Skip to main content

Site Visit @ Stewords RiverBoat

It was a 1 bird kill 2 stone visit. Since this place was one of our consideration plus the whole idea seems refreshing, we'd decided to proceed to this venue to celebrate my bff's birthday!
At the very same time, we can try the quality of the food and take a look at the site itself.

Thank you to my friends for being so chin-chai and agreeing to try out this place.

I think there's quite a lack of publicity on this place and it's 'ulu' location didn't help much either.

It is located at Marina South Pier. Yes, the old Marina South where we used to eat the cheap steamboats and where Canto Disco used to be at.

The whole area is still kind of under development right now so the road towards the Marina South Pier seemed so much like a construction site with all the sites surrounding it.

It's located somewhere near the Marina Barrage but of a different direction, you just need to follow the road directions to Marina South Pier and you'll be safe!

Food Quality




I've taken the above image from SY conveniently. Hehz..
The food's mexican and most of the dishes are quite yummy I must say, other then the jelly that served as part of the dessert.

I'm not sure if this will be a good gauge as the food we've tried is the Santa Fe Grill or something, and I don't think they offer the exact same menu for wedding. Or rather I'm not sure if it's better to have the food served buffet style or by individual servings.

So ok, food-wise this place certainly passed the mark.
Ambience, novelty wise, it's a confirmed pass too!


Here's the function room ...a rough idea

I've seen a video clip of a wedding taking place at Stewords Riverboat and i must say the scenery and images really look beautiful.

It's defnitely a unique venue and unique experience for our guests as compared to a traditional banquet.
 
The down side of this venue

1) Sea Sickness!
for some not used to being out at the sea, they may not feel comfy on the river boat itself as the boat may rock from time to time with every passing vessels.
Risk or Opportunity?: I'd say it's both! We can actually have a nicely packaged "Out-in-the-sea Saviour Kit" as our wedding favours, with sea-sick pills inside, as well as a mini bottle of medicated oil. LOLx..
On the other hand, we wouldn't one any of our guest to feel sick or unwell. We want them to enjoy themselves.

2) Inconvenient Location & lack of parking lots
Some guests may have problem locating the area due to the 'ulu-ness' and it's mainly construction sites surrounding this pier. For those who don't drive, they have to take the feeder bus from Marina Bay MRT station and it stops right outside the pier
The carpark area ain't very big at the pier so parking could be an issue as well.
Actually most of them drive i supposed, including a map with detailed driving instructions on our invitation cards may help, also for those who don't drive, the bus stops right outside Marina South Pier so that shouldn't be a problem.
I'm also exploring the idea of tying balloons along the roads as a form of 'markings' for the guests?
The carpark might be really a aheadache man, i forgot to count how many lots were there in the carpark, however there's actually lots along the road that they can park too.

3) the WEATHER!!
the weather will play a crucial role on our big day man! the loveliest part of this venue is the solemnization at the top deck, having the sea as the back drop and the sea breeze...bla bla....but if kena wet weather then good luck liaoz.
Not that there ain't any wet weather plans, we can still solemnize indoors but it kinda defeat the purpose already right?
and you know how choppy the waters can get on a wet weather.
on a brighter note, we're looking at early March, so reckon it probably wouldn't rain?

4) Space Constrain
You know la, everything onboard is subject to space constrain so that means if I'm thinking of some little activities or photo booth for my guests etc, I've to take that into consideration neh!
Also have to move from 2nd deck to top deck also means I can't wear a long gown or one with trains..=(

At this moment, both Mr. Keir and myself like this place better than Butterfly Park and we shall KIV till we visit 2 of our other shortlisted sites.

Oh and the other down side (though interesting), there's a risk of having a SANDSTORM in that area! i mean ok you're safe if you're on the riverboat but as you're walking towards the car park, if there's strong gusts of wind, the sand starts flying!!
Think it's due to the so many construction sites nearby, here's what we captured yesterday,

though this image was taken a while after we left the affected place so it may not look as bad..but trust me, it look really scary la..we're like running to our car when the sand starts flying into your eyes man,

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Our 7 Day 6 Nights Taiwan Child Friendly Itinerary Preview

Here's a preview of our Taiwan Child Friendly Itinerary for our trip to Taiwan earlier this month in May 2017. You can click on the respective days for a detailed post.

And so we finally embarked on our journey to Taiwan onboard Singapore Airlines! Thanks to Singapore Airlines 70th Anniversary promo, we decided to splurge a little on the air tickets. The air tickets cost about $1,440 for 2 adults and 1 3.5 yr old.


We spent a total of 7 days 6 nights in Taiwan altogether. But in order to make our Taiwan trip more child-friendly, relaxing,  and to cut down on travelling time, we merely visited the North part of Taiwan primarily - Hsinchu, Yilan and Taipei.

It's never easy travelling with a young one, hence we should not be too ambitious when it comes to planning your Taiwan Child Friendly itinerary. Good thing is, Mr Keir and I have always preferred a chillax itinerary. We're not the type of tourist who loves to jam pack the full day and visit 101 attractions in a trip.

We engag…

The Miscarriage: : the Mini Confinement after Miscarriage

When it comes to confinement following a miscarriage, there are 101 versions of old wives tales to confuse you.
There're people who say (such as doctors and gynaes), since the pregnancy period is short, less than 3 months, it didn't affect our body much so we actually do not need to do confinement.
But my gynae did mention that of course i can try to avoid the cold, icy stuffs still.

And then there will be the extreme ones who'd think going through a miscarriage is more damaging to a woman's body than giving birth itself and hence one must observe the rules of confinement and the best is to do it for 2 weeks.
But think about this, where on earth to get 2 weeks mc? we are only entitled 14 days mc a year leh...

And then there's the reasonable ones and I'm blessed that both my mother and mother-in-law and even my brother's mother-in-law, who runs a chinese medical hall (TCM) belongs to this group.
So naturally, i fall into this group as well.
According to TCM …

Taiwan Kids friendly Accommodation with slides - not your usual list!

And so from a mere idea of bringing Sticky Bean with us to Taiwan, this idea was put into action with Singapore Airlines 70th Anniversary promotion where you get to pay only $70 for a child's ticket! Though it's not exactly the cheapest option for flying to Taiwan, we thought to pay a little more for better service and not to mention safety since it will be Sticky Bean's first time traveling on a relatively longer flight. Her first plane ride was a really short one to KL, a mere 1 hour away.

If she's manageable on the flight, we can then consider budget airlines such as Scoot or even Jetstar for our subsequent travels.

So why Taiwan?
There are plenty of reasons for our choice other than both Mr. Keir and myself love Taiwan for the food and hospitality. I'm sure you may have come across Awesome kids friendly accommodation with slides and other themed rooms in Taiwan that are trending in facebook. That was one of the many reasons why we want to go Taiwan too!

Alright …