By Mario Ng
Donate your SingapoRediscover Vouchers (SRV) for a good cause today!
For some of us who are still contemplating what to do with our SRV vouchers, there is now a fantastic way to spend them. Klook has partnered with social enterprise ItsRainingRaincoats (IRR) to allow the public to sponsor migrant workers with tickets to the Singapore Flyer in a fuss-free way.
According to a Straits Times report (The Sunday Times, 17 January 2020; link here and below), IRR did a survey with some migrant workers and found out that visiting the Singapore Flyer is at the top of their wishlist. This is in part due to the expensive ticket price and was something that they are very unlikely to be able to afford.
Noting that there are over 300,000 migrant workers in Singapore, it is a tall order to fulfil this simple dream of theirs. As of 16 January 2020, only about 1,400 tickets have been pledged to this initiative.
By Mario Ng
When it comes to hotel room service, we generally have a couple of things to look out for in determining if that particular hotel’s room service is worth it. First, we do expect the prices to be quite high, as with most five-star (or otherwise similarly-ranked) hotels. Correspondingly, in terms of taste, the food should be similar to what one can find in good restaurants in the country. Based on the above, we rate The Fullerton Hotel Singapore’s room service!
As I was staying in a room with club lounge access, I did not really have the opportunity to order room service for a proper meal. The only chance I had came in the form of lunch the day I was checking out. Thankfully, the kitchen had opened by then to serve lunch, and I ordered the usual local delights to see if they tasted good!
By Mario Ng
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore is situated in a heritage building, which has been around since 1928. It used to house the General Post Office before and after the second world war, and was also used by the Japanese as their headquarters during the war. It was later used by the Singapore government to house different ministries, including the Ministry of Finance, before it was sold to be converted into a luxury hotel.
It has always been a goal of mine to stay in The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, with so much history within the walls of this building. As a luxury hotel, I was also keen to indulge and enjoy the five-star service afforded by the hotel.
When I was intending to book a stay at this lovely hotel, it was running a Suites Compliments promotion with its sister hotel, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore. This promotion allowed me to stay a second night for free. Alternatively, I could also choose to stay at an equivalent room at The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore. The 2 nights must be completed in one stay, and includes a limousine transfer to your home at the end of your stay. Naturally, I jumped at this offer, and decided to stay one night each in The Fullerton Hotel Singapore and The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore.