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Nov
28
2016

Kids are King @ Holiday Inn Resort Penang

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Batu Ferringhi is one of Penang’s most popular destinations. Its long stretch of soft, white sandy beach is filled with a host of accommodation and dining options. When spoilt for choices, how do you decide? Travelling with kids, the most important factor for us is the convenience and comfort of the boys. Having stayed at numerous Holiday Inn resorts around the globe, we now have them fondly embedded in our hearts. The kids love the Kids […]

Oct
6
2016

Which Flight to Choose from KL to Bali?

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Which flight to take from KL to Bali? That is really a tough choice. Initially we wanted to try Air Asia but knowing that it will take 3 hours, I know we have to get food for the kids and us too. So after adding the cost for luggage, FOOD etc, etc… AA is no longer affordable.  Next choice – Malindo. With the rates we got from AA, we can get Malindo’s Business Class promo seats […]

Sep
29
2016

The NEST Hotel, Bali

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It has been two weeks since our family trip to Bali. Am already missing Bali tremendously. I can’t believe how affordable it is to hire a private driver to bring us around in Bali. I really enjoyed our leisurely self-customised tour in Bali. It was relaxing as we get to decide where to go according to our own sweet time. You can read all about it here -> Places to visit in Bali for first […]

Sep
22
2016

Bali with Kids: Holiday Inn Resort Bali Benoa

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After my sharing of our self-customised Bali itinerary (with price included), many readers have messaged me asking where we stayed. We stayed in two places; the first in a hotel where we spent minimal time as we were out all day sight-seeing and the second at a lovely resort where we hardly leave as it was the kids’ turn to enjoy the holidays. We chose to stay at Nusa Dua area as it is nearby […]

Sep
19
2016

Places to visit in Bali for first timers

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We spent 5 days in Bali this school holidays. It was our first time here. Prior to our trip, we took quite some time studying the places of interest in Bali before deciding which one we should go for. I never know Bali is so huge. It was quite tough to narrow down the places of interest we should visit as there are just too many. Although we were in Bali for 5 days, we only […]

Sep
18
2016

DEVDAN Show – Indonesia’s Leading Tourism Show 2014/15

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You know when you travel to Phuket, it is a must to catch the FantaSea show? It’s the same when you are in Bali, it is a must to go for the Devdan Show. Winner of Indonesia Leading Tourism Show – ITTA 2014/15, the Devdan show is a mind-blowing overview of sacred Bali, exotic Papua, mystical Kalimantan and many more. The word DEVDAN comes from Sanskrit ‘Deva’ and ‘Dhana’, meaning “God’s Grace”. The Indonesia’s treasures are […]

Sep
12
2016

i-City, City of Digital Lights

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Continuation from my i-City Red Carpet post, today I’ll be writing on the City 0f Digital Lights.  i-City, especially its City of Digital Lights is a popular weekend and public holidays’ destination hence the place is always extra crowded then. If you are local, try to go there on a weekday. Kasi chance to tourists lah. But having said that, I always go on a weekend also because weekdays are quite hectic with school work […]

Sep
11
2016

i-City Red Carpet

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It’s the first day of the week-long school holidays and we spent it by exploring i-City; an international park located in the Capital City of Selangor. i-City Theme Park is an all season family oriented destination. It is especially popular during weekends and public holidays. Endorsed as a Tourism destination, there are several attractions to explore here: The Red Carpet – an interactive wax museum SnoWalk – Malaysia’s largest snow play attraction City of Digital […]

Sep
6
2016

Hotel Equatorial Melaka

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I was back in Melaka recently for work purposes in town.  As Darling and the boys tagged along, I chose to stay at Hotel Equatorial Melaka as it is situated directly opposite Dataran Pahlawan and is only 500m from Jonker’s Street. At least they can go shopping or sight-seeing while I am at work. Dataran Pahlawan is just across the road from Hotel Equatorial Melaka. Can you see the cheerful and brightly lit trishaws? There […]

Aug
18
2016

South East Asia Buffet Dinner @ J’s Cafe & Restaurant

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It was drizzling that particular evening during our recent holiday in Phuket so we decided to dine in the resort we were staying at – Holiday Inn Resort Mai Khao. There are 2 main restaurants here. J’s Cafe & Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner while Pesto’s is open for lunch and dinner. We saw that their J’s Cafe & Restaurant has different themed dinners every evening and on that Tuesday night were South East Asia Buffet […]

Jul
18
2016

Pesto’s – Italian food on a Thailand beach

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During our recent stay at Holiday Inn Resort Mai Khao Beach Phuket, we had dinner once at their Italian restaurant – Pesto’s. We walked by this restaurant countless times as it is located strategically with spectacular views over Mai Khao Beach and the Andaman Sea . It looked so inviting with the gentle sea breeze welcoming us that we made it a point to dine here at least once and we did. Pesto Restaurant Holiday Inn […]

Jul
12
2016

Holiday Inn Resort Mai Khao Beach, Phuket – The Perfect Family Getaway

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I love traveling. Darling and I, we traveled the world before starting a family. We still love traveling now though I have to admit when we make our travel plans these days, priority is given to the kids. We will do prior research on activities suitable for the kids to partake, places of interest for the boys and most importantly, food availability for them. That is the reason why our previous trips with the kids had […]

May
31
2016

Bukit Gambang Water Park

It is the school holidays and what better way to enjoy than spending it at a water park. The water park we are sharing about today is the one at Bukit Gambang Resort City.  Bukit Gambang Water Park At Bukit Gambang waterpark, I don’t need to worry about carrying a purse while having fun in the water. They have this e-value system whereby all transactions are automatically deducted from a prepaid wristband. I pay for everything […]

May
17
2016

Premier Resort Living @ Bukit Gambang Resort City

Besides Carribean Bay Resort and Arabian Bay Resort, visitors (especially in large group) can opt to stay in the new specially designed villas nestled within the 727-acre Bukit Gambang Resort City. This 126-villa accommodation comes in various designs depicting typical iconic houses of cities such as San Francisco, Amsterdam and Venice. San Francisco Villa Amsterdam Villa Venice Villa The interior of the villa. Check out the posts below for activities ideas at Bukit Gambang Resort City, Kuantan. Outdoor […]

Apr
9
2016

Singapore River Night Cruise

During our recent trip to Singapore, we took the opportunity to bring the boys for the Singapore River Night Cruise. Ethan has been on this cruise before but it was the Day Cruise. This is the boys’ first time on a night cruise. It wasn’t in our plan to go for the cruise actually but as we were taking a leisurely stroll, the boys saw the boat and requested to ride on it. Singapore River […]

Mar
25
2016

Novotel Melaka

We were back in Melaka earlier this month for a short staycation at the newly opened Novotel Melaka hotel. Located in the heart of the city centre, it is a walking distance from major attractions and shopping malls. Novotel Melaka Jalan Melaka Raya 2, 75000 Melaka. Tel: +606-2898222 LOBBY Clean and spacious lobby greeted us as soon as we stepped into the hotel. There are many cosy sofas to rest while waiting to get checked-in. […]

Mar
1
2016

Eco World Majestic Season’s Flower Show

My sister-in-law informed us regarding this flower show at Eco World Majestic in Semenyih last month but we did not have the time to go and check it out. Last Sunday, we finally managed to squeeze a couple of hours to drop by just to see what the hype is all about. We went in the afternoon but because the place is too packed, visitors are not allowed to drive in. We were told to […]

Jan
30
2016

S.E.A Aquarium, Sentosa Singapore

We’ve been to Singapore numerous times but have never been to their S.E.A Aquarium until last week. Our priority is always Universal Studio Singapore first and often by the time we are done with USS, we won’t have time for the aquarium anymore. We almost missed the aquarium again last weekend as we went to USS again as usual but this time we made sure to leave a couple of hours earlier so we can […]

Jan
28
2016

Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore – a Jenerous new spot for all Jeneration of travellers

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We were in Singapore over the long weekend recently. We chose to stay at Hotel Jen Tanglin, a newly renovated property that exudes modern functional design concept. This fresh and fully renovated hotel has just celebrated its official reopening barely a month ago and is already a favourite to all “Jeneration” of travellers. Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore, a new hotel brand under Shangri-La International Management Limited has undergone an extensive SGD45 million makeover to transition from Traders Hotel Singapore. It is designed […]

Jan
26
2016

Chinese New Year Decorations @ Changi Airport, Singapore

We went to the airport early the other day so we had a lot of time to kill before boarding. We were at T2 @ Changi Airport and there are many cute monkeys to welcome the Lunar New Year.  These monkeys are so cute and cheerful. Ayden kept asking me how come these monkeys eat PAU and not bananas. Darling told him those are not pau but peach. Is it? I thought those are birthday […]

Jan
24
2016

Ayden’s First Time Flying

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Last Saturday was Ayden’s first time flying. We flew to Singapore. We took Firefly from Subang to Singapore and return with Malaysia Airlines to KLIA. I prefer flying from Subang airport. It’s nearer to our house. We do not need to waste too much time travelling on the road. More over, the cab fee is definitely cheaper but we had no choice, we had to take MH home as there are no more flights from […]

Jan
8
2016

Qing Palace Chinese Restaurant (满殿中菜馆) @ Pulai Springs Resort

During our 4D/3N stay in Pulai Springs Resort, we took our dinners at their award winning Qing Palace Chinese Restaurant except for one night when we returned from Singapore late and ate at Cinta Terrace instead. The award winning Qing Palace Chinese Restaurant features exquisite interiors that echo the grandness of an ancient imperial dining hall. Qing Palace, Pulai Pavillion Decorated with genuine Oriental antique furnishing, paintings, carvings and even silk lanterns, this restaurant is […]

Jan
5
2016

Animal Feeding for the Animal Conservation Fund

Most children are fascinated by animals and often have an animal that is a particular favorite of theirs. Animals are used widely in our daily education especially for younger children. A better way to introduce and educate animals to them is to let them see and experience these animals upclose which we did last month at Bukit Gambang Safari Park. The entire trip is all about animals, animals and more animals. One activity that the boys love besides riding […]

Dec
31
2015

Camel Ride @ Bukit Gambang Safari Park

Animal rides. What animal do you like to ride the most? We rode on horses, ponies, elephants and even donkeys before but have you ever ride a camel? We haven’t, until we encountered a camel in the Safari Park at Bukit Gambang Resort City. Here, not only we can watch the camel, we can also ride on them. This is one of the first camel rides in Malaysia so we die-die also need to try […]

Dec
30
2015

Authentic Cendol @ Chanap Cafe, Persatuan Peranakan Cina Malaysia

While we were in Melaka over the weekend, my parents brought us to Wisma Peranakan, Tengkera Melaka. My parents are active members there with my Dad being one of the AJK member in their Koperasi. I’ve blogged about how my mom’s (and even my Dad’s) social life changed to the better after she got involved here. You may want to read the post again here -> Being Socially Active My mom wanted me to see it myself. […]

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