Surprise Birthday Staycation at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa

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James surprised me with a 3D2N staycation at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa over the Mother’s Day weekend. Nope, I’m not a mum (ha!), but it was my birthday on Friday. 28 (yuck). He’d already had it planned before he discovered I had to make a work trip out of the country to stay at a Shangri-la resort for 5D4N just immediately before my birthday weekend. That meant an entire week away from my comfy bed. It’s okay, I didn’t complain.

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Holy heck, finally. A stay at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa. James knows me so well. I’d been gushing about how they have peacocks just wandering about the resort grounds, by the poolside, at breakfast, just outside the guest room gardens… James even booked a room that led straight out to the ground floor gardens so we got to make friends with this particular peacock who kept coming back to our little porch. Ahhhhhh! I wanted to take him home with me!

Everything from the fairy lights in the trees at night, to the friendly bartender we met at Le Bar who takes pride in preparing the more elaborate mock/cocktails from the menu, to all the water features everywhere — not to mention the super easy access to the beach from behind The Cliff — made this stay really lovely. The selection at Kwee Zeen’s daily breakfast buffet is pretty amazing, too! Plenty of pastries to choose from, and a smorgasbord of local and international fare. Sit on the veranda and you get to watch the peacocks and peahens wander around. Just try not to feed them human food!

Would I stay here again? Heck yeah.

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Sentosa Island – Chinese New Year Decorations at Resorts World {2015 vs. 2016}

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Well, I think I’ve kept them sitting on my laptop for long enough. I found a bunch of vibrant photos I took during our multiple visits to Sentosa back in January 2015, so I figured: why not compare them with the photos I took at Sentosa just last week? Here, I present to you the Chinese New Year decorations at Resorts World, taken during the year of the goat and the year of the monkey. It’s like a past versus present juxtaposition project! You’ll also find many pictures of the lovely views from Sentosa Boardwalk and Palawan Beach in this gallery. Continue reading “Sentosa Island – Chinese New Year Decorations at Resorts World {2015 vs. 2016}”

Marine Life Park S.E.A. Aquarium @ Resorts World Sentosa

Marine Life Park S.E.A. Aquarium

While taking James’ parents around on a country-wide tour during our recent trip to Singapore, we paid a visit to the Marine Life Park S.E.A. Aquarium, located on Sentosa Island. Marketed as the world’s largest aquarium (as accredited by Guinness World Records), the attraction prides itself on giving visitors the chance to see more than 100,000 marine animals of over 800 species. I found the chambered nautiluses absolutely amazing, the unseeing jellyfish mystifying, the aptly-named guitarfish incredible. I love outlandish sea creatures. I could observe them for hours on end. Which is probably why the Open Ocean Habitat, which boasts the world’s largest viewing panel at 118 feet wide and 27 feet tall, takes the prize as my favourite exhibition. Imagine yourself standing on the ocean floor, co-existing with thousands of curious ocean-dwellers. That’s how I felt. For me, that huge viewing panel served as a window to another world.

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MARINE LIFE PARK S.E.A. AQUARIUM
8 Sentosa Gateway
Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
Opening Hours: 10:00am – 7:00pm (daily)
Open till 9pm on selected Fridays and Saturdays.
Admission: SGD$38 (adult), SGD$28 (child)
Ticket includes admission to the Maritime Experiential Museum.
http://www.rwsentosa.com

James & Angie on Sentosa Island

Here is PART ONE of the James & Angie in Singapore series! Enjoy!

I’ve decided to blog about Sentosa first, even though we didn’t visit the place until about halfway through our trip. Anyway, Sentosa was a lovely little getaway from the bustle of the city! The weather was a little hot and the sun was really bright that day, but it was a gorgeous day. Lucky us, because it’d been raining and/or drizzling part of the time we’d been there (it was the monsoon season). The clouds were amazing at Sentosa! And because we chose a weekday to go and school break was over, the island too wasn’t packed. Perfect.
      

We went to Vivo City afterwards, where we wandered around looking at cute little stores as well as ridiculously big stores like Toys ‘R’ Us (the toys kids play with these days I tell you!). We also watched the new Sherlock Holmes movie. I was quite impressed with the cinematography and the storyline wasn’t bad. It was all very dramatic and Sherlock Holmes dies in the end, but not really, so yeah. Oops, I think I spoiled it for you guys. We also had dinner at this nice Japanese restaurant where I tried some new stuff. We had some tofu cheesecake and plum wine tiramisu for dessert.

This impressive Merlion? Made entirely of Lego blocks. Neat!