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PARKROYAL on Pickering–Amazing staycation experience and so many Instagrammable spots!

PARKROYAL on Pickering may strike you as a bit of a business hotel, given that it is in the heart of Singapore’s financial district, but that doesn’t make it any less suitable a location for a staycation. The hotel has been on my radar for several years now, thanks to its really eye-catching and unmistakable facade.

I’ve visited the hotel a couple of times in the past. Once was to enjoy the afternoon tea at Lime Restaurant, and another was to have a dinner buffet at the same restaurant. Recently, I had the opportunity to finally check out the rooms, and my was it a staycation to remember. Thanks to the PARKROYAL on Pickering Suite Little Escape promotion ($668 onwards) available just for December, we got to enjoy the comforts of a Junior Suite (has a living room area and separate bedroom!), a bottle of sparkling wine and chocolate-dipped strawberries, festive buffet dinner and buffet breakfast!

The room is super humongous! So much space to just relax in plus the wider views! There are 2 TV screens so the husband can watch 1 programme while I can watch another. But truth be told, we hardly had time for TV because we were so busy taking photos all over the hotel plus pigging out. Seriously every turn you take is a potential Instagram opportunity.

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have noticed via my InstaStories that we got upgraded to have Club Lounge access. Club lounge access means that in addition to the perks from the Suite Little Escape promotion, we would also be entitled to Champagne buffet breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails at the Orchid Club Lounge. I would highly recommend topping up for it to really pamper yourself, but if you don’t mind a smaller room, you can go for the Orchid Club Room ($440 onwards) and still get Club benefits.

Scroll down further to see what we did during our 1 precious day at PARKROYAL on Pickering where time just seemed to slip away so very much faster than I wanted it to!

Staycation at PARKROYAL on Pickering

Staycation time indeed! Do come in and take some pictures at the hotel lobby too as that already offers up many photo opportunities.

PARKROYAL on Pickering- Orchid Club Junior Suite

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Solutions to the Most Common Plumbing Problems

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Plumbing problems have a bothersome habit of taking you by surprise and showing up at the most inadequate of times. Whether it’s a leaking faucet, a clogged drain or another problem, it is useful to know that there are solutions to the most common plumbing problems. Of course, there are cases in which these are only temporary fixes that will need to be addressed by a plumber.

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Candy, the world’s 1st smart home appliances manufacturer now available in Singapore

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Candy Group? Heard of Kelvinator and Hoover? If so, you’re familiar with the Candy Group! Candy Group from Italy is the only home appliances company in the world with the entire range of fully-connected next-generation products, and they have recently launched in Singapore with the Watch & Touch Oven, the interactive washing machine and other home appliances.

If you’ve always dreamt of being able to control and operate your appliances when you are not at home, you need to check out the appliances from Candy Group, especially their Watch & Touch Oven as well as their Smart Touch Washing Machine. I have summarised their features below.

Watch & Touch Oven

 

  • 78 litres maxi cavity
  • Full Touch Total Control Screen door
  • High Definition / High Resolution video camera to view the cooking process on the screen door or via the app in another room
  • 360 degree lighting for optimal visibility of inside the oven
  • Internal Temperature measurement
  • Pre-loaded video recipes (can be viewed on door of oven or via the app)
  • More than 70 suggested cooking programmes
  • Create your own library of your favorite cooking videos
  • Customise cooking options for your favourite dishes
  • Intuitive to use, even for those who are not tech savvy
  • and not forgetting, a very sleek design!

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Expedia – Essential Food Guide to Asia

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Want to go on a quick foodie getaway but no time to do any research on where to eat? Does the thought of having to sieve through and compile information from numerous websites put you off your holiday before you’ve even started? Don’t you wish for a trusted expert to tell you all the answers?

Your prayers have been answered because Expedia has come up with the Essential Food Guide to Asia. Basically, it’s a website showcasing the best food that Asia has to offer, from street food all the way to Michelin-starred restaurants. Currently cities such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai and Taipei are featured. Simply choose the city, type of cuisine and type of eatery and a list of recommended eateries will pop out. If you click into each of the eateries, you will be able to see a brief description of the eatery, the average price, address, contact information, as well as its location via Google maps, all within the same page.

I like that the whole interface is very simple and clean. Expedia’s guide would be useful for time-strapped travellers, as you can basically obtain recommendations on where to eat with just a few simple clicks. Also, if you’re travelling to a few Asian destinations, you’ll find the standardised information format very convenient to navigate.

There currently aren’t that many eateries featured on the site, presumably to ensure that only deserving eateries get listed. With so many food guides out there, we don’t want yet another food directory. What we want is for someone to actually sieve through all the noise. Going down the path of “expert guide” is probably a smart move, if Expedia is able to deliver on its intentions.

Check out Expedia’s Essential Food Guide to Asia here.

What to eat at Sentosa – Did you know there are over 120 F&B outlets to choose from?

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When you think of Sentosa, what is the first thought that comes to mind? Beach fun? Island adventure? Resorts World Sentosa? Sentosa may be known as “The State of Fun”, but did you know that Sentosa is also the state of food? There are more than 120 F&B outlets in Sentosa, ranging from cafes to beach bars, and all the way to fine-dining restaurants. The options are so varied – you can dine in an underwater aquarium or as high as up in the sky!

I love dining out, so I’ve been to a fair number of restaurants in Sentosa over the years. Some of my favourite outlets include ilLido at the Cliff for its fine-dining atmosphere, Avenue Joffre for its unique dim sum dishes and fabulous roast meats, The Knolls for a lazy afternoon tea, and Coastes for breezy beachside dining.

However, when I came across the above video on the F&B options available on Sentosa, I was pleasantly surprised to know that I was missing out on a plethora of food gems all around Sentosa. With this number of F&B options, an entire year’s worth of weekend meals would not even be enough for me to completely cover what Sentosa has to offer.

Check out Sentosa’s webpage on dining options and you will be bowled over by the choices available. You can use the filter options (such as beach dining, buffets, vegetarian, halal food etc) to whittle down the available outlets. I find it very useful to sort by zone as well. For example, if you’re going to be in Resorts World Sentosa for a conference and do not want to venture too far, you can check for all the available F&B options in that zone, and you’ll know where exactly to have your morning coffee, business lunch, afternoon snack and business dinner.


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