If you are following me on Instagram, you might have guessed where I went last Holy Week.
We took Singapore Airlines, one of the world’s top airlines according to www.worldairlineawards.com. The flight was smooth and uneventful.The footrest was one of the best features of the plane, hehe! I love the very recent selection of on-board movies. Ella took advantage of the Disney TV shows for children. Don’t know why, but I chose the movie Love, Rosie. Have you seen it? For me, it’s a frustrating movie, haha!
I was excited for breakfast on the plane from some 30,000 feet up in the air. It was served by friendly yet brisk and efficient flight attendants. The kid’s meal included treats like corn dog, gummy bears and KitKat.
I, together with my hubby Rix and eldest child Ella, went to the fine country Singapore! The photo in my Instagram shows where we had our first meal upon arrival. It’s an eat-all-you-can buffet restaurant located inside Village Hotel Bugis. The food was mostly Indian cuisine, that’s why I’m glad there’s also pizza and pasta.
The interior of The Landmark looks great, though, with clean lines, interesting wall accents, cove lighting, contemporary chairs & tables, and pretty gold & crystal chandeliers.
Afterwards, we were shuttled to Vivo City, the largest mall in Singapore. That’s where we bought toys for the kids. I bought the Elsa and Anna Magiclip dolls for Cayla because stocks always run out in the Philippines. What’s better is that the price is lower!
When I gave her the dolls, she was so happy! For about three days, she kept saying to me, “I love my toys, mama!” 😀
At around four in the afternoon, we met up and checked in our luggage at Harbourfront Singapore Cruise Center for the cruise ship. We went on board Superstar Gemini after waiting a period of time and walked around the deck while taking some pictures. In the photo below, Ella’s holding a glass of welcome drink that looks like beer at first: refreshing iced tea.
The ship was smaller than the Royal Caribbean Legend of the Seas, but we got lost more often. Some areas can only be accessed from another exit inside a restaurant, and from the deck below it, even if I was already on the correct floor yet coming from another end. Is it confusing?
Our room had a big bathroom because it’s for PWD, but the tiles and other bathroom fittings show signs of age. The aircon in the room was not cooling, therefore it’s not comfy. I’m glad they assigned another room to us thanks to my sis-in-law’s complaint.
After the walk, we were ready for dinner. Our group had a reservation at Bella Vista, a sit-down restaurant with a western set menu. It was a nice change from the buffet set-up. For appetizer, I had the beet soup with beans, which I found good in terms of taste as I never ate red beets before. I was nervous when I saw it, but soldiered on and took a spoonful, then another, then another, until not a single drop was left. For the main course, I chose the delicious lamb steak smothered in yummy gravy, side dishes were vegetables in tomato sauce and potatoes that looked like au gratin. Too bad the serving was small, I would have liked more lamb. To cap off the meal, a slice of moist black forest cake for dessert. Mmm!
How was your Holy Week?