Family Annual Trip, Legoland Johor Bahru – 14 April 2016

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Finally, our annual family trip that we’ve been waiting for has arrived. Yippie! The excitement is over the moon, because for the first time ever we took Rama on a trip abroad. This year destination was to Malaysia and Singapore. Rama was so thrilled to know that we are going to Legoland, he even had already checked some of the Youtube vlog to find out what type of games he’ll be taking on our trip.

Since our first destination, and if I may say our ultimate destination is to Legoland at Johor Bahru Malaysia, thus the moment we arrived at Singapore International Airport we rushed ourselves to the luggage area and look out for our chartered driver. Luckily they sent us Toyota Innova which can accomodate all four of us plus the heavy luggages (forgot to mention that my father in-law was joining us for the trip).

It cost us MYR 2.155 for a night stay which included breakfast, airport pick-ups, and two days free entrance to the Legoland Playground and Waterpark for one children. We did bought additional tickets at the hotel which turns out to be cheaper than buying it directly from the ticket booth. We spent another MYR 180 per person for two days pass at the Legoland playground and waterpark because it wasn’t included in the hotel basic package.

There are three types of room to select, the pirate theme, kingdom theme, and adventure theme. Since Rama likes to watch some pirate cartoon on Disney Junior, it was obvious that we picked the pirate theme room. No need to worry though, cause the room was not scary at all and it was quite spacious. It does says that the room can accomodate for 3 adults and 2 child.

I definitely love the room and the bathroom (unfortunately I forgot to take a pic of the bathroom). But it was cute, with a touch of personal water sink for the kids so they don’t have to use our sink hihihihihi

Next, the theme park. It was awesome!! We didn’t take the ride for bigger kids, but the place is enjoyable. My advice, come here during non-school break. And don’t bring any plastic water bottle or they’ll ask you to throw it away. But you can bring your baby’s food and drink (milk) if you need to. Coming back to the topic where I say it was best to go there during the regular time and not during the school break, because it was freedom!! My friend at work once come to Legoland during the school break and boy did he and his family suffer from the heat and the lack of chairs. Not that Legoland didn’t provide enough chairs, but it’s because the number of visitors that was probably too much.

For us however, it was a blast. We didn’t have to queue for too long and we get to see the park thoroughly. Rama definitely love it and already asked us for another trip to come back there.

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So that was it, our family vacation. Didn’t get much picture while staying in Singapore, because mainly what we did there was just shop shop shop or dine dine dine.

Until next time!

There is Always a Time for a Zoo Visit

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This is a very late post which supposed to be uploaded last week, so before it gets even more late than it’s already had I just have to share with you our family trip to the Safari Garden zoo. I don’t know if I ever told you that this is our annual tradition but yes, going to the zoo is a must in every year. Luckily this year, we received a free voucher for four person to Safari Garden. Hence, we only paid IDR 15k for the car entrance fee. Such a bargain since normally we have to pay IDR 150.000 for adult and IDR 140.000 for children (domestic price). The foreign tourist got double on the price.

Moving on, going to a safari means walking around in the animal natural habitat. So here you can see different kind of animals from around the world and of course Indonesia. I took some of my favourite animals and safari spot to share with you.

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Was pretty amazed with the orang utan’s living space. They have everything! The playground, waterfall, grass to roll around. And they have lots of friend to play with.

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Once you cleared out the safari, you can then visit their baby zoo. Here you’ll find different other kind of animals, such as: meerkat, kangaroo, penguin, walabi, baby panther/tiger/lion (which you can take a picture with for a fee), snakes, more orangutans, birds, komodo dragon, bears, and even some live animal shows.

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Another Late Post – Celebration Trip to Yogyakarta

Terminal3-Jakarta-Airport-Family-Trip April has got to be one of my favourite month of the year. If you read my blog, then surely you’ll know that our anniversary is on April. Hence, during that month we have booked ourself a week trip to Yogyakarta. Rama was very pleased to know that we are going there on air. He even chose to wear his pilot look-a-like shirt just to show his excitement. We actually have booked our flight and hotel since about a year before just because we could get really good bargain if we did so. And off we go! AdiSucipto-Airport-Trip-Yogyakarta Welcome-Yogyakarta-Family-Celebration-TripOnce we arrived at Adisutjipto airport in Yogyakarta, me and Rama strike for a pose in a greeting way. He, however, didn’t seem to look like giving a greet or anything. He was just entertaining himself with his cutie smile. Since our rented car won’t be here until the next morning, so we decided to take a taxi to Novotel Hotel which only took us about 15-20 mins of travel. We checked in to our room (which was lovely and calming with a slightly vintage theme) and immediately re-pack all of our stuff and I did some shoot.IMG_0882 IMG_0881 IMG_0880IMG_0879 The bath tub has got to be Rama’s favourite thing in the hotel, aside from the swimming pool of course. He is such a fish when it comes to water.IMG_0878 IMG_0877 We were given a room with swimming pool view, and of course Rama like to sits here watching other guests swimming and then tried to lure us down just for a dip in the pool. Hahahaha so typical of him.Pool-View-Room-Novotel-Yogyakarta-Trip On our second day of the trip, we went to Borobudur temple and boy did I sweat a lot. It’s been a while since my last gym session, and I did gained some weight. But boy I enjoyed it so much.

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We managed to get ourself an early dinner at Raminten House which served local dish with a twist. It’s not exactly  my kind of food but will definitely come back here next year.

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The Weekend Getaway @ Trans Studio Bandung

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It’s been a while since the last time I posted something here. Nothing beats the hectic of the first trimester of the year. Especially when you have to deal with the process of Year-End audit. But enough of that, for now I’m going to share with you my family weekend getaway to Trans Studio Bandung (horaay!).

If you haven’t heard about Trans Studio Bandung (TSB), it’s somekind of an amusement park but is place indoor. You can check their website on http://www.transstudiobandung.com

The entrance fee during the weekdays is a lot cheaper compared to the weekend. It’s Rp 170.000 during the weekdays (USD 13.28) and Rp270.000 for the weekend (USD 21.10). Even so, I think it was well worth. Because by paying such an amount you can then play and enjoy all of the games and/or shows that are available inside TSB.

My most recommended thing to play is the coaster ride. Even though I’m a chicken for most of the other games but trying this coaster ride feels like a must. The track wasn’t that long, so to be honest the ride feels just like a second and then it’s done. But having to feel your brain yelling and your mouth yelled even harder during the last minute of facing the dead-end trail feels utterly amazing. Sorry though, I didn’t took any picture of the ride. But I did took some other pictures while watching the show of Kabayan theatrical show.

Enjoy!

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Staying in JS Luwansa Hotel and a visit to Kota Kasablanka

During the holiday season, my little family had decided to spend the long weekend staying at our favourite hotel named JS Luwansa. The hotel is located in Jl. HR Rasuna Said Kav C-22, Kuningan, Jakarta. It is our third time staying in the hotel and is absolutely by far our favourite place in Jakarta.

We were warmly welcomed by the receptionist, who then told us that they are having their first anniversary and asked if we would like to join their charity event which we did. I always fancy staying in hotels, mainly because I love to play household while staying in and immediately unpack my belongings and put them in the hotel drawer as if it’s my new home. Well, for the mean time at least.

Staying here is a delight and I especially love the food. They are superb! My sister once had her wedding reception at this hotel and the food they provided was impressive. I especially loved the duck menu, so yummy that it made me drool just to think about it.

Funny thing though, Bowie and I noticed that we were given the same exact room number when we first came to this hotel. It’s as if we are really returning back to our home, hihihi.

At lunch, my mum and dad came to visit so we thought it will be nice to go out to Kota Kasablanka mall and dine out. Since Rama favor the Japan sushi dish, we went to eat at Sushi Tei before finally getting entertained with the mall Christmast attraction from Hungary. The Christmast Circus Carnaval acrobatic performance.

It was a breathtaking experience watching the performance but I was delighted to see the show, mall decorations and all.

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