Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Bounce Singapore Friday Super Session!

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My kids love to jump on trampolines (yes we have one at home – best investment ever), so it’s no surprise that they love going to the Trampoline Park. The one at Orchard Cineleisure Level 9 – Bounce – is their favourite and we’ve been there a few times. Every time, we were there for the one-hour session and it’s frankly not enough. Apart from the trampolines, there’s also the X-Park which is a mini Ninja Warrior obstacle course which the girls love attempting over and over again. It’s always a dilemma when we have to split the one hour between both fun zones! If you are in the same situation as us, then Bounce’s Friday Super Session is the one for you!

On a typical day, the first hour of play at Bounce is S$25/pax, and subsequent hours at $20/hour. At Friday Super Session, you only pay S$30 for three hours!! Three straight hours of crazy bouncing, jumping and laughing – What’s not to love about it?! Check out all the fun we had at Bounce – You know you need to go soon. =D

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Don’t underestimate these slopes – I managed to climb up only after a few attempts of failing miserably – Almost died of embarrassment. =D

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While the kids have tons and tons of fun, the adults can take it as a solid workout session. I was out-of-breath after a merely 15-minute of non-stop bouncing! I felt my whole body had a great workout that day, for sure!

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Apart from the general trampoline bouncing areas, you can play bounce basketball and dodgeball as well!

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And this is not for the faint-hearted. Even though it’s not that high up, it takes quite a lot of courage to jump off that platform and aim to hug the pillar! LOL! Don’t worry though, everyone who goes up gets a safety harness.

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Make sure you leave some time to try out the X-Park which is really quite fun!

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Here is a video compilation of the highlights that evening! =D


Check out https://www.bounceinc.com.sg for the different pricing packages they have and get bouncing away!

Disclosure: The J Babies were invited for a complimentary Friday Super Session for review purposes. All photographs, video footages and opinions are solely ours.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Rasa Sentosa Family Fun Package–Yes, You Need To Book Yours NOW

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It’s an open secret by now – I LOVE SENTOSA. I mean, it’s a mere few minutes away from mainland Singapore but the vibes and atmosphere there just scream ‘Vacation!’, so I always feel happy to be on Sentosa Island. And speaking of that, I love it when I get to stay overnight on Sentosa so that I don’t have to rush through visiting the attractions and can enjoy leisurely night walks around Sentosa without having to rush for the last train ride home. My preferred choice of accommodation on Sentosa has always been Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, and with their latest Family Fun Package, I really don’t see the reason why you are not booking your staycation yet. It’s almost an all-inclusive package, which means you don’t need to fork out much more money for additional things during the staycation! I know a good deal when I see one. =P

Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa’s Family Fun Package includes the following:

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So, we had a great family time at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa some weeks back. It was our second staycation there and it felt even better this time round because we were familiar with the surroundings, hotel facilities and one of the Kids’ Club staff even recognized my kids! Needless to say, we felt right at home and had a most wonderful weekend there.

The Room

Perhaps one of the best things I love about staying at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa is having a cosy and comfortable room to rest in, while taking in the beautiful and glorious views out from the balcony.

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There was a two-seated sofa bed in the room, so the lovely Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa folks prepared that as the bed for my girls. It’s perfect for a family of four, as you can see. My kids were just elated - In fact, their bed looks bigger than ours! =P

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Our Deluxe Pool View room overlooks the swimming pool bustling with activities and the glorious blue sky and sea in the distance. This is what a vacation should be like – Relaxing and rejuvenating for the mind, body and soul.

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I love how spacious the room was – It made me feel like staying in the hotel room all day long. And really, it’s OK if I want to do that – Real holidays are meant for chilling the day away doing nothing much, in my opinion.

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Toots Club

The kids probably won’t agree with me because of what Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa offers – They have a fantastic Kids’ Club, which the kids talk about often after every staycation. I guess apart from the fabulous play structures, the staff played a big part as well, in engaging the kids and making it a memorable experience for them.

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In case you are wondering if my 8yo was the only one who enjoyed the Kids’ Club facilities, I am glad to report that my 11yo loves it too. Obviously, the Club is able to cater to kids in different age groups pretty well.

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A kids washroom is housed within the Kids’ Club – Not seen in many Kids’ Club I’ve been to – Thumbs up!

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If your kids are toddlers and you worry if there is anything they can play in, there is a Mini Toots Club for those below 5 years old. This place is definitely safe for them without worrying about elder kids pushing or shoving them aside. Parents’ supervision is required though.

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The best part about leaving your kids in the Kids’ Club is that their meals are also taken care of – Both lunch and dinner – so you can really go and enjoy a true holiday and have a leisurely meal without the need to urge your kids to eat faster every five minutes. Plus, the kids totally think it’s a cool idea to eat with their friends and they often eat more that way!

Additional entertainment facilities include the Games Room and the complimentary table tennis tables located right outside the Kids’ Club. The husband and I enjoyed a game or two here before we picked up the kids at the end of the day.

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Swimming Pools With Slides

The swimming pools are definitely one of the highlights of Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa. There is a pool for everyone – Wading pool for the little ones, shallow pool for the not-so-confident young swimmers and a deeper pool for the adults, with a drinks bar too. Of course, the slides and water playgrounds are the main attraction for the kids, and they can spend their whole day playing there! Thankfully, the main pool with the slides is sheltered, so I don’t have to be concerned about the kids being under direct sunlight for too long. When it drizzles slightly, they can also continue to play in that pool, so all’s good.

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This ‘running track’ set up by the staff got the kids really excited – They have to run along it, balancing themselves on the waters and try not to fall into the water before they reach the end of the trail. Everyone was laughing themselves silly, and my kids went many times!

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Between the swimming pool and the beach, there is a grassy area for hanging out with little children.

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The Beach

Take a short walk from the swimming pool and you will reach the ‘private’ beach of Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa. It’s technically not a private beach because it’s connected to the rest of the beach along Siloso Beach, but this is a really quiet stretch usually accessed by hotel guests only. I love it here – So tranquil and therapeutic, especially when I take a seat by the breakwaters and just watch the waves crash in.

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Buffet Breakfast

One of the things that always end our staycation on a happy note is a great buffet breakfast and Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa’s breakfast offerings will totally satisfy your taste buds. I especially love it that they have a Kids’ Corner where food is served at their level and they can help themselves to kid-friendly breakfast options.

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Perhaps one of the most interesting things about choosing to dine at the outdoor alfresco area during breakfast is meeting one of these inhabitants of Sentosa. Certainly made our breakfast more interesting that morning! :)

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Bonus: Siloso Skywalk

If you’ve not been to this latest attraction on Sentosa, you ought to. It’s an extension of the former Fort Siloso (which has been revamped and reopened for FOC admission), and right next to Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, so if you are staying at the hotel for a staycation, pop by for some fun and great views! The 11-storey, 181 meters long Skywalk trail provides guests a scenic trek among the treetops en route to Fort Siloso.

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Disclosure: The J Babies was sponsored a one-night staycation at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, kindly arranged by Sentosa Development Corporation, for review purposes. All photos and opinions presented in this post are solely ours.