Sleeping under the stars
Chua, 5 camping with her dad. “After pitching the tent, we unpacked our backpacks. We went abseiling and jungle-trekking. We also went rafting. It was great fun,” she writes.
Stella Leong Weng Zhi, nine, says her parents will organise a trip during the long school holidays. They usually head to Sg Sendat in Ulu Yam. “I love to cook my own instant noodles. I enjoy camping and my mum will give me a sleeping bag when it is cold at night. Bathing in the river is fun. I love to swim with the fishes. I will also bring along a first aid box in case I get bitten by leeches.”
Ching Wei Yang, six, writes: “I love to go camping with my brother.”
Suwaathee Nakkeeran, 10, is a Red Crescent Society member in her school. The society had organised a camp in the school grounds. The pupils were divided into 12 groups. Each group comprised six members from different societies.
“We had a great time working as a team. We pitched the tents and took part in activities. The secondary school Scouts helped us to start a campfire. We sang and danced around the campfire. My team won second place for teamwork. I look forward to the next camping trip.”
Last year, Lauryn Tan Zi Yi, six, went on a camping trip organised by her teacher.
“We pitched a big tent beside a river. Our teacher had many activities lined up for us and we played games and helped with the chores. I did the washing, while the others collected firewood, caught fish and cooked. We had great fun.”
Carmen Wong Xue Men, nine, hopes her school will organise a camping trip. “My mum told me that camping is fun and exciting. We can learn new things and make new friends.”
“We put up our tent by the river and gathered wood to start a campfire. We also collected durians from a tree nearby. We felt excited and happy,” writes Ling How Ken, nine, who went camping with his friends.
Gayathiri Shunmugamnathan, seven, says she would like to go camping with her friends some day. “It would be fun. We can play games, pitch the tent and cook. ”
Lee Jung Min, eight, likes to go camping and sleep under the stars.
Low Jing Heng, seven, and her sibling Jing Xuan, six, love camping and think that it is fun.
Bhuvenraj Ganesh, five, once camped in his grandpa’s garden at night. “It was lovely to look at the stars and the moon. I could hear the owl hooting and the sound of the wind in the willow trees. My grandma brought yummy snacks for me to eat in the tent.”
Muhammad Irfan Kamal Zukhairi, 10, hopes to camp in his garden one day. He is also thinking of going camping with his cousins.
Jessica Seow, six, likes camping, while Silvia Seow, five, writes: “I love to sleep in a tent outside my house. Nobody will disturb me. I can also learn to cook. But then again, it is just a dream.”
“I have never gone camping. I want to join the Girl Guides so that I have a chance to go camping. It will be a fantastic experience,” says Lim Xiwei, seven.
Eason Chua, five, imagines camping by the river. There would be a bench with chairs nearby and he can go fishing if he likes. – CompiledbyMajorie Chiew ITEM: It’s street carnival time to usher in the new year, 2011. Put on your fancy costumes and masks, and join in the parade. Imagine riding in style on an elephant all decked up; or you can walk your dog to join the party. You can even come with friends as stilt-walkers. Send in the clowns, too.
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