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…
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…
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 …
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…
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…
After spending 2 days in Fremantle, we checked out of the hotel and drove into the Perth CBD area... It is about half an hour drive and our first stop is to fill our stomach at Hog's Breath, highly recommended by my ex-colleague who used to study in Perth.
Hog's Breath specialise in Prime Rib Steak which they slow cook for 18 hours. Hubby and me both ordered their Prime Rib Steak (mine is original version and hubby's one is top with egg and bacon).
They have 3 types of cut to suit different stomach:
1) Traditional cut-about 300g steak
2) Lite cut-about 200g steak
3) Mega cut-about 400g steak
While waiting, the kids got their colour pack... so they are enjoying themselves.
Our steak has arrived and they look wonderful!
The steaks are really nice, well cooked and marinated on the outside and still remains juicy inside. Served with crispy and yummy fries, we both enjoyed the meal very much. We even ordered extra chips cause they tasted so good!
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.
Back in April, mummy got a 2 days 1 night well deserved break in Montigo Resort with her secondary school mates. It was a great "weekend" and away from the hustle and bustle of the city and my kiddies...
Situated near NongsaPura Ferry Terminal in Batam, this is one of the two ferry routes from Singapore.
Route A takes you from HarbourFront Ferry Terminal to Sekupang Batam which is nearer to the "Batam city centre". If you would like to visit their shopping mall and go out walk walk, staying near hotel in Sekupang would be more ideal.
Route B takes you from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal to NongsaPura which has nicer view resort and guests usually likes to stay in just to enjoy the facilities and have bonding time with friends and family.
Montigo Resorts are one of the better ones around NongsaPura Ferry Terminal and all rooms have private pool so you could bask in the pool all day and all night long if you would like to.
The customer service is great and I went home sa…
So, today we are driving back to Perth to spend the last 3 nights of our trip... And we decide to visit a few places on our way back....
First stop: Bunbury Dolphin Discovery Centre. We checked online and found that this is their opening hours... The Centre is open daily (except 25th December) as follows:October to May: 8.00am – 4.00pmJune to September: 9.00am – 2.00pm
Feeling hopeful (cause we haven't manage to go on a few other attractions due to the bad weather), we drove to Bunbury which is an hour drive away. When we reached it is almost noon time and we were disappointed that no dolphin tour today due to the bad weather...We can still visit the discovery centre if we wanted to... there are some fishes in the tank and some video on the dolphin but we weren't really interested so decided to give it a miss. To avoid disappointment do give the centre a call before going down...Some additional information on the address, admission fees etc can be found here. So we ended up…