We are stopping over on Wednesday 8th August for 3 nights on our way from Melbourne to the UK. We will be staying at Swissotel the Stamford, landing at 9.05pm, and departing at 11.15pm on the Saturday. We will have a 14yr old son with us.
Perhaps someone can help me with a few questions.
Any idea what time we are likely to get to the hotel, and where should we go within the hotel or close by to have a drink and feel as if our first night is more than just a bed in a hotel room? What is the cheapest (and most expensive) thing to drink - and how expensive are soft drinks for our son?
Our wedding anniversary is on 9th August (22 amazing years!) and we are considering Equinox Restaurant for a special meal, however the hotel informs us that there is a special set menu at $218 per person plus an extra $30 each for a window seat. This includes 2 alcoholic drinks (a la carte - a possibility for our son - is only available in the main body of the restaurant.). Does anyone know if this is worth it (we are prepared to pay if it is likely to be fantastic) or can anyone suggest any other Restaurants in the hotel or elsewhere, or perhaps something with added value like the Restaurant Tram is in Melbourne because you get a tour of the city too? Any other recommendations for the other 2 evenings - perhaps Little India or China Town or somewhere close to Swissotel the Stamford?
We'd also appreciate ideas for places to visit which our 14yr old son will enjoy - we'll have almost 3 full days with the late flight onwards. I'd like to include a visit to Changi as my uncle was a p.o.w there, and my mum always wanted to visit, but at nearly 80yrs old that's impossible now. Can anyone recommend the best company that does this trip, and any suggestions for other places to combine with this during the day.
We'll give Sentosa Island a miss, as we visited it on a similar stopover 7 years ago.
Thanks to anyone who can help - we are so excited to be visiting beautiful Singapore for a second time.