Category: Play

Penang ESCAPE – adventure-play theme park extraordinaire

Since we were staying at the Batu Ferringhi stretch in Penang, we couldn’t give the nearby ESCAPE adventure and water park a miss. Spanning a total of some 20 acres, ESCAPE is the #1 theme park in the whole of Malaysia. But beyond that accolade, what really impressed me was the ethos of ESCAPE. Their “About” page explains that ESCAPE… Read more →

Holiday Inn Resort Penang – perfect for our multi-generation holiday (Part 1)

We planned to have a holiday with my parents, and settled on Penang as a good choice – the flight is very short (90 mins), the food is familiar and suitable for the gramps, and there are interesting sights to see, as well as fun activities for the kids. Where did we stay? The affordable and family-friendly Holiday Inn is… 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 →

Aureus Academy – steady progress and upcoming Winter Camp!

It has been almost three months, so how have B’s lessons been progressing? Well, for a start, she looks forward to walking through these doors to Teacher Ann’s class every week!   Apart from the My First Piano book, B has learning about 5 tunes from these simple scores. With bright colours and large letters, she’s able to learn quickly… 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 →