Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Reminiscing childhood with Canon PLAY! {Media Invite}

It was a lovely day with a fantastic weather, we are all excited about our day ahead because we are going to PLAY! with CANON!...exploring Singapore's various playgrounds. I'm sure my boys are going to love it....

Our first stop is the iconic Dove playground at Dakota Crescent, which is one of the oldest public housing estate in Singapore. 

The dove playground is tucked snugly amid Dakota Crescent's HDB blocks, the old Dove playground is one of the few nostalgic playgrounds left in Singapore. Though it has aged with time, it is well-preserved with rubber tyre swings and a slide sitting on a sand pit.

The Old Dove playground was designed by HDB's Mr Khor Ean Ghee in 1979. A few other well-loved iconic playgrounds designed by Mr Khor still stand, such as the Dragon playground in Toa Payoh Lorong 6.

Goodbye is always the hardest word to say, sadly, Dakota Crescent will be vacated by the end of 2016 to make way for new developments under Mountbatten's estate renewal plans. So, hurry over before it's too late!

Read more in this article published in Straits Times 25 May 2016 regarding a group pushing to save Dakota Crescent.

He's apprehensive about this unfamiliar slide hence he decided to use the stairs instead.

Off to our second stop......admiring Singapore's beautiful sceneries on the bus, I feel like a tourist!

We moved on to Everton Road for our second stop......

A small section of Everton Road has become memory lane. The lifelike images of Singapore's past are the work of Mr Yip Yew Chong, 46, who has lived near Everton Road and walked along the same road every day for about 20 years.

I think the murals look almost 3D!They are amazing!

Next to our third stop....and the one which I look forward to the most because some time ago, I have been thinking of bringing the boys to this playground but somehow, it gradually slipped off my mind so I am very thankful that we are going to explore the adventure playground at Tiong Bahru Park.

Tiong Bahru Park is conveniently located beside Tiong Bahru Plaza.

The playground has an interesting tilting train which is lots of fun for the kids. There is also a merry-go-round, flying fox, maze, swing and a toddler area. It is also one of the few playgrounds around with lots of sand!

Without a doubt, this is my boys' favorite stop. Reluctantly leaving the playground, we head on for our lunch at PoTeaTo Bistro Cafe.

PoTeaTo is nestled at the very hip Yong Siak Street at Tiong Bahru. "PoTeaTo" which is a combination of the words 'potato' and 'tea' sells mainly potato-made dishes and tea.

It is a cozy little cafe with an urban feel, probably because of the bricks and cemented interior design. Sure is a nice resting place after our tiring but fun day out.

And we are absolutely drooling over the refreshments they have prepared for us!

Location: PoTeaTo Bistro Cafe
Address:78 Yong Siak Street #01-18
Tel: (65) 6221 2488

Opening Hours: 
Tue - Fri: 12.00pm - 10.30pm
Sat: 10.00am - 10.30pm
Sun: 10.00am - 9.00pm

Accompanying us for the day.......CANON POWERSHOT SX 720 HS

Picture taken by Claudia from using Canon Powershot EOS M3

The above pictures are taken by this little beauty. Actually I know nuts about photography, I just want something easy to use, compact, convenient to bring and fast enough to capture my boys in action.

The Canon Powershot SX720 HS features a new 40x optical zoom lens. It has a mostly metal body, and the raised grip found on the front of the camera's body helps to provide a secure hold of the camera.

I think this beauty, with its size and lens reach suits me and is perfect for those who love to travel.

Thank you Canon Sg for this wonderful day!

Disclosure: We are invited to the event by Canon. No monetary compensation has been received. Views and Opinions reflected in this blog are ours. The camera Canon SX720 HS was on loan to us during the event for the purpose of this review.

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