Hi there! Queen Bee speaking here. I’m the mum behind this blog that you’re reading now. In the past, everyone called me Bumble Bee Mum (or more affectionately BBM). But to avoid confusion, I’m going to start calling myself Queen Bee. And ‘Bumble Bee Mum’ refers to the blog.
This page contains a (not so) quick introduction to Bumble Bee Mum. If you’re not interested and would like to start navigating our content straightaway, we recommend you head over to our ‘Start Here’ page!
Read about our trips!>
Bumble Bee Mum is a family travel blog based in Singapore, where we discuss anything to do with family travel. Or travel in general. Or family in general. The line is kind of grey. But mostly travel.
My husband and I love to travel, even before we had kids. After we did our first trip with MF when he was a baby, we realised how different travelling with and without kids was!
I started documenting details of our travel with kids. Partly for my own memories (because pregnancy fried my brain and I can’t remember anything if I don’t write them down). Partly to provide information that I hope would help other families in their travels and make their life a bit less painful than ours was when we first tried to bring a baby to South Korea. In winter.
Read about Japan Travel>
Our favourite country to travel to is Japan. But because of language barrier and a unique culture, planning a trip to Japan has its challenges. So we have tried our best to write in simple (though not always accurate) English as much as we know about Japan travel to help readers who are planning a trip to this amazing country!
Read about Hokkaido Travel>
For reason I never understood, after a few years of blogging, Bumble Bee Mum became a buzzing blog (pun intended) where readers would come and chat with me about travel via the blog comments. They have even come up to me in person when they saw me to say hi. When I last visited Hokkaido, I felt like a mini celebrity where I kept running into people who asked me, “Are you Bumble Bee Mum?”
How to contact us?>
Over the years, through chatting with our readers, a lot of information has been shared, not just by us but by our readers too! But all these precious information has been lost in the sea of comments all over the blog (or sea of ‘Dear Media Friends’ emails in my inbox :p – which is why we always tell our readers to leave comments rather than emailing us).
Visit Travel Buzz! (Coming Soon)>
So in 2017, we are introducing Travel Buzz, which we have set up to better organise all the chats we have had with our readers. So that other readers can benefit from the discussions and sharing without reading 1000 comments to see what’s relevant.
Hop on over to Travel Buzz if you have a travel question to ask, or have a travel story to share. That’s the best place to find us. We look forward to chatting with you there!
I always tell people that I’m a stay-home mom who absolutely CANNOT stay at home. Since MF was 1 month old, I started bringing him out all over Singapore.
Read about Singapore Nursing Rooms>
Being a nursing mom then, I spent half the time when I’m out in nursing rooms. My friends got wind of this and kept asking me, “Is there a nursing room at XXX?” “Is it clean?” “Got lock or not?” So I decided to start taking photos and putting them up on a blog to share with them. That’s actually how this blog really started.
What's fun in Singapore?>
Then when MF grew older, I started bringing him to playgrounds. From indoor playgrounds, to shopping centre playgrounds, to eateries with playgrounds. As you can guess, I became my friends’ Singapore playgrounds information counter. After being asked, “How was the playground you visited yesterday? Fun or not? Worth to go or not?” ten times, I started blogging about playgrounds.
So on this blog, you will find as much information about having fun with kids in Singapore, as having fun with kids outside Singapore.
We hope you will enjoy reading Bumble Bee Mum and this will not be your last time here. Thank you for reading to the end of this lengthy introduction. You’ll get used to it if you hang around long enough, because the Queen Bee is extremely long-winded. I can’t help it, I’m a mum.