Marina Bay Sands is a destination for those who appreciate luxury. An integrated resort notable for transforming Singapore’s city skyline, it comprises three 55-storey towers of extravagant hotel rooms and luxury suites with personal butler services. In addition, its architecture is made complete with the Sands SkyPark which crowns the three towers. At the Sands SkyPark be prepared to be wowed by the 360-degree views on the observation deck. As hotel guests, we really enjoyed the breath-taking experience of swimming in the infinity-edged swimming pool overlooking the horizon. Diving into the pool before dusk and witness the picturesque view of the sunset from the pool’s edge, 200 metres in the sky.
Coney Island is very easily accessible from Punggol Central, we don’t have to bring our passports or take any ferries. We took the main trail that led us from the main West entrance of the island to the East entrance near Lorong Halus but venture to the many coastal trails that branch out from the main trail. We were rewarded with glimpses of the developing mangrove and tiny serene beaches with beautiful hidden picnic spots but we made sure to keep a look out for the sandflies.
Have fun setting up a tent in one of East Coast Park where camping is allowed. After pitching our tent, we can choose from a variety of activities to do for the day. Rent a bicycle or a pair of inline skates for an exploration around the park. Dig out our camera and snap some shots as keepsakes. Let loose our creative juices and mould sandcastles on the beach. Fly a kite high up into the sky or simply laze around on a mat, reading our favourite novel, while nibbling on snacks. In the evening, treat our growling stomachs to a delectable meal in one of the eateries in the vicinity. When night comes, the sound of the waves crashing against the rocks will lull you to a pleasant sleep.
Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa is a 5-star 140-room boutique resort in Singapore nested within 3.8 hectares of secluded tropical gardens on the hillside of Sentosa’s popular Palawan Beach. A ten minute drive from the Central Business District on mainland Singapore, it is easily accessible for both business and leisure travellers.
PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay has completed its transformation into a “garden-in-a-hotel”, the first of its kind in Singapore. Sitting in the heart of the Central Business District, the 5-star hotel is a stone’s throw away from well-loved Singapore landmarks, world-class attractions, and dynamic art scene – hallmarks of a destination hotel for travelers seeking unique experiences. Catering to conscious and mindful travellers, the hotel focuses on stylish and contemporary vibes that is brought to life through iconic architecture, eco-friendliness, and lifestyle experiences.
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa is the newest French luxury 5-star resort hotel on Singapore’s favourite island. Situated at the top of a cliff rising above Tanjong Beach, it is a haven of tranquility and relaxation blessed with stunning views of sunsets over the horizon. Greeting guests upon arrival in the lobby is a dazzling bespoke lighting installation inspired by the Milky Way hanging from the lofty ceiling. The entire property is cosseted in lush tropical greenery and overlooks the South China Sea. The 215-room hotel includes luxury rooms, suites and villas, and offers an array of delectable cuisines from around the world at its various F&B establishments. Facilities include indoor and outdoor event spaces, a state-of-the-art gym, children’s playroom, complimentary internet access and shuttle services. Completing the experience for guests is a spacious swimming pool deck and the world’s largest Sofitel Signature So SPA.
Step into awe at CHIJMES Hall, filled with unique charm and ambience. An exquisitely restored early Gothic styled 19th Century chapel with intricate design and detail, it’s the perfect location to make memories that will last a lifetime. Boasting enviable high ceilings and detailed stained glass windows, the chapel’s columns and corridors also bear lovely motifs of flowers and birds – all adding to its lasting allure. Gazetted as a National Monument in 1990, CHIJMES Hall is indeed a stunning venue in the heart of the city.
The Emirates A380 indulge in Private Suites and Shower Spas in First Class to flat-bed seats in Business Class to extra room and custom lighting in Economy Class, and inflight Wi-Fi throughout the A38. Among other features, Emirates introduced walk-up bars for first- and business-class passengers, enclosed first-class suites, and even a shower that first-class passengers could use during the flight.
Bored with the same old generic views? For true sightseers, the Marina Barrage is an excellent place to look at Singapore from fresh, alternative angles. When we climbed up on the roof of this water reservoir, we discovered an atypical spot where we get to see ‘the other side’ of Marina Bay Sands, the Supertree Grove, the two domes of Gardens by the Bay and the reservoir’s distinct dual curvature – framing an image of Singapore’s skyline that is truly our own. We inviting family and friends to join us in celebrating Gem’s birthday as we unpacked our picnic basket, light up the picnic mat and open the bottles of wine.