Archive for February 28th, 2011

Afternoon Tea at Conrad Executive Lounge

 

This is the 3rd year running that we’ve stayed at the Conrad. One of the delights in staying at one of the executive rooms is that you can get access to the Executive Lounge. If you’re on business or on holiday, you probably won’t stay long at the lounge. However, if you’re living in Singapore, it makes perfect sense. The whole day, starting from breakfast time all the way till 11pm, you can get drinks and nibbles. Breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails are also provided. If you ask me, it’s the perfect getaway in Singapore. Take a book with you and just while away the time at the lounge. Every 15 minutes or so, order a new drink!

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1st start off with a cold drink. For me, I chose the coke, but the Partner wasted no time in jumping straight for the alcohol.

Conrad Executive Lounge Hot Chocolate and Latte (2)

Next, go for a hot drink like hot chocolate or hot latte. Why not have a biscuit or 2 as well. I kinda like this picture because the cups look like they are floating in the clouds…

Conrad Executive Lounge Iced Chocolate and Beer

Don’t just stop at 2 drinks. While you are on a roll, order a 3rd one. Yes I really like the chocolate drinks at Conrad, hot or cold!

 

Conrad Executive Lounge - A wine for you Madam

Heck, why not just swipe the entire bottle. Within easy reach too!

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If you still have space, you can head for the afternoon tea spread….

Conrad Executive Lounge Diced Lobsters

Diced lobsters in some Asian tasting marinade. Delicious! I think I had about 5 of those…

Conrad Executive Lounge Tuna Finger Sandwiches

Mini Tuna Finger Sandwiches

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No I don’t always go for the expensive stuff. I love these chips! I ate a whole bowl of chips plus a generous serving of the cheese sauce!

Conrad Executive Lounge Chocolates Galore

Nicely displayed chocolates, they always make me smile.

Conrad Executive Lounge (12) Conrad Executive Lounge Fruit Shortcake Overhead the staff gushing at how pretty this shortcake was, which I have to agree with.

Conrad Executive Lounge (5) Smoked Salmon, popiah, fried fish fingers…Conrad Executive Lounge

The lounge, just before it filled up for afternoon tea.

 


Singapore Food Trail – Part 2

More pictures of my visit to the Singapore Food Trail Food Street hawker centre at the Singapore Flyer. Calling it a hawker centre seems incorrect, yet it is not a food court either since food courts are air conditioned? Perhaps Food Street really is the correct word since it used to be a driveway before it got converted into this new eating concept. And if you look at the flooring, it is designed to look like a road, complete with the double yellow lines at the side!

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This is the “indoor” seating area, which seems to be more popular than the “outdoor” area. Indoor or outdoor, the whole place is not air-conditioned. I didn’t feel hot though, it seemed pretty breezy. One bad thing about sitting here is that when a hawker goes on a vengeance and starts deep frying something, you and your clothes can’t escape the smell.

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This is the more “outdoor” seating as it faces the main road. It can get quite sunny here even though the shelter covers all the seats. But one thing good about sitting at this area is that you don’t get the smoke smells from the cooking.

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Satay Bee Hoon – Not that fantastic. Very few ingredients and satay sauce had no kick. If you like the non-heavy type, then perhaps this may be for you.

Singapore Food Trail (20) Did you know, VitaMilk (soya bean drink with added milk powder) has palm oil in it?

Singapore Food Trail (7) Singapore Food Trail (6) Singapore Food Trail (4) Singapore Food Trail (11) Ice Balls

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Popiah for $2 each. There isn’t a sign to tell you upfront that you have to buy a minimum of 2 popiahs, so be warned.

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They also have a little area showcasing objects from an era past.

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I love this little tiny museum of sorts!

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Old F&N Soft Drink Bottles

Singapore Food Trail (23) There is even a juke box belting out old songs. It seems like you can choose the songs you want by pressing on the buttons. It’s free. I chose a michael jackson song, so that when it played, i would be able to recognise it from all the old Chinese songs that I have never heard before. Didn’t hear the Michael Jackson song come up though.

IMG_8103 Old typewriter. I still have one in my house! When I was younger, I derived much pleasure in jamming all the keys together!

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Laminated old photos to reminisce the old times (sounds like I am the one reminiscing, but no I was not born yet in 1958.)

Singapore Food Trail (36) Oh yes, almost forgot that the Singapore Flyer’s main business is getting people to go on the Flyer itself….Well I think the Singapore Flyer’s marketing team have hit the jackpot this time round. The new Singapore Food Trail is sure to pull in the crowds. Even the tourists were enjoying their food there. Not so sure if the restaurants would welcome the Food Trail, but if you’ve a shop selling something there, you’ll be happy.

For more pictures, see Singapore Food Trail Part 1


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