Porcelain Hotel Singapore Staycation Blog Review

The Chewys' First Staycation @ The Porcelain Hotel

Whoohoo! I’m finally blogging about the AWESOME STAYCATION that misterchewy and I had over the long Easter holiday! So what is a ‘Staycation’? Credits to Google: A vacation spent in one’s home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions. It was definitely a first for us, and we are not counting our previous stay at Grand Copthorne Waterfront as a staycation because we merely checked in for the night right after our ROM and checked out the very next morning. I somehow realized that there is this ‘staycation trend’ lately, and have always thought that it’s ridiculous to spend money staying in a hotel when you have your own comfortable bed to sleep in. One fine day, I came across The Porcelain Hotel which is a boutique hotel and decided to test out the experience there! Yours truly booked the Queen Executive room for a night and it was also meant to be a surprise for the hubby. I was so excited that I started planning our activities two weeks before! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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Hehehe our OOTD was matching leopard prints top and jeans! I don’t really like to wear jeans but this time I made an exception. The name necklace was a gift from the hubby during Valentine’s Day! πŸ˜€

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We woke up really early for this. Brunch at Alkaff Mansion! The place is gorgeous! More photos later πŸ˜›

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Our new iPad! Haha the funny thing is, misterchewy had been pestering me endlessly about it. I didn’t see the point in getting one but gave in anyway. Guess what? He paid for it but it’s mine now because Hubby Chewy said that my BB’s keypad is not functioning properly. πŸ˜€ *Soooo touched* And I love what’s engraved on it! πŸ˜‰

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A glass of freshly squeezed orange juice to kickstart the beautiful Saturday morning! πŸ™‚

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Hubby Chewy knew that he wanted the Alkaff Breakfast Set ($14.80) the moment he had his hands on the menu. He’s decisive like that sometimes! πŸ˜›

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Hungry boy all ready to tuck in! ^_^

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I can’t remember when was the last time I had pancakes!

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It was an instant pancakes-craving-finally-satisfied moment when I ate the first half of my Banana Hot Cakes ($12.80). Thick, fluffy pancakes drizzled in blueberry sauce with sweet banana slices sandwiched in between, I knew that I did not wake up early that morning in vain. However, my appetite seemed to have shrunk recently and I was struggling to finish the pancakes.

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I had planned another outfit but a couple of days before the staycation, I saw this top on display and stood gaping at it. LOL! I grabbed misterchewy’s arms and went, “OMG! Can totally match your t-shirt!”

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This is really beautiful! I bet it would be nice to sit here and read a book while enjoying the cool breeze.

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The fountain attracted many little kids who happily splashed water with their hands!

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This huge rocking chair is way too cute! If only we could have this in our home! πŸ˜›

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Apparently, we couldn’t find anyone to help us take photos and decided to put our camera on self-timer mode.

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It started to drizzle right after this shot! Talk about perfect timing.. πŸ˜‰

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We went a little downslope and found ourselves at Telok Blangah Hill Park!

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A final self-shot before making our way to the next destination – The Porcelain Hotel at Chinatown! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Facade with painting
Photo credits: The Porcelain Hotel

Whoa. Look at this. Stunning isn’t it? I love most of the photos posted on the hotel’s website and facebook page, which led me to the decision in booking a night’s stay here! πŸ™‚

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Check in time is anything after 2pm. We arrived at 12plus and decided to try our luck! And yes, our room was ready! πŸ˜€

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Our Queen Executive room was located on the fifth floor which also happens to be the highest floor. The corridor was really dark and kinda creepy. :S

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The reviewers sure weren’t kidding when they commented that the rooms are insanely small. Can you believe that this is an Executive room? This was what greeted us when we opened the door. Like, so in-your-face. Not for the claustrophobic puh-leeze. I was really upset and misterchewy phoned the reception. It turns out that the pictures I saw on their facebook page are taken at the new wing, which is not available yet. Plus there’s no bath tub! *Cheat my feelings* Hubby Chewy checked that we could upgrade to either a room with jacuzzi or the theme suite at an additional $50++ or $80++ per night respectively.

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As I was still reeling from shock, Hubby Chewy said, “Ok la let’s go for the best. Theme Suite ok? I treat you to the upgrade.” πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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The first thing that we saw upon entering was not a bed, but a couch.

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Although it’s not written all over my face, I was really stunned to see a staircase in our room! Haha!

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Woots! That’s our bed! πŸ˜€

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Our Theme Suite is about 43 square meters. If I didn’t remember wrongly, the Queen Exec is about 13 to 14 square meters. Tremendous difference yo!

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There’s free WIFI! Hmm I think this would benefit tourists more.

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Theme Suite
Photo credits: The Porcelain Hotel

THIS. Yes this made my jaw drop and I actually squealed out loud in excitement. LOL.

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The bath tub is situated behind the bed, partitioned by the mirror and basins. So it’s like u can soak yourselves in the tub while enjoying the air-con yo! Machiam hot spring during winter! πŸ˜€

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Haha aiya misterchewy also excited lor. πŸ˜›

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Time to check out the fridge! Heh πŸ˜› Well, there’s nothing except for two bottles of water. Good thing they chilled it for us!

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Coffee, tea or me? Lol.

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These hotel bedroom slippers are a must for me!

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Another must-have in the hotel – hair dryer!

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Like I said earlier, I had our activities all planned out! Decided to go to My Waterway @ Punggol (also known as Punngol Waterway) because it was along the NEL. Seemed like it rained before we arrived!

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Haha seriously, we were laughing at this staircase. No idea where or what does it exactly lead to..

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“Ahhh! My bus come already!” LOL just for fun.

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LOL misterchewy told me to run towards him for this shot! Can you see how happy I am running towards my love? πŸ˜›

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This pose was not exactly a deliberate attempt on my part. I was feeling tired and wanted to sit down.. and hence this! πŸ˜‰ Hehehe misterchewy was teaching me some ‘leading lines’ photography composition and he took this photo to show me an example. Ok la I think got a bit πŸ˜›

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*Cues “Wa meng ti! Wa meng ti!” song* HAHAHA! I should photoshop some dark clouds and a storm but I don’t know how! πŸ˜›

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I think we are starting to look more and more alike. >;_<; LOL!

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It was our first time here and we were kinda surprised that there weren’t many people even though it was a weekend. Everyone’s busy shopping, perhaps? We saw a Malay couple having their wedding shots taken there and a couple of joggers. Plus a few lone rangers. That’s about it I think.

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I can’t believe I actually shouted, “Look! Got coconut tree!” Damn fail. But it does look like one, no? πŸ˜›

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This was where we deviated from the original plan! We had wanted to go to Chomp Chomp for early dinner like at around 4plus but the place opens only at 6pm! Hungry us found ourselves at Ramen Champion at Iluma πŸ˜€

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Went back to the hotel after dinner. We found another ‘secret’ entrance to the hotel! Nobody mans the counter over here. Haha! It’s me again, holding up the new room card this time πŸ˜›

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The weather was really quite humid and the first thing we did was to take a nice long shower! We used the hotel’s shampoo and bath gel. Bought the facial wash and hair conditioner at Bugis after dinner! Ok the thing that I like is that there is a wide enough ledge where I can place all our toiletries on!

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We had been eagerly looking forward to this! A week before, I pulled misterchewy along to choose the scents he like or didn’t like because he’s quite fussy. We went to Marks & Spencer but nothing appealed us. Found this Bodycology Vanilla Cupcake Shower Gel & Foaming Bath in a small shop and the moment we took a whiff, we knew this was the one! Very very candy-sweeeeet-smelling! Vanilla cupcake mah! πŸ˜› We poured the entire bottle under running water! The water was only slightly hotter than lukewarm. But we enjoyed it a great deal nonetheless! πŸ˜€

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Everyone should indulge in some bubble bath fun with your partner! πŸ˜› Our tub was able to fit two, even though misterchewy’s legs are quite long and he had to bend his knees a bit. Haha. We talked, laughed, splashed water at each other and sipped beer till our fingers turned into prunes! πŸ˜€

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Ok this photo should come last but nevermind. Just wanted to let everyone know that I really liked how the sunlight shone into our room through the roof! No need for alarm clock! Hahaha.

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Hope everyone enjoyed reading about The Chewys’ first staycation! Definitely not going to be our last! Soooo fun! Lalalalala~ We are looking forward to our next staycation! πŸ˜‰

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Porcelain Hotel Singapore
48 Mosque Street
Singapore 059526
Tel: 6645 3131

12 thoughts on “Porcelain Hotel Singapore Staycation Blog Review

  1. “and have always thought that it’s ridiculous to spend money staying in a hotel when you have your own comfortable bed to sleep in” … and now you’re hooked! lol. i see you take more pictures with compact now lol (so do i)

    • Hahaha yeah, that’s way before I have a taste of what it’s like! πŸ˜› Hmm yup i use compact mostly for those ‘hard-to-reach’ areas in order to capture the entire room!

  2. I was booking a trip to Singapore for my girlfriend and I (we are from Australia) and I found this site after I had already booked the hotel luckily they had put us in the new section I think because our queen executive room is much bigger then the one you guys got. Awesome blog by the way!

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