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Easter Staycation Guide

By Zaki JufriEvents - 02 April 2012 7:00 PM | Updated 5:34 PM

Easter Staycation Guide

There are loads of egg-citing activities in store this weekend, so hop to it.

A long Easter weekend in Singapore is a perfect opportunity for a mini-vacation, but this year we decided to indulge in a staycation. Although it can mean different things for different people, for us here at inSing, a staycation meant being lazy at home, cycling around town, and mixing things up with a couple of day trips around the city. Singapore has everything you could ever want. So why vacate, when you can stay-cate!

Here are some ideas for the long weekend. Enjoy!

 

Stay

Get away without going away at these luxurious hotels. The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore has an execllent Easter deal for the family. For $388 per night, you can round up the kids and indulge in some family time at Marina Bay. An Easter Celebration (valid through 9 Apr) includes buffet breakfast for two adults and two children as well as an Easter Egg Hunt for chocolate bunnies and eggs.

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View from RWS' Beach Villas' infinity pool

You don’t have to fly all the way to Bali to enjoy the beach villa experience. Resorts World Sentosa’s newest Beach Villas is perfect for a weekend getaway. With a selection of villas with one, two or three-bedrooms, the Beach Villas comes with direct access to the outdoor free form swimming pool surrounded by greenery, views of the harbour from a private infinity-edge dip pool facing Keppel Bay and Labrador Park. All of the villas come with an outdoor pool pavilion, a pantry, as well as a private spa treatment room, kitchenette and wine cellars. Rates start from $1,200 per night.

 

See & Do


Explore Singapore's outdoors this Easter weekend.

After scoffing all those chocolate eggs, soak up the balmy breeze and breathe in the fresh air at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.  Visitors to this nature park now have the opportunity to learn about mangrove biodiversity through their mobile devices on its new ‘wireless trail’. All you have to do is snap a pic and information about animals and plants will be sent to your phones. One of the better ways to learn about mangrove biodiversity through videos, images, music, games and quizzes.

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For more lush outings , hop over to The White Rabbit (8 Apr) this Easter Sunday as the too-cool-for-school establishment will host  an afternoon of fun and frivolity (especially for the young ones) -- egg decorating, face painting and goodie bags. Gastronomes will love the Easter treats in The Dining Room with the egg and carving stations, four plated main courses and a dessert spread.

The Singapore Art Museum will be opening its doors for free all through 13 April. This weekend is the best chance for you to load up on art from exhibitions such as The Singapore Show: Future ProofSeeing the Kite Again and Not Against Interpretation.

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Nothing like some 'me' time at the spa.

 

Pamper

Give your wired and tired self some TLC with an indulgent spa-session at Spa Botanica (Sentosa, 2 Bukit Manis Rd., 6371-1318). It’s Easter Aromatherapy Delight (through 30 Apr, $248 per person) package promises to rejuvenate your body inside and out. Start with a 60-minute de stress aromatherapy scrub, for by another hour of de-stressing massage. End off on a high with complimentary use of the Spa Gardens (including float pools with cascading waterfalls, mud pool and meditative labyrinths).

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More me-time can be had at Lush Spa. Take advantage of its April promos such as the Muscle Melt Therapy ($188, 2hrs) which comprise of a warm salt foot bath, a hot stone massage and a hand, palm and wrist massage; as well as the  Super Glow Therapy ($205, 2hrs) with its super hydrating facial, neck firming treatment, and hand and scalp massage.

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