Oasia Hotel Novena, Singapore

It was my second stay at this hotel. The first was during my birthday last year. Great hospitality, great team, great location 🙂

Last year, they left a little cupcake and a birthday card in my room *surprised* *grateful*

Talking about why I chose here, it’s directly connected to Novena MRT, which made it so easy for me to travel to from Changi Airport. Even if I’m rushing, grabbing a cab from the airport to Oasia Hotel is just around 30 minutes or less.

Check in was so quick. This time the FO only took 5 minutes or less of my time before I could proceed to my room.

4stars Hotel, 5stars service! Well, at least for me 🙂

They have a well equipped gym, enough for my usage too.

This time, I booked the Superior room and was given room 1702. A corner room with an L-shaped window overlooking the towers of Novena Square if I’m not mistaken. And I loved this room for sure.

Comfortable bed to relax on. Overlooking the office tower behind.

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Alter Ego, Esplanade Mall, Singapore

After spotted some tempting photos from Instagram, here we are to get some taste of them on a Sunday afternoon.

It was easy to find, and a great location for an afternoon/evening stroll along the Singapore River.

So tempting aren’t they?

The Beverages we ordered:
Southern Sunrise (front)-White Hibiscus, Lemongrass, Grapefruit *my pick
Pumping Pomegranate (middle)-Apple, Rosehip, Pomegranate Petals
Blue Mountain (back,left)-Vanilla Black Tea, Blue Cornflowers, Floral Overtones

Blue Mountain was their recommendation but I prefer my refreshing Southern Sunrise 🙂

Buffalo Wings – Brined wings, twice-baked, in spicy & tangy buffalo sauce.

The Poke Bowl – Umami Omega – Spicy Garlic Sesame Salmon on sushi rice, served with lime avocado, kale chips, pickled seasonal veggies and ikura.

Usually I don’t take raw salmon but this really goes well with the rest of the ingredients.

Loaded Taters – Crisp hash brown in spicy jalapeño cheese sauce, maple-glazed bacon & sour cream 👍🏻

Shortrib Grilled Cheese (Sandwich) – A blend of gruyere and taleggio cheese sandwiched between artisanal white loaves 👍🏻  The shredded beef is so tender!

Not forgetting their amazingly friendly and helpful staffs! It was a friend’s birthday so I actually brought a cake in and they were so prompt in helping us to serve the surprise cake after we had our meal 🙏🏻

After the meal, of course we couldn’t miss out taking a good shot at the Jubilee Bridge just a walk away from Alter Ego!

Our Ratings: 9/10 (There’s always room for improvement 😉)

Price: $$

Location: Esplanade Mall, #01-13D, 8 Raffles Avenue, Singapore

Don’t forget to stalk them on Instagram @alteregosg