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Staycation Ideas with Delicious Food and Great View: The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore.

If you are a last minute planner or your partner is suddenly available during this coming National Day holiday, you can consider the “Celebrate with the Nation” or “Explore Singapore” room packages that is valid from 29 to 31 July and 8 to 10 August 2016.

These two packages are offered by The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore and the rooms offered are the Premier Rooms / Club Rooms.

We had the privilege to join The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
folks for a half-day experience of the “Explore Singapore” guided tour and dinner at Colony.

View of the National Stadium from The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore

The photo above was taken from the Premier Room.  It will be exciting to witness the fireworks that will light up the sky above and over the Singapore National Stadium where the National Day Parade will be held this year, in the comfort of a luxurious room where you can enjoy a bottle of Moët & Chandon and a variety of snacks.

Below are details of the two packages:

“Celebrate with the Nation” – SGD740

  • Overnight accommodation in a Premier Room
  • Daily buffet breakfast for two persons
  • One bottle of Moët & Chandon champagne per stay
  • SGD50 in-room dining credit.

(If you want to snack while watching the fireworks, you can order the Celebratory Snack Platter on 9 August from SGD80 that includes steamed seafood siew mai, California maki and gula melaka cupcakes.)

“Explore Singapore” – SGD1800

  • Overnight accommodation in a Club room including exclusive Club privileges
  • A three-hour private guided tour by an accredited local guide conducted in English, inclusive of limousine transfers per stay
  • Dinner for two person at Colony per stay
  • A bottle of Moët & Chandon champagne per stay

Here are some photos of the “Explore Singapore” tour. We joined a local tour where we visited Haji Lane, Kampung Gelam and Chinatown.  The tour guide was engaging and we didn’t even realised we had walked for 3 hours!

Mural at Haji Lane

It’s been some time since we last went to Haji Lane. The artistic murals are the centre of attraction.  Our tour guide told us that this area was previously a sea shore and Muslims would start their pilgrimage to Mecca by boarding the boat here.

Mural at Haji Lane

While we were intrigued by the interesting shops, cafes and bakeries along the way, we noticed many people taking selfies /wefies ‘instagram’ worthy photos. 

Our tour guide gave us a crash course in the history behind Kampong Gelam.  He pointed us to the “Gelam” tree which Kampung Gelam is named after and also captivated us with the history on the Sultan Mosque, Sri Mariamman Temple and also the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum.

After the tour, we made our way to Colony for dinner.

Ice Bar featuring various Cold Seafood like Oysters and Lobsters at Colony, The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore

It was a fully booked night. We have dined here privately on several occasions and noticed the menu is always slightly different depending on the season so we are assured of the freshness of the ingredients.

If you are interested to view photos of what Colony offers, you can follow the hashtag #DiningAtColony on Instagram.

Tomahawk - Colony, The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore

The “Tomahawk” Roast that was the feature “Roast” of that night.  We once had the “Iberico Roast Piglet” during one of our previous visit. I have to refer to the photos in my phone for other visits. It was always changing.

Fireworks from the Premier Room, The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore

This photo was taken from an iPhone so don’t worry if you do not own a DSLR to be able to capture the fireworks.

Here are snippets of the outing.  Sorry for the jerky video as it was taken using a tiny hand-held camera. Enjoy the video.

The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
7 Raffles Avenue
Singapore 039799

For reservations and enquiry:
Tel: (65) 6434 5111

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