Wed. May 29th, 2024

TL;DR – Definitely better than flowers.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and one of the biggest challenges for most Singaporeans would be where to dine at. Not because we have a lack of choice but because on the contrary, we have too many options. #firstworldproblem totally.

And mothers being mothers –

Money difficult to earn leh, boy ah, you shouldn’t anyhow spend you know


I can also cook this at home myself leh


We just can’t win this


Sometimes it’s really not easy to impress any mothers. So here’s how we are celebrating this day with the Empress Dowager of our lives.

1. Celebrate before 14 May

So you don’t have to deal with the crowds of the actual day and can even make it look like you had booked the entire venue just for her.

Our restaurant pick?

The Ellenborough Market Café at Swissôtel Merchant Court.

Savour the hearty flavour of U.S. Prime Rib of Beef carved to order, in addition to local and Peranakan dishes such as Nyonya Satay Chicken, Udang, Kuah Pedas Nenas and Kueh Pie Tie. The buffet also includes fresh seafood on ice, air flown sashimi and the perennial favourite Durian Pengat.

Ellenborough Market Café | 3 -30 April 2017

$68 for dinner (Mondays – Sundays)

2. Treat her to an atas Afternoon Tea

Spoil Mum with an exquisite afternoon tea at the Swissôtel Merchant Court’s Crossroads Bar. Comprising savoury and sweet treats, menu highlights also include the Egg Cocotte with Mushroom Ragout, Chocolate Truffle Layer Cake and Bird’s Nest Egg Tart.

That’s not all. Shower her also with a beauty care gift set from leading French botanical beauty and skin care brand, Yves Rocher. Guided by the belief of creating exceptional and natural products that are available to all women, Yves Rocher delivers effective beauty results that respect your skin and the planet. Developed in France, the brand explores the most powerful active ingredients of botanicals to offer high-quality, custom solutions for every skin type while preserving the environment.

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Crossroads Bar | 13 & 14 May 2017 | 3pm to 5.30pm

$38++ per person

3. Pamper her with spa treatments worthy of royalty

There’s nothing like a pampering spa treatment to knead all your mother’s worries (and complaints) away.

The award-winning treatment Journey of the East at the Pürovel Spa & Sport begins with the THEMAE’s 3 Teas Purifying Body Wrap which helps remove toxins and restore a sense of calm vitality. Clay, talcum and rice powders absorb 3 excess oils and smoothen the texture of the skin leaving it instantly soft. Next, Mommy can relax into a Lomi-Mae massage which relieves muscle tension. Mainly orchestrated by the hands and forearms, these fluid rhythmic rocking techniques followed by warm and enveloping movements, stimulate the muscles and release positive energy retained in the joints of the body. The session is then finished with a rejuvenating express facial.

Pürovel Spa & Sport | 1 – 31 May 2017

Journey of the East Treatment at $329 nett, includes complimentary product from THEMAE