Thursday, June 30, 2011

Saturday Night in Sensational Singapore!

I feel like spending the weekend in a hotel! There's no need to search high and low for Barcelona apartments or hotels in
Europe however as there are plenty of superb hotels right here in PJ. B and I have been talking about a hotel getaway for the longest time but his work schedule has been really tight lately. putuscinte

Hopefully, we'll get a free weekend soon, before the fasting month begins of course. I want to enjoy the comfort of a beautifully-decorated hotel suite and devour room service in bed, while making a big mess inside the room. Then get the maid to clean up after me, which is a luxury I don't enjoy at home.

It all sounds so lovely but whether it's a night of comfort in a local hotel in
PJ or a week of luxury in beautiful apartments in Barcelona, this wish for a getaway will have to wait while B sorts out work stuff and I tend to my work-from-home activities. Meanwhile, I've been meaning to post more pictures from my Singapore trip last month so maybe you can enjoy them first before I resume my European Escapade.

Our flight to Singapore was my first
FireFly experience by the way and all in all, it was a smooth short journey with good service so there was nothing to complain about! tepuktangan


Mariuca ♥ B


Changi Airport

From Changi Airport, we took a shuttle to the Budget Terminal where we were driven to the hotel in a huge bus with only the two of us as passengers. I took this time to snap pictures of Singapore. senyumkenyit

Marina Bay

Singapore Flyer

Sunny Singapore

Entering Sentosa

Initially, B and I wanted to book the Hard Rock Hotel in Sentosa but it was fully-booked so we found an alternative holiday package for Movenpick Heritage Hotel from another travel-booking site.

Movenpick Hotel

Located in the heart of Sentosa next to Resorts World, Movenpick Heritage Hotel is a 5-star hotel with the majestic Merlion right outside, which I found to be truly fascinating. Each time we went out, we'd pass by the statue and without fail; B and I would stop for photos with this monstrous delight.

I'm still wondering if it was just me but I found the weather in Singapore to be scorching hot and it was with much relief when we finally arrived inside the cold, almost freezing lobby of our hotel! penat

Checking in

Hotel Lobby

Our room was on the fourth floor and it was gorgeous and spotless; definitely one of the cleanest hotel rooms I've been in. Smiley

King Size Comfort

Flat Screen TV

Espresso Machine

Beautiful Bathroom


Very pretty!

Spotless Shower

Comfy Yukata

Matching slippers

This hotel stay saw me making full use of the hotel facilities inside our room. I've never used an espresso machine so it took some time to figure it out before I happily made a cup for me, clad in the yukata too! ihikhik

Am I doing this right?

As mentioned in one of my earlier posts, we had lunch @ HRC before heading out again later that evening. This is the only picture of me and B in front of the Merlion. It was taken by another tourist who was in the area and it's rather blurry but it's also the only memory of the two of us with the Merlion.

Merlion by night

Shopping was not the main agenda of this short trip but of course we dropped by Vivo City, which is the largest mall in Singapore. It was packed with shoppers and since we arrived around dinner time, most restaurants were full as well.

To Vivo City!

Looking for a place to eat

Vivo City

We ended back at Resorts World and dined in a cafe there. B had Mee Rebus and I had Laksa Singapore but sad to say, both dishes were just average. They were nothing to shout about though they do look yummy in my pictures here.

Laksa Singapore

Mee Rebus

My new heels were killing me by then so we returned to Movenpick for me to change into something flat! Thank goodness our hotel was nearby because you know how lazy I am when it comes to walking long distances! ihikhik

I'm ready, let's go!

The night would have ended way too early if we didn't drop by the casino so we headed back out for more entertainment.

B and his Ferrari

Outside the casino

Earlier, I had read online about the strict dress code to enter the casino and we made sure we were not donning shorts or slippers. Surprisingly, once inside we spotted quite a few under-dressed visitors so I guess the dress code is not super strict after all! Smiley

Lost Again! adus

Coffee break in between gaming

Casino Entrance

The casino was awesome but of course no pictures were allowed inside. Food and drinks were FREE and I had plenty of coffee while snacking on cookies and playing the slots! I really wanted to play the Sex and the City slot machines but they were never free. I guess everybody wanted a shot at Carrie and gang! Smiley

It was way after 3am when we finally returned to Movenpick. Exhausted and sad that we didn't win at the casino, we were still excited about spending the next day in Universal Studios! See you then!

Turning in, good night!

-FCC Scoreboard points for my first THREE commenters-



Monica,  July 01, 2011 7:01 AM

:* :* :* :*

Monica,  July 01, 2011 7:01 AM

morning sweetie! :-D :-D

bluedreamer27,  July 01, 2011 7:04 AM

heya :) :)

Monica,  July 01, 2011 7:08 AM

wow u're lucky cos i've heard so many complaints abt Firefly *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

bluedreamer27,  July 01, 2011 7:13 AM

the place is really neat... oh i have tried espresso once but never like the taste of it... so bitter

Mariuca,  July 01, 2011 7:14 AM

:* :* :* :* Monica FC1!

Mariuca,  July 01, 2011 7:14 AM

:) :) BD FC2!

Monica,  July 01, 2011 7:15 AM

nice hotel in great location.. i LOVE the room and...the espresso machine hahahha!

bluedreamer27,  July 01, 2011 7:17 AM

hey you know what you remind me of a Korean Actress Jang Seo Hee.... haha i'm a big fan of her :) :)

bluedreamer27,  July 01, 2011 7:20 AM

want to visit real casino too...
hapy blogging marzie

Mariuca,  July 01, 2011 7:21 AM

Good morning for real at 7.20AM Mon ha ha! :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca,  July 01, 2011 7:22 AM

=-O =-O =-O Is it Mon? Like what sort of complaints??? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Mariuca,  July 01, 2011 7:22 AM

I have to agree on the location, really made things easy for us, two minutes away from RW woo hoo! I also love the espresso machine la hahahahah! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  July 01, 2011 7:24 AM

Yeah it's quite bitter but I still like it ha ah ha esp since it was free and right there inside my room to enjoy LOL! =-X ;) ;)

Mariuca,  July 01, 2011 7:25 AM

Korean actress Jang Seo Hee??? Oooooh never heard of her, must google la like this BD hehehehe! =-O =-O =-X =-X :-[ :-[

Monica,  July 01, 2011 7:28 AM

aiya wat la that tourist took a blurry pic of u guys some more its the only memory of the 2 of u with the Merlion! :-E :-E eh u and B so SW edi!wah!! =-O =-O

Mariuca,  July 01, 2011 7:28 AM

I'm sure there's a real casino in Phil right BD? Go la tonight... Friday night after all.. heheheheh! Have fun and TGIF! :* :* :*

Monica,  July 01, 2011 7:30 AM

where got look like wifey clown!? so cantik la ;) :)

Mariuca,  July 01, 2011 7:31 AM

LOL he asked us to take pic of him with the Merlion first so after that we asked him to return the favour la.. see2 blur.. what to do... :-E :-E :-E

HAH????????? Sure or nooooooooooooooot SW.. I know B is la but not me boo hoo!! =-X =-X =-X =-X

Monica,  July 01, 2011 7:43 AM

haha the dress code to enter genting casino oso not so strict now :-D :-D

ladyviral,  July 01, 2011 8:50 AM

:o Came to Singapore and never look me up? :P

Did you have a good time? ^_^ I bet you went to USS too right?

LadyJava,  July 01, 2011 9:38 AM

Good morning dearie!!!!! comment box still wont load for me on chrome so using FF to comment here!

LadyJava,  July 01, 2011 9:44 AM

oh what an excellent Saturday... so awesome to see my homeland here at WOAFS dearie.. best gitu.. lol!

LadyJava,  July 01, 2011 9:45 AM

Wah just the two of you in the coach to Sentosa.. ahhah.. VVIP treatment tu... and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the hotel.. so nice and spacious...and that expresso machine.. so syiok.. so they provide all the beans and what not lah ? free kah?? eheheh

LadyJava,  July 01, 2011 9:46 AM

I want that chair in the room.. ergo chair tu kan.. comfy gils!

LadyJava,  July 01, 2011 9:48 AM

GP!! go the PD.. that wonderful hotel with the inroom pool.. hehe.. and pamper yourself silly with poolside meals in your room..hehe..

LadyJava,  July 01, 2011 9:49 AM

eh vivo city is the one at Harbour Front right? I didnt know it was the biggest.. was there once but macam tak best jer.. good eh? if good i will give it another try.. one straight bus from my home..

LadyJava,  July 01, 2011 9:50 AM

Wah free drinks and snacks while at the casino eh.. best best!

LadyJava,  July 01, 2011 9:50 AM

too bad no pictures kan?

gagay,  July 01, 2011 11:05 AM

=-O =-O =-O =-O

gagay,  July 01, 2011 11:11 AM

yay! Sg!

gagay,  July 01, 2011 11:41 AM

;) ;) ;) ;)

eastcoastlife,  July 01, 2011 3:24 PM

Thanks for contributing to our economic growth. lol

eastcoastlife,  July 01, 2011 3:26 PM

I have yet to find time to have a staycation on Sentosa island although many of my overseas friends have stayed in several of them. Hard Rock Hotel is cool but the room is tiny.

Incik RestNrilekS,  July 01, 2011 4:13 PM

Olla Marzie.

Happy menymabut Hari Minggu. Wah mini vakasi dan weekend getaway nampak rejuvenating.

I laike ada ekspresso. Tetibe terasa nak minum kopi.

Ehhh ada kacang ngan yin kat firefly. Tengok kat gambar tu. Kat belakang ada orang sibuk-sibuk nak masuk shot jugak. Hahaha :-D

Gambar picture blur dengan background singa tu, sampai singa tuu pun marah tak setuju dengan cara pelancong tu ambil gambar. Hahaha.

Hotel tu memang awesome, nampak menenangkan, dan bila kita penat balik jalan2, bilik hotel memang terasa welcoming. Me selalu nyer basuh kaki kat bah tube. lepas tuu selalunya lompat atas katil, kalau katil yang empuk la yang boleh boing boing spring tilam dia.


Selamat hari Minggu marzie :-D

Mariuca,  July 01, 2011 4:37 PM

And LJ FC3! :* :*

Mariuca,  July 01, 2011 4:37 PM

Thanks for the EE chop u guys, love ya! :-D :-D :-D

Jean,  July 01, 2011 5:10 PM

:* :* :* :*

Jean,  July 01, 2011 5:11 PM

wow, looks like another awesome trip for u & B! :-D

Jean,  July 01, 2011 5:11 PM

i haven't try firefly too! not bad that they hv their own peanuts.. haha :-D :-D

Jean,  July 01, 2011 5:13 PM

love all yr photos, marzie! the hotel room mmg spotless! feel so cozy too! oh, i love the yukata.. somemore wear it and make cappucino!! envy la me!! =-O =-O 8-) 8-)

Bella Enveeus,  July 01, 2011 11:15 PM

Ahhh <3 Singapore.. My 2nd home.. :-P

Bella Enveeus,  July 01, 2011 11:15 PM

Love how the hotel looked.. From outside until inside.. Looks so nice and love the matching slippers! Can bring home or not the slippers? Hehehe.. :-)

Bella Enveeus,  July 01, 2011 11:17 PM

I think you went there musim panas la dearie.. It was dry at the time.. My family sana ramai complain it's hot and humid.. memang cannot walk outside lama2 but at least not so hot like here..

Bella Enveeus,  July 01, 2011 11:18 PM

And shopping at Vivo City is the best! I love shopping there especially at night coz all the colorful lights are up macam festival pulak.. Mmg syok! :-D Aww if only can see how the casino look like.. Hehe

Tekkaus,  July 02, 2011 1:17 AM

So good you and your B can be there. :p

Tekkaus,  July 02, 2011 1:17 AM

I have never been to Singapore. Can you believe it? :( Yerrr....

LAINY,  July 02, 2011 7:26 AM

WOW! So many lovely pics, Sweetie!

I wish Star and I were able to go to many places there during our short stint but we had a very tight sked. We had to make do with Sentosa.

Very nice hotel out there. I simply love it! Must be so comfy :-)

foongpc,  July 02, 2011 9:43 PM

Eh the Ngan Yin peanuts are complimentary from Firefly? Last time mine is a muffin and a Ribena drink.

foongpc,  July 02, 2011 9:45 PM

It's definitely nice to stay in a hotel and enjoy room service without having to clean up afterwards! That said, I prefer not to stay in luxury hotels when I travel cos my purpose of traveling is to enjoy the food and sightseeing! Hotels only to sleep at night so as long as clean it's OK with me haha!

foongpc,  July 02, 2011 9:46 PM

But once in a while, I like to go for a different kind of travel ie luxury travel, meaning enjoy staying in a good nice hotel and not much of sightseeing. Just to relax and have a good time and get pampered haha!!

foongpc,  July 02, 2011 9:49 PM

Wow! Got Espresso machine in your room? Nice!! And bathtub - can swim swim eh? LOL!!

foongpc,  July 02, 2011 9:52 PM

Wah! Gambled the night away till 3am? Haha!! Me not much of a gambler sure lose money that's why prefer not to gamble. Believe it or not I find slot machines boring! Zzzzz haha!!

foongpc,  July 02, 2011 9:53 PM

Looking forward to your Universal Studios post!! :)

Life Ramblings,  July 05, 2011 8:04 AM

wow, such a lovely hotel with great facilities. how awesome to have espresso machine in your room eh?.

Life Ramblings,  July 05, 2011 8:08 AM

the mall looks so lively, bustling with activities. i've not set foot in casinos for decades.that's bcoz i always lose more than i win. :(

Life Ramblings,  July 05, 2011 8:11 AM

oh i can't wait to see pics of Universal studio from you. off to work now. bye!

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