Last month, I wrote about the unique opportunity to go onboard the ANA R2-D2 Jet for an afternoon of Star Wars extravaganza. If you weren't one of the lucky winners, fret now because all Changi Airport visitors can now (13 November 2015 to 05 January 2016) embark on an intergalactic adventure in the Departure Hall of Terminal 3 (T3) where a life-sized X-wing™ fighter has landed. Dress up in Star Wars costume and go onboard the cockpit of the X-wing™ for the ultimate photo opportunity. Photo memorabilia will be made available for visitors to bring home for free.
Complete the Star Wars experience with the weekly character special appearances at T3 from 14 November 2015 to 02 January 2016 every Saturday at 4PM. You can also participate in a range of activities to walk away with exclusive Star Wars merchandise while you are there! Fans can also pop by the 'Language Centre' to learn how to converse in 10 commonly-spoken languages in Star Wars while looking at model displays of the Millennium Falcon™ and Star Destroyer™.
The action does not just stop at T3 because over at Terminal 2 (T2), you will find a signature Starfight of the First Order - the TIE fighter™ which is guarded by five Stormtroopers™ in the latest incarnation of their armour. If you are traveling through T2, be sure to drop by gate E26 (if you have some time) where more life-sized figurines of the First Order Stormtroopers™ and the astromech droid R2-D2™ will be stationed to welcome passengers.
In addition to Star Wars: The Force Awakens luggage tags, tote bags and stickers, fans will be delighted to know they can collect a full set of eight limited-edition Star Wars plush toys exclusively available at Changi Airport. Featuring popular Star Wars characters Yoda™, Chewbacca™, Darth Vader™, Boba Fett™, Stormtrooper™, BB-8™, C-3PO and R2-D2, each of these plush toys can be purchased for S$6 when released, with a minimum spending at Changi Airport. iShopChangi.com shoppers and Changi Rewards members will also be entitled to exclusive redemption privileges.
Robertson Quay in Singapore is getting pretty exciting - the InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay is already taking reservations from 01 September 2017 (just in time for the F1 Night Race!). It seems like the property has already started to offer a special Ambassador 4,000 Bonus Points package (S$14++ above Best Flexible Rate) for stays from 01 September 2017 - these are great if you have to purchase a flexible rate but want to achieve your IHG Rewards Club elite status faster (they count towards elite-qualifying points).
The luxurious Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore has finally unveiled the brand new Tower Wing today on 16 May 2017 where guests will be able to experience a refreshed lobby, brand new rooms and suites, three new restaurant concepts as well as a revitalised Horizon Club lounge. Located in the heart of Orchard Road, the property is known for being an urban resort which is steeped in luxury and the finest quality.
The Conrad Centennial Singapore is probably Singapore's most impressive Hilton property. Consistent to the global brand standards for Conrad hotels, the rooms here in this property are spacious and whilst the facilities and furnishings are carefully maintained, the dated design is definitely in need of a refresh to reposition the property to be in line with newer Conrad hotels around the world. The Centennial Suites here at the Conrad Centennial Singapore are beautiful with plenty of living space - with that said, the layout of the suite has always been baffling to me. As I was 'window shopping' for hotel rooms this evening, I noticed that an announcement has been placed to notify future guests that the hotel will be undergoing progressive rejuvenation works from June 2017 and this is expected to complete by the end of January 2018.
Opened in March 2017, the Oakwood Studios Singapore is just a stone's throw away from the famous Orchard Road and it houses a range of studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments that come with fully equipped kitchens that appeal to modern travelers. From now until 31 July 2017, enjoy up to 25% off the best available rate when you stay at the Oakwood Studios Singapore (minimum stay of seven-night applies).
Is Hilton's Best Price Guarantee truly being honoured and are they trying to buy time (in hopes that the lower rate(s) on third-party sites would disappear) by reviewing a site that was not previously submitted? How have your experiences with this BPG been?
Oscar's at the Conrad Centennial Singapore will be refreshing its Supercharged Sunday Brunch with new additions to make it an experience to remember. From June 2017, diners will be able to enjoy unlimited servings from the outdoor charcoal BBQ where hot-off-the-grill items like lobsters and prime cuts of beef are served with a variety of homemade sauces. Indulge in free-flowing Champagne, delicious concoctions from the craft gin and tonic bar, premium red and white wines as well Hitachino Nest beers with the new Sunday Brunch experience here at the Conrad Centennial Singapore!
Singapore Airlines (SIA) will be organising the SIA Charity Run 2017 which will be held on 08 October 2017 (Sunday) at The Float @ Marina Bay to raise funds for the Community Chest. The Charity Run will comprise of a 10km Competitive Run, 5km Fun Run as well as Corporate Challenge with teams of seven runners completing 10km each (a total of 70km altogether!). Winners of the competitive runs will be able to win attractive prizes like a free Business Class ticket to any destination operated by Singapore Airlines (1st Prize), SilkAir (2nd Prize) and Scoot (3rd Prize).
Excitement is building up for the third Sofitel-branded property in Singapore - the Sofitel Singapore City Centre which will be located in Tanjong Pagar is now taking room reservations from September 2017 (the hotel is supposed to open in July 2017). The Sofitel Singapore City Centre has also appointed French-born Jean-Charles Dubois as its Executive Chef.
Following the successful opening of The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck in Terminal 3 of Changi Airport, Emirates Leisure Retail is bringing in two more largely popular dining concepts (Pret A Manger and Hudsons Coffee) to international travellers at one of the world's best airport.
AccorHotels has just unveiled yet another new property in Bangkok - the Mercure Bangkok Makkasan is located within Bangkok's city centre and it offers direct access to the Bangkok Airport Link Makkasan station as well as the Petchburi MRT Station.