Gold Cost
(September 2012)

When MF was less than 2 years old, we brought him to Gold Coast where we visited Dream World, Movie World, Sea World and went strawberry picking in Brisbane!

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Northern Europe
(June 2017)

We spent 2 weeks in Northern Europe, flying into Copehagen first.  From there, we took a cruise that brought us to Stockholm, Helsinki, St Petersburg and Russia.

See our Itinerary

(December 2016)

We spent two nights at Bintan Lagoon Resort, which was easily reached from Singapore by a ferry right to the resort.  Yes, the resort has a ferry terminal of its own!

Take me to Bintan Lagoon Resort

One of the highlights of this trip was a visit to an EcoVillage at Bintan Resorts. Where the kids had lots of hands-on learning experiences, planting a tree, harvesting fruits and fishing.

Read more about EcoVillage in Bintan

We also went on a boat tour to discover more about Bintan’s mangroves and wildlife.

Follow us on our Bintan Mangrove Tour

Japan is our favourite country to visit.  And we’ve been there more than 10 times.  We have written extensively about this amazing country, and you can find information about Japan on our Japan travel page.

Hop over to Japan Travel

(December 2011)

This was our first family trip when MF was less than a year old.  Find out what we did in Seoul during the cold winter with a baby.

Read about Seoul with baby

(December 2011)

We also visited Jeju, which I personally enjoyed more than Seoul, partly because it was not as bitter cold.  We rented a car to drive around this scenic island.

Read about Jeju with baby

Jeju Lotte Hotel

While in Jeju, we stayed at Jeju Lotte Hotel which was such a great hotel for families with kids (and Hello Kitty fans) that I just had to share it with you.

Read about Jeju Lotte Hotel

Just separated by a causeway (or rather two), we Singaporeans love hopping over to Malaysia for short trips.  We have written reviews of some of the attractions and accommodation we visited, and you can find them on our Malaysia travel page!

Take me to Malaysia

When we are not travelling overseas, we spend a lot of time playing local tourist here in Singapore and enjoying staycations in local hotels.  Find out more about Singapore travel, through a local’s eyes!

Read about Singapore Travel

Taiwan is an amazing country to visit with kids.  Many of their hotels have very affordable family rooms and they have awesome amusement parks.  Beyond the big cities, they have beautiful countryside scenery.  We have only been there once as a family, but we had so much to share about it!

Take me to Taiwan

Japan may be mum and dad’s top pick, but our kids say Thailand is THEIR favourite country to visit.   Little wonder, because Thailand has THE most amazing hotels and resorts catered for their little guests.  Coupled with good food, intriguing historic sites and white sandy beaches, and just a short flight from Singapore, it’s one of the easiest destinations for Singaporean families to visit.

Take me to Thailand

Voyager of the Seas
(June 2012)

When Voyager of the Seas (Royal Caribbean) came to Singapore, we hopped aboard for a 6 Days 5 Nights ‘Spice of Southeast Asia’ cruise.

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The Voyager brought us to Port Klang, Penang and Phuket.  We did not join the cruise’s organised shore excursions and saved lots of money by planning our own shore activities.

Find out how we did it

Disney Magic
(June 2017)

We cruised the Baltic Sea with Disney Cruise Line, hoppping on Disney Magic’s  ‘7-Night Northern Europe Cruise’ from Copenhagen.   We met the Disney cast, enjoyed Disney shows and the kids spent hours in the kids club while the parents chilled on the deck with a beer in hand.

Read our Disney Cruise experience


Out of all the hotel booking sites we have used, we have found to be the most user-friendly.  And we love that we can see a wide range of accommodation from budget to luxury all on the same page.

Start booking your hotels on!

Klook Travel

We use Klook to get our discounted admission tickets to attractions and to skip the queues at ticketing counters.  Less time queuing, more time playing!

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When your family gets too big (or too expensive) to stay in conventional hotels, or when getting off the beaten track to places with little or no hotels, it’s time to start checking out apartment rentals.  AirBnB offers a HUGE selection. Get SGD45 off your first booking!

AirBnB experiences (Coming Soon)


Overwhelmed by AirBnB? You can try finding lovely vacation homes using the carefully curated catalog on HomeAway instead.

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Enjoy a home-cooked meal at a local’s home when you travel! If this is the kind of experience you’re looking for, you can easily book a meal on BonAppetour.  Get SGD28 off your first booking!

Read about our BonAppetour Experiences


We use the Grab App to find a taxi (or GrabCar) rides, not just in Singapore but in other countries such as Thailand as well.

In Singapore, you can even use GrabFamily to book a car with a child seat!

Read More about GrabFamily

Guide to Buying Travel Insurance

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8 Ways for Kids to Make Friends with Travelling

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Using KrisFlyer Redemption when flying with a baby

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Our Experience on Scoot Airlines with a toddler

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  • Deon says:

    Hi, may I get your advise on when to renew passport for kid? My daughter has hers made when she was around 1.5 years old. Now, she is 3 years old. Is there a new for me to bring her to check with ICA?

    • bumblebeemum says:

      My children’s passports have a validity of 5 years. Check the expiry date on your daughter’s passport. If it is nowhere near expiring, you can continue using it. ICA will send a letter to ask you to renew it when it is due for renewal.

  • Joe says:

    Hi love to Read your blog , do you bring your kid to jab before u bring them to travel ? I bring mine to Bali and Thailand and get a virus Attack like diarrhoea symptoms after we reach back home . Taiwan we have no issue any way to avoid ?

    • bumblebeemum says:

      I don’t bring my kids for jabs but yeah, my kids fall sick quite often when we travel. Sometimes it’s the level of hygiene, sometimes it’s the flucuation in temperature. Our kids are just not used to it since they grow up in Singapore which is so clean and temperature doesn’t fluctuate much. So it’s a bit hard to avoid. Just have to pack probiotics and standard fever, cough and flu meds. And buy travel insurance just in case we need to see the doctor during / after the trip.

  • I came across your blog about traveling with kids in singapore! Awesome write ups.

  • jacqueline says:

    love your blog!
    I have brought my son to Brisbane, perth and recently Melbourne.
    I am thinking of Sapporo next year on his 3rd birthday. Do you think there are lots of entertainment for him there?

    • bumblebeemum says:

      Which month will that be? Entertainment for kids in Hokkaido is kind of different from entertainment for kids in, say, Tokyo. In Hokkaido, there are no major theme parks for example. There’s a lot more nature and there are huge parks for kids to run around and sometimes the parks have playgrounds. The zoos in Hokkaido are also very nice with very reasonable admission fees. My boys also enjoy cable car rides in the scenic areas.

  • sabna says:

    Thank you very much for your share idai

  • Doreen Low says:

    Hi I am traveling with my hubby & 4 yr old boy to Khao Yai this Feb 17 & would like to check with you whether there are any good food places to recommend there?

    Thanks & Wishing you Happy New Year! 🙂

  • Doris says:

    Hi !
    I love reading your blog and got the courage to try to travel with my 10 y/o girl during school holidays.We travel out of the country just to visit my native country regularly but never been to other countries as I don’t have much confidence myself to bring my little one in foreign country that I never been to and financial is parts of it.But your blog change my mind totally and now I would like to try to save money and give it a go as my girl also feel bored to keep going to the same location again and again.As for us we like to go see snow is the first thing came to our mind.I have in my mind is either Japan or Korea for our first self guided tour and would like to ask your advice of how shall we proceed for the plan for this year November holiday season regarding budgets,stay as well as the places to explore.Very much appreciated.

  • ifah says:

    I love on how you update your blog. i always find your blog for reference. you often travel i must say. Is it a must to get a flu jab for a 2 and half years toddler? will be going to turkey soon.

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