"It will be a wonderful experience for SW," Sis was highly recommending me to bring the kids to Forest Adventure at Bedok Reservoir. And it proved better than I imagined!
About 3 to 4 metres above the ground, I did not have high hopes that my 6 year-old son, SW, would be willing to give it a go. Joined by his two enthusiastic older cousins, LK and LJ, SW did not have a chance to think twice or back out of it.
Meeting the minimum required height of 1.1m, I could not help noticing how small SW looked up there. Often suppressing excitement and not showing signs of fear, I could hardly tell what he was feeling except that he was very attentive to the young instructors giving instructions.
There were various obstacles to cross. Each posed a different challenge of balance, strength, vigilance, and courage. Although there were instructors at various points, it was such a blessing that SW had his cousins to help him with the safety line which needed some tugging to move on at the beginning and end of each obstacle. He eventually learned to handle it all by himself.
At one point, I feared for SW as it looked as if his height could barely make it. But he managed to find his way to work around it. It was a boost to SW's confidence and his parents were simply beaming with pride.
Below are some of pictures of the various obstacles. The course ended with a Zip Slide which the kids enjoyed - not without getting sand into their pants and shoes.
SW said this was the one he feared most as there was nothing
on either side to hold on to.