Child Free Flights: Perks through Malaysia Airlines Online Booking

Long international flights can be exhausting and tiresome, and a lot of people are willing to dish out some serious cash for that extra personal space (totally underrated sometimes!) and comfort (ditto!).

Beyond economy class, the user-friendly MAS online booking system also offers its passengers First Class and Business Class tickets that aims to make the journey not only comfortable, but also delightfully wonderful. Of course, fliers are not just paying for the comfort, but also the perks that come together with it. Luxurious seating, wider entertainment range, better food and drinks, and then some!

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And here’s a pretty cherry to go with that cake. In a bold move by Malaysia Airlines (MAS), they’ve gone the extra mile by only allowing passengers above 12 years old into the upper decks where the First and Business class seats are located.

The restriction came about as First Class passengers began criticising that they could not fully enjoy the amenities despite having paid a much higher amount, much less proper rest and sleep due to crying babies. Not exactly what you expect to experience when luxury and mile-high indulgence is the main thing premium fliers are paying for.

Applicable to the Airbus A380’s and 747’s, the higher classes already does not have the space nor the facilities to accommodate baby bassinets, whereas only economy class would be equipped accordingly. The A380 will fit six bassinets in the lower floors, and will open up three more bassinet positions whenever there is an overwhelming demand for seats in economy class from families with children and infants. So it’s not like there’s no room for the kiddies!

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It’s not easy for kids when they’re travelling, more so in an airplane, and even more so if it’s their first time. Long journeys, limited moving space and popping ears spells restlessness, discomfort and raw boredom for them. Heck! It’s even an issue for most adults – we’re just better suited to handle it. Drinking water, hum and even forced yawning tends to help alleviate the popping ears problem.

But fret not. Malaysia Airlines has pimped out the economy class, showcasing it as a family friendly (kids friendly that is) zone with strong in-flight entertainment (touch screen personal TV anyone?). Now that ought to keep the little ones pacified for a fair bit ey? They’ve also provided mindful facilities such as toilets, with eight for economy in a 350 seats configuration, as well as dual aerobridges that spells out faster onboarding and deboarding from economy.

The online booking system would automatically exclude First Class and Business Class from your range of options the moment you select accompanying children under 12 years old to ensure that there’s no confusion when navigating selections. What’s more, children under 12 years old wouldn’t even be allowed to step foot onto the first and business zones so there’s little worry of a hyped up or anxious kid running around causing a parade of a commotion. They’ve even made it that the 747’s will not be able to accommodate travel cots, thus making it a baby-free section.

Of course the decision didn’t come without some criticisms as some parties have declared the move as discriminatory. MAS defended its decision as a strategic one, having no difference from “quiet carriages” on some premium training services.

But all in all, the move has since been well received by fliers, and the move has even been adopted by several other airlines. MAS has got some impressive destinations under its belt, not to mention that of course, it flies to the ever beautiful Malaysia if you were to ever decide on some diverse multiculturalism and diverse ecosystem of urban development and natural beauties. For some wicked cool Malaysia Airlines online booking deals, check out Traveloka today!

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Fun Family Activities: DBS Marina Regatta! (1 to 4 June)

The DBS Marina Regatta is not known as Singapore’s biggest water sports festival for nothing. Happening at The Promontory@Marina Bay from 1 to 4 June, a slate of fun activities is certainly going to keep your family occupied during this school holidays.

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This year’s regatta partners up with electronic music festival behernoth Ultra, urban fitness brand lululemon, Bali’s famed beach club Potato Head and F&B curators The Local People.

Here are the event highlights for this weekend. Regardless of whether you are a sports enthusiast, there will be some activities that can spark your interest to participate.

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I like the idea of chilling out at the magical 7.5m tall Bay Dome (opens from 10am to 10pm) where you will be brought into a virtual world, complete with a 360 degree digital view of the Marina Bay skyline. Hey, how cool is that!

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 The Battle Bay, Singapore’s largest inflatable water obstacle course is bound to arouse everyone’s interest. Featuring 9 challenges over 11,000 square feet, fastest timing for individuals and teams stand to win up to SGD 8,000 in cash prizes and a trip to Beijing!

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Wrapping up the Regatta on June 4 is a light show featuring 50 Intel drones – the first time they are making an appearance in Asia. Each of the environmentally-friendly drones can produce over 4 billion colour combinations. Did I mention that the musical piece is commissioned by a friend of mine, Singaporean composer and music producer, Eric Mong? 🙂

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That’s not all, come down here and get yourself immense with all these activities. And yes, admission to the event is free!

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Pout Care – Calms Down Frizzy Hair for Children Naturally

 

We’ve always been a fan of natural ingredients and have started using Pout Care Range, we LOVE them…

Designed specifically for children’s hair and skin needs, pout Care Range is formulated with natural ingredients and fortified with organic plant extracts to gently nourish and cleanse.

With natural ingredients, delightful fruity scents and fascinating characters to discover, pout Care Range is fun, gentle and safe for all children. Children’s hair care has never looked so good!

We have been using Pout Care products for about a month so far and there is a definite difference in the manageability of our hair. After just one wash our hair felt soft, supple and smooth. We have used a lot of ‘moisturising’ shampoos in the past but have usually found that these products have made our hair quite frizzy and flyaway – Pout Care Strawberry Magic/ Blueberry Potion Natural Shampoo actually helped smooth our hair as well as dehydrate it. It also makes our hair shiny:)

Strawberry Magic Natural Shampoo

Bursting with the yummy scent of Strawberries and a delightful hint of vanilla caramel, pout’s Strawberry Magic Natural Shampoo not only makes hair feel good, it smells good too! Made just for children, this product contains no sulphates or parabens. It gently and effectively cleanses and moisturises, leaving hair soft and manageable. Enriched with organic Sage, Comfrey and Parsley to help strengthen and promote scalp circulation, your child’s hair will look glossier and healthier with regular use. With more than 95% natural content, our formulation is gentle on the eyes and skin, and is suitable for all ages and hair types.

Indulge your child’s imagination with the tale of the Princess and her search for Magic Strawberries!

Contains the goodness of these organic plant and flower extracts:

Sage – Encourages hair growth and improves scalp circulation
Comfrey – Nourishes and conditions, while restoring sheen and volume to hair
Parsley – Helps to balance the sebaceous glands for scalp health

 

Blueberry Potion Natural Shampoo

Bursting with the yummy scent of Blueberries, pout’s Blueberry Potion Natural Shampoo not only makes hair feel good, it smells good too! Made just for children, this product contains no sulphates or parabens. It gently and effectively cleanses and moisturises, leaving hair soft and manageable. Enriched with organic Sage, Comfrey and Parsley to help strengthen and promote scalp circulation, your child’s hair will look glossier and healthier with regular use. With more than 95% natural content, our formulation is gentle on the eyes and skin, and is suitable for all ages and hair types.

Indulge your child’s imagination with the tale of the Knight and his quest for the Blueberry Potion!

Contains the goodness of these organic plant and flower extracts:

Sage – Encourages hair growth and improves scalp circulation
Comfrey – Nourishes and conditions, while restoring sheen and volume to hair
Parsley – Helps to balance the sebaceous glands for scalp health

 

Using with Green Apple Whoosh Hydrating Conditioner has improved the condition of our hair and made it look a lot healthier. Smells lovely too.

Green Apple Whoosh Hydrating Conditioner

A green apple a day, keeps dry hair away. pout’s Green Apple Whoosh Hydrating Conditioner is formulated with natural emollients and rich protein that penetrate deeply into the hair shaft to effectively condition and hydrate. It contains organic Alfafa, Calendula and Elderflower extracts to soothe sensitive scalps and protect hair from the harsh environment. Your child’s hair is softened and nourished, and is less prone to frizz, tangles and flyaways. With more than 95% natural content, this product is suitable for all ages and hair types.

Indulge your child’s imagination with the adventure of the Witch and the Green Apple in her pursuit of flight!

Contains the goodness of these organic plant and flower extracts:

Alfafa – Strengthens hair and scalp and encourages hair growth
Calendula – Soothes sensitive scalps and protects hair from free radicals
Elderflower – Conditions scalp and adds body and luster to hair

Peaches & Cream Natural Detangler

Peaches and Cream always conjures up idyllic summer days spent on a beach with your favourite treat. pout’s Peaches & Cream Natural Detangler is the only ‘treat’ you’ll need for your child’s hair! This treatment detangler contains beneficial Argan oil high in antioxidants, which promotes healthy hair growth and helps treat split ends. It is formulated with organic Alfafa, Calendula and Marshmallow root extracts that nourish the scalp and give luster to hair. Hair is softer, silkier and more manageable and has a healthy, attractive shine. Perfect for use upon waking up or after play or swim, it will help keep your child’s hair neat and fresh. With a delectable Peaches and Cream scent that kids will love, this product is suitable for all ages and hair types.

Indulge your child’s imagination with the Fairy’s Peaches & Cream dream!

Contains the goodness of these organic plant and flower extracts:

Alfafa – Strengthens hair and scalp and encourages hair growth
Calendula – Soothes sensitive scalps and protects hair from free radicals
Marshmallow – Nourishes the scalp promoting healthy hair growth and luster

Love the way Pout Care Peaches & Cream Natural Detangler makes Lil M’s hair feel silky smooth and smelling beautiful. My girls have long hair which is sometimes hard to comb through, after using Pout Care Range their hair is easily detangled.

Pout Care also recognises that so-important fun factor – each pout product has poems of adventure and fantasy to indulge our child’s imagination during bath times. We can’t explain how much we love these stuffs, it really does moisturize our hair. It smells just lovely. Big & Lil M’s hair feels amazing!

And never looked back! Pout Care Range it’s a truly wonderful children’s hair care. A range that is natural yet effective, and free from harmful ingredients. And of course, it would contain fine organic plant extracts that help nourish and protect our child’s hair from the harsh environment.

You will feel the difference after first use. 🙂

Thank you Pout Singapore for sending it to us. Natural ingredients is the best for children.
Check out the Pout Care Range here.

The Carnival of Fun “Circus Cirus” @ The MacDonald House

Something exciting is coming your day on 23 January 2016 at MacDonald House. Circus Circus is a carnival of fun that involves parents and their kids. Lots and lots of education fun is promised during this event for our little ones. With all the exciting activities, food and drinks are also available for sale to quench thirsts and growing stomachs. Families can enjoy delicious handmade coconut ice cream from Ding Dong Shake and yummy fruit slushies from Juicy Slush. Continue reading “The Carnival of Fun “Circus Cirus” @ The MacDonald House”

Face To Face Noodle House 面对面 @ Bukit Indah Johor

We are not the first and definitely won’t be the last. A simple restaurant that serves tasty dishes. The Home of Original Sarawak Noodles, Face To Face 面对面 has definitely lived up to its reputation of capturing the hearts, and stomachs, of the masses. Continue reading “Face To Face Noodle House 面对面 @ Bukit Indah Johor”

Celebrate SG50 with Singapore Flag Pte Ltd!

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We blogged about the National Day products from Singapore Flag Pte Ltd and we have people approaching us where can they get these items. They were clearly impressed with the designs! With National Day just barely a week away, coupled with Singapore celebration her 50th birthday, do not wait anymore! Continue reading “Celebrate SG50 with Singapore Flag Pte Ltd!”

United Music – Singing Programme for this June Holidays!

Review: Learning Singing At United Music

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Let it go.. Let it go.. Don’t hold it back anymore…

My ‘divas’ had been singing FROZEN theme song for at least the first 6 months of 2014!

Their dream finally come true at United Music! Continue reading “United Music – Singing Programme for this June Holidays!”