Last week I had the best holidays ever! AMOS LEE was the RACING CHAMP of a Ferrari speeding down the runways of Changi Airport, bypassing the Marina Bay Sands and Singapore Flyer under 60 SECONDS! Oh yeah, I rock!
Ahem. Alright… I have to be honest. Yup, I drove a Ferrari and I did rounds past the Changi Airport Control Tower, the Marina Bay Sands and even the Singapore Flyer; but, they are Lilliput icons erected on a Tamiya race track for miniature car models. Hey, I was just being dramatic. But it was REALLY FUN pretending to be a Formula One driver for the day! It was strange to see how children fared better at racing than adults. We may be small, but we don’t recognise fear! There we were screaming, “Whooohooo, take it down! GO! GO! GO!” Adults, ahem, like my mother, were hopeless with handling the remote control. She was making eeky noises each time her car flipped and rammed into one of the buildings. Mum, pleeeuuuzzz! It’s embarrassing! Dad works at the airport. Leave the control tower ALONE!
So really, if you’re keen to try your hand at racing, do it alone. Ask your mother to seek her adrenalin rush from a different source. She can go screaming down Singapore’s tallest slide, all four storeys of twisted giddiness from Level One of the Arrival Hall to Basement Three. But if she’s prone to motion sickness, direct her to the lame slide. It’s only one-and-a-half-storey tall. Just tell her to ignore the five-year-old when he snorts at her.
Join the race and get into the “Beat the Clock Challenge”! Open from 12 noon to 10pm, anyone above eight can participate (6 to 8 year olds need to be accompanied by a parent). Show proof of a purchase from any airport outlet. No minimum spending is required. The Grand Finals will be held on 25 September.
Venue: Terminal 3 Departure Hall Check-In Row 11
Changi GP Festival runs from 3 to 30 September 2010. The Singapore Night Race takes place from 24 to 26 September 2010 at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.
About Amos Lee
Amos Lee is an 11-year-old toilet diarist. He’s the brainchild of Adeline Foo, a mother of three and a published children’s book author. Amos’ first book, The Diary of Amos Lee, I Sit, I Write, I Flush! won the International School Libraries Network's Red Dot Award for Best Junior Book in 2010. A best seller listed on the Straits Times’ Top Ten Children’s Books, The Diary of Amos Lee #1 and its second title, Girls, Guts and Glory, hogged the chart for 30 weeks! ‘Famous Amos’ has now taken to blogging for inSing to recommend fun things to do for kids. Look out for his third book, out in end November 2010. And if you’re reading this column diligently, he’ll invite you to his launch party.