DResort @ Downtown East (With Special Feature: The Food Pan 3)

D'Resort @ Downtown East
1 Pasir Ris Close


Decently Comfortable Modern Chalet

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 7
Visited: Dec-2022
Ambience & Setting: 7
Food & Beverage: 6
Service: 7
Value for Money: 8
Budget about SGD $810 per stay.
- $700 Accommodation 3D2N
- $70 Ground Floor Unit Surcharge
- $40 Barbecue Pit Rental

Hotel Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, 1 Cafe (Rainforest Cafe & Grocer), Meeting & Function Rooms, Convenience Store, Vending Machines, Barbecue Pit Rental Service, Bicycle Rental Service (Bike Stop), Currency Exchange Service, Pasir Ris Park & Beach, Wild Wild Wet Water Theme Park, E!Hub @ Downtown East & E!Avenue @ Downtown East

Hotel Activities: Internet Surfing, Meetings, Relaxing, Shopping, Barbecue / BBQ, Cycling, Water Play Activities, Indoor Skating, Nature Walk, Karaoke, Rock Climbing


Located about 15 minutes drive away from the Changi international airport in Singapore, D'Resort @ Downtown East is a nature inspired, all-inclusive family resort chalet, with an integrated water theme park (the Wild Wild Wet Water Theme Park) and shopping mall (the E!Hub @ Downtown East & E!Avenue @ Downtown East). Being affordably priced and with such diverse activities and amenities nearby, D'Resort @ Downtown East is a popular staycation experience for Singaporeans. My memories of this chalet from years back was that it was rather shabby, but ever since their revamp, the place is more akin to a legit hotel now.

Ambience at D'Resort @ Downtown East is a mix of urban and nature. Surrounding the resort is the natural greenery and beaches of Pasir Ris Park & Beach, but within, the place is a distinctly urban setting. Personally, I felt some of the buildings look like a prison. However, the layout offers easy access with some privacy, and the overall place feels relaxing and tranquil. Great for catching up with family and friends.

Rooms at D'Resort @ Downtown East are spacious, clean, and decently stocked with amenities. I stayed at the Mangrove Walk, requesting for a room on the ground floor which opens to a nearby barbecue pit. The 2 queen size beds were clean and comfortable, and the blankets were soft and warm. The bathroom and shower were clean and easy to use, with basic amenities. The working desk and plentiful charging points were put to good use, and the in-room wifi was fast and stable. I also appreciate the medium sized refrigerator which can store a good number of items. The only drawback was the television, which features the bare minimum of Singaporean channels.

Food at D'Resort @ Downtown East is provided by the Rainforest Cafe & Grocer as well as the Convenience Store, offering a smattering of local Singaporean dishes and snacks. The bigger appeal for me was the Barbecue Pit Rental Service, where you can BBQ / barbecue / grill your own food. This was easy to set up and use, and the common outdoor sink and large trash bins nearby were thoughtfully placed.

Service at D'Resort @ Downtown East is friendly and efficient. Checking in and out was easy, hassle-free, and quick. Staff were helpful, demonstrating good knowledge in answering queries. Housekeeping is hardworking and efficient, and there's also cleaning of the barbecue pits. I particularly like the parking service which allows residents to park anywhere in Downtown East complex for a small daily fee (about SGD $13 per day), which I made full use of.

Facilities & Activities
The facilities and activities at D'Resort @ Downtown East are plentiful and family-friendly. Within the resort itself are several gardens, meeting and function rooms, and a bicycle rental service. Around the resort is the Pasir Ris Park & Beach, and the adjacent shopping malls of E!Hub @ Downtown East & E!Avenue @ Downtown East boast movie theaters, karaoke joints, indoor skating rink, rock-climbing facilities, wellness shops, and more. Residents also get discounted rates to the Wild Wild Wet Water Theme Park.


D'Resort @ Downtown East 01 - Facade Main Lobby

D'Resort @ Downtown East 02 - Facade Mangrove Walk Chalets

D'Resort @ Downtown East 03 - Bedroom

D'Resort @ Downtown East 04 - Refrigerator & Pantry

D'Resort @ Downtown East 05 - Working Desk

D'Resort @ Downtown East 06 - Television

D'Resort @ Downtown East 07 - Open Wardrobe

D'Resort @ Downtown East 08 - Shower With Temperature Control

D'Resort @ Downtown East 09 - Bathroom

D'Resort @ Downtown East 10 - Barbecue Pits

D'Resort @ Downtown East 11 - Function Rooms

D'Resort @ Downtown East 12 - Rainforest Cafe & Grocer

D'Resort @ Downtown East 13 - Convenience Store

D'Resort @ Downtown East 14 - Vending Machines

D'Resort @ Downtown East 15 - Bike Stop


The Food Pan 3
65 Jalan Ma'mor



Home-Based Business With Made-To-Order Pies & Festive Seasonal Goodies

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 8
Ambience & Setting: N.A.
Food & Beverage: 8
Service: 8
Value for Money: 9
Spent about SGD $26 per person.


As this particular staycation at D'Resort @ Downtown East was planned for a Christmas 2022 celebration, beyond just ordering raw food for the barbecue, we also ordered several ready-to-eat cooked food festive dishes from The Food Pan 3. A tongue-in-cheek name on "the food pantry", The Food Pan 3 is a home-based business offering made-to-order pies and other seasonal specialities.

Placing the order with The Food Pan 3 was easy and quick, with payment transferred electronically (though the eventual receipt is in hardcopy). I made arrangements to self-collect direct from their kitchen. Packing of the items was nicely done, and the food transports well, being warm and ready to eat upon arrival.

The Shepherd's Pie Beef (SGD $58 for 1kg) features a large tray, lined with juicy minced beef, tender diced carrots, and crisp celery, marinated in worcestershire sauce, spices, and a rich beef stock gravy. It's then covered with a layer of creamy smooth mashed potatoes, and oven baked till golden brown. Dig in and the enticing aroma greets you, while every mouthful is a burst of starchy sweet vegetal meaty salty savoury flavour. Comforting and delicious. Good!

Shepherd's Pie Beef (SGD $58 for 1kg)

Shepherd's Pie Beef

Shepherd's Pie Beef
Shepherd's Pie Beef

Shepherd's Pie Beef

The Apricot Glazed Shoulder Ham (SGD $65 for 1.5kg) features a large hefty pork shoulder, studded with cloves and glazed with an apricot preserve, then oven-baked till tender, juicy, and succulent. So satisfying to carve thick slices of the pork ham, and each bite has a beautiful meaty salty savoury fruity sweet spice flavour. A favourite of all during our barbecue. Highly recommended!

Apricot Glazed Shoulder Ham (SGD $65 for 1.5kg)

Apricot Glazed Shoulder Ham
Apricot Glazed Shoulder Ham

Apricot Glazed Shoulder Ham

A traditional holiday classic, the Beef Wellington (SGD $108) features a large hefty beef striploin, seasoned with salt and black pepper, dressed in a wild button mushroom pate, and wrapped in a puff pastry and baked. Cut in, and you get the crisp flaky puff pastry with its buttery bready sweet savoury flavour, then the soft mushroom pate with bold vegetal earthy salty savoury notes, then the tender moist beef striploin done to medium-rare with pleasant meaty savoury flavour. Served with a red wine au jus. Highly recommended!

Beef Wellington (SGD $108)

Beef Wellington
Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington

The Traditional Christmas Fruit Cake (SGD $28) is unlike other versions elsewhere, which I personally feel are terrible. This however, was pretty good. A rich, moist, soft sticky cake is studded with a mix of fruits and nuts, lending a chewy crumbly juicy crunchy texture. Includes orange zest, red cherries, redcurrants, blackcurrants, golden sultanas, black raisins, apricots, cranberries, and hazelnuts. Each bite has a lovely burst of fruity zesty tangy sour sweet nutty flavour, yum. Good!

Traditional Christmas Fruit Cake (SGD $28)

Traditional Christmas Fruit Cake
Traditional Christmas Fruit Cake

Traditional Christmas Fruit Cake