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Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore offers a comfortable fuss-free stay peppered with a dash of fun. Filled with the little touches and attentiveness, I felt like I was staying with my best friend! Staycation package starts from just SGD187++. Incredibly affordable and fun!
We’ve rounded up 10 all-inclusive family staycation packages for you! A relaxing staycation is what we need (and want), of course! After all, we’re not just looking for a place to stay, but a place where we can enjoy ourselves with great good and fun activities.
Useful travel packing hacks revealed! Learn how to best organise your luggage, how to avoid excess baggage fees and a few easy tricks to help you remember the little items you’re most likely to forget. Let’s pack lighter, smarter and faster now!
Sakura Matsuri, which means Cherry Blossom Festival, is now taking place at Gardens by the Bay from 16 March to 8 April 2018. During this period, visitors to the Flower Dome can experience the pretty pink blooms which captivate Japan during this time of the year.
We have awesome staycation ideas that you’ll for a short but sweet break, click HERE to view all!
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.
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 staycation is the BEST among all we’ve had to-date. Lavish room, family-friendly facilities, five-star service, sumptuous breakfast and world-class service.
Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas
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.
Bintan & Batam
Fancy a Bintan or Batam 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 love the overall kid-friendly vibe and relaxed lifestyle.
Check out our reviews on Bintan Lagoon Resort, Nirwana Gardens Bintan and Club Med Bintan, as well as Montigo Resorts.
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.
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 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!
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
Our itinerary on Day 6 afternoon: Namdaemun Market, Myeong-dong, Korean Ginseng Museum, Hanbok Photo-taking and JUMP Martial Arts Performance Show.
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.
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.
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.
Bangkok is not just about shopping. It has a lot of fun family-friendly attractions. From exciting theme parks and Chao Phraya river cruises, to outdoor attractions and beautiful shrines, there is something for every family. Check out our Bangkok with Kids Itinerary!
Our suggested Chiang Mai with Kids Itinerary from temple hopping to nature walk and historical places – Wat Doi Suthep, Doi Inthanon National Park. Chiang Mai is full of friendly locals, incredible food markets, dozens of beautiful temples, a relaxed vibe, and beautiful landscapes.
Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit is a 5-star hotel in the heart of Bangkok’s Sukhumvit Road. It is ideally located near the Asoke intersection (connects both Asoke BTS and MRT Sukhumvit), and is just diagonally opposite Terminal 21.
Movenpick Suriwongse Hotel is a 4-star hotel located in downtown Chiang Mai offering 266 well-decorated rooms and suites. It was re-opened on 7 November 2017 after a revamp and rebranded from Suriwongse Hotel Chiang Mai.
Here’s sharing our 10 days Thailand Bangkok Chiang Mai Itinerary, cost breakdown, tours, hotels and some useful travel tips. Our vacation in Thailand was nothing short of amazing, will definitely be back again soon!
After spending 3 days in paradise, all I can say is that Montigo Resorts has been truly spectacular in every way. It’s one of those places we’ll never ever forget. A perfect place for a relaxing and luxurious getaway from Singapore.
Montigo Resorts, Nongsa is an upscale beachfront resort in Batam famed for its Mediterranean stylings and all-white Santorini vibes. It also offers a wide variety of family-friendly activities.
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.
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 is a perfect family-friendly resort for a short getaway. A peaceful paradise with everything you could ever need for a fun vacation.
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!
Itinerary: Nanya Peculiar Stone, Golden Waterfall, Gold Ecological Park, Jiufen, Shifen, Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Taipei Zoo
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.
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.
Taichung Itinerary: Xinfeng Farm, Ah Liang’s Mushroom Garden, Lavender Cottage, Princess Annie’s Garden, Summit Resort, Carton King Creativity Park, Fengjia Night Market
8D7N Taiwan Free and Easy Itinerary to Taipei, Kaohsiung, Taichung, Cingjing, New Taipei City
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.
Here goes my Top Six Recommendations in Hong Kong Disneyland, along with some useful travel tips.
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.
We had a wonderful trip to Hong Kong Disneyland last weekend! I can’t think of a better way to start off my reviews!
One of the most beautiful high-teas I’ve ever had in my life… is at Main Street Corner Cafe in Hong Kong…
Okay, this will be my very last blog post about our recent HK trip. And it’s gonna be a long…
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!