Marina Bay Sands Staycation ✯✯✯✯✯, Singapore

Marina Bay Sands is a destination for those who appreciate luxury. An integrated resort notable for transforming Singapore’s city skyline, it comprises three 55-storey towers of extravagant hotel rooms and luxury suites with personal butler services. In addition, its architecture is made complete with the Sands SkyPark which crowns the three towers. At the Sands SkyPark be prepared to be wowed by the 360-degree views on the observation deck. As hotel guests, we really enjoyed the breath-taking experience of swimming in the infinity-edged swimming pool overlooking the horizon. Diving into the pool before dusk and witness the picturesque view of the sunset from the pool’s edge, 200 metres in the sky.

Khum Phaya Resort & Spa ✯✯✯✯, Chang Mai Thailand

Chiang Mai was the centre of the Lanna kingdom, and with interiors fitted out in natural fabrics & teak, roofs made from 80-year-old teak beams, and intricate carvings, the design of this tranquil resort reflects the kingdom’s heritage.

Khum Phaya Resort & Spa is a 4-stars hotel with 85 exquisitely designed rooms & villas provide us the option of direct pool access or private plunge pool, and all come complete with Jacuzzi. Outside our private world, we sink into the lagoon-shaped pool surrounded by century-old trees and meandering canals, enjoy authentic cuisine and being pampered at Spa Cenvaree.

Our relaxing cultural holiday begins almost the minute we arrive in Chiang Mai as the resort is only 20 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes from the old town. For more information refer to https://www.centarahotelsresorts.com/boutique/kpc

The Dhara Dhevi ✯✯✯✯✯, Chiang Mai Thailand

It’s one of Chiang Mai’s longest-established luxury 5-star hotel and one of its most beautiful, with ancient palace-like structures, a wonderful spa and 69 teak villas set among 60 acres of fragrant, flower-filled gardens on the outskirts of the city.

Hemmed in by rice paddies and hidden behind high white walls on the eastern outskirts of Chiang Mai, the Dhara Dhevi’s dreamy location is designed for cosseting. And although we may have this feeling of being stashed away in the middle of nowhere, the airport is only 20 minutes away by car, while the city centre can be reached in 15 minutes via the hotel’s complimentary shuttle bus.   

With its gilded spires, ornately-carved pagodas and glittering mosaic walls, the Dhara Dhevi looks like it’s been torn straight from the pages of a fairytale. Across the expansive grounds, stone paths lead through gardens hung with cotton puffs, purple orchids and pink cannonball flowers, wooden bridges veer across moats and rice paddies, lotus ponds twinkling in the sunset. Interiors are adorned in rich jewel-like colours, with hand-crafted furniture and traditional South East Asian art scattered around. 

The Dheva Spa, its architecture echoing Myanmar’s Mandalay Palace, is a real highlight, with 18 lavish treatment rooms, highly experienced therapists and extensive range of both traditional and holistic treatments. The silk-clad staffs are courteous and professional.    

Quantum of the Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise

The first of its class, Quantum of the Seas is a groundbreaking ship filled with revolutionary feats from bow to stern. Think show-stopping entertainment that blends art and music with cutting-edge technology. Thrilling activities our whole family can enjoy in any weather. And unparalleled views from every room — even Interior staterooms let’s us scope out the sights in real-time from a Virtual Balcony. This ship is our ticket to the ultimate ocean getaway, where every day onboard is unforgettable.

Every show onboard Quantum of the Seas is designed to dazzle. The original production Starwaterdives into the nature of human emotion in a groundbreaking fusion of live performance and technology. And in Sonic Odyssey, music, performance, art and innovation combine to deliver one immersive onstage experience.  

Feast on far-out flavours from far-flung places, like American steakhouse classics at Chops Grille, fresh hand-rolled sushi at Izumi Japanese Cuisine and Tuscan favourites at Jamie’s Italian by Jamie Oliver. Then cap off your meal – or kick off your night – with some robot-crafted cocktails from the future at Bionic Bar. For more information visit https://www.royalcaribbean.com/sgp/en/cruise-ships/quantum-of-the-seas

Ovation of the Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise

Explore new, captivating shores onboard Ovation of the Seas, one of the boldest ships in the fleet. Scope out the scenery from the unrivalled perspective of North Star – the highest vantage point on any cruise ship. As we were craving high-end eats, Ovation of the Seas hits all the high notes. Dining that takes us from the Far East at Izumi, down the rabbit hole at Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine. 

Settling in for edge-of-our-seat entertainment, game-changing family fun in any climate and breathtaking vistas from every stateroom. Hang ten on FlowRider, suit up for ahh-some thrills on the iFLY and experience the North Star for revealing 360-degree views. For more information https://www.royalcaribbean.com/sgp/en/cruise-ships/ovation-of-the-seas

Fleur de Chine Hotel Sun Moon Lake ✯✯✯✯✯, Taiwan

Located near the northern shore of Sun Moon Lake, Fleur de Chine 5-star Hotel offers a bright, peaceful space set against the encompassing and ever-changing panoramas of the Lake, where we get to appreciate the incomparable beauty of nature’s painting from every angle. 

Fleur de Chine offers 211 elegantly designed guestrooms, each of which comes with a natural hot spring bathtub for our to enjoy full relaxation in utmost privacy. For a complete vacationing experience, the hotel also includes six gourmet restaurants featuring tantalizing Chinese and Western cuisines.

During our stay, we were keen in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Yuchi, Fleur de Chine Hotel Sun Moon Lake is located a short distance from Rihyue Fountain (0.7 mi) and Cishih Syuanji Temple (1.4 mi). We were extremely interested in exploring Yuchi, checking out an architectural building, such as Wen Wu Temple. Fleur de Chine Hotel Sun Moon Lake puts the best of Yuchi at our fingertips, making our stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

The Old England Manor ✯✯✯✯, Taiwan

When Gem says “I want marry daddy too” we respond by saying “Let’s take an trip overseas and take a family wedding photo together and pretend to have ring exchange” many parents don’t know how to respond to children’s gender sensitivity issues, how we respond to our children may have a great impact on their future growth.

According to surveys, when children have a good impression of the opposite gender for the first time, or have a yearning for “marriage”, and this emotion is accepted and protected by their parents, their future emotional relationship will be smoother.

Parents emotional connection and intimacy with each other can impact their children’s ideal of a future marriage partner, so if you want your child to find a loving, caring, reliable, responsible partner than you have to be that partner to your spouse.

Rich in natural beauty, the picturesque highlands of Nantou County are right in the centre of Taiwan. Surrounded by green hills, The Old England Manor Hotel is a 4-star unique property with a Tudor-style exterior that is an intriguing surprise to find in this part of the world. Complete with a Gothic-style clock tower, the hotel is rich in English artefacts and statues abound throughout the extensive grounds.

Chateau d’Artigny ✯✯✯✯✯, France

Chateau D’Artigny is an 18th century-style château located in the heart of the Loire Valley, 15 km from Tours. It offers luxury 5-star accommodation with a spa, pool and gastronomic restaurant. The current structure was built between 1912 and 1928 to serve as residence to perfumer François Coty. As we rented our own car in order to drive to this Chateau, we found ourselves driving in the night through a dark forest with tree branches joining above us to form a tunnel like passageway, there were no street lamps and no moon light as soon as we drove into the forest we could only see our car headlight infront with complete pitch darkness in the rear view mirror, it was a scary experience and we were so happy when we finally saw the light at the end of the tunnel and it was breath-taking to see the Chateau light up with purple and yellow lights.

Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort, Bagan Myanmar

In ancient times, the kingdom of Bagan surrounded the myth of being a bridge between heaven and earth. Set within the Bagan Archaeological Preservation Zone, in a unique location amongst the ancient temples, the Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort, Bagan is an expansive resort set amidst 27 acres of tropical landscaped gardens, offering the ultimate in relaxation for us as we were seeking a unique journey into the history of ancient Bagan. Antiques, artifacts and local arts uniquely adorn each villa, complementing the majestic ambiance of the resort and its surroundings.

The Strand Hotel ✯✯✯✯✯, Yangon Myanmar

Author John Murray in his 1911 ‘Handbook for Travellers in India, Burma and Ceylon’ declared The Strand as “the finest hostelry East of Suez”, a title it has enjoyed for more than 100 years. Built in 1901 and acquired soon after by the Sarkies brothers, famed for the likes of Raffles in Singapore and The E&O in Penang, The Strand Hotel remains one of Asia’s most enduring and awe-inspiring 5-star Colonial landmarks. The beloved chandeliers, charming ceiling fans and authentic period furnishings, which have long served as the backdrop to this singular meeting place of famous explorers and raconteurs, remain. Past meets present among strategic upgrades including advanced air-conditioning and in-room technologies, as well as in the extensive staff training to ensure flawless personalised service which lives up to this grand and glamorous setting