A few weeks ago (June 2016) I flew solo to Bangkok, Thailand to visit my Thai high school friend. Hubby was super cool with that. My trip fell on a weekday, so the kids were in school during the day and he just needed to take care of them before and after school.
I have not seen my Thai friend since 1999. We were classmates at an international school in Beijing. She left China before me but thanks to Facebook, we reconnected. She arranged to fetch me from Don Moeong airport and bring me to another province called Samut Songkhram (Mae Klong), for another experience.
This place is so peaceful. Loved relaxing on the hammock by the side of the river and occasionally seeing a boat passing by…
A must try when visiting Thailand is the Thai coconut ice cream
I also tried (first time) a super creamy coconut. Can’t remember its name though.
Visited Amphawa Floating night market
Day 2 breakfast
My friend brought me to the famous Maeklong railway market on day 2
I have always wanted to see this since I saw a picture of it years ago. Well, mission accomplished!
Back in Bangkok city for the usual touristy stuffs. I spent 3 nights at Hotel de Bangkok.
My parents just came to Singapore and we just came back from a big family getway to Port Dickson, Malaysia.
Our car isn’t in a good condition to drive for 4 hours, so we hired a driver from “Let’s Jalan Jalan”.
We stayed at Lexis Hibiscus
The private 1.2m pool next to the bathroom was superb. Kids took it as a huge bathtub — swimming first thing when they woke up and at 10pm before bedtime was the norm ;)
View from the bed
The resort has an indoor and an outdoor playgound. Their indoor playground is chargeable (Rm20 per kid per hour). Brought the kids there everyday to play for an hour.
Their outdoor playground was fun too!
Their gymnasium wasn’t impressive though — small with very few equipment!
It rained very early in the morning and at night
Some of the rooms will face other water chalets, like the one below.
At the sky lounge after dinner
So tired after lots of playing
Relaxing in the pool
My busiest time of the year is over. What a relief! Now I’m looking forward to our two upcoming trips — one in July with my whole family to Port Dickson and another longer trip (2 weeks) in September to the land of Koalas with hubby, the girls and my parents!
What have we been up to?
We went for a short getaway in Johor a few weeks ago to celebrate hubby’s birthday. Drove to Gunung Pulai and hiked a quarter up.
We also went to Disney on Ice show when they came to Singapore. Girls loved it.
We renewed our zoo yearly membership pass
Gotta make full use of it now!
The girls had a mini school project to do at home with the help of the parents. They chose an electric heater and an oven.
I travelled to Kuala Lumpur and missed my flight back! Had to purchase another air ticket (whatever that was available). Oman air it was! My first time travelling on this airline.
The girls (and so am I) are really into “how to cake it” youtube videos (we have watched all her videos and look forward to new videos every week). They also enjoy watching kids cooking/baking channel and wanted to make popsicles after watching an episode on how to make fruit popsicles.
We ‘baked’ chocolate cake in this pan too
The other day we went to East Coast beach and there was this sand ‘hill’
Chalene was down with fever the other day. We stayed home and kept her busy with some painting.
We celebrated daddy’s birthday
We went prawning and daddy caught a prawn after 1 long hour ?
We swam in the river
We had fun at the water park
Christmas 2014 (left) vs Christmas 2015 (right). Yep, we recycled their red dress :)
Decorating the tree
We went to Christmas Wonderland at Gardens By The Bay
Christmas Day with cousins. They couldn’t wait to open those gifts!
I bought a gingerbread house and candies from Ikea and the kids had fun decorating it.
Their gingerbread house. The whole house collapse after an hour! Too many heavy candies on top haha.
Messy but fun!