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We always make time to have FUN as a family. We believe that the best memories are created when families TRAVEL together. On this site, you’ll find useful information to help you decide where to go, destination guides and tips with the best attractions and places to stay. We want to help you travel easier, smarter and better with kids! 

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Latest Posts

Sand & Sandals Desaru Resort and Spa: Family-Friendly Resort in Desaru

Sand & Sandals Desaru Resort and Spa is a beautiful resort located in the heart of Desaru, Johor. It provides an ultimate gateway for romantic couple retreat and family-friendly vacation.

Radisson Golf and Convention Center Batam 3D2N Fun Getaway

Radisson Golf and Convention Center Batam brings together luxe comfort and family-friendly fun. Find out what you can expect from this new and beautiful hotel in Batam.

Staycation at YOTEL Singapore, Asia’s First YOTEL

YOTEL Singapore, the first YOTEL in Asia, opened its doors on 1 Oct 2017. With a wide variety of cabins from Premium Queen to VIP View Suite, there is something to suit every budget.

Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy Business Suite Staycation

Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy is an Accor hotel located in the historic East Coast region. Our staycation in the spacious Business Suite was fantastic. Good food and excellent service.

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Featured Posts

Wegener’s Granulomatosis: The Enemy within That is Difficult to Defeat

How do you fight an illness that makes your own body destroy itself? This is my long fight with Wegener’s Granulomatosis.

Absolute Slimming Review: How I Lost 4.2kg in 25 Days (No Weight Rebound)

In just 25 days, I lost 4.2kg & 4.5cm off my waist! This treatment doesn’t involve hunger, exercise or pills. All-natural & sustainable!

Our Little Smarties Welcomes You for a Home Tour

We’ve moved into our new home for two months now, and it’s about time I get down to do a home tour post. Hope you’ll enjoy my home tour!

Staycation

We have awesome staycation ideas that you’ll  for a short but sweet break, click HERE to view all!

Park Hotel Farrer Park Staycation Review: Premier Loft Room

We had an enjoyable staycation at the new Park Hotel Farrer Park. Stayed in a Premier Loft Room, we super loved the unique duplex layout, refined interior and spaciousness.

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore: Fullerton Family Package Staycation Review

The Fullerton Hotel staycation is the BEST among all we’ve had to-date. Lavish room, family-friendly facilities, five-star service, sumptuous breakfast buffet and world-class service.

Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium Famtastic Weekend Staycation Review

Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium Famtastic Weekend Staycation Package is an ideal choice for staycation for families that offers great service and value for money with many kids activities.

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Featured Trips

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Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas (March 2017)

We indulged in an 8D7N cruise on Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas from Singapore to Laem Chabang (Thailand) and Phu My (Ho Chi Minh Vietnam).
Want to know more about the cruise ship? You’ll find all the information you need about Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas, including our review and a virtual tour.

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Bintan (December 2016)

Fancy a Bintan getaway with your family without burning a hole in your wallet? There are plenty of family-friendly resorts that are perfect for a short getaway.
We’ve been here thrice, love the overall kid-friendly vibe.

Check out our reviews on Bintan Lagoon Resort, Nirwana Gardens Bintan and Club Med Bintan, as well as our first Mangrove Discovery Tour.

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South Korea (June 2016)

This is one of my favourite trips! Korea is totally amazing, especially for a die-hard K-drama fan like me. We joined the 9 Days All In Korea Deluxe Tour by Hong Thai Travel. Highly recommend it!

We went to Jeju Island (highlight of the trip), Everland, Lotte World, Hanwha Waterpia Hotspring, Nami Island and lots of shopping in Seoul. Will certainly be back again, next time will be free and easy tour for us.

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Destination Guides

Sand & Sandals Desaru Resort and Spa: Family-Friendly Resort in Desaru

Sand & Sandals Desaru Resort and Spa is a beautiful resort located in the heart of Desaru, Johor. It provides an ultimate gateway for romantic couple retreat and family-friendly vacation.

LEGOLAND Malaysia Halloween Brick-or-Treat 2017

LEGOLAND Brick-or-Treat is an annual spooktacular family-friendly Halloween event that takes place from 6 to 29 October 2017. Kids 3-11 years old in full Halloween costumes enter FREE!

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Somerset Medini Iskandar Puteri: Serviced Apartment near LEGOLAND

Somerset Medini Iskandar Puteri is a serviced apartment less 10 mins walk from LEGOLAND. Family-friendly and spacious, it’s the best choice for a budget-friendly accommodation near LEGOLAND.

Sanrio Hello Kitty Town & Thomas Town at Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park

Indoor theme park is always a good idea when you want your kids to have fun. Sanrio Hello Kitty Town & Thomas Town at Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park is a perfect choice!

Take Me to Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour Hello Kitty Themed Room

Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour Hello Kitty themed room completes my Hello Kitty experience with awesome cuteness. Read my review and find out more about the 12 unique themed rooms.

The Haven Resort Hotel, Ipoh – All Suites: Family-Friendly Luxury Resort

The Haven Resort Hotel Ipoh is an award-winning 5-star luxury resort hotel in Ipoh, set naturally by limestone hills, forests and lake. It’s quickly gaining fame as a family-friendly resort.

Cuisines Restaurant at The Haven Resort Hotel Ipoh

During our stay at The Haven Resort Hotel Ipoh, we dined at Cuisines Restaurant several times. Located at the clubhouse,…

KidZania Singapore Opening in April 2016

KidZania Singapore is opening in April 2016 at Palawan Beach, Sentosa. Read our review on KidZania Singapore.

Angry Birds Activity Park Johor Bahru @ KOMTAR JBCC

The best thing about Angry Birds Activity Park is its location. Just a short walk from JB customs, this is an awesome indoor activity park that will keep your little ones occupied for hours!

Korea Day 8 & 9: War Memorial of Korea, Children’s Grand Park & Mapo Market

Seoul is easy to get around using the subway. Station names are in English & very foreigner-friendly. We visited Children’s Grand Park Seoul & War Memorial of Korea.

Korea Day 7: Lotte World Seoul

Lotte World Seoul is divided into an indoor Adventure theme and an outdoor Magic Island, next to Seokchonhosu Lake. Lotte World is the largest indoor theme park in the world.

Korea Day 6 (Part 2): Namdaemun Market & Myeong-dong

Our itinerary on Day 6 afternoon: Namdaemun Market, Myeong-dong, Korean Ginseng Museum, Hanbok Photo-taking and JUMP Martial Arts Performance Show.

Korea Day 6 (Part 1): Nami Island – Namiseom

Nami Island, also known as Namiseom, is a tiny half-moon shaped island located in Chuncheon, 63km away from Seoul. The island is famous for its beautiful tree lined roads and stunning scenery. It was made famous by Korean drama Winter Sonata.

Korea Day 5 (Noon): Mount Sorak National Park & Hanwha Waterpia Hotspring Resort

Day 5 of our Korea trip was fun as we went up the gondola at YongPyong All Seasons Resort, visited Mount Sorak National Park and Hanwha Waterpia Hotspring.

Korea Day 5 (Morning): Gondola at YongPyong All Seasons Resort

YongPyong (Dragon Valley) Resort is one of the biggest ski resorts in South Korea. There is a lot of mountains to enjoy with beautiful natural landscapes. It’s also a popular tourist spot attracting Winter Sonata’s fans all year round.

Korea Day 4: Everland & Yong Pyong All Seasons Resort

On Day 4 of our Korea vacation, we visited Everland – world’s seventh largest outdoor amusement park and stayed at Yong Pyong All Seasons Resort.

Korea Day 3: Mesmerizing Jeju Island (Part 2)

We visited Seongeup Folk Village, Seongsan Sunrise Peak (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Dragon Head Rock, and tried the delicious black pork BBQ for lunch.

Korea Day 3: Mesmerizing Jeju Island (Part 1)

Itinerary for Jeju Island: O’Sulloc Green Tea Museum, Glass Castle, Hello Kitty Island, Seongeup Folk Village, Songan Sunrise Peaks, Dragon Head Rock

Taiwan Day 7 & 8 – New Taipei City

Itinerary: Nanya Peculiar Stone, Golden Waterfall, Gold Ecological Park, Jiufen, Shifen, Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Taipei Zoo

Taiwan Day 6 – Cing Jing to Taipei

We visited the famous Feeling 18C, Hand Made Chocolate at Puli and continued our journey to Taipei. We stayed at Simple Plus Hotel in Taipei.

Taiwan Day 5 – Taichung to Cing Jing

On Day 5 of our Taiwan trip last year, we visited Puli King Garden, The Old England, Green Green Grassland, Guangxing Paper Mill and stayed at Dreamtown Minsu.

Taiwan Day 4 – Taichung City Tour

Taichung Itinerary: Xinfeng Farm, Ah Liang’s Mushroom Garden, Lavender Cottage, Princess Annie’s Garden, Summit Resort, Carton King Creativity Park, Fengjia Night Market

Taiwan Free and Easy Itinerary – June 2015 Summer Vacation (8D7N)

8D7N Taiwan Free and Easy Itinerary to Taipei, Kaohsiung, Taichung, Cingjing, New Taipei City

Taiwan Day 3 – Kaohsiung E-DA Theme Park & Taichung Fengjia Night Market

Summer in Taiwan is extremely hot, temperature in Kaohsiung was 37 deg C. Thankfully, E-DA Theme Park has a huge indoor play area that gives us so much fun and away from the heat.

Taiwan Day 2 – Kaohsiung E-DA World via High Speed Rail

Day 2 of our Taiwan summer vacation was certainly better than Day 1 – mainly because we managed to recover…

Taiwan Day 1 – Taipei, Beitou Hot Spring Resort

Truth be told, travel post is the hardest to write because it’s very time-consuming with lots of photos to edit…

Radisson Golf and Convention Center Batam 3D2N Fun Getaway

Radisson Golf and Convention Center Batam brings together luxe comfort and family-friendly fun. Find out what you can expect from this new and beautiful hotel in Batam.

Bintan Mangrove Discovery Tour by Bintan Resorts

Here’s our first nature excursion in Bintan – Mangrove Discovery Tour. It was quite exciting. We spotted wildlife such as snakes, monkey & monitor lizards.

Nirwana Gardens Bintan: Review & Recommendations

Nirwana Gardens Bintan is a perfect family-friendly resort for a short getaway. A peaceful paradise with everything you could ever need for a fun vacation.

Ultimate Bintan Getaway to Bintan Lagoon Resort (Part 2)

Fancy a Bintan weekend getaway with your family without burning a hole in your wallet? Then you should plan a trip down to Bintan Lagoon Resort. Check out our review here!

Ultimate Bintan Getaway to Bintan Lagoon Resort (Part 1)

I’m a huge fan of weekend short trips close to home to recharge myself. That being said, I always feel…

10 Reasons Why We Love Club Med Bintan

Club Med has always been on my dream vacation list for a while. I want to experience how it’s like…

Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, Pattaya

Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden is a 500-acre botanical garden in Pattaya that is famed for its themed gardens.

Swiss Sheep Farm Pattaya Thailand

Swiss Sheep Farm Pattaya is a combination of pseudo-European sightseeing attraction and animal farm. Everything is done SO beautifully, clean and well-maintained.

Hong Kong Disneyland – Recommendations & Travel Tips

Here goes my Top Six Recommendations in Hong Kong Disneyland, along with some useful travel tips.

Hong Kong Disneyland – Attractions & Hotel: Part 2

Part 1: Reviews on the two latest attractions – Toy Story Land and Grizzly Gulch, the amazing Flights of Fantasy parade and Festival of the Lion King show.

Hong Kong Disneyland: Attractions and Food Part 1

We had a wonderful trip to Hong Kong Disneyland last weekend! I can’t think of a better way to start off my reviews!

High Tea at HK Disneyland

One of the most beautiful high-teas I’ve ever had in my life…  is at Main Street Corner Cafe in Hong Kong…

Hong Kong – Part 5: Ocean Park

Okay, this will be my very last blog post about our recent HK trip. And it’s gonna be a long…

Hong Kong – Part 4: Mongkok Ladies Market

I’ve heard of Mongkok many times in those Cantonese dramas that I watched since young. In Cantonese, Mongkok means “busy…

Hong Kong – Part 3: The Peak

It’s Day 3! Our plan is to visit Hong Kong’s most famous scenic spot – The Peak! To get to…

Hong Kong – Part 2: Ngong Ping 360

On Day 2 of our trip, we visited Ngong Ping 360 – one of Hong Kong’s must see attractions in…

Tips to Share About HK Disneyland

I first visited Tokyo Disneyland in year 2007 with V. That time, I was still pregnant with Little Edison. Initially…

Hong Kong – Part 1: Disneyland

Finally, I managed to sort out the 900+ photos that we’ve taken in Hong Kong and started writing about our…

Fun Things We Did in Gold Coast

Gold Coast is known for many fun things. From walking along the gorgeous beaches, watching the whales, going on a hot air balloon and exploring the wild life to having fun at the theme parks!

Tangalooma Island Resort – Food & Travel Tips

This post is all about the yummy food that we had at Tangalooma Island Resort and some useful travel tips. Yum, yum, yum, here we go!

Activities at Tangalooma Island Resort

There are over 70 different activities to choose from while staying at Tangalooma Island Resort. From whale-watching and dolphin-feeding to sand tobogganing, quad biking and scenic helicopter flight.

Tangalooma Island Resort – Getting Here and Accommodation

Our trip started at Tangalooma Island Resort – a very beautiful resort surrounded by pristine waters and untouched National Parks.

Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas Virtual Tour & Review

We will bring you on a deck by deck virtual tour on Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas. Let’s go on a virtual tour now!

Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas Review

We indulged in a long cruise with Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas 8D7N to Thailand and Vietnam. Read our Mariner of the Seas review here.

SuperStar Virgo Phuket–Langkawi Cruise: Part 3 and Last

As usual, I’ll start this post with a beautiful ocean view from our balcony. As I listen to the ocean waves in the early morning, there’s a subtlety of sound that inspires inner peace.

SuperStar Virgo Phuket–Langkawi Cruise:Part 2

On Day 2, after having a hearty breakfast at Bella Vista, we decided to go for a golf game. We rented the golf equipments from the Activity Centre (it’s free-of-charge) and head to the Sports Deck at Deck 13.

SuperStar Virgo Phuket–Langkawi Cruise: Part 1

Two years ago, we went for the 4D3N cruise to Penang – Phuket. This time, our itinerary was just slightly different. We went for the 4D3N cruise to Phuket – Langkawi. I can still remember the gourmet meals and impeccable service on-board that we had during our last trip, and we hope to experience it again.

I’m Back!

I’m back from my cruise vacation. Fully recharged now, as I ate and slept very well for the past four days. I’m still sorting out our photos. Will be sharing the details of our trip later this week.

Going on a Cruise Vacation!

Going on a cruise vacation is exciting, adventurous and calming, which is why it is so popular among Singaporeans. A cruise vacation can serve as a perfect escape, and taking a cruise is also a perfect way to see the world in a leisurely manner.

Cruise – Day Four

It was the last day of our cruise vacation. Basically, it was an eat-sleep-relax day for us. Nothing planned for this day, no shore excursion as we were expected to reach Singapore at 7pm.

Cruise – Day Three

As we woke up at 9am, we were already at Phuket Island! The cruise arrived Phuket at 8am and most of the cruisers who joined the land tours have disembarked at 8:30am.

Japan Day 2: Tokyo Disneyland

Today was supposed to be the most exciting day of our trip because we will be going to the happiest place on earth – yes, the Disneyland!

Japan Day 1: Tokyo City Tour & Sanrio Puroland

Our first destination was Senso-ji Temple (Asakusa Kannon Temple). It is one of Tokyo’s most colourful and popular temples.