Jacob Ballas Children's Garden

EXTRA-ORDINARY DAY ~ NEW YEAR 2012

Jacob Ballas Children's Garden is Asia's first children's garden. Dedicated to all children of Singapore, it is designed to provide unique discovery and learning experiences in a garden setting. Through play and exploration, the Children's Garden will cultivate an appreciation for plants, nature and the environment among the young. ~www.sbg.org.sg


Jacob Ballas Children's Garden
After spending Christmas Day at the Skypark at Marina Bay Sands,  I ran out of ideas where to bring the kids so I searched places to go with kids in google and voilà i was reminded about Jacob Ballas Children's Garden that we have not explored yet with Kyla. We end up spending the first day of 2012 there. I love spur of the moment thingy coz whenever we plan in advance to go somewhere, it doesn't materialize.

Jacob Ballas Children's Garden
We were greeted by this colourful butterfly structure upon alighting from the cab.


Jacob Ballas Children's Garden
Jacob Ballas Children's Garden
This is what you see at the entrance. Look closely (click photo to enlarge) at the sculpture and you will find countless children playing.


Jacob Ballas Children's Garden
Visitor's information counter is still filled with Christmas stuff. Those blue thing hanging on the ceiling are made from recycled drinking straw. Aren't they beautiful?


Jacob Ballas Children's Garden
Few steps away from the entrace is the water play area. My 9y/o girl said no when i asked her if she wants to get wet and have fun (i brought extra clothes for her). Surprisingly, she said no to my dismay. Dalaginding na talaga ang baby girl ko, why did she grow too fast?


Jacob Ballas Children's Garden
Just glad she had fun at the Photosynthesis learning area and


Jacob Ballas Children's Garden
at the hanging bridge


Jacob Ballas Children's Garden
that led us to the manmade waterfall and


Jacob Ballas Children's Garden
the creek.


Jacob Ballas Children's Garden
Kyla had the most fun at the tree house regardless the tube slides were closed for upgrading.


Jacob Ballas Children's Garden
Gotcha! Can you find mommy and baby Gian? Hehehe!


It was very refreshing to start 2012 spending time with nature and the kids. Though Gian is only 5 months old, he's beginning to be a very keen observant in his surroundings. We all had a great time! :)


Jacob Ballas Children's Garden
For those who are keen to visit the place, please click the photo above to enlarge.


Jacob Ballas Children's Garden
Bytheway, there's a Kidz Cafe opposite the information counter hence you need not worry about bringing food.

14 comments:

  1. what a very beautiful and eeducational park to bring Kyla Che, and soon Gian will hear photosynthesis from ate Kyla :)

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  2. She grows fast because she wants to be a dentist.

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  3. beth, it's funny how kyla teaches gian with ABC. she would expand and say something like B for balloon and then mention something about helium, etc. lol!

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  4. rainfield, she's more interested to become a teacher than a dentist now. oh btw, her I WANT TO BECOME changes every now and then. lol!

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  5. I just love viewing Kyla's smiling shots...looks like such a wonderful place to visit with you...one sweet day...

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  6. I love this park, your family, the sculpture, the photos; all of it!

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  7. What a charming, happy place! Looks like everybody had fun!

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  8. What a wonderful children's garden. The art is so fun and whimsical.

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  9. What a wonderful place to enjoy nature in and I enjoyed seeing the children having fun. Thank you so much for linking up to Nature Notes...Michelle

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  10. What a great idea for a park. I'm glad your kids found a way to enjoy themselves even without getting wet :)

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  11. It looks like a wonderful place for the children to play. The kids must love to play and visit this park. Wonderful photos.

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  12. such a lovely place to visit! Loved your photos!

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  13. It's lovely to see so many happy kids enjoying the outdoors!

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