We had a little staycation over the weekend at Punggol Ranch Resort to celebrate Asher’s 3rd birthday. I think it is amazing how my little bun is looking all grown up already. I had been cracking my brains for a venue for his 3rd birthday since a few months back. For his first big bash, we had it held at KidsAmaze, then the 2nd one was done in our home and now I needed a fresh, new location for a cosy little private party with family and close friends.
Then I thought since he was fascinated with the horses and ponies whenever we visited Punggol Ranch, why not there? In fact, I had been trying to book a room there but apparently, it is very popular especially with families with young children. So when I finally scored a room via agoda.com, I was elated!
Over the weekend, I took a short getaway to Batam with the hubs. It was quite impromptu & booked late Dec. Anyway, I guess it could be sort of like an advance birthday celebration since it’s just round the corner. I’d booked a hotel at Harris Waterfront for around S$70+ but silly me went to book ferry tickets to Batam Centre terminal instead of the Waterfront terminal. It made no sense to have to travel another 30mins from Batam centre ferry terminal to the Waterfront hotel. So I had to waste an additional S$50+ more to cancel the Waterfront hotel and book the one at Harris Batam Centre instead.
The last time I went to Batam was 8 freaking years ago! But I guess nothing much has changed. Our hotel, the Harris Batam Centre, was located just 200 meters away from the ferry terminal and that made it very convenient. Continue reading →
We had a short staycation because I needed a break and yet we were not prepared to travel in a plane with Asher yet. Probably gonna wait till he grows older before we bring him somewhere kid-friendly. I have been starved of a vacation for 2 years already. I still remember buying those Uggs-inspired boots for a supposed cold climate trip only to find out that I was pregnant. And since then, I wasn’t encouraged to travel anywhere, Batam included.