Taiwan 台北 family itinerary

Since school holiday is here, we thought we could share our Taiwan Family Itinerary with more families here. This post was first posted at our old blog.

Daddy stayed 3 nights, before SengkangBabies came for another 5 nights. Taipei and TaoYuan is packed with kids activities to keep us entertained ! Initially, we intended to leave Wen Xin behind in Singapore, but Mummy could not bear too.

We make a right choice to bring her to Taiwan, Xin had fun along with us, although we had our fair share of tantrums !

Below pictures are randomly selected, and more details will be shared along our Taipei trail. Some pictures need no introduction, because they are iconic landmarks, or their “smell” will haunt you haha. Scroll down for SengkangBabies’ 9D8N 台北 itinerary


There is only one word to describe Taiwan, . (and we have not even explore the rest of Taiwan yet !!)

Taipei Itinerary

Click on the links below for our 9D8N Taipei adventure, we guarantee you will be visiting Taiwan soon !

Taipei Itinerary – http://sengkangbabies.blogspot.com/2011/06/taiwan-itinerary.html

Day 1 – Arrival

Day 2 – National Museum (故宮), Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall (紀念堂), Taipei 101, 士林夜市 (Shi Lin Night Market)

Day 3 – Nanya Rock (南雅), 九份, YeLiu Geopark (野柳), Yang Ming Shan hotspring (陽明山)

Day 4 – 北投 Hell Valley, 淡水老街

Day 5 – Tao Yuan (桃园) LeoFoo 六福村 (Safari resort and Amusement park)

Day 6 – 小人國, 寧夏 (Ning Xia Night market)

Day 7 – Baby Boss (職業體驗城), ( 西門町 Xi Men Ding)

Day 8 – Taipei Zoo, Maokong (貓空)

Day 9 – Home

..ps.. if you cannot wait, please visit SengkangBabies Fanpage or Daddy’s Taiwan Facebook Albums (more pics and descriptions). Click on image below.

More information and tips are available at Taiwan tourism web –>
http://eng.taiwan.net.tw/

If you love our Taiwan Family Itinerary, you will love TAlive aka TaipeiDreams ! For more itineraries, click on link below

Escape to tour Taipei, Taiwan where
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On the way back SQ gave us a Pineapple cake. I am missing Taiwan already !

Bosch Automotive Check-in Week – from 28May to 02Jun

Daddy always thought Bosch is about power-drills (those found in DIY outlets) or washing machines, but little did he know Bosch is HUGH in the automotive industry.

Michael Goh (Country Sales manager for SG) shares with us that Automotive sales account for almost 50% of group sales ! To quote from Bosch Fanpage (about servicing)
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With more than 14,000 Bosch Service partners, we are the largest independent workshop organization in the world.
We work with the know-how from Bosch the biggest car parts manufacturer in the world offering a wide range of Original equipment vehicle parts and diagnostic equipment.
When it comes to high-quality, affordable maintenance and repairs for all makes, look no further than Bosch Car Service!
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He went on to elaborate that under the hoods of most common automotive Brands, Bosch’s engineering and patents lie underneath.

Now, why is Daddy suddenly talking about Bosch and car servicing?
Bosch is running an Automotive Check-in Week from 28May to 02Jun.
You can click for more details from Bosch Fanpage.

In partnership with Omy, Daddy has been selected as one of six bloggers to compete at Bosch’s Amazing Race this coming Sat.

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Summary of Bosch Automotive Checkin events :
31May – 10am to 6pm – Bosch Roadshow at Chevron House, Raffles Place MRT
Besides tips on car maintenance from the experts, you can get Bosch wipers at 50% off.

31May – Bosch car servicing outlets (total six) is offering 50% off your car servicing ! Please call your preferred workshop contact for an appointment.

From 28th May to 01Jun, Facebook or Foursquare Check-in at participating Bosch outlets to enjoy a FREE 15-points check on your car.

(All promotions and events listed above are subject to Bosch and Omy’s T&C)
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Bosch motto is “Invented for Life”.

We are looking forward to Sat’s event. Besides looking for Bosch’s mascot “Uncle Bob”, we will also learn about some car maintenance tips. Hopefully we do not have to change tyres or drink водка (Vodka) at the pit-stops ! (We heard a Bosch Russian manager will be manning one of the workshop on Sat)

Maybe our car can get a free vacuum service. Our kids love to invite pet “roaches” into our cars with their tidbits and sweets!

For more Bosch Automotive check-in promotions and updates, do pop by and “Like” Bosch Fanpage –> https://www.facebook.com/Bosch.Automotive.Singapore

Photo credit – Bosch posters are taken from Bosch Fanpage

**updated 07Jun – read our Our Amazing Race experience

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** SengkangBabies are finalists in Omy’s Singapore Blog awards, if you love our kids and stories. Vote for us 🙂

About blogging, SengkangBabies’ style

What started as an experiment has mature into a hobby. Our blog,
SengkangBabies, is growing up, together with our four kiddos.

We blog, because we love to capture and document our memories.
Sometimes, we do get to enjoy the perks, like media previews and giveaways 🙂
..but there is something more Gratifying for us.

When you, our Readers and Friends drop us a note, comment or best-wishes. We really appreciate all your interest and feedback, because it motivates us to do better !
[This is Daddy’s heartfelt thoughts]

Today, we will share our e-Interview and video about our finalist status under Singapore Blog Awards (新加坡部落格大奖) “Family category”. Watch the video to see how our cute Kids rally for votes.


For better playback quality, click for our original Video at Youtube

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Q1. How do you feel about being one of finalists in Singapore Blog Awards 2012?

EXCITING !
With four kids, and reaching 40, Daddy is still excited about SengkangBabiestop ten nomination into Singapore Blog Award’s Family category !

HUMBLING
To be nominated as a finalist is a recognition. Hello to our fans and friends, we are so glad someone appreciate and believe our blog is cool enough for Top Ten under Best-Family category.

AMAZING !
Daddy is convinced the journey itself will be very much part of the fun. Whether we win or not, we will get to meet new friends, and hopefully, share our adventures with more families.

Q2. When did you start blogging and what drew you to it? Where do you get inspiration for your blog content?

Daddy picked up blogging a few months before our girl, Boon Xin (2009) was due. We love how some parents capture and document their kids’ childhood memories, through their blog. We really believe blogging would be an interesting way to share our adventures and “gossips” with more families.

Since then, blogging has become our passion, and through sharing, our readers and fans will get to appreciate more about parenting tips, playgrounds, and even photography !
Do pop by SengkangBabies’ Vision and Mission at our “About SengkangBabies” page.

With our four adorable kids around us, Daddy is never short of blogging inspirations.
Fellow parent bloggers always give us a motivation to keep our blog updated and interesting.

Q3. How do you feel about the other Finalists in your category this year? How do you think you will fare compared to them?

Daddy know most of the “Family” finalists, either in person or Online. Most of the time, we know each other Online first, and we feel like “Friends” when we do meet up !
[“I know you, you are so and so”, “Are you Punggol-Babies” etc]
Parenting bloggers are mostly jovial and friendly! 2012’s finalists are listed here.

We each got our own blogging style. The Mummy bloggers are always strong, how many Daddy bloggers do you know of?
Having say that, 2012’s “Family category” will be interesting, we got four Daddy bloggers nominated! We hope this will spur more husbands to become bloggers too.

If a Daddy blogger should win, it will definitely show Daddy bloggers can be COOL too.
–> do consider SengkangBabies for Macau ok, Thank you 🙂

Q4. Give a reason why readers should visit your blog and vote for you?

Our kids bring you Fun ! That is our blog motto.

We started this blog with one mission, to share our playgrounds, and archive the kids’ memories. If you feel that blogging is a noteworthy way to document our kids’ childhood. Follow our adventures.

We will give you another reason to visit our blog. 我們的孩子比较多 !
(literally we have more kids).
Have you ever wonder how a Big noisy family with four kids thrive in Sunny Singapore?
How do we cope with school, our daily challenges, and maybe how we travel together !
(It is not easy for young parents to fathom traveling with a toddler)

Family life is not only about Fun and smiles, there are definitely challenges too.
But our kids gave us more Smiles then Panadols :p

SengkangBabies is about Kids, memories, and Happy Family.
We want you to exit our blog, with a smile.

Get closer to SengkangBabies :
http://sengkangbabies.com
http://www.facebook.com/SengkangBabiesBlog

Vote for us 🙂

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Updated 2012Jul, the actual event was funfill, and we got to meet up with friends.