Thursday, July 20, 2017

A visit to UMS Aquarium Museum

Finally, we got to visit the UMS Aquarium tucked beside a hatchery and a scenic seafront. Passed this place on numerous cycling trips but the timing was never right.

And then the aquarium had an open day to commemorate World Coral Day, with free entrance. Of course, we jumped at the opportunity.

The place is quite small actually. One third of it serves as a marine museum, with displays of bones and shells and corals. 

The more colourful part of the display is of course the marine life section.

There is a large aquarium with many fish... not just the exotic colourful ones, but also quite a number of those that one can find in the market.

A smaller tank with an awesome garoupa that's almost a meter long. 

A really small tank with a single baby turtle.

An open tank where visitors ARE allowed to touch live starfish and sea cucumbers.

After the brief visit, we had lunch of pizza and pasta at a new food joint in Kingfisher. What a delightful way to laze away a Saturday morning.

Ice cream and waffles

There is this tastefully decorated cafe near our home which serves delicious food. It is also where we would drop by from time to time for dessert and chill out. The boys enjoyed the place very much, as you can see. We had chocolate ice cream waffle and baked pasta. Yummy!

Mummy's birthday

Today is mummy's birthday. We celebrated with a nice dinner of grill and pasta, followed by a delightful cake at Secret Recipe. Why only one piece of cake? Coz that's all the space left after the sumptuous meal.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

MInd-building games

The boys are growing up fast. Gotta think of some activities or games that stimulate their minds, so that they don't spend too much time facing the idiot box. Nowadays the box is gone, replaced by the idiot screen.

A jigsaw puzzle contest seems to be a good place to initiate that sibling rivalry. 

Hari Raya Open House

This is probably the first time we went for a VIP's Hari Raya Open House. Sabah CM and his cabinet members hosted the Raya do at Likas Sports Complex. 

It was a sweltering midday and the crowd was huge. Thankfully the queues were short as they opened many food counters, and they were quite generous with the portions. Just that you gotta eat standing coz there were very limited places to sit.

An interesting band filled the air with evergreen Raya songs.

Feeling thankful for the peace and harmony in the land.

The forbidden playground

We went to check out the new playground at Tanjung Lipat bay near to home. There were some plastic sheets hung on some of the equipments... not quite sure what they meant. Then I realised that the rubber flooring on the ground was sticking to my sandals. Gulp!

If want to tell people the place isn't ready, better way is to put notices or cordon off the area la. 

Few days later somebody did cordon off the playground. But we have already 'been there, done that'.