The Fullerton Hotel is one of Singapore's well-distinguished hotel building due to its location, rich history, heritage, and classic Palladian architecture. Whenever we visit the Merlion Park to tour around visitors (mostly family and friends from the Philippines or based in other countries like Australia and Alaska), we make sure that we take a photo memoir with the hotel as our background. If I am asked to describe the hotel in one word, it is MAJESTIC.
I searched frantically online but all hotels in the area were already fully booked during the Golden Jubilee weekend. "Never mind, let's just let the crowd disperse after the parade and we'll slowly make our way home", I tried to convince the hubby. The reason why he wanted me to book a staycation on the SG50 weekend is because he was afraid we will get stuck after the parade and G will suffer.
Good thing I followed The Fullerton Hotel's Instagram account sometime ago and when the admin posted about their SG50 Staycation promotion, I left a comment to say I wanted to book but it was already fully booked. Shortly after, I received an email that there's a courtyard room available so I booked it instantaneously.
A fellow mommy blogger commented I was so fortunate to be able to book a room on "hot dates" (9-10 August). She lamented that her friends have been trying to book too but failed. I can relate on everyone's eagerness to book their SG50 promotion. If there's a hotel perfect for celebrating Singapore's 50th Birthday, it's none other than The Fullerton Hotel.
We left home at around 10am because the kids were too excited. It took us a while to get a taxi and reached the hotel around 11am but there's already a long queue in the check in counter. When we reached the tail end of the queue, we were told by the smartly-dressed and fully made up lady receptionist that the hotel was fully booked hence we could only check in at 2pm.
Shortly after, another receptionist came and whispered something to the lady attending to us. "Great news Ma'am, there's a courtyard room available now. You can proceed to check in", she said with a wide smile on her face. Needless to say we were overjoyed. We were already planning to leave our luggage and take the kids for a swim while waiting for our room keys, but hooray for early check ins!
We hope that you are enjoying your stay at The Fullerton Hotel and thank you for celebrating Singapore's momentous 50th National Day with us this evening.
To commemorate this very special occasion, we would like to present you our signature Fullerton Plush Bear as a gift from our hotel. It is holding a pair of SG50 flags representing our wishes for an even brighter future for Singapore.
Wishing you a most memorable evening.
The Fullerton bear is indeed holding on to a pair of SG50 flags but G already took the other one before I took the photo.
Way back in 2009, it was just me, the hubby and K. Among the four of us, G is the only one who was born and bred in Singapore. All our dreams turned into reality because Singapore welcomed us as permanent residents with wide open arms in 2008. We have nothing but gratitude and respect to this country we are privileged to call home.
Nevertheless, we all had a grand time celebrating the historical event. The atmosphere is electrifying. Everyone is in high spirits. Everyone cheered non-stop all throughout the show which is by far the most spectacular NDP show we witnessed to date.
The Fullerton Hotel SG50 Light Show at One Fullerton rooftop but almost everyone has already left when we arrived, including the waiters that served complimentary drinks.
Till our next staycation! Read all our staycation posts here.
About The Fullerton Hotel Singapore:
Transformed from a magnificent 1928 neo-classical landmark that was once home to the General Post Office, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore with its inspiring legacy and monumental Palladian architecture emanates a timeless grandeur while offering contemporary luxury and Asian hospitality to business and leisure travelers. Each of the 400 rooms and suites has been exquisitely designed by world-renowned architects Hirsch Bedner & Associates and furnished to provide guests the ultimate in opulence.
Address: 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178
Contact: +65 6733 8388
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