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Choosing Our Favourite Flavours from Emicakes this Christmas {Log Cakes Giveaway!}

Christmas is just around the corner and while everyone has their favourite ways of celebrating the occasion, what we can’t do without is to treat ourselves to the signature flavours of Christmas cakes from Emicakes. Continue reading “Choosing Our Favourite Flavours from Emicakes this Christmas {Log Cakes Giveaway!}”

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{Giveaway!} Travel to 九份 Jiufen @ Taiwan with Round Taiwan Round Custom Shared Tour

Sometimes when it sounds too good to be true, it is probably true. Round Taiwan Round, the number one online travel planning and tour site in Taiwan, is proud to be the only online travel planner that has the know-how to travel Taiwan from the heart, with their smart programming team to help visitors provide the most efficient way to travel. Continue reading “{Giveaway!} Travel to 九份 Jiufen @ Taiwan with Round Taiwan Round Custom Shared Tour”

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Smart Parenting with JUMPY Plus Kids Smart Watch

The BEST things in life are meant to be shared. We have heard so much about how addictive smart phones pose to children, not to mention allowing them to own such devices.

However, there are times when Big M, being in primary school, needed to contact us and we likewise, wanted to know her whereabouts. We were procrastinating whether to get her a smart phone until we come across a catchy theme from JUMPY Plus smart watch – “Call, locate, and protect your kids anytime, anywhere” that we need to see it for ourselves.

It was love at first sight and we simply fell in love with JUMPY Plus smart watch! From a parent’s personal view, these are the 5 reasons why you should get one for your child: Continue reading “Smart Parenting with JUMPY Plus Kids Smart Watch”

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Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy: Feast@East Buffet Restaurant {Giveaway}

Food discovery is all about serendipitous moments – being in the right place at the right time. At Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy, the newly refurbished Feast@East Buffet Restaurant showcases a sumptuous Heritage Singapore Buffet that is winning new fans in the process. Continue reading “Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy: Feast@East Buffet Restaurant {Giveaway}”

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Freedom Japanese Market: Snacks Straight from Japan {Giveaway Family Pack!}

If you love everything about Japan, you will love to find out what’s in store in this blog post. With Freedom Japanese Market, you can celebrate the goodness of Japan snacks and candies just at a click of a button and delivered right to your front door! Continue reading “Freedom Japanese Market: Snacks Straight from Japan {Giveaway Family Pack!}”

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Top 10 Activities to Do in Legoland Malaysia {Giveaway Tickets for Family of 4!}

There are galore of kids’ activities which we can do during the school holidays and it’s not common we can find a place to stretch our exploration for a day or two. It seems we have found that in Legoland Malaysia where our whole family can re-discover the inner child in us and enjoyed ourselves to the max. We would like to share on the top 10 things you can do in Legoland Malaysia and being just within 20km from Tuas Checkpoint there is no excuse you should give it a miss!

#1 – Stay in Legoland Hotel

We reckon you are going to take a day or two to cover all the rides and activities. That being said, how about booking a memorable getaway at Legoland hotel? Featuring 249 LEGO® themed guest rooms that you can choose from: Pirate, Adventure, Kingdom and LEGO® Friends, you are spoilt for choices. Best part of all, you are returning to a comfortable accommodation after exploring the theme park to get a well-deserved rest.

#2 – Technic Twister

LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort is the first of its kind in Asia that offers adventure, education and fun for action-packed day trips or a short break holiday destination. Come along for an unforgettable adventure at LEGOLAND Theme Park, a family holiday destination with over 70 hands-on rides, slides, shows and attractions designed for families with children aged 2-12.

LEGOLAND Theme Park brings you seven themed area of attractions for all ages such as The Beginning, LEGO® Technic, LEGO Kingdoms, Imagination, LEGO City, Land of Adventure and MINILAND. The theme parks is an inspirational land where the children are the heroes! From LEGO experiment centres to rollercoasters, LEGOLAND Theme Park offers a fun-filled day-long voyage of discovery for all families.

We kick off with the Technic Twister. This cup ride is all about spinning and spinning at fast speed. Try if you dare. All within less than a minute where you are sure to be injected to loads of thrills.

Minimum size: 110 cm (Below 120 cm if accompanied by an adult)

We felt it was daunting but not for Big and Small M. Easy peasy for them? They enjoyed it very much!

#3 – Project X

This is not for the faint-hearted. Imagine racing at lightning speed at the beginning and middle oft he ride and eventually leave you taking a huge plunge at high-speed that leaves you breathless!

Minimum size: 110 cm (Below 120 cm if accompanied by an adult)

Big and Small M get their adrenaline rush with Project X and I had to take the ride twice. They clamoured for another round but we had to stop them as there are so many other rides that we have yet to cover.

Experience a “free-fall” moment from as high as 18m with Project X.

#4 – Driving School

Hear us out. This Driving School is red hot, hot and hot! The queue never seem to dwindle. We were just glad that Big and Small M at least got their chance to be a driver for a day. While queuing up, some parents were left disappointed when the theme park was about to close and there, their little ones had to miss this ever popular ride.

Age: 6 – 13 years only

We were among the last batch and were blessed it was just 30 mins wait. Still bearable 🙂

So you aspire to be a real driver someday when you grow up. It’s not going to be easy but it’s not impossible. For a start, every kid will need to attend a driving course where they are shown a video on driving and safety rules.

Going to hit the road? Not so fast. The friendly instructor now takes the kids for a briefing and test their basic understanding of how to operate a car.

Just make sure you remember to step on the correct peddle …

The rest is history. Excitement took over and they had a whale of their time driving around the circuit.

Big M loves it! The reward that comes at the end it is a LEGOLAND® driver’s licence.

#5 – Boating School

We hit the road and how can we miss the waters? At the Boating School, you get to be your own captain and steer a boat. This is an ever-popular ride which is well-loved by all the visitors. Don’t be surprised to join a long queue. How fast the queue clears is determined by how fast these captains steer the boats back to the starting point. We guessed many of us were first-timers and you can expect us bumping into many corners before crawling our way back.

Long queue but thankful for the shelter.

We really hope to go for at least two rounds but time is limited. We just had to make the best out of this. Each boat is equipped with both a gas pedal and a steering wheel, giving the feeling of complete control to whoever is in charge of the boat. The boats themselves are filled with Lego themes – from the primary colors to the raised Lego-stamped circles, it will make you feel as if you are right in one of the scenes from Lego City!

Big M looking professional.

And of course, we had a blast!

#6 – Ninjago: The Ride

What we love about Legoland Malaysia is their continuity to introduce new rides. Slated to be launched at the end of 2016, Ninjago: The Ride enables guests to demonstrate their ninja skills without the use of a hand held device but through the simple use of their hand gestures. Riders can collect points for their training and battle efforts throughout the ride and scores are displayed when their quest is completed.

Photo Credit: The Theme Park Insider
Photo Credit: InPark Magazine

#7 – LEGO® Wave Pool

LEGOLAND® Water Park can be enjoyed separately or together with the theme park, boasting over 20 slides and water based attractions as well as 70 LEGO® models. The LEGO themed water park also includes unique highlights for more thrills and spills.

Get ready to be tossed by gentle waves and cool off in Lego Wave Pool. This is very suitable for families as the water is shallow and the waves are not strong. If you are looking for a shallow pool just to dip yourself (as an appetizer) before you head to more challenging rides, look no further. There were also hosts who came in at every interval to rally the swimmers to engage in water sports dance and keep ourselves entertained.

Splish splash in the waters 🙂

The fun doesn’t end when the sun goes down! Swim, shop and savour the fun at the Wave Pool in the Water Park, which will be opened until 9pm every Friday and Saturday. Look out for exclusive entertainment specials, fun water games, meet your favourite LEGOLAND® characters, building activities and more!

#8 – Build A Boat

Put your imagination and creativity to test and build your dream boat all by using lego bricks.

Simple, safe and fun. Above the fun, it’s the bonding time between the sisters that stands out.

As you can see, the interesting part of this station is the ever-flowing waters. Kids get the thrill when they see their dream boats sailing beautiful down the stream.

May the best boat win!

  • Build-a-Boat river is 35 feet long
  • Boat hulls and LEGO bricks are provided for kids to design and build their own boat to race
  • Interactive launch platform allows boats to race head to head against friends and family
  • Dam breaks are stationed throughout the river for guests to control and change the flow of the water

#9 – Joker Soaker

We hate to say this. Joker Soaker may take up a big bulk of your time in the water park. Expect kids to be glued to this fun and interactive playground with various lengths, heights and types of slides. Guests can wade in the surrounding pool and be surprised with a torrential spill from a 300-gallon bucket.

Lower-level slide: Guests under 91cm tall are not permitted on this ride. Guests must be 91cm or taller to ride lower-level sildes. Children under 6 years of age must be accompanied by and adult.

Top-level slide: Guests under 102cm tall are not permitted on this ride. Guests under 102cm tall are not permitted on this ride. Guests must be 102cm or taller to ride middle-level slides.

#10 – Creativity Days 2016!

Creativity Days 2016 arrives at LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort with a myriad of fun LEGO® activities ignite your creativity, from Build Your Dream World at our large scale building activity to participating in our Junior Model Builder workshop. Guests would have to complete the Activity Trail obtained from the Guest Service Counter at the entrance, and stand to take home a surprise gift! Look out for the creativity show happening at the LEGO Kingdoms, Castle stage daily at 4pm –  until the end of June.

F&B Promo – After Dark Special Buffet Dinner

Come feast on a rich selection of mouth-watering Malaysia cuisines, especially the Classic Malay Curry corner as well as delicious International delights. You will be accompanied by colourful LEGO models, at the one-of-a-kind LEGOLAND® Hotel for a night to remember!

Book your “After Dark Special Buffet Dinnerhere now and enjoy our special all you can eat buffet at Bricks Family Restaurant @ LEGOLAND®Hotel.

Buffet Date:      6 June 2016 – 5 July 2016   
Time:    Starts from 6pm until 10pm

 

     After Dark Special Buffet Dinner

 

Adult (12 years and above)    RM138  
Child/Senior Citizen (3-11 years)/(60 years and above)   RM  78
  • Enjoy 25% off for all annual pass, premium annual pass
    and corporate/family groups(min 20 persons) 
  • Above prices inclusive of 6% GST.

A slew of activities awaits you at Legoland Malaysia. What are you waiting for? Get down to Legoland Malaysia today!

To book your tickets, click here.

To know more about annual passes, click here.

To find out bus services from Singapore to LEGOLAND Malaysia, click here.

To subscribe to LEGOLAND e-newsletter, click here.

Opening Hours: Daily, 9.00am – 7.00pm, Malaysia time

Address: 7, Jalan Legoland, Bandar Medini, 79250 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia

GIVEAWAY!

Special thanks to Legoland Malaysia, they are giving 1 winner with a family of 4 combo tickets that entitle you with access to both the water and theme parks:

All you need to do is:

  1. Like Legoland Malaysia & Katong Kids Inc Facebook Fan Page
  2. Follow Katong Kids Inc’s Instagram @ katongkidsinc
  3. Share this blog post of the giveaway on Facebook to as many friends, remember to set it to public.

We will be strict and disqualify ALL fake social media accounts (eg. Facebook accounts set up purely to take part in contests with no or very few real friends).

Terms & Conditions:
1. The winner will walk away with a family of 4 Legoland Malaysia Combo tickets, regardless of choice of adult or child.

2. The winner must be agreeable for his/her contact details to be provided to Katong Kids Inc & Legoland Malaysia.
3. Judges’ decision is final. Closing date: 23 June 2016.

4. Redemption have to be made before 21 July 2016

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Sentosa Skyline Luge and Skyride to Explore with Your Family {Giveaway 2 sets of 4-rides Family Pass!}

What to do during the school holidays? There are lots of popular and affordable activities in Sentosa for families to enjoy. This time round, we find ourselves exploring Skyline Luge and Skyride at Sentosa Beach Station.

Skyline Luge

Suitable for all ages, the Skyline Sentosa Luge will inject much fun and laughter to your day in Sentosa. Enjoy a slew of fun activities and memorable bonding time with your family as you play at the same time.

The Luge is a unique wheeled gravity ride that provides riders full control over their descent on purpose built Luge track with a distance of 1.2km.

Here we are, getting ready to embark on our adventure.

Express pass, beat the queue!

Yes, once is never enough. Big M loves the Skyline Luge 🙂

You can get to choose from the 688m Dragon Trail or the 628m Jungle Trail that are specially designed with hairpin corners, long straights and exciting slopes. Expect loads of swash buckling action!

 Sentosa Luge Map – Sentosa Island, Singapore
Photo Credit: Skyline Luge Sentosa

Once is definitely not enough. When night falls, get ready for the World’s first and only night Luge experience. Flashing lights with exciting colors will paint the tracks to make your exploration extra unforgettable.

Opening Hours:

10am – 9.30pm daily all year

** Riders must be at least 110cm tall and at least 6 years old to ride on their own or otherwise will have to ride with an adult **

Skyride

Take it easy and hop onto the Skyride (4 seater chairlift) that brings you up the hill to enjoy a beautiful view of Singapore’s skyline.

This was not our first time but yet we felt it was our very first experience.  That surreal we must say. Overall, we would say it is one of the best attractions in Sentosa to bring your kids to experience the thrills and spins.

** Children must be over 85cm tall and accompanied by an adult otherwise be at least 135cm tall to ride alone. Ratio of 1 adult: 2 children is required if the child is below 135cm height for Skyride **

Skyline Luge Sentosa Prices

Luge & Skyride Combo

The Skyride transports you to the top of the luge tracks, where you jump onboard and ride to the bottom of the track. “Once is never enough”

Luge & Skyride S$18 / Person
Three Luge & Skyrides S$25 / Person
Five Luge & Skyrides S$38 / Person
Seven Luge & Skyrides S$41 / Person
Child Doubling
(children under 6 years or less then 110cm
may ride in tandem with a full paying adult) 
S$3 per ride

Skyline Luge Sentosa offers different package prices. Click here to book any of the below:

Luge & Skyride Combo | Family Combo Deals | Skyride Only

*Combo tickets are valid per person only, luge rides can not be shared.
Per person rate applies to ages 6 years and taller then 110cm riding solo.
Children under 110cm can ride tandem with a paying adult.

Opening Hours

10am – 9.30pm daily all year

GIVEAWAY!

Special thanks to Skyline Luge Sentosa, they are giving 2 winners, each with one set of 4-rides Family Pass:

All you need to do is:

  1. Like Skyline Luge Sentosa Facebook Fan Page
  2. Like Katong Kids Inc Facebook Fan Page
  3. Like Katong Kids Inc’s Instagram @ katongkidsinc
  4. Share this blog post of the giveaway on Facebook to as many friends!
  5. We will be strict and disqualify ALL fake social media accounts (eg. Facebook accounts set up purely to take part in contests with no or very few real friends).

Terms & Conditions:
1. The winner must be agreeable for his/her contact details to be provided to Katong Kids Inc & Skyline Luge Sentosa.
2. Judges’ decision is final. Closing date: 19 June 2016.

Getting to Sentosa Luge

Located between Imbiah Lookout and Siloso Beach, no matter how you arrive on Sentosa Island, you’ll find us right in the heart of things!

See inside and explore Skyline Sentosa on Google Maps.

Imbiah Lookout Entrance

 Imbiah Lookout Bus Stop
Bus 1  &  Bus 2
 Sentosa Express
Imbiah Station
 Only two minutes walk from the Singapore Cable Car
Sentosa Island terminal
 Imbiah Lookout Car Park

 

Siloso Beach Entrance

 Beach Station
Bus 1  &  Bus 3
 Sentosa Express
Beach Station
 Siloso Beach Tram – Stop 1A
 Beach Car Park

 

Age and height restrictions

Skyride:

  • Min. height 85cm to ride with an adult

  • Min. height 135cm to ride alone

Luge:

  • 6yrs and 110cm or taller to ride Luge alone

  • **Children under the age of 6 years can ride tandem with an adult

**Child Doubling

Children under the age of 6 years or under the minimum height of 110cm can ride in tandem with a full paying adult over the aged 16 + years.