Hello Everyone,
in today’s blog entry, I am going to share with you my experience of the Singapore Blog Awards 2012.

Previously, I have blogged an entry about the Poolside Dinner that I had with the International and Local Bloggers and another entry about the Far East Hospitality Hotel Tour that I went with the International and Local Bloggers. As a result of these two blog entries [or to be precise, the blog entry about the Hotel Tour], many people have asked me what are the current promotions that the various hotels are offering. Honestly, there are just too many promotions to be listed so if you really want to know, click here <–

Out of the many promotions that are offered, here are 2 promotions that I think I would most probably enjoy [do note that I picked the best promotions after making a few comparison with other hotels such as The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, Pan Pacific Hotel Singapore, and Conrad Hotel Singapore]:

1). Suite Promotion at Changi Village Hotel

Check into one of their well-appointed and spacious suites at Changi Village Hotel for a day of family fun or with your loved one from S$298++.

Choice of suites:

  • Junior Suite
  • S$298++ per room per night (For stays from Friday to Sunday)
  • Executive Suite
  • S$358++ per room per night (For stays from Friday to Sunday)

Suite packages include:

  • Complimentary buffet breakfast for two adults and two children (below 12 years old)
  • Complimentary rollaway bed for one child
  • Complimentary shuttle service to and fro Changi Airport
  • Complimentary in-room Internet access
  • Access to club lounge and evening cocktails for two adults
  • Late check-out till 4pm (subject to availability)

Terms & Conditions:

  • Valid till 31 December 2012, except from 20-23 September 2012
  • Reservation is subject to room availability
  • All rates indicated are subject to 10% service charge and prevailing government taxes

2). The Elizabeth Escapade

Book the NEW executive room at The Elizabeth Hotel and enjoy a FREE treat to Sentosa . From just S$236++/night, experience the best of both worlds as you enjoy urban city living in the heart of Orchard Road and a wholesome island escapade at Sentosa.

What you’ll enjoy:

  • Stay in their NEWLY renovated Executive Rooms
  • FREE return trip on the Singapore Cable Car for two
  • FREE Admission to Sentosa for two
  • American Buffet Breakfast for two
  • Mini bar (replenished daily)
  • Local calls
  • Unlimited Internet access
  • Late check-out till 3.00pm (subject to availability)
  • Complimentary parking

Terms and Conditions:

  • Promotion is valid till 30 June 2012.
  • Booking is non-refundable and full prepayment is required
  • No cancellation or amandment of stay is allowed once booked
  • Other terms and conditions apply
  • Complimentary return trip via Cable Car and admission to Sentosa for two persons is per stay regardless of length of stay

So yes, these are the 2 promotions that I will strongly recommend for your next staycation.

And now, I shall move on to blog about the Singapore Blog Awards 2012.

It was my first time attending the Singapore Blog Awards 2012 and I must say, the Singapore Blogging Scene is becoming a rather big deal. There were tons of Bloggers at the event and the organisers [OMY.SG] did a really tremendous job in managing the whole event [despite some hiccups].

So despite the sweltering heat from the hot sun, all of us were so enthusiastic about the event. Just look at all the wonderful bloggers!

From SBA 2012
From SBA 2012

As the theme of the event was, “Superheroes”, all of us bloggers were strongly encouraged to dress up in Superheroes costumes! Well, I came dressed up in a Superman Tee-Shirt but some bloggers were really fantastic; they came dressed up in elaborate costumes and it was awesome!

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Look at all the goodie bags that were specially prepared for us! There’s one thing I really like in the goodie bag and its a “The Dark Knight Rises” cup from Domino’s Pizza.

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The team from OMY.SG were really putting in their best effort to ensure that the event was managed successfully despite sleepless nights. They truly are the Superheroes of the event because if not for them, this event would not have been possible.

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Oh, and there’s the really cool photo booth where we could take photos using the props that were provided.

From SBA 2012
From SBA 2012

Check out the ladies whom were prepping themselves to do a catwalk in front of the audience!

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And the winner of the catwalk competition goes to Charmaine a.k.a Kiyo!

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The Emcees for the day did a really fantastic job in hosting the event!

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Here’s the Minister for Education giving his opening address. I really like the part where he said that social media is a rising trend and that bloggers provide the community with a wealth of information that could bring about a positive transformation in the society. Whether we are blogging about food, hotels, travel, study tips, or even parenting skills, these are information that could make us more aware of how we could do things better!

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And so.. the awards presentation began and here’s Kevin receiving the “Best Online Shopping Blog” award.

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Why do I take a photo of Kevin and not the rest of the bloggers who won awards as well? That’s because I only know Kevin personally and not the rest mahs. =P

Here’s Dr Jiajia and Big Bro winning the “Best V-Log” award.

From SBA 2012

Ok, I do not know Dr Jiajia and Big Bro personally but I wished I had the opportunity to take a photography with them during the Singapore Blog Awards 2012. They really make fantastic funny videos that really brighten up my day. I am pretty sure most of you would remember the ever-popular “Kee Chiu” video. If you haven’t watch it, I have embedded it in this blog entry.

I also like another video that they have created. Check the following out…

I am pretty sure you must have gotten a good laugh. These two boys really deserve the award and I really am impressed with all their videos. Well, do show them your support too if you like their videos by following them on Twitter and liking their Facebook Page too!

Here’s a group photo of all the winners of the Singapore Blog Awards 2012! A hearty congratulations to all of them indeed.

From SBA 2012

And yes, there was a best dressed contest too! Check out all the Superheroes decked out in their costumes.

From SBA 2012

So after the awards presentation, all the bloggers were invited to go up the Singapore Flyer and that very much concluded the entire event. Well, I must say, this event totally blew my mind because it was really darn impressive. I shall try harder next year to qualify as a potential finalist for at least one of the blog award categories. =)

Stay tuned to more updates from us!

God bless!


Melvin is an Entrepreneur, Life Coach, and Chinese Metaphysics Practitioner. He holds an EMBA and he is a passionate and engaging teacher, known for his unique combination of science, research, and spirituality.


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