Classy Conrad…


This entry is kinda overdue. I had wanted to post this earlier but the one I posted on Wednesday took an even more important precedence. Anyway here I am sharing with you my experience staying, albeit for half a day (or should I say just 3 hours to be more precise…), at a distinguished and prestigious 6-star hotel in Singapore, the Conrad Centennial Singapore last Saturday. My mum had won the grand prize of staying 3 days and 2 nights at the hotel’s grand suite, during our company’s Family Day last year. My parents and younger sister stayed there throughout since Friday. Aida and I joined in on Saturday morning. I had wanted to sample working out at the plush gym.

Aida and I were late since we had a long day planned ahead. So we did the next best thing and that was to catch a cab down to the hotel. We reached there about 9:20am. I was surprised to see the doorman who greeted us at the entrance was none other than ex-Singapore footballer, Nasiruddin Sawardi. I believe he’s no longer playing in the S-League and that’s his full-time job now. Which made me wonder, is it really worth it to make football a career in this part of the world??? Cos where do we go after we’ve hung up our boots??? Fortunate is the person who has a diploma or degree but most of them do not have one. I don’t mean to look down on the doorman job but if there’s a better job opportunity out there, or a chance to further your studies, go ahead and make it happen. I really hope that future footballers would use players like Lionel Lewis, Goh Tat Chuan, Lim Tong Hai, Erza Aripin amongst others as role models to succeed both academically and on the field. Even my uncle, the famous Dollah Kassim told me he cannot go by in life just by using his name and past popularity.

My parents and younger sister were waiting for us at the lobby when we arrived to hand over the room keys. They were on their way out for breakfast. As the hotel does not provide Halal food, they had to go out and get some. Luckily we have Suntec City and Marina Square just across the road. Everywhere we went and stepped into, we were greeted by friendly and amiable staff asking if we needed their assistance or just asking if they can make our stay an even more enjoyable experience. Now that’s what I call “Service With A Smile“!!!


The lift lobby at our floor…


Finally we reached our room…


This sight greeted us when we opened the door…


The living room looks so cosy… That’s Suntec City in the background…


Another view of the living room… Messy I know…


The bedroom… That’s my younger sister’s teddy bear…


A reverse shot of the bedroom…


When I undrew the curtains, I was met by this beautiful sight of the world’s largest fountain…


Just look at the huge toilet…


I had kinky imaginations when I looked at the cubicle and bath-tub…


That’s the small room where we did our “transactions“…

Before I went down to the gym, which is situated at the 4th level of the hotel, I sampled the toilet and left my mark there. One cannot work out with a full stomach. Aida did not join me at the gym. Instead, she took her leave and headed for the National Library nearby to do some research for her office work. The gym was about the size of 2 squash courts. Cosy, homely and one I wished could be transformed into a room at my house. It had everything!!! It even has a spa!!! The cardio zone where the threadmills, static bicycles, static rowing machines and cross-trainers were situated, were each armed with a LCD television and you have a choice to see your favourite cable television channels. The only snag was, there was no MTV. Nonetheless I had a great time working out and wished it could have been longer…

Once over, I headed off to the swimming pool, just outside the gym to cool off. It was heavenly, since I was heating up after a good sweat. I spent the next 20 minutes swimming from lap to lap for a total body workout. From there, I sat down on one of the deckchairs to get a little tan and at the same time to snap a few photographs…


That’s the poolside restaurant on the opposite side…

That’s the poolside lounge. Imagine Ibiza…

The gym is situated behind the gazebos…

As I looked up, I caught this majestic shot of the hotel. That’s the Pan Pacific Hotel on the glass reflections…

A last shot before I left. The Pan Pacific Hotel and the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Hotel are in the background…

My thoughts??? Well it truly is a 6-star hotel. From the architecture, interior design, facilities, decor, service and ambience, it is no wonder rated as such. We were treated like royalty so to speak and I wished I could have stayed longer to savour the other things in store at the hotel. But I was just thankful to have sampled the facilities even if it was just a few hours. If I were to die now, I’ll die contented cos not many of us would be willing to fork out a bomb just to stay there. We got it for free so we savoured every moment we had…



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10 replies

  1. wow!!the suite room looks superb man!!n nice sexy song u haff here..njoy d upcoming weekends ya!!

  2. tak tahu biler i dpt ‘sample’ the dat hotel…=)

  3. Wah tak sangka eh tat hotel is at singapore….maklum ah tak pernah stay kat singapore nya hotel….

  4. Sounds great….

    U shd try out Ritz-Carlton Millenia. The service they render is also good (of course I’ve yet to try the suite lah…). Sometimes Ritz has promotion for locals.

    Buttt….take my feedback with a pinch of salt ‘cos I tak pernah try Conrad so, tak boleh buat comparison.

  5. ape ‘transactions’ u buat ah?

  6. mcm bilik apartment instead of hotel. I dun like the tv in the living room.

    but the view facing the fountain is nice indeed.

    And I love to work out in hotel gyms…
    other than that, I hate to work out!! haha..

  7. waaahh..the Conrad! Another one of my favs! Azim and I stayed there before when we were in Singapore for awhile once and we couldn’t bear to leave the room..so for halal food, we ordered Pizza Hut laah..Canadian Pizza laah and we didn’t even visit the gym….malas punya kerja! Heh.

    But ours was just a regular room and that was already gorgeous! I’m sure the suite’s absolutely luxurious without being overbearing!!

    I hope you remembered to take home the complimentary Conrad teddy bear from the room. 🙂

    Take care, you!

  8. the only thing is that they don’t serve halal food. they should have a muslim kitchen 😦

  9. once again…lucky, lucky, lucky…

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