Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Changi Airport Adventure (Part 1) - Coolest Staycation View

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Before this June school holidays, the girls were asking me if we would bring them overseas for a holiday. I told them probably not and you should see the disappointment in their eyes. Then came the good news from the Changi Airport Group! We were invited for a 3D2N adventure at Changi Airport, with a staycation at Crowne Plaza! When I shared the good news with the family, I finally realized that all 3 girls (Kless, Joey & Jayne), just love to stay in a hotel and eat the hotel breakfast. I will not complain.

We woke up early cos we secured a special early check-in time slot from the hotel. No complains for that as well. Girl group photo!

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Still enough time for a quick breakfast in Terminal 3, coffee, bread and eggs.

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For reference, you can click here to find out all the dining and shopping selections in Changi Airport.

Check-in was smooth with the excellent personal service from the hotel. We were whisked to our room within minutes. And here it is.

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The smiles are all I need to be sure we will have a great family time.

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Feel free to bring your own companions. No extra charges for Smurfette.

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The best part of this staycation is not the bed or bathroom, it is none other than the amazing view no other hotels can offer. The amazing runway view of Changi Airport.

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We can literally sit in front of this view and count the number of flights arriving in Singapore.

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Brought along my laptop on this trip to complete some work, and with the help of such a view, efficiency increased by a hundred fold.

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With time in hand, we took a leisure walk around Changi Airport’s terminals, soaking in the beautiful things and people commuting to and fro, in and out of Singapore.

The girls were so cute when they asked to fly them off to anywhere. One day ladies, maybe we will have a chance to take a flight on the famous SQ plane to a destination of your choice. But now, let’s count our blessings for this staycation =)

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Airport fashion presented by Ms. Jayne Kuan.

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Happy times always passes fast, first day was over in a flash.

From 2 to 30 June 2014, Crowne Plaza Changi Airport’s award-winning restaurant, Azur, is running a promotion for a great breakfast deal for the families. Up to four children (below the age of 12) can dine free with every two paying adults for breakfast buffet. Breakfast buffet at Azur is priced at S$33++ per adult.

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Just by looking at the photos, I think it’s enough reason to revisit Azur again.

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The highlight for every staycation has to be the pool time. It’s a chance for the girls to finally play water and also a chance for the parents to just laze around and do nothing.

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The waters were quite cold but it was not a problem for the girls who spent almost the entire morning here.

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If you have followed Kless’s blog recently, you would now that the girls went for a modeling class and learnt some modeling tips. At the count of 5-6-7-8, Jayne will automatically pose for the camera. Well trained.

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The pampering part of this staycation was the usage of the Crowne Plaza Club, available at an additional charge of S$100++ per day.

Benefits at the Crowne Plaza Club includes:
- Personalized check-in and check-out
- Daily breakfast from 6:30am to 10:30am
- Daily evening drinks and snacks from 5:30pm to 7:30pm with a selection of beverages
- All day coffee, tea, juices, soft drinks, mineral water and a selection of cookies
- Complimentary WIFI access
- Complimentary use of Club Lounge internet workstations or meeting rooms for 2 hours daily
- Complimentary business services such as photocopying and fascimile
- Complimentary dry cleaning and laundry

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The Club Lounge is normally quite quiet. When we were there, it was almost like we booked the place just for our family.

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The girls were intrigued by the chess set and invented their own rules of play.

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Me? I was just happy to rest and relax one corner with my coffee or wine (depending on the time I visit the lounge), and stare out at the Changi Tower cum pool view.

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Breakfast at the Club Lounge is very personal. The staff treated us like VIPs and were very attentive to our needs and requests. I have to put in a good word for the excellence in their customer service. Keep it up!

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Even on the last day of stay, we were given a late check-out so that we can maximize the pleasure and linger a while longer to enjoy the spectacular view.

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In the 3 days at Changi Airport, we visited the transit areas and many other interesting places in the public areas. Read in my next post about Part 2 of this Changi Airport Adventure.

Thanks to Changi Airport Group’s hosting, we had a wonderful 3D2N at Singapore’s Changi Airport. Congratulations to Changi Airport for the second year in a row voted as the World’s Best Airport by air travelers at this year’s Skytrax World Airport Awards.

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