Lovely Staycation at Crowne Plaza Hotel Changi

Whenever you are in Terminal 3 of Singapore Changi Airport, you cannot miss passing by this pitch-dark passageway to Crowne Plaza Hotel and it sure looks quite intriguing from the outside. We only had the chance to stay at this ultra modern hotel during our 14th wedding anniversary last November 2015. Me and my husband had a staycation and we truly enjoyed our stay. The…

10 Practical Tips in Raising a Teen

It is happening! She wrapped her arms around me, looked in the mirror and blurted out feeling proud, “Mom, look, we are almost of the same height now!” She was speaking of the inevitable truth. My daughter has turned 13 and she is officially a teenager with puberty hormones on a speed lane. Aside from her…

4 Picture-Perfect Spots in California

In a short trip to California early this year, I had the chance to see four of the best tourist destinations and definitely picture-perfect spots in Sunny California. Check them out! 1. The Golden Gate Bridge Take a breath-taking view of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco’s skyline by crossing the bridge from the San Francisco side…

Promo Alert: Zingapore Zoo Ticket with Tram Ride

Kiasu Peeps!!! KKday, a leading e-commerce travel website in Taiwan is now in Singapore and they are running a flash sale for all my readers. Enjoy discounted admission day time rate at Singapore Zoo with Tram ride, simply use  the code: ‘BLOGGERSZOO‘ to get your tickets at $19.20 for adults (U.P. $33) and $13.44 (U.P. $22). Promo is…

Perfect Weekend Getaway: Turi Beach Resort, Batam

Sunshine. Beach. Nature. Everyone needs some time for relaxation, splurge if need be, once in a while. My husband and I have been breaking our backs working hard, my eldest has been pounding her books to win her exams, and my little munchkin is, well aside from actively playing more now, is fast learning her ABCs and 123s. It’s like everyone in the family…

Travel Blog Award: I am Richer!

I am always itching to explore new places and at the same time,  experience culture unknown to me and discover food unfamiliar to my taste. I always have this ever curious, free spirited, 18-year-old trapped in me no matter how old I become. I do not have to be insanely rich to travel. I just need to be smart in…

Fried Carrot Cake, Anyone?

Have you tried a fried carrot cake? No, I am not talking about the sweet sponge cake in cafes with fancy carrot toppers but the Chinese carrot cake otherwise known as chai tow kueh. I know it does sound weird why call it such when in fact it is fried not baked, and it gets all the more…

Chinatown Trip on Chinese New Year

There are 74.2% Chinese people living in Singapore, and with that big chunk in population, the local culture is definitely in many ways Chinese. You will surely know that it’s the season for celebration when you see beautifully decorated red lanterns in every street corner, mandarin orange or kumquat trees displayed in shopping malls, and…

Travel Must-Have: Printable Emergency Contacts Card

When traveling or residing overseas, especially with children in the family, it is important to know emergency contact numbers. Imagine if you lose your passport on a temple in Cambodia or your child suffered severe jellyfish sting on a beach in Phuket, you cannot simply rely that help is just around the corner. I also…