morphs into grotesque monster in an attempt to trap your soul. Discover a mansion plagued by living corpses, flesh-eating zombies and demons from the underworld in the nail-biting thriller 4-D ride, ‘Panic House’.

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As you persist to fend for your soul and body, keep an eye out for virus-infected factory employees who will be out for fresh blood. Slay as many of the hungry undead without mercy in the interactive game of gore, ‘The Grip of The Undead’, before its too late.

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Fright Nites
Opening Hours: 7pm – 11pm (every Friday & Saturday and the last Sunday of October)
One-Day Adventure Pass (unlimited entries on day of visit): Adult ($38.90), Child ($26.90, 3 to 12 years old)
For more information, please visit the website at

Check out some of the ‘horror’ you may find.

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Proceed with caution…


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Be trapped to experience for yourself.


Tuesday, September 24, 2013


One month is not a long time, neither is it too short for memories to be formed and respect to be built.

The past one month was not an easy period for our church, in particular to the leaders who were in the lime light. But a few things jolted my mind when we stood together in rain or shine to ensure the operation was smooth. To make things as comfortable as possible for them because that is the least we can do besides praying.

Unless you have been summoned to attend court before, we will never be able to understand what or how the five of them will feel. Still only those who were there at the court, will testify that their faith and hope were not dashed. I was there, I have heard, I have seen. So don’t judge me for what I have experience personally.

One thing that truly humbled me in this period was the attitude of the people who came and helped in whatever ways they can. Not all of them are staff of CHC, in fact they are just volunteers who love their leaders and were willing to sacrifice their time, money, energy to be available. I kept asking myself what is the reason for them doing so day after day, without any promise of rewards or recognition. Again, I can only say it was for LOVE.

“When you embrace a leader, you embrace not only his spirituality but also his humanity. It is in a package.”
Dr A.R. Bernard

I will lift up both my hands and legs to say I am not a perfect leader. I have tons of weaknesses but thankfully some of my friends are willing to overlook all these and consider me as just a normal human. If we want others to honor/treat/respect us in a certain way, then we should be willing to honor/treat/respect others the same too.

During this trial, there was this group of core members who came everyday to ensure everything is okay. From the arrival to the departure of the five, we were there rain or shine. As early as 6am till late when everyone has already left, some of us still stayed behind to prepare for the following day’s needs. Dedication is contagious!

We are not the A-Team, but we do not need to be. We are just imperfect people working together with a common vision and passion. We are not dumb followers, but faithful and simple believer of one thing, God is faithful and He is the beginning & ending of our faith.

Love all of you for who you are. I look forward to the next tranche of ‘hard work’. I know we will be one step closer to our deliverance then.

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Father-Daughter-Time With Joey

During the recent September school holidays, I was busy at work and felt a bit bad for not being able to spend some time with Joey. So riding on the Sentosa Buskers Festival period, we made a trip to the #HappyIsland. Just Joey and me. It was a wonderful Father-Daughter-Time.

While we were there, we visited this unique exhibition set on Silosa Beach. The exhibition showcased over 70 Instagram photographs that depict different notions of happiness. Thus, the hashtag #HappyIsland. It’s a month-long exhibition that will stretch from the pavement outside Coasters (near Beach Station) to the beachfront of Trapizza (at Siloso Point). Check it out if you are there.

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#HappyIsland Instagram Exhibition
Date: 14 Sep to 13 Oct
Time: 10am to 10pm
Venue: Siloso Beach

And it was great to catch a bit of the Sentosa Buskers Festival actions and entertainment.


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Meet Titan the Robot (UK) – unique blend of comedy, street theatre and music performed by a robot. This robot has actually worked with superstars like Rihanna, Will Smith and Jackie Chan.

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Where is Joey? Standing on the steps to watch, cos she was a bit frightened by the robot walking quite close to the crowd.


Part of the Buskers Festival was for people to interact with one another. And this year the organizers prepared two simple acrobatic tricks for us to try.

Joey tried the Spinning Plate trick but was not quite successful.

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In came Papa to the rescue, I spin she smiles. Works well for me =)

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She was much more talented for the Chinese Yoyo.

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Maybe one of the reason the girls like to go out with Daddy alone is the fact I am more liberal about buying them their likes, ice-cream.


Thank you Joey for a wonderful day with Daddy!

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

滨海花月庆中秋 Mid-Autumn Festival @ The Gardens 2013


Ever since Gardens by the Bay was opened, we have been regular visitors with the girls. We like the displays of the flowers in both the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest, especially when there is a special program like the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival 2013. In celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival, there will be an extension of operating hours and a 15% discount on admission tickets to the conservatories from 13 to 22 September 2013.

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During this period, the Flower Dome will be transformed into a new Mid-Autumn themed floral display. And we were there to experience it first-hand.

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The girls were so excited to see the various cactus and “lantern flowers” such as Begonias and autumn-blooms like Chrysanthemums, Astilbes and Celosias.


The Flower Dome also features three striking dragonfly lanterns like this, which is perched amidst the field of floral display.


Coming to the Flower Dome is also a great chance to hone some of the photography skills of the girls. Look how serious they were in trying to get the best shot possible.

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Some of the beautiful flowers on display.

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In the same period (13 to 22 September), keep an eye out for the Mid-Autumn Festival @ The Gardens 2013, with a colourful display of hand-crafted lanterns in the outdoor gardens and The Meadow, exciting stage performances, competitions, and activities where proceeds will go to the President’s Challenge 2013.





Checked out too the Themed Lantern Exhibitions like, Jurassic Park, World of Fairy Tales, and lots more.







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Do drop by the 3D Pandora display. It’s a 3-5mins walk to see some of the recycled items on display to create the Avatar effect.



Make this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival a special celebration with your family.

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Mid-Autumn Ticketing Promotion
15% discount on admission tickets to Conservatories from 13 to 22 September 2013.
Terms & Conditions:
- Discount is applicable on the prevailing Standard and Local Resident admission rates only.
- Applies to tickets purchased at on-site Ticketing Counters only.
- Limited to 4 discounted tickets (mixture of adult and child) per transaction.
- Offer does not include OCBC Skyway and Garden Cruiser.
- Child admission ticket is valid for children aged between 3 to 12 years old.
- No claims will be entertained for any lost, torn, defaced or expired tickets.
- Admission ticket purchased is not refundable or exchangeable for cash and is only valid for the day of entry.
- Discount not valid with any other offers/ promotions.
- Discount is not valid for Friends of the Garden Individual and Family Annual Pass.

Extended Admission Hours
- Operating hours for the two conservatories and OCBC Skyway will be extended to 11pm from 13 to 22 September.
- Operating hours for selected F&B outlets in the Gardens will also be extended during this period.

Snap & Win!
Come down to Gardens by the Bay from 13 to 22 September 2013 and share photos of the Mid-Autumn celebrations. It could be the elaborately crafted lantern sets displayed around the Gardens, the Mid-Autumn themed floral display in the Flower Dome, or the exciting performances and delicious food at The Meadow. Add an interesting caption to your photos and upload onto your Instagram account with the following hashtags – #minautumnatgb & #gardensbythebay.
3 lucky winners will each win a Gardens by the Bay memorabilia gift package worth $50.
Winners will be announced on @gardensbythebay & Facebook page (