We all know her as a beautiful actress who has graced our screens with her acting performance, but with us - Alice is all about her journey as motherhood and what it means taking her bundle of joy along on a vacation in her most favorite place ever, Bali.
“We’re no strangers to the paradise that is Bali. We actually went there when Alita was in my belly. This time around, we were excited to bring and introduce her to this gorgeous nature in our own country. We loved to let her know all the best sensations of playing along with the sand, sea and the sun.”
Alice admitted to having her doubts and fears of traveling with her baby. It’s her first time taking the trip with Alita but this new momma had done her fair share of prep work prior. “I was scared but felt up to the challenge at the same time. I did a lot of googling, blog reading and even asking people around for traveling tips. You can say I was very well prepared,” she said.
All of her diligence sure paid off, because Alice and Alita had a total blast during their trip to Bali. Not only did everything went smoothly with Alita, but Bali too displayed the best weather during their time there. “Alita had a great appetite and we enjoyed our time there very much. It’s so worth it!”
Furthermore, Alice shared with us some tips that she learnt on how to have your own relaxing time while keeping your little ones entertained. “It’s all about waterplay so make sure you prepare floats, water guns and other toys. Kids always love water so keep them entertained while you relax and keep watch or simply play along with them,” she said. Waterplay keeps children active and have positive impacts to their appetite and immune system, she further shared.
We also asked Alice what her most treasured memories from her family Bali trip. “It’s watching sunset on the beach and visiting the zoo with Alvin and Alita,” she recalled. “To have SweetEscape photography service along means a lot to us. Especially since Alvin and I love photography, so there’s an extra appreciation for good holiday photo results,” she told us about bringing us along.
“Everytime I look at our Bali photos, I can’t help but be reminded of such a precious time that we shared as a family. It’s like going back to a happy place, a happy time in an instant. This gives me such positive energy and happiness, simply through a glance of a picture,” Alice said.
For this reason, Bali will always remain as a special place for this beauty. She told us, “I always come back to Bali, because of everything it has, from beautiful sceneries, chic accommodations and eateries, clean fresh air and that siesta ambiance that makes everyday feels like holiday!” Simply said, Bali is Alice Norin’s wonderland.
As an urbanite, the hustle and bustle of living in a capital city like Jakarta, Singapore or Manila must be all too familiar for you. This is why every now and then a getaway is called for. It's always important to escape from your daily routines and spend some quality time whether alone or with your loved ones!
Long weekends are usually the perfect time for a quick getaway. With this in mind, we have picked the 7 best places you can explore in only 72 hours. Ready? Here we go!
Want to satisfy your rumbling tummy? You can’t go wrong in Osaka. Undoubtedly the best city in Japan for foodies, it may take about 6 hours to reach from Jakarta or Singapore but we promise that every hour is going to be worth it! Known as Tenka no daidokoro or The Country’s Kitchen, Osaka houses some of the best ramen, thanks to its famous soup base. There are also the best teppanyaki restaurants and street food sellers for local dishes and dessert treats - you can find them virtually everywhere in Osaka!
Get in touch with your aquatic side in Palawan! Go up north where you can find some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, soak in the warm sun and marvel at the unique waterlife that will rejuvenate your body and soul. Suffice to say, there is a good deal of island hopping, turquoise water and out-of-this-world coastlines that Palawan has in store for you.
In the mood for family time? Kuala Lumpur is the ideal destination for you and your family. Visit the leafy parks at KLCC where you can dip into the vast swimming pool or Batu Caves to let your kids see the wonder of this ancient limestone cave - for free! Alternately, you can also head over to Petrosains Discovery Center, KL Aquarium, or Kidzania where the whole family can get together and have fun! We are certain you will leave with a memory of a lifetime.
A unique destination, Brunei is a gem in Southeast Asia where life beats at a much slower rhythm, but we promise you will enjoy every second! Visit mosques such as the golden Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, colossal palaces like Istana Nurul Iman, Royal Regalia Museum and the water village, whose locals will greet you with a lot of warmth and friendliness. Enough to satisfy any culture enthusiasts, expect to learn a lot about Brunei's rich history!
Bali is not just a traveling destination, but a complete experience altogether. There are plenty of reasons that will make you in love with this paradise island, from the world famous beaches, exotic temples, majestic mountains and sloppy hills, finest weather, amazing cultures, delectable cuisines to its friendly people. With a short flight away from Jakarta, Manila or Singapore - you will be in for a refreshing trip and return to work so much more energized.
You can't say no to a little retail therapy! If you’re up for a cheap and quick shopping trip, book your ticket to Bangkok for the best shopping experience of your life. From prestigious mall with high-rising towers, night markets where personalized arts & crafts flood the streets (don't forget the city has the world’s largest weekend market, Chatuchak), local markets filled with the freshest fruits to the mid-scale bargains - Bangkok has it all!
A short getaway is always the best time to take a pause, take a deep breath and detach. Sumba islands is the perfect destination for that reason, where technology and modern life remains few and far between. Visiting Sumba means getting up close to nature at its best, from the sleepy Waingapu town, the sparkling Weekuri Lake, or the azure water of Tarimbang Beach, in addition to lush waterfalls and vast savannah. Anytime you’re wandering in the off-beaten path of Sumba, get ready to reconnect with nature - and yourself.
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