Monday, November 13, 2017
I stayed in Luxe Manor Hong Kong from 2017/11/12-2017/11/13 for only one night. This is unique boutique hotel and the overall experience is "excellent" at this price level.
I am only silver+ member of Expedia, the amenities is limited.
1. 150 HKD voucher for foods and drinks.
2. 15% off foods and drinks.
The 2nd item is not an amenities at all since every hotel guest will have this. At least for me, because I also bought the TOUCH package, which also includes this discount.
As to 150 HKD, in my TOUCH package, I already received 500HKD voucher. I thought this is great value but actually it is not as good as it is. There are only one restaurant FIND and one lounge bar. The foods at FIND is good but over-priced. It is difficult to spend less than 650HKD at FIND. Probably you can only order two main courses and that's all. So, 150HKD does have some values but you may spend more than that amount like I did.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Finding a good preschool in Singapore is one of the first and most important steps you will need to take for your child. Preschool ages are the most important time for the brain development of your kid and for this reason the preschool you choose should not only provide lots of fun; it should also care, stimulate and encourage to satisfy his or her curiosity.
When looking for a child care or preschool in Singapore, you should look at many aspects like the curriculum, the experience and the qualification of both management and the teachers, teacher-child ratio, environment, teaching material and even the food the preschool provides.
If you are looking for Singapore preschool and child care, Emile Preschool may just be the right choice. Founded by National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) professors, Dr Ke-Wei Huang and Dr Pei-Wen Tzuo. Dr Ke-Wei Huang is an NUS professor and holds a PhD in Information Systems. Dr Pei-Wen Tzuo is a former assistant professor on early childhood education at NTU. Emile Preschool uses latest research findings and international best practices to provide one of the best preschool education in Singapore today.
In Emile Preschool, most trustworthy, research-proven discoveries and materials in the areas of neuroscience, psychology, and education are combined into a curriculum which foster children’s abilities in thinking, resolving problems, acquisition of knowledge and building a strong motivation for learning from an early age. The educators in Emile Preschool acknowledge that every child is gifted in a different area and focus to recognize, develop and nurture the strengths and talents of the children.
The preschool also recognizes that the environment is the 3rd teacher and provides a high quality and orderly environment where reputable and high-quality learning material is used such as National Geography Kids and Oxford Reading Trees.
STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and maths) teaching principles adopted in Emile Preschool is designed to integrate STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects and the art of design in education. It is usually believed that exposure to STEAM subjects from an early age would help to build various thinking skills and lay a strong academic and intellectual foundation.
Emile Preschool offers Playgroup, Nursery 1, Nursery 2, Kindergarten 1 and Kindergarten 2 programmes starting from 18 months old to 6 years old. Curriculum includes English Language and Literacy, Chinese Language and Literacy, Speech and Drama, STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths), Drawing, Painting, Arts and Crafts, Music and Movement, Gymnastics and Thematic Activities. All programmes have a low teacher-child ratio to ensure children get quality care and attention. The preschool aims to increase the confidence and skills in speech and presentation are nurtured and strengthened since young
All these programmes and curriculum is designed to nurture the minds of young ones. Emile Preschool also puts emphasizes of physical nurturing so provides best quality and healthy meals. Various well-balanced meals approved by a professional nutritionist for the children are provided to help them thrive and grow. All organic vegetables and other products are provided from safe and reputable sources. The preschool has utmost care on details like only a paediatrician-recommended shower cleanser soap that is paraben- and phthalate-free is used.