Monday, March 16, 2015

March Monster Mash @ Gardens by the Bay

We started the March 2015 school holiday early this year with something we have never done before, we were out till late in the night relaxing, snacking, while watching a movie under the stars.  

Wait what? Under the stars?  

Yupe!  Under the stars!  With the beautiful Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay's Supertree as a back drop.  How cool is that!

Yupe, we went for a "Drive-in' Movie Screening - Where the Wild Things Are, which is part of the March Monster Mash event by Gardens by the Bay.

Where the Wild Things Are is an adaptation of the classic children’s story from Maurice Sendak, which tells the story about a boy’s encounter with the “wild”, after he was sent to bed without supper.

And you think it's just going there with our picnic mat and wait for the movie to start, you are wrong.  The clever people from Gardens by the Bay made it more exciting for the family, especially the kids by providing every family with a bring yellow "car".  The kids had fun putting the car together and decorating it with the markers.  DinoBoy thinks bright yellow is just fine with him thus no further decorations are needed.  However he feels that he should "drive" a bigger car to the movie, look at him grinning with excitement in his Awesome Monster Truck!

And while the boy is busy with his truck, this Mama does the next best thing, Selfie lah!  Look at the big ass screen behind me!  And yes I am not very good with this thing call selfie, my face looks slanted...  never mind, practice will make it perfect!

And take photos with fellow mummy friends who were at the event too.  

Photo courtesy from Florinda
From left to right : Veraday, Delphine, Florinda, me & Summer

It is a MUST to take a welfie with the Sista who most of the time are unwilling (mouth say only hahaha!) but what the heck, as if I care hahaha!

And then help the Sis to take photos of her and her kiddo.

Finally back to our spot to disturb the son who is sitting so comfortably inside his truck munching on Mamee Monster snack so I squeezed my way into his truck much to his delight.  And of course posed for photos!  Its so cozy inside the "truck" but too small for this Mama "Monster" with long legs so I have to climb out of it before I break it into half by accident.

Look at those people behind me!  Relaxing sia!  I also want to lie down on the grass but can't coz there were not enough space on the mat for me.

As dusk approaches, every one tries to make the little ones and themselves as comfortable as possible to start to enjoy the evening.  We were first entertained by the Garden Rhapsody, a dazzling myriad of light displays bursting across the sky as the Supertree comes alive~  Every one was mesmerized by the beautiful dancing lights that synchronize with the music.  

It was such a beautiful night display of lights, you really have to be there to feel that magical tingling sensation while taking every sight and sound in.  I discovered a new feature on my Samsung Galaxy 5; the Panorama shooting mode, and I used it to take this one and only photo of the Supertree Grove.  It's not a great photo but it got me excited (Ya I'm kinda tech-blur hahaha~) because now I have another option to use instead of simply pointing and shooting my photos.

I thought the DinoBoy will be bored half way through the movie because frankly the "truck" is not the most comfortable seat to sit for an hour plus but he sat there, not moving much, munching on MORE Mamee Monster, pizza (he finished the whole medium Casa Verde seafood pizza) and titbits while eyes glued to the big screen.

Did we enjoyed the night?  Well, frankly I was not paying 100% attention to the movie because I was attracted by the beautiful night sky, the vast darkness with the lights from the Marina Bay Sands & Supertree.  I could hear the rustling of leaves in the background while the sound from the movie was being blasted on the huge speakers.  It was such a strange feeling, like as if I am there and yet so detached from all that was happening around me.

However, as DinoBoy's said "It is way pass my bed time but I am enjoying myself and feeling great!" So yes, we definitely enjoyed ourselves to the max and looking forward to the next movie under the stars! We will be more prepared, with larger picnic basket and mat to make ourselves really comfortable, most importantly I WILL stretch out on the picnic mat and look at the night sky!

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If you missed the Drive-in Movie Screening, don't be sad as there are many other activities where your kids could enjoy till 22nd March 2015.  There's face painting, balloon sculpturing, bouncy castle, puppet shows, storybook telling, a monster parade and lots more!  Come in your best monstrous self and be part of this festival!  Check out the Calender of Events for activities details.


Give the whole family a monstrous make-over in this costume-making workshop! Join us for a wild rumpus around the Supertree Grove for some inspiration then learn how to turn simple household objects and recyclables into awesome monster costumes for the whole family! March with us in our monster parade at the end of the day, where the best-dressed families stand to win exciting prizes.
Note: Look out for the Saturday session, which will be co-hosted by a mystery celebrity mom!

Date: Saturday, 21 March & Sunday, 22 March
Time: 3pm – 4.30pm
Location: Cannonball Room
• $25 per costume (inclusive of GST). Friends of the Gardens enjoy 20% off.
• Register online at Please register early to avoid disappointment.

For local families visiting the conservatories, it’s free admission for every child with every full paying adult! Offer lasts from Friday, 13 March till Sunday, 22 March. Terms and conditions apply.

Terms & Conditions:
• Promotion applies to Local Resident (Adult) admission tickets to One Conservatory or Two Conservatories.
• Not applicable for online ticketing.
• Not valid with any other offers, promotions or discounts.
• Not valid for Friends of the Gardens Annual Pass.
• Proof of residency is required when purchasing tickets and when entering the conservatories.

Disclaimer : We were invited by Gardens by the Bay for the March Monster Mash - "Drive-In" Movie Screening of "Where the Wild Things Are" for the purpose of this post.  Unless otherwise stated and credited, all photos in this post are taken by DinoMama's Samsung Galaxy 5 mobile phone and copyright to the DinoFamily.  You may not use the photos without our written permission.


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