We left home before 9am, but we stopped by at the famous prata place near NUS, but was greatly disappointed. Arrived at the UWW slightly after 10am. Considered early birds and no queue yet. We noticed there is a promotion going on (which may explain the crowd) for locals, whereby adults only have to pay children ticket, i.e., only $14.90 instead of the usual $22.90. But I didn't bring my NRIC along, as usual, to prove that I am a local, so I didn't get the discounted price.
Anyway, we were there just at the right time. Let them explore a bit of the "open" exhibits on the ground level, which the kids were quite excited about. Then it's time for the Dolphin show. We managed to get a seat at the front row. The show was pretty okay, but Hao Re didn't seem to be very interested. Xi Yu enjoyed it more, I think, and she clapped her hands along with her Baba (as she was sitting on Baba's lap). The pink-greyish dolphins are very cute but I think the host was not very good, which made a whole lot of different.
Then we went back to the main building. Oh my! It's so crowded! We can hardly walk and not bump into people! Managed to go one round standing on the rotating thingy. Hao Re was not excited at all. In fact, he looked rather bored. And it's so crowded that we thought it's better to leave. And so we called it a day. I think we only spent about 2 hours there in total.
It will be a long while till we go back again (when we really run out of places to go like this time).
Have lunch at our (now) favourite Sakuraya Japanese Restaurant at West Coast Plaza. There were two big bouncing castle in the foyer. It's for shoppers to redeem for free play when they have spent at least $80. Our lunch wasn't close to that amount, and so the dotting daddy bought a few pieces of clothes for the kids so that Hao Re can play (most importantly, we have promised him that we would let him play once we finished lunch and we have to keep to our promise, haven't we?!).
Hao Re had a wild type climbing up and down. He was very rough, and I guess he learns that in the childcare. He mixed around with other older kids by pushing them down, and to chase them around. He dared to challenge kids who are about double his size! Luckily he didn't annoy any of the older kids and didn't get any punch :-)
All of us were totally exhausted!