Village Hotel Changi: Corporate Retreat – MFP Pool Party

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I am not a very sunshine person because I can’t swim and I don’t enjoy swimming or playing in Singapore’s beaches because they are usually quite dirty :/

But whenever I am staying in any hotel for a staycation, I WILL VISIT THEIR POOL FOR SURE!! My Fat Pocket held her first pool party at Village Hotel Changi with the company of unicorns, Team My Fat Pocket and their bloggers. Even though I am already a resident blogger for the last 3 years, this is my first official team-bonding party with them! It is good in a way to know how the people in the office works, and put a face to their names.

Official Sponsors for the Party:
Hotel venue and food catering: Village Hotel Changi
Beachwear & Bikini: Roxy Singapore and Quiksilver Singapore
Sun Protection: Sunplay Singapore
Moisturizer: Hada Labo Singapore
Floats: @letsfloatsg

We were first given a tour of the hotel and GOSH, I never knew that it was so huge! They have Standard Rooms, Club Rooms, Meeting Rooms, Ballroom and more.





As compared to some of the hotels, Village Hotel Changi rooms are slightly more spacious and the fact that they are located at the far end of the east, it felt as though we were on an excursion trip out of Singapore. We felt even more relaxed than usual.

The design and the colours inside the room were also welcoming.





The Club Rooms were just revamped and all the room comes with a posturepedic bed. Some of them comes with a sea view too!

Other than the bed, I love the flooring of the revamped rooms because I think it is more hygienic.





Half of us in Group 2! Love the attendance that day!





Not to mention, their gym is also a lot bigger than expected!! I think if we ever do a staycation here, James will spend half of his day here!








There were quite a few meeting rooms of different sizes and agenda. One of it comes with a a mini kitchen too!





If you are planning of a wedding, they have a ballroom that seats 350 guests comfortably.





Other rooms like team bonding, leisure, and brain-storming room are also available for bookings. If your company ever need a retreat, consider Village Hotel Changi!





The hotel also prepared two rooms for us. We were split into two rooms for the yoga session.

There were also other activities like Kickboxing and Jog by the Boardwalk to choose from if you like. Just let the hotel know and they can arrange it for you. I must emphasize this again – this is such a good place for a corporate retreat!





They have two pools in the hotel. One at Level One and the infinity pool at the top level. The weather was crazily sunny and hot in the afternoon. Luckily, we were all well protected by SunPlay!





Again, another cheery shot of Group 2!





We were then greeted by unicorns, swans, ice-cream floats and all things colourful!!





Not forgetting, all of us were decked in Roxy for the girls and Quiksilver for the guys! Roxy has seriously so many cute outfits!! I was quite stuck with a few but decided to just go with the bikini top. We got ours from their outlet at Orchard Central. It is summer all year round for Singapore. So stock up whenever they have any new collection before the size runs out!





Alethea was super happy with her paddlepop tank too! All my swimwear are seriously boring and dull until Roxy came along….








Thank you Village Hotel Changi again for the widespread of buffet!! We were so hungry after the workout and pool party. The food were so yummy that some of the dishes were cleared within half an hour.











I swear everything was well prepared for us. The staffs were so thoughtful in the planning and all. If you need a corporate retreat or have something big in mind, I will strongly recommend what we had last week 🙂

Village Hotel Changi is located at 1 Netheravon Road Singapore 508502
Email: info.vhc@fareast.com.sg
Hotel: +65 6379 7111 / Reservations: +65 6881 8888


For more information, please visit: http://www.villagehotelchangi.com.sg

The Shilla Duty Free

James always complain about me overspending on clothes and cosmetics. Cosmetics are generally way more expensive than clothes.

Now, I know where to stock up for the cheapest and branders cosmetics and perfumes! The ultimate shopping experience with 182 Cosmetics and Perfume brands can be found in our Changi Airport!!! It has the largest collection of beauty brands among airport duty free shops in Asia Pacific.

The prices are up to 40% cheaper than what is retailing in the city from Marc Jacobs to SK-II to Revlon to Laneige to Chanel to Jo Malone to NARS and more. Some sets are travel-exclusive so you can only get it inside. Terminal 1 was also the first place to launch the world’s first new SK-II AurActivator Complete Correction Cream!

You will be able to find The Shilla Duty Free at all 3 terminals but the iconic one will be at Terminal 3, which is expected to be completed in June 2015. It will house a Dior Makeup Flagship store, a beauty cafe and an SK-II Pitera spaaaaaa!

Korean pop stars, TVXQ and Chinese actress & Model Angelababy were there during the ribbon cutting session as they are the stores’ official ambassadors.

Why them? You must be thinking. Singapore is also hit by the Korean wave so you can find a lot of K-beauty brands there as they are highly sought after. Be prepared to be welcomed and look forward to a range of over 34 K-beauty brands!

Everyone was screaming for the k-pop boy band and Angelababy. And that goes to show that The Shilla has got the right ambassadors! Haha.

Apart from the departure hall, if you are only visiting Changi Airpot and not for traveling, be sure to check out the famous Korean brand which is finally now in Singapore – Whoo. You can visit them at its new flagship store at Terminal 1 Departure Check-in Hall area.

I must comment that the products looked like they are made for royalty.

I was totally sold by the lipstick!!! I bet you would be too!

For your information, you can also find The Shilla Duty Free at Seoul (Flagship Retail Store), Incheon International Airport, Jeju Island, Gimpo International Airport, Daegu International Airport and Macau Airport.

Visit http://sg.shilladutyfree.com/en for more information 🙂

New weekend Changi Brunch Menu

Azur brings together the best of the East and West for a refreshed menu of the popular Weekend Changi Brunch featuring local and international cuisine.

The Weekend Changi Brunch also includes all time local favorites featuring Prawn Noodles from the Local Delights Noodle Bar with sweet and juicy prawns in a flavoursome broth, fluffy Ham Chim Peng with three delicious fillings – Sesame, Peanut or Loutus Paste and fragrant Roasted Chicken served with tangy homemade chilli sauce.

The prawn noodles has a little tinge of spiciness which I personally quite like it because I realized that most authentic prawn noodles has this little tinge too!

They are served in little portions in the white mug below so that you can keep your tummy for other food.

A burst of Asian and Western flavour

Asian dishes like Chicken Malai Kebab and Nasi Briyani from the Indian Cuisine Claypots, succulents Braised “Dong Po” Pork Belly and Kong Bak Pao, Wok Fried Golden Crabmeat Fried Frice and Steam Fish Fillet with Dried Shrimp Sambal and Caramelized onions.

Highlight highlight! So juicy!

This is not Har Gao, it’s scallop dumping :O

You can also make your own rojak! Yay. Lesser of pineapple and more of you tiao pleaseeee.

For a taste of west….. They have German Sausage with Juniper berry sauerkraut and Beef Jus from the Butcher’s Carving station, Maked Mussels with aioli Herbs, Oven Roasted Chicken with Green Pepper Jus and Pan Seared Australian Beef Steak with Black Pepper Cream Sauce.

My favourite was the egg section. You can choose sunny side up, scramble, omelette, or poached and pick any fillings of your choice.

I had 2 servings of Ham Scrambled. All Sims are egg lovers!! Carrie and David (Nadia’s husband), are Sim too and we are huge lovers of eggs. It’s proven! 😀

Mushroom Omelette.

And the seafood are quite fresh too! They had crayfish, prawns, crabs and etc as well. So seafood lovers, take note of this!

What’s best to end an indulgent meal?

Desserts!!!

They have Durian Profiteroles, Creme Brulee, Miniature Pastries, Dessert in Mini Shooter Glasses and Chocolate Walnut Brownies.

But I guess what caught my attention most was making my own Ice Kachange and pile on my favourite condiments, syrups and carnation milk.

Looking at this Mango Mousse Cake. *Slurps*

The Weekend Changi Brunch is available everyday Saturday and Sunday from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.

Adult: $45.00++

Children: $22.50++

For reservation, please call 6823 5354 or email azur@cpchangiairport.com

For more information, please visit www.crowneplazadining.com