Christmas Specials [MacDonald/Toys R Us/Klapsons Boutique Hotel/Shaw Premiere Cinema]

Hello Everyone, here is the much anticipated entry about what we did for Christmas and the places we visited.

24th December Christmas Eve:

Well, Baby and I both met up around 1000hours and we headed to Suntec City for breakfast! So our first breakfast for the day was the hearty MacDonald's Breakfast Meal. And so after which, we went up to the Toys R Us Store to shop for Serene's Baby Shower Gift [the reason why we specially went to Suntec City]. We got the 2-in-1 Baby Walker which cost about $49.95 and then went back down to buy Royce Chocolate for Ruby's Christmas present.

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So having gotten all the presents, we headed to Klapsons Boutique Hotel where we stayed for a night. We initially thought of Studio M but having seen some really positive reviews about Klapsons, we decided to give it a try. By the way, Klapsons was Baby's suggestion and we were glad we chose Klapsons over Studio M. You will see why in the following photographs:

This is the Lobby Area and the designs are really contemporary, modern, and chic

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And this is their Front Desk Counter which is shaped like a globe and yes, its real water that you see below the structure

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And for us, we gotten the Executive Room. This is a picture of the washroom

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The room itself and yes it comes with a JBL iPod Docking Station

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The shower room which comes with Molten Brown shower amenities

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And yes, you can actually have a look at the streets while showering. I'm not sure if the people could see inside from the outside but I am sure we can see outside from the inside..

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The sky shower is really fascinating because you can change the colour of the lighting while you shower and listen to the radio at the same time.

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Some other bathroom amenities

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Oh, and I love their slippers. Its well-cushioned and feels so fluffy and warm.

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Mini Bar is complimentary! Comes with a can of coke, sprite, a bottle of tiger beer, fruit juice, and a packet of potato chips.

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And yes, the room comes with an expresso machine as well!

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Our room came with an external balcony but unfortunately, we didn't get to use it as it was raining.

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The room comes with a flat screen TV, complimentary local calls, and even has a stationery set! Oh, and yes, there's complimentary internet wifi connection as well!

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Alright, this is quite impressive and a stunner. This card holder holds our room keys and even has a personalised welcome message upon our arrival.

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As you can see, Klapsons is a rather nice boutique hotel with lots of amenities and the service rendered is similar to that offered at Fullerton Hotel Singapore [I'm comparing with Fullerton because I used to work there]. By the way, Klapsons have 17 rooms and they are all designed differently from one another, like the New Majestic Hotel in Chinatown. The target customer of Klapsons is mainly corporate guests so room rates are actually cheaper during the weekends than during the weekdays. And yes, I cannot emphasize this enough, the service is very personalised and is similar to that of 5 stars hotels. In fact, many of the amenities that are available at Klapsons are only available in suites of 5 stars hotels which cost a few thousands for a night's stay. So, do check out what Klapsons have to offer and do book early as they are always fully booked!

So, I planned the rest of the programme for the night of Christmas Eve, and for our dinner, we dined at Pizza Hut at Serangoon NeX Shopping Mall. Thanks to my brother, Alvin, whom sponsored us complimentary vouchers to dine there.

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Yes, we had all of the above at Pizza Hut for free. Thanks to my really sweet brother!

And following which, as the surprise that I had planned for Baby could only take place at 2140 hours and it was only 1930hours after we had our dinner, I had to delay some time and we literally combed through the whole of NeX Shopping Mall. Thankfully, this took up quite a lot of time.

We went to the Pet Lover's Centre to look at Pets!

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And we saw this Chinchilla which is really cute.

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When it was about time, I revealed my surprise for Baby and yes, I treated her to the Mission Impossible Movie at the Shaw Premiere Cinema, which is equivalent to GV's Gold Class Cinema.

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The seats are extremely cool! Its fully automatic and even has a button where you can press and call for a service staff to attend to you.

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Baby filling up the lucky draw coupons. Really pray hard that we will be able to win the grand prize of a Macbook Air! =P

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Yes, you saw it right, we had a mini countdown party in the cinema theatre and were each served a glass of complimentary champagne.

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While I must say that the service provided by the Premiere team were outstanding, I can't say the same for the ticketing team. In fact, we were utterly disappointed with them and have emailed our feedback regarding this issue. Hopefully, we will be able to hear from them soon.

So after our movie, we headed to Ang Mo Kio Police Station to give Alvin a Christmas surprise! Baby and I were standing outside the Police Station wondering how best to surprise Alvin but in the end, because we looked really suspicious, our surprise gave way but nonetheless, we were glad to have cheered Alvin up, especially when he is on duty on Christmas eve just to protect our city. Hence, that's what we did for Christmas Eve and there will probably be two more entries along the way so stay tuned~!