It may only be August, but it’s never too early to plan your end-of-year festivities. If you’re looking for an idyllic retreat where temperatures don’t plummet with the winter cold, and would prefer somewhere near, why not just look at The State of Fun? Home to sandy beaches and green hilltops, Sentosa’s the perfect location for a getaway. From an Amazonian rainforest-esque pool to your own personal backyard, you’d be surprised at the palatial hotels that are housed on the island. And the best part? You get to save on air fares and skip the long queues at the money changer. Before holiday season hits and prices skyrocket, here are our top picks for you to consider now:
Indulge in the joie de vivre of the French by relaxing in the luxurious suites Sofitel has to offer. Each spacious room borrows Parisian refinement and marries Old World elegance with garden paradise. Tucked away amongst nature, stay in comfort without any worries.
Sentosa, 2 Bukit Manis Rd, 099891
The Shangri-La brand is no stranger to holiday goers, and as far as credibility goes, you definitely can trust this one. Conveniently located near prime spots like Siloso Beach, iFly and Universal Studios, this family-friendly resort is best if you’re looking to bring your baby brother along. Various water slides are available for the kids, and massages are ready available for the adults at CHI, The Spa.
101 Siloso Rd, 098970
Nature lovers, you’d want to bookmark this hotel. Surrounded by greenery, wake up to paranomic views of a tropical rainforest. For those who value a little more privacy, opt for the Deluxe Garden Room where you can enjoy your own personal garden. And because of its geographical location, a hike is just a stone’s throw away.
8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269
Feel like a true blue (and upscale) Singaporean at your stay with Le Méridian. Peppered with little quirks of this country (read: red and white cushions and views of the Merlion) in the rooms, it’s clear that the designers borrowed inspiration from Singapore’s past and present. The highlight of this hotel, though, is their Onsen Suite — first of its kind with a private open air hot tub.
23 Beach View Sentosa, 098679
Think Sentosa’s all about lush greenery and clear blue skies? Well, art lovers would be pleased to know there’s a hotel that merges both style and fashion. Each room is designed to make you feel at home, and while the design and layout varies according to price point, they all have a consistent theme of orchids, pop art furniture and mood lighting. Perfect for the ‘gram.
21 Ocean Way, 098374
Don’t expect Festive Hotel to look like your atypical hotel room. There are bunk beds, baby blue carpeting, and a kickass outdoor pool to boot. If you’re intending on celebrating a special occasion with your other half, be sure to pop by The Garden for an extensive selection of fresh blooms and bouquets.
8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269
Without a question, this one’s for all rock and roll fans. I mean, where else can you find memorabilia dating all the way back from 1968? Expect to find the iconic blue overalls worn by Elvis Presley in Speedway, and a signed guitar from Pearl Jam. Feel like instant rock royalty upon stepping into their rooms, where cutting edge meets glamour. There’s also a sick gym with all the cardio and weight-training equipment you need — yes, working out on holiday is a thing.
8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269
There’s only one thing you need to know about Capella (apart from the fact that the recent Trump-Kim summit was held here): the pool is frickin’ amazing. Like, amazing. Be immediately transported to an Amazonian rainforest as luscious trees surround the area. On top of that, each room also comes with a balcony overlooking the South China Sea.
1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, 098297
Did someone say yacht party? ‘Cus that’s what about to go down. ONE 15 offers a hub for marine activities and charter boat hire services. From classic fishing boats to luxurious super yachts, go on the ultimate seafare experience with the fleet of vessels available for rental. Accommodation wise, you get to pick between waking up to nature or the marina.
11 Cove Drive, #01-01, Sentosa Cove, 098497
If you’ve got cash to spend, ball it out on Crockford Tower. This suite-only hotel screams opulence — evident from the red and gold fabrics that drape the rooms, complete with a Bang & Olufsen entertainment system. Bathrooms also come with their own steam rooms, ensuring all the privacy you need.
8 Sentosa Gateway, Crockfords Tower, 098269
MOS Burger to open at Waterway Point in Aug 2019
Easties rejoice! It seems that a new MOS Burger outlet will soon be opening at Waterway Point in August this year.
The famous fast food chain is still under construction at the mall where pictures were snapped.
The construction signage claimed that this new MOS burger outlet will be opening in August so you’ll be able to get your fix really soon.
The restaurant will be located at B1 next to Breadtalk.
The new MOS burger outlet will not be alone though. Famous Fillipino fast food joint, Jollibee, recently opened a new branch in the mall on the same level to massive queues.
Are you excited for the new eateries coming to Punggol?
Jollibee is finally open at Waterway Point and the queues are insane
It is no secret that Singaporeans love their fried chicken, especially the ones from the famous Filipino fast-food chain, Jollibee.
When people heard that an outlet would be opening at Waterway Point on 18 July (Friday), you can bet that many people were pretty excited about the news.
And to show their enthusiasm, some people started queueing outside the store from as early as 7.30am.
Jollibee snapped some pictures of the insane queues and shared them on Facebook to show everyone how well-loved their fried chicken is.
One reason for the long queues was that the first 100 people in the line were entitled to the very adorable Jollibee pillows. The lucky first 5 customers managed to walk away with the limited edition Jollibee Funko POP! Figurine.
So, if you’re a fried chicken lover and you live near Waterway Point, you definitely need to check Jollibee’s new outlet out (maybe after the queues have died down)!
Address: 83 Punggol Central, Singapore 828763
Opening Hours: 8am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Punggol
Photo credits: Jollibee Singapore
Famous Burger Joint Five Guys is opening an outlet in Singapore by end of 2019
Queued 2 hours for Shake Shack but it didn’t quite make the cut? Fret not as you can look forward to sinking your teeth into another popular American burger joints burgers pretty soon.
Five Guys is slated to open an outlet at Plaza Singapura by the end of 2019 and they will most likely be situated near the main atrium at the ground level of the mall.
For those of you who have been living under a rock and do not know what Five Guys are, they essentially are a burger joint that specialises in outrageously juicy and lip-smackingly good burgers that are made from 100% freshly ground beef.
The brand has 8 burgers on their menu which ranges from the classic Cheeseburger to the more sinful Bacon Cheeseburger.
One thing that makes Five Guys so popular is the fact that you are given the freedom to choose as many toppings as you please; from tangy relish to juicy grilled mushrooms, you’ll undoubtedly be spoilt for choice!
We are unsure if the Singapore menu will be the same as their American counterpart but we are sure that either way, it’ll taste amazing!