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December Holidays - with 2 pre-school kids

Postby noobparent » Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:04 pm

Hi,

I've got 2 pre-school kids (nursery and K1).

We are planning for a 2 weeks holiday in 2nd half of December.

I know this is the peak season, but no choice, as helper is going on home leave.

Any good ideas?

We haven't brought our kids on a plane yet. So far, we have just driven to Malaysia.

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Postby tankee » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:00 pm

how many adults will be going on this trip?

it will be quite a handful if it is going to be just you & your spouse and you pre-schoolers. :shock:

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Postby noobparent » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:43 pm

tankee wrote:how many adults will be going on this trip?

it will be quite a handful if it is going to be just you & your spouse and you pre-schoolers. :shock:


Likely to just be myself and wife.

You are right, they are a handful. We drove up to Genting before and stayed 2 nights. They were certainly a handful!

I figured that we can't do anything too hectic. Needs to be a relaxing type of holiday.

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Postby raeyes » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:37 am

if you're planning short trip, can consider club med cos can park the kids with the GO at the kids playroom, they will be well taken care of

then u and wifey can go relax enjoy the facilities

i just came back from club med in bintan, not bad..nice spread of food

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Postby noobparent » Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:50 pm

raeyes wrote:if you're planning short trip, can consider club med cos can park the kids with the GO at the kids playroom, they will be well taken care of

then u and wifey can go relax enjoy the facilities

i just came back from club med in bintan, not bad..nice spread of food


I heard it is quite expensive? Can share how much you paid?

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Postby LLX04 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:31 pm

Hey, I think some of the Clubmed activities need 5 years old and above . However, its a few years back and its at Bintan.

If you really want to cut cost, less hassle and enjoy urself, maybe do a self-drive up melaka- holiday inn. We used to idle there for a few days - enjoy hotel facilities, take a walk down Jonker road, zoo trip, ferry wheel, shopping and makan. Any emergency u still near to singapore to drive back.

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Postby noobparent » Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:54 pm

LLX04 wrote:Hey, I think some of the Clubmed activities need 5 years old and above . However, its a few years back and its at Bintan.

If you really want to cut cost, less hassle and enjoy urself, maybe do a self-drive up melaka- holiday inn. We used to idle there for a few days - enjoy hotel facilities, take a walk down Jonker road, zoo trip, ferry wheel, shopping and makan. Any emergency u still near to singapore to drive back.


Hi,

Thanks. That sounds like a good idea. Will explore this option.

Which hotel is good? Holiday Inn?

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Postby LLX04 » Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:23 pm

hi,
We always went Holiday Inn as it was built 3 years back.
there is quite a good blog written by penglee in melacca thread.

Malacca Day 1 - http://sengkangbabies.blogspot.com/2010 ... day-1.html
Malacca Day 2 - http://sengkangbabies.blogspot.com/2010/06/malacca-day-2.html
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Postby mathsparks » Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:49 pm

How about free n easy, self-drive holiday in brisbane/surfer's paradise?

Driving is easy there, and with so many self contained apts/theme/nature parks to choose from, you'll be spoiled for choice. But Dec maybe too hot, though.

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Postby noobparent » Sat Jul 03, 2010 6:03 pm

mathsparks wrote:How about free n easy, self-drive holiday in brisbane/surfer's paradise?

Driving is easy there, and with so many self contained apts/theme/nature parks to choose from, you'll be spoiled for choice. But Dec maybe too hot, though.


Thanks. I'm fearful of the plane ride there with the kids!

And yes, it does sound hot.

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