They say good things come in small packages, and Hotel Mono proves this axiom to be true. Stretching across 6 shophouses, the hotel comprises just 46 rooms, so book super early if you want to experience this visual masterpiece.
The 46 rooms are split into 6 types, each catering to different groups of travellers.
While the rooms may differ in styles and size, one thing stays constant: Great amenities.
Each room comes with the now-standard free high-speed Wi-Fi Internet access, powerful air-conditioning, an attached bathroom and daily housekeeping. Refreshments such as coffee and tea are provided too.
Wanna have a movie marathon? Rooms are stocked with flat-screen TVs with cable service.
And for your beauty sleep, Hotel Mono provides each rooms the luxury of a pocketed spring bed with micro-gel fibre pillows.
It doesn’t get any better than this.
Location, Location, Location
When opening any hotel, accessibility is the most important thing.
The people behind Hotel Mono must have understood this completely, and they have chosen a location right smack in the middle of Chinatown.
The hotel is a stone’s throw away from all the attractions Chinatown has to offer, and is also mere minute away from Chinatown MRT.
Although the hotel may not offer gourmet breakfasts, the location it seem as though you are virtually surrounded by food. With the plethora of food that you can find in Chinatown, it’s almost impossible that your tummy will be unsatisfied.
Hoshino Resorts Tomamu Hosts Pristine Weddings In A Crystal Chapel
Those of us who’ve grown up in tropical climates often dream of winter wonderlands, crystalline snowflakes — especially after Disney’s hit movie Frozen.
While the holiday season has ended, the winter season is far from over. If you’re headed to Japan to see the Sakura trees in Feb, we’ve found a gorgeous ice hotel with rooms entirely made out of sculptured ice just for you!
Ready to sleep like a king or queen of winter? We’ve done some research on your behalf and here’s what’s awaiting you in this luxurious destination.
Ice hotel with outdoor bath
Hoshino Resorts Tomamu boasts of an ice hotel that’s open from 19 Jan to 28 Feb.
The domed-shaped space is entirely built of ice with the walls and ceilings shining like illuminated crystals. Beds consist of expertly cut ice slabs topped with a sleeping bag which can endure extremely cold temperatures.
A night at any Japanese hotel isn’t complete without a hot bath, and you can get one here too, whilst surrounded by shimmering ice. The winter forest and bright lights make it the perfect place to relax and enjoy the Chinese New Year.
After you’ve indulged in a warm bath, you can sit back and grab your favorite drinks at their after-bath ice lounge. We’re not too sure about the reclined seats because thick blocks of ice aren’t exactly comfy.
The ice village is composed of ice rinks, bars and cafes.
Bookworms can lounge in the Ice Books & Café where they can binge on books or read their Kindles whilst relishing the warmth of the fireplace. The fire is contained around a special glass so there’s no need to worry about drops of water landing on the pages.
Since we grew up in a hot climate, we’re definitely not confident about our ice skating skills. But you’ll definitely be tempted to rent a pair of skates and lace your boots once you’ve seen their ice rinks at night!
From 19 Jan to 15 Feb, their weddings ceremonies are held in an ice chapel that has a cross, altar, and chairs which are also made of ice. Now all you need is an Elsa-approved dress to make your once-in-a-lifetime walk down the aisle.
Those who don’t ski or snowboard can always opt for their Moonlight Snowmobile Tour. Have fun dashing through the snow whilst looking at the exceptionally beautiful pine trees and the bright full moon.
The ski resort and snowmobiles are only available from December to March.
Booking a trip to this Frozen wonderland?
Now that Hoshino Resorts Tomamu is definitely on your radar, how do you get there?
You can book a flight from Singapore to New Chitose Airport via Scoot, Thai Airlines and Japan Airlines. From there, ride the Sapporo railway station and exit at Tomamu station. A shuttle bus to the resort will be waiting once you arrive. You can check out their website for more details.
If you can’t afford the $287 per night stay in their ice hotel, you can always check out their non-frozen accommodations on their website. The admission fee for their ice village is only
500¥ or $6! Thrill-seekers eager to try winter sports and other activities can check prices here.
There’s many options to choose from no matter your budget – so you can have a magical holiday without breaking the bank.
Address:Nakatomamu, Shimukappu, Yufutsu District, Hokkaido 079-2204, Japan Check-In & Check-Out: 15:00pm to 11:00am Website:Hoshino Resorts Tomamu
Popular Mugging Spot At Changi Airport T2 McDonald’s Is Closing In Jan 2020
One peculiarity about Singapore is just how accessible the airport is. A simple train or bus ride is enough to get there, and coupled with its wondrous 24-hour restaurants like McDonald’s, Changi Airport has become the symbol of students mugging at food joints.
But all good things must come to an end, and just as with other iconic Mac’s over the years such as King Albert Park and the alfresco outlet at Shaw Centre, Changi Airport’s Terminal 2 (T2) will be saying goodbye to its own Mac’s after 16 years of operation.
The reason for the McDonald’s closure is that Changi Airport is expanding T2 over a 5-year period, reported The Straits Times.
This means that the spacious and memory-filled place we knew and loved will have to shut after 16 years.
Popular study spot due to spacious area
Despite occasional grouses from Singaporeans who can’t fathom why students would use cafes and restaurants as study spots, the practice has endured and one of their favourite midnight haunts at T2 has to be the McDonald’s.
Why McDonald’s at T2 in particular? Well, it’s plenty spacious compared to the other Mac’s located in T3 and T4.
This alone makes it less likely that staff will kick you out for staying there the entire night.
Tech-savvy students will prefer other places such as Krispy Kreme or Starbucks, but those who study the old-school way – with pen, foolscap paper and a mountain of past year papers – will find Mac’s more than sufficient for their needs.
Supper spot and chill area before flights
Of course, this being Changi Airport, food is in abundance and it is a foodie haunt in its own right.
Before East areas like Tampines sprouted 24-hour Mac’s of their own, Changi Airport, just a short trip away, was a popular spot for a good ol’ midnight McSpicy meal.
Back in Singapore after a lengthy trip overseas? One of the first things you’ll see after landing is none other than the McDonald’s.
Cue a quick comfort meal as your welcome home, back in the days before Jewel was a thing.
Certainly, there’s much to remember about this particular McDonald’s.
Farewell, Changi Airport T2 McDonald’s
For many, this Mac’s holds fond memories – be it a late night cram session or just a supper spot before catching a flight out, there was always something familiar about it that made travellers and Singaporeans alike flock up the stairs, past the Ronald McDonald statue.
Cafe La Rose In Bangkok Has A Gorgeous Flower Garden With Edible Roses To Boot
The sight of gorgeous flowers isn’t new to locals who frequent Gardens by the Bay. We all know at least one person who absolutely loves to take pictures of florals for their pastel-themed ‘gram, but who knew that you could eat them too?
We’ve recently discovered that Cafe La Rose in Bangkok lets you sip tea within an exquisite flower-covered interior whilst eating literal roses too.
Guests who are single but looking to mingle can hang out at the rose bar to order some flower-themed drinks. They say love comes when you least expect it, so who knows what could happen once you spark a conversation with that charming person holding a sparkling rose champagne flute?
Hands up if you already knew that rainbow-coloured rice noodles were a thing? We sure hope the dish tastes as good as it looks. Be warned that this version is on the spicy side with chili peppers, lemon, shrimp and onions.
Siloso Beach’s Magical Shores Features Neon Lights & Interactive Light Shows From 23 Jan
We’ve seen plenty of beaches in our lifetime, but some destinations stand out from the crowd.
Sentosa announced that Siloso Beach’s Magical Shores attraction will include neon lights and interactive spectacles from today (23 Jan). The multi-sensory experience will feature sand, sea, and sky covered in illuminating artistic displays.
WeekendGoWhere’s 2D1N Batam Package Starts At $179/Pax
If your boss is forcing you to clear your leave, and you’ve been browsing pictures of beach destinations on an incognito browser at work, we’ve got awesome news for you.
WeekendGoWhere – a Singapore-based travel agency – is offering a very affordable trip to Batam starting at $179 per person.
The package includes the following:
Accommodation at Montigo Resort
5 Star Hotel Room (including breakfast)
2-Way Ferry Tickets (including tax)
2-Way Land Transfer
Sounds like a perfect weekend getaway this festive season with bae. Here’s what to expect.
Scenic coastal views & private infinity pools
Getting to Batam Island involves a short 30-40 min ferry ride from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal (Singapore) to Nongsapura Ferry Terminal (Nongsa). Land transfer to Montigo Resorts is available upon arrival.
Once you get there, you’ll witness clear blue waters as far as the eye can see.
If you eventually get tired of dining-in, you can check out their three restaurants – Tadd’s, Pantai and Cafe Montigo. You’ll be spoilt for choice from their multi-cultural selection of delicious dishes.
If you’re going to party with your group of friends or bringing your entire family along, then opt for their three to five-bedroom villas. The room features king-sized beds that are bound to ensure your utmost comfort.
Now that we’ve done your homework for you, there’s no need to rack your brains to pull out all the stops for your loved ones’ Christmas presents. A surprise Batam getaway on a budget and quality time with you will be all they need. You’re most welcome.
Singapore Nightclubs To Allow Up To 100 People & Karaoke Lounges For Groups Of 5 Inside Rooms
Shopping and eating to our hearts’ content may be enough to keep many of us happy, but some need a different outlet to let loose. Frequent patrons of karaoke lounges and nightclubs will thus be happy to know that they’ll be welcoming people again soon.
Before fulfilling the above criteria, patrons must first have to be local residents or Work Pass holders, reports The Straits Times (ST).
Those on business or official visits here will thus be unable to enter nightspots.
Up to 5 per group in each karaoke room
Likewise, the above criteria apply to karaoke lounge patrons too.
The only difference is that individual rooms within the lounges may allow up to 5 people in a group. They may eat and drink inside, after which the rooms will be disinfected 15 minutes before the next session.
According to CNA, the following number of entertainment venues will be reopening:
10 pubs & bars
10 karaoke lounges
While the pilot for pubs and bars will begin in Dec and last for 2 months, karaoke lounges and nightclubs will only reopen in Jan 2021 as they need more time to prepare.
The Jan 2021 reopening will likely last for 3 months if risks remain low, so brace yourselves for that.
Partake in social activities safely & responsibly
Though this latest update beckons more exciting things to look forward to as the new year approaches, we should remember that the pandemic is still far from over.
With Phase 3 possibly lasting for a long time, we can expect many precautionary measures to stay in place or even be tightened.
Regardless, let’s embrace the changes while adhering to the rules, to ensure that we all remain safe and can resume normal life eventually.
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Science says interior design can boost productivity and we bet you can finish your backlog of tasks here. Regardless of your job, we believe you’ll feel like a successful CEO when working in this atas nook.
Intensive tasks that demand a good dose of CPU power often require a powerful desktop. So, you’ll be delighted to find that Changi Lounge is equipped with iMacs and access to high-speed internet connectivity.
Those who want to impress their clients and brainstorm with co-workers can book meeting rooms with video conferencing facilities. One room can host up to 4 people and these packages include complimentary snacks and drinks.
Futuristic sleeping pods designed with ergonomic perfection are the main attraction in their nap rooms. Users can lie down in a ‘zero-gravity position’ that can relax muscles and reduce pressure on the cardiac system.
Those that crave a full meal can avail of their premium package priced at $27. This includes a hot meal bento, according to Milelion.
Changi Lounge pricing & packages
Interested visitors can check out the prices and packages from their official website.
Here are the details:
2 hours: S$12
Extension per hour: S$4
Single Room (up to 4 pax): S$60 for 1 hour
Double Room (up to 8 pax): S$120 for 1 hour
Extension per room: S$20 per hour
Booking a meeting room bookings or 4-hour lounge access includes a free 4-hours parking perk.
Changi Lounge is certified by SG Clean by Enterprise Singapore and Singapore Tourism Board. It exercises safe management practices in place so visitors are guaranteed a safe environment in these gorgeous areas.
Booking fancy meetings & work sessions
When it comes to business, impressions matter. That’s exactly why some business owners should check out Changi Lounge to inspire investors’ confidence to close crucial deals.
In contrast, working-class folks can book this gorgeous area for their much-needed work away from home sessions.
Interested visitors can make a reservation by getting in touch via email or calling them for bookis. Here’s the Google Map pin of how to get there.