May 18, 2015

A Sampling of Got Kids, Go Where? Book

Before I say anything else, allow me to thank you for supporting me and reading my blog. Some of you have been faithful readers for the past 10.5 years while some of you have recently stumbled onto my work, and I truly want to thank every single one of you.

Come end of May, I will officially be known as an author as well when my book, Got Kids, Go Where? is released. The book will reveal 50 chapters of stuff to do with kids in Singapore, each chapter listing 10 activities bursting with fun. Yes, that is a whopping 500 family-friendly activities for you to take your pick from, from play, heritage, nature, eating places to even short trips out of Singapore.

Overall, this book is an extension of how my blog has evolved over the past years. The activities and attractions are grouped according to themes, with the 7 main sections in the book being PLAY, NATURE & SPORTS, EAT & SHOP, ARTS & HERITAGE, TRAVEL with 2 bonus sections of OUR FAVOURITE SPOTS REVEALED! and MORE ACTIVITIES REVEALED!

Some of the chapters in the book include the following:

Top 10 Extreme Adrenaline Rush Experiences
Top 10 Water Parks
Top 10 Nature Boardwalks
Top 10 Cycling, Scooting and Blading Trails
Top 10 Cafes in Parks
Top 10 Seaside Dining
Top 10 Supper Places
Top 10 Cultural Attractions
Top 10 Places to Learn About Singapore
Top 10 Day Trips out of Singapore
Top 10 Night Experiences
Top 10 Digital Thrills

These 12 chapters only represent a fraction of the 50 chapters in the book and each listing in the book have been specially picked for its family-friendly nature.

Each activity and attraction has been given a cheekiemonkie rating ranging from 1 to 5, with 5 being the most awesome on the scale. This is also where my kids come into the picture. Together with them, we rated all 500 entries and even chose the best of the lot (otherwise known as the RAVE!) in each chapter.

Okay, I may be biased but I love the layout of the book!

But seriously, penning this book had taken me close to 5 months of research - dragging the monkies to some place every single weekend to take down notes and photos.

So if you have found some of our sharing on this blog useful all these while, I will greatly appreciate it if you would show further support by buying my book. It is retailing for only $16.90 for 500 activities - that's 3.38 cents per activity! - so it's darn worth it if you ask me! :P

The pre-ordering phase of the book has already begun and you can place your order for a copy (or two) here:

I know the postage is kind of on the steep side but unfortunately, that is out of my hands as the book is 352-page thick (AHA! Yet another value for money reason to buy!). There is a sweetener for those who pre-order the book though: EVERY COPY of Got Kids, Go Where? ordered during the 8 to 29 May 2015 will be automatically entered into the Pre-order Lucky Draw - one copy one chance! - where you can stand a chance to win one out of over 50 prizes!

All of the prizes consist of places that are featured in the book and they include:

Abrakadoodle: One 5-day Abrakadoodle holiday camp
Abrakadoodle: One 3-day Abrakadoodle holiday camp
Abrakadoodle: One trial class
ArtScience Musuem:  One Family Package (2A&2C) All-Access pass
Forest Adventure: One Kids Course ticket
Gardens by the Bay: One set of 4 Local Resident Flower Dome + Cloud Forest tickets (2A&2C)
heART Studio: One single Art Program
Hokey Pokey: One Family Pass
InterContinental Hotel: One $100 dining voucher at Man Fu Yuan
LOST SG: One set of 4 tickets
NOOK DIY Pancakes: One $30 voucher
Sentosa: 2 Adult and 2 Child tickets to BBQ under the Stars at Port of Lost Wonder
Sentosa: One pair of Wings of Time premium seats tickets
Singapore Flyer: One Friends of Singapore Flyer individual annual membership
Skyline Luge Sentosa: One set of family 4 ride tickets

NEW PRIZE: Invites to my BOOK LAUNCH PARTY at Polliwogs​ (2A&2C)!

*Some sponsors listed have more than one giveaway per prize item.

And if it helps, your pre-order copy will come autographed too! Pre-orders will close on 29 May 2015, and copies of the book will officially be stocked in bookstores like Popular and Kinokuniya by the first week of June 2015.

Frankly, I am excited, nervous, scared and thrilled for a host of different reasons. I am eternally grateful to have been offered the once-in-a-lifetime chance to write a book.

Regardless of any outcome, I’m proud of the book in large part because my wife and monkies have seen me working my socks off with countless late nights to pen all 50 chapters. Through the course of bringing this book into reality, I hope I have shown my kids how awesome and fulfilling it is to do what you love in life and to get lost in work that you love.


Being able to share the wondrous activities that Singapore has to offer to families still rocks SO... do buy or pre-order the book, yah? :)

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Ai Sakura said...

Congrats on this Kelvin! It's amazing that it took you just 5 months to write this despite your busy schedule.. I think I'd take a year or 2 hahahaha

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Cheekiemonkies said...

Hi Ai,

Thanks thanks!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelvin,
I am trying to find out the opening hours for self collection. Do you happen to know?

Cheekiemonkies said...


Armour Publishing's office is open from 9am-6pm, Monday to Friday.

Please call in advance at 6276 9976 if you are intending to go during lunch hours (12-2pm).

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