Thursday, December 08, 2011

1-3 December 2011 - Festive Hotel at Resorts World Sentosa

I had a very fun and nice staycation at Festive Hotel at Resorts World Sentosa last week. All thanks to my brother, who booked a 3D2N Tropical Special package which includes 2 nights stay at Festive Hotel Family Room, 2 one-day pass to Universal Studios Singapore and 2 tickets to Voyage de la Vie. We were a big group of 6 adults and 3 young children with my parents, brother and family.

Here are some photos taken in Festive Hotel, RWS and around Sentosa. Sorry for the bad photo quality. I was shocked to find out that my camera was spolit on the 1st day I reached RWS. :(

** Festive Hotel **

Festive Hotel lobby and the Deluxe Family King room, which comes with a king-sized bed, a sofa bed which folds out to become a double bed, and a loft bed for kids (but big enough for 1 adult and 1 kid to sleep in).

This is the outdoor area of Festive Hotel at Level 3. There is a Fiesta (restaurant) with an outdoor section facing the Festive Pool. The little photo at the bottom left-hand corner is another swimming Pool at Hard Rock Hotel. It is a prettier pool with a sandy beach. Too bad I did not have more time to explore and take more photos of the pool.

** Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) **

I first went to RWS during CNY this February. Took quite a lot of photos back then. So I combine some of the photos taken during CNY and during these 3 days.

For the sweet-tooth, don't forget to visit the Candylicious store, Hershey's and Garrett Popcorn.

It was a giant topiary rabbit during cny. Now it is a Giant Christmas tree.

I watched this Crane Dance for 2 consecutive nights. It is a must-watch multimedia show of light and water effects of the world's largest pair of mechanical cranes, standing at 10-storey high. On the first night, there was fireworks together with the cranes. On the second night, there was only fireworks at the end. I wonder if the fireworks is different everyday. It is a free performance at 9pm daily, excluding Tuesdays, except on school and public holidays. Be there early cos it is very crowded and hard to get seats if you are late.

After the Crane Dance, you can hurry to catch the Lake of Dreams, another free performance of fire, water and light at 9.30pm daily. Best viewed from the flight of stairs in front of Lake of Dreams.

** Around Sentosa **

We were at Universal Studios the whole day on 2 December. So actually not much time to explore around Sentosa. Especially, we were together with the kids who need to have naps. So it was a very slow and relaxing trip. Plus, you know the weather in Singapore, always have rain and thunder in the afternoons, haha!

After check-out of hotel on the 3rd day, we got up Sentosa express to Imbiah station and made a slow walk from the Merlion to the beach. The Skyline Luge looks quite fun. We ended our walk at iFly Singapore where we watched people "FLY" in the world's largest themed wind tunnel for indoor skydiving.

Here's a video of a demonstration by the instructor. Everyone went "Woo" and "Wah"!

This ends my first staycation in Singapore. Although we are still physically in Singapore, it feels like a real vacation. I'm away from the internet and the daily schedule. I didn't want to come back. Haha! :)