Changi Airport lifestyle hub

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We started our December School Holiday with a swim. Well, maybe swimming was the second item on our itinerary, the first was checking into Crowne Plaza Changi Airport and marvelling at aeroplanes!

Changi Airport is a world renowned travel hub, we know it is also extremely popular with families during the weekends. try to visit during weekend evenings and you will find all F&B outlets full house.

Changi Airport has everything to offer within its three terminals.
Our Holiday need not require us to fly off, and we were eager to explore what Changi Airport has to offer.

So far so good, our 3D2N staycation at Crowne Plaza has take off on a high note πŸ™‚

Room with a runway view, kids could not stop exclaiming and counting the planes during the first hours! When kids are contented and happy, we parents will have no complains πŸ™‚

Love the flower motifs in the rooms, so soothing and relaxing, just what we need for a holiday.

The kind folks at Crowne Plaza allocated a connecting room for us, that means one more bathtub and two Televisions! All the boys decide to camp over in one room.

This is what we see (or dream) before we indulge in our afternoon nap. Window view with Blue sky and white clouds, jets ascending or descending. Best of all, our room is insulated from the jet engines noise.

We were tired out after the first night, and could only detect slight rumbling from the planes. But we noticed that the planes seem louder on the second evening, has it got anything to do with the persistent rain?

No Holiday is complete without a swim. From our corridor, the alluring swimming pool invites us to take a dip. Crowne Plaza’s swimming pool is one beautifully landscaped oasis.

We can even spot airplanes taking off from T1. Hello Control Tower!

Kids enjoy playing gun battles or hide & seek among the “bushes”. It was easy for Daddy to play crocodile and sneaked an ambush from behind.

Video : Having Fun at the pool, Kinetic Rain

Crowne Plaza’s Club Lounge is ideal for hungry kids. Delicious snacks to entertain us while we wait for dinner. Actually the sandwiches and curry puffs can be quite filling.

Chess or canape, beer (for adults only) or savoury dessert selection. We are spoil for choice. Kids would routinely empty the cookies jars!

Our kids are Tree Potatoes fans. Although Daddy mentioned before that Tree Potatoes production is geared towards slightly mature audience (not for kids, as video content has sexual innuendos and stereotyping), but these folks are pretty normal friendly upfront heh heh πŸ™‚

When it comes to food choices, Changi Airport does not disappoint. Kids are exaggerating with their baby back ribs, Ginseng chicken or Ebi, but you get the appetite idea.
Food choices Changi

Daddy always wanted to pose some Fun UPSIZE food photos (source Ch5 Local UPsize) !

Need more Food and Entertainment? It is always one click away, bewildering options from Changi’s Three Terminals!

Breakfast, Donuts, Lunch, Coffee, Dinner and Supper. 7×24 365 days, this Airport does not stay still, and there is always a queue at 4Fingers!

Daddy has not experience any other international airport which can call itself a lifestyle hub.

T3’s Slide is always popular with kids who wish to burn off some calories.

Since the Yuletide season is near, we could ride Zoomoov’s Santa and reindeer ($5 per ride, $10 for three rides). Checkout their latest locations on their Website and Fanpage. The kind folks at Zoomoov even allow our kids a few extra rounds πŸ™‚

Airport might be crowded but some sections are quiet enough for kids to test their driving skills piggy back each other. SengkangBabies always know how to entertain themselves πŸ™‚

It is not unusual to spot little kids scooting along.

That was how we spend our first day and night roaming around Changi Airport, leaving our footprints and laughter all over the place. Tom Hanks (The Terminal) will not mind getting stucked in Singapore’s Changi Airport.

Besides flight status, follow Changi Airport lifestyle through their Instagram @fansofchangi, Fanpage and Website.

Book a Airport Hotel experience like no other, checkin Crowne Plaza Changi Airport.

Need more Changi Airport Lifestyle activities?
Checkout Changi Airport Mickey Mouse makeover (and bouncing castle). Pop by our Fanpage for Day 1.

Do pop by our Crowne Plaza Changi Airport itinerary here :
– Day 1 Checkin, swim and canape
– Day 2 Exploring Changi Airport (photos)
– Day 3 Transit area‘s attractions (photos)
2014 Disney Magic at Changi Airport

Thank you Changi Airport for hosting us!

Staycation Grand Park Orchard

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What is a holiday?
Kids might associate a holiday as one where they are sleeping anywhere, but home.

What is a staycation?
To Daddy and Mummy, a staycation is very much a Holiday.
We do not need to travel out of Singapore to enjoy our Holidays.

We were invited to Grand Park Orchard for a 2D1N stay last weekend. And Grand Park Orchard shows us that not all Staycations are the same.

Hey, look at our customised pillow casing and we even got our own meme.
Over 2D1N, we were exposed to more “personal” gestures.

Hotel policy normally restricts a room to two adults and two children. SengkangBabies got four kids, and it is often challenging to find a bigger room (within budget).

With Park Hotel Group’s Family Moments package, you can book a second room at 50% and weekends booking gets an automatic room upgrade !

Imagine our exhilaration when boys realised they can sleep in their own room (adjoining). Daddy had hoped Boon Xin would be encouraged to bunk in with her brothers but…

Alas, our Premier room’s King size bed will not be shared only by the King and Queen, but princess too.
Grand Park Orchard room
(image credit Park Hotel Group Website)

Fruits and delicious cookies for guests. They were gone after Daddy’s quick shower!

See through shower screens, more suitable for honeymoon couples (read no kids around).

Pull open the curtain and busy Orchard street life greeted us.

It is very thoughtful of Grand Park Orchard to cater for kids’ shower accessories.

This couch is our favorite rest point, Daddy swears he could doze off comfortably.

Every room comes with a 3G equipped smartphone. This is a complimentary service from Grand Park Orchard. Just use the apps to find the best sights, dining spots, or nearby malls. You can even plan your half-day or 3D2N itinerary!

Unlimited 3G surfing and unlimited calls in Singapore or to 27 countries!

If we need a reminder of Grand Park Orchard’s exemplary service, this hotel won multiple awards in 2013. We are not the only ones impressed, reviews here.

Grand Park Orchard presents luxurious comfort and modern conveniences to both business and leisure travellers.

Everyone in the hotel always has a ready smile, always willing to go that extra step to pamper their guests. We felt very welcome throughout our stay.

Smack right in the heart of Orchard Road (between Orchard and Somerset MRT), we do not need to walk 10 min to enjoy premium shopping, late night movies, or various F&B venues.

First stop, swimming pool. Wherever we go, we always bring our swimming attires along.

Cool, we had the whole pool to ourselves. Take note pool depth is 1.2m

Our water babies enjoying themselves.

We are hungry after the swim, time for High Tea.

Tim sum anyone? High Tea at Grand Park Orchard offers delectable local cuisines.
Buffet Grandpark Orchard

Hungry kids in action.

Sweet treats, cheesecakes and more tidbits.
As long as kids are enjoying themselves, parents are not complaining.

Our High Tea was at Open House, a open dining concept. Catch the chefs in action at four “live” cooking stations, as they whip up your pizzas or claypots.

Anyway, everyone is in a happy mood after the third ice cream helping.

Go for the claypot selections. We love the Assam claypot πŸ™‚

We are recommending the yummy Laksa and Popiah too.

After our tiring swim and hearty High Tea, kids need a power nap. To enjoy our Staycation, we need to relax, and there is no need for any itinerary πŸ™‚

Our bears love their City view too.
Busy Orchard road

What do tourists do in Singapore’s Orchard Road?
We enjoy walking down Orchard Road, soaking in the atmosphere, knowing that “Home’ is just around the corner.

Thank you Grand Park Orchard for making our staycation so refreshing and memorable, we would not hesitate to recommend Park Hotel Group Hotels to our friends.

Stay tune for our Day 2 post where we explore more of Orchard Road. We have already uploaded our 2D1N Staycation photos on our Fanpage, click Day1 and Day2.

The best thing is we can opt for late checkout at 3pm, more time to snooze and laze around. This is our perfect Staycation !

For the latest staycation promotions, do pop by Park Hotel Group’s “Staycate” Fanpage or their Website. “Family Moments” package is available from three hotels, Orchard, City Hall and Clarke Quay.

The following benefits are inclusive in the Family Moments package:
β€’ Accommodation for two adults and up to two children per room(unless specified by hotel)
β€’ Complimentary buffet breakfast for two adults and two children below the age of 12 years
β€’ Complimentary internet access
β€’ Complimentary upgrade on weekends
β€’ 50% discount off second room when booked under the same package
β€’ Complimentary lunch and dinner for up to two children, below the age of 12, from kids menu when accompanied by paying adults.

Kids under 12 stay free!

If you like our Grand Park Orchard experience, create your own meme at Park Hotel Group Fanpage now. The top three meme posters with the most likes will win a one-night staycation with Park Hotel Group.

** 2014Mar29 – Read about Day 2 itinerary here