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  • The Best Things In Life Aren't Things

    The Best Things In Life Aren't Things

    Reflections

    My husband, Josh, shares deep thoughts on minimalism: "For quite some time I had an underlying dissatisfaction with the Western consumerism-driven mindset. I found it extremely self-focused, which tended to clash with my overall worldview. But this email eloquently put into words exactly what I felt… That the best things in life aren’t things."

  • Batu Caves & Scary Monkeys

    Batu Caves & Scary Monkeys

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    As I faced down the monkey who finally shifted his greedy eyes from my daughter’s ice-cream to me I knew one thing – if anyone was getting bitten it was me. Teeth barred a hiss escaped his lips, while mine was more like a “shoo, shoo.” Finally as he stepped towards me, the Indian shopkeeper came running, yelling and waving his arms at the monkey. Giving one last hiss the hairy, big-balled creature retreated back down the stairs. We stepped back into the shadows and the safe arms of the Indian’s little shop.

  • Welcome to KL

    Welcome to KL

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    We have arrived in Ais Asia's hub Kuala Lumpur. This post is about Damansara Perdana, home of The Curve shopping Centre & [email protected] and it's long awaited movie cinema. It also covers car hire in KL & getting lost on the roads - 2 to KL, 0 to Benders.

  • Toddlers Love Port of Lost Wonder

    Toddlers Love Port of Lost Wonder

    Singapore

    When Daddy says you can go on a pirate ship, you can go on a pirate ship! A morning with 2 toddler's at the newest attraction on Sentosa, a giant water playland in the shape of a Pirate Ship.

  • 10 Things To Do With Kids In Bali

    10 Things To Do With Kids In Bali

    Bali, Indonesia

    So many Australian's visit Bali every year, but have you considered there is more to Bali then your hotel swimming pool? Check out our favourite things to do in Bali with Toddlers.

  • Universal Studios, Singapore: Not Just For The Kids

    Universal Studios, Singapore: Not Just For The Kids

    Singapore

    “I want to go on that one.” “Can I go on this one?” “I don’t want to go home.” Nope this is not my children at Universal Studios, this is me! Our third day in Singapore, after getting the free tickets from RWS Invites we headed to Universal Studios.

  • Singapore Arrival: Festive Hotel & Things To Do On Sentosa Island

    Singapore Arrival: Festive Hotel & Things To Do On Sentosa Island

    Singapore

    Where do I start? We had 4 days in this glorious country and it was not enough, even though we have been twice before. I guess we should start at the very beginning, that’s always a good place to start…. Leaving Bali, Arriving in Singapore, The Hotel, Sentosa Island & Reward Cards.

  • 21 Things You Need To Know About Bali Before You Visit

    21 Things You Need To Know About Bali Before You Visit

    Bali, Indonesia

    Here is a compact wrap up of our Bali trip. Including 6 things to do with kids, 5 kid-free adult things to do in Bali, 4 things to remember about Bali food, 3 things to remember when bartering in Bali, 2 things to remember at Bali Airport & 1 thing not to do in Bali!

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