Staycation at hotel Novotel Singapore on Stevens

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We had a relaxing Christmas Eve staycation at hotel Novotel Singapore on Stevens. This is a new hotel, situated 5 minutes away from Orchard Road.

We were glad to accept this staycation invite as we could extend our holiday and recuperate from our Taiwan wanderlust.

The reception area was chic and spacious with a huge “fish tank”. Love the expanse linking from reception to the bar and conference area.

 

Avant-garde and contemporary design, portraying the illusion of an endless corridor.

 

Can you spot the stars blinking from the ceiling?

I love the various racks along the corridors, it feels like a library or a museum, pretty unique.

 

You will see a lot of Christmas trees in this post, we are still lingering in the festive period.

Plenty of glass estate around hotel Novotel Singapore On Stevens means we can see a lot of fun reflections. The Christmas tree below seems to “touch” each other.

Hotel Novotel Singapore On Stevens
Hotel Novotel Singapore On Stevens

 

Introducing our connecting rooms, your usual bedrooms but we enjoyed the comfortable beds and pillows.

 

Strong Wifi kept the kids glued to their screens haha.

We do have one minor complain, the door to the connecting room opens in the centre (not the side), it is a blind spot and might accidentally hit the other room’s occupants.

Macaroons and chocolate cookies are always welcomed, Thank You 🙂


 

 

As hotel Novotel Singapore on Stevens had just started operations, all the facilities and accessories are still very new.

We found the most important switch in our room (photo below), which will activate a curtain.

 

The shower cubicle leave nothing to the imagination and shy parents would be eager to protect their dignity. Honeymoon couples may dispense with the roll-down curtain.

 

Cute door card, inviting us to enjoy the greens and the blues.

More reflections from hotel Novotel Singapore on Stevens infinity pool and glass facade.

Swim at ease with the city’s skyscrapers in the background.

We love the greens around Novotel Singapore on Stevens too. The lawn, the patio and even some greens in the restaurant (Food Exchange).

Shuttle bus is complimentary for hotel guests, bringing you to Galleria DFS (Scotts Road) daily, every 30 minutes. In addition, Monday to Friday,  0730 to 0900, you can hop onto Botanic Gardens too.

Do take note shuttle service is very popular, we could not board the last shuttle to hotel (but we did get to enjoy a slow 12 min stroll back to our hotel).

Stevens MRT is a bus stop away.

 

It is always fun to play tourists in Singapore, we took public transport to Botanic Gardens and Adam Road Food Centre.

We suspect many tourists might opt to head South towards Orchard Road  🙂

 

Indian Rojak, Prawn Noodles and famous Nasi Lemak kept everyone happy.

 

We did pop by Orchard Road later in the evening to soak in the festive Christmas atmosphere.

Orchard Road Lightup
Orchard Road Lightup

 

Got ambushed by  Stormtroopers at Centrepoint!

 

Jostling with the crowds, and enjoying street busking.

Breakfast was at Food Exchange. We love the colourful, bright and column-free dining area. Asian and western cuisines will delight families, we sat facing the infinity pool.

More “greens” (not only salad) in the restaurant.

The overhanging seagulls captured our carefree imagination.

Please visit the well equipped 24-hour gym, all the exercise equipment are very new. Managed to clock 5km on the treadmill to burn away some calories.

 

There is a lap pool next to the gym, this pool is much quieter compared to the infinity pool 🙂

 

What you do not see are the friendly and approachable staffs at Novotel Singapore on Stevens. From frontdesk to restaurant, everyone was eager to impress. Please keep up the good service.

 

Orchard Road Lightup

Thank you Novotel Singapore on Stevens for the invite, we had an enjoyable and chill weekend. Every Holiday and Staycation should be so relaxing 🙂

Do follow Novotel Singapore on Stevens on their Website and Facebook for the latest promotions.

Address: 28 Stevens Road, #01-01, Singapore 257878
Phone: +65 6491 6100

.. do checkout our friend’s Life’s Tiny Miracles review 🙂

Christmas at Gardens By the Bay

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We love Christmas at Gardens By the Bay.

Very few places in tropical Singapore can match Gardens by The Bay’s (GBTB) Christmas celebration. We enjoyed Poinsettia Wishes (Flower Dome) and  Christmas Wonderland last week.

 

“Poinsettia Wishes” at Flower Dome let us enjoyed the festive spirit and atmosphere, celebrations will end on 06 Jan 2018.

 

 

With Santa’s cabin and Lavvu (a shelter), and many more Christmas trees around, we needed more family photos but there are too many photobombs too 🙂

 

Toy soldiers, ringing in the Christmas carols.

Look up and you might spot Aurora (Northern Lights), from 7pm daily. I love the reflections off Flower Dome’s glass roof.

Outdoors, “Christmas Wonderland” awaits.

Entry is ticketed and gated, for crowd control. Areas like the Super Tree Grove and Meadow had Christmas markets, carnivals and even a skating rink.

 

We changed our tokens at “fairground” and had a go at some carnival actions.

 

The mini train rides were popular with the little ones.  

We loved the festive moods within the compound itself.

Christmas at Gardens By the Bay
Christmas at Gardens By the Bay

The highlight for Christmas Wonderland would be ice skating.

The Luminarie Lights are attractions themselves, so bright and beautiful.  They look so radiant under the dark sky, like sparkles of stars or snow flakes.

     

Luminarie Lights

Only a small complain from us, there was no shelters at the Meadow area. We were caught in three sudden downpours and everyone needed to rush and hunt for covers.

Christmas Wonderland might have ended, but you can still enjoy Flower Dome’s Poinsettia Wishes (till 06Jan).

Christmas at Gardens By the Bay is always an amazing experience, do pop by our previous celebrations (2014 and 2016).

Our GBTB experiences are documented at this link.
Happy New Year everyone!

2018 Chinese New Year goodies

2018 Chinese New Year goodies are ready for sale 🙂
All handmade cookies are from our baker friend Ah Thong.

2018 Chinese New Year goodies
2018 Chinese New Year goodies

2018 Chinese New Year cookies ordering is now available till 31 Jan 2018.

2017-chinese-new-year-cookies-price-list

Email your order/enquiry (Subject:2018 CNY Cookies) to teo.mengchoo@gmail.com

–> Orders above $100 get free delivery in Singapore
–> We need a deposit of $20 for every order of $100
–> Listed price is Singapore $nett
–> Last Order date is 31 Jan 2018 (last delivery date 05 Feb 2018)

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If you are a first time customer, we would recommend our Love Letters and Pineapple tarts.

This is our 2018 Chinese New Year goodies catalogue.

Pineapple tarts
CNY Pineapple tarts,Pineapple tarts pricing

Spring Roll

Kue Bangkit

Honey Corn Flake
Chinese NEw Year Honey Corn Flakes

Kue Lapis
Chinese NEw Year Kueh Lapis

May Prosperity and Health follow you in 2018 !

ps.. Apologies, we do not cater for sampling (old 2017 CNY cookies sales)