Headlines Hairdressing: Mucota Dyna Treatment Perm Review

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I did something to my hair recently! Readers who have been following my blog would know that I have had long straight hair for years. Truth be told, I’m getting quite sick of my hair already. After our wedding photoshoot in late 2012, the hubs asked me a few times to perm my hair because he liked the “big waves” look on me. LOL. However, I was afraid that I would end up with small tight curls and look like lao auntie so I procrastinated for quite long. A couple of weeks ago, I decided to take a leap of faith because I wanted to look different (in a better way) as I turn a year older this week! Made an appointment with Charles of Headlines Hairdressing who previously did the Mucota Dyna Argan Oil Treatment for me. Look at my hair! Still amazingly smooth and silky! :) Charles helped to trim my hair first before working his magic!

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This time, Charles recommended me the Mucota Dyna Perm Treatment. After getting my hair washed, Charles applied the Dyna treatment cream on my hair. If you have not read my previous post, Mucota is one of the top prestigious hair care products in Japan. Dyna is one of their many products which is the latest anti-frizz treatment technology and is 100% NO FORMALDEHYDE. It is suitable for all types of hair, and contains Argan oil which is the key ingredient in giving hair volume, making it smooth and silky. In other words, I was getting a nice hair treatment while my hair was been permed at the same time! Oh ya, my black roots were also touched up. How sweet! 😀

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Twirling my hair before putting the curlers up!

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Charles explained that as my face shape is round (SOB SOB), he only gave me curls that are below my chin level to avoid making my face look even rounder than it already is.

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Another type of chemical was dripped over my hair to help the curls stay in shape.

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This was how my hair looked like after the hair wash. The first thing I told misterchewy was, “Oh no! How come look like maggi mee?!” HAHAHA.

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But heng ah! After blow drying my hair, it turned out wonderful! Loving my big bouncy curls! Price ranges from $280 to $350 depending on hair length. Quote “Charlene Missuschewy” and get at least 10% off all services and treatment! Thank you Charles and the Headlines Hairdressing team! To see how well my new hair is holding up, stay tuned to my posts on Facebook www.facebook.com/missuschewy and on Instagram @missuschewy as I might be posting some photos during our Bangkok trip! :)

Headlines Hairdressing
18 Cross Street
#01-15
China Square Central
Telephone: +65 6221 6866

Opening Hours:
Mon to Fri
10.30am – 8.30pm
Sat
10.30am – 7pm
Sun & PH
10.30am – 5pm

Beauty Products Used to Achieve My Wedding Dinner Makeup Look

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Hola ladies! We attended our cousin’s wedding at W Singapore late April and I managed to download the instant prints taken by the photographer. Today I’m gonna share a short post which is something a little different from my usual posts, and it’s about my wedding dinner makeup routine! Yayyyyy. Of course I’m no makeup guru but since I put in extra effort to doll myself up for a big occasion, it doesn’t hurt to share photos and the products I used right? 😛

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Normally, my mum and I would head off to a salon that we have been visiting near our place for the lady boss to do our makeup and hair. The cost is actually quite reasonable. However, this time I decided to take matters into my own hands. Hahaha sounds so serious. But yeah, I have been reading up about various products and trying them out.

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Like I said, I’m not a professional so I have yet to master making my non-existent nose bridge appear out of nowhere but I’m trying very hard. LOL. But I did learn a bit about contouring and stuff. Not easy!

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Hahaha pardon the sleepy look. I lost count of the number of glasses of red wine I had that night. *Hic*

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These were the products I used. In all honesty, I only use foundation, blusher, and eyeliner on normal days. Haha!

Face:
NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation in Fiji
LA Girl Pro Concealors in Classic Ivory, Warm Sand and Cool Tan
Heroine Make Mineral Smooth Cover Powder in Light Biege
The Body Shop Nomadic Goddess Baked-to-Last Powder Bronzer in Warm Glow
The Body Shop All-in-One Cheek Color in Ginger
Ben Nye Luxury Visage Powder in Banana
The Body Shop Sparkler in Boudoir Pink

Eyes:
Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette
Heroine Make Eyeliner in Black

Eyebrows:
Lioele Artist Auto Eyebrow Pencil in Light Brown
Maybelline Fashion Brow Coloring Mascara in Dark Brown

Lips:
The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain in Raspberry

Thanks for reading! Stay connected with us on Facebook www.facebook.com/missuschewy and on Instagram @missuschewy and @misterchewy :)

Trick Eye Museum Singapore Plus Giveaway!

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Wassup everyone! I had a super duper fun filled long weekend at Trick Eye Museum Singapore at Resorts World Sentosa! The name “Trick Eye” comes from the shortened form of the term Trick of the eye and refers to an art technique that turns two-dimensional paintings into three-dimensional images. It is through the use of optical illusions that three-dimensional paintings on the surfaces of the museum walls, floors and ceilings come alive. The museum offers various themed galleries where visitors are more than welcome to be part of the creative experience and are encouraged to explore with their eyes, hands and cameras too.

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There are many artworks at the museum which are perfect interaction between parent and children, which makes Trick Eye Museum the latest family-friendly attraction in Singapore. Apart from family outings, it is also a great place for double dates too! So glad that we asked PR and J along, and we had double the fun! :) Hope you enjoy the photos that we took and please take part in our giveaway contest!

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Together with Dumex and Dryers, Trick Eye Museum Singapore is running a “Happiest Baby Contest” now till 9th November 2014! Take the most creative and happiest photo of your baby (6 months – 4 years old) at any artwork in the museum. Submit your photo entry to trickeyemuseumsg@gmail.com before 9th November 2014, 23:59. All photo entries will be available for public voting and top 5 entries with the most number of ‘Likes’ and ‘Shares’ win one of the 5 sets of fabulous prizes!

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One lucky reader will walk away with THREE tickets to Trick Eye Museum Singapore!

1) ‘Like’ Trick Eye Museum Singapore’s Facebook Page www.facebook.com/TrickEyeSingapore

2) ‘Like’ Missuschewy’s Facebook Page www.facebook.com/missuschewy

3) Share this blog post on your Facebook wall and answer “Which is the latest family friendly attraction in Singapore?” in the comments box. Set your post to Public and paste the link HERE

Contest closes on 13 October, Monday. A winner will be randomly picked. Good luck!

Trick Eye Museum Singapore
Waterfront @ Resorts World Sentosa
26 Sentosa Gateway
Singapore 098138
Tel : +65 6795-2370 / 2371

Opening Hours:
Daily
10am – 9pm

Alive Museum Singapore Review

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Guess who’s back! 😀 The hubs touched down on Monday at around 2am while my FIL and I waited for about an hour at the airport because of the flight delay. But it’s ok! Was super looking forward to misterchewy’s return after 18 days of his absence. Despite not having enough rest, we headed to Alive Museum at Suntec City before noon because my ticket was valid only till that day. I was supposed to join my colleagues after our teambuilding session at LaserOPS which happened like a month ago but I had to rush back home. Almost forgot about my ticket until I was clearing my wallet. This is one of my favorite photos taken at the Alive Museum! I would advise ladies to wear shorts or jeans because there would be plenty of sitting, squatting and lying down for crazy and wacky shots! 😛

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There were a couple of exhibits right outside Alive Museum that you can pose with even without an entrance ticket. We had an appointment in the afternoon so we kinda rushed through a little. It was just snap and go without wasting too much time. Anyway, do you know that there is free WiFi access in the museum? You can upload your phtos on the go!

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Alive Museum is Singapore’s brand new fun and entertainment destination which is suitable for people of all ages. Sprawling over 10,000 square feet, more than 80 artwork exhibits are brought ALIVE with 3D painting, shading and drawing techniques that create visual illusions. Not only will visitors be able to experience magical ideas in reality by touching and watching objects, they will also be part of the masterpiece!

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All hail the King! I could only identify Bruce Lee and Spiderman. Heh..

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Didn’t know how to pose so ended up like this. LOL.

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Steve Jobs’ secret to success?

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Act yi ge Wolverine! As you can see, there were a number of people in our photo. Kinda irritating lor.

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GASP! My hubs and Spiderman?!

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Oh please please please let me strike TOTO!

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There are a number of exhibits that are uniquely Singapore such as this!

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So sad! misterchewy said I got exactly the same pose as the zombie behind me. Lol.

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YO wassup! Check out my breakdancing skills!

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Hehe ok that’s all! Adult tickets cost $25 and there’s a 20% discount for online booking at the moment. I find that it is kinda pricey given that Alive Museum isn’t really such a big scale exhibition. However, if you are around Suntec City area and have a couple of hours to kill, do pop by and have a good time!

Stay connected with us on www.facebook.com/missuschewy and on Instagram @missuschewy and @misterchewy :)

Alive Museum
Suntec City Mall
#03-372 (Between Towers 3 and 4)

Opening Hours:
Daily
10am – 10pm (Last admission at 9pm)

The Body Shop School Project 2013: Give Joy to Everybody

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Hello chewys! It’s 72 more days to Christmas! And now the question is: Have you been good this year? Haha. Well, it’s not too late to redeem yourself now! Will tell you how you can do so in just a bit 😉 Anyway, Christmas came early for the Singapore beauty bloggers last Thursday, thanks to The Body Shop! We were invited to The Body Shop School Project event which was held at Skyve Wine Bistro. I took a cab from my workplace because it was pouring but the wet weather didn’t dampen my spirits :)

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Glad to have the company of Michelle that evening! Busy taking photos while waiting for the other bloggers to arrive :)

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Very cool vanity table!

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Special Edition 4-Step Smokey Eye Palettes in Brown and Plum.

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Soon, it was time for our Social Studies class, conducted by Headmistress Linda Black. The Body Shop has been supporting education for over 20 years. ‘Giving Joy To Every Body’ is a campaign to bring the gift of education to the rural communities that produce Community Fair Trade loofahs, cocoa butter and other ingredients. This Christmas, The Body Shop Foundation will contribute S$ 400,000 from gift sales to build 5 schools for kids in Ghana, Honduras, Nepal and Northern and Southern India where regular kids and those with special needs have little access to education or have to walk as far as 5km to get to school. With education, their futures will be brighter when they are able to earn a regular income, which will also help to raise their self-esteem, build confidence, and increase their standard of living!

How can you help? Simple! By buying a gift from The Body Shop for those we love, we will also be buying the precious gift of education for those who could really use it!

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During Home Economics class, our school prefect introduced us to The Body Shop’s Christmas seasonal special editions namely, Cranberry Joy, Vanilla Bliss and Ginger Sparkle.

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The much-loved, delectable Cranberry Joy collection is back for the holidays, so get ready to sweeten your senses and treat your body to a taste of sweet indulgence. This luscious line-up of bath, body and home fragrance treats containing cranberry extract and a raft of skin-beneficial Community Fair Trade ingredients has a mouth-watering fruity fragrance.

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Pamper yourself and have a sensorial, top-to-toe experience with wonderfully indulgent Vanilla Bliss. Enriched with vanilla extract and a host of richly decadent Community Fair Trade ingredients, the lavish collection has a delicious gourmand fragrance. Time for some delicious me-time!

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Tis’ the season to indulge yourself and thrill your body with The Body Shop’s special edition Ginger Sparkle. Spice it up and be sweet to your body with the most festive, ginger-infused special edition collection ever. With lavish, textures and a warm, spicy fragrance, these indulgent goodies are a feast for the senses.

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Makeup artist Peter Khor was invited to perform a step-by-step makeup demonstration on one of the beauty bloggers.

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Peter Khor taught us how to achieve the smokey festive look by using The Body Shop’s 2013 Winter Trend Special Edition Collection.

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Recess time! Even Gingy the gingerbread man looks ecstatic! 😀

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Some finger food and nibbles.

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Christmas goodies for the guests who turned up for the event!

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During recess break, we queued up for our recyclable bags which could be customized. Really cool!

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Time for some yearbook photos with the other bloggers – Jacelyn, Nadia, Jermaine and Michelle! :)

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By uploading our photos onto Instagram and including the hashtag #tbsgivejoysg we could collect our instant prints within minutes!

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I found Gingerbread woman! So cute! Nom nom nom.. Oops! 😛

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Remember to give joy this Christmas and shop away at The Body Shop!
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Ritz Carlton Singapore Staycation Blog Review

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Happy 2nd wedding anniversary to us and happy birthday to misterchewy! Yes 9th September is another date on the calender that holds tremendous significance for the both of us :) We decided to celebrate one week in advance because I can’t get away from work this week. Today’s post will be a combination of a staycation review of The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore and how we celebrated this mega special occasion, The Chewys’ style! 😉

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We checked in last Sunday, 1st September, at around 3pm after having a quick lunch at Marina Square. The check-in time is one hour later than most hotel’s standard check-in at 2pm. Time is money and money is time. When we stepped into The Ritz-Carlton, we were promptly whisked to the check-in counter and then asked if we wanted coffee, tea or juices.

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Before giving you a virtual tour of our hotel suite, here are some parts of The Ritz-Carlton that we explored. This is Chihuly Lounge, which is named after famed American Dale Chihuly. How does high tea sound?

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Greenhouse offers an attractive Sunday vintage champagne brunch from 12pm – 3.30pm, featuring an unlimited flow of Moët & Chandon, wines and selected cocktails accompanied by freshly shucked oysters, seafood, roasts, 50 French farmhouse cheeses and freshly baked soufflés.

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Swimming pool with plenty of sun tanning chairs.

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The gymnasium is located on the same floor as the swimming pool and is extremely well equipped.

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It is also the largest and most impressive hotel gym that I have come across so far.

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Ok here comes the exciting part! I made reservations in mid July and prior to that, I chanced upon a Happy Birthday package on The Ritz-Carlton’s website (which I think is no longer available) and decided to take it up since we could upgrade to a Premier Suite upon availability at check-in. I’m not sure if this is common but we were elated that we were lucky enough to score a suite room on the 7th floor! 😀

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The Ritz-Carlton houses one of the largest guest rooms and accommodations of any hotel in Singapore, averaging 550 to 650 square feet, and The Ritz-Carlton Suite boasts a lofty 2347 square feet. Our luxurious suite spans approximately 646 square feet and features an unobstructed picturesque scene of Marina Bay.

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The separate bedroom also has an element of timeless elegance, which seem to be consistent with The Ritz-Carlton’s definition of the essence of luxury, evident from its contemporary furnishings and state-of-the-art technology.

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Doors separating the bathroom and living room from the bedroom can be closed for enhanced privacy.

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The Ritz-Carlton is the first hotel in the world to be furnished with flushed wall-mounted 46-inch Hospitality LED TVs. There was one in our bedroom and another one in the living room.

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Even the bathroom is so spacious that guests can enjoy his-and-her sink vanities. Mirrors are anti-fog, so you can no longer use your finger to write “I love you” after coming out from a hot steamy shower. LOL. There is also a separate shower stall with rain shower feature. Wrap yourselves in His and Hers micro-fiber Ploh bathrobes after your shower!

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This is what I call the SEXIEST HOTEL BATHROOM in Singapore with the bathtub just beside The Ritz-Carlton’s signature octagonal window. Sorry this photo was taken in the afternoon when the sun was shining in, but I swear it looks sooo much better and also more romantic at night! The husband assured me that people staying at Mandarin Oriental and Pan Pacific won’t be able to see us because the windows are tinted on the outside. Anyway if you are scared, you can always lower the blinds. Ours was stuck and did not work. Oh wells.

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Asprey bath amenities

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Hair dryer in a bag. I used it after my shower and it gave me ridiculously soft and straight hair.

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Separate cubicle. Told you the bathroom is damn spacious!

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Walk-in closet. Are you thinking about playing hide-and-seek already?

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Back to the living room! There is an iPod docking station at the writing desk but what impressed me was the Bose audio system. Tuned in to 98.7fm and the sound quality was quite good!

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Mini bar stocks a range of beers, wine, water and juices.

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There were 6 lit-up drawers within the credenza cabinet in the living room and pulling each one of them out was like unveiling a mini surprise.

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Our Happy Birthday package was inclusive of a small bottle of champagne.

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Welcome amenity consisted of cupcakes, strawberries and a very adorable Ritz-Carlton lion soft toy! Since our staycation cost us the husband more than $600, misterchewy and I decided to maximize the length of time spent in our suite and agreed on in-room dining. We were also entitled to $30 hotel credit which could be utilized for dining, shopping or spa at The Ritz Carlton, and used it for our in-room dining. Unfortunately, we poured through the menu for 15 minutes and carbonara was the only dish that we wanted to order.

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Glad that Marina Bay Sands was nearby and it was a good chance for misterchewy to try the truffle fries from Au Chocolat because I kept raving about it after a casual brunch session with my bridesmaids earlier this year. So, out went the mister while the missus lazed in the hotel room waiting for her husband to tabao food back from Au Chocolat 😛

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Truffle fries from Au Chocolat are da bomb! Really the best of all the truffle fries that I have eaten. The husband agrees with me! Still tasted damn good even when they were cold (I ate some leftovers the next morning).

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Spicy Chicken Wings (Au Chocolat) had a tang of spiciness but was quite salty.

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Duck Confit (Au Chocolat) was quite dry and hard, probably because we left it there for quite some time. Busy taking photos 😛

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The Ritz-Carlton’s Carbonara dish was quite well-executed, thick and creamy but I think the egg could be done better.

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Earlier in the day, I googled and found out that the sun would be setting at around 7pm, so we planned everything well and made sure that our food was served before that. That way, we could watch the skies change gradually as we were enjoying our food.

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We find that in-room hotel dining is an ideal way to spend a intimate and romantic night with your loved ones. You have all the privacy in the world, can be yourself and relax without having to worry about being judged by others. The bonus is having lovely music playing in the background and a spectacular night view of the city. It was just the two of us and we dimmed the lights for a more romantic feel. :)

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Feather beds and Sealy mattresses are used in all rooms, Club rooms and Suites. The bed was comfy but quite high. Think I have short legs because I had to tiptoe and hurl myself onto the bed. LOL.

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This was the beautiful night view of MBS that we fell asleep to :)

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And of course, we soaked ourselves in the sexy hotel bathtub after dinner and played with bubbles 😛 It was very therapeutic!

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Hope you enjoyed our staycation review on The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore! Stay connected with us on Facebook www.facebook.com/missuschewy and on Instagram @missuschewy and @misterchewy :)

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The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
7 Raffles Avenue
Singapore 039799
Tel: +(65) 6337-8888

Holiday Inn Express Singapore Orchard Road Staycation Blog Review

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In July this year, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) opened the first ever Holiday Inn Express in Singapore, located in the heart of the country’s vibrant shopping district and entertainment hub, Orchard Road.
Holiday Inn Express Singapore Orchard Road is the first of two Holiday Inn Express hotels planned for Singapore during the brand’s rapid expansion across South East Asia. With so many hotels concentrated in Orchard, it is needless to say that travellers will inevitably be spoilt for choice.

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I was invited to discover the Holiday Inn experience for myself and since misterchewy was working that day, I checked into the hotel on my own that morning. I wasn’t the least bit worried about not being able to locate the place since I had been told that Holiday Inn Express Singapore Orchard Road is situated in between The Heeren and Paragon. Talk about prime location!

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Upon stepping into the hotel, I was warmly greeted with a smile at the 24-hour reception. Check-in procedure was straightforward, swift and hassle-free.

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Our room was on the 15th floor, highest being the 16th. There are 221 queen-bedded and twin-bedded rooms with complimentary in-room wifi. In fact, the hotel offers free and fast Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel, so guests can stay connected all day, every day. In this day and age, not many of us can survive without Internet connectivity!

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Holiday Inn Express’ STAY SMART concept revolves around making sure that every valued guest can expect a fuss-free and refreshing stay with guaranteed comfort and convenience at a reasonable price.

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A panorama photo of our queen-bedded room taken with my iPhone 5.

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All rooms feature high quality bedding with pillow top mattress and duck down duvet.

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Interestingly, guests have a choice of soft pillows..

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..or firm pillows. We preferred the firm ones!

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To my delight, there is also a comfy couch for people like me who abhors lying on the bed before taking a shower. To me, the bed is sacred. I’m not joking. Haha.

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There are also 40 inch LCD televisions, ergonomic desk chairs and efficient work stations in every room.

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Tea and coffee making facilities

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I was quite surprised to find an un-stocked mini bar but honestly, with so many supermarkets and convenience stores around the vicinity, I would rather choose my own selection of drinks and snacks.

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In-room safe

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En-suite bathroom

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Holiday Inn takes pride in its green initiatives and Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium recently received the Singapore Green Hotel Award 2013.

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Pleased to find liquid handwash instead of bar soap!

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Silly me, I was busy taking photos of the bathroom amenities and then realized in a state of shock that I had not seen the shower area. I was almost ready to believe that there could be another shared bathroom within the hotel.. until I saw the handle of the door! Phew!

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Guests can recharge after a long day exploring Orchard Road by utilizing the refreshing power showers in the bathrooms with three-head massage showerhead.

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There was a tour around the hotel and the first thing I noticed was “SMART is having your own set of wheels”. So there you have it, Holiday Inn Express provides trolleys for guests to conveniently wheel their luggages into their rooms.

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Complimentary internet stations and self-service business centre

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Complimentary Express Start breakfast is made available at the Great Room.

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There is also a Grab & Go option for guests who do not have the luxury of sitting down to enjoy their breakfast. More on this later.

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On the 4th floor of the hotel, a compact meeting facility for 12 persons can be booked, subject to availability.

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The self-service laundry and and ironing facilities are also located on the 4th floor.

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After the tour, I bought McNuggets’ meal at Cineleisure, which was about a 10-minute walk away, and enjoyed a quiet lunch in the comfort of the hotel room.

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Watched a couple of movies while resting on the couch before meeting misterchewy, misstamchiak and her fiancé for dinner. There will be a separate post for this!

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Featuring our OOTD! Hehehe.

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Breakfast ends at around 10am each day and we made sure that we got there by 9.30am.

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Scrambled eggs

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Chicken sausages

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Fried beehoon

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Prawn dumplings

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Besides the usual coffee and tea, you can also have hot chocolate. Kids will definitely love this.

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This is the Grab & Go breakfast option which consists of a cup of hot beverage, muffin and fruit. Busy guests don’t have an excuse for skipping breakfast. Very thoughtful of the hotel!

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Packed our stuff and spent a relaxing moment in the room before checking out at 12pm.

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The new Holiday Inn Express Singapore Orchard Road is the smart choice for savvy travellers who are looking for the best location combined with the best value. The Smart Stay experience offers value-conscious guests everything they need and nothing they don’t. We personally felt that everything that was provided during our stay was adequate and we were very satisfied!

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Holiday Inn Express Singapore Orchard Road
20 Bideford Road
Singapore 229921
Tel: +65 6690 3199