Main characters in this blog will be Jaclyn and Justin. Their parents love to travel and are constantly looking for new places to visit especially when there is promotion on air ticket and/or hotels!
Travelling with kids definitely requires a little bit more planning and packing. Hope to share these tips and our travel itinerary with all parents out there looking to explore the world with your kids!
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The Road Safety Community Park, Singapore
Located in East Coast, this road safety community park is a good platform for kids to learn about road safety. One could cycle, scoot, or walk in the park at designated road. There are road for pedestrian or people who cycle.
The park is free for all and the parking is also free. So quite a nice place to bring the kids for some exercise and a good learning platform as well.
Unfortunately, now the park is a bit not so well maintain so the traffic light is no longer in working condition. Kids can still play around but without the traffic light.
A mini "petrol station" to pump petrol
Add oil for my scooter.
Kids enjoyed the place and one could go to the nearby beach as well. There is also some restaurant slightly down the road to have a good meal after exercise. Thumbs up!
We recently brought the kids to Kizoona at Jusco Bukit Indah. I find it very worth it in terms of the price and the facilities are also pretty good.
The place is not big but there is enough things for the kids to spend a few hours there...
Includes bouncing castle, some individual shops (flower shop, cafe, supermarket for kids to play around), a big pool of ball, some cars, and a huge rolling ball-like thing where kids can go in and rotate.
Fully air conditioned and there is only one entrance to go in and out. Parents can stay inside to accompany your kids at no additional charge.
Just remember to bring your own socks otherwise have to purchase before going in.
Toilet is not in the playground so there only cons is have to bring the kids out to toilet. Tickets are for a whole day so unlimited entry throughout the day.
Kids can play, go our for lunch and then come back and play again.
If there is two of you looking after the kids , can take turn to go shopping at Jusco and the other…
My first travel post will be sharing our family winter trip in Perth.
HOW LONG TO GO:
Our trip is 2 weeks long as part of it is hubby's business trip, a trip of 5-7 days will be sufficient.
For those planning for a trip this June School Holiday, Perth is actually quite a nice place to go. In contrary to normal believe that weather is bad in Australia in winter, we actually find it quite cooling and not too windy or rainy as long as you avoid Busselton and Margaret River area. Focus your trip to Perth up to Rockingham and anywhere to the north of Perth will have cooling and sunny weather most of the time.
Check out the Perth weather forecasthere.
It ranges between 8 to 18 degree Celsius throughout and it is quite cooling and nice!
For direct flight from Singapore, one can choose between Singapore Airline, Emirates, Qantas, Scoot and Jetstar.
We took Singapore Airline as it is hubby's business trip. For those who wants to travel in comfort, this is definitely one of the …
This year for the year end school holiday, after much consideration and pretty last minute, we decided to go for a rest and relax trip at Desaru.
We got some credits in our Agoda account so after using up the credits, we pay about RM 100 per night for Desaru Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort (as the Lotus Desaru and Pulai Desire are both fully booked) http://www.desarutunamayaresort.com
Packing is only done the night before the trip after we finalise and booked.
The essentials for beach holiday ---
* Toys for playing sand
* Casual T-shirt and Shorts
We also brought along the kids scooter which they had fun playing :)
After lunch at Mount Austin, we drove to Desaru and reach about 2pm.
We have reached and greeted warmly by the staff. Check in was smooth and there is much less crowd here compared to Lotus Desaru.
We requested for high floor and got a room on the second floor (they only have maximum 3 floors and third floor are for premium room). We che…
First travel blog post on our 2 weeks trip to Perth, Australia in June/July 2014.
This is our first solo family trip abroad (2 adults to 2 kids). Previously we had travel abroad with the kids but with additional help from our extended families members! So, along with the excitement, there are also some uncertainties as I will need to spend a few days with the two kids alone while hubby is working.
Before I share our travel journey, I have compile a few humble tips for those who wanted to travel to Perth in Winter. You can read about them here.
Our Perth Travel Journey... Day 1
Hubby and me has been contemplating if we wanted to go Perth for holiday during their winter. Initially was tempted to book the flight during a Scoot Father's Day promotion but hold off because we saw the weather forecast will be raining during the days that we wanted to come, plus weather is cold and we are worried that the kids will not be able to adapt....but at very last minute, we booked our air ticket to…
Flying in through Milan, and we are deciding where to go. After much discussion, we decided to get a mix of big cities (Milan, Venice, with a touch of countryside at Tuscany and plus some hiking exercise at Cinqueterre). That was what we thought before the trip. It was a pretty last minute trip and super peak summer holiday period which coincides with Italian holiday week so a lot of accommodation are all booked up. So, after booking 3 nights in Milan and one night in Venice, the rest of our trip are really free and easy....
To be honest, I quite enjoyed this free and easy part of our trip. Where we are headed next, where we will be staying are very much up to us. If we like that place a lot, we can stay a couple of days longer. If we wanted to move on, we could. We even decided last minute to cross the border and get a taste of French food for a change. That is something we could not have done if we plan our trip beforehand.
Today we will be on our way to Cameron Highland for a 4 days 3 nights stay....
After a good night sleep, we woke up at 9am and had breakfast in room. Kids ate bread while hubby and me had some instant noodles. We then showered and checked out at 11am.
Meanwhile, my parents and sister's family woke up earlier and started their journey around 7am from Johor.
We drive up to Ipoh for dim sum as our lunch. Restaurant Foh San is very well known and been around for many years. They have renovated since the last time I visited. Dim sum is not bad another are some special items like mushroom bun which is pretty looking. Restaurant Foh San, Ipohhttp://www.fohsan.com.my YONG TAO FU at UNDER THE BIG TREEhttps://www.tripadvisor.com.sg/Restaurant_Review-g298298-d8852624-Reviews-Restoran_Choong_Kee_Pokok_Besar-Ipoh_Kinta_District_Perak.html
After lunch, we took the Simpang Pulai way to Cameron Highland.
There is a few roads that one can take to Cameron Highland. From the south, it is actually …
We stayed in Westgate Hotel during our trip to Taipei in September 2015. Hotel is generally clean and comfortable. We opted for executive room but our only complain is there is only a really small window with no view at all. Hubby blamed the "lack of sunlight from window" causes us to wake up late everyday but I think we are just generally pretty good in sleeping. Room
Room is a good size for Ximending standard. There is a queen size bed, shower, toilet, TV, and a separate living area on a platform. In room safe is provided for safekeeping of expensive items.
Shower head has good water pressure but the space is quite small. I can't hang my clothes in the shower room as the water will splashes on my clothes. This is how small the shower room is...
Amenities included bathrobe, toiletries, hair dryer..
Baby cot and baby bath tub is available on request.
As for facilities, there is a laundry room (which is one of the reason we opted for the hotel), gym and…
Our spring break this year is very well spend in Lebanon. Lebanon is a beautiful country, the coastline is amazing especially during sunset and the mountains are stunning.
We were there for 9 days 8 nights. Minus the first and last day where we did not do much except airport and a meal, we were there for a full 7 days. To be honest, we take it slow and there are days when it was raining and we just stayed at hotel and chill. So one can definitely see most of Lebanon in 5 days or so.
The weather in Spring is cooling, and some parts of the mountain are still covered in snow so if you are planning to drive into the mountain, a 4 wheel drive is advisable. Due to the snow and weather condition, the road to the Cedar of God is closed so we did not manage to see that. If that is a MUST for your trip, it is best to go in summer. Some TIPS before heading to LEBANON: 1. VISA
Most nationalities can visit Lebanon and obtain a visa at the airport or country border with no fees. Kindly check their…
Our choice for hotel/apartment nowadays very much involve the availability of a washer/dryer especially when we travel with kids. Hence, we chanced upon Oasia Suites. They are having a mid year promotion with 45% off normal price and we thought it is a steal so we decided to give it a try.
After discount, we paid RM 246 per night inclusive of tax.
Checking in process is smooth and fuss free. We were allocated a room at Level 20. I did request for a baby cot upon checking in but the staff seems to forget about it. Luckily housekeeping are quite effective, we requested for a baby cot at 11 pm when we got back from shopping and they send us one almost immediately.
The location is not very central but the hotel makes up for it by providing hotel shuttle to a couple of main place (KLCC, Mid Valley, Pavilion, Berjaya Times Square) and various timing. However, do note it is only one way shuttle. One can easily take a cab/Uber back from the shopping mall once you are done shopping.
I had an impromptu birthday treat at Hilton Endless Saturday Afternoon High Tea Buffet on my 34th birthday. Hubby kinda forgot my birthday and to be honest, as one gets older, birthday is not as excited as when we are a kid.
Anyway, hubby woke up with a shock that today is THE DAY! He felt bad but I was pretty casual about it, I don't mind if we just spend some time with the kids like any other day.
Anyway, he wanted to go to Orchard to get me my birthday present and cake, at the same time had something to eat. Initially wanted to get some steak but I found out about the D9 Endless Afternoon Tea at Hilton. Prices are reasonable at $41 ++ for adult and $21++ for kids between 5 to 12 years old. Kids below 5 years old are complimentary.
There are 2 seatings and only available on Saturday.
First seating: 12pm-2.30pm
Second seating: 3pm-5pm
We kinda woke up at 12pm and by the time we got out of the house and make the booking, it is already 1.30pm. Hence, we book the 3-5pm seating.