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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Lake Shikotsu, Lake Toya, Usuzan Ropeway, Mount Showa-Shinzan – Parents Article

You thought I’m done writing about Hokkaido didn’t you? 😆 Well, this will be the last post before I close this chapter, and I saved the BEST for last. Hahah! What do I have today? Two beautiful lakes in Central Hokkaido – Lake Shikotsu and Lake Toya. We also went up Usuzan Ropeway and the view from the top of the mountain was breathtaking! 😍 Truth be told, I had low expectations when I booked this tour (it was V’s…

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Asahiyama Zoo, Shirogane Blue Pond, Shirahige Falls – Parents Article

Among all the local tours that we’ve joined in Hokkaido, this one checked all the boxes for a good time – organized with ample time for each attraction, buffet lunch included, clean and comfortable coach to sit on, bilingual tour guide and sufficient toilet breaks (important for kids LOL). The tour covers 3 famous attractions – Asahiyama Zoo, Shirogane Blue Pond and Shirahige Falls, perfect for those who don’t drive. This is also one of the most popular tours on…

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11 Days Hokkaido Free and Easy Summer Vacation – Parents Article

Shortly after we returned from our Hokkaido winter vacation, I came across a sweet deal from Thai Airways offering flight tickets from SIN – CTS at half the price I paid for our winter vacation. Seriously, it’s HALF price! So irresistible isn’t it? 😍 I went back and forth on whether I should book for our June holiday. PSLE is just 3 months away, so it seems a bit reckless, plus there will be compulsory supplementary lessons during the holiday.…

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Hokkaido Travel Tips: Public Transport in Hokkaido – Parents Article

People often talk about their Hokkaido trip, but when they do, it isn’t always about useful travel tips or things you should know before traveling there such as public transport in Hokkaido. When I headed off to Hokkaido for the first-time, there were a few things I wish I had known before setting off. I spent a lot of time on itinerary planning, but I missed out on some important things like how to take a public transport in Hokkaido,…

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Otaru Aquarium, Otaru Canal, Music Box Museum – Parents Article

Otaru is a pleasant harbour city near Sapporo that is famous for its fresh seafood, winter snow lantern festival, well-preserved canal and historical townscape. Just half an hour away from Sapporo by train, it has the perfect size to explore in a day. Thus, many tourists regard Otaru as a day trip destination from Sapporo. We purchased the discount tickets from JR Hokkaido that includes a round-trip JR ticket from Sapporo Station, a round-trip bus ticket and a voucher for…

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