Snow Wall Japan

The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is a destination worth visiting while in Japan.  The route passes through stunning landscapes of Mt Tateyama in the Japanese Alps.  The main attraction on this route was the snow wall, an attraction only... read more

Mama Beach Residence on Phi Phi Island

We found a fabulous place to stay on Phi Phi island that was about an hour’s ferry ride from Phuket or Krabi, Thailand. With a sweeping view of the Andaman Sea and a private beach right in front of our room,  our stay at Mama Beach Residence... read more

Phi Phi Island-hopping without the crowd

Krabi has over 150 islands, stunning limestone rock formations, clear emerald water and beautiful beaches like the ones on Phi Phi island, but many came and left these islands feeling utterly disappointed.  Who could blame them when throngs of tourists fill almost... read more

i-City Malaysia

i-City Malaysia is a family park which offers several attractions like Snowalk, Trick Art Museum, Red Carpet Wax Museum, Space Mission, Submarine, Waterworld and City of Digital Lights.  Located in Shah Alam, it takes about 30 minutes to drive to i-City from Kuala... read more

Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort

Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort is a beachfront resort located on Pantai Bagan Lalang which is about an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur and a 3-hour drive north of Singapore.  It features over-water villas that, together, form the shape of a palm tree. See the... read more

Angry Birds Activity Park Johor

Angry Birds Activity Park Johor Bahru, Malaysia is Southeast Asia’s first Angry Birds theme park.  Located on the third floor of the new Komtar Johor Bahru City Centre (JBCC), this 26,000 square feet indoor park offers fun activities for the whole family.  ... read more

Malacca – Exploring a World Heritage City

Malacca (also locally known as Melaka)  is one of the most fascinating cities in Malaysia.  Colonised by the Portuguese, Dutch and British for over 400 years over its strategic location for maritime trade, its rich history has earned itself the title of Unesco World... read more

Malacca Jonker Walk Night Market

The Jonker Walk Night Market is one of the top attractions to visit in Malacca. Every Friday and Saturday evenings, Jonker Street comes alive with a flurry of street stalls showcasing local food, clothing and a variety of souvenirs.  My family and I visited the night... read more

Melaka River Cruise

The Melaka River Cruise is a great way to spend an evening in Melaka (a.k.a. Malacca).  The 45-minute long cruise is available from 9am to 11:30pm and departs roughly every 30 minutes.  While the sights are easier to see during the day, the nice part about cruising in... read more

Wings of Time Show at Sentosa

The Wings of Time show at Sentosa is the latest night show that is available daily at 7.40pm and 8.40pm. The show, which cost $10m to produce, is set outdoors at Siloso Beach against the backdrop of the open sea. The 25-minute show tells a tale about two friends, a... read more

Gardens by the Bay – Orchid Extravaganza

Gardens by the Bay is having an Orchid Extravaganza from 16 August to 21 September 2014.   Gardens by the Bay – Flower Dome There were two areas in the Flower Dome with the orchid display.  The first was near the entrance where three tepees were adorned... read more

KidsSTOP Singapore Science Centre

KidsSTOP Singapore is the latest attraction specially for children between the ages of 2 to 8 years old.  Located at the Singapore Science Centre in Jurong,  KidsSTOP is about inspiring children to imagine, experience, discover and dream.   Imagine @ KidsSTOP The... read more

New York City – 10 things to do with kids in 48 hrs

New York City is a city that needs no introduction.  It is famous for so many things like Broadway, Wall Street, Statue of Liberty, and the Empire States Building.  I planned the trip to include places that my kids would be familiar with like the Central Park Zoo from... read more

Disney Hollywood Studios

Disney Hollywood Studios is a theme park in Orlando, Florida that is well worth a visit.  With the Backlot tour,  Extreme stunt show, and the delightful Fantasmic show, my family thoroughly enjoyed ourselves despite the hot weather.  We were lucky to see a Star Wars... read more

Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands in Pahang is the biggest and arguably the best highland resort in Malaysia.  Popular amongst both locals and tourists, it provides a cool respite from the sweltering heat of the lowlands.    The sprawling lush valleys about the size Singapore has... read more

Cameron Highlands Butterfly Farm

The Cameron Highlands Butterfly Farm is located near Kea Farm and has a large enclosure with hundreds of butterflies fluttering freely. There is a variety of butterflies each with stunning-looking wings.  Here are eight of my favourites.   My daughter was happily... read more

2 Degree Ice Art @ Marina Bay

There’s a place in Singapore with a temperature below freezing point and that is at the 2 Degree Ice Art exhibition.  Located at the Marina Bay area, the 2 Degree Ice Art is the largest ice sculpture exhibition in Singapore. The 2 Degree Ice Art  features ice... read more

Cameron Highlands Strawberries

Cameron Highlands in Malaysia, is famous for two things – tea and strawberries.  It’s hard to walk around Cameron Highlands without seeing strawberries. From strawberry milk shakes, strawberry ice cream, strawberry cakes, strawberry cushions, strawberry... read more

Camping on East Coast Beach

Have you ever tried camping by the beach?  My family and I decided to go camping on East Coast Beach in Singapore during the Chinese New Year holiday when prices of flights and hotels go sky high.    We got to stay overnight with a full view of the sea, and we... read more

Batam Holiday Inn Resort Getaway

Batam is the nearest Indonesian island to Singapore that is accessible by a 30-minute ferry ride from Singapore.  My family stayed at the Batam Holiday Inn Resort for a quick getaway to recharge and unwind. We got there from a ferry at Harbourfront Singapore to the... read more