we went for our first staycation at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Hotel during the labour day long weekend.
because parking was too freaking expensive to be considered an option, we took a taxi there.
the check-in was not so smooth. although we arrived on time at 3pm, we were told that the room was not ready yet. the boys were restless and i had to sacrifice my phone for a few minutes of peace before they started to get hungry TuT
baby, on the other hand, was happy to be sitting on a couch in the lobby! 真容易满足！
we finally checked in at 4-plus.. and the room was FREAKING AWESOME~~~!!!
it comes with a king-sized bed with the bathroom on one side..
and the FREAKING RUNWAY ON THE OTHER SIDE!!!
that’s right! you can view the landings as they take place right outside the room!
when we arrived in the room, everyone crowded around the window to catch a plane landing. because i was busy with the baby and the twins were distracted by other things in the room (particularly the tray of complimentary fresh fruits), fat X was the only person standing on guard beside the window. everytime a plane approached the runway, he would announce excitedly and all of us would make an effort to rush over to watch the landing.
the novelty wore off after about 15 minutes because a plane would land like every freaking 5 minutes :’D
so after 15 minutes, even fat X moved away from the window to marvel at other parts of the room X’D
the wall separating the bathroom and bedroom is made of glass.. very romantic right?
someone taking a pee in the toilet :’D
guess who baby was smiling at?
ooooh, it was just papa playing with her from the other side of the glass!
after dumping our barang in the room and marveling at everything inside and outside the room, and almost polishing off all the fruits from the plate, we finally made our way out..
for some obligatory photos
baby tried really hard to stay awake. she refused to lie back on her chair and eventually nodded off!~
we had dinner at paradise inn. the food was great as usual, but service was slow due to a glitch in the ordering system and we waited almost an hour for the food. TuT
the least they could do was to inform us about the delay. what if we had a plane to catch?
luckily the boys were not too hungry and could still entertain themselves while waiting for food to arrive!
a new mode of transport at the airport.. papa-cart!
the next morning, we went down for our complimentary breakfast – complimentary for the whole family! how cool is that!
see? even the baby couldn’t believe her eyes!
the breakfast was great although i didn’t take any pictures because honestly, i’ve outgrown this “i need to take a thousand photos of the food before anybody is allowed to touch it” shit. my family is able to enjoy hot meals because i kicked this weird addiction and i am rather proud of myself 😀
so after breakfast, fat X brought mupig to the pool while i brought junpig and baby pig back to the room for some chillax.
being an awful mum, i totally forgot to take any pics of mupig and the awesome hotel pool TuT
instead, i took lots of pictures of the kids on the hotel couch. because, hello natural light!
it started with a selfie with baby..
then i tried to take a pic with all the kids.. and then it became more and more chaotic :’D
i wonder why it’s easier to take a pic with all 5 of us. somehow the twins didn’t go crazy when taking this pic :’D
after checking out, we brought the twins to try out the slide at Terminal 3. the tallest slide was closed so we tried the “not as tall but still pretty fun” sibling slide.
while the brothers were having fun, the baby grew so bored that she fell asleep TuT
because we didn’t want our short staycation to end so soon.. we had some ice cream with waffles before leaving :’D
actually no lah.. the reason we had ice cream was because we had just applied for the Changi Rewards card and wanted to enjoy some GST savings before leaving TuT
overall, it was a fun stay which the kids thoroughly enjoyed! our only regret was not applying for the Changi Rewards card on the first day. we could have saved up quite a bit of money with the 7% GST savings.
will be planning for another staycation at this hotel. hopefully i will manage to get some nice pictures of the pool :’D