The Three Billy Goats Gruff (Mandarin version) by SRT’s The Little Company

Following a hugely successful English production in 2015, The Little Company is proud to present the Mandarin version of The Three Billy Goats Gruff, an entertaining musical that is bound to be unforgettable.

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The Three Billy Goats Gruff (affectionately known as “Baby”, “Middle”, and “Big”) are a close-knit bunch who graze happily together with their caretaker, Little Bo-Frilly. But one day, it dawns on them that they are in the middle of a horrible drought. As the grounds turn a dreadful shade of brown, they’re slowly but surely running out food.
Unfortunately, as the gang decides to cross the bridge to the other side of the valley for survival, they will have to take on a frightening troll that – gulp – loves to feast on goats!

Step into the magical, fairy-tale world of The Three Billy Goats Gruff – a musical guaranteed to be snortingly silly and full of giggles!

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We watched the English version last year with 6 years old Xi En and totally enjoyed the show. Thankfully he didn’t find the troll that scary (he read about trolls in books!). The music, lighting and acting proved to be entertaining both for young and old (us!). We also happened to watch Goldilocks & The Three Bears in its’ Mandarin adaption last year and I have to say I really liked the catchy Chinese songs! Can’t wait to watch The Three Billy Goats Gruff in Mandarin this round! 🙂

《三只山羊》

简介:
继2015年英语原创制作广受好评之后,新加坡专业剧场属下的小剧团再接再厉,推出充满欢乐、让人难忘的华语版音乐剧《三只山羊》!
故事中的三只山羊——羊老大、羊小二和小咩咩——感情要好、关系亲密,经常和照顾它们的牧羊人在草原上玩耍,大伙儿快乐地生活在一起。可是,干旱以后,大地变得一片枯黄,快没有食物可以吃了。
不巧的是,当它们正要过桥到山谷的另一端寻找食物时,却遇见爱吃羊肉的怪兽。而这只可怕的怪兽最喜欢吃的,就是肥嫩嫩的羊肉!
欢迎你一起走进《三只山羊》的精彩童话世界,一同来欣赏这部让你开怀大笑、禁不住咩咩叫的音乐剧吧 !

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Event details as below:

Dates: 18th Feb to 26th Mar 2016

Mon to Fri: 10am

Sat: 11am, 2pm

Fri (25 Mar): 11am

Recommended for 5 years old and above

Venue: KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT , 20 Merbau Rd Singapore 239035

You can purchase tickets to this show through SISTIC at http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/billy0416

And a sneak peek at other line ups for the year:

Hanuman – The Superhero Monkey (1st Apr to 30th Apr 2016)

The Three Little Pigs (11th Aug to 25th Sep 2016)

Charlotte’s Web (28th Oct to 11th Dec 2016)

GIVEAWAY

Thanks to SRT, Here’s a chance to win a set of family package (4 tickets) to watch The Three Billy Goats Gruff!

Simply follow the instructions below to enter the random draw:

1) Visit and “Like both Claude Dambreville and Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) Facebook pages.

2) Leave a comment on this blog post sharing with us “why do you want to bring your young ones/family to watch this production?”

3) Share this post on Facebook using either the Facebook “Share This” icon below or share the Facebook post you saw this on. Please tag me @Claude Dambreville when you do so and leave the sharing as public.

Important Notes:

Giveaway tickets are only valid for 27th Feb 2016, Saturday, 11am show. Please enter if you can make it for this timing. No changes are allowed.

This giveaway ends on 17th Feb 2016; 2359hrs. Thereafter the winner will be announced on this blog post.

Please remember to leave your email address and your Facebook name in the comments section for verification and contact purposes.

All The Best! 🙂

Updated on 21st Feb 2016:

Congratulations to Prankstertien for being the winner of this giveaway! Please email your email address to evespiration@gmail.com 🙂

Thank you everyone for the participation! Watch this space for another giveaway coming real soon!

Kaboodle Kids

We started 2016 with an amazing time at Kaboodle Kids!

A different sort of indoor playground; Kaboodle Kids is also known as an Imagination Playground. Here you get nearly 500 big blue blocks to roll, build, carry and even sit on!

Located at Block B, Level 2, East Coast Parkway (Big Splash), it boast of a sizeable play area for kids’ imagination to run wild. No pre-built slides or playgrounds here; instead our little ones are free to build their own play structures. Everything is only limited by your imagination. No worries if you are concerned about where and how to start. Here, the staff (play crew) is adept in engaging children in free play with the blocks. There are also helpful guide books if you are more adventurous to create bigger structures.

Kaboodle Kids encourages learning through playing, social development, motor skills and of course good old fun! Accordingly to the founder and director Tan Mui Jin: “Kaboodle Kids is different and unique from other traditional playgrounds in that we are Singapore’s first indoor playgrounds of its kind to use Imagination Playground exclusively”.

Granted you might see similar small quantities of such blocks in other indoor playgrounds, but Kaboodle Kids allows exclusive space to be creative which might otherwise be limited elsewhere.

Initially I was concerned if these were sufficient to keep my 2 energizer bunnies occupied and interested. My worries were unfounded. Both boys asked to stay for the maximum time we were invited for and requested to return for more!

With children of fellow bloggers, they turned the whole place upside down! Fortunately, they won’t be reprimanded for making a mess. Instead, they are encouraged to develop their cognitive skills as they go about playing.

Rest assured, The staff here clean up the whole place every night and re-assemble impressive structures to welcome enthusiastic young ones everyday.

After we paused for a quick lunch, the play crew got the whole place back to looking great again!:

Talking about lunch, there is a Party Room which can be rented in conjunction with celebrations. We were kindly treated to a different sort of party fare catered from Pondok Gurame – which is located within the vicinity. Yummylicious Indonesia food goes down very well with the adults (especially those who love spices – ME!). Special non-spicy portions for the children can be requested too. You can choose to bring in your own caterer or opt to carter from the various food establishments (e.g. Sakae Sushi) which Kaboodle Kids collaborate with.

After lunch, the young troop seemed to regain more energy and could go on for hours if we didn’t put a stop to it. 😀

If you didn’t have enough fun, there are also these cutesy little and mini blue blocks which you can purchase and continue the fun at home albeit in a smaller scale!

And here’s a chance to experience this place for yourself and your little ones! Kaboodle Kids is kindly sponsoring 10 COMPLIMENTARY ENTRIES for our readers!

Each entry will admit 1 child (3 years old and above) and 2 adults to unlimited play on weekdays OR 2 hours playtime on weekends and public holidays.

Here’s here to be one of the 10 winners:

1) Visit Evespiration at our Facebook Page. Likes are appreciated (so you can get latest updates on the page!) but not required.

2) Visit Kaboodle Kids at their Facebook Page. Likes are appreciated but not required.

3) Give a like on this Facebook post and comment with the answer to this question: where is Kaboodle Kids located? Full address not required; just the general location. 🙂

This is a time sensitive giveaway! First 10 correct comments received will be granted the entries. Once again, please remember to leave your email address or email it to me at evespiration@gmail.com so we can contact you accordingly. Complimentary entries will be valid till  31st March 2016 so you have plenty of time to use them.

P.S: Kaboodle Kids is open on 8th and 9th Feb 2016 (Chinese New Year public holidays!) You have a place to go if you need a break from the CNY feasting/visiting.

N.B: We were invited for a play-visit at Kaboodle Kids. No further compensation were received. All opinions and photos and loads of fun are ours. 🙂

Fairaholics

Fairaholics.

Not about fairies; fairy godmothers or alcoholics. 😛

From the founder:

ABOUT Fairaholics:

Fairaholics“Fairaholics is a brand new alternative to the fairs in Singapore today. We are all about creating fun, entertaining and engaging themed fairs for both vendors and shoppers.

At Fairaholics, we aim to showcase unique local brands as well as exciting products & services from South East Asia. We believe in setting the stage for these brands to attain more exposure by providing a more tangible venue where shoppers can touch and see in order to appreciate their products.

For our vendors, partnering with Fairaholics, is more than just taking up a booth to promote your products and services to the public, we create a refreshing and rewarding experience for both our vendors and shoppers.

Every purchase made, sends a significant message to our vendors and that is to let them know they are on the right track and it encourages them to continue pursuing their dreams.”

 

And that sets the stage! These unpretentious fair people endeavours to bring about a fresh alternative to the traditional fairs we see in Singapore today. Vendors are specially curated for their uniqueness, creativity and inspirations.

To kick start the year, there is one such fair happening this coming weekend:

ZERO TO TWELVE FAIR

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The Zero to Twelve Fair will feature over 20 vendors that will be showcasing kids clothing, accessories, toys, art and crafts, nursery decoration, photography etc.

The list of vendors can be found on their website.  More vendors are being added as we speak.

The fair will be held to the left of the West Entrance of Pasarbella at The Grandstand (ex-Turf Club).

Zero to Twelve (specialized fair for kids from 0 to 12 years old)

Location :    Pasarbella, 200 Turf Club Road

Date :           30 and 31 Jan 2016 (Saturday and Sunday)

Time :          11 am to 7pm

Its going to be a fun-filled weekend for the family! Kids will be treated to free popcorn and balloons at the fair. The Dads can indulge in cocktails from The AMP Bar while the Moms immerse themselves in shopping therapy.

Free parking will be available at The Grandstand. Shuttle bus details are available at http://thegrandstand.com.sg/getting-here/by-shuttle-bus/

A sneak peek at some of the cool vendors:

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Baby Pixie

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Two Bears (Photography)

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Fun with Abacus

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If you are planning a day out at The Grandstand, do check out my previous write ups here and here.

Special Giveaway For Blog Readers!

Fairaholics has kindly sponsored  two of $20 shopping vouchers to be used at the fair!

Some simple steps to win these:

1) Visit Evespiration on our Facebook Page. “Likes” are appreciated but not compulsory.

2) Visit Fairaholics on their Facebook Page. “Likes” are appreciated but not compulsory.

3) Leave a comment on this blog post with one of the vendors featured this weekend. Do remember to leave us your email address so you can be contacted upon winning this giveaway.

Note: This is a time sensitive giveaway. The first 2 readers who commented and visited the pages will walk away with the vouchers.

Have a Happy Fair Day! 🙂