Themed Family Rooms at Furama Bukit Bintang, KL

If you’re looking for a family-friendly hotel in KL, then look no further than the Furama Bukit Bintang!

Not only home to the relatively new Waka Waka KL indoor playground that i have featured on here before, but also offering the most amazing themed bedrooms!

I had no idea that this hotel, in the heart of KL, had such an array of colourful, child-friendly options, but as you’ll see from the photos, this is really something!

Choose between their Castle Room, Safari Room, or opt to go for the Underwater Room, all of which can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children below 12 years old, and are kitted out with children’s amenities in the bedrooms and bathrooms.

Equally amazing is their hotel in Singapore, the Furama Riverside, which offers, themed rooms, and themed suites ranging from a Pirates room to a Fireman’s Suite! Seriously, I’m really impressed by the decor, now all I need to do is book us a little getaway! S x

FREE Chocolate Factory Tours for Children in Cheras!

Chocolate and Children……

A combination which may just appeal to some of you so I thought I would let you know about the new Chocolate Factory Tours available at Benns Ethicoa!

FREE tours for children under the age of 12 and just RM30 for adults, you can be taken on a journey into their world of chocolate as they introduce you to their Bean-to-Bar artisanal chocolates.

Located in Cheras, these fabulous tours are guaranteed to educate the whole family on the intricate making and producing of chocolate. From sorting and roasting, to tempering and moulding, Benns do everything from start to finish using only the best produce supporting Asian farmers in the region.

They use only 3 natural ingredients (cacao nibs, cocoa butter and unrefined cane sugar), our chocolates are 100% natural, vegan, gluten-free and nut-free.

As well as their factory, Benns offers an onsite cafe and shop. Your Chocolate Factory Tour will conclude with a FREE taste of a chocolate pastry and a beverage so it’s the perfect opportunity to indulge in some of their amazing products, all of which have been halal-certified.

If you’d like to enjoy the Factory tour experience, these run Tuesday to Sunday, on the hour, from 11am to 5pm. (The cafe is open from 10am until 6pm if you fancy trying it out!) Each time slot is for a maximum of 8 people and as these tours are pretty popular, especially on the weekends, so please be sure to book in advance by emailing factorytour@bennsethicoa.com or calling or +60 3 9082 0955

Anyway fancy a treat?! S x

The New KL Climbing Centre For the Whole Family

A new year, and the perfect time to announce the new collaboration between the infamous Camp5 and the new Beastpark who are sharing an amazing space down at JUMPA at Sungei Wang

Beast Park is a new indoor adventure and activity park designed specifically for a new community of active, energetic people. Housed in a 15-meter high indoor space at Sungei Wang 金河广场, they are open 7 days a week, in the very heart of Kuala Lumpur.

The Beastpark can be found on the 3rd floor of the mall and has a ninja course, kids adventure area, caving, e-walls, a suspension net, and absolutely guarantees a fun-packed spot for the whole family!

That’s not all, Camp5 will be sharing the space to bring you the latest addition to their climbing family – Camp5 Indoor Climbing Jumpa! Offering over 10,000sqft of climbing spread over 2 floors with a mix of bouldering, 10m top-rope and 15m lead climbing, the regular climbers amongst you now have a new hangout in Bukit Bintang with all the usual Camp5 comforts.

They have a number of packages and prices available for you to try out their new place so be sure to check out their FB pages tagged above.

So, irrelevant of your age, this mixed attraction has a bit of an adrenaline rush for anyone who wants to take on a new climbing challenge this year! Anyone fancy it?!

Enjoy, S x

The New Box Pool Villa – The Perfect Family Getaway!

There’s no better way to start the new year than by giving a shout out to some NEW family-friendly places to check out right here in Malaysia! I’ve got some great places to boast about over the next few weeks so be sure to stay tuned to my blog and my FB page!

Today’s hidden treasure is the newly opened Box Pool Villa situated in Genting Highlands. This is a truly amazing spot when it comes to booking accommodation for families and/or large groups so I felt the need to share it with you all after I saw it pop up on social media last week!

With a total of 2000sqft of space offering a sleeping capacity of up to 28 people (yes, you read that right twenty-eight people!) this has to be worth a look for your next getaway with friends! An ideal space to share for a long weekend, the holiday season, or even for a special occasion. The facilities included means that everything is taken care of!

The villa, which was just completed in December 2019, has multiple bedrooms with double and triple bed options, and is set in a tranquil setting with lush green views of the highlands, and all this in under an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur.

Complete with a ‘box’ swimming pool, a ‘box’ karaoke room, an outdoor barbecue area with seating and beautiful views, a games room with pool table, and a roof top sky garden, it ticks off all the boxes when it comes to entertaining everyone! Children, adults, families of all ages will find their little piece of perfection right here!

The outdoor box pool is perfect for a splash around in the warmer weather and has hammocks, loungers, and even a swing nearby making it a great social gathering point. In the evenings, you can head to your own karaoke box to sing your heart out and enjoy a cozy box of sound and music with all your friends!

This is a newly furnished villa available to rent via AirBnB but make sure you also check out their FB page and keep an eye open for special opening offers!

Anyone fancy a getaway??! I love the looks of this place; just amazing! S x

A New Unicorn Cafe for Families is open in KL!

I’m ending the week with a NEW child-friendly cafe that you may very well want to add to your list of things to do in Kuala Lumpur!

I haven’t visited it yet; it only opened in December 2019, but one of my lovely readers dropped me the information and I’m so glad!! I’ve done my research, I’ve seen the photos…. so great you go!

“儿童餐厅 Cafe de fairy & unicorn” is the latest colourful addition to Sunway Velocity Mall and promises to keep the little ones busy while the adults enjoy a drink or a meal.

With several different play zones, children can check out the playground complete with ball pool, slides, and mini trampolines, or venture into the pretend play area with a play kitchen and dress-up costumes, or ultimately have a ride on a unicorn!

The playground is suitable for children up to 12 years of age, and if your little ones prefer dinosaurs, that’s okay too as they have some other toys available!

They serve a number of different beverages, hot and cold food, children’s meals, and can cater for private functions too. They have a quiet room for changing little ones, a cot of sleeping babies, and are very much geared towards welcoming young families.

Open daily from 12 noon to 9pm, this could be the perfect place to check out over the next school holidays! Enjoy, S x

New Book Shop in Shah Alam is what dreams are made of!

If you haven’t already heard, the new BookXcess in Shah Alam is now open!

I gave them a little shout out at the weekend in my compilation album on FB, but this impressive, unique-looking book store really deserves a little midweek mention of its own!

Their grand opening last weekend went amazingly well and with the photos from Sunsuria Forum, we get to take a look at just how amazing their space is! Tunnels of books for all ages, all interests, and their children’s section is bound to be a hit with families as it boasts a mini maze for the little ones so that they can quite literally get lost in their books!

If you’re in Shah Alam, be sure to stop by and take in the amazing setup at BookXcess (Sunsuria Forum)@ 7th Avenue

S x

The New-Look TTDI Library is OPEN!

Look at this!

It’s been renovated, it’s reopened, and it’s ready for you!

The TTDI Library is now officially back in operation and it looks amazing! Thanks to Perpustakaan KL who have got some great photos of the new-look public library, we can take a sneak peak inside!

Launching new services, and the latest collection of books, the whole library has been transformed, but it’s the dedicated children’s library that really caught my eye!

Its bright colours and illustrated walls are just the beginning: the upgrade to their facilities now means that they have an internet corner, games lounge, a movie room, and modern features such as their interactive tables!

Definitely worth a visit, but also keep an eye on their FB page for news of special events like storytelling sessions, and children’s activities!

Find the library here:

Pusat Komuniti TTDI,

Lot 31204, Jalan Athinahapan,

Taman Tun Dr Ismail,

6000 Kuala Lumpur.

Their opening hours are:

Monday (2pm – 6.45pm)

Tuesday to Friday (10am – 6.45pm)

Saturday to Sunday (10am – 5pm)

Closed on public holidays and first weekend of the month.

Just another reason to love reading and to get the little ones to enjoy books! S x

The New Book Sharing Scheme for Families at The Linc KL

I’m going to add a splash of colour to your Tuesday morning with this gorgeous little set-up at The Linc KL.

They have recently added this cute ‘Book Sharing Corner’ on Level 2 of the mall where you can donate your pre-loved books and exchange them for books already left there by others.

It’s a great initiative to help save paper, encourages your children to recycle/reuse, saves you money, helps those less fortunate and, of course, inspires your little ones to love books and reading.

It’s open every single day from 10am to 10pm so pop along, drop off some books, pick-up some books, and have a little read….. I love this idea! S x

Mamee Jonker House Has Opened in Kuala Lumpur!

For anyone familiar with the infamous Mamee noodles and the success of their Mamee Jonker House in Malacca, then be prepared for some good news!

Yes, it’s true the Malaysian brand has opened its second restaurant right here in Kuala Lumpur! Located at 163 Retail Park in Mont Kiara you can already pop by to enjoy far more than just a new eatery!

This KL location will act as their new concept store and will be home to tasty halal food, noodle workshops for the whole family, a play area for the little ones, and exclusive merchandise to buy.

Mamee Cafe is a halal restaurant offering typical Malaysian dishes such as Cendol, Nasi Lemak Kukus, and Mamee Curry Laksa using their Signature Mamee Chef Noodle, and of course serving up a selection of drinks and desserts.

On top of that, as of October, they will have workshops for the whole family where you can design and create your own noodle cup, and then make your own Mamee Monster Noodle Snack from a wide choice of ingredients! Noodle Doodle workshops will be available daily in their Lil Monster Kitchen, and each session will take around 30minutes. There is no age limit and no booking is required unless group booking of 10pax above .

Anyone else looking forward to try this out?! Enjoy, S x