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Kukup, Malaysia - kelong, nature and life

Kukup, Malaysia – kelong, nature and life

Our family together with my parents, siblings and relatives went to Kukup, a small fishing village located in the district of Pontian, Johor, on the Strait of Malacca in Malaysia over one of the weekends. During the long journey by coach, we had to diaper-wear Dot. When we finally reached Kukup, we changed Dot’s diaper...
{Love Gifts} Creative Christmas Card Crafting with Kids

{Love Gifts} Creative Christmas Card Crafting with Kids

“Mummy, I want to use this for art and craft.” I’m glad that of late Dot has been telling me that she wants to use certain materials for art and crafts. That’s the fruit of labour from our countless hours spent exploring the many possibilities of creating crafts using simple day-to-day stuff. We have tried...
Fun gardening time for our little gardener-to-be

Fun gardening time for our little gardener-to-be

The recent Friday morning was Dot’s first day of work in the community garden using the gardening toolbox that she won from a photo contest organized by NPark. She rode her bicycle and her gardening tools to the community garden which is only five-minute from our block. Daddy gave her a short briefing on what...
Legian beach and footprints on the sand

Legian beach and footprints on the sand

Legian, the coastal town in South Bali is located in between Seminyak and Kuta. Apart from the beach, there is not much to see except to shop, wine and dine. It is said that Legian Beach is one of the best in Bali for viewing the sunset. Day 5 / 6: It was an hour...
Our best experience in Bali - Bali Safari & Marine Park

Our best experience in Bali – Bali Safari & Marine Park

Initially, we planned to include Ubud, the centre of art and tourism, in our itinerary and but in the end we chose to stay one-night at Mara River Safari Lodge which was nestled inside Bali Safari and Marine Park. A destination that all of us, especially Dot, had been looking forward to during our Bali...
Kintamani, where Mount Batur is still active

Kintamani, where Mount Batur is still active

Kintamani is a highland area north of East Bali where the active volcano Mount Batur and Lake Batur are located. Usually tourists go for a day trip and unless you are planning to do mount trekking or the like in the wee hours then accommodation will be good. It can get chilly so it is...
Lovina, quiet and yet teeming with life

Lovina, quiet and yet teeming with life

Lovina is a quiet coastal town in the north Bali. It is not as busy as South Bali and we like the peace and quietness here. In this trip to Bali, we also learnt more about the Balinese culture and had a glimpse into the simple lives of the locals. Day 1: When we arrived...
Our 6-day family holiday in Bali

Our 6-day family holiday in Bali

We made a quick decision in late August to go for a 6-day getaway from Singapore to Bali, Indonesia with Dot and bought our airfares via Jetstar. These blog posts on Ubud, Manggis, Sanur and Nusa Dua got me more excited about our upcoming Bali trip. Tripadvisor has helped us a lot in planning for our trip to Bali....
Why children need nature

Why children need nature

More than a week ago, we went to Botanic Garden for a stroll and Dot tried climbing a big Tembusu tree but failed at her first attempt. She is not discouraged. She saw a smaller tree yesterday and said that she wanted to climb. I replied her,”This tree is too small. If you climb on...
Tree climbing is good for our children

Tree climbing is good for our children

This Monday, Evelyn and I with our girls went to Botanic Garden. It was my second trip there after my recent Saturday trip to Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden. This time we slow walked from Botanic Garden MRT to FFT which is from one corner of the garden to the other end. It took us about...
Hello caterpillar and bye-bye butterfly

Hello caterpillar and bye-bye butterfly

One day, we went on a lookout for a cute little lime caterpillar….  As always, J is the one who first spotted the lime caterpillars and grasshoppers living on a lone lime. On closer look, this lime tree is beaming with life – it is a natural habitat for caterpillars, grasshoppers and ants. I can...
Go go go go..we are on a SEED adventure

Go go go go..we are on a SEED adventure

For the month of April, we are embarking on the “Seed” adventure. We will be out and about to check out the seeds in our neighbourhood and beyond. These two books help us to kick-start our “Seed” adventure! A quick search on YouTube led us to this very interesting video about Seed Dispersal. After reading...
Nature speaks

Nature speaks

It seems like of late little plant by the sidewalk and the orange sky are speaking to me. Let me explain. One late morning, I just got off the bus with Dot and was on our way to my mom’s place. As I walked, this little plant by the sidewalk just seems to speak to...
Our walk at the last 'kampung' in Singapore - Pulau Ubin

Our walk at the last ‘kampung’ in Singapore – Pulau Ubin

It has been more than 3 years since I last stepped on Pulau Ubin, the rustic sunny island off northeast of Singapore. Visiting Pulau Ubin brings me back nostalgic memories of those days when I stayed in my grandparents’ zinc roof house chasing a dog, fishing, catching bugs, climbed trees – so carefree and fun....
Faith like Potatoes

Faith like Potatoes

I was preparing for lunch and I took the vegetables, fish and eggs out of the fridge. I noticed that the potatoes in our fridge are starting to grow eyes. I left the potatoes untouched for a few weeks no wonder eyes start popping out of the potatoes. I took one of the potatoes and...