Saturday, October 20, 2012

Family Carnival is here!

Remember how excited we were as kids when the circus came to town? There was always  the promise of fun and laughter. Or when a Family Fair with carousels and ferry wheels made us yearn  for popcorn, ice cream  and wishing the fun would not stop!

When The Family Carnival came to the Royal Lake Club, it was time for merriment. So much happened under one roof. Well, under canopies and under the sun.  Luckily, the days and evenings of rain got shooed away by the glorious sun! It was fun playing games. Not the computer kind!

The mini petting zoo was a hit too. Possums, guinea pigs, rabbits and snakes and other reptiles attracted many visitors.

More than a touch of magic was in the air too. I bet many kids had wished to  be wearing the magician's robe and waving that wand just to make things disappear into the thin air!

The Club  organised  the different cultural shows for all to enjoy the different ethnic cultures in the dances.

I was late for the sale of the dvds. Nevertheless, I went home with a couple of different genres which I do not normally view. My highlight, being a kid again (!) was to try my hand at paint ball. Must admit it was a bit 'tame' judging by the real  stuff of dodging  one's enemies etc. The itch was there to see the splatter of paint from my machine gun!

Hawker-style food - favourites to eat - all for children's charities via coupons

Bringing on the smiles

The Royal Lake Club Committee in the mood for a jolly time. 

Lift and ready for the roll

Knock 'em down!

Blowing In The Wind- catch, grab them and win vouchers

Cuddles for the guinea pig

A possum  awakened from his sleep.

Giddy up! - wanna get the feel of  being a cowboy?

An attraction in itself - so many prizes. Hmm. which one do I want??

Sway and dance your worries away

Like a bullet it comes! - drat! missed again.

Slide and bounce in the sun - that's what kids should do.

My highlight - gunning for a hit. Despite not knowing where/how  to aim, I scored  2 out of 10. Hurray! 


  1. As a child I used to look forward to such events. Great fun captures.

  2. lovely pictures of children at the event

  3. Oh yes, I remember the excitement we felt when the circus came to town. Back then, the circus was held at the stadium which was very close to where we lived and we could hear the lions roar! Thanks for the memories, Keats!

  4. The shooting game looks awesome, Keats! Any plans to join the PDRM and give the baddies a hard time?
    I would have liked to come for the Carnival if I were around that weekend. I do so love funfair games, especially anything that involves pounding, hitting or shooting!

  5. Soounds like kids would love this...

  6. Great innovative idea of the coconut as bowling ball and using the paintball gun to shoot stationary target than humans haha. Love to play the real paintball or rather painball game, no pain no gain haha.


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