To our Founding Father of Singapore, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew

Greetings everyone, Sgt.Frog reporting in.

Today’s the day where our late founder and prime minister Mr. Lee Kuan Yew will embark on his final journey throughout the now flourished Singapore that he envisioned.

This will be the last day for all Singaporeans to pay their final respects to the strong leader who had not only promised but delivered this commitment in his lifetime to make changes to Singapore but made it a better place for all Singaporeans and succeeded.

Mr. Lee will always be remembered as the founding father of Singapore and a great man, who has made hard and difficult decisions that may have seem unpopular and questionable to some but has made Singapore the thriving city it is today.

It’s raining pretty heavily on some parts on Singapore but it has not stopped any Singaporeans from paying their final respects to Mr. Lee on his last journey.

Mr. Lee, all of us at Jurong Frog Farm salute you for your relentlessness of actualizing your vision of a peaceful metropolis for Singapore.

With that,
Sgt.Frog signing out.

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(Picture Source : http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/road-closures-for-lee/1744616.html)

New member here, Sgt.Frog!

Greetings everyone, this is Sgt.Frog reporting in!

So why Sgt.Frog? This is due to me liking the anime Sgt.Frog! Another name for it is Keroro Gunsou, so try watching a few episodes of it!

Anyways, I’m a student from Republic Polytechnic that has been posted to Jurong Frog Farm for training!

So I’ve been starting my training on 10th March before the commencement of the actual internship, and just so happen on that day there were already two schools visiting the farm! So my first duty was to be familiar with the content of the tour!

So for the first tour I was to be an observer. I shadowed Charlane, another employee here that has been conducting tours for a long while so she was experienced in it. Watching the person leading the tour was easy. Leading the tour on the other hand was much more harder.

The first time I tried conducting part of the tour which was explaining the history of the frog farm was… well let’s just say I was rattling too fast and getting nervous. Luckily Chelsea the lady boss saved me and the children on the first day of my internship were more attentive and listening to my presentation after that. They gladly followed me about to the different parts of the farm to see the frogs.

Towards the late the evening, another group entered into the farm, except this time they were celebrities from Hong Kong performing in a TV series called “Travel with Mom” where the celebrities will travel to different countries with their moms to find fun and interesting places. The celebrities were Sidney 雪梨 (Mom), Edward 徐偉棟 (Son) and Erica 徐頴堃 (Daughter)! After their filming with the frogs, they were treated with some home cooked gong bao frog legs, deep fried frog legs and the dessert Hashima!

Then over the next three days more children from schools came over to visit and join the tour, which I was give the task to help conduct them! So I started out with getting familiarised with the history of the farm, not easy especially when you are explaining history to kids! So with the advice and pointers from Chelsea and Charlane, I learnt a few tricks like getting them hyped up so they’ll be more attentive, and showing some firmness to actually get them to pay attention to me instead of talking about!

Ken

In just four days I’ve already helped lead tour groups that total up to 632 children! Some first week in the training programme huh?

And during the weekends I met a local celebrity Ben Yeo! Couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take a pic with him! Also,
I learnt to cooked deep fried frog meat and crocodile meat as well! So do come and visit during the weekends, I can let you try my cooking skills!

Ken & Ben

So if you wanna know more about my experiences during my training in the next time (or about my challenges) stay tuned for more updates!