Tuesday, May 27, 2014

~ Giveaway - "We are Monster High" Activity Pass ~

Fans of Monster High will be in for a rare treat this June Holiday! Experience a 'fang-tastic' time and opportunity to meet the characters from Monster High as they take a break from school and march into Vivocity.

Started off as American doll franchise created by Mattel in 2010, the first webisode was premiered on 5th May 2010. The fun and humourous storyline revolves around the lives of the freakishly fashionable teenage descendants of the world's most famous monsters in their high school - Monster High. Their high school experience capture all the awkward moments that teens encounter - the strong bonds of friendship and the challenges of fitting in, delivered through a "monster" chic aestheitc and tone. The series aims to empower girls by inspiring them to be unique, to embrace their imperfections "freaky flaws" that make them who they are.

As part of the official launch in Singapore, "We Are Monster High!" will be at VivoCity from 2nd - 15th June 2014. There will be four different activities that the public can participate in.

Venue: VivoCity, Central Court A
Date: 2nd - 15th June 2014
Time: 11am - 9pm

To participate: Spend $30^ and more on Monster high products or a minimum of $80* at any outlet in VivoCity.  
^Single same-day receipt
*Maximum 2 combined same-day receipts including a Monster High purchase


1) Monster High Character Meet & Greet + Dance Performance
6 Monster High characters will appear at the Meet & Greet session, followed by a dance performance and photo-taking opportunities. 
- Parents to use their own cameras and limited to 50 kids per session.
- Available on weekends only at 4:30pm & 7:30pm

2) Monster High Makeover & Photoshoot
Girls get a makeover "Monster High" style and receive a 4R photo free!
- Limit to kids aged 7 to 14 years old
- Available daily from 12pm to 8pm

3) Create Your Own Monster High ID
- Limited to kids aged 7 to 14 years old
- Available on weekends only from 12pm to 8pm

4) DIY Accessories
Girls can express their individuality and create their own handphone accessories or bracelets.
Websiode will also be screened daily from 11am - 1pm, 2pm - 4pm and 6pm - 7pm


We are giving away Monster High activity passes to 3 lucky girls (preferably age 7 to 14 years old) to participate in all the 4 activities FREE
 Parents, please complete the simple steps below to qualify.

1) Like BPDGTravels Facebook page
2) Leave your name and email address on BPDGTravels fanpage entry.
If you wish to keep your email address private, you may leave me your comment and email me privately at bpdgtravels{at}gmail{dot}com. 
3) Share our Fanpage post on your Facebook Wall and tag @BPDGTravels, so that we know you have participated. :)

* Contest ends Saturday, 31st May 2014, 2359hrs (Singapore time)
* Winners will be drawn randomly and announced by Sunday, 1st June 2014 (Singapore time) on BPDGTravels fanpage and via email.

~ Winners Announcement ~

1st June - Gladys had the honour to pick the 3 lucky winners this morning. Here's her lucky pick:
1) Taufik
2) Mavis
3) Jody

Congratulations! Your girl has won the activity pass to "We Are Monster High" at Vivocity. You will be notified on the prize collection details soon! Happy June Holidays!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

~ June Holidays 2014 Activities at the Shopping Malls ~

Examinations are over and Great Singapore Sale is coming! Everyone is looking forward to the June holidays! Here's some exciting happenings that will be going on at the shopping malls to make this term break fun and enjoyable! While Mommies are shopping, there are always activities for the children to keep them busy.

Fun With Balloons
31 May - 8 June 2014, 11am - 9pm, B1 Exhibition Hall.

Check out the Safari-themed balloon jungle at AMK Hub this holiday! Animal balloon sculptures, cartoon screenings, game stations, face painting and gigantic bubble will keep your little ones entertained! :)

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Bedok Mall

Frozen Best Dressed Competition, Workshops and Activities
Frozen Best Dressed Competition
21 & 22 June 2014, 2pm, Stage B2

18 - 20 Jun
12pm - Re-create Olaf! Workshop
1:30pm - Hair Braiding & Eyeliner Art
3pm - Snow Globe Making Workshop
4:30pm - Glitter Body Art
6pm - Make a Tiara Workshop & Face painting

21 - 22 Jun
12pm - Make a Tiara
1:30pm - Glitter Body Art
5pm - Re-create Olaf! Workshop
6:30pm - Face painting

18 - 22 Jun
12pm - 8pm - Snow Ball Range Game station & Frozen Colouring Corner

Workshops are limited to the first 30 pax and body art activities are limited to the first 15 pax per session, on a first-come, first-served basis. Kindly queue at L1, Atrium, 30 minutes before activities commence to participate. No minimum spending is required.

Bukit Panjang Plaza

Family Carnival & Movie Night
21 June 2014, 2pm, Garden Plaza, Level 2.

Mark your calendar and join in the Carnival at Bukit Panjang Plaza. Bouncing castle, art & craft workshops and balloon sculptures awaits you. In addition, there will be free flow of popcorn and candy floss plus the first 100 shoppers will get a free slice of Pezzo's pizza. *While stocks last.

Join Blu and Jewel on the adventure at the movie night screening of "Rio" at 7:30pm.

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City Square Mall

Barney & Friends - World of Imagination
7 - 22 June 2014, Daily except Monday, Level 1 Atrium
Tue - Fri: 2pm & 7pm
Sat & Sun: 1pm, 4pm & 7pm

Sing and dance into the world of imagination with Barney, Baby Bop and BJ! Catch Barney & Friends LIVE on stage this June holiday at Singapore's first Eco-mall.

Join in the Monthly Movie Madness at City Square Mall happening every Friday, 8pm at B1 Fountain Square.

20 June 2014 - Over the Hedge

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Downtown East

30 May - 29 June 2014
If you are fanatic fans of Transformers, do not miss the action at Downtown East this coming June holidays!

Meet GRIMLOCK from Transformers: Age of Extinction 

- Featuring the 1st & ONLY Dinobot, 1 and a half times Taller than a Double Decker Bus! Get up close and snap a picture with GRIMLOCK!

Meet Optimus Prime & Bumblebee

Event Square
30 May - 10 June & 20 - 29 June
*Weekdays: 7pm (Except Wednesday)
Weekends: 3:30pm & 7pm

31 May & 7, 21, 28 June: 5 - 5:30pm

Attractive prize to be won during stage games!

Transformers Zone

Transformers Tattoo Painting, Transformers 3D Paper Crafting and Transformers Face Painting! *Not available every Wednesday, terms and conditions apply

Saturday Movie Madness

Transformer Movie awaits you every week at Downtown East!

7 June - Transformers (2007)
14 June - Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
21 June - Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

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Frasers Centrepoint Malls


Hasbro Playzone
Hasbro Playzone featuring Jenga, Twister, Neft, Play-Doh and Kre-O along with life-sized Family Monopoly Challenge brings continuous fun at Frasers Centrepoint Malls. Simply spend a minimum of $30* and you can challenge yourself to complete all 5 stations in the shortest time possible.  Children under 7 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Check out the dates and where they will be. :)

Marina Square
Despicable Me: Meet the Minions
31 May - 8, 14 & 15 June 2014, Stage
Tue - Thu: 2pm & 7pm
Fri - Sun: 1pm, 4pm & 7pm

Catch Stuart, Jorge, Jerry & Tim on stage at Marina Square. The first 60 families can also meet & greet the 4 Minions! Limited seating capacity. Admission on first-come, first-served basis.

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We Are Monster High
2 - 15 June 2014, Central Court Level 1

Meet & Greet
7, 8, 14 & 15 Jun: 4:30pm & 7:30pm

Monster High Open Day
7, 8, 14 & 15 Jun: 11am - 8pm

Fear-Librity Makeover
2 - 15 Jun: 12 - 8pm

Do-it-yourself Accessories
2 - 15 Jun: 12 - 8pm

Webisodes screening
2 - 15 Jun (11am - 1pm, 2pm - 4pm, 6pm - 7pm)
Hang out with the freaky-fab characters of Monster High. There are a range of activities awaiting! Redemption is on a first-come, first-served basis at the Monster High registration counter limited to 30 participants per day. Redemptions must be made on the same day of purchase. Check out the website for more details.
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West Coast Plaza

Saturday Movie Nights
More movie screenings happening at West Coast Plaza. Check out the dates and time above.

Friday, May 23, 2014

~ Our 3D2N virgin voyage on Star Cruise Virgo - Day 2 (Part 1) ~

22nd March, 12 midnight - The night is still young on board Superstar Virgo! Hubby and Gladys were fast asleep. I brought Denver out for a little stroll since he still feels pretty zesty. We explored the ship further and spotted the library, gym room, casino, swimming pool and Jacuzzi. I'm surprised to see people exercising at this late hour.

I woke up early to catch the sunrise 5 hours later. Settled down quietly by the balcony, I fell in love with the gentle scent of the ocean and the sound of the waves hitting the waters. It was melodic and therapeutic. As each minute passes, I witnessed the sun rising from the horizon.
Denver and Gladys woke up just in time to catch the rising sun! :) Isn't it Gorgeous!

7:50am - Breakfast! We were one of the early birds to arrive. No need to worry about seating at this hour.
Lovely assorted pastries and bread to start our day!
Breakfast menu is incomplete without cereal and porridge.
My breakfast selection from the buffet line. Yummy!

8:45am - The kids had been nagging us to bring them to the pool upon arrival yesterday. To avoid the crowd and further disappointment, we brought them straight to the Neptune's Wet and Wild pool after breakfast.

~ Neptune's Wet and Wild pool ~ 

The waters was freezing cold but that did not stop Denver and Gladys from diving into the pool!
Bonding time with Daddy!
I preferred station myself in the Jacuzzi pool for relaxation.

Sliding time!

From the Neptune, we migrated to Parthenon. This is an adult pool with Jacuzzi pools at each corner.

~ Parthenon Pool ~

Denver and Gladys enjoyed their morning swim tremendously.

11am - Second round of fun began as they hit the arcades. Another hour of fun despite the smaller area.
Time flies and we were pretty occupied munching and playing all day and night.
Coming up - more dining options on Superstar Virgo. 

Sunday, May 18, 2014

~ Our 3D2N virgin voyage on Star Cruise Virgo - Day 1 ~

21st March 2014 - It was our family's virgin ride on a cruise. We have always wanted to hop onto the ship whenever we saw these big vessels anchoring on the waters at Habourfront. Through a promotional deal at one of the travel fair, we managed to grab a good price for balcony class cabins.

We arrived early at the Singapore Cruise Centre and check-in our luggage at level 1. If you are carrying large bags or luggage, it would be advisable to check them in. They will be delivered to your room at a later time. Next, we proceed to level 2 for cruise departure.

4:30pm - Time to get on-board! We felt like VIPs as we walked along the walkway to the ship. 

Our room access cards with $100 of dining credits per cabin within.

As balcony class guests, we were directed to the Grand Piazza where welcome drinks were served.  

The kids got hold of a copy of Star Navigator to check out list of the activities available on board. :) That will be our entertainment guide for the next 2 days.

While waiting for our rooms to be ready, we lingered around Grand Piazza to catch some live performances.

Since it was our first time on-board, we explored the various decks to familiarize with the surrounding. There are 13 decks on Superstar Virgo and our rooms were located on Deck 9. Most of the facilities and activities are located between Deck 7 to 13.

5pm - To avoid the crowd, we head down to queue up for dinner at The Pavilion Room (Deck 6) - A family-style Chinese restaurant. We were lucky to be there early as there was a long queue thereafter.

Allocation of table is on a first come first serve basis and based on the number of people there are. Different set of dishes will be served to the guests daily. For our table of 6, we had 5 dishes + 1 soup, served with rice. *Do note that drinks are not inclusive and are chargeable.

6pm - Our rooms are READY! Yippee! Our luggage were also placed outside of the cabin. This is our Oceanview Stateroom with balcony! It comes with 2 single beds/1 queen size bed and 1 sofa bed suitable for 2 adults and 2 kids. However, due to the promotional offer, we booked a total of 3 balcony cabin rooms. Hubby and Denver shared one room, Gladys and myself shared the second and my inlaws stayed in the third room. ^_^

View of the cabin room. The kids love the balcony area!

Although the toilet is smaller, it is neat, clean and completely furnished to suit our needs. 

Channels available within the room

7pm - Although we had a sumptuous dinner, we could not resist popping by the Mediterranean Buffet line and sit down for some desserts and a cup of coffee or tea. The good thing about hopping on a cruise is enjoying its all day and night dining at our convenience! Denver enjoyed sampling the food at every station.

7:30pm - Before we set sail, it is important and mandatory for guests to attend the safety briefing in case of any emergency. There will be a demonstration on how to put on the safety life vest as well as where to assemble when the alarm sounds.

8pm - As Superstar Virgo slowly sets sail, we went for our first show of the night at The Lido (Deck 7). It was an hour of entertainment filled with songs and jokes.

9pm - We headed back to our room and the kids showered before heading down for another show. Despite passing their bed-time, the kiddos were very active and did not display an inch of tiredness at all!

9:40pm - Seated comfortably at The Lido as we await for the Magic show, performed by illusionist - Vincent Vignaud to start.

11pm - It was a day filled with excitement. Tiredness finally started to sink in but our cheeky girl still had energy left to make herself comfortable. I thought she looked so funny with the bath robe as she looked like Master Yoda (Star Wars)! - Of course she is prettier and cuter! :D

Good night sweetie pies... Another day awaits us! *Wink