Singapore is surrounded by splendid spots to go fishing, particularly along our east and west coasts.
If you and the children have not fished before, start with popping by the jetty early one morning (do check for the high tides) and spend some time taking in the fresh morning sea breeze whilst observing the anglers at work.
Very few people know that Bedok Jetty was originally built by local businessman Mr Yap Swee Hong in 1966 to import scrap metal from the Americans engaged in the Vietnam War. In 1975, it was used to receive Vietnamese refugees after the surrender of Saigon. Share this story with your children whilst you are there.
If your kids show an in interest in the sport, try starting with Handline Fishing as it requires the barest of equipment, just some gloves, a line, hook, weight and sotong (squid) bait.
Fishing can create lots of teaching opportunities for dads and kids, as well as be a fun alternative to playing computer games and trawling the malls.
Give it a try! You could all get “hooked for life” and find yourselves a lifelong touchpoint to connect over, through the years.