The Kins’ Specialty Coffee

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The Kins’ Specialty Coffee
2 Jalan Mat Jambol #01-08

https://www.facebook.com/thekinscafe/


High Tea
High Tea

Tour East Singapore

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Tour East Singapore
1 Magazine Road
#07-05 Central Mall

392 Havelock Road
Level 3, Grand Copthorne Waterfront


https://www.toureast.net/destinations/tour-east-singapore

This was an invited sponsored media review. I did not pay for anything during the free hosted tour.


Domes Of Light
Domes Of Light

Grissini

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Grissini
392 Havelock Road
Level 1 Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel


https://www.millenniumhotels.com/en/singapore/grand-copthorne-waterfront/grissini/


Josper Grilled Octopus (SGD $42)

Grand Copthorne Waterfront

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Grand Copthorne Waterfront
392 Havelock Road

https://www.millenniumhotels.com/en/singapore/grand-copthorne-waterfront/

This was an invited sponsored media review. I did not pay for anything during the free hosted stay-cation.


Refined Business Hotel For The Discerning Business Traveller

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 7
Visited: Aug-2019
Ambience & Setting: 7
Food & Beverage: 7
Service: 7
Value for Money: 7
Budget about SGD $1010 per person.
- $1010 Accomodation 3D2N
- $0 Room Service


Hotel Facilities: Business Centre, Free Wi-Fi, 2 Restaurants (Food Capital, Grissini), Gymnasium, Swimming Pool, Tennis Court, 2 Lounges (Self-Serviced Apartment Lounge, Executive Club Lounge), 1 Bar (Tempo), Cable TV, Shuttle Service, Laundry Service, Self-Service Laundromat, Convention Centre, Meeting Rooms, Complimentary Phone During Stay, Tour Arrangements Service, On-Site Parking, Currency Exchange Service


Hotel Activities: Work Out, Internet Surfing, Swimming, Tours, Tennis, Meetings, Conferences, Organised Activities


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Introduction
Located about 30 minutes drive away from the Changi international airport in Singapore, the Grand Copthorne Waterfront hotel is a classic, 5-star business hotel. Best described as 'aging gracefully', the dated but classic look of the Grand Copthorne Waterfront hotel still manages to evoke a sophisticated and elegant air. While primarily catering to business travelers, and meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) events, the place is also suitable for families, as they offer a range of activities.



Ambience
Ambience at Grand Copthorne Waterfront is classic but dated, yet still retains an elegant sophistication. Marble surfaces and a high ceiling lend the lobby a premium, luxurious feel. The hotel is clean, without the usual wear-and-tear or odours in other places that are dated, a plus point for them. The whole hotel, along with the accompanying convention centre, is huge. The executive lounge on the 29th floor offers a fantastic view of the Singapore River and surrounding Robertson Quay area, and is decently comfortable.



Room
Rooms at Grand Copthorne Waterfront are clean, spacious, and comfortable. I stayed at the Club Deluxe room, which offered a city view, and was equipped with both a shower and bathtub. There's even a comfortable lounging sofa for relaxing. The in-room wifi connectivity is fast and stable, although I felt the sturdy working desk was a little small. I also wish power points were more accessible. They have decent in-room amenities, which are restocked daily.



Food
Food at Grand Copthorne Waterfront is mostly provided by the all-day buffet dining restaurant, Food Capital. Here, they offer a small range of American, British, Chinese, Indian, and Singaporean cuisine. Dishes are generally well executed and decently tasty, and multiple visits show they can consistently achieve this standard. Grand Copthorne Waterfront hotel also boasts one of the best Italian restaurants around; Grissini. Here, you get authentic Italian cuisine which is both delicious and reasonably affordable.



Service
Service at Grand Copthorne Waterfront is good most of the time. Staff accord you personalised attention, but this also means increased waiting times to be served. They're polite and professional, and display generally sound knowledge of the hotel, its facilities, and the surrounding area. There are a couple of hiccups, for example, my card was charged incorrectly by a juinor staff, who insisted that he was correct. I had to track down a senior staff to assist, who promptly and quickly resolved the situation, which I'm thankful for.



Facilities & Activities
The facilities and activities at Grand Copthorne Waterfront have more variety than elsewhere. As a start, fitness enthusiasts can look forward to a well-equipped gym, which boasts more than the usual range of workout equipment for a hotel. There's even a nice-sized swimming pool, and 2 tennis courts outdoors. They're also known for their large convention centre which offers over 22 rooms that can accomodate groups of 8 - 1000 people. The Tour East (on the 3rd floor) office conducts organised tours around Singapore. Special in-house activities are held the first weekend of each month, such as baking or arts & crafts.



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Grand Copthorne Waterfront 01 - Exterior Facade

Grand Copthorne Waterfront 02 - Bedroom

Grand Copthorne Waterfront 03 - Bathroom

Grand Copthorne Waterfront 04 - Living Room

Grand Copthorne Waterfront 05 - Working Desk

Grand Copthorne Waterfront 06 - Gymnasium

Grand Copthorne Waterfront 07 - Fitness Area

Grand Copthorne Waterfront 08 - Tennis Court

Grand Copthorne Waterfront 09 - Swimming Pool

Grand Copthorne Waterfront 10 - Self-Serviced Apartment Lounge

Grand Copthorne Waterfront 11 - Executive Club Lounge

Grand Copthorne Waterfront 12 - Self-Service Laundromat

Grand Copthorne Waterfront 13 - Meeting Room

Grand Copthorne Waterfront 14 - Food Capital

Grand Copthorne Waterfront 15 - Buffet Area


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Hari Raya Haji 2019

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Hari Raya Haji 2019

Hari Raya Haji 2019

National Day 2019

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National Day 2019

National Day 2019

NUDE Seafood

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NUDE Seafood
12 Marina Boulevard
#01-02 Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3


http://www.nudeseafood.com/


NUDE Meal Flat Lay
NUDE Meal Flat Lay

Baker & Cook

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Baker & Cook
77 Hillcrest Road

64 Namly Place

2 Magazine Road
Level 1, Holiday Inn Express

44 Jalan Merah Saga
#01-56 Chip Bee Gardens

41 Sunset Way
#01-23 Clementi Arcade

1 Swan Lake Avenue

80 Middle Road
Level 1, InterContinental Singapore

87 Serangoon Garden Way

21 Eng Kong Terrace


https://www.bakerandcook.biz/


Ice Finger Fairy Bun (SGD $3.50)

Rich & Good Cake Shop

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Rich & Good Cake Shop
24 Kandahar Street

78 Airport Boulevard
#01-232 Jewel Changi Airport


https://www.facebook.com/richandgoodcakeshop/


Swiss Roll Coffee (SGD $9)

Chocolate Origin

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Chocolate Origin
4 Changi Village Road #01-2084

313 Orchard Road
#B3-10A 313@Somerset

1 Jurong West Central
#02-K3 Jurong Point

230 Victoria Street
#B1-01 Bugis Junction

1 Pasir Ris Central Street 3
#01-41 White Sands

930 Yishun Avenue 2
#B2-143 Northpoint City

1 Raffles Place
#B1-38 One Raffles Place

1 Stadium Place
#01-31 Kallang Wave

78 Airport Boulevard
#01-230 Jewel Changi Airport


http://chocolate-origin.com/


Dark Cake (SGD $8.80)

Paradise Group (LeNu Chef Wai’s Noodle Bar)

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Paradise Group (LeNu Chef Wai’s Noodle Bar)
1 Harbourfront Walk
#02-91 VivoCity

200 Victoria Street
#B1-22 Bugis Junction

33 Sengkang West Avenue
#03-10 The Seletar Mall

26 Sentosa Gateway
#B1-201 Resorts World Sentosa

930 Yishun Avenue 2
#B1-101 Northpoint City

50 Jurong Gateway Road
#B1-11 Jem

1 Sengkang Square
#03-05 Compass One

311 New Upper Changi Road
#B2-10 Bedok Mall

78 Airport Boulevard
#04-244 Jewel Changi Airport

109 North Bridge Road
#B1-23 Funan


https://www.paradisegp.com/brand-lenu-chef-wais-noodle-bar/


Spicy Fragrant Pork Chop With Preserved Vegetables La Mian Noodles (SGD $11.80)

Un-Yang-Kor-Dai (UYKD) Tasting Session

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Un-Yang-Kor-Dai (UYKD) Tasting Session
57 South Bridge Road #01-02

Opening Hours:
Tue - Sun: 11:30am - 3pm (Lunch), 6pm - 10pm (Dinner),
Closed Mon



https://www.facebook.com/uykdsg/

This was an invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session.
Attended with representatives from Chubby Botak Koala, msginginly, and Purple Taste.



Meal Flat Lay

Singapore Tea Festival 2019 By Teapasar

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Singapore Tea Festival 2019 By Teapasar

https://www.teapasar.com/stf2019/


This was an invited media review. I did not pay for anything during this free hosted event.
Attended with representatives from WhiteLabel PR, Her Pen And Fork, msginginly, Shermaine Khoo, Larry Lakizy Koh, X Clarie Acacia Teo, and Ms Hannah Chia.



Hey There Hot Tea
Hey There Hot Tea

Don Lechon

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Don Lechon
511 Guillemard Road
#01-52 Grandlink Square


https://www.facebook.com/DonLechonSingapore/


Chopped Lechon With Gravy
Chopped Lechon With Gravy (SGD $20 per 500g, $38 per 1kg)

O'Learys Sports Bar

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O'Learys Sports Bar
80 Airport Boulevard
#03-52 Changi Airport Terminal 1


https://olearys.sg/


Boston Celtic BBQ Cheese Burger (SGD $32)

Tiger Sugar

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Tiger Sugar
13 Stamford Road
#B2-32 Capitol Piazza

133 New Bridge Road
#B1-42 Chinatown Point

290 Orchard Road
#B1-39 Paragon Shopping Centre

41 Jurong West Central 1
#03-40 Jurong Point

930 Yishun Avenue 2
#01-153 Northpoint City


https://www.facebook.com/tigersugarSGofficial/


Brown Sugar Boba Milk With Cream Mousse (SGD $5.30)

WAN Bar + Kitchen Tasting Session

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WAN Bar + Kitchen Tasting Session
3 Temasek Boulevard
#01-434 Suntec City


Opening Hours:
Mon, Tue, Thu: 5pm - 1am,
Wed, Fri: 5pm - 3am,
Sat: 6pm - 4am,
Closed Sun



https://www.wan-night.com/

This was an invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session, but I did pay the standard price during subsequent visits.
Attended with representatives from Cindi 1601, and Shitty Vince AdiBee.



Cheesy Lobster Carrot Cake (SGD $18)

Halcyon & Crane

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Halcyon & Crane
290 Orchard Road
#03-09 The Paragon


https://www.facebook.com/halcyoncrane/


Smoked Tuna Tataki Salad (SGD $21)

Launch Of M Wines & M Brew 2019

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Launch Of M Wines & M Brew 2019

https://www.millenniumhotels.com/


This was an invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session.
Attended with representatives from QinLovesMacaronsss, Geeky Elephant, Darren Bloggie, and Chubby Botak Koala.



Canapes
Canapes

Teppan Kappou Kenji Tasting Session

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Teppan Kappou Kenji Tasting Session
99 Tanjong Pagar Road #01-01

Opening Hours:
Daily: 11:30am - 2pm, 6pm - 10:30pm



https://teppankappoukenji.sg/

This was an invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session.
Attended with representatives from Food In Sing, Shermaine Khoo, and The Ranting Panda.



Hassun

Grissini Tasting Session 2019

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Grissini Tasting Session 2019
392 Havelock Road
Level 1 Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel


Opening Hours:
Mon - Sat: 12pm - 2:30pm (Lunch), 6:30pm - 11pm (Dinner)
Sunday: 12:30pm - 3:30pm (Brunch), 6:30pm - 11pm (Dinner)



https://www.millenniumhotels.com/en/singapore/grand-copthorne-waterfront/grissini/

This was an invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session.
Attended with representatives from Purple Taste, and Hazel Diary.



Black Ink Tonnarelli (SGD $38)

Marrybrown

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Marrybrown
43 Siloso Beach Walk
#01-03 iFly Singapore
Sentosa

1 Engku Aman Turn
#01-02 Wisma Geylang Serai


https://www.marrybrown.com/


Churros Ondeh-Ondeh (SGD $4.50)

Royz Et Vous

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Royz Et Vous
137 Telok Ayer Street #01-01

750 Chai Chee Road
#01-16 Viva Business Park


https://royzetvous.com.sg/


Herb-Crusted Salmon (SGD $25.90)

Paper Rice Vietnamese Kitchen

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Paper Rice Vietnamese Kitchen
5 Changi Business Park Central 1
#B1-26 Changi City Point


https://paperrice.com.sg/


Cá Chiên Sốt Mè Cay / Deep-Fried Sea Bass Fish (SGD $21.90)

Ramen Hitoyoshi / Hitoyoshi Ramen & Grill Tasting Session

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Ramen Hitoyoshi / Hitoyoshi Ramen & Grill Tasting Session
1 Maritime Square
#01-99 Harbourfront Centre

33 Sengkang West Avenue
#02-K6 The Seletar Mall

180 Kitchener Road
#03-21 City Square Mall

40 Pasir Panjang Road
#02-38 Mapletree Business City


https://www.facebook.com/RamenHitoyoshiSG/


This was a partial invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session, but I did pay the standard price during prior and subsequent visits.
Attended with representatives from Food In Sing, Emily.EatingThyme, MsJaniceEats, Fonda Tjang, Esther Teo, Yong Kai, Kevin The Hiak, Sq Top, and SG Cafe Hopping.



Original Tonkotsu Ramen With All Toppings & Side Dishes, Extra Aburi Chashu (SGD $17.90)

Harry's

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Harry's
28 Boat Quay

238 Thomson Road
#01-59 Velocity @ Novena Square

18 Tai Seng Street
#01-K4 18 Tai Seng

22 Lorong Mambong

1 Netheravon Road
#01-04 Village Hotel Changi

26 Beach Road
#01-18 South Beach

1 Maritime Square
#01-64 HarbourFront Centre

40 Pasir Panjang Road
#02-43 Mapletree Business City

60 Robertson Quay
#01-05 The Quayside

545 Orchard Road
#01-01 Far East Shopping Centre

9 Tampines Grande #01-09

11 Dempsey Road #01-17A

8 Raffles Avenue
#01-05 Esplanade


http://harrys.com.sg/


Beer-Battered Fish & Chips (SGD $25)

Hari Raya Puasa 2019

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Hari Raya Puasa 2019

Hari Raya Puasa 2019

Akira Back

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Akira Back
30 Beach Road
Level B1M, JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach


https://www.akiraback.com/


Sushi Moriawase (SGD $58 Set Lunch)

River Safari

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River Safari
80 Mandai Lake Road

https://www.wrs.com.sg/en/river-safari.html


Manatee
Manatee

The Quarters Tasting Session 2019

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The Quarters Tasting Session 2019
16 Enggor Street
#01-09 Icon Village


Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8am - 10pm
Sat: 10am - 10pm
Sun: 10am - 6pm



https://www.thequarters.sg/


This was an invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session, but I did pay the standard price during subsequent visits.
Attended with representatives from The New Paper, Chubby Botak Koala, msginginly, Purple Taste, Little Tiny Sun, Her Pen And Fork, and Epicurious Caniggia.



Fwah (SGD $18 ala-carte / SGD $60++ per pax set meal)

Rookery Tasting Session

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Rookery Tasting Session
16 Raffles Quay
#01-02A Hong Leong Building

168 Robinson Road
#01-08 Capital Tower


Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8am - 11pm,
Sat (Hong Leong Building Only): 11am - 9pm,
Closed Sun



https://rookery.sg/

This was an invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session.
Attended with representatives from Chubby Botak Koala, msginginly, Purple Taste, Little Tiny Sun, Her Pen And Fork, Ken Poon, Esther Teo, Yong Kai, Kevin The Hiak, and Epicurious Caniggia.



Smashed Avocado Toast (SGD $15)

BlackOut Singapore

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BlackOut Singapore
810 Geylang Road
#02-102 City Plaza

Online Website Store

Pop-Up Stall At Various Locations


Opening Hours:
Daily: 12pm - 9pm



https://www.blackoutsg.com/


I am an actual customer of this brand, and personally paid for the products listed here. Some photos in this post were not shot by me; these are credited to BlackOut Singapore.


Cross Black x Light Green x Yellow
Cross Black x Light Green x Yellow (SGD $29)

Beef Bro

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Beef Bro
2 Tampines Central 5
#B1-38 Century Square

24 Raffles Place
#B1-19 Clifford Centre

Pop-Up Stall At Various Locations


https://www.beefbrosg.com/


Blow Torch Grilling
Blow Torch Grilling

Perghh

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Perghh
430 Upper Changi Road
#01-53 East Village


Pop-Up Stall At Various Locations


https://www.facebook.com/Perghh-SG-1875953632629224/


Signature Corn Dog & Nachos Combo (SGD $10.50)

Zaffron Kitchen

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Zaffron Kitchen
135 East Coast Road

3 Gateway Drive
#01-20 Westgate


https://zaffronkitchen.com/


Gajar Ka Halwa (SGD $9)