Writer’s Workshop: Really Looking Forward- Visiting New Zealand

Hobbiton Exhibit at Terminal 3, Singapore Changi Airport
Hobbiton Exhibit at Terminal 3, Singapore Changi Airport

New Zealand is one country which I really wish to visit. R has been there a couple of times and I really love the pictures that he took of their scenery. The  snow capped mountain tops and the possibility to try out activities like bungee jumping and white water rafting.

Even though I have yet to visit the place the kids and I were fortunate to get a taste of New Zealand this  March school holidays when we  visited Changi Airport’s Terminal 3.

The 3 kids and me outside the Hobbit Hole
The 3 kids and me outside the Hobbit Hole

Since watching the show The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies  in the cinema,  I have been having a fascination about this place called Middle Earth.  It was great that I was able to visit this second authentic Hobbit Hole which had been specially imported from Matamama , New Zealand for this exhibition.

Gandalf and The RING
Gandalf and The RING

Do you remember seeing this guy- Gandalf? The all powerful high wizard who help chase away all the bad guys who came after Frodo for his golden ring.  The kids certainly don’t know who he is as they just ran past the exhibit to the more interesting things to do.

They haven’t heard about Middle Earth, Gandalf or the places in Hobbiton Woods as they have yet to watch the shows.

Tiger girl watering the plants
Tiger girl watering the plants

What was more interesting then looking at the exhibits?

Watering the plants it seems as she was attracted to this watering can when she spotted it outside the Hobbit Hole.

 

A spinning wheel which introduced the different fun activities available in NZ.
A spinning wheel which introduced the different fun activities available in NZ.

The boys went in to the house and were caught having a go at this wheel spinning it.

The boys fixing a puzzle
The boys fixing a puzzle

They also had a go fixing this puzzle which they saw at one of the display areas.

The boys having a go at putting
The boys having a go at putting
Tiger girl too tried her hand at it.
Tiger girl too tried her hand at it.

The kids had a go at the golf putting range. It would certainly a visual treat if I do get to play golf among the mountains one day.

A write up about the all Blacks the national rugby team in NZ
A write up about the all Blacks the national rugby team in NZ
An exhibit for the Cycling trails in NZ
An exhibit for the Cycling trails in NZ

The kids skipped pass these exhibits and went straight for the most enticing one there.

The 5D Simulator Ride
The 5D Simulator Ride

This short ride was suppose to be thrilling for my adrenaline junkies but it fell flat according to their standards.  They found the trip through the stimulated roller coaster ride extremely passive and even the 4 yr old complained that it was not fun enough. Nothing beats riding on a real roller coaster I guess.

The kids having their pick of organic ice-cream
The kids having their pick of organic ice-cream

What was lacking in the ride was made up in ice-cream as they were treated to some yummy organic ice-cream at the end of the tour

Now is there anyone who wants to sponsor us air tickets for us a visit to New Zealand?

 

Naturally New Zealand @ Changi Airport
14 March – 5 April 2015
12pm – 11pm
T3 Departure Check-in Row 11, Changi Airport

 

Jenny Matlock

Mama’s Losin’ It

 

 

 

Disclaimer: We were invited by CAG to view the exhibits at their Middle-Eart Exhibition at Terminal 3, Changi Airport. All opinions are 100% mine.

13 thoughts on “Writer’s Workshop: Really Looking Forward- Visiting New Zealand”

  1. 🙂 The kids sure were enjoying their play. I hope they liked the show too. No, I haven’t seen it and probably won’t. My missing out. You will like New Zealand. We played the first day and cruised the rest. Of course almost everyday we got off and played at those places also.
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  2. Such beautiful children! I love the style of your photos here. It is fun to read books and see it playing out! Enjoy your vacation and thank you for sharing with us. Have a wonderful week. Those kiddos look so happy and enjoying themselves.

  3. There was a time that our friends in KSA were all migrating to New Zealand. It must really be a nice place to go to. One family we know has been there for more than 5 years now.

  4. I too would love to visit New Zealand! My husband is a LOTR freak so I can’t even imagine how excited he would be too. And I’m with the kids…ice cream solves everything. 🙂

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