As you might imagine, Easter is not a big holiday in Singapore. Should you wish to celebrate, expect it to be in full Singaporean style.
We started off with an over the top breakfast at our hotel, the Four Seasons Hotel Singapore. Every Sunday, there is a kids brunch next door to the regular brunch. Kids play in a bouncy castle, have their faces painted, eat, play and more. Adults dine in peace.
On holidays, this starts at breakfast and spills into champagne brunch. I wasn’t expecting such a lavish event. While my daughter was having a blast next door, I actually read the Straits Times, one of my favorite newspapers, from cover to cover. I would have stayed longer if it weren’t for the fact we were off to see friends at another brunch.
If you seek an Easter bunny, your best bet is one of two hotel brunches. The Fullerton Hotel was completely booked so we opted for The Ritz-Carlton, Millennia Singapore. These are two of the best brunches in town anyway, but in all honesty, you do pay for the privilege. I pre-paid the Ritz-Carlton booking and they sent me a menu that was 4 pages long. It’s so over the top that I thought about posting it here, but it’s just too darn long. At any rate, it was a culinary treat. The bottomless Moet Chandon also helped.
I froze at the cheese section alone, which is rare. You might too. as this is only part of it.
There were foie gras stations, Wagyu beef leg, lobster, sushi and more. Singaporeans do food right, with extreme opulence. The brunch is held in the Greenhouse restaurant which has an open air feeling with loads of windows and natural light.
The Easter Bunny made an appearance and the staff gathered the children for an Easter Egg hunt. Each kid was given a pail to find chocolate bunnies (I didn’t see any eggs) in the grassy area outside. The staff was clearly stressed that the older kids seemed to grab almost everything. La Jolla Girl was not able to find any chocolates, however, the staff sent to our table more chocolate than she could eat. She loved the entire experience and I would do it again.
After that, we swam in the pool, ate Nasi Goreng at the Four Seasons and headed off to the Night Safari.
But should you find yourself in Singapore during Easter, you’ll certainly enjoy yourself. You won’t be hungry, that’s for sure.