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Sembawang Splash Park and Wan Chai Hong Kong Tea Room

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Sembawang Shopping Center Playground has been recommended by many people as one of the “must visited” place for children (under the category of Mall With Free Indoor Playground of course). We knew this since a long time, but considered the distance from where we lived, we never really want to go there. But when Rafael knew about this playground, he immediately put this on his “must visit place” (FYI, he has a very long “must visit place in Singapore” that he sometimes confused of which one to go first…..).

So here we were on a nice Saturday morning taking the MRT to the Sembawang Station, and continued the journey on their free shuttle bus service. To reach the shuttle bus, you have to turn right after the MRT Exit, turn right again and walk straight until you find 7Eleven. In front of 7Eleven, there’s is a bus stop. Just wait there for the shuttle bus. To go back, wait in the same place the driver where you hop off the bus (at the entrance of the mall). There is no queue as everybody rushed to the bus once it’s coming.

The mall itself (to our surprise) is not too big and the playground (which is in the rooftop or 3rd Level) was not too crowded (unlike IMM). So, it was comfortable playing there. The wet and dry playground are big enough, and there is even a gym station for adults (which was very quiet too). There are waiting spaces for parents and mostly, there is kids shower facility.

Just next to the play area, there are two restaurants (Aston and Wan Chai), and their outdoor space facing through to the playground, so parents can sit and relax while watching their children playing. There are some restaurants too downstairs, but we didn’t find them quite interesting, so because Rafael spent almost 4 hours in the playground, which made us very hungry since it was almost 4pm and we hadn’t had our lunch yet, we chose the closest place to eat. Daddy didn’t really like Aston’s menu since it is more Western than Chinese, so we chose Wan Chai. The foof was good, the portion was quite big, and the price was reasonable too.

On the was home, lil boy fell asleep in the long journey. He was sooo….tired (I notice that in every play area, my boy comes first but but the last to come home, hahahaha…….I don’t really care how long he wanted to play as long as his stomach is full with snacks, milk, or rice, he can play as long as he wants. And usually he knows when he’s tired, he will ask to stop playing or go eating.

Is the play area  worth the long journey? Yes

Will be coming back? Maybe not, too far from our house……

Finally, arrived at the Splash Park, after a very long journey


Waiting lounge for parents. Some children did their homework here too, which made me wonder if they are “super diligent students” since they studied and ignored the playground! Or maybe they live near so they get bored with the playground

Spacious dry playground, but so hot

The first spot to visit

Continue with this train playground

Challenging play tools

Other things you can do in the dry playground. Since it was hot, we better stepped into the wet area as soon as possible


I call this “between dry and wet playground” since it was in the middle. Children from wet area just had to slide down to go to the dry area


Wet playground

Water shower everywhere

Loaded with fun in the water play

Find a new friend

Shower and changing room facility, for children only. It’s good because I could bathe Rafael before eating ans going home


Shape your body in the gym station while waiting for the kids


The food: steak ($13.8), bean curd ($6 something), chicken prawn paste, wonton noodle soup. All of them were delicious. The french fries were good too, not tasteless. We all like chicken prawn paste, so crunchy. The bean curd was also very good, you can eat it with plain rice only

Let’s Eat and Drink (longan ice tea and milo ice cream)

Total cost was $43 something, not too expensive I guess. The food was worth the price.

I never can take good food photos, and I wonder how everybody does it. When the food arrives, I have two starving boys who can not wait to eat and one mother who is so worried that her lovely grandson is going to faint if she doesn’t feed him as soon as she can, hahaha…….so I have to take photos as quick as I can. My son in his “no expression face” will say “I’m so hungry”. Ok, so quick photo taking and quick eating for all of us. Good thing is, outdoor activities do increase a boy’s appetite so much.

In the bus that took us back to Sembawang MRT Station, already feeling sleepy……


Author: cruiseoflife

Hi there. I'm from Indonesia but now live quite far away from my home country. I love cooking for my family. I learned how to cook for the first time from my mom and I believe that mom's cooking is always the best, and I do hope that my son will feel the same too even though he grows up so fast. I love Indonesian food as I grew up with it, and I promise to myself that my son, although he doesn't live in Indonesia right now, will always like and enjoy authentic Indonesian food. I make this blog so that my family will always remember our togetherness and happy time that we had, are having, and will have when we eat together and have good memories about a mother's love through her dishes. Hopefully these recipes will help other people to make healthy home cooked dishes for their families.

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