21stCM Loves: Mahina MerFins

by admin on December 1, 2014

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My kids are waterbabies. It’s hard not to be here in Singapore when swimming is such a big part of everyday life. Thanks to Ariel, they are also both wannabe mermaids. They dream of having tails they can swish and living in an underwater fantasy world.

Wait until they see these Mahina MerFins. [click to continue…]

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21stCM loves: Magna-Tiles for kids

by admin on November 28, 2014

I first came across Magna-Tiles at a friend’s house. Both my kids made straight for these magnetic tiles as soon as they spotted them and spent almost an hour playing with them. Anything that keeps their attention for that long that doesn’t involve a screen gets a big thumbs up from me. [click to continue…]

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Great Australian road trip part 2: A farmstay in the Hunter Valley

November 11, 2014

Road trips with kids. Most people veer well clear of them. I, on the other hand, love them. Our first one was when Baby C was six months old. We travelled from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town in South Africa (about 750 km in eight days) and it was one of the best holidays we [...]

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21stCM loves: the Honeykids Singapore schools selector

October 30, 2014

There are over 70 international schools in Singapore and finding the right one for your children can be a nightmare. The fabulous team over at Honeykids Asia have just launched a comprehensive schools selector to help us expats.

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10 go-to sites for expats in Singapore

September 25, 2014

If you’re a newbie to Singapore and are feeling lost or overwhelmed, or even if you’re an expat who’s been here a while, here are some awesome sites you should know about that will make your life a whole lot easier. Expat Food Hall – Next time you are craving Kraft peanut butter, Violet Crumble, [...]

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Ralph Lauren Kids comes to town

September 11, 2014

It’s no secret that Ralph Lauren Children is my favourite kids clothing brand. I love its timeless style and especially the preppy look. I usually get my poor husband, who absolutely loathes any kind of shopping, to stock up on their girls’ outfits when he goes to the USA. The first standalone Ralph Lauren Children’s [...]

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Cavalia: a spectacular encounter between horse and human

September 10, 2014

I was recently invited along to Cavalia (pronounced Cav-ar-lia) for its social media night. Cavalia originates from Canada and was created by Normand Latourelle, one of the co-founders of the world-famous Cirque du Soleil. It is billed as an epic adventure, a fantastic demonstration of horsemanship that transports the audience into virtual environments.  There are 50 horses [...]

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Ahh Capella! Luxe tropical living in Singapore

September 9, 2014

I was recently invited to experience The Club at Capella Singapore on Sentosa. These are luxury serviced apartments for people who wish to stay in Singapore for more than just a holiday. Guests are usually expats just arriving and needing a temporary base or who are soon departing and need somewhere to live until they [...]

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Saving sea turtles in Bali’s party town

September 6, 2014

If there’s one thing I’ve always wanted to do, it’s help release baby turtles into the sea. Thanks to a tip from a family we met in Ubud in Bali a couple of weeks ago, I was able to tick it off my bucket list. The location: Kuta Beach (yes that’s right!)

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The battle of the islands: Tioman, Rawa, Batu Batu, Besar or Sibu

September 4, 2014

    Planning a family weekend away from Singapore has suddenly got a whole lot easier. Next time want to book a break but don’t want to get on a plane, then check out this chart put together by the lovely people at Tripinasia.com. It compares Tioman, Rawa, Batu Batu, Besar and Sibu – all family-friendly [...]

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