Planning a family-friendly stay in Pahang

~ Posted on Monday, December 27, 2021 at 12:33 PM ~

As a stay-at-home mum, family is always number one priority for me. And hence, when I plan for a family vacation, it must be a family-friendly place that has activities for all of us to do while we relax and enjoy some downtime.

When the school holidays started recently in early December 2021, we have been having some day trips at the nearest beach (Port Dickson) and while it was fun, I do feel that a longer stay would be more awesome! After all, the drive from our house to Port Dickson is about 1.5 hour to and fro and we only get to spend about 6 hours every time, not sufficient I would say!

At the moment, I am currently looking at holidaying in the state of Pahang. When you say the word ‘Pahang’, the image that comes to mind are the green luscious forest, the long stretch of white sandy beach and the blue sparkling ocean.

The hotel that got my attention at the moment is De Rhu Beach Resort. It is located in Balok, Kuantan. There are several reasons why I choose De Rhu Beach Resort, amongst them are:

1.    It is a beachfront resort, right on Balok Beach
2.    It has a playground in the pool that will definitely score points with my kiddos (refer picture below – see how glorious and fun looking are those pools!!!)
3.    There is a large swimming pools for adults to plunge in for some fun
4.    Lots of ample parking space
5.    It has restaurants that serve good food throughout the day
6.    It is eligible for Traveloka promotion!

Image source: Traveloka

Who doesn't appreciate a good promotion, eh? Thanks to Traveloka, I can choose from a variety of hotel promotions available. You can also get a discount if you're vaccinated or if you're travelling by air too! I am contemplating to go with the Cuti-Cuti Malaysia #supportlokal promotion as this promotion gives me a 10% discount on De Rhu Beach Resort. Not only that, if we are taking a flight, we can also get up to RM50 off but I think for my family size, it would be easier to travel by our trusted family car as we can stop by R&R along the way whenever circumstances arises (nature calls, hunger pangs etc).

Additionally, I can also claim for an income tax relief up to RM1000 by 31st December 2022. How cool is that?! Traveling and also getting income tax relief is a win-win! If you would like to know more, do check out Traveloka's full promotions at hotel promo.

FYI, De Rhu Beach Resort is rated an impressive 8.5/10 in Traveloka with hundreds of reviews! Customers’ reviews are important factor to me as it means a whole lot of people have tried out and agreed to the good service and conditions of the hotel. The check-in and check-out time at the hotel is at a standard 3PM and 12PM respectively. From what I see, the rooms are spacious, so I can squeeze in my whole family into 1 room and still have space to walk about.

Now I can just imagine how relaxing it is to stay at De Rhu Beach Resort! I can feel the wind blowing in my face as I have a break with a light stroll by the beach with my family.

Image source: Wikipedia

So, I hope the Kuantan holiday plan will materialize soon as we are badly in need of some vitamin SEA and I am looking forward for a longer stay at a beach area with my loved ones. That’s all the updates from me for now. Stay safe everyone!

Fancy Getting An NFT Crypto Dog?

~ Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 6:45 PM ~

Confession.

I am clueless about Bitcoin, Ethereum, NFT and all those fancy smancy jargons that came along when the topic of cryptocurrency pops up.

As time passes by, I'm slowly reading up more and more about them and it gets all the more interesting when people like Elon Musk tweeted about dogecoins and shooting to the moon etc. It helps that my dear husband is very into these matters and generously shared information with me when things get exciting (I think he's trying so very hard to influence me to join this hahaha)

It gets even way more interesting when I read about companies and people spending lots of money buying NFTs. Mind blowing to read VISA spending USD150K, I repeat, USD ONE HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND on a Digital Avatar With Mohawk! That motivated my lazy a$$ enough to do something about this NFT thingy!

I just want to share that I have recently won an NFT crypto dog from a giveaway on Twitter! How cool is that?! My very own crypto dog! Go drool over its picture below! It's MINE!

Crypto Dogs

The giveaway was sponsored by the creator of Fluffy Crypto Dogs, FluffyDegen at Fluffy Creatives. You can find his doggies at his opensea site at https://opensea.io/collection/fluffy-crypto-dogs

These are some of his crypto doggies... All the dogs listed are suitable for Humans of all ages, walks of life and Gender and rest assured of you owning a unique dog as they are all randomly birthed in a Genetic Pool batch of 3,998 pups. Each pup carries 6 properties on them which are: (Body, Collar, Mouth, Nose, Eyes and Head Gear) No two dogs will be the same!

Crypto Dogs

 His NFT doggies are currently being featured on Binance. So do drop by to check them out!

Who knows, you might end up adopting your very own crypto doggie!

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Tips to Bring Your Children to Staycation

~ Posted on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 8:57 PM ~

A family staycation is a perfect chance to treat yourself and your family, giving you all a break from reality and our day-to-day responsibilities, to rejuvenate our mind and body, and to see and feel a different environment for our sanity's sake.

You can let your hair down. There is no need to worry about cleaning the house whenever your children make a mess as there is room services to handle that. At least for a few days, you are worry-free on matters of cooking, laundry and to-do-list as a mother and housewife. All you need to do is just focus on the break and rest as much as you can during staycation.

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Staycation also reduces the traveling time. Have fun being a tourist at your hometown. You can pack lightly and reduce the cost on airplane and airport transfers. You just need to go to any hotel for a staycation by driving your own vehicle. Most of the hotels provides free parking within their premises too.

Anyway, it is every mom’s concerns to check on the places to go for holiday that will suits her family and children. Whether the hotel is suitable for children, whethere there have any children pool, no smoking rooms, and if possible, connecting room for the children. Also do note that not all hotels are child-friendly. So here are few tips to plan a staycation with your family and children:


Choose a hotel that caters to your little ones

When scouting for a hotel, not only scout for the best deals, you must also check on child-friendly hotel or family-friendly hotel from beds and amenities to children activities. If you have extra budget, you can go for a hotel that offers spacious rooms, with extra amenities such as baby cots, bottle warmers, and stroller. Some hotels also offer exciting activities for children such as children’s yoga, rock climbing, and cooking class. This is to ensure you and your children will have a good staycation experience.

 

Make sure all items and belongings are well-packed

With the little troops I have (5 children between 2 to almost 12-years old) packing can be an overwhelming task. But when packing for a hotel staycation, the list become less as most hotels provides toiletries and basic amenities such as towels, hair dryers and iron. So all you need to do is just pack important things that are not easy to get such as medication and diapers. Also don’t forget the children swimming suits if they love to splash in the swimming pools. I'm actually very glad that I'm at the phase where my older 3 children can pack their own clothes when we go for our family holiday!


Stock up on some healthy snacks close to you

This is to avoid the typical tantrums, hunger meltdowns or crankiness in the younger ones. You can stock up on nuts, biscuits, or raisins as well. It easy to carry and perfect to control a little hunger pangs. Some hotel also provides snacks in their freezer, but it is better if you prepare ahead. I usually stock some in my diaper bag and some in one of my child's backpack (as we might be split into 2 groups while walking around hence, the backup hahah)

 

Include ‘me time’ and time with your spouse

Staycation is the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with your spouse or partner. Beside getting some rest from daily responsibilities, this is the time to recharge your romantic battery. Get the children busy with activities, or get the babysitting and childcare services under your staycation hotel for a few hours. You and spouse can get some much needed alone time together.

Of course for now, it is still impossible to have a staycation because we are still under MCO. Sigh.... But heyyyyyy, for our neighbouring country, Singapore, they can enjoy Staycation Singapore! Not only that, there is also promotion on hotels by Traveloka.

Traveloka

Do go check out their campaign Singapore Rediscovers Vouchers for more interesting offers and tips on attractions and hotels!

That’s all for now. Hope these tips helps to give some ideas for mommies out there to have a little break. Stay safe everyone!