Wilby Residences Bukit Timah – Singapore

Wilby Residences Bukit Timah, unknown to many is actually a full fletch service apartment. Unknown also to many, this whole plot of real estate belongs to Tan Chong International… yes, the Nissan cars exclusive dealer in Singapore for over 5 decades.

So I had the opportunity to experience a 3-day stay in one of their one room apartment. There are a total of 180 apartments here but 108 are one room apartments (800+sft) and the rest are 3-room ones. The one-room ones are huge! Check out the pics below of rooms and facilities:

Card access keys

Unit

Entrance from door

Living room

Living Room too

Balcony

Kitchen. Love the space and so well equipped. No condiments only.

Washer and Dryer

Bedroom

Room from wardrobe

Room to Bath

Bath

 

Surroundings

Private lot

Surrounding

Biz Lounge

Work stations

Brekkie. Breads are from Asanoya… will be talking about their breads later on eatwithroy.com. Yes, they are also part of Tan Chong International. Surprise!

Simple brekkie

Things I would eat

Dunno why they use dessert forks only.

Small space

Rating: 4.5/5.

Rooms: The one room apartments are huge. I can’t image the 3 room ones. For a 20 year old property, I must say it is very well taken care of. Because it’s old, the bath tubs are also pretty high. Not kids and old folks friendly. Maybe they can get a small stool for easy getting in and out.

Service: Was greeted by an old staff Herman, who obviously knows the property inside out. Gave us valuable information and tips on nearby amenities.

Cleanliness: Very clean. All staff working there are Tan Chong’s own staff… very dedicated.

Ambience: Very nice surroundings. Very near the German International school.

Brekkie: Simple but sufficient. Asanoya breads are offered. ’nuff said. But why the small dessert forks? No other cutlery in sight.

Parking: Private lot allotted and ample parking.

Rates: Check here for prevailing rates. https://www.wilbyresidences.com/en/promo/. They only rental weekly and long term.

Contacts: https://www.wilbyresidences.com/en/contact/?pg=contact

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Z Hotel – Shenzhen, China

Sorry for the lack of postings as I have been busy with jobs and eatwithroy stuff. Will try to update more over here when I can!

Z Hotel came across as a very nice boutique hotel in Shenzhen and it is very centrally located and near to much amenities. But as usual, pictures are pictures after all. May not be the same when you’re there. Anyways I needed a couple of nights in Shenzhen while I was there for my meetings with my partner and this was probably one of the affordable ones.

Review – Rooms are pretty spacious and carpet was a little worn. Good thing is they have toiletries and quite complete.

Amenities – Nothing much.

Service – Ok only.

Sleep Quality – Beds are hard lah as usual. Good for my back so not complaining.

Breakfast – Very simple

RTS (Return To Stay) – Maybe only.

Overall – 3.5/5.

Contact Details – http://www.ctrip.sg/hotels/shenzhen-hotel-detail-536405/z-hotel-shenzhen-zhongxin/

Clearing Up the Air

I got a message from my friend recently and he was asking about my previous post on the World Club Room at Genting Highlands (http://wp.me/p2BhOI-4T). I answered his questions and recommended him the place. He thought I was getting paid for all my write ups on sleepwithroy and eatwithroy.com!

No no no, I have not been getting paid for any write ups nor any ads on my sites to date since I started in 2009 (maybe later I might to earn some passive income!) I do get invitations to write up on places and restaurants and usually I would mention if I was invited or not on the first paragraph. And even if I am invited for such events, I would write accordingly to my taste buds or what I see and witness. Because to me, if you dare to do a media invite, you should be ready for criticisms especially the constructive ones for you to do corrective actions to your menu or hotel.

So there you have it, hope I have cleared the air. Thank you for the high readership so far guys, it’s been climbing like mad especially after the 100k mark! You guys are awesome!

Gastronomically yours,

Big Roy