1. Have An Easter Staycation

Easter staycation anyone? If you’re a true blue Singaporean, you’ve probably booked your stay already. Any excuse for a va-cay right, even if it’s right in your own backyard?

Sweeten your Easter holiday with a dose of luxury at The Fullerton Hotel. The Easter Getaway (11-21 April) in a Courtyard Room includes breakfast for two adults and two children under 12 years at Town Restaurant. The package at $358* (subject to prevailing service charges and government taxes) per night includes Easter goodies and complimentary Internet access. Bask under the sun at the hotel’s award-wining 25m-long infinity pool or play local tourist with the family and explore the civic district where the hotel is located. The Singapore River, Asian Civilisations Museum, the Merlion Park and Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay are just a stroll away. The Easter Suite package ($688* per night) from 18 to 20 April in a Collyer Suite includes a complimentary extra bed and American buffet breakfast for two adults and two children (below 12 years old) at the Straits Club lounge or the Town Restaurant. Kids six years and above can enjoy an Easter Cookies and Cake Decoration session. The package also includes Easter goodies and complimentary Internet access.


Reservations: call 6533 8388, email reservations@fullertonhotel.com or visit www.fullertonhotel.com

Away from the bustle of town, The Ramada and Days Hotel (both at Zhongshan Park) have Easter Great Getaway (EGG) staycation deals and dining offers. It’s $200++ for a night’s stay and Sunday brunch for two at Days Hotel Singapore; and $288++ for a night’s stay, buffet breakfast and Easter High Tea for two along with a late check-out at 2pm at the Ramada Singapore. On Sunday afternoon between 2pm and 3pm, an Easter Egg Hunt will be held in Zhongshan Park where little diners of both hotels’ restaurants can work off their energy hunting for Easter eggs.

Valid for stays on 19 April 2014. Reservations: call 6808 6838, email reservations@ramada- dayshotelssingapore.com or visit www.ramada-dayshotelssingapore.com

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2. Spread Some Easter Cheer

Forget Barbie dolls. Gift little fashionistas with the well-dressed eggs at the Shangri-La Hotel, where Area Executive Pastry Chef Hervé Potus’ Shangri-La Fashion Collection has created six Easter eggs dressed in the iconic Shangri-La bellman, chef, life guard, housekeeping, engineer and The Line’s service staff uniform, paying tribute to the heroes behind Shangri-La’s legendary hospitality. Little boys (and girls too!) will love the bountiful Easter Hamper ($138) that comes packed with an Easter Chocolate Puzzle, Chocolate Frog, 150-gram Chocolate Rooster, Chocolate Bunny, one uniform from the Shangri-La Fashion Collection and a traditional Hot Cross Bun.

Fashion Collection eggs at $26 per egg, at The Line Shop from 31 March to 20 April 2014.

3. Feast!

There’s the Easter Sunday brunch at The Waterfall, Shangri-La where families can relax over a Sunday brunch inspired by Mediterranean flavours. Premium seafood on ice and Easter specials take centre stage, like Devilled Eggs and Roasted Stuffed Veal Brisket. $128 (adult), $64 (child). Price includes a bottle of organic soda. Add Taittinger Champagne and herb-inspired cocktails for an additional fee. Bigger eaters may prefer the Easter Sunday Brunch at The Line, where both classical and seasonal dishes, such as Roasted Beef Prime Rib, Foie Gras Terrine with Roasted Figs and Colorado Lamb Rack with Herb Crust will be served. Kids will love the magnificent white chocolate fountain at the dessert station – of course!

$128 (adult), $64 (child). Add $40 to enjoy free-flowing champagne, red and white wines and draft beer. Reservations: call 6213 4398, e-mail dining.sls@shangri-la.com or book online at www.shangri-la.com/singapore/shangrila/dining/. Junior guests stand a chance to win a grand prize at the hotel’s annual Easter Egg Hunt in the gardens on 20 April 2014 from 1:45 to 2pm.

Easter Brunch at 21 on Rajah

Halal-certified, the bright and cheery 21 on Rajah beckons with an all-you-can-eat feast of Mediterranean and Asian signatures. There’s a fresh crustacean bar, a Singapore Rojak D.I.Y. station, and mouth-watering mains such as Parmesan Chicken Breast with Tomato Salsa, Baked Sea Bass Fillet with Garlic Parsley Lemon and Olive Oil, plus a wide selection of desserts. Children can also look forward to fun and games at the Children’s Corner with activities like egg painting, balloon sculpting and face painting from 1pm to 3pm, join in the Easter egg hunt at 2pm, and maybe even will walk away with prizes such as $80 dining vouchers!

$45++ (adults), $23++ (children aged 4 to 12 years), from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Reservations: call 6808 6847, email 21@dayshotelsingapore.com or book online at www.21onrajah.com

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All You Can Eat at Spuds & Aprons, Mount Faber

At Spuds & Aprons the entire family can tuck into a delectable and sumptuous array of salmon sashimi, scallops, crabs, mussels, beef striploin, lamb, barbequed chicken, eggs cooked to your liking – fried, scrambled, omelette-style, classic hot-cross buns and more! There’ll be a roving magician to entertain the littles, a Easter Egg Hunt with chocolate eggs and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream sandwiches as prizes, and a guess the number of Easter eggs in a jar competition, where you can stand to win a $100 dining voucher. Bunny-lovers can also meet rabbits and learn how to love and care for them the right way at the awareness and adoption drive by the House Rabbit Society of Singapore.

$55++ (adult), $18++ (children 3 to 12 years), 20 April, 11am – 2.30pm. Reservations: 6377 9688 or email customerservice@mountfaber.com.sg

Easter Sunday Bibik’s High Tea

Enjoy a leisurely high tea at Flavours At Zhongshan Park while enjoying views of the picturesque Park. Highlights of the buffet include the Pan-Fried Carrot Cake, Mee Tai Bak Goreng (thick rice noodles), Deep-Fried Banana Fritters, Roti Jala with Chicken Curry, Braised Pork Belly with Steamed Buns and Grilled Chicken Satay. Kids get to take part in the Easter egg hunt at 2pm, and enjoy activities such as egg painting, balloon sculpting and face painting from 3pm to 5pm at a supervised kid’s activity corner.

$38++ (adults), $19++ (children aged 4 to 12 years), from 2pm to 5pm. Reservations: call 6808 6846, email flavours@ramadasingapore.com or book online at www.flavoursatzhongshanpark.com