In Love with Siloso Beach Resort

Pada Jumat, 21 Februari 2014 sekitar pukul 2 waktu Singapura, saya dan adik sampai di hotel bernama Siloso Beach Resort di Pulau Sentosa. Sesungguhnya saya bertanya-tanya ketika sampai, mengapa saya dan adik saya ditempatkan ditempat ini? Tapi mari simak ulasan saya dibawah ini. Pastinya akan menemukan hal tak terduga.
On Friday, 21st February 2014, at 2pm Singapore time, me and my sister arrived at Siloso Beach Resort as our hotel during our stay in Sentosa Island. At first, a lot of questions came into my head, why us who stayed in this place? But, let’s read my review below. You’ll find unexpected things.

Ketika pertama kali masuk lobby hotel ini tidak seperti bayangan hotel pada umumnya. Terlihat lobbynya kecil, suasananya sepi, sangat coklat, dan dikelilingi hutan yang pastinya sarat pepohonan. Bahkan resepsionisnya hanya ada satu, ditemani satu bell boy. Awalnya agak nggak meyakinkan ga siyh? Tapi, percaya tidak percaya saya merasa homy saat itu.
When I stepped first time at the lobby, it didn’t look the same as usual hotel lobby. It was small, silence, chocolate lobby, surrounded with forest which  full of trees. Even there was only one receptionist and one bell boy. Wasn’t it looked uninterested? But, believe it or not, I felt homy back there.

IMG_0696Beberapa menit kemudian akhirnya kami diberikan kamar tipe standard dengan twin bed dengan view menghadap ke arah pantai Siloso. Memang, kami tidak diantar oleh seorang bell boy pun ke kamar, tapi para pekerjanya ramah-ramah. Baru saja masuk ke kamar hotel bernomor 705, pintu diketuk oleh seseorang yang berpenampilan seperti manager hotel memberitahu bahwa kami dapat menghubunginya jika butuh bantuan apapun.
Few minutes later we were a given a standard twin bed room with a Siloso beach view. Well, we didn’t escorted by any bell boy, but the workers were very friendly. I remember when we just got into our room, the door was knocked by a woman who looked like one of the hotel manager who told us to call her if we need any help or inquiries. 

Hari pertama di hotel, sesudah beristirahat sejenak di kamar, kami pergi mengunjungi Alfresco Cafe yang terletak di lantai dasar (kamar kami berada di jalan 7) untuk makan siang. OverallIMG_0659 makananya standar tapi tempatnya cozy, karena sangat kental dengan alam walaupun terletak di pinggir jalan Siloso yang ramai pejalan kaki. Bayangkan kami melihat biawak melintasi restoran, beberapa tupai berlarian, dan burung-burung merpati mencari makan dilokasi cafe.
First day at the hotel, after rest a while, we went to Alfresco Cafe at the ground floor (our room was at 7th floor) to have our lunch. Overall, the taste was ordinary but the place is cozy, because the place was green although stand at the side of a busy road. You can imagine that we saw a lizard (the almost big one) passed by the restaurant, few squirrels ran around, and pigeons looked for food at the cafe.

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Hari kedua di hotel, kami mendapatkan kesempatan untuk Eco Tour bersama Mrs. Green Tan. Nah inilah yang sangat spesial dari hotel ini. Saya pun akhirnya mengerti mengapa kami ditempatkan ditempat ini. Sampai saat ini kami masih sangat terkagum-kagum dengan konsep dibuatnya hotel ini. Adik saya sangat menyenangi tempat ini.
Second day at the hotel, we were taking to the hotel Eco Tour programme with Mrs. Green Tan. This is a very special programme from this hotel. Through this I finally knew whey we stayed at this hotel. Until now we are really amazed with the hotel concept. My sister loves that place.

Hotel ini benar-benar dibangun mengikuti bentuk slope pulau sentosa. Tidak ada pengurukan tanah, tidak ada perataan tanah, tidak ada penebangan pohon, dan tidak ada pembunuhan hewan-hewan yang sudah lama hidup di hutan. Bahan-bahan bangunan yang dipakai pun diusahakan seramah mungkin terhadap lingkungan.
The hotel were really build following the Sentosa island slope. No backfilling, no ground levelling, no trees logging, and no local animal killing who already lives there for years. All the building material used was sought to be green, friendly to the environment like these wear plates that were used on the walls.

Kami diajak ke salah satu vila di hotel. Menakjubkan sekali, seluruh pepohonan tinggi ataupun rendah tidak ada yang ditebang. Semua dapat tumbuh subur bahkan sangat terawat dan segar walaupun harus berada dalam vila. Dari jendela didalam villa kami pun bisa melihat beberapa tupai berloncatan dipepohonan luar villa, capung dan merpati terbang kesana kemari.
We were taking to one of the villas. Incredible, all the trees, both high and not, were not cutting down. The trees grow healthy, maintained and fresh although growing inside the villa. From the villa’s windows we can see squirrels outside of the window jumped from one tree to another, dragonflies and pigeon flew here and there.

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Hotel ini pun memiliki perkebunan mininya sendiri. Mereka menanam beberapa jenis cabai, daun mint, selada, dan lainnya yang mereka gunakan sebagai bahan-bahan makanan. Mereka menanam sangat organik tanpa pestisida dan memanfaatkan atap hotel sebagai kebunnya. Bahkan 72% hotel ini sangat terbuka. Saat siang hari udara sejuk dalam ruangan bukan sepenuhnya berasal dari AC tapi berasal dari suasana penghijauan disekeliling hotel bahkan dari atap-atapnya yang menggunakan konsep taman. Jujur saya sampai kebingungan bagaimana menceritakannya sungguh mencengangkan.
This hotel has its own mini farm. They plant various kinds of chilli, mint, lettuce, and so on, which they use for their own food ingredients. They plant in an organic way without pesticide and use their own roofs as the farm, the http://bellroofcompany.com/, roofing in San Bernardino company did a great job with their roofs. Even 72% parts of this hotel is open-air. During the day, a mild weather inside each room doesn’t 100% come out from the Air Conditioner, but from the circulation of greeneries around the hotel even some parts of the roof they made into a garden concept; however, I do have to admit that the services of AC installs in Sonora (here is their website) did a great job with the Ac system in the rooms. Honestly confusion still hit me how to explain this nature beauty into a great way.

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Tidak hanya konsep penghijauan yang mereka miliki, mereka punya solusi energi sendiri. Air yang dipakai di seluruh hotel adalah hasil daur ulang sendiri, sehingga tidak banyak air terbuang. Begitu juga dengan energi listriknya. Tahukah anda bahwa dari makanan sisa yang terbuang bisa menjadi air yang terfertilisasi? Hotel ini memiliki sistem itu. Suatu sistem yang mendaur ulang air, energi pemanas, dan energi pendingin sekaligus.
Not only applies reforestation activities, they have their own solution of energy throughout the hotel. Water that is supply to all rooms is their own recycling activity to save the water. Same as the electricity. Have you ever known that a waste food can be recycled into a fertilized water? This hotel has that system. A whole package to recycling water, heat, and cool-air in one system.

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Dua hal yang paling suka dari hotel ini adalah pertama Kolam renangnya. Mereka tidak menggunakan kaporit sama sekali, airnya menyegarkan sekali. Tapi sayang saat saya menikmati kolam renang dihari ketiga saya tidak mendapatkan pengalaman dihujani air kelapa yang dibuka oleh para tupai yang berkeliaran di pepohonan sekitar kolam renang.
Two thinks I loved the most from this hotel. First, its Swimming Pool. They do not use chlorine, the water is fresh. But unfortunately, when I tried the swimming pool at third day, I didn’t have the experience to be poured by coconut water that is opened by squirrels at the top of trees surrounding the pool area.

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Dan kedua adalah batu alamnya dan jalanan koridor. Kursi-kursi diluar ruangan mereka memanfaatkan batu-batuan alam dan kayu alami yang langsung bersentuhan ketanah. Serta yang menakjubkan adalah lantai koridor hotel diseluruh lantai terbuat dari daur ulang ban mobil. Luar biasa.
And second, its natural stones and corridor way. All benches outside the hotel room were used natural stones and woods and directly stick to the ground. The very amazing part is they use a recycled car tires as the corridor floor. Astonishing.

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Hotel ini sungguh memberikan konsep yang menakjubkan. Akhirnya saya mengerti mengapa diberikan kesempatan dihotel ini karena hotel ini mengusung keramahan lingkungan bagi seluruh keluarga. Aman bagi anak-anak apalagi bagi orang dewasa. Suasana yang sepi membuat nyaman bagi setiap orang yang ingin relaksasi dari keramaian. Kamarnya yang kecil nan cozy sangat senyap sehingga tidak tertanggu keriuhan diluar kamar walaupun kamar-kamarnya berada di pinggir jalan ramai. Bahkan ketika saya berbagi keceriaan bersama adik saya didalam kamar sekenceng apapun, tidak akan mengganggu seluruh bagian hotel ^^.
This hotel can offer a magnificent concept. Finally, I realized why we were placed at this hotel. Because this hotel brings an environmental caring to all families stayed there. Safe for children also adults. The quiet atmosphere blows every people who wants to meditate from the crowd of the city. The small and cozy room is so quiet, no outside noise can bark into the room. Even when I shared our great moment with my sister inside with a noisy sound, it would not bother the other rooms ^^.

Jadi hotel ini sangat direkomendasikan bagi anda sekeluarga yang ingin berlibur ke Singapura, terkhususnya di Sentosa. Kunjungi web dari Siloso Beach Resort. Atau tertarik dengan konsep biodiversity, tinggal kunjungi linknya. Saya yakin anda tidak akan menyesal. Setidaknya saya sendiri tidak menyesal tinggal di hotel ini. Saya punya cita-cita suatu saat membawa keluarga menikmati tempat ini. Semoga kesampaian… ^^
This is a recommendable hotel for families who wants to spend their holiday in Singapore, especially in Sentosa. Visit their website, Siloso Beach Resort. Or if you are interested with Singapore’s biodiversity concept, just click the available link. I am so sure you would not regret that. At least I am not. I have a wish for someday I can bring my own little family to enjoy this place. Hope very soon… ^^

Regards,

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8 thoughts on “In Love with Siloso Beach Resort

    1. Halo mba, salam kenal…. Stay di SG ya mba?
      Setengah jam tanpa macet ya mba… enakkkk…
      Pengen deh stay disana…

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