Singapore Flyer – Visitor Information and Review

The Singapore Flyer is Asia's largest observation wheel and stands at 165m tall. From the top, you can see views of Marina Bay as well as surrounding areas and out to sea. It was opened in 2008 after two and a half years of construction. The London Eye and Eiffel Tower played a big part in its design by Dr. Kisho Kurokawa of Japan and DP Architects. The capsules have an air cooling system as well as UV windows to protect from the sun and the heat.…

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Diamond Forest Farm Stay Review

Diamond Forest Farm Stay is located in between Manjimup and Pemberton in Western Australia. It consists of cottage accommodation on 50 acres with a 3 acre dam and over 100 animals. Accommodation There are two types of cottages, both of which can cater for up to 5 people - the family cottages and the pet friendly cottages (yes, you can even take your dog). They are spread well apart so you have plenty of privacy and the balconies have wonderful views of the dam and surrounding…

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Singapore Zoo – Review and Visitor Information

Singapore Zoo is touted as one of the best in the world and has around 1.9 million visitors a year. Whilst I'm not a big fan of animals in captivity, most exhibits are "open" and it has an excellent reputation for its conservation and breeding programmes. We have been twice now, when the girls were 3 and then again when they were 9. Location Located at 80 Mandai Lake Road. There are several options to get to the zoo but we have always just caught a…

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Why Holiday Inn is the best value family hotel in Singapore

It's always going to be a struggle to find family accommodation in Singapore cheaply. It's renowned for being an expensive city but it is also one of the best family destinations in the world. There are so many things to do with kids and the people are so friendly and welcoming. It is also one of the safest and cleanest cities worldwide. We have been there 3 times now and have always stayed at The Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre. Location of Holiday Inn Singapore…

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Emerald Hill – Places to visit in Singapore

Location of Emerald Hill Emerald Hill is located just off Orchard Road and worth a short detour to check out the beautiful buildings or even the bars at night. The nearest metro is Somerset and is a short walk from there. Check out the MRT map for more information. History of Emerald Hill It was thought to be originally rain forest but the Chinese immigrants began using it for pepper plantations. Unfortunately, it was just barren land by the time William Cuppage took over the land in 1837.…

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Guide to Universal Studios Singapore

Universal Studios Singapore   We have been to Universal Studios twice on our trips to Singapore. The first time, the girls were 6 and already little thrill seekers and then again 2 years ago when they went on every single ride. Always a lot of fun for the big kids as well as the small. Location Universal Studios is on Sentosa Island which can be accessed by taxi, bus, MRT or by the walkway. We find the easiest way is by MRT as follows: Take North-East…

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Why Holiday Inn Phuket is excellent for families

Location Holiday Inn Phuket is located in Patong, just across the road from the beautiful sandy beach. It's within walking distance to Jungceylon Shopping Centre and the night markets are just around the corner.                               Even though it's on a busy road, once you step through the gates, you are in a tropical paradise.     Family Rooms The Main Wing of Holiday Inn Phuket is best for families and has lovely…

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Why Stay at Oceana on Broadbeach apartments

Oceana on Broadbeach apartments, Broadbeach, Gold Coast. Oceana on Broadbeach apartments are a great accommodation choice for families as they are very spacious with full kitchen facilities. We stayed in a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment with ocean views but there's also the choice of 2, 3 & 4 bedrooms. The kitchen includes an oven and dishwasher plus there's also a washing machine, which we find really useful when traveling with kids. The glass doors lead out onto a large balcony and we had amazing ocean…

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