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 →

Nanyang Optical’s Project Junior – high quality lenses for kids with myopia

We made a pair of spectacles for K at Nanyang Optical recently. They have a Project Junior program, specially tailored for children. We were welcomed by Anthony, who was both friendly and knowledgeable. He took K through the steps of assessing her eyesight patiently and professionally. Here he is, sussing out K’s degree, to see whether it has increased since… Read more →

ParkRoyal on Kitchener – festive menu and decor with heart

An evening of warm mulled wine, turkey and ham, as well as Christmas carols playing throughout the night – what better way to feel all Christmassy as we enter into the season of Advent? ParkRoyal on Kitchener is a stone’s throw away from Farrer Park MRT station. Our family was invited to witness their lobby light up, and experience their… Read more →