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We always make time to have FUN as a family. We believe that the best memories are created when families do FUN things together. Travel is our primary focus but Family Life allows us to explore other interesting ventures too, so expect the unexpected.

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LATEST POSTS

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.

Celebrating My Second Twenty Years Old: Thoughts & Emotions

Ah ha, my birthday is coming up… I’ll be celebrating my second twenty years old soon. And I was surprised by my own conflicting emotions towards turning 40.

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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

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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DESTINATIONS

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 affordable. Read our review on Somerset Medini.

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!

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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