Wednesday, March 30, 2016

March 2016 Term Break - 3D2N Staycation @ Equarius

During the one week term break, 3 days were spent on Sentosa Island, #TheStateOfFun , for a staycation @ Equarius Hotel. We managed to convince Xav not to hold a party for his birthday but chose a short staycation with the family instead, coupled it with an activity which he was longing for and was able to finally put an end to his 2 years wait.

We booked the hotel through Agoda, it totalled up to $500 plus for a 3D2N stay which we felt was quite reasonable. No regrets for choosing Equarius though it was further away from the bustling areas where Festive Hotel and Hard Rock Hotel was. The tranquillity at Equarius was very much preferred by me minus the blood sucking mozzies. Anyway, they have a shuttle service that goes in a loop between the hotels, which saves a lot of walking time and it's complimentary.

I was walking back to the hotel from Hard Rock Hotel, no mozzie repellent applied as I was at the pool before that and I did not want to wet the mini bus with us dripping wet from head to toes. The horrible mozzies had a feast on me! While I was walking, I spotted one sticking on me, near to my shoulder as I turned over to check if I was bitten as I felt irritation. I won't forgot that three big bumps !

Back to the hotel, it was definitely much more quiet than the others. The moment we stepped in, a big waterfall on the giant screen, gave us a relaxing welcome.


On all smiles !

You should have seen how Vera jumped on the bed with joy ! It was like as if she knew it was a staycation ! The very spacious room with a see- through glass panel that divided the bathroom and the bedroom.

The see through glass panel seems perfect to play peek a boo where Vera was happily playing with her bao bei (Daddy) , yes and this is how she addresses her daddy.

Playing peek-a-boo

The spacious resting area aka Don's bed. He had sacrificed himself to sleep on the couch so that the three of us had more space on the bed.

A rare photo without the kids.

TWG tea bags and bottled water were given.

The place where all kids will love because there was a bath tub !


Double love when there was a screen in the bathroom as well ! Our tv addict happily glued himself right in front of it.

We went out to the yard but could hardly stay for long as we did not want to be the feast for the  mozzies.

Holiday mood !

At the swimming pool, I liked it as the water was surprisingly not too cold. Lesser crowd but not too kids friendly as compared to the man-made beach pool, at Hard Rock Hotel. Anyway, we went to both on two different days. Vera was very spontaneous when comes to water play. I would say that she is a dare devil and would gamely try jumping into the water. As long as she could instructions well, I hope I can get her to start on official swimming lessons just like Xav by next year.


I tell you, once is really not enough. We bought a package of 5 sessions for Skyline luge. The korkor was happy as he was tall and independent enough to be on his own while meimei took her first !

All ready !

Wave HI !!

Vera was totally cool, no fuss from her and she was enjoying the rides !

The highlight of the staycation was at Ifly Singapore.

Someone was really excited about it, gave his brightest smile as he put on the suit, helmet and goggles. We purchased a package (The Adventures) for first timers, 7 years old and above. The package consists of four skydives.

I'm ready for my flight !

We topped up another $40 dollars on the spot for a 5th flight ! We hoped he had an unforgettable flight experience !

Ifly Singapore is located just right beside Beach station:
43 Siloso Beach Walk
Singapore 099010

And if you have missed out on my previous post on MOSH! ,

Singapore's First Digital Edutainment attraction is located At Palawan Kidz City, where Kidzania Singapore is located too. These awesome attractions are all located at Beach Station !

One of the evenings, after dinner, we managed to catch the Sentosa Merlion Magic Lights! It was beautiful but Vera was freaked out by the loud music.

From 4-31 March 2016. Every half an hour from 7.45 pm to 9.15 pm (till 10.15pm on weekends), location : Merlion Plaza. Tomorrow is the last day, do catch it if you are planning to spend a day at The-state-of-fun !

Pretty lots of fun even for Vera who was just 32 months ! We brought her and Xav to Adventure Cove too during the last Dec holidays. (To be blog later)

Have a great mid week ! Planning for some weekend fun out in the park should the haze is better ? Do check out my post on Forest Adventure or head towards Singapore Changi Airport T3 for The Great America Vacation Showcase .

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Forest Adventure @ Bedok Reservoir Park

In no particular sequence of which event took place first, this was one of the places we went to during the one week term break. This place was on my to-go list for the longest time. I have sat on it for the longest time due to the distance we need to travel. Veron asked if we would be keen to go together and we made it happened! It's always more fun to go on a date with friends!

Tucked within Bedok Reservoir, walk approximately about 10 mins or less from Carpark A, by-passing a kayak Water-Venture centre on our right. Continue walking until and you see Forest Adventure hut.

When you go out with another blogging mum, this is the typical kind of scene you will see. We will be busy clicking away whenever we can, to capture as many pictures as possible so as to create new content for our blogs. =)

Go read the board and find out how the kids course is beneficial for the child.

First and foremost, put on the safety gears, helmet and harness.

The adventure began at Kids Course! This is suitable for children age 5 - 10.

Instructor taught them how to position the "eye".

He can't wait to start !

Let's go ! The pictures below showed most of the stations he had went through to complete the course.

One of the challenging stations

The kids made friends and formed small chats while waiting.
Another challenging station.

We did not get to try Megazip during our staycation in Sentosa (To be blogged later) but to our surprise, they have it in the Kids Course. Imagine someone's excitement !

Xav had enjoyed himself tremendously and went for a second round. I rewarded him with a certificate of accomplishment at the end of it. The piece of certificate costs $2 if you would like to get it printed out with your child's name. I would think it's pretty nice.

Photo Credit : Veron
Group picture after the completion of the course. Good job, boys !

My opinions (note that this is a #nonsponsoredpost) :
- it is a really great place to bring the kids to if you are tired of hitting the parks minus the mozzies. Go ahead and plan a date with your friends. I managed to stay bites free with thanks to Young Living Purification Essential Oil. I generously dripped a few drops and apply all over my limbs and back. Btw, am a real mozzie detector, they will come for me first.

- Train your kids' confidence and gross motor skills at Singapore's one and only treetop obstacle course! From the ground, it looks kind of simple when you just lift up your head but to the kids, it takes a lot of courage to overcome the fear of height plus some of the more challenging stations are really difficult for some. Even so for Xav who is considered adventurous in my view, hesitated to take his first step forward.

- The trainers could have been more encouraging to the kids who were in the course. To me it seems like, if you can do it, go ahead, if you cannot do it, then it's just too bad. The trainers will be around to supervise and making sure safety rules are being followed. Of course accompanying parent need to play a part too !  Note that one accompanied parent needs to be with the child at the Kids Course, should the child needs support. The trainers are not going to be with your child through out.

There is also a height requirement for the courses :
Mini Course (consisting of 8 obstacles) : 1 metre
Kids Course : 1.1 metre

And do you know that there is a Grand Course (35 different obstacles) available for the adults as well ? It is open daily except for Mondays and Public Holidays.

Mini Course and Kids Course are closed on weekdays but open on:
Weekends: 1 pm - 6 pm
Public and school holidays: 9.30 pm to 6 pm (Last departure at 5pm)

Course Fee:
Mini Course : $15 per child
Kids course: $35 per hour
Accompanying adult : $20 per adult
Additional hour: $10

If you are driving or cabbing by :
- Proceed to Carpark A situated on Bedok Reservoir Road, opposite Aquarius Condominium.
- If you are driving take PIE Changi >>>  Exit 6 Bedok North Avenue 3 >>> Turn left on Bedok North Av 3 >>>  Turn right at the traffic light along Bedok Reservoir Road. Drive 70m and turn left into the carpark. You will see signs to Forest Adventure.

* If you are using your GPS, use details for “Aquarius by the Park Condominium” on 1 Bedok Reservoir view S478962, Carpark A is just opposite!

By bus :
- These buses: 5, 18, 21, 22, 28, 59, 65, 67, 69, 168 can get you there. Alight at bus stop no. 75349 “The Clearwater condo” if you are coming from Tampines Avenue 1 or bus stop no. 75341 “opposite Clearwater condo” if you are coming from Bedok North Road.

For more information, you can visit their Facebook page - Forest Adventure or call their hotline at : 81007420. Forest Adventure is located at : 

825 Bedok Reservoir Road 
Bedok Reservoir Park,
Singapore 479244

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