Beautiful beach and family fun @ SAF Changi Seaview Resort

Posted by ~Summer~ on 16.8.13
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A villa by the beach.

That sounds like paradise and definitely something that only exists in my dreams.

Over the long National Day weekend, that dream did come true, even if it was only for a short while. Thanks to the hubby, we stayed in the SAF Changi Seaview Resort for the first time and yes, it was truly heavenly.

The beautiful and tranquil sea view from our front porch

The cute purple cow mascot which epitomises "Welfare in SAF"




There are 12 two-storey villas in total and this was our home for the next three days
We checked into our resort on National Day itself, all ready to party and have a great gathering with our families while watching the parade. When we first opened the door, like a kid opening birthday presents, I held my breath with anticipation, wondering what laid ahead. As if the sea breeze was not strong enough, what I saw blew me away.

First storey - Living room, spacious kitchenette, dining area, bathroom and spiral staircase

Second storey - Bathroom and two bedrooms equipped with two double beds, one single bed and one sofa bed

This was where the four of us would sleep in for the next three nights. A room with a gorgeous view.

The view from the bedroom. I definitely could get used to waking up to this instead of multi-storey car parks
Once we were settled down and done admiring the views, it was time for Angel and I to put up our DIY National Day decorations.

Ah-huh! Now that bunting makes it easy for everyone to find our villa

Flag here, flag there, Singapore flags everywhere

Don't you just feel the patriotism in the air?
Before the party began, we had to make sure there was food. Yes, it was time to barbecue! In fact, we had BBQ after BBQ after BBQ for all the three nights with our friends and families.

A box complimentary BBQ box was provided which included a pack of charcoal, wire mesh, fire starters, matchsticks, charcoal tongs and even a straw fan

Don't you just love the smell of barbecued food?
I have to give thanks to the hubby who worked hard in being a coolie who lugged food, bags and luggage; a chauffeur who had to fetch family members to and fro; a chef who could start perfect fires and roast delicious food; a cleaner who had to mop the floor and pack up the villa on the last day; and most of all a Daddy and a hubby who loved us in his own ways.

As for me, what did I do? I took care of the kids. Nuff said.

We went to the beach to build sandcastles and pick seashells every morning, afternoon and even night


Paper cups and bowls make great sandcastle building tools

I think we all need a family getaway once in a while to remind ourselves on the simple pleasures of life
For that few days, I didn't really care about whether the sun would scorch our skins or if we had sand in our ears. So long as the kids didn't eat the seashells or drink the seawater, all I wanted was for them to be happy. Ok, we did apply sunscreen lotion, put on our caps and yes, we bathed every day.

The sea, sand and sky have a magical way of calming my nerves
I was hoping to catch the sunrise but considering the bed was so comfy and we usually woke at 9, plus my father-in-law had tried and failed because he said the sun was blocked from our view, well, we just had to be contented with the beautiful beach and that tiny glimpse of sunset in the evening.

Me and my little one enjoying the sea breeze

The big one with her castle and train tunnel

The happiest person had to be Angel, who built lots of sandcastles, watched cartoon after cartoon, dug and found her self-proclaimed golden treasure, had no school for days, ate tonnes of junk food and had her first 'tattoo'. Which she pronounced as 'statue' instead and that made me guffaw every time. I kind of think Ariel enjoyed the stay too, judging by her smiles and the fact that she almost slept through the night.

A big thank you to everyone who came down to join us and to the hubby who made all this possible, I hope you had a good time with all the family and friends too. Now, we just gotta tell Angel that this is not our new house as she happily thinks it is.

Till the next family getaway!

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SAF Seaview Resort  is located at Nethevaron Road, Changi. Visit their website for more information.

19 comments:

  1. what a gorgeous way to spend the long weekend! The view from your villa is stunning!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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    1. Thanks Ai, it sure was fabulous and I felt so relaxed for once on a weekend! =)

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  2. You all looked like you had lots of fun and both your girls are so cute and loving together! Oh my...you are making me wanna go on a beach vacation soon lol!

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    1. Hee thanks Beverly! Me like beaches too so this was really an awesome place to stay for a few nights. =) I hope the two of them grow up to be just as loving! =)

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  3. What an awesome and memorable National Day staycation! I can feel the patriotism and joy even as I read your recount :)

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    1. Hehe really, thanks Angie!! =) It sure was a happy weekend for the kids and I! Hope you had a great National Day holiday too!

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  4. Hey very nice! Never knew there was such a place! Wow, effort leh, even bring your own N-day decor! 1000 points for effort!

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    1. Muahaha. 1000pts! Thanks girl! NDP must have atmosphere, it has been long since we spent this day here! :)

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  5. Hi, I would like to enquire how did you manage to book this chalet? How much it per night? Really hope to hear from you soon. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Farah, this chalet is open to solely SAF personnel and their families, the husband booked it for us. You are welcome!

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  6. Wow!! it's a cool place for family trip and love to see the happy faces of your kids. They enjoyed a lot their. I also love my kids and wife too so decide to share these pics of beautiful destination with them. Hope they like it and start planning for next trip. Thanks your trip experience and these wonderful picture gallery.:)

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  7. Hi there....it does look like you all hv so much fun. Can I just check with you how do I go about to book this resort? Does it strictly open up for SAF only or any civil servant are allow?

    Thank you.

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    1. Hihi, it's a SAF chalet so only SAF personnel and their families are eligible, thanks for the query!

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  8. Hi , my friend is serving ns now . Can he book the chalet ? And how ? From websites or ?? Really hope to hear from you soon .. Thanks ! :)

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    1. Hi, I'm not really sure about that and for some reason, the resort website is not working now when I tried. As far as I know, they have to book it in their computer system and it's by means of balloting. Do ask your friend to ask people he knows in the MINDEF, hopefully they can help him out. Thanks for reading!

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  9. Chanced upon your blog by accident really. Was googling what's changi sea view chalet that I've never heard of?! Lol. You have a beautiful family and super cute kids! You are very blessed! :)

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    1. Awww thanks June! :) so nice that fate led you here! Thanks for your kind comment and yes, i count my blessings every day!

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  11. Hi, i would like to know that this is what type of chalet that you book?
    Cause i have send and email to SAF enquiry on the type of chalet they have but they reply me that they only have twin, queen or honeymoon bedrooms. As i am planning my 21st bday next year and i want to find a chalet like yours that have double story.
    so if possible can you provide me some more info about this kind of double story chalet.

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