Category: Travel

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 →

Entopia – a true utopia for entomologists

Reminiscent of the Eden Project in the United Kingdom, Entopia looks like two large domes from the outside. Within Entopia two worlds exist – Natureland, which comprises living outdoor gardens, and the Cocoon, which is a fully air-conditioned indoor discovery centre. Although it is tagged as Penang’s Butterfly Farm, it has been developed into so much more than that!  Home… Read more →

Holiday Inn Resort Penang – new Playlabs, fun times at the beach

Two new PlayLabs were completed at the Holiday Inn Resort Penang in May and September this year (2017), and they certainly have the ‘wow’ factor. PlayLab @ Ferringhi Tower This caters to children aged above 5, and is a very vibrant and colourful space for lots of kinesthetic activity. Kids can be dropped off there without an adult – so… 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 →

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 →