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Camping is not my cup of tea. All those creepy crawlies, lack of a warm shower or sockets to plug in my hairdryer, dirt everywhere and terrible food like cold baked beans. Ugh! But, my kids are at the age when they love the idea of camping – not that they’ve ever been, but that’s my fault. In a moment of madness I booked a stay at a holiday park on our recent trip to Australia. In a cabin, not a tent though. Baby steps. [click to continue…]

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Ahh Capella! Luxe tropical living in Singapore

by admin on 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 leave.

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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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Fantasia by Escriba: a real life Willy Wonka’s Chocholate Factory

August 22, 2014

What child hasn’t dreamed of stepping into a real life Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory? Roald Dahl’s world-famous book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, has made many a child all over the world drool at the thought of sailing down rivers of liquid chocolate and eating candy fruit from trees. Yesterday I was lucky enough to get […]

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Living in Sin

July 11, 2014

                    The 13th edition of Living in Singapore has just been published. Produced by the American Association of Singapore, this is an excellent go to guide not only for anyone moving to Singapore but also for expats already living there (not just the American ones). Living […]

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Strike a pose at Singapore’s new Alive Museum

July 9, 2014

Last week I took the kids (aged 6 and 3) to the newly opened Alive Museum at Suntec City (ticking off one of the things on my list of 60 activities for these long summer holidays). The concept: A 3D trick art attraction from Korea featuring 70 artworks that use optical illusions to make visitors seem […]

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What to do in Singapore when visiting without kids

June 15, 2014

You’ll probably see me most often writing about things to do in Singapore with kids, but it’s always good to mix things up a bit and I’ve just written an article for Mandarin Oriental Hotel’s magazine, MO Magazine, published by Conde Nast. It’s all about where to go and what to do in Singapore without […]

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21stCM recommends: Jamie’s Italian, Vivo City

May 23, 2014

  We went for lunch at Jamie’s Italian at Vivo the other weekend. I’d been avoiding it as I’m not a fan of dining in malls and I expected it to be yet another over-priced, over-rated “celebrity chef by name only” restaurant. BUT, we happened to be in Vivo as we were going to Build-a-Bear […]

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FIVE valuable lessons to learn when flying Scoot

April 21, 2014

A couple of weeks ago 21st Century Family flew Scoot from Singapore to Australia (into Sydney and out of Gold Coast) on an epic adventure (more of that to come). It’s the first time I’d flown on Scoot, a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, and I was somewhat nervous about doing a long haul flight on […]

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