Resort And Food Review: DoubleTree Resort By Hilton Penang (Part 2 – Breakfast And Dinner At Makan Kitchen)

Here comes Part 2 of our review on DoubleTree Resort By Hilton Penang. As promised, we will now share our experience having breakfast & dinner at Makan Kitchen.

We were very delighted to find the view of our breakfast during our second day staying at the resort. Located just beside the swimming pool, the resort really makes your breakfast a good start! Watch below video, recorded live on Facebook on our breakfast environment that morning.

Every family traveller loves child-friendly restaurants – and that’s exactly our first impression of Makan Kitchen at DoubleTree Resort By Hilton Penang! Their high chair was very comfy. Our toddler seemed to love seating in there for quite a stretch of time, with a great view of the outdoors!

Their children dining set was also super cute. Our toddler can’t help but talking about the animal images!

They have friendly & considerate staff, too. As you can see in the picture, Shafa was babywearing our toddler. It’s part of our strategy for Shafa to babywear our toddler while Yusof take the food for everyone, so that our toddler won’t be running around and go straight to the swimming pool.

Surprisingly while Shafa was babywearing our toddler, the staff approached her and asked whether she would like to have any drink. And below picture was the beverage she took for Shafa. That gesture was just too sweet, thank you!

Makan Kitchen at DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang really has one of the most amazing choices of breakfast buffet. Here’s what we thought!

They have wide ranges of breads, cakes, fruits and muffins (surprisingly, our son’s favourite was their fruit cake).

We love the fact that they have quite a range of pastries available, especially Yusof’s favourite chocolate crossaints!

There’s a wide choice of Malaysian food as well. Shafa’s mom & Yusof chose the Nasi Lemak with Sambal Ikan Bilis, Rendang Ayam & Omelette.

Of course, the first thing Shafa will have at any breakfast buffet is their cereals, it has been her favourite breakfast since she was a kid. Oh boy, you should’ve seen the excitement on her face when she saw the ranges of cereals available – even the rare ones such as the Fruit Loop and All Bran!

Egg lover? You can request Omelette, Over Easy, Sunny Side Up, Poach Egg, Half Boil & Hard Boil at their Egg Counter.

Noodles & Roti Canai are available too! Now that’s a complete Malaysian food.

And now we move on to our dinner experience here. Watch the above video, recorded live on Facebook, for a brief explanation about Sharing Is Caring promotion at Makan Kitchen in DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang. They were big portions, truly meant to be shared!

Sharing Is Caring promotion offers a sharing portion of the Malaysian Favourites menu. And for that, we chose:
1. Laksa Penang

2. Indian Butter Chicken

3. Hainanese Chicken Rice

4. Rendang Tulang Rusuk

Truly 1 Malaysia food! And they all tasted lovely! As you can see, each of us had our own dish, including our toddler (his was the chicken rice). And guess what? Our toddler ate most of his portion (and that’s BIG portion)! Now that should give you an idea on the level of tastiness.

What’s your thoughts on the food for breakfast and dinner here? Would love to hear from you!

Stay tuned to the Part 3 of the resort review – which we will cover the Kids Club, famous attraction and swimming pools!

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Resort Review: DoubleTree Resort By Hilton Penang (Part 1 – Lobby Services, Family Room And Famous Food)

What comes to your mind when you hear the word “Penang”? For us, it means good food, so we were very excited for the trip! Oh yes, and of course it also means we’ll be crossing the famous Penang bridge.

The Penang Bridge route is a 13.5-kilometre dual carriageway toll bridge and controlled-access highway in the state of Penang, Malaysia. We were lucky the weather was good for a quick photo from the car!

On our way to the resort, we passed by Tesco Seri Tanjung Pinang. Located just 14 minutes drive from the resort, it is perfectly convenient if you need to buy something from the hypermarket during your holiday!

This was another famous place that we passed by: Jeruk Madu Pak Ali. We can say that this is probably the most famous souvenir from Penang!
The shop’s Tanjung Bungah branch is just 9 minutes drive from the resort. Don’t forget to buy some of these famous pickles before heading home!

We were instantly greeted with these mouth-watering cookies after checking-in at the counter of DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang. This is, of course, on top of the beautiful lobby where you can enjoy the cookie, complete with beverage!

And now it’s time to have a sneak peek around our Family Room! Watch below video, recorded live on Facebook, where we briefly show you around the room.

We were lucky enough to have our dinner at Hameediyah Restaurant that night. A must-eat place when you’re in Penang, Hameediyah Restaurant is located about 30 minutes from DoubleTree Resort By Hilton Penang.

Considering it is the oldest Nasi Kandar in Penang, no wonder this was one of the best Nasi Kandar we’ve tasted so far! Our toddler definitely testifies to that, look at how he was enjoying his food.

And that marks the end of our part 1 review, where we cover the lobby services, family room and famous food. Stay tuned for the Part 2 of our review, where we will cover breakfast and dinner at Makan Kitchen in DoubleTree By Hilton Penang!

Food Review: Mid-Autumn Mooncake Festival At Ming Palace Restaurant, Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur

JenjalanKami was honored to be invited to attend the media preview of the Mid-Autumn Mooncake Festival at Ming Palace Restaurant, Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur. It was great to have a some taste about the various mooncakes available to celebrate this once-a-year festival, which is commonly called either Lantern Festival or Mooncake Festival.

We were first briefed by the hotel team about the varities of flavours that they have to offer. Flavours ranges from Red Bean, Low Sugar White Lotus, Low Sugar White Lotus Single Yolk, Mixed Nuts, Matcha Tiramisu, Tropical Emerald, Pandan Lotus Single Yolk, Snow Skin D24 Durian, and the Best-Seller of all time – the Snow Skin Musang King, a soft snowy skin exterior texture with its smooth, unique lotus seed filling encased with focused Musang King paste. Such a colourful varieties, indeed!

Our favourite? Well, we brought some samples home, and our toddler can’t stop eating the Red Bean. Kids don’t lie!

We especially love the designs of the boxes that encases the mooncakes. It highlights the auspicious spirit of the festival, and comes with an option of either a box of one or a box of four.

For this festive, Corus is introducing two new additional flavours, the Blue Danube and Luminare. The Blue Danube has a fruity taste of the blueberry and yam, while the Luminare mixes the taste of the white lotus with mashed salted egg yolk. Looking for an exclusive packaging as a gift for friends? This box of drawers is perfect for that!

Corus also include two additional flavours in conjunction to a collaboration with DurianBB. The two flavours are DurianBB Crystal Mooncake, a crystal clear jelly like substance with a rich durian filling and DurianBB Snowy Mooncake, a soft white exterior texture which has a rich creamy concentrated durian filling.

You will also get a special DurianBB mooncake encase packages that are prepared for any purchases of the DurianBB mooncake sets. The packaging is cute and acts as heat shield, also comes with an ice pack! Now, isn’t that too cool?

The mooncakes are available until 13th September 2019 and are sold from RM27 nett per piece or from RM108 nett per box of four pieces.

There is also a delivery service for a minimum of 20 boxes and above. You will get a complimentary delivery to one destination within 20km radius! For less than 20 boxes, delivery charges are applicable. Charges per destination are RM60 within Kuala Lumpur and RM100 within Petaling Jaya.

Many thanks to Corus Hotel for the wonderful experience!

4 Amazingly Fun Things To Do In Manila, Philippines

Manila is the heart of the Philippines and it has endured all kinds of challenges in the past years. Being an archipelago, Philippines is no stranger when it comes to typhoons and calamity.

Despite all these, Manila is always able to get back up and restore to an even better state, making it still the best place to visit if you are looking for good tour activities, food, and experience. Here are the top 4 awesome things to do when you visit Manila!

1. Manila Ocean Park

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Don’t miss the chance to visit the only Oceanarium in Manila and interact with hundreds of marine animals. They also have different attractions that showcases barn animals, birds, and even the creepy crawlies.

Their best spot is the 25-meter curved glass walkway tunnel where you can walk along sharks, sting rays, and different kinds of fishes in all sizes. The Manila Ocean Park also has sea lion, bird, and water shows that would definitely make your visit memorable. There is also a toy museum perfect for the kids and even the kids at heart.

They have a hotel inside which you can choose to stay in and make the most of your visit! Plus, this place is only walking distance from Luneta Park, Intramuros and Fort Santiago – where you can take a stroll and be in one of the most historical spots in the Philippines.

Location: Luneta, Manila, Metro Manila 1000

Entrance Fee: $14 – 23 USD

2. Star City

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If you are up for some thrilling rides and fun times, then this is the place for you. Star City is located in the middle of the busy streets in Manila and is the second most popular amusement park in the Philippines.

Enjoy extreme rides such as Vikings, Frisbee, Jungle Splash and Surf Dance! For a complete family getaway, you may also enjoy the family-friendly rides like the Dragon Express, Magic Forest and the most recommended – the Philippine’s tallest Ferris Wheel, which stands 60 meters high!

This is the only place in the Philippines where you can have fun and enjoy the snow at Snow World. In Snow World, you can make snowballs and throw it with your buddies, lie down there or even play and act like a child.

Location: Vicente Sotto St, Manila

Entrance Fee: Up to $12 USD

3. Philippine National Museum

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The National Museum is one of the best places in the Philippines that you can visit for free. Learn about the country’s Fine Arts, Ethnicity and Archeology.

You’d be surprised on how interesting and diverse the Filipino’s antiquity is. Though it is free, it is best to at least book your visit in advance if you will be coming in large groups to avoid inconvenience.

Location: 1000 Padre Burgos Ave, Ermita, Manila

Entrance Fee: FREE

4. SM Mall of Asia Bayside

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This is the best place to visit if you are looking for a fantastic shopping experience and sunset view. The mall itself is the fourth largest mall in the country and the eleventh worldwide.

Aside from the endless shopping and ice skating experience, the Bayside area offers a lot of dining and fun activity both for individuals and families. You can visit rides in the area that will really give you a different experience from taking a stroll at the mall.

They also have the MOA Eye which is a huge Ferris wheel that shows you the entire view of the metro. We recommend trying this ride at night and marvel at the beauty of the colorful night lights of the busy city.

Location: Pasay, City

Entrance Fee: FREE

Whether it’s a trip with your friends or family, Manila has a wide variety of offerings to make your trip awesome. There are a lot of free attractions you can visit if you want to learn more about the city. Having hospitable locals is a bonus if you feel a little lost or overwhelmed with the city’s diverse beauty!

Hotel Review: Swiss-Inn Sungai Petani

JenjalanKami is so excited to have our second trip to Sungai Petani! Read our first experience in Sungai Petani here.

This time around, we’re going to see what’s all the buzz about at Swiss-Inn Sungai Petani. Let’s check it out!

1. Nice view of the pools

Swiss-Inn Sungai Petani is located in Sungai Petani, a town in Kuala Muda District, Kedah. Whilst most of our other hotel reviews have sea views (oh yes, we’re beach lovers), the view from our room is satisfactory.

We had pool views! And it’s nice to see some greeneries around the hotel as well.

Don’t forget to bring your camera to the poolside at night! Who knows you’ll be able to capture some stunning shots. We particularly love this angle!

2. Behold the beauty of the Junior Suite

You may want to remember this room number. This is the Junior Suite that we stayed during the trip… And we love it!

Upon entrance, you will see a mirrored cupboard on your right, and a big cupboard on your left. You definitely can bring another guest in this suite, and still have loads of places to put your things!

Now you see, we haven’t entered the bedroom area yet – but the space was very large! It’s large enough that our toddler decided not to sit down and explore the whole area. There’s a living room with TV at one end, and a study table at the other end. We decided to put an extra bed for Shafa’s mom in the middle between these two areas.

Just beside the living room is the dressing table. Perfect, because Shafa’s mom loves using dressing table to put on makeup. Shafa rarely use it – she doesn’t wear makeup!

The toilet is separate from the shower room – so no need to fight if you need to use the toilet NOW!

And this is the bedroom… The cupboard that you see immediately when you enter the room is connected to the shower room, which you will see again in below pictures. There’s also a low shelf near the window of the bedroom to put your extra things.

And the shower room was great – it has Jacuzzi! Our toddler definitely had loads of fun bathing in there. He didn’t want to come out!

And beside the Jacuzzi is the cupboard, which was connected to the bedroom. The bathrobes are in there, so it’s really handy!

Watch the above video, recorded live on Facebook, to have a better view and feel of the Junior Suite!

3. Breakfast with a view

Who wouldn’t want to have this? Having your breakfast with a great view of the swimming pool. Probably let your kids have their fun at the swimming pool while you’re enjoying your own sweet time with your favourite food. Of course, your parental eyes will always want to look at your kids whereabouts – so this is definitely the place where you want to be if you’re not a water person!

And we definitely love the view of the egg counter… So full of greeneries! Watch the above video uploaded on Instagram to have a look of the live cooking there. The video is pretty shaky, though. Our toddler was not cooperating!

There’s a Roti Jala counter just beside the egg counter. We were quite frustrated that the Roti Jala was finished on our first day of breakfast (which means it must’ve tasted really good), but definitely happy when it’s available on our second day of breakfast! Watch below video for the full look and feel.

4. Tasty lunch and desserts

As family travellers, we know firsthand how unpredictable kids, especially toddlers, can be. They can get tired after pool time, and doze off in your arms just when you’re about to leave for lunch. Like this particular guy!

So it’s pretty convenient to just have lunch at the hotel. And we did just that! It was a great decision – turns out the hotel serves great lunch and desserts! Check out our previous post on food review at Garden Terrace, Swiss-Inn Sungai Petani.

5. Don’t forget to have your dinner at Hotmas restaurant

We know, the picture of the restaurant wasn’t that amazing. But believe us, the food was great!

After having a frustrating dinner during our first night at a restaurant nearby the hotel, we decided to try Hotmas during our second night, thanks to the reviews that Yusof had read online. It’s just a 4-minute walk from the hotel to the restaurant!

It was a great experience. They serve big portions at an affordable price. And the best thing is, the service was quite fast for that amount of crowd. Kudos!

So what’s your view after reading the full stay review at Swiss-Inn Sungai Petani? We’d love to hear your thoughts!

Food Review: Garden Terrace, Swiss-Inn Sungai Petani

JenjalanKami is excited to share our next food review on lunch menu at Garden Terrace in Swiss-Inn Sungai Petani, located in Kedah!

If you have been following this blog closely, you would have known that we have previously reviewed another cafe in Sungai Petani for their Ayam Gebuk Lunch Set. So, what makes Garden Terrace different? Read on to find out!

1. Be prepared for the ‘tower’ of Ais Kacang

Seriously, it’s a tower! We struggled to finish this, even with a family of 3 adults & 1 child (OK maybe because the adults are small eaters, and the child was sleeping).

Our toddler was in his own sweet dreams, so it was up to us to finish the Ais Kacang! Luckily it tasted so good, even Shafa’s mom was really excited digging in (watch below video)!

Thank you, Ibu! And we’re really glad you enjoyed it.

2. Perfectly breaded Fish & Chip

Well, don’t ask who ordered this. Shafa is THE fish fan in the family, so it’s definitely hers. She’s trying to make our toddler a fish fan too.

Unfortunately, our toddler fell asleep, which left Shafa alone to finish those BIG breaded fillets of fish… And she happily ate them. It was served with french fries, creamy coleslaw and tartar sauce. Delicious!

3. Crunchy Chicken Chop

Shafa’s mom ordered Chicken Chop. It was really crunchy! This is actually the chef’s specialty, and served with french fries and vegetables. You can choose to have it with either mushroom sauce or black pepper sauce. She wasn’t really a chicken fan, but the fact that she’s eating a big portion of it was a good sign!

4. Creamy Cream Of Mushroom

We ordered the Cream Of Mushroom for our toddler, but we ended up finishing them ourselves as he fell asleep. The soup was creamy, and served with garlic bread. You can never go wrong ordering this for your toddler anywhere!

5. Choices of pasta selections

Pasta lovers, worry not. For Garden Terrace got you covered! They offered spaghetti with a selection of aglio olio, napolitana or spaghetti bolognaise (Yusof’s choice). He ate them without talking much, to the very last bite. Must be pretty impressive!

6. From healthy drinks to the sugary ones

As much as we would love to promote the healthy drinks, we were guilty as charged to order the sugary ones! Our choices of Cold Tea and Cold Coffee were perfect to quench our thirst.

Of course, they also have a wide variety of beverages from hot and cold drinks to freshly squeezed juices, carbonated drinks, milk shakes and healthy drinks! By healthy drinks, we mean Pegaga Juice, Cucumber Juice and Tomato Juice. Awesome, right?

So, what do you think of all the food & beverages here at Garden Terrace in Swiss-Inn Sungai Petani? We’d love to hear your thoughts!

D’Wharf Hotel & Serviced Residence: For Food And Attraction Hoppers

D’Wharf Hotel & Serviced Residence is strategically located in the heart of Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan.

The Hotel is accessible via the North-South Expressway and is about an hour drive from Kuala Lumpur. It has 303 fully-furnished rooms including luxury rooms with sea views over the Straits of Malacca. It also has superb meeting rooms, making the hotel a main destination for business with the incredible sea views and town views. D’ Wharf Hotel & Serviced Residence is the perfect choice for both business and leisure, which provides the best service in hospitality.

We got to book a stay with them and we were greeted with a nice queen bed set up. A small living space is located just behind the bed.

There is also a small dining area with just enough space to eat if you will bring some food in your room or if you want to prepare something instant in the mini kitchen. Their mini kitchen has the basic equipment for a coffee and enough to warm some take outs.

There is also a main bedroom with a full window where you can enjoy the view of the beach and PD waterfront (which is basically the best place to be if you are looking for many food options)! The hotel is located just across PD Waterfront.

The main reason we booked a stay here was their Ramadan Buffet. More details on the food and set up in our Ramadan Buffet post.

You can also check the view of the pool from above! It looks so inviting especially that my toddler loves the water.

But one nice thing about this hotel is that you can add an additional bedroom with a king-sized bed with their very strategic architecture. An additional room with bathroom is available via a connecting door! Watch the above video to see it!

There is a common bathroom, though, if you will opt out of an additional room. The bathroom has enough space for a shower and a mirror. Basic toiletries are also provided.

One of the experiences here is to be able to witness a beautiful sunset view with Genting Dream Cruise in the background. You can even have the same background if you take a picture by the pool! Talk about a very awesome view!

There are also convenient vending machines and games for kids at the hotel. Perfect if you are traveling with kids, like us, so they won’t get bored and have additional activities aside from swimming. The vending machine is a favorite for us, especially when we crave for late night easy snacks!

We had dinner (which we already talked about in previous post) and took a beautiful picture in front of the hotel during the night. We can just crossed the street and walk a bit to experienced PD Waterfont’s food truck event, but we opted to drive for the convenience of Shafa’s 69-year-old mom.

Watch below videos, recorded live on Facebook, to have some idea on The Food Truck Carnival!

We had some rain in the morning but that didn’t stop us from exploring more of the hotel. We passed through the beautiful swimming pool (which had a viewing deck nearby) to be able to reach the breakfast place. What a lovely stroll in the morning!

They have varieties of food offered during the breakfast buffet. Watch below live video, recorded on Facebook, to know more about their breakfast buffet!

Because of too much food and dining experiences in the area, it was very refreshing to be able to see their gym and playground located just beside the pool area. It made the guilt from all the eating less! The area is well put up specially for kids’ safety.

Upon checking out, we waited in their nicely decorated area, leaving a smile on our faces even if we were already leaving.

It was a great experience from beginning to end, indeed. Highly recommended!

Food Review: Reef Cafe at D’Wharf Hotel & Residence

JenjalanKami is so thrilled to be given the opportunity to experience stay at D’Wharf Hotel & Residence, located in Port Dickson. Full review of the hotel will be out soon.

In this particular blog post, we would like to highlight the various dishes available at Reef Cafe. This cafe is located at the Ground floor of the hotel.

They offer varieties of appetizers, but we did not try any of them. However, we did try Cream Of Mushroom Soup – it was delicious!

The Cream Of Mushroom Soup comes together with garlic bread. We originally ordered this for our toddler. He loved the soup!

This soup is available for RM8.90.

Small eaters? Worry not – they offer Bite’s Selections specially for those that just want to have some bites at the restaurant. You can also choose to eat pasta if you love Italian food!

And if you’re like Shafa’s mom, rice is a must! We tried the Reef’s Nasi Lemak, and it tasted not bad.

The nasi lemak is served with sambal, anchovies, chicken rendang (our favourite!), boiled egg, cucumber and peanut. It’s very filling – Shafa’s mom even shared it with everyone!

The dish is available for RM14.90.

Lovers of western food, no worries. You will get a wide selection of western food here! Though it’s very tempting for lamb lovers like Shafa to order the Grilled Lamb Chop, she decided not to – at the end of the day, she still need to finish our toddler’s food!

And for those sweet tooth out there, these desserts are specially for you! They even have Vanilla Creme Brulee to satisfy your cravings.

Last but not least, are the beverages. We opted for the Freshly Squeezed Oranges and Apple. Trying to stay healthy here after indulging loads of amazing food!

They were really fresh, indeed! Vibrant colours with real fruit taste, these are definitely must-have to accompany your meals!

The freshly squeezed fruits are available for RM9 each.

And that sums up our review for today. What are your thoughts on the food available here at Reef Cafe? Drop your comments below!

The Buzz And Royal Gourmet: July And August Promotion Food Review

JenjalanKami is so excited to bring you our next food review – The Buzz and Royal Gourmet, two restaurants located in Premiere Hotel Klang, for their July and August menu!

We were warmly greeted by the staff upon arrival. Great customer service!

The moment we came into the restaurant, the set up for photography was ready. So efficient!

Now, let’s dive in to how the food tasted – starting from the new menu for The Buzz!

This, ladies and gentlemen, is the Ikan Bakar Tepian Tebrau. Interesting name, isn’t it? It’s really the exact location where the chef was inspired to came up with the recipe.

Now, if only we can be like him – tasting a good food and try coming up with a recipe when we got home. This blog could turn into a cooking blog!

The fish comes together with rice, so it definitely is very filling. Believe us, it tastes just as great as how it looks (we rated a perfect excellent for this)!

We love the mix of sourness, and the level of hot is tolerable. Though we personally think it would be nicer if it is more hot. Then again, we are used to Negeri Sembilan & Javanese cooking, so probably we have different taste preference with the local Klang people in terms of the hot level.

The set is available for RM32.

Looking for finger foods during lunch time? No problem, they have Carbonara Chicken Spring Roll!

As you can see, it is very well-presented with beautiful mix of salad and tomatoes. Such a healthy lunch!

The wrap is crunchy with creamy carbonara sauce – prepared with the right mix of chicken and vegetables inside. We loved the taste, and thus, rated a perfect excellent for this dish as well. However, we personally think it would taste better without the peas (hey, we’re not peas fans).

The dish is available for RM20.

Pasta lovers, we hear you! This dish is called Pasta Vongole Pesto With Clam. The look is nice and the portion is great! But since we are not familiar with pesto, we think it tasted average. But worth a try!

This dish is available for RM25.

And now, let’s move to the menu for Royal Gourmet!

This tasty-looking dish is called Claypot Glass Noodle with Fresh Water Prawn, and has a great mix of vegetables and prawns. It’s a little bit salty to us, but just nice to tone down the strong taste of the vegetables.

But we have to tell this – the prawns were so juicy! So, all you prawn lovers out there should try this dish if you happen to be around town. As you can see, the portion is very big – definitely can accommodate big eaters!

This dish is available for RM32.

Last, but not least, is the Sizzling Honey Glaze Chicken. This particular picture is credit to our dearest friend Reen Borhan, who helped taking some pictures as back up. Many thanks!

These sizzling bites of chicken in sweet honey glaze is delicious, especially since it’s served hot! The presentation and the portion size are also great. We love it!

This dish is available for RM28.

Overall, we absolutely love and highly recommend people around the area of Bandar Bukit Tinggi, Klang, to try out their new menu. Kudos to Chef Noor Hisham Bin Mohamed Yusof and Chef Mohd Rosnan Bin Jaraih for preparing the awesome food!

Also special thanks to Mr. Azmi Tajudin for arranging the food & beverage, as well as Mr. Shamsul Fariz Mohd Sharif for inviting us.

What do you think of their new menu? Drop your comments below!

How To Choose The Right Travel Luggage For Family Travellers

The school holidays are coming soon! We’re pretty sure everyone is busy booking holiday destinations at this point of time (if you’re going to have early flight from Kuala Lumpur, a stay at Tune Hotel KLIA2 is highly recommended). But wait, have you checked whether your bags are in good condition? Lucky if they are, but worry not if they don’t – as it’s not too late to buy them online. We love online shopping – we even do our weekly grocery shopping online, too!

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Being frequent travellers ourselves, we have made research of what we look for when it comes to buying a travel luggage, which we are happy to share in this blog post! Oh and yes, some of them are affiliate links – it would probably help us to buy a teh tarik at the nearest mamak restaurant 🙂

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Let’s not waste time and see what we think about choosing the right travel luggage – especially if you are a family traveller (and in our case, travelling with a baby or toddler)!

1. Consider your travel partners

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We usually travel with a toddler (who loves throwing tantrums) and an elderly (who don’t have too much energy) – so having wheels is a must! If you travel with small kids, four-wheeled luggage like this streak travel luggage 20inch cabin size works wonders, especially if your toddler loves pushing them, too (be careful, they can even run and push at the same time). However, do note that most four-wheeled luggage have hard case, so you don’t have the option to put documents inside it without having to open the main zip.

2. Consider your itinerary

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If you are like us, who dragged our luggage around for stadium tour during our short stop in Manchester (yes, we did that), you may find trolley duffel bags like this Oxford Waterproof Trolley Duffel Bag Thick Style Suitcase Women&Men Travel Bags convenient. Not only will you be able to pull the luggage around for a quick tour, it is even easy to carry when there’s a lot of stairs! They also usually have stylish looks – so perfect shopping bag for you even when you’re visiting upmarket places like Bicester Village.

3. Don’t forget your mummy bag

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This is a bag any mom won’t leave home without. Believe me, mummy bags make life easier, especially when toddler starts throwing tantrum – opening the normal luggage seems like taking forever! Consider travel-friendly mummy bags like this Travel Luggage Bag Foldable Nylon Women Mummy Carry Bag . Not only are they large enough to carry everything (when travelling with a toddler, it seems like everything is an endless list), they are also light-weight and usually foldable. You can easily slip it inside one of your luggage if you decide not to use them!

Those are some tips from us about choosing the right travel luggage for family travellers, based on our experience travelling with a toddler and an elderly. Do you have some other points to recommend as well? Drop your comments below – we are more than happy to receive more ideas!