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SuperPark – Mega Indoor Activity Park from Finland opens in Singapore!

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This is no ordinary indoor playground for children. For the first time ever in Singapore, there is an indoor activity park that caters to adults as well as children! It’s called SuperPark and it’s so huge it takes up 2 levels at Suntec Tower One! The idea for an all-in-one indoor park came from a Finnish father, Taneli Sutinen, who got fed-up after trying to accompany his daughter through a kid-sized activity space.

SuperPark - Super Pinball

I’m very glad he did get fed-up because SuperPark is really a great idea! There are so many activity zones that you could probably spend half a day here and still not be finished with all the games. I’m also very happy that finally there’s something for adults, because hey you know adults wanna have fun too!

I think if you look at the pictures and videos, you will see how fun it is. SuperPark is most suitable for adults and children that are 3+ years or 100 cm tall. If the child is younger, there are a number of activities that they won’t have the height, strength or coordination to participate in, unless they are dare devils! That’s why it’s free entry for kids below 3. There are no child tickets, everyone pays the same price if you’re aged 3 and above. So, the older and more independent your kids, the better it is for you to be able to play your own games, rather than chaperoning them all over. Better yet, go kid free and really get a chance to indulge in all the activities for once!

SuperPark is divided into 3 main areas : Adventure Area, Game Arena and Freestyle Hall. Scroll down to see pictures of each of the activities available. The photos without the 365days2play watermark are photos courtesy of SuperPark Singapore. You can also tell which are Edward’s favourite activities as there are more photos and videos of him. I think we only covered half the activities available in the 2 hours that we were there because we repeated the ones we liked the most and that were suitable for Edward’s age.

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Christmas 2018 – An illuminating Christmas at Pan Pacific Singapore

Christmas is but just over a month away. Are you ready for all the festivities!??!?!? Based on years of experience, do not wait till Christmas Eve or Christmas Day to celebrate the day, because the precious day just goes so fast. IMHO, you need to get into the Christmas spirit now! Start soaking in the festivities now, because before you know it, January will descend upon us like a ton of bricks.

So that means meeting up with friends over Christmas afternoon tea and Christmas dinner, walking down Orchard Road to see the Christmas Lights (it’ll still be fun even if you aren’t a fan of Disney) and stocking up on Christmas cookies and log cake. If you’re thinking of buying a real live Christmas tree but not sure about it, I say go for it. The smell of fresh pine is incredible, and even if you do not decorate it with a single ornament, your house will still smell of Christmas.

In the next few days I will be featuring places to get your Christmas goodies or have your Christmas Eve / Christmas Day lunch or dinner. Scroll down to read more!

Edge - Festive Buffet

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Swissotel Merchant Court Staycation 2018

It’s no secret that we love going on staycations. If I could, I would check into a new hotel every month. Even the toddler loves staycations. At one point in time, it was quite dangerous to even mention the word “hotel” because then he’d launch into a big tantrum if you didn’t take him to one straight away! Given that it’s going to be peak season for staycations in December, here’s my review of Swissotel Merchant Court to give you some idea of where to staycation next.

Swissotel Merchant Court Birthday Staycation

We previously stayed in Swissotel Merchant Court back in 2016, when Edward was still a baby! There are many things that we really like about Swissotel Merchant Court. First of all, the colour scheme. I really love the bright yellow hues, it just makes you feel so joyous and welcomed. The rooms are always very well-appointed. And for me, location location location. It being smack next to Clark Quay Central as well as Clarke Quay MRT station makes it so convenient. There are lots of restaurants to choose from, lots of shops. And even if you don’t want to spend a single dime, Clarke Quay is a great place to just chill by the steps of the river and people watch. And for Pokemon Go players, Clarke Quay is teeming with PokeStops and mons!

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Swissotel Merchant Court Crossroads Bar Afternoon Tea

Can you believe that it’s going to be Christmas soon? It’s cliched to say this but seriously, where has the time gone? I was looking through my photo archives and reminiscing the celebration we had for Edward’s 2nd birthday, when I realised that in just a few months time, it’ll be time to celebrate his 3rd birthday!  Where has the round headed baby gone?

Happy 2nd Birthday to Edward

Speaking of celebrations, here’s how we celebrated his 2nd birthday, over afternoon tea at the Swissotel Merchant Court. An apt time to be posting this because I often associate cosy afternoon tea sessions with Christmas time. Apart from Christmas posts, you’ll be seeing more afternoon tea and staycation posts now that it’s the holiday period! I certainly hope you love the Christmas period as much as I do.

Afternoon Tea at Swissotel Merchant Court

Swissotel Merchant Court Crossroads Bar serves a Peranakan inspired afternoon tea, available daily from 3pm – 5pm. Nyonya savouries such as petite braised pork bely in steam leaf bun, otak otak on toast, sambal ayam panggang sandwiches and freshly made kueh pie tee to name a few, will be served on a tiered platter. When we were there earlier this year, they also had a Western afternoon tea set, so we asked them to mix and match the items. The food you see below is for a 2 persons order. My parents came to join us for the cake cutting and candle blowing!

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Shangri-La Hotel Singapore Grand Suite

Did you read my previous post on how to maximise your staycation and notice the pretty pictures accompanying the staycation study slides? Those are pictures of the Shangri-La hotel in Singapore. In fact, the Brand Expedia staycation event was held in Shangri-La Hotel’s Grand Suite. And they’re not being dramatic in naming the room the Grand Suite, because it is literally very spacious! Check out the features of the room, and scroll down for more pictures.

  • Dimension: 250 sqm / 2,690 sqf interiors, with a 75 sqm / 807 sqf balcony
  • Commanding city views
  • Access to the Horizon Club Lounge (executive lounge).
  • Marble-clad bathroom with bathtub and separate glass-enclosed shower (and a separate toilet for guests)
  • Spacious living and dining areas and separate bedroom
  • Private gym and sauna room
  • Butler Service.

I am told this room costs around S$4,000 per night, which is pretty eye-watering by normal standards. However, if you were to treat the Grand Suite as an event venue, the costs might start to work out. $4,000 is of course on the high side for an event venue of 250 sqm but this is a unique venue in a sense. And imagine if you were parents throwing a birthday party for your kid, or a couple having an engagement party / solemnization, at the end of the day you can crash out on the bed and have a “free” staycation!

~~ Bedroom ~~

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