Lunar New Year in Singapore & Short Review of Supreme Hotel

Us in front of Tampines Mall, Singapore. 2017. The cute decoration of Lunar New Year are in everywhere in this small country.


Tahun lalu tepatnya ketika liburan Imlek, mertua mengajak saya dan keluarga untuk short trip ke singapura. Saat itu saya sedang hamil usia sekitar 6 bulan. Kalau ditanya bagaimana suasana Imlek di singapura, saya cuma bisa menjawab : mal pada tutup, mau cari makanan susah banget dan kalau nemu makanan di foodcourt pun harga jadi 2x lipat mahalnya.

Hari pertama Imlek disana, saya dan keluarga mencoba cari makanan di Plaza Singapura, tapi sayangnya foodcourt favorit saya di sana tutup padahal saya sudah berencana memesan Ayam Bakar ala Indonesia yang selalu laris manis. Akhirnya kami menemukan sebuah restoran makanan Hongkong, tapi ketika melihat harga menunya semua jadi serba mihil (ampun deh... ga mau ke singapura lagi ketika lagi Imlek). Kami pun terpaksa memesan makanan yang harganya lagi naik tersebut karena tidak ada opsi lainnya.



Last year exactly when the Lunar holiday, in-laws took me and my family for a short trip to singapore. I was pregnant about 6 months old. If you asked my opinion how the Lunar atmosphere in singapore, I can only answer: the malls are closed, if you want to find food is really hard and the price become 2x expensive.



The first day of the Lunar there, we try to find food at Plaza Singapore, but unfortunately my favorite foodcourt there is closed (I was planning to order Ayam Bakar ala Indonesia that is always selling well). Finally we found a Hongkong food restaurant, but when looking at the price of the menu all become more expensive twice. We have no option but to order the food although the price was rising up.



Selama di singapura kami menginap di Supreme Hotel yang letaknya dekat sekali dengan Plaza Singapura, jalan kaki 5 menit juga sampai disana.



Uniknya saya dan keluarga sempat menyaksikan hari kedua Imlek di depan Istana Presiden ada antrian panjang sekali, saya pikir ada apaan. Oh ternyata antrian para rakyat yang ingin masuk ke Istana, katanya setiap Imlek memang Istana dibuka untuk warga. Salutnya untuk warga singapura, selalu antri rapi walau saat itu sedang hujan sekalipun (kapan warga indonesia akan bisa antri rapi seperti ini?).



While in singapore we stay at Supreme Hotel which is located very close to Plaza Singapura, 5 minutes walk to get there.

Uniquely my family and I had witnessed the second day of Imlek in front of the Istana, there is a long queue. It turns out the queue of the people who want to go to the Istana, that every Lunar New Year it was indeed opened for residents. So proud for the citizens of Singapore, always queued tidy even though it was raining though (when will the citizens of Indonesia will be queued neatly like this?).



Saya jadi ingat kejadian beberapa tahun lalu ketika antri di dalam sebuah hiper market untuk menimbang buah dan sayur, saya disalip oleh seorang ibu yang tanpa malu menyerobot antrian di depan saya dan kagetnya lagi petugas timbangan diam saja. Saya yang waktu itu entah bagaimana ada keberanian menegur ibu tersebut dan ibu itu hanya mesem mesem tidak jelas.



I remember a few years ago when queuing up in a hyper market to weigh fruit and vegetables, I was overtaken by a woman who shamelessly grabbed the queue in front of me and was surprised again the weighing officer was silent. I was at that time somehow try to talk to the woman and she just smile and ignore.



Balik lagi ke topik liburan, berikut review singkat saya mengenai Supreme Hotel :
Lokasi : sangat oke, apalagi buat kamu yang memang ingin menginap di area shopping. Dari Supreme Hotel ini naik mrt di stasiun Somerset yang letaknya di bawah Plaza Singapura, jalan 2 stop untuk turun di stasiun Orchard. Mencari makanan sangat mudah karena ada foodcourt kecil di dekat hotel.

Transportasi : ada bus stop di dekat hotel dan ada stasiun mrt Somerset di dalam Plaza Singapura.

Kebersihan : cukup.

Fasilitas : cukup, hanya ada lift. Intinya hotel ini kalau hanya untuk tidur saja menurut saya cukup oke.

Sekian postingan singkat saya tentang liburan di singapura saat liburan Imlek dan review singkat tentang Supreme Hotel. Semoga infonya berguna untuk teman-teman yang hendak berkunjung ke singapura ya.


Back to the holiday topic, here's my quick review of the Supreme Hotel:

Location : very good, especially for you who really want to stay in the shopping area. From this Supreme Hotel ride mrt at Somerset station which is located under Plaza Singapura, 2nd stop street to get off at Orchard station. Finding food is very easy as there is a small foodcourt near the hotel.

Transportation : there is a bus stop near the hotel and there is a Somerset mrt station inside Plaza Singapura.

Cleanliness : just okay.

Facilities : just okay, there is an elevator. The point is this hotel if just to sleep is quite okay.

So, this is my short post about trip to singapore during Lunar Year holiday and my short review about Supreme Hotel. Hopefully the information is useful for you who want to visit singapore.


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