Holiday Inn Express Opens its Doors in Colourful Clarke Quay

Singapore InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is welcoming its newest addition to its Holiday Inn Express family in Singapore.


The 442-room Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay has opened its doors in one of Singapore’s liveliest food and entertainment districts.

The beautiful weather for a staycation 🙂 Let ginevi embark you with my staycation journey together with germaine 🙂


Getting to Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay is a quick and convenient 20-minute drive from Changi International Airport, ensuring that travellers lose no time at all before heading out to explore the best Singapore has to offer.

we are pretty impressed as it does not look like an express hotel


Guests will find themselves in the heart of the city and steps away from the riverfront, famous for the city’s most popular restaurants and bars serving up delicious fare with a side of live entertainment and music.

Those who want to do some sight-seeing will enjoy taking a stroll along the Singapore River,navigating the waters on a river boat tour or watching some of the regular music events and theatre performances close by in Fort Canning Park.

Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay : in the heart of one of Singapore’s most exciting locations – its entertainment and dining hot spot which is hugely popular among locals and tourists alike.

i love the guest resting area and i am taking a rest with my nikon camera. This is Nikon Coolpix L830. Thanks for the sponsorship to review this camera 🙂 so i gonna take alot of photos as pictures speaks a thousand words.



This camera is really a good one and it cost only $399 🙂 Nikon CoolPix L380. BEST BUY !!!!

How beautiful is the resting area?


Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay offers guests a smart and convenient stay which includes:

And here we are into our rooms!


And playing with my nikon coolpix

The Nikon L830 is a compact, ultra-high-power zoom bridge camera offering sophisticated features with simplicity in usage. With a vari-angle LCD monitor and a 16.0 megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor, taking great looking pictures has never been easier.

Great looking shots with ease

Available in Black, Red and Plum, the L830 comes with 16.0 effective megapixels and a BSI-CMOS sensor. It has 34x optical zoom covering a wide angle from 22.5mm – 765mm (35mm format equivalent) and a 68x Dynamic Fine Zoom* that covers approximately 1530mm (35mm format equivalent). Also, it enables macro shooting from as close as approximately 1cm.

* Dynamic Fine Zoom refers to the areas in which the camera can zoom while maintaining resolution from the maximum optical telephoto zoom position.



The one camera for every occasion

The L830 gives you the flexibility to shoot great photos for all occasions. The approximately 921k-dot (RGBW) vari-angle LCD monitor (VGA) enables shooting from various angles. Whether you’re shooting from a child’s eye level or shooting over people’s heads in a crowd, attempting landscapes or close-ups, the L830 delivers with minimum fuss. And all it requires are four standard AA-size batteries.


And playing again coz it feels like falling in the full window! Reminds me of bungey jump without a rope!


Free and fast Wi-Fi available in guest rooms and throughout the hotel so they stay connected all day, every day.

Let me test out the bed… firm… soft… pillow…

Firm pillow!!! really firm!


And soft pillow… awww… so nice 🙂


comfortable and restful sleep with high quality bedding and a choice of firm or soft pillows


And watch Tennis match, Roger Federre in action. 🙂

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Self-service business centre and laundry room for your everyday needs and a place for FREE ice cubes , if you have a bottle of red wine, this is real cool, no need to go 7-11 to buy! i am so happy and glad 🙂


And let me introduce my partner in action and staycation with me. yea, i don’t have a boyfriend and who says hotel stay have to be with boyfriend right ? 🙂

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The award-winning green-designed hotel also features a spacious landscaped roof-top area which includes a fitness room and swimming pool. Guests can recharge with a workout .

  • Rooftop swimming pool for a refreshing dip to soak up the sun

Holy light shines on me 🙂 i am blessed


And happiness is shared with my friend gersmilez!


Look at the beautiful pool . Yes it is a lap pool. The best part is it really makes me swim in lap and don’t take any shortcuts.  Swimming is really good exercise for the body, and ease stiff neck, haaa too much computer work and blogging 🙂


This is me in my swimwear… ok nothing surprising coz i am one of the Miss Scuba girls and you can see it here (CLICK HERE) and the yahoo links as well (CLICK HERE) 


And don’t forget to use cetaphil sunblock. my favourite daily sunblock




And it is suitable for the face and body. Remember to reapply as well. Cetaphil sunblock contains SPF50+ / UVA . i love this handy travel size of 50ml. it is my favourite sunblock because i can be out in the sun at really hot hours and still remain fair, yes no joke. Just apply a thick layer all over. 🙂 Body, face and cheek!


i also love the jacuzzi , so relaxing 🙂


If you cant swim it is ok. the water is not deep. you can see it in the photo below :



And Thanks Gersmilez once again for this beautiful photo!


And so fun to photobomb hahaha… the cheeky me. i don’t know what i am doing but i am just trying to do a photobomb to disturb her



And watching the beautiful sunset. something missing in my life…. will you watch this beautiful sunset with me? A refreshing dip in the 40 metre infinity pool with picturesque views of both Clarke Quay and the Singapore skyline


Watch Clarke Quay’s colourful transformation as the sun sets and the lights come on, revealing the lively ambience of Singapore’s hottest district.

And the best part, we are so lucky we get to see the NDP rehearsal right above us


We had nice korean dinner 🙂 Soeul Yummy!!!!

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Love the korean food soooo much until we are both craving for it so much 🙂

A night scroll back…actually if a staycation with your love ones can be pretty romantic in this hotel. oh well, i am not so lucky in love… nontheless, it is really a nice stay so far with gersmilez 🙂


And after a real good feast. we feel so guilty and head to the gym, 24-hour fitness room access and we are really happy !!! 

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And back to the room for a nice shower

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And remove my makeup. Thanks Gersmilez for the makeup removal. i like it very much. There is also the usual. toothbrush and toothpaste provided by the restaurant.




Time flies, the stay is awesome, and me… wakeup face, yeah, yesterday face looks better coz with makeup haaa.


Time for breakfast, as it is an express inn so we are prepared that the breakfast will be express and simple. In fact, it is better than expected. From Fried noodles, fried rice , scrambled eggs,




Lots of pastry! And these are the 4 i chosen


orange juice and yogurt 🙂


or just a mocha cafe with a double chocolate muffin


Also, there is a Grab & Go option for a smart start to the day

Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay follows the successful launch of Holiday Inn Express Singapore Orchard Road in July 2013. There are currently six Holiday Inn Express hotels in South East Asia with properties in key cities in Indonesia and Thailand and more than 2,200 around the world.

Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay’s special opening rate from SGD180.00++ per night includes free Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel and free Express Start breakfast for two, for stays from now until 31 July 2014.

A GREAT Location for people to celebrate birthday, feast around Clarke Quay, Party around Clarke Quay and walk back to the hotel to rest 🙂

Join in the conversation via #StaySmartCQ and tag your photos with your instagram if you happen to stay there just like me! 🙂

visit for online booking 🙂 Plan your staycation with your love ones to preview the fireworks of the national day 🙂

Last but not least, i want to express my gratitude to Holiday Inn Express for hosting me well. And thank you Gersmilez so much for being my best help in the photographs 🙂 and really nice to have you around . Great Chemistry!!! 🙂

Overall, blogger at work at staycation can be fun as well as lots of work and effort and creative as well , to make all the photos beautiful!


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