I had promised El that we would take him to see the sand sculptures at Sentosa over the weekend. The Sands of Time sand sculptures showcased some aspects of Singapore’s history, as part of the SG 50 Golden Jubilee celebrations. We had already gone to Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum earlier.
On National Day itself, we drove to Sentosa and then walked to Siloso Beach. It was a Sunday and National Day itself, so the place was packed. There were so many people! We were dressed in red!
After walking for ages, we still did not see the sculptures, so we decided to just find a place at the no swim zone and start digging. We had some of our sandcastle building tools with us.
Initally, Gar was throwing a tantrum as he is highly sensitive and he hated the sand on his feet and shoes. The moment we cleaned his feet and shoes, he would put his feet down and then get sand on him again. It was only after his father took him to the sea to wash his feet, then dumped sand on him, that he overcame his aversion to sand and was a happy boy again.
Gar helping out
The bigger castles were harder to do. We had to do them three times before we got them right. We needed to add water to make them more compact. This place is better than Labrador Park and Bishan Park because we have easy access to water and the sand here looked relatively clean. I think the sand had been imported.
This is the best one, but Gar went to dump some sand on top.
El said it would have been better if we could build a moat around the castles.
We left and headed to the other far end where the sand sculptures were. It was a long walk on the sand, and we took turns carrying Gar.
Finally, we saw them. The first one was about people at a kopitiam listening to the proclamation of independence on 9 August, 1965.
Watching the parade for the first time at Parliament House
Having a swinging good time
Sentosa and Merlion Some favourite activities of Singaporeans – playing mahjong and buying 4D.
After that, we decided to rush home and try to get glimpses of the fireworks at my relative’s house.
Unfortunately, despite being at 38th storey, we were blocked and did not get to see much. Oh well. We had enough of crowds and did not want to jostle with others.