Sunday, 27 April 2014

Staycation at Conrad Centennial Singapore

We had an awesome staycation over the weekend in early April.  There are reasons why some families prefer a staycation to traveling abroad - it totally feels like we were on holiday, just in familiar settings, minus the hassle of remembering the passports and packing enough.

What makes a staycation different from simply staying at home and having the aircon on throughout I used to wonder.

  • Without the availability of one's gadgets like the laptop, computer, game console, TV, cable TV, the time spent together as a couple or family is so much more.  
  • For families like us with small children, we will be in the same room, we have to watch the same TV program… proximity makes interaction more often, communication more frequent.
  • We feel like we are on holiday!  And that makes us happy (no housework to think of, no mess to clear up)!
The happy boy with his Monkey luggage!

Conrad Centennial Singapore is an award-winning hotel.  Located at the Marina area, people usually associate Conrad as a business hotel.  There are indeed many business travelers staying there, prominently seen during weekdays.  However, they are quite family friendly I would say, thus my second stay with them!

These beds make me not want to leave the room although they can be a tad too high for some kids.  The boys love the plush bed though.

Cots are available (subject to availability) upon request for the young ones.

Like a boss!  Conrad provides in-room slippers for the little ones!

If you have not read about it, each time you stay in Conrad, you will find a country specific Conrad bear and rubber duckie.  E loves the baby Conrad bear, one that he holds dearly to sleep every night.

Can you spot the soon-to-be-worn-out baby bear?

Who doesn't like bath tubs?  What's more with bubbles compliments of Mummy dearest.  LOL

Will I stay in Conrad again?  Why not?!

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Where did all the time go?!

The weeks and months flew by!!!

Some changes in life and routine lately led to some ups and downs.  Whatever changes, we should not neglect our families right?

The good!  Having more time to cook for the family…. Simple meals - to cook and serve dinner within 45 minutes on weekdays.