Sunday, July 15, 2007

DHL Balloon

Last Sunday (8 July 2007) evening, after dropping my wife at Orchard, I took Inka and Irza to Bugis Junction. Our destination was the DHL Balloon, which is within walking distance from Bugis Junction and Bugis MRT station.

The ticket price is S$23 for adult and S$13 for children. Quite expensive for a short 10-minute ride, but it's quite worth for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Inka and Irza previously was a bit afraid when they saw the balloon went up quite high, but I managed to persuade them to try and board the balloon.

It's quite high, indeed, and not recommended for those who are afraid of heights. The view from the balloon on its peak at 150 meters above ground is quite amazing.

More pictures can be found here.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

New Playground at IMM Building

IMM Building shopping mall, which is located at Jurong East, not far from the MRT station, is our most frequently visited shopping mall. It has everything under one roof, including Giant Hypermarket where we usually buy our groceries. Recently, the shopping mall is undergoing major renovations, which are being done in batches. The building's management, CapitaLand, really have spent a lot of efforts to make the shopping mall even more attractive to visitors.

One of the results of the renovation works is the opening of the new rooftop garden, located on the 3rd floor, which is equipped with a new play area. The new play area consist of the usual "dry" playground, which equipments were previously located indoor on the 2nd floor, plus a new "wet" water play area.

The kids were having fun on both the dry and wet playgrounds. There's also a change area for the kids to take shower and change. The most important thing, it's free. :) The only downside is that it's outdoor, which means it can be very hot during the day. It's recommended to bring your kids there in the morning or evening. Don't forget to bring swim-gears for the kids.

More pictures can be found here.