Category: island I adore

Got me Book Fairy wings recently!

I came across the Book Fairies initiative about a year ago. Have been following BookFairiesWorldwide and BookFairies_Singapore since. Recently, I put in my first order for Book Fairy stickers, bookmarks and ribbons, and decided to treat myself to a Book Fairy enamel pin too (cos it was so darling). How this works is simple: purchase stickers from ibelieveinbookfairies.com (free delivery… Read more →

Let children be children

I read an article recently about how one should not throw lavish large parties for kids’ birthdays. Upon reflection, there is wisdom in that, for it certainly (however unintentionally) creates a sense of entitlement in kids and a sense that joy and pride comes from owning nice things (the ‘sizeable’ presents that other parents feel obliged to purchase when invited… Read more →

SuperHero Me 2017 – Plant it Forward: Crafting wheatgrass pots!

Remember I mentioned these super cool inclusive arts workshops recently? We attended one last weekend! I was blown away from the moment I stepped into the Objectifs Centre gallery (which is itself a very interesting heritage building that used to be the Middle Road Church, built circa 1870). It has been repainted to a very cheery yellow. The good folks… Read more →

Yellow Ribbon Run 2017

I thought that the @yellowribbonsg run was a meaningful one to sign up for, not least cos I have a few prison officer friends, 2 pastors who were former inmates, and many friends who help out in the Prisons Fellowship Singapore and provide counselling services to inmates and their families. We have also been participating in the Angel Tree hamper project, supported… Read more →

Shangri-la’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa (Part 2) – family staycay heaven

[After Part 1 of our review on the rooms, pools and service of Rasa Sentosa, here’s more on our recent experience there.] Breakfast at the Silver Shell Cafe So how was the buffet breakfast at the Rasa Sentosa? In one word, impressive. The Silver Shell Cafe is one of the largest breakfast and dining areas I’ve seen in a hotel. Its… Read more →

Shangri-la’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa (Part 1) – impeccable service, sprawling grounds, beautiful pools

We had a short staycation at Rasa Sentosa recently and it was such a good break from city life! We had heard so much about how kid-friendly it was, and our experience attests to it. One of the first hotels in Sentosa, Shangri-la’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa was established in 1993. It underwent an extensive 10-month makeover in 2010,… Read more →

Mid Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay 2016 + Tribal Tempo Floral Display

Mid-autumn is one of my favourite seasons at the Gardens by the Bay. We actually visited the Gardens twice, in September alone. The first time with some relatives from my maternal family, when we had a great lunch at Peach Garden Noodle House, followed by a stroll around the gardens. The second time was to experience the beautiful lantern light-up… Read more →

Tulipmania Rediscovered

It’s tulip season again at Gardens by the Bay! I like how GBTB has themed the displays this year, going back to the Ottoman origins of the beautiful flower. The first wild tulips actually originated from the mountains of Central Asia in the 16th century, and can be seen in the crockery, tiles and fabrics of the Ottoman empire. We were… Read more →