Family staycation in Singapore: 3 cool places that are not hotels

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August 18, 2016

  • 1 / 5 Civil Service Club @ Changi: room

    You do not have to head to the nearby Indonesian islands of Bintan or Bali to enjoy a seaside resort experience. The Civil Service Club @ Changi will give those places a run for their money.

    The club, which overlooks Changi Creek, re-opened with a refreshed image in 2014 following an extensive two-year refurbishment.

    The suites and villas are spacious, with floor-to-ceiling windows, large beds (pictured) and woodgrain design tiles.

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  • 2 / 5 Civil Service Club @ Changi: infinity pool

    The club’s manager Peter Chew, 37, says they are almost 100 per cent occupied on weekends and about 60 per cent occupied on weekdays.

    The chalet also offers a range of facilities which includes an infinity pool (pictured), a 20-lane bowling centre and a bike gym.

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  • 3 / 5 Civil Service Club @ Changi: water play area

    If guests want to venture beyond the club, they can eat their way through the many famous eateries at the nearby Changi Village. Pulau Ubin is also a short bumboat ride away.

    Where: 2 Netheravon Road
    Price: During off-peak season, members pay $148 for a superior single bedroom suite and up to $466 for a premier, two-storey villa with three bedrooms and a seaview.
    Find out more: www.cscchangi.sg

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  • 4 / 5 D’Kranji Farm Resort: not your typical “farm”

    D’Kranji Farm Resort is not a typical farm stay with basic rooms, where the focus is on an authentic, kampung-like experience.

    Instead, each of its 35 villas comes with comfortable beds and plump pillows. Some of the rooms also offer outdoor jacuzzis, saunas and open showers with greenery shielding guests from the public eye.

    The resort has private car porches for each villa, which make guests feel like they are driving into their own landed property.

    While there are no chickens pecking about the premises, the resort has maintained a rustic vibe.

    Some of the attractions include ponds for prawning and a museum that showcases swiftlets, the species that produces the delicacy bird’s nest.

    The resort also offers bicycles for rental, massage and spa services and farm tours and has several food and beverage outlets: a cafe, a seafood restaurant and a beer garden.

    This weekend, the resort is holding a farmers’ and artisan market, where visitors can buy produce from neighbouring farms. The market is held on the last weekend of each month until September.

    Where: 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2
    Price: From $120++ to $170++ for a night’s stay in a standard villa to $450++ to $690++ for a family suite during peak season.
    Find out more: www.dkranji.com.sg

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  • 5 / 5 Punggol Ranch Resort

    Punggol Ranch Resort wants to create a Wild, Wild West in Singapore – complete with horses and wagon-style chalets.

    The resort’s 29 rooms feature chairs with wagon wheel motifs and brass horse heads which adorn towel racks.

    Most of the rooms come with a double bed and a single bed.

    Daily housekeeping and toiletries are provided, although breakfast is not.

    The ranch is home to 40 horses and 20 ponies. Guests can take joyrides on them, or simply watch them graze.

    A stable tour where guests can get up close to the horses can also be arranged.

    Where: 900 Punggol Road, Singapore 829168
    Price: From $161 for a Family room
    Find out more: https://punggolranchresort.blogspot.sg/

     

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Civil Service Club @ Changi: room You do not have to head to the nearby Indonesian islands of Bintan or Bali to enjoy a seaside resort experience. The Civil Service Club @ Changi will give those places a run for their money. The club, which overlooks Changi Creek, re-opened with a refreshed image in 2014 following an extensive two-year refurbishment. The suites and villas are spacious, with floor-to-ceiling windows, large beds (pictured) and woodgrain design tiles. Civil Service Club @ Changi: infinity pool The club’s manager Peter Chew, 37, says they are almost 100 per cent occupied on weekends and about 60 per cent occupied on weekdays. The chalet also offers a range of facilities which includes an infinity pool (pictured), a 20-lane bowling centre and a bike gym. Civil Service Club @ Changi: water play area If guests want to venture beyond the club, they can eat their way through the many famous eateries at the nearby Changi Village. Pulau Ubin is also a short bumboat ride away. Where: 2 Netheravon Road Price: During off-peak season, members pay $148 for a superior single bedroom suite and up to $466 for a premier, two-storey villa with three bedrooms and a seaview. Find out more: www.cscchangi.sg D’Kranji Farm Resort: not your typical “farm” D’Kranji Farm Resort is not a typical farm stay with basic rooms, where the focus is on an authentic, kampung-like experience. Instead, each of its 35 villas comes with comfortable beds and plump pillows. Some of the rooms also offer outdoor jacuzzis, saunas and open showers with greenery shielding guests from the public eye. The resort has private car porches for each villa, which make guests feel like they are driving into their own landed property. While there are no chickens pecking about the premises, the resort has maintained a rustic vibe. Some of the attractions include ponds for prawning and a museum that showcases swiftlets, the species that produces the delicacy bird’s nest. The resort also offers bicycles for rental, massage and spa services and farm tours and has several food and beverage outlets: a cafe, a seafood restaurant and a beer garden. This weekend, the resort is holding a farmers’ and artisan market, where visitors can buy produce from neighbouring farms. The market is held on the last weekend of each month until September. Where: 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2 Price: From $120++ to $170++ for a night’s stay in a standard villa to $450++ to $690++ for a family suite during peak season. Find out more: www.dkranji.com.sg Punggol Ranch Resort Punggol Ranch Resort wants to create a Wild, Wild West in Singapore – complete with horses and wagon-style chalets. The resort’s 29 rooms feature chairs with wagon wheel motifs and brass horse heads which adorn towel racks. Most of the rooms come with a double bed and a single bed. Daily housekeeping and toiletries are provided, although breakfast is not. The ranch is home to 40 horses and 20 ponies. Guests can take joyrides on them, or simply watch them graze. A stable tour where guests can get up close to the horses can also be arranged. Where: 900 Punggol Road, Singapore 829168 Price: From $161 for a Family room Find out more: https://punggolranchresort.blogspot.sg/  

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