Singapore is such a happening place to be a kid now.
What we lack in land space we make up in play options, from unusual playgrounds to water parks and outdoor activities.
Why, you could spend months just exploring the island’s best playgrounds – all for free. That’s what we discovered when we set out to do a comprehensive guide to family fun this issue (page 74).
You don’t need to spend lots of money to have fun, and, besides, what your kids really care about is that you spend time with them – that means turning off your gadgets so you’re engaged in ed’s note editor’s note the activity, rather than sitting on the sidelines checking Facebook.
Celebrity Joanne Peh also shares this philosophy of being fully hands-on with her tot. Now seven months’ pregnant with her second child, the local star does not allow her daughter to watch the medium that made her famous – TV – or use the iPad, and explains how she’s meeting her daughter’s needs without giving into her wants (page 30).
I also hope you ﬁnd time to read about toddler Muhammad Raed, who was born without skin on his lower limbs, back and hands (page 26).
He suffers from a rare disorder that makes his skin as fragile as a butterﬂ y’s wings, so even a hug could cause excruciating pain. Imagine not being able to embrace your kid any time you want.
His story, while heartbreaking, is also about the power of love. I hope it inspires you to stop sweating the small stuff, and focus on the many blessings your kids have brought you.
PHOTOGRAPHY WONG WEI LIANG / STYLING ANGELA CHU / HAIR AIYI FROM MAKE UP ENTOURAGE / MAKEUP BENO LIM USING MAC TOP & NECKLACE BANANA REPUBLIC.