Sunday, 31 May 2009

Vacation dreaming

SK's one-month school break officially begins today. We celebrated the holiday with a BBQ at best friend's house last night. She asked if we would be keen to go on a scuba diving vacation in Phuket this month. I had to decline because it clashes with my business trip to Shanghai.

This is the second year which I had not planned any trips for the kids. We used to travel during the school holidays, sometimes even squeezing in a short trip during a one-week school break. I wonder what's holding me back this time? The lack of interest, spare funds, Rusty or the aquarium? There's always a reason.

I didn't want to disappoint the kids, so I booked a holiday chalet for SK and his friends in Costa Sands Resort in mid-June. There's a swimming pool and theme park to keep them occupied. Two full days in the sun, swimming, playing and barbequing with friends should be loads of fun for a bunch of teens.

YK's holiday won't start until 8 June. I've got nothing planned for him but he's old enough to take care of his own vacation.

As for me, I'll stick around and dream about the next vacation.


J@n!ce said...

No vacation for my family this June holiday too. I got the same idea as you to book a chalet for the kids but I wonder if its too late now *sigh*

Have u tried the Coasta Sands in Sentosa? I wonder if the facilities will be newer than those in Pasir Ris? :)

Blur Ting said...

Janice - No, I have not been to a chalet for a long long time. When I went online to book, the chalets in Sentosa were fully booked. I could only select the ones in DownTown East. If it's just for your own family, perhaps is is cheaper to stay in a hotel. The chalet I booked cost $420 for 2 days!

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

when has chalets gone so expensive? kiew peeper + put fire ah!

psst....i can take care of honeycake Rusty for u if u need a vacation. =)))

Nick Phillips (15/03/1967 - 04/11/2022) said...

The school holidays start over here this week too and I have no idea where to take the kids.

k@Ye_ said...

Haha, Ms Fry.. u going off soon for ur retreat! How u going to take care of Rusty?

Ting, u got the NTUC card or whoever is NTUC member... might be able to get a better rates for the chalet!

ckl said...

Not quite school holiday in Aust yet but I am here in Istanbul with the girls. I came here for a conference but did my presentation yesterday so I'm free to take the girls around. Unfortubately though my little one is not quite well this morning so we are stuck in the hotel for the time being but at least that give me a chance to check my email and your blog :-)

Blur Ting said...

Fry - You'll be the first in line!

Blur Ting said...

Nick - At least you have Sunway Lagoon at your doorstep!

Blur Ting said...

Kaye - I don't have NTUC membership lei. Anyway, we don't have much choices when it comes last minute bookings like this.

Blur Ting said...

CKL - Wow, Istanbul! It must be lovely there. I had wanted to go there 2 years back. Hope your daughter gets better quickly so you all can have a good break!

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