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!
I have flew to TaoYuan International Airport a couple of times (either visiting Taipei and surrounding, Taipei plus TaiZhong or Taipei, Yilan and Hualien).
With Scoot's direct flight to KaoShiong Airport and the fact that I have not visited the Southern part of Taiwan yet, I figure it warrants a trip to explore this part of Taiwan which I have not yet visited.
A direct flight from Singapore to Kaoshiong took 4 hours and it definitely saves time compared to taking a flight to TaoYuan and change to High Speed Rail to Kaoshiong. In terms of price, it is much cheaper as well.
A quick search on internet shows that there is only two airlines that have direct SIN to KHH (Scoot and China Airline). Scoot operates three times a week and China Airline twice a week. HOTEL
These are the hotels we stayed during the trip. KAOSHIONG:Kindness Hotel Jhong Jhong
Price: SGD 80 per night for a double bedroom
Full review of the hotel: https://blessedlittletravelers.blogspot.sg/2017/07/hotel-review-…
During my trip to Kaoshiong over the June school holiday, one of the main reason I choose to scoot to Kaoshiong is to visit my idol's restaurant. I knew he opened a couple of restaurant but I didn't manage to find the exact location until I saw this video that was taken when he took part in I am Singer Season 4. From there I googled the name and found the place! Yay!!! Jeff Chang introducing his restaurant and antiques: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTZ7eWSIV8I
Check out the video and towards the second half, it is taken in the restaurant with Jeff Chang introducing his restaurant...
We hit the restaurant for lunch once we touched down at Kaoshiong airport....even before we checked in to the hotel...
I had already make reservation beforehand when I was in Singapore because I would like to sit at this particular area with the book shelves (my favourite part of the restaurant). The waiter gladly took down my request and reserved my seats for me.
Once we step into the restaura…
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…
How often does one step foot in Changi Airport and not catching a flight or picking someone up?
For those who are staying in the east of Singapore, some might just go to the airport and enjoy their facilities, had some food, play at the playground or even do some groceries shopping. I think I am a little outdated as I did not even know that Changi Airport has NTUC as well (and their prices are not more expensive that the rest of NTUC).
However, for someone like me who stay in the West, I hardly step foot at Changi Airport unless I am flying off someone or picking up someone. For me to take a MRT or drive to Changi Airport is a big commitment as it is not exactly near and there are so many nearby playground and shopping mall that I can enjoy within minutes from my house.
I hardly walk around the airport properly as I am usually rushing to catch a flight. It usually starts with a check in, then grab something to eat or drink while waiting for the plane. At most kids get to play a bit …
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 …
I would try to go out once in a while with ex-classmates and ex-colleague whenever I get a break from the kids---either when hubby volunteer to take care of them or when the kids had to stay back at school beyond lunch time.
I valued my "me" time cause I get to catch up with friends and also get to know what is happening with other friends as well....
Since dining outside normal "lunch" hours works for me and for my ex-colleague who is now working part time, we went and try out Arteastiq. Using the apps Eatigo, I found this amazing 50% off if we book at 11am. We actually dine there and chit chat till about 1pm, and the staff is really friendly. We got a nice seat at one of the corner, undisturbed and quaint. EATIGO.com
A little bit about the eatigo ... you can download it as an apps on your phone or book the restaurant via its URL.
Its not only available in Singapore, if you are staying or visiting Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Pattaya, Manila, Mumbai or Pune, …
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 …
DUBAIis a city not foreign to many... Many of us probably relate Dubai as a transit area when travelling to Europe on Emirates Airline. Another would relate Dubai as a rich city with oil everywhere and housed the famous 7 star hotel plus having the highest building in the world.
All this give a perception of EXPENSIVE when considering a vacation in Dubai or to extend a couple of days to explore this city during transit.
A study published on dailymail.co.uk in March 2016 rated Dubai as the most expensive tourist destination with New York city coming on second position.
Having been there myself, I beg to differ. I do not deny the fact that there are a lot of expensive options for accommodation and dining but they also offer a variety of affordable hotel and food. HOTEL
If you are looking to stay at Burj Al Arab (the famous 7 star hotel), a quick check on Booking.com at a random date will set you back SGD 2345 per night for 2 person.
However, for the usual Novotel, Shangri-la, Holiday …
Mummy's birthday is in end July but due to various circumstances, only manage to bring her out for her birthday treat in mid- September.
This year, we decided to go for a proper English Afternoon High Tea (it is the first time for both of us and the kiddies). After much research, I settled for The Landing Point at Fullerton Bay Hotel. Main reason is because the items are refillable, free flow coffee, free flow TWG tea, free flow hot/cold chocolate. Plus, kids below 6 years old eat for FREE! So, we only need to pay for 2 adults!
After asking a few people, walked through the underpass and a bit more, we finally reach the Fullerton Bay Hotel. Phew....
Loving the view from the restaurant. The weather is very nice today, great day for photo taking!
The staff politely explain to us about the menu and took our order for the drinks. We ordered a mocha and cappuccino to start with (after that we ordered some TWG tea and more mocha/cappuccino). Kids love the iced chocolate and ordered two…
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…