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Trip to Legoland Malaysia

Legoland Malaysia is a long pending trip and we decided to go there this time.
We have opted for the Legoland package from WTS travels. Package includes 2-way bus transfer and the Legoland admission tickets. We stared from Singapore Flyer at 9 am. WTS crew helped us understand the process of immigration in detail. It took 90 minutes to reach our destination.

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Although the forecast says storm expected, it was very sunny that day.

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Heard that there would be Strollers available for rent. So we did not take our stroller from Singapore. But these are not comfortable for Kids to sleep. 😦
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There are quite a lot of Lego structres in park and Nithya enjoyed watching them. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
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Nithya’s height is just 85 cms, she is not allowed in most of the rides. So we thought of spending most of the time in Miniland and near Kids play area.Β First ride we tried is Lego Airport. Nithya enjoyed it a lot.
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As it is too hot, we preferred to sit inside the Arena where there were some shows conducted. The staff there gifted Nithya with a Lego pack. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
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Later we moved to Miniland. After taking few snaps, we moved to board the Lego train. Once we are done with Train ride, we moved towards Techno park.

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There is a small fountain there and Nithya spent a lot of time playing there.

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We then moved towards Lego Kingdom section where there was Magic show going on. We relaxed there a bit. Nithya got tired and slept for a while. Once she woke up, we took her for a tram ride in the Lego Adventure section and then to a Lego train ride.
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It started drizzling from 6 pm but by that time we have covered everything. Our scheduled departure time is 8 15 PM and by 7 45 it started to rain heavily but we ensured to reach Bus terminal on time. By the time we reached Singapore it was around 9 45pm.

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Barring that it was Sunny all day, everything went quite well.

Nithya’s Aksharabhyasam

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Nithya’s Akshrabhyasam event happened on 20th December 2013 at Basara. This is the event where children are introduced to their writing skills especially they are familiarized with their mother tongue (telugu). Nithya was good enough to write something or other by her own prior to this event but we never used to make her write till this event. We have chosen to conduct this event in the Saraswati temple, Basara which is a popular temple for such events.
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We were quite excited with the event and to make it memorable, we got a silver slate prepared for this event which we would like to add to our memorabilia.
There are couple of options in temple for the event. One is to conduct pooja infront of idol and other in a hall among group of people. We opted for the first one. Temple seems to have become quite commercial these days and the pujari’s are in a hurry to finish the things as soon as possible. And as expected, event hardly lasted for 10-15 minutes. It would be good if we can carry the items from home instead of buying near the temple. All we need is Rice, Slate, pasupu-kunkuma, flowers, fruits, camphor for Aarthi, any books/slates to distribute to children.
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After pooja is done, children are made to sit in the laps of father/maternal uncle and they make them write “Om Namah Sivaya Siddam Namah”. However Pujari is doing that job here and our challange is to make Nithya sit in his laps and write. But she was reluctant to sit in his laps. In the end pujari had to forcibly make her sit in his laps and made her to write “Om Namah Sivaya”. But his ears might have been ringing for sometime then. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
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We spent sometime relaxing her a bit and made her write again.

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Nithya is now all ready to WRITE πŸ˜‰