So we headed to the Labrador Nature Park. It's a pretty nice park between the Keppel Club and the West Coast Park. It's along the coaster line of the west coast, so it offers nice scene and sea breeze. The park is not crowded (could be just today, as it's raining in the afternoon), hence it's quiet. Feeling good.
There are 2 parts of it. We didn't know anything about this park. So we just anyhow tried. First we followed the sign to Carpark A, which is up the hill, nice simple and short trek in the bush. There is a very cosy cafe too. We have our coffee while the kids and the grandparents have their fruit juice, plus the rojak that we packed from one of the coffee shops at Clementi (I know, quite a funny combination and to have it at a really cool cafe, keke).
It's a historical site. Something to do with World War II, think it was one of the battle ground (didn't read the signboards in details). So there is a fort thingy in front of the cafe.
We then saw the other side of the park, which was along the coastal line. We drove down instead of walked down so that we didn't have to walk up again. There are Carpark B and C. Apparently most people come to this side of the park. We walked a long the park slowly and enjoy the scene.
The kids are enjoying the park.
We were there from about 5 to 7pm. So bonus was to admire the sunset :-) Photos taken with my 2 years old iPhone3GS, not too bad ya :-)
There is a playground at the park. Surely the kids wanted to have a go with it. Xi Yu surprised us by climbing up the vertical stairs confidently (see the video below)! She wasn't able to do that the last time she used a similar stairs. Oh, now she can walk up and down the normal staircase without holding onto the railing or our hands.
Xi Yu climbing the stair independently! See how confident she is and how strong her arms are!
She then went through the tunnel, climbed another fly of stair, came to this very tall slide and slided down without any fear!
She repeated this many times. My very cool hubby said just leave her alone. No matter how cool I wanted to be, I just cannot be as cool as him. I tagged behind her whenever she climbed the stairs. It's only at the very last time when she climbed, probably she started to get tired, she slipped and almost fell!! I was so relieved that I was there to save her, well, she might hold on tight and might not fall, but if she did, she would have injured badly. I just have to be careful with her till she is as steady as Hao Re.
Where's Hao Re? This little boy really truly is a clean freak!! He climbed up to the structure, then he sat down and used his hand to sweep off all the sand on the floor! So many kids running around and made the floor sandy again once he has cleaned it. He kept on cleaning till we left :-P He did the same when we were at West Coast Park last Sunday. Such a funny boy!
Sure we will come back again!