On Monday, 24th December, daddy took a day off to spend with us. So we decided to visit Changi Beach Park which was not too far from where we live. We were quite worried because it was cloudy in the morning. It would not be fun if it were raining on our day at athe beach. We took bus number 89 and alighted at Changi Beach Park (Car Park 4) because it is the nearest to the children playground. Well, we realized later that the area was not too big, so it didn’t really matter where we alighted anyway.
Too bad there were many construction workings around this beach (this place is going to be redeveloped like other parks in Singapore-so I guess it’s going to be bigger and nicer and more complete facilities), but they didn’t stop us to have fun at the beach. It was cloudy (nice weather actually) when we played in the playground. The playground was very quiet and only us and one other family who played there. Not a big one, but fun. The greatest things was………I could fit on the swings…..yippee………..
After more than an hour play in the sandy playground, we moved to the area near the beach to set up our picnic
The weather turned out to be very hot while we were playing on the beach. I brought many sand toys to play with…..so lil boy was happily making sand castle and other things on the sand.
Then, when we were finished playing at the beach and finished eating, the weather became so dark and it started to drizzle. We hurried up to the bus stop, but then the weather changed to hot again. Fiuhhh……so we didn’t go home…..instead we decided to rent a bike for three fro one hour. After half an hour, lil boy got very sleepy and almost felt asleep in the bike (he was in the back of the bike). Maybe the cool wind really made him sleepy. So we decided to end the journey and went home.
On the way to the bus stop, we spotted another playground, and it really awoke lil boy that he played again until the rain really came down.
The playground, the beach, and the surrounding in Changi Beach Park were not too crowded. Not many people played there that day. So it was perfect for us because we had many spaces for ourselves. Do remember to bring your own food from home as restaurants was quite far from this place. There is a small bistro nearby, but I’m not sure they sell decent food for children or hungry adults like us (mostly they sell drinks). Changi Village Food Court (the famous place for seafood and nasi lemak and carrot cake) is also stated nearby, but when we tried to walk there……hmmm…..quite far in our opinion. Certainly can not take one hungry kid and adult to walk there for food.
Almost everybody who came with families brought their own food for nice picnics. I saw one group brought stove, raw eggs, and other food materials and cooked in one of the gazebo. Others did their barbecue, and many people were just like us…….placed our mat on the sand and eat home cooked food.
I woke up early in the morning to prepare fried bee hoon, chicken teriyaki in spring onion and fried beancurd with steam rice. We had big breakfast early in the morning (I always prepare and insist on good breakfast if we are going to play for hours like this), and after playing in the playground, my two eating machines were hungry and finished all my fried bee hoon. After playing on the beach and cleaned ourselves, all of us got hungry again and finished all the food. Lil boy ate his portion, and took half of daddy’s steam rice. So I gave my half portion to daddy. Outdoor weather always makes my boys hungry….so I have to prepare a lot of food for them.
There are open showers and toilets (clean enough for me) with inside showers facilities. Drinking water is also available near the toilet. You can find gazebos along the beach, but they are usually fully occupied unless you come early in the morning.
Bicycles rent is on the corner of the beach, and we rent 1 bike for three for $12 per hour (with one hour bonus). Daddy was so impressed with cycling on the beach/park that he urged us to do it again in Pasir Ris Park in the evening. But I said nooooooo……..we need to rest.
Another fun thing to do (I almost forget to mention it): watching the plane on the sky. As it’s location is very near to the airport, every few minutes we can see planes passing by. This was very fun for lil boy, as both of us tried to figure out what plane was flying high above the sky……..was it Garuda, Tiger, Lion Air, Air Asia, or other?
Well, it was a happy day on the beach. The good p oint is, it is actually close from where we live (unlike Sentosa), so it wasn’t too tiring for us.