Holiday Moments

Learn Skiing in Niseko – Journey of a Beginner Skier – Parents Article

“I like Coach Iku…she stayed with me to help me and makes sure that I learn.” Just like that, Buddy, all 5 years old of him, summarized his ski experience at Hanazono as we were having dinner on our final night in Niseko.  It’s obvious that this has been on his mind. We enrolled our kids, Buddy and Dana in the children’s ski programme at Niseko International Ski School (NISS) in Dec 2019.  Our cautious little guy is not as…

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Skiing with NISS – Diary of a Ski Girl – Parents Article

When we first started our daughter Dana in skiing 4 years ago in 2015, we had no idea she would come this far.  After all, coming from sunny Singapore, our kids only get a chance to ski once a year perhaps (if we can afford a trip to a snowy country that year). However, we were pleasantly surprised. What started out as a recreational activity for our daughter then has turned out to be a sport she has taken to…

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Royal Caribbean Cruise – Parents Article

Spice of SouthEast Asia 6D5N Cruise Photo credit: Royal Caribbean International13 countries but no cruise!? This cruise is truly something to remember for the following right reasons! Our very first cruise! : It’s hard to believe that despite having travelled 13 countries stretching from Australia to Iceland and to US, Japan, Scandinavia with our kids, we have NEVER BEEN ON A CRUISE! I guess this is in part due to our ‘less than desired’ experiences taking overnight ferries in Europe.…

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Jazz Hotel Penang, Malaysia – A Review – Parents Article

Penang is one of our favorite regional destinations.  Aside from being my hubby David’s hometown, Penang has many unique experiences to offer families apart from its famous hawker fare. In this recent September trip back, we wanted to stay in the city for a change instead of the usual beachfront Batu Ferringhi area as I was keen to do some ‘café-hopping’. However, hotels downtown are not only costlier and few are big enough to fit a family of 5 (the…

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Village Hotel at Sentosa – A Review – Parents Article

Our fantastic staycay at the Village Hotel at Sentosa! The ‘Good Dilemma’ We are in trouble! We are about 1 hour away from our check-out time and the kids are still refusing to leave the Adventure Pool. Honestly, my hubby and I too, were thinking of sneaking back to the adult-only Pamukkale Pool for another round of couple-soak at the Jacuzzi and we have not ready to check-out yet. Welcome to Village Hotel at Sentosa, the latest (and only by…

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DoubleTree Resort by Hilton, Penang Review – Parents Article

Regret… kind of… My hubby and I seldom feel like this but we leave this hotel with a slight tinge of regret. “A what Museum?” One of the regrets was that we did not spend enough time at the TeddyVille Museum. Honestly, David and I had trouble trying to prioritize the things we wanted to do on this jaunt of a trip back to Penang, his hometown. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJMAZxOJb_Y?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&start=3&wmode=transparent&w=640&h=360] Watch highlights of our stay here. TeddyVille Museum For a start,…

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Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore by Shangri-La – Parents Article

We have stayed in many city hotels during our travels, be it in New York, Japan, Bangkok or Taiwan. Those that offer conveniences of accessibility in the city often have rooms that are smaller, with limited or no views. Here are some surprises, from a hotel right in the heart of our very own Orchard road – Hotel Jen Orchardgateway – that will take your breath away! 1) Customer Centricity The check-in process was unhurried, welcoming and informal.  Within the…

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