Playing host to some overseas bloggers (Part 2)
Day two of the overseas bloggers’ visit was the start of their assignment, where they had to write an article about the various Far East Hospitality properties.
The first stop was Orchard Parade Hotel.
Many people like to think that it’s great fun to be a blogger because they are always on the receiving end of all the good stuff. The truth is that, to create all these content, they actually have to work hard – ask questions, interview people and take photos.
For photography related engagements, I’m lucky that I don’t have to do things like interviewing people. All I have to do is try out cameras and write my thoughts about them. This outing with the overseas bloggers really opened up their world to me.
That said, it’s not all about work for this particular assignment, at least we had some time to chit chat and take some photographs and remember the occasion.
I came into this assignment thinking there was nothing for me in terms of writing about local hotels. I changed my mind, though, when I thought about the possibility of getting a weekend stay-cation some time in December.
My personal favorite of the four hotels I went to (Orchard Parade, Quincy, Mt Elizabeth and Oasia) has got to be Oasia. I’m told that Oasia is the flagship property of Far East Hospitality and I am not surprised why. The hotel was build by the folks of Ong & Ong (founded by our late President Mr Ong Teng Cheong) and Japanese firm Super Potato.
The assignment ended with a buffet lunch at Zaffron, Oasia Hotel. Any place with free-flow Sashimi is a big yes from me.
Here’s a shot of the bloggers from my group.
Will write a separate entry about the Singapore Blog Awards later on.
No related posts.