We are staying at the Rasa Sentosa Resort on Sentosa Island, Singapore.
There are inside restaurants in the hotel but there is also a large balcony on one of the upper floors, and that’s where breakfast is served.
It has a roof to keep you dry when it rains, Singapore is tropical after all… but the best bit is that you can catch the best of any breezes that may waft by, and when the mornings are at the very least 28 C (82 F) and the humidity is high, even a little fresh air makes a world of difference.
My Parents lived in the Solomon Islands (located north of Australia and to the east of Papua New Guinea) for a number of years, where it was even hotter than Singapore and whilst they had air-conditioning in one bedroom, it was used only twice in all the years they lived there (whilst sick with suspected malaria).
They preferred to acclimatise to the heat and to use large ceiling fans, houses that were built for coolness and the tropics and to avoid the body shock of going outside from an artificially cold room into natural scoring temperatures.
This is an approach that I like very much and I’ve always had problems adjusting to the very artificial and often too cold chilliness of air-co, so this terrace, with the fans in the roof, suits me perfectly.
I often joke that should I ever be converted to the idea of reincarnation (sorry, that chance is low to miniscule) then I might believe that I was a tomato in a former life.
I like heat, even tropical heat, very much. Sadly my lungs have no small problem with the humidity so I also have to rest a bit more and pace myself.
At least when we are here, we are on holiday so we can relax… and what better way to relax than a breakfast on a balcony overlooking the grounds and the pool, listening to loud tropical birds, and if we are slightly earlier than today, watching the sunrise too.
It’s a buffet breakfast and in typical Asian style there are an amazing array of warm noodles, fish, seafood, rice dishes on offer as well as more Anglo Saxen offerings such as bacon, scrambled eggs, sasuages, toast, tea and yogurt.
Me, I head straight for the tropical fruit section, starfruit, pineapple, sour pear, watermelon.. yum!
Here’s a look around the breakfast buffet…
Himself had… (he’s used to his crazy wife taking photos of his food, but let me know he was very hungry, note the lurking fork waiting to pounce LOL )
The kids shared…
and we all enjoyed the view over the balcony rail…
My only gripe about this breakfast is that it all looks and tastes so good that it takes a lot of willpower not to overdo it.
I manage to resist the temptation by avoiding the pastries and croissants section and by limiting the scrambled eggs and bacon and eating a lot of fresh fruit.
I’m no morning person, but who couldn’t get to like mornings if breakfasts like this were on offer every day?
I’d settle for just the fresh fruit and a yogurt with a side order of tropical setting, no problem at all !