The goal of our family holiday is to have fun, to bond and to reconnect as a family. These are our favourite places to travel based on our personal experiences. As we evaluate more hotels and destinations for family-friendliness, this list will evolve throughout the process. We hope to inspire and provide you with ideas for travel this year or next. Please remember to bookmark this page. You can click on the shortcuts below to bring you to the specific country. 🙂

Thailand | Japan | South Korea | Taiwan | Indonesia | Australia | Malaysia | Hong Kong | Philippines | Singapore | Cruise



Thailand has always been our favourite travel destination. It is wallet-friendly, easy to travel around and full of great food. There are also many attractions that are perfect for families. Good hotels and restaurants are available in major areas and with very reasonable prices. We’ve travelled to many parts of Thailand – Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Pattaya and Phuket.


10 Days in Thailand Bangkok Chiang Mai Itinerary & Trip Report – Dec 2017
Chiang Mai with Kids Itinerary – Wat Doi Suthep, Wat Chedi Luang, Doi Inthanon National Park, Chiang Rai White Temple, Golden Triangle
Bangkok with Kids Itinerary – SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, ASIATIQUE The Riverfront, Safari World, Chao Phraya River Cruise, Grand Palace


Mövenpick Suriwongse Hotel Chiang Mai – Dec 2017
Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit – Dec 2017
Pullman Bangkok King Power – Jun 2018
Holiday Inn Resort Phuket, Part II – Oct 2019


Swiss Sheep Farm, Pattaya – Mar 2017
Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, Pattaya – Mar 2017
Shangri-La Horizon Dinner Cruise, Bangkok – Jun 2018
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market – Jun 2018
Maeklong Railway Market – Jun 2018
Chocolate Ville, Bangkok – Jun 2018
Kanchanaburi Bridge over the River Kwai – Jun 2018



Not only the beautiful sights and the traditional culture, but there are many amazing things about Japan that fascinate us so much. Politeness, safety, cleanliness, convenience, technology and even the toilet! Haha! It’s also a country where historical/traditional and high-tech/modern can co-exist. We’ve been to Hokkaido (winter & summer), Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka.


10 Days Hokkaido Free And Easy Winter Vacation – Initial Planning
 Hokkaido Dec’18 10D9N Winter DIY Itinerary
Sapporo with Kids: 10 Must-Visit Attractions In Sapporo, Hokkaido
One Day in Otaru: Otaru Aquarium, Otaru Canal, Music Box Museum
Hokkaido Travel Tips: Public Transport in Hokkaido
11 Days Hokkaido Free and Easy Summer Vacation – Initial Planning


Ibis Styles Sapporo Hotel – Dec 2018
Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU – Dec 2018
Hotel Mahoroba, Noboribetsu – Jun 2019


Day 1: Tokyo City Tour & Sanrio Puroland – Jun 2014
Day 2: Tokyo Disneyland – Jun 2014
Hokkaido Trip Day 1: Singapore to Sapporo via Thai Airways, Check-in Hakodate Kokusai Hotel
Hokkaido Trip Day 2: Mount Hakodate, Morning Market, Fort Goryokaku
Hokkaido Trip Day 3: Hotel Mahoroba – A Must for Onsen Enthusiasts
Hokkaido Trip Day 4: Noboribetsu Marine Park NIXE & Jigokudani
Hokkaido Trip Day 7: Lake Shikotsu, Lake Toya, Usuzan Ropeway, Mount Showa-Shinzan
Hokkaido Trip Day 8: Farm Tomita, New Furano Prince Hotel, Ningle Terrace, Shikisai-no-oka
Hokkaido Trip Day 9: Asahiyama Zoo, Shirogane Blue Pond, Shirahige Falls..


South Korea

South Korea is a very beautiful country; it’s a wonderful mix of bustling, modern cities and calm, picturesque countryside. To start off, my favourite part is definitely K-dramas! We made our first visit in June 2016 through a travel agency and spent 9 days during summer. We visited Jeju Island (super loved it!), Seoul and Yong Pyong. Our second free and easy visit was in winter Dec 2019.


9 Days All In Korea Deluxe Tour by Hong Thai Travel – Jun 2016
Top Ten Family-Friendly Ski Resorts in Korea
Seoul Winter Free and Easy Itinerary – Initial Planning
Trip Report: DIY 9-Day Korea Winter Itinerary – Dec 2019

Hotel & Resort:

Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun Hotels and Residences – Dec 2019
Vivaldi Park Ski World – Dec 2019


Summer 2016

Day 1 & 2: Descendants of the Sun Special Exhibition at Doota Duty Free Store, Dongdaemun & Jeju Island
Day 3: Mesmerizing Jeju Island (Part 1)
Day 3: Mesmerizing Jeju Island (Part 2)
Day 4: Everland & Yong Pyong All Seasons Resort
Day 5 (Morning): Gondola at YongPyong All Seasons Resort
Day 5 (Noon): Mount Sorak National Park & Hanwha Waterpia Hotspring Resort
Day 6 (Part 1): Nami Island – Namiseom
Day 6 (Part 2): Namdaemun Market, Myeong-dong & Korean Ginseng Museum
Day 7: Lotte World Adventure, Seoul
Day 8 & 9: War Memorial of Korea, Children’s Grand Park & Mapo Market

Winter 2019

Vivaldi Park Snowy Land
Nami Island, Petite France & Gangchon Rail Bike Day Tour from Seoul by SA Tours / Klook



Taiwan is a great holiday destination for families. We spent a week in Taiwan, and it left us wanting more. We visited Taipei, Kaohsiung, Taichung and Cing Jing. Taiwan is a beautiful country with an excellent transportation system, rich in Chinese culture, amazing attractions and diverse local cuisines. The ease of getting around is an added bonus too! 👍


8D7N Taiwan Summer Vacation Itinerary – Jun 2015


Day 1: Taipei, Xinbeitou Hot Spring
Day 2: Kaohsiung E-DA World via High Speed Rail
Day 3: Kaohsiung E-DA Theme Park and Taichung Fengjia Night Market
Day 4: Taichung City Tour
Day 5: Taichung to Cing Jing
Day 6: Cing Jing to Taipei
Day 7: New Taipei City & Taipei



Indonesia, one of Singapore’s closest neighbours, is a fantastic country to visit. From the popular beaches of Bali to the tropical paradise of Bintan Island, the volcanoes of Lombok to the big cities of Java, there are so many different places and attractions to visit. The country has over 13,000 islands! There’s definitely one that suits you. Check out these resorts that we’ve visited in Indonesia. 🙂


Club Med Bintan – Nov 2014
Bintan Lagoon Resort Part I | Part II – Nov 2016
Nirwana Gardens – Dec 2016
Bintan Mangrove Discovery Tour – Dec 2016
Radisson Golf & Convention Center Batam – Nov 2017
Montigo Resorts, Nongsa – Dec 2017.



Malaysia, my birth country, is definitely my choice for a quick getaway. It is 💯 very easy to travel around Malaysia. There are many budget airlines flying to Malaysia daily, thus it’s very affordable to travel to this country. There is also a great cultural mix, lots of yummy food (very cheap too!) and many family-friendly activities to do.


Cameron Highlands – May 2011
Genting Highlands – Oct 2011
Colmar Tropicale, Strawberry Farm & Animal Park – Jun 2012
LEGOLAND Theme Park – Nov 2012
LEGOLAND Theme Park & Water Park – Sep 2014
Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park (Sanrio Hello Kitty Town & The Little Big Club) – Sep 2015
Angry Birds Activity Park – Dec 2015
KidZania Kuala Lumpur – Jan 2016
Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park (Sanrio Hello Kitty Town & Thomas Town) – Jul 2017
The TOP Komtar Penang – Oct 2018

Hotels & Resorts:

LEGOLAND Hotel – Dec 2013
Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour – Sep 2015
The Haven Resort Hotel Ipoh – Jun 2017
Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour (Hello Kitty Themed Room) – Jul 2017
Somerset Medini Iskandar Puteri – Oct 2017
LEGOLAND Malaysia Brick-or-Treat – Oct 2017
Sand & Sandals Desaru Resort and Spa – Dec 2017


4D3N Ipoh Suggested Itinerary for Families


Hong Kong

I love Hong Kong! Haha! 😆 This was the first country we brought Edison for vacation when he was 3+ years old – it’s very baby-friendly. Hong Kong has been named the world’s most visited city. It’s also a good choice for luxury shopping with a lot more to offer other than mouth-watering dim sum and an impressive skyline.

Hotels & Attractions:

Hong Kong Disneyland – Mar 2011
Hong Kong Ocean Park – Mar 2011
All About Hong Kong – Mar 2011
Hong Kong Disneyland – Sep 2012
Recommendations & Travel Tips to Hong Kong Disneyland – Sep 2012.



From hot springs, scenic Mount Pinatubo and its crater lake to adventure parks, heritage sites, duty-free shopping and hot air balloons, we definitely knocked ourselves out with a magnificent time in Clark, Philippines. 🤩


5 Days in Clark, Subic and Bataan – Itinerary for First Timers


Puning Hot Spring, Angeles City – Sep 2018
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, Bataan – Sep 2018



The choices for travelling Australia are as diverse as the country itself. I’ve only been to Perth, Brisbane and Gold Coast. In 2013, we traveled as a family to Gold Coast for a week and we had so much fun. Even grown-ups like me can have a little make-believe fun at theme parks such as Dreamworld. Its natural beauty, relaxed lifestyle and strong, vibrant and connected community makes it a perfect family holiday destination.


Tangalooma Island Resort – Sep 2013
Gold Coast – Sep 2013



Cruising is our absolute favourite family holiday! We’ve been on-board SuperStar Virgo twice in 2010 and 2012. In 2017, we embarked on an 8-day cruise on Royal Caribbean. Edison was always entertained, happy and I’ve never once heard “I’m bored”.

4D3N Cruise on SuperStar Virgo to Penang and Phuket – Jan 2010
4D3N Cruise on SuperStar Virgo to Phuket and Langkawi – Aug 2012
8D7N Cruise on Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas – Mar 2017
Mariner of the Seas Review
Mariner of the Seas Virtual Tour



Need a quick break? 😉 Luxury hotels are a nice way to relax, but boutique hotels can provide an equally comfortable nest for you to unwind with their unique themes. So, here is a list of staycation ideas to share with you.

Staycation at RWS Festive Hotel – Sep 2011
Staycation at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa – Jun 2013
Grand Park City Hall – Jul 2014
Birthday Staycation at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort Part 1 | Part 2 – Sep 2014
Civil Service Club @ Changi – Sep 2015
D’Resort @ Downtown East – Oct 2015
Hotel Jen Orchardgateway – Dec 2015
Shangri-La Hotel Singapore – Feb 2016
Village Hotel Katong – Apr 2017
Furama RiverFront Hotel – Jul 2017
D’Resort @ Downtown East (Rainforest Premier Suite) – Aug 2017
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium – Sep 2017
The Fullerton Hotel – Sep 2017
Park Hotel Farrer Park – Oct 2017
Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy – Nov 2017
YOTEL Singapore – Nov 2017
Hotel Jen Tanglin – Apr 2018
ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove – Jul 2018
Orchard Rendezvous Hotel – Dec 2018
Sofitel Singapore City Centre – Mar 2020
Shangri-La Hotel Singapore (Garden Wing) – Sep 2020
Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, Riverview – Nov 2020