sharks and pirates
The Sharks and Pirates play area.

If your kids love theme parks (which child doesn’t?), a trip to Hong Kong is in order. Spend the day visiting Hong Kong Disneyland or ocean Park, then continue the fun indoors at Gold Coast Hotel Hong Kong. Its whimsically designed rooms have themes like Dinosaur, Safari and Pirate. Little ones can also participate in treasure hunts and children’s workshops. Room packages start from about $506 per night for a family of four, with a complimentary family tea set, and access to the Water Park, outdoor Kids island and Sand Pit. www.sino-hotels. com/hk/gold-coast/en


Sheraton Bandung Hotel & Tower’s Poolside.

For a short
holiday that’s
o the beaten
path, visit 
 Ranca Upas is
an underrated
 camping ground 
full of rustic 
appeal with
 waterfalls, lush greenery and biodiversity on its nature trails. Here, you’ll find a Deer Conservation Park and Ranca Upas Smart Camp Adventure, an adventure park with a treehouse, shops and themed restaurants. If camping is not your thing, Sheraton Bandung Hotel & Towers is great for families looking for kid-friendly activities. Kids can try horse riding
 or play at the outdoor playground with staff chaperones, while parents can attend yoga lessons in their downtime. www., www.



Fresh fare awaits.

Foodies will not want to miss the 25th edition of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, from March 31 to April 9, 2017. As part of the opening weekend, Yarra Promenade will be transformed into a culinary playground, bringing French street food to the heart of Melbourne. Other festival highlights include cooking masterclasses, a food race and a food truck fair. www. melbournefoodandwine.


The Princess Kitty room at Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo.

Japan’s bustling capital has a pulsating energy that’s irresistible no matter what your age or interests. Sanrio fans will adore the two Hello Kitty-themed rooms at Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo. Children under the age of ve stay free of charge, and the hotel also provides free shuttle services to Tokyo Disneyland. Guests looking for a di erent cultural experience can check out two exhibitions between February to March 2017: The Hinamatsuri exhibition features 6,500 hanging dolls and special menus at nine of the in-house restaurants, while the Bonsai exhibition includes traditional pots, paintings and, of course, bonsai.

Travel in style with Jujube’s diaper bags.

Chic mums on
the lookout for a 
lightweight diaper
bag that doesn’t
compromise style for
 function will love Jujube’s
 new Coastal Collection.
 Named after coastal destinations like Palm Beach and Cape Cod, the vibrant prints—think palm trees, sailboats, lobsters—will keep your spirits high. Treated with anti-microbial and anti-stick coatings,
these machine-washable bags come with handy compartments that are perfect for organising all the things you need to be a supermum on the go. Available at Mothercare

By Chia Sihan