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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Birthday celebration at Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore

His birthday was a few days earlier than mine, and I got him cupcakes. Isn't it cute? :)

And for my birthday this year, we were staying at Ritz Carlton. I was so lucky that my birthday celebration for these few years were quite happening, last year I was in London, and the year before was at Pan Pacific. :D

Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore
Once we entered through the entrance, a staff led us to the reception area. While the counter staff processed our check-in, she offered us a welcome drink which was either a glass of orange juice or ice lemon tea. While waiting, I noticed that the pens and writing pads are from Montblanc!

Once the check-in was done, she led the way to our room. It was at 20th floor with Kallang Bay view. She showed us around and explained the amenities in the room. The room was spacious, the bathroom was like another room itself. Eventhough it wasn't facing the Marina Bay, the view was still fairly nice. :)

Our room number 2003.

Posing with the view.

The view outside.

Complimentary fruits.

The bathroom.

The famous bath tub with view.

Another side of the bath tub view.

Got pillow too.

Inle Restaurant
And then we off to Marina Square for lunch. We were not sure what to eat, and ended up at Inle, a Myanmar Restaurant. We ordered two sets, each set came with rice and soup of the day. The main dishes we had were chicken curry and fried pomfret with tamarind sauce. The food was nice and reasonably priced. Worth to try it out.

Marina Square christmas decoration.

Chicken curry

Fried pomfret with tamarind sauce.

After lunch, we went back to the hotel to explore.

Christmas tree at the hotel entrance.

Lobby area

Poinsettia lining up the stairs.

The pool with waterfall.

The desserts at Greenhouse restaurant.

Look at the strawberry tree.

Chihuly Lounge was serving high tea buffet.

Pretty cakes

View from 20th floor window near the lift.

Afterwards, we stayed at our room until dinner time. The hotel is just a walking distance to Singapore Flyer, so we decided to go to Seafood Paradise for our dinner.

Seafood Paradise
We were seated indoor and the air con was so freezing. I guess it was because the lack of people to spread the heat. The Singapore Flyer was still suspended, that's why the restaurant was quite empty. But the good thing was the service was so attentive that you felt like you had a personal butler waiting at your table but it can be annoying though. Four different waiters asking us what to drink in less than one minute. :)

Drunken live tiger prawns in herbal soup.

The waiter separated the prawns from the soup. The soup was delicious!!

Fairly big size tiger prawns, the meat was firm and sweet.

1.3 kg butter crabs, the claws weren't as big as I would hope for but it was one of the meatiest crab I ever had.

We also ordered a plate of eefu noodles. It was nice and had a few sizable crab meats. We were very satisified with the quality of the food and went back happily. :)

Next thing to do after we return was to enjoy the bath with the night view. I think I was in the tub for an hour while sipping wine and dreaming how to get a house like this. :P

Exactly midnight, we had the birthday cake for supper.

Strawberry shortcake from Rive Gauche.

The next morning, I soaked in the bath tub again for the last time. :P

It was a wonderful experience, the best so far compared to the previous Hyatt and Pan Pacific stays.

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