Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Resorts World Genting

Now, while I can't exactly remember the last time I've been to Genting, it seems like it has changed quite a fair bit during the recent visit - a new theme park, brand new hotels and a lot more attractions and entertainment most definitely.

For a start, the new Theme Park Hotel comes with great fuss-free rooms perfect for families and friends who just want a quick and short getaway.

Think fun themed rooms with a balcony for some that gives you ample chill breeze around the clock. The rooms are perfect for kiddos as well with color themes and cute stickers all around such as the light bulb to indicate the light switch and of course with most stuff that are non-breakable, making this hotel extremely family friendly.

Breakfast is also fuss-free because you can pick & go at the lobby with an assortment of pastries, bread and Asian selection such as Nasi Lemak to your liking. It is also a stone throw away from the mall so you don't have to walk very much.

For speciality meals, do check out Wanhoi Yamch'a Genting for some delectable and cute looking dim sum dishes. We were spoilt for choice with all the hand-crafted dim sum that came served in all shapes and sizes, some even as cartoon characters. They boast a great assortment of Chinese dishes as well and is a great place to have family dinners.

For something more Italian, Motorino will definitely do the trick. Think pasta, hand-stretched pizza made a la minute and a whole lot more.

If you are feeling a little more local, head on over to Malaysia Food Street at Skyavenue for some authentic local dishes. The Bak Kut Teh is a must-try and the chicken rice is pretty authentic in taste as well!

If you want to opt for something more lavish but want to skip the queue at the overrated Burger & Lobster, jump straight to High Line Rooftop Market and order yourself a Claypot Lobster Noodle that's super robust and bursting with flavours, cooked generously with a whole lobster that's as fresh as it gets in Genting!

Take on a soft serve and check out their new indoor theme park with aplenty of rides for the adults and kids to pick from! Their recently revamped indoor theme park allows you unlimited rides daily with different package options for single riders and families! Do also check out The Void when you are there and if you are a big fan of VR!

For something with less thrill, the Jurassic Research Centre is a great choice, if not the Ripley's Adventure Land! On the same level as those, you'll also find Zombie Outbreak, which is a zombie haunted house - something not for the faint hearted, in my honest opinion. And if all fails, don't worry - check yourself into a Gold Class movie and experience 4D!

When the sun sets, head on over to the casino or to Red Tail by Zouk for some beer pong! They also have a karaoke option if you would prefer to just sing and chill the night away. Or if you want to fault some dance moves, Zouk is always open for you.

With such great offers at Genting, it is no surprise that it ranks one of the most popular weekend getaways from Singaporeans. If you ask me, even a 2-night stay wouldn't be enough to cover everything. On a brighter side, let's just be pretty glad it's not very far off from where we are.

Resorts World Genting
Genting Highlands
69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Concorde Hotel Singapore

Just a stone throw away from Somerset is Concorde Hotel Singapore. This may not look like the fanciest of hotels you would find on the Orchard belt, but definitely one that you will enjoy if you need a weekend getaway from the hustling and bustling of our hectic Singapore lifestyle.

We checked into the Premier Suite at Concorde with almost zero expectations but were greeted with a spacious room overlooking Orchard Road. The suite came with a sofa and work area, as well as a huge toilet with bath tub to offer. The bed was extremely comfortable and came with 2 different selection of pillows to ensure you get a good night's sleep!

The Premier Suite also comes generously stocked with minibar and snacks - boastings wines, beer  cans and soft drinks enough for you to throw a (mini) party if you invite a friend or two over. It's replenished daily so this is something you can expect to enjoy on a day-to-day basis while staying with them.

While you are staying in the Premier Suite, do remember to find some time to check out the Premier Lounge, a place that's exclusively for Club Indulgence guests. The lounge offers a selection of cocktails, wine and small bites and as. Premier Suite hotel resident, you also have the option of having breakfast there instead of Spices Cafe. We were greeted to a selection of fine cheeses and wine in the evening while we unwinded and sank into the lush comfortable sofas for the perfect 'chill' evening vibes.

Feeling hungry? Check out Spices Cafe that offers a great selection of local food at their Weekend Afternoon Tea Buffet. Be ready to savour some authentic local dishes such as freshly prepared Prata, Kway Chup and Laksa that promises to fulfil that craving of yours! Also remember to check out their selection of Nonya Kuehs made in-house that will leave you very satisfied. The Weekend Afternoon Tea Buffet happens on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays from 12pm - 4.30pm.

For dinner, we had a gastronomy adventure at Concorde's Harvest of the Sea buffet dinner that showcases an array of fresh seafood dishes including crabs done 4 different ways, lobsters and many other seafood dishes boasting freshly shucked oysters and pasta that's cooked to order! While you are there, be sure to check out the massive dessert counter doesn't disappoint - with a selection of pretty desserts that will leave you spoilt for choice. The Harvest of the Sea Buffet Dinner happens daily from 6.30pm - 10pm.

Before we checked out, we knew that we had to pay the newly revamped pool a visit to soak up some fun in the sun. And while you are there, be sure to grab a drink or two at the pool bar area that has some insta-gram worthy Victorian-inspired black and white tiles for that summer shot you won't want to be missing out on.

While Concorde Hotel Singapore doesn't seem like your typical staycation hotel you would be dreaming of from the exterior, the entire Concorde experience leaves a lot more to be explored. From checking in, all the way to the dining experiences we had. - we can only say that one would enjoy a staycation here as much as they would in a 5-star hotel. 

When you book direct at Concorde, you also enjoy complimentary late check-out till 6pm, F&B credits and a complimentary upgrade to the Premier Suite with a minimum 4-night stay. We couldn't agree more that Concorde is the place for that 'home away from home' staycation, while still being smacked in the middle of the city. Go ahead to book your room, you can thank us later.

Concorde Hotel Singapore
100 Orchard Road
Singapore 238840
+65 6733 8855

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