Sentosa Staycation Jun 2014

Due to the pregnancy, I am grounded and unable to take the plane for this year (we did not want to take any unnecessary risks). Hence for the Jun holidays, it was just a one night staycation at Sentosa during the weekend as Ivan just had his long mc due to his fracture and could not take more leave.

It was short but fun. Thank God that we were all well. For the past few months, Daniel and I have been taking turns to come down with cough which was really irritating and quite disruptive to our lives! This time round, we stayed at Amara Sanctuary Resort. Was in quite a relax mode, so did not take many pictures.

We started the staycation with the Dora the Explorer Musical showing at Resorts World. Although he is a boy, Daniel’s all-time favourite is Dora the Explorer and her cousin Diego. He was all so excited and really enjoyed the musical. Personally, I was quite bored and almost fell asleep halfway! He liked it so much that he cried when the show ended!

We checked into the hotel and the boy had his afternoon nap while we just chillaxed in the hotel room.

When he woke up and we wanted to go out, it was pouring! We waited for the hotel shuttle bus. By the time the bus came, the rain was getting lighter, so we decided to head down to Palawan Beach. Happened to bump into a friend who works in Sentosa and he recommended us quite a yummy zi char stall at the Palawan Beach food court! We had rice and a few dishes and the food was really yummy! It was already dark by the time we reached Palawan Beach but we decided to spent the next morning here.

The next morning, we had breakfast at MacDonald’s and then headed down to Palawan Beach. Spent a good part of the morning having fun with sand and water play. We built a sand castle. We tried walking back to our hotel and realised that it was just a 10 minute walk from the beach! We headed back and spent some time at the hotel swimming pool before checking out.

After checking out, we walked to Palawan beach again and brought the boy for activities at the Playmobil event going on at the same time- story telling, dancing and playpit. What I found really cool was that we did not have to pay at all for the entire morning’s activities!

After lunch, we watched the bird show near the beach and headed home.

I was exhausted but happy 🙂 Really thank the Lord for His goodness. Though I can’t travel and this family staycation is really short, we did have quite a fun time together as a family.

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Planning for Hong Kong Trip Sept 2013

Have been trying to plan the Hong Kong Trip amidst our busy schedule the last few weeks. And it’s finally more or less done! Did not have a detailed hour by hour schedule like the one we did for the Australia trip last year.

These are some of the things we hope to cover and food we hope to eat 🙂

Day 1 (6 Sept, Friday)

  • Flight depart SIN 8am

  • Arrive HK 1200

  • Check in City View hotel (Yau Ma Tei MTR)

  • Daniel Nap Time

  • Dinner

  • Avenue of stars (Tsim Tsa Tsui)

  • Symphony of lights

  • Tsim Tsa Tsui Promenade

  • Shopping at Tsim Tsa Tsui

Day 2 (7 Sept, Sat)

  • Ocean Park (Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong Island)

  • Temple Street Night Market (Temple street)

Day 3 (8 Sept, Sun)

  • Flower market (Flower Market Road)

  • Goldfish market (Tung Choi Street)

  • Ladies Street (Tung Choi Street)

  • Sneaker Street (Fa Yuen Street)

  • Daniel afternoon nap (2-4pm)

  • Electronics and stuff (Apliu Street – Sham Shui Po)

  • The Peak

  • Mdm Tussuads (The Peak)

Day 4 (9 Sept, Mon)

  • Disneyland

Day 5 (10 Sept, Tues)

  • MTR to Sheung Wan

  • Dried Seafood Street (Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Island)

  • Central Mid Levels Escalator (Central, Hong Long Island)

  • Toy Street (Wan Chai)

  • Jardine’s Market (Causeway Bay)

  • Causeway Bay Shopping mall

    • Sogo – mid range

    • WTC more – mid range

    • Times Square – international brands

    • Fashion Walk – international brands

    • Island Beverly Centre – Korean and Jap fashion

Day 6 (11 Sept, Wed)

  • Check out of hotel

  • City gate factory outlets

Food to check out:

1. YUEN KEE RESTAURANT

27-33 Kimberley Road

Shop 6-10, G/F Wing Lee Building

Tsim Sha Tsui

Tel: +852 21919339

To try: Fried beef horfun (big portions)

2. Milk Tea at Lan Fong Yuen

Lan Fong Yuen. Shop 2, Gage Street, +852 2544 3895 and LG Chung King Mansion, 36-44 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2316 2311. Meals around £3 a head. Open 10am-11pm

3. 星座冰室 Star Cafe (Noodles/茶餐厅)

Shop No. 36, Champagne Court, 16-20 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

尖沙咀金巴利道16-20號香檳大廈地庫36號舖

2724 4408

Mon.-Sat.: 08:00-21:30

4) One Dim Sum

MONGKOK: Shop 1 & 2, G/F, Kenwood Mansion, 15 Playing Field Road, Prince Edward

星期一至五:11:00-00:00; 星期六、日:10:00-00:00

Tel: 2789 2280

5) 富記粥品 Fuk Kee Congee

MONGKOK: 104-106 Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok

旺角花園街104-106號

2385 1230

Mon.-Sun. 07:30-23:30

 6) 金華冰廳 Kam Wah Cafe

MONGKOK: 47 Bute Street, Prince Edward, Hong Kong

2392 6830

Mon.-Sun.:06:30-12:00

 6) 溏苑 Tong Yuen Food & Dessert

MONGKOK: Shop 1, G/F, Paradise Square, 3 Kwong Wa Street, Mong Kok

旺角廣華街3號百利達廣場地下1號舖

Sun.-Thu. 12:00-00:00; Fri., Sat, Holiday Eve: 12:00-01:00

2171 4913

 7) SHAM SHUI PO: Wai Kee Noodle House – Liver noodles

62/67 Fuk Ying Street

 8) Luk Lam Desserts

77-79 Un Chau Street

 8) Kung Ho Dou Ban Cheong – Yong Tau Foo/ Tau Huey

118 Pei Ho Street

 9) Kee Tsui cake shop

Traditional Pastries and Biscuits

10) Hang Heung Cake Shop

Lao Po Bing

Mongkok

Address: G/F, 579 Nathan Road, Mong Kok

地址: 旺角彌敦道579號地下1號舖c

Tel/電話: +852 2394 7668

Opening Hours: 10am – 9:50pm

11) Yung Kee – Roast Meats

Address: 32-40 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong

2522 1624

12) LAW FU KEE CONGEE AND NOODLE SPECIALIST 羅富記粥麵專家

140 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong. Tel: +852 2541 3080

144 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong. Tel: +852 2543 3881

G/F, 50 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong. Tel: +852 2850 6756

Open daily 8am to 8pm

13) 添好運點心專門店 Tim Ho Wan, the Dim-Sum Specialists

Shop 12A, Hong Kong Station (Podium Level 1, IFC Mall) , Central

中環香港站12A鋪(IFC地庫一層)

2332 3078

Mon to Sun: 09:00 – 21:00

 14) 勝香園 Sing Heung Yuen(Da pai Dang – Street Food)

2 Mei Lun Street, Central

中環美輪街2號排檔

Mon-Sat: 08:00-17:30; Sun: Closed

2544 8368

 15) 九記牛腩 Kau Kee Restaurant (Noodles/Beef Brisket)

G/F, 21 Gough Street, Central

中環歌賦街21號地下

Mon – Sat 12:30-22:30

2850 5967

 16) 泰昌餅家 Tai Cheong Bakery – Egg Tarts

G/F, 35 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central

中環擺花街35號地下

2544 3475

Mon.-Sun. 07:30-21:00