Giveaway & Contest

“U Picnic” Event at Marina Barrage + Tickets Giveaway

Not many people know that I like picnicking. It is fun, whether at the beach or in a park at a local attraction. We used to picnic quite often when Little Edison was much younger. However, this activity has slowed down this year due to our busy schedules.

Our first picnic attempt was at the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden. We packed all our food nicely in a picnic basket, we brought a big picnic mat and we were all prepared for a leisurely day out in the sun.

It was a great outing, except one careless mistake that I made. I landed my butts on a colony of ants, which resulted in me being attacked by them! After this incident, I become extra careful in choosing the right location before I lay my picnic mat.

Besides Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, we also tried picnicking at East Coast Park and Sentosa. Both of them are ideal locations for picnic, except that it can be quite challenging to find a car park space at East Coast Park during the weekend.

Marina Barrage was opened in year 2008, and it’s another exciting venue for picnicking. There is a large open space for the kids to run, fun water play area and a huge open ground for picnic and kite-flying.

Event Poster

This coming October, U Family invites families and picnic fans to a revelry-filled evening of unique local flavours and tastes, games and entertainment, at the scenic roof garden Marina Barrage.

Key activities at the U Picnic event include (at the Marina Barrage on 6 October 2012):

  • Children will get a chance to participate in the record-setting Mass Freeze Frame. The child who holds the pose without moving for the longest time wins.
  • Various on-site contests on event day for families, such as Best Dressed Family Contest, “Best Family Moments” Photograph Contest, Best Picnic Display and U Picnic Family Challenge.

International food along with local delights will be featured at the U Picnic. Participants will get to feast on Spanish cuisine as well as traditional food like Nasi Briyani and satay.

This event is organized by U Family and supported by NTUC Fairprice. Additional information can be obtained at

  • WHEN: Saturday, 6 Oct 2012
  • WHERE: Marina Barrage
  • TICKETS: NTUC Member – $15 per ticket * | Public – $30 per ticket *
  • * Each ticket admits 4 people (any combination of adults & kids)

On the U Picnic day, each ticket also redeems a complimentary U Picnic Basket packed with goodies (picture below) and U Picnic mat worth more than $30 upon check-in at Marina Barrage.

U Picnic Basket
Complimentary U Picnic Basket (Note: products may vary)

Unfortunately, the tickets for this popular event have been sold out. But the good news is …

I have TWO U Picnic tickets (worth $30 each) to giveaway to my blog readers. You can also redeem your complimentary picnic basket and picnic mat on the event date. Remember that one ticket admits 4 people.

Contest Details:

  • All you need to do is – Leave a comment here with your name and e-mail address.
  • Two winners will be picked randomly.
  • Contest ends on Saturday, 29 Sep 2012, 11.59 pm (SG Time).
  • Open to Singapore residents only.
  • Winners will be announced on Our Little Smarties Facebook Page on Sunday, 30 Sep 2012.
  • E-tickets will be sent to the winners via e-mail.

Good Luck! :)

Update on 6 Oct 2012:

Our two lucky winners are Jaime Chan and David Ng!


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  • Reply
    September 22, 2012 at 11:13 PM

    Thanks in advance!

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      September 23, 2012 at 8:41 AM

      Dear All,
      Thanks for your participation. I’ve removed your e-mail addresses from your comments for security reasons. You only need to indicate your e-mail address in the e-mail address column, and it will only be visible to me. Thanks! :)

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    September 23, 2012 at 12:41 AM


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    September 23, 2012 at 3:04 AM

    name: tingyi

    thanks for the giveaway!

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    dannis wong
    September 23, 2012 at 3:15 AM

    name: dannis

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    September 23, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Would like to join in this event, trying my luck here, thanks!

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    September 23, 2012 at 12:15 PM

    Sounds like fun! Count me in! 😀

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    September 24, 2012 at 8:12 AM

    thanks for the nice giveaway!

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    September 24, 2012 at 9:09 AM

    Jingxian here!
    I would love to go with my family :)

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    September 24, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Sounds fun!! Trying my luck here.

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    September 24, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    thanks for this wonderful give away.i would like to try my luck.

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    Lu Siu Ching
    September 24, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    I would like to participate in this giveaway for U family picnic day!

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    Grace Tan
    September 24, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    It’ll be great if we could check it out with our kids! Cheers AGEE! :)

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    Ching Lim
    September 25, 2012 at 12:08 AM

    I really love to go with my family! Hope to win the tickets!

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    Veena Rao
    September 25, 2012 at 4:12 PM

    Would love to enjoy this U family picnic :)

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    Jean Ure
    September 25, 2012 at 5:06 PM

    I would like to win tickets for my family!

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    September 26, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Ooh Enoch and I love picnics!

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    David Ng
    September 26, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Hi Emily,

    Glad to see you have great family bonding and you able to share them on blog.

    It’s been a long time, cannot remember when is the last time we had a picnic, my daughter will be very glad to attend.

    More over the Mass Freeze Frame is her favorite game, but many time cannot find enough friends to play together.

    Have a nice day.

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      October 1, 2012 at 9:00 AM

      Hi David,
      I tried to reach you on your e-mail, but failed. Kindly contact me to acknowledge receipt of your winning ticket by Wednesday (3 Oct 2012). Thanks!

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      David Ng
      October 1, 2012 at 11:16 AM

      Hi Emily,

      Sorry I was just back from Malaysia last night.

      Thank you very much for the ticket.

      my email end with 007 not oo7

      Best Regards to you and family

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    September 27, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    If I am lucky to win a ticket, it will be a post PSLE celebration & time to relax for my girl and the family on U Picnic day !

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    September 27, 2012 at 5:19 PM

    name: shenny fu
    e-mail address:

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    September 30, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    Oh, so disappointed that I’m not one of the lucky winners :( ,but if you hv any friends who hv the tickets but can’t make it to this event last min, pls email me! Anyway, do enjoy yourselves on that day!

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      October 1, 2012 at 5:36 PM

      Dear Sally,
      I’m sorry to disappoint you. I hope I can get more tickets next time. Will let you know if I happen to get extra ticket. :)

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