Science Centre

It’s been many years since I’d last visited the Singapore Science Centre, so I thought I’d take Sam there this trip, since there was a Pixar exhibition going on that we were both quite excited to see!

We wanted to go on Monday, but thankfully before leaving my house, I posted on my twitter that I was going and wonderful people informed me that they were CLOSED on Mondays!! Kua kua kua.

Ended up going yesterday (Wednesday) but turns out it wasn’t such a fab day to visit the Science Centre either. Absolutely filled to the brim with SCHOOL KIDS!!!

Over 10 schools worth of noisy, irritating, sweaty juveniles. Roar.

They were making so much noise, crowding up the entire place and all of the boys were so dirty and sweaty! Everytime one of them walked past me, they’d rub off some filth and sweat on me as well, FML. Suddenly very happy to be grown up. Goodbye, ugly and unglamorous high school days! I don’t miss you!

I actually saw my own high school there!!! Recognized my gym class teacher but there was no chance he’d know who I was. I always skipped PE lessons hahaha.

Nonetheless, it was a gorgeous day and we’d purposely got up super early just to make sure we had the whole day ahead of us for plentiful activities!

I woke up naturally (without anyone poking me or an alarm clock) at like 7am.

HOLY COW.

Bought our tickets for admission and before we even got into any exhibitions, the first place we stepped into was their MERCHANDISE STORE!

We are the BIGGEST freaking tourists ever, no matter where we go, we never fail to buy silly almost useless stuff because we are just that easily amused and tempted.

I bought a bright pink shooting star wand that’s a massive glow stick (coz I’m a princess!), a killer whale water gun (because every orca lover should have one!) and other random stuff.

Astronaut ice cream FTW!!!!!

We bought 2 packets and happily ate them. Hey, space food isn’t all that bad! Probably even better than plane food.

I actually prefer astronaut ice cream to real, proper ice cream LOL. I love how it melts in your mouth :’) nom nom nom

Sam is a Science man. (well he IS a medical scientist)

He loved the Science Centre because he’s the kind of person who just HAS to know how and why everything turns out the way they do.

At first glance you might see some mountain landscape, but upon closer inspection, you should be able to see something else….

Ta-dah!

A compressed image results in a picture of a man’s face. Fascinating! I wonder how many hours do artists spend on an artwork like this?

Fancy pillars.. or four people?

Muahahaha I am now an optical illusion expert! Conquer the Spinning Woman, and you shall conquer everything else!

Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?

“And for dessert, we have bananas, apples and a decapitated head! Enjoy.”

You really shouldn’t leave nasty comments on my blog. There’s no guarantee I won’t appear on your plate and bite your fingers off! Begone, worthless keyboard warriors!

Oh I LOVE this exhibit!

It showed us SUPER SUPER SUPER high-definition videos where you can control the playback of footage, and you can see every 1/1000 of a second per frame, the depth of detail is utterly amazing!

This sort of clarity is impossible even with perfect eyesight, and it was fascinating just watching a ripple form, or a water droplet falling and even slowed-down movement of peoples flabs shaking when they move.

You’ve probably eaten one today.

OMFG!!! LITTLE CHICKS!!!


How cute are they?!?!?!!
When they saw me coming really close to take a picture, all of them came running towards this end, desperate for attention!

They are so incredibly small and fluffy and hyper, I just wanted to pick one up and bring it home in my pocket.

You know what I also realized? That every time I eat an egg, I’m eating an aborted chicken!!! Or what could have been the fluffy little chicks that we saw above. Bleh.

I know it’s a “duh” fact, but it really doesn’t hit you any harder that eggs are really bird foetus until you see the word “hatching today” laballed on a batch of eggs that look like they were stolen from your kitchen table.

Slightly depressed about the chick situation, I walked over to a small aquarium tank and made friends with a tortoise.

Hi Mr. Tortoise!

I think animals like me. The ones at the Science Centre, at least. They always seem to willingly pose for my shots.

Less adorable creatures… Hissing cockroaches.

……..A hissing cockroach, or a butterfly?

A hissing cockroach ANY DAY.

Hai unagi.

Oh, look! A magnifying glass to amplify my beauty. LOL

Who, me? Childish? Nonsense.

Okokok before I forget. Here’s something totally unrelated to Science, but since it was the first time I brought it out yesterday, I felt the need to take pictures of it!!

SAY HELLO TO MY NEW TOCCO TOSCANO GOLD BAG!!!

Isn’t it gorgeous?!?!?!?! ♥ it so0o0o0oo much!!!

My mummy, being the angel that she is, came home with this beauty a few days ago and it was such a surprise because I’ve been wanting this bag since TWO years ago but never got around to buying it since it’s rather pricey.

BUT I HAS IT NOW!!!! HEHEHEHE.

Thank you mummy I love you, you are win!!!!! ♥ It is my favouritest bag now!

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Another picture to show off my new pretty bag coz I can ^.^

Random pic of Sam being happy and having a sweet in his mouth.

He played a game on this machine and answered its questions correctly, and the reward was candy. He was very pleased with himself because I didn’t have candy but he did - his reward and proof for being smart, so he says.

Walked into another merchandise store and we bought matching Pooh + Piglet tiny plushies because they are TOO CUTE to resist!!!!

We had lunch at the only place to eat in sight, which was this shitty cafe inbetween the Science Center’s exhibitions and the Pixar exhition - why is it theme parks and tourist attractions always have REALLY bad food?!?

Sam’s not very pleased at all. I think he said it was the worst hot dog he’s ever had.


Hot like mad!!!!!!!!!!
What is up with the weather these days?!?

As if it’s not hot enough in Singapore normally!

He’s not appreciating the heat either. Hahaha cooked red like a lobster!

“I want a picture with the big bad cannon!”

Why anyone would pay $1 to get themselves painfully and unpleasantly shocked with an electrified chair, I don’t know.

Q: What makes a geek jump for joy when he sees it?

A: Dinosaurs.

Not his girlfriend, not money, but dinosaurs.


Big ass mosquito!!!
YUCK.

Why do mozzies even exist, all they do is spread itchiness, diseases and misery to people! I don’t know why, but mozzies always seem to prefer sucking my blood than other people’s.

At the end of the day, I get like 10 bites when the person beside me only got like 3. What nonsense is this?!?

Sam finding out just how difficult it is to walk in snow shoes. I don’t know how white balls are meant to represent snow, but I guess you make do with whatever you can get!

It’s way harder than it looks… the shoes are so big and heavy, you have to take giiiiaaant steps!

Major respect for people who survive in freezing places. Having a heat stroke in Singapore is one thing, having to wear snow shoes just to get around is another!!!

Super cute drawn on house!!!!


Orbiting around Space hehehehe


And then it’s gooooodbye Science Centre!!!!!!

I’ll see you again in perhaps 6 years or more.

It was pretty fun and interesting, those who haven’t been to it in years should go, because they added tons of new stuff!

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After Science Centre, we went to watch Shrek 4, which was ok, but I don’t really like movie sequels!

It’s like, the first is engaging and new and all, then the 2nd is a decent follow-up but by the 3rd, I’ve already lost interest and it takes an excellent director to have the movie still be interesting.

Ended our day with Party World KTV @ International Building!

Remember how I’ve always raved about them? Well now I take it back. Their facilities and choice of songs are definitely way better than KBOX, but the service is absolutely crappy!!!

We ordered some ice blended drinks, which were completely tasteless, so I called the waitress in to ask them to add more syrup to the drink because it was too bland.

I told them to either make the drinks better-tasting, or give us a change of soft drinks and she said ok.

2 minutes later, this angry looking guy knocks on our door and demands to know what the problem with the drinks were.

I said they tasted very bland and bad, then you know what the idiot said?!?!

He said, “It’s impossible, I was the one who made the drinks, so it should be just fine.”


After a brief argument and lots of hostility, he just stormed off but not before hastily giving me a lan jiao bin.

Well, Mr. Party World Up-Himself Bartender, fuck you, because I’m the paying unsatisfied customer and if I say it tastes like shit, then it tastes like SHIT and you’d better give me something worth my money!!!

Who cares if YOU made the drink. I hate it when people in the service crew cannot provide service for fuck, who wants to be served by someone who is so unpleasant?

Instead of bothering people with your incompetency, go apply for another job where efficiency and pleasantness is not the main criteria, because it’s clearly not your strong points!!!

There’s far too many restaurants and retail outlets in Singapore that employ FAIL service crew!

  • linjie

    hehehe..haven’t been to science centre for many years too.

  • Lucia

    I’m totally a science geek so I bet I would love the place. Looks like so much fun <3 Oh and I have the same baby Pooh plushie! A friend of mine from SG sent it to me for my b-day! I have something my fav blogger babe has too! yay! LOL, it sounds kinda stalkerish…>.<

  • Jessica

    Hahahha but it’s so cuteeeeeeee! If you ever come to SG, I’ll take you to the science centre! :)

  • Lucia

    Yay! DEAL! ♥♥♥

  • jas

    so in the end did they give you new drinks? careful what he might have done to them =/

    btw how much did your bag cost?

  • Jessica

    Ya lor I kept thinking if he added any extra “ingredients” to it -_-

    I’m not sure how much the bag costs! but I remember it’s pricey, that’s why I didn’t buy it for myself

  • Anonymous

    yeah i think Singapore’s customer service sucks ttm. I have no idea why such people are even fit to be in the service industry. You should have given him a hard time. Heh heh

  • Jessica

    Lol cannot really be bothered to do much with him, there’s just too many like him out there!

  • Anonymous

    hi, does the pixar exhibition have a specific starting time or can u go anytime during the day? cos the online ticketing said 10am..

  • Jessica

    I think it opens at 10am for the entire day until closing time, which should be around 7pm? It’s a shitty exhibition lor, only got sketches, some artwork and a few video presentations. Waste of time and money