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Scenic Railay Beach, Krabi

We had a fantastic time at Railay Beach during our trip to Krabi last week, and the weather was really balmy and pleasant. So we were shocked to hear that the weather has drastically changed, and thunderstorms resulted in severe floods this week in southern Thailand, that has led to loss of life. Our hearts go out to the Thai people. Tourism… Read more →

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Enjoying Krabi from their brand new Holiday Inn Express

During our recent getaway from Singapore, we had a short stay at the brand new Holiday Inn Express Krabi, latest baby of the hotel chain’s, which officially opened only on 28 Nov 2016! Great Location Well-located just across the Ao Nang beachfront, it is a mere stone’s throw away from sister hotel Holiday Inn Resort Krabi. The three minute walk between… Read more →

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Merry Medley at the Christmas Wonderland in Gardens by the Bay

Merry Medley When you first enter Merry Medley at the Flower Dome, this glorious sight greets you from the balcony. I brought my mum there, and she was charmed by the decor and beautiful blooms. ‘Snow’ and shiny baubles on the conifers make for lovely backdrops to that must-have family photo…… I was fascinated by this variety of cute curly poinsettias… Read more →

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Reflections at MacRitchie

There are so many things in life that we take for granted. Lately, I have found it easy to get bogged down, to wallow in the things that are not going right, and dwell on things of despair. But I was reminded that the ability to walk, to feed ourselves, to be in a relative measure of good health… these… Read more →

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Kidzania Singapore (Part 1) – strategy, strategy, strategy

School’s almost done! So on an ‘admin day’ (read: random weekday school holiday), we headed down to Kidzania, hoping to avoid the crazy crowds that are de rigour during weekends, public holidays and school holidays (what does that leave us with, seriously?). What was the crowd situation like? Read on for more details and ‘analysis’ throughout the post. My take… Read more →

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Join the Owl Readers Club, hoot hoot! (with Giveaway!)

I love books and wish I could sit all day in a cozy chair being lost in one good story after another. In our busy lives, there is simply too little time for us to waste on lousy books. Some books are poorly written, and others have eerie illustrations that will haunt us more than pique their imagination (c.f. undead ghost children)… Indeed,… Read more →

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An eighth birthday

Children’s day this year fortuitously fell on K’s birthday, which meant that she had a school holiday on her birthday! So I was able to plan a fun day out for her and a few friends whom she wanted to invite. We arrived at Artify bright and early. It’s one of my favourite art spaces. Its clean white walls are… Read more →