essential family packing hacks

17 Essential family packing hacks

The whole world appears to be in a sorting, folding frenzy thanks to Marie Kondo, which surprises me because I thought her methods were kind of obvious. Though admittedly back when my mum taught us this stuff, 40 years ago, we didn’t call it KonMari, mum simply called it being organised while we called it anal retentiveness […] Read more…

Queen Chow Manly Mushroom Dumplings

Raffles Reviews: Queen Chow Manly

Written by Raffles – Aged 10 I love Chinese food. Well, technically I love all food, but Chinese is definitely in my top five. And don’t even get me started on dumplings. I live for those plump little packages of awesomeness. And while I’ve been shovelling dumplings down my neck all summer long, I was […] Read more…

Madame Tussauds Sydney with kids

A-List action at Madame Tussauds Sydney with kids

If you dream of sharing the stage with rock stars, walking the red-carpet arm in arm with your favourite Hollywood hunks, challenging your sporting heroes, or getting face time with the world’s most powerful politicians, Madame Tussauds Sydney is the place to sing, chat up, race, debate and cuddle up with your favourite A-listers. In […] Read more…

The stunning rooftop pool at Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 4

REVIEW: Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 4 with kids

Our recent visit to Bangkok was full of unexpected surprises, not least of which was the brand new and boldly beautiful  Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 4, a green, serene oasis secreted amidst Bangkok’s towers of concrete, right in the heart of the bustling business and entertainment district.  The sleek, modern hotel is a brilliant choice for […] Read more…

Take a longboat tour through Bangkok's Klongs

39 things to do in Bangkok with kids

Hailed as the “Venice of the East”, Thailand’s boisterous Bangkok offers visiting families a chaotic but cool combination of fast-paced city life and ancient culture. It is a city for all the senses with dazzling lights, the fragrant scent of street food, sprawling shrines to consumerism, and the cacophonous honking and tooting of tricked-up tuk-tuks. […] Read more…

Raffles at East Coast Lagoon Food Village -A glutton’s ultimate guide to Singapore dining

A glutton’s ultimate guide to Singapore food

Given Singapore’s national sports appear to be eating and drinking, it’s hardly surprising that, as a card-carrying glutton, it is a destination that has wormed its way into my heart, via my fickle stomach. Without doubt one of the best food cities on earth, traders and settlers from Malaysia, China, India, Indonesia and Europe have […] Read more…

Gotokuji, The Waving Cat Temple in Tokyo

Gotokuji: The Lucky Cat Temple in Tokyo

  From Sanrio’s sassy Hello Kitty to ancient Edo cat literature and cat art, cat cafés, cat islands and even an unofficial cat holiday – Nyan Nyan Nyan Day – held each year on February 22, you could be forgiven for thinking that Japan is utterly smitten with kittens. So, it turns out, are Raffles […] Read more…

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