Photo *Heart* Fridays – Weekend East

Beach 1

This was the first time that we played at the beach in Singapore (after moving to the east during the week), where K got to build his first ‘sandcastle’ with a trench.

We explore the area around Playground@Big Splash where there were plenty of food establishments, a small recreational centre for bikes and Kanjoo jumps shoes for rental and a prawning and longkang fishing area (for the kids).

Beach 3

East Coast seemed to have lost the charm that I remembered it as a child.

I had fond memories of the water slides of Big Splash in the 80s, and when the sand was still clean enough to be buried to the neck in sand :(

Now East Coast beach waters are filthy, I was quite concerned that we would walk away with some skin allergies after dipping our feet in the water to get some water for our sandcastle. Looking at the big ships that are peppering the coastline in the distance, swimming in the sea will probably mean submerging your bodies in other people’s waste (from the ships)…yuck…

Nonetheless, we made the most of our first beach experience at East Coast and still had fun. But will probably be avoiding the sand and the sea at East Coast unless the boy requests for it again…


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  1. yes the ships are getting nearer these days ! the kids love sand play but even so, malcolm can tell me he prefer sentosa cos the sand there is finer and nicer :) glad to have u in the east ! haha
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    Rachel Reply:

    Sigh, the beach at East Coast is not the same as it used to be. I should really bring K to Sentosa beach one of these days.