I found out there was a Singapore InstaMeet (Instagram enthusiasts from Singapore) and that it was being held at the W Singapore – Sentosa Cove Hotel. The W Insider noticed that I was an Instagram addict myself and invited me to the InstaMeet where I got to meet a lot Singaporean locals who are basically addicted to Instagram.
Introduction to Singapore
LAX Airport American Airlines LAX Flagship Lounge
DFW Airport American Express Centurion Lounge
American Airlines DFW-NRT 777-200 Business Class
Narita Airport Satellite Terminal 2 JAL Sakura Lounge
Narita Airport Satellite Terminal 2 JAL First Class Lounge
Japan Airlines 767-300 NRT-SIN Economy Class
Fragrance Sunflower Singapore Hotel Review
Westin Singapore Hotel Review Part 1
Westin Singapore Hotel Review Part 2
W Singapore Sentosa Cove Hotel Review Part 1
W Singapore Sentosa Cove Hotel Review Part 2
The Sights and Sounds of Geylang in Singapore
The Sights and Sounds of Marina Bay in Singapore
The Sights and Sounds of Chinatown in Singapore
The Sights and Sounds of Little India in Singapore
The Sights and Sounds of Old Airport Road in Singapore
The Sights and Sounds of the Esplanade in Singapore
The Sights and Sounds of Tiong Bahru in Singapore
The Sights and Sounds of Orchard Road in Singapore
The Sights and Sounds of Orchard Towers in Singapore
The Sights and Sounds of Haig Road in Singapore
Is Singapore Safe for Tourists?
Scam City: Singapore Edition
Hawker Center Food Stalls in Singapore
The Various Eats in Singapore
Changi International Airport dnata Skyview Lounge
Changi International Airport SATS Gateway Premier Lounge
Changi International Airport SATS Rainforest Lounge
Japan Airlines 767-300 SIN-NRT Economy Class
The Sights and Sounds of Narita in Japan
The Various Eats in Narita Japan
Narita Airport T2 American Airlines Admirals Club Lounge
Narita Airport T2 Cathay Pacific First & Business Class Lounge
Narita Airport Main Terminal 2 JAL First Class Lounge
Narita Airport Satellite Terminal 2 Qantas Business Class Lounge
American Airlines NRT-LAX 777-200 Business Class
After the InstaMeet, we mingled out in the “Living Room” which is basically the lobby area of the W Singapore. During the evenings, the Living Room is turned into a nightclub where the lights are dimmed and the music is turned up with a local DJ.
Complimentary cocktails and appetizers were served to the Singapore InstaMeet guests courtesy of the W Singapore – Sentosa Cove Hotel.
After mingling around the lobby for a bit, I took a self-tour around the property and the W Insider happened to introduce me to the Executive Chef of SKIRT – The Boldest Grill, the on-site hotel restaurant. He asked me if I had plans for tonight and invited me to dinner at SKIRT. I said, “Sure, why not?”
I didn’t know what I was getting myself into and I was welcomed by the W Insider to join a table with the W Singapore hotel executives (including the General Manager) and a French journalist. The table had a pre-fixe menu which read as follows:
We were given a bottle of apple bourbon and a bottle of SKIRT’s BBQ sauce. The waiter instructed us to cleanse our palette with the small bottle of apple bourbon.
SKIRT Made Blackmore – Charcuterie
King Prawns – Split and Peppered
Confit Pork Belly – Braised Trotter, Pearl Onion
Blackmore Australian Full Blood Wagyu – Marbling Score 9+ Skirt
Pink Peppercorn Pavlova – Berry Compote, Beetroot Sorbet
The food was absolutely delicious and it’s one of the few fine dining restaurants on Sentosa Island. Singaporean locals rave about this restaurant and go out of their way to come here to celebrate a special occasion.
(Full Disclosure: I was invited as a guest at SKIRT and the pre-fixe menu is normally $168 SGD++ per person. Their pre-fixe menu changes on a seasonal basis.)
Later that night I was still hungry and decided to order satay from the room service menu. I found the room service prices pretty reasonable in Singapore and it’s convenient because there aren’t many options on Sentosa Island to grab a bite to eat on demand.
I’ve stayed at many W Hotels around the world and my favorite one so far is the W Singapore – Sentosa Cove. I was just absolutely in love with my AWAY Spectacular Room with a private plunge pool. Once I checked into the hotel, I did not leave the hotel even once because the room was so nice. Many Singaporean locals often stay in Sentosa Island and the W Singapore to get away from it all and call it their staycation. There is a complimentary shuttle with free pick up and drop off at VivoCity Mall at the Harbourfront. I used the shuttle to get to the HarbourFront MRT station and took it all the way to Changi International Airport (SIN). I highly recommend staying at the W Singapore – Sentosa Cove if you have time because it’s truly an amazing experience.