Singapore Blog Awards 2012 invites 15 international bloggers, from Hong Kong, Malaysia and Philippines to attend the awards ceremony.
Chosen bloggers received a 3D2N hotel accommodation sponsorship in one of the seven participating hotels under Far East Hospitality Hotel & Residences: Oasia Hotel Singapore, The Quincy Hotel, Orchard Parade Hotel, The Elizabeth Hotel, Landmark Village Hotel, Changi Village Hotel and Albert Court Village Hotel.
On top of that, 7 Singaporean omy.sg bloggers were chosen to host them on the 20th and 21st of July, and I was one of them!
I was enthusiastically anticipating their arrival, before our paths crossed for the firsts time at the welcome party held at Landmark Hotel.
Landmark Village Hotel is strategically located in the Arab Street and Kampong Glam enclave –a rich cultural district in close proximity to commercially vibrant areas such as Bugis Village and Little India.
The hotel is easily accessible by public transport; the train station (Bugis) is a mere 5 to 10 minutes walk away.
When I first alighted from the car in front of the hotel, I wasn’t quite enticed by its gloomy façade. The reception area looked like an information counter in an old shopping mall –not very inviting.
The interior of the rooms, however, is a completely different experience.
We checked out the Premier Room and the Executive Club Suite.
Behind its doors, the chic, newly refurbished, clean and spacious interior blew us away. This 32sqm room leaves you with plenty of foot room to dance around.
The hotel’s key selling point is its spacious rooms, which start from 32sqm for its entry level Superior Room to 64sqm for its Executive Club Suite.
I love the bathroom! The earthy yet chic bathroom décor exudes modern sophistication.
Executive Club Suite
For a longer stay, I would recommend the Executive Club Suite, as it comes with a well-furnished kitchen.
This 64sqm room offers practical comfort with necessary amenities.
The kitchen is equipped with a microwave oven, kitchen sink and induction stove, along with utensils, chopping boards, pots and pans.
After cooking up a storm, proceed to the dining area – that seats four comfortably – to enjoy your meal.
The toilet is huge. The sink/mirror area is separated from the bathroom/toilet area, so roommates can have access to the sink/mirror area while someone is still having a bath or poo.
Guests can utilise the swimming pool and hotel gym during their stay.
There are conference rooms for business needs, and banquet rooms for wedding and events.
I would recommend the hotel for its prime location and spacious rooms.
Check-in time: 2pm
Check-out time: 12 noon
At the welcome dinner party, bloggers from various countries engaged in a host of activities.
The 7 participating hotels have their own distinctive characteristics. At the party, seven boxes were filled with props that define each hotel, for us bloggers to camwhore with.
My model for the day: Rebecca Saw, a blogger from Malaysia. She is so spontaneous and fun, and seems to have an innate talent in posing for the camera!
She’s uber versatile, getting into the different characters. ;)
There’s a henna tattoo station as well as portrait drawing.
When I was in art school, I used to think portrait drawing was tough, but now, I think being the ‘model’ is even tougher. Initially I couldn’t stop fidgeting and couldn’t keep a straight face, but awhile later I sorta grew accustomed to it –just stare into a blank space and start daydreaming.
Look out for my next post, where we toured the Changi Village Hotel and Albert Court Village Hotel, followed by lunch at Oasia Hotel, before finally heading to the Singapore Flyer for the Singapore Blog Awards ceremony.
LANDMARK VILLAGE HOTEL
390 Victoria Street