Excerpt from a Childhood – Weekend @ Katong Park

Over the weekend, we took some time to bring M&Ms out to Katong Park to escape from the stress of examination. They were flushed with delight upon knowing there is a playground over there.

A brief history of this place. Katong Park was once a fort to protect the south eastern coast of Singapore between 1879 to 1910. Fort Tanjong Katong, which stood from 1879 to 1901, was one of the oldest military forts built by the former British colonial government of Singapore. The fort gave its name to today’s Fort Road, and it used to stand on the grounds of the present Katong Park.

We were pleasantly surprised to find parking spaces available at the entrance of the park. Parking is free if you are wondering if you need to pay (only for park-goers).

Katong Park Sign

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I named them as Nutcrackers but we soon found out these two British and Indian Sikh guards symbolise the multi-ethnic civil defence forces in the 1800s.

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Katong Park is a favourite place for dog lovers. M&Ms learnt the importance of approaching canine from the front and allowing it to “smell” them to gain its trust.  We couldn’t resist taking pictures with this two year old Golden Retriever. Isn’t he lovely?

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We took a stroll around the park, appreciating the tropical foliage. This park is well-kept and feels untouched.

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M&Ms were exhilarated as we headed for the Children’s Playground. You can see how much fun these two sisters had, oblivious to their surroundings.

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M&Ms enjoyed flower picking and arranging them into their names.

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To cap it all, we have to thank our friend, Kenneth, for availing himself to take these family photos in the short space of time we had. Kenneth is an experienced wedding and events photographer who can capture the right moments in all occasions. He engages well with kids and induces them to produce the best feelings and emotions. Should you be looking for a photographer for a family shoot, consider giving Kenneth a try. A 30% discount will be given to the first 5 families with all images return (remember to quote Katong Kids Inc).

You can view Kenneth’s works at http://freshfromkenneth.com/ and contact him directly.

This little day out was nothing short of splendid. It was a shame that the weather didn’t cooperate and we made a beeline to the car. Despite of the rain, our moods were not dampened. M&Ms are looking forward to be back again.

Last but not least, we wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all the great mummies out there!

Have a nice day

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