“Kid’s Kampong, a place for educational outdoor activities. My girl loved it!”
Not sure if you have heard about Kid’s Kampong. I hadn’t until when my girl come back from school with a consent form for a learning journey trip to Kid’s Kampong. I had no reason not to let her participate since it was organized by the school as part of the school activities during normal school hour.
My girl was so excited when the day arrived. Yes, it was just yesterday. I prepared some food, water bottle, and a rain coat in her small backpack, as instructed in the notification letter. Sent her off to school in the morning as usual. I was quite certain that shd would have lots of fun there.
Since the excursion only happened during usual school time, I had to go get her back from school as usual. While waited for her at the usual spot, I saw her walking towards my direction, seemingly slower in pace, her hands were full. Other than her backpack, she was holding a small bucket, a fish net and a pack of small tropical fishes. Oh, many others did, too. It must be from the excursion. My girl told me excitedly that they’ve gotten these fishes from the excursion, and they caught the fishes using the fish net on their own! She counted these 8 fishes many times, she told me.
Happy to hear how happy she was with her new pets, but knowing that without fish tank and other necessary equipments at home, how could we keep the fishes? We had to quickly get around the vicinity to look for aquarium shop which particularly sells oxigen balls for the aqua pets.
~ Fortunately, we got what we needed after long searching, shop by shop, in different areas, through the entire evening!
By the time we got home, it was almost 9pm! My girl couldn’t wait to place her 8 tiny tropical fishes in their ‘new home’. 8 small beautiful fishes caught by my girl, from the Kid’s Kampong. She started naming them one by one. Jokie – for 1 black fish, Spotty – for 1 black & white spotted fish, Angel and Angie– for 2 pure white fish, JoJo, Josir, Josy, Jomi – for the 4 gold & white ones. Her story about the fishes just went on…… We had a long night, with much happiness she had from her ownership to her very first little pets keeping.
Kid’s Kampong is actually located at Pasir Ris, a place resembles the old Kampong lifestyle back in the sixties. A lifestyle where you have all the farm animals stayed at your front yard, and where most of the kids played outdoor games all the time, mainly, catching small fishes in the drain. Just as how it’s named.
Kid’s Kampong basically divided into few stations, with facilities such as catching small fishes in a pool using a small net and buckle; rod fishing pool where visitors may do rod fishing and redeem present based on the weight of the fish caught; feeding area for visitors to feed the fishes, chicks, and geese. My girl fed the geese (she was brave!). There was also sea creature pool where the children may have close contact with the star fish, sea cucumber and other kinds of fish (just like the one we have outside the entrance of Underwater World, Sentosa). Also, a pet station where introduction of some small animals would be conducted by a farm keeper, visitors would also be allowed to touch and feel these animals. My girl touched the hamster and rabbits, she described it to me.
A place for the adults to get some flash back of the childhood memory, and most importantly, let the kids to experience some special real hands-on activities outdoor. I really thought it was an educational, fun and enjoyable outdoor place for the children to visit. The most suitable age group should be from 5yrs above, in order to really get the full essence of fun from all the activities there.
Just to share: There will be a special program there for Children’s day celebration on 30 September 2007 (Sunday).
1) ‘Longkang’ Fishing ( 1 hour)
2) Feeding Session
3) Conducted Pet Show ( pls refer scheduled time)
4) Balloon Game & Sure win Lucky Dip
5) Goodie Bag
6) Special Ice Cream
7) A set of Bucket & Net
Charges: $11 per child (purchase in advance)
$13 per child (purchase on actual day)
**All activities – Free & easy
For more enquiry, pls call 6583 9030
11 Pasir Ris Farmway 1 (S)519355
[Post Note 2016]: Kid’s Kampong had ceased its operation. Heard that they are still sourcing for new place. Wait till further notice.