Short holidays Malaysia

March holidays would be upon us in 2 weeks.
If you are looking for a holiday nearby, our neighbour Malaysia has plenty to offer.

It is convenient to drive up, the exchange rates are flavourable, and SengkangBabies got some family-friendly destinations (and food) for your research.

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a) Annual Putrajaya Hot Air Balloon is back, if you fancy getting up close to cartoon Hot Air balloons, mark your calender 27-30Mar.

Read about our Smurf Hot Air Balloon experience.
when is Malaysia Hot Air balloon

b) Extend one day in Petaling Jaya (KL), because you wish to see kids play and work at Kidzania. Our kids are asking when they can go back and diy their own ice creams again !

Read about our Kidzania working experience from our last internship.
Kidzania Kuala Lumpur

Nearer to Singapore, if you only have 1 day or night to spare.

c) Legoland is the overwhelming choice, no thanks to their constant TV ads bombardment. Kids understand “School holidays= Legoland”!

Read all about our Legoland experiences (Dry, Wet, and Hotel).
Legoland promotions

Legoland is running a “Kids Go Free promotion” from now till 13Mar2014.
Standard Annual Pass holders will receive 25% off room booking and Premium Annual Pass holders will be entitled up to 30% off for call bookings.

Promotion is at this link but we suspect weekends are already fully booked.

*Room size for your consideration
– Theme & Premium (3adults + 2children or 2adults + 3children)
– Deluxe and Suite (4adults + 4children or 2adults + 6children)

Legoland school holiday promotion

d) If you prefer somewhere quite and nearer to the beach, and maybe some seafood, try Desaru !

You have Crocodile, Fruit farms, Ostrichs and seafood all within 30min drive. We recommend a stay at the budget but convenient Lotus Desaru.

The slides at Lotus might not be as thrilling as Legoland’s, but it still provides countless hours of Fun for our family. Click to read our Farm and seafood tours.
Desaru family activities

e) If you just wish to satisfy your food cravings, read our Johor Food Trail and KSL Pasar Malam! Cheap and delicious, do we really need more reasons?
Good food Johor

We understand some families are still apprehensive about driving and holidaying in Malaysia, do pop by our Driving and GPS tips.

For more short holidays Malaysia or other destinations, checkout our Holiday page.

Johor Massage recommendations -> http://sengkangbabies.com/holiday/johor-massage-recommendations

Voyage of Dreams

Last Sunday at Central Library’s The Pod, you would have found a cute Penguin.
Let Daddy tell you about our aMAZe-ing adventure 🙂

Voyage of Dreams aims to encourage family bonding through creative play, and the main ingredient is our humble Cardboard (Yes, the same material which is normally associated with our friendly garang-guni)

Cardboard Dreams await when you step out at the 16th floor.

How can you expect the kids to resist the Whale, Balloons, and the MAZE !

A few hours earlier, our kids got to pose with their Hot Air Balloon at home. Who can forget the cartoon UP! To enhance our Dreams, we even pasted photos from our Putrajaya Hot Air balloon adventure.

At around 2 plus, Voyage of Dreams started with a soothing duet from Evelyn and Alf. It was cool to see the kids form part of the entourage.

Games galore, every family was encouraged to bring along their own diy games.
Fire Engine, Fishing and Jenga !

Marvel at the creativity of parents. Kids were eagerly exploring every game station.

At Auto city (name?), the boys were crazy about the cars, plane and train.

It is always easy to make parents smile. As long as the kids are enjoying themselves, we will be beaming broadly too 🙂

At Voyage of Dreams, there were so many opportunities to bring parent and child closer, like TanFamily 🙂

Top down, Wai Wai, Carol and Summer‘s family.

M.A.Z.E for the little ones. This must be the center of attraction !

Chu Chi Tunnels or Naked Mole rat comes to mind when we see the kids relishing their tunnel marathon ! It is a marvel that the kids could navigate inside the tunnel without a map.

Some cheeky ones will purposely stay still so the parents cannot FIND them wahaha !

Video : Hugh Maze of Fun !

Do pop by our Hot Air Balloon demo and Maze construction on Instagram too.

Secretly, Daddy wish he could crawl stealthily inside the tunnel too, but it would be embarrassing if his 1.8m frame got entangle at one of the junction ..

Let us talk about The Prince and his Castle instead, not forgetting THE Sword 🙂

We got storytelling to entertain the kids too, introducing Adora, Wai Wai and yours truly.

Friendships were made, over sword fighting or catapults. Boon Yee told us PC Mum‘s daughters were his Hide & Seek buddies.

More Arts & Craft activities await kids at the basement. Did you see the cardboard Vessel ? It is on display till 31 Oct.

Our cardboard project manager Sarah with her kids (The Playful Parents). Her vision (and Roy’s support) helps to make Voyage of Dreams a BIG success.

Interested to know how her Cardboard dream started from Global CardBoard Challenge?

A BIG shout to our volunteers (from ITE college Central), who spared no effort to ensure the kids enjoy their Angry Bird cardboard adventure. 谢谢 !

We need to thanks National Library Board (NLB) for allocating the venue and the following sponsors for the arts and craft materials.

Voyage of Dreams was a big success, we spotted smiling faces at every corner.

Thank you Voyage of Dreams, for bringing an afternoon of FUN and Laughter to so many families 🙂

We have more photos and games on our Fanpage album.

Are you inspired? Would you like to indulge in some cardboard Fun? Daddy got a lot of inspirations from http://pinterest.com/jeanettesantand/cardboard-games.