Wild Wild Wet at Downtown East: Singapore’s Favourite Water Theme Park

During our recent staycation at D’Resort Rainforest Premier Suite, we checked out Wild Wild Wet – one of Singapore’s largest water theme parks and a perfect place to have some fun!

Read also: D’Resort Rainforest Family Room

Wild Wild Wet
Wild Wild Wet @ Downtown East

Wild Wild Wet is located at Downtown East, a fantastic leisure and lifestyle destination in the east of the island. This was our second visit to the water park, and we were totally amazed with its significant makeover and expansion! It has also added two adrenaline-pumping water rides – the Royal Flush and Free Fall.

As much as we’re excited to check out the new rides, the weather has not been on our side. The sky was cloudy and I was very sure it would rain within 2 hours. So, I was contemplating whether to bring my camera. V shook his head, obviously telling me to keep my camera in the locker.

We had a blast at the water park even though it was drizzling. It was a pity that I couldn’t take any pictures on that day – but thankfully, I managed to get some media pictures to share with you on this post.

If you’re visiting Wild Wild Wet with kids, you’d most probably be spending the most time at Professor’s Playground. With no minimum height requirement, kids can splash to their heart’s content while parents can relax in the huge Jacuzzi. You can find slides, ladders, water cannons and fountains here.

Be sure to look out for the gigantic bucket of water that pours down at timed intervals! When Edison was much younger, he was SO afraid of the water bucket. Now, he loves it so much. Whenever he hears the tinkling sound (indication that the bucket is about to pour down), he will quickly run towards it.

Kidz Zone
Kidz Zone – pint-sized versions of the big rides

Your older kids will probably enjoy the Kidz Zone more. This new attraction is truly a kids’ water paradise, and I’d say it is just like a pint-sized versions of the big rides! Honestly, I admit I’m quite timid when it comes to thrilling rides. So, I enjoyed myself with the kid-sized water slides so much LOL. Best thing is – parents can enjoy the slides together with their kids at Kidz Zone.

D’Resort Rainforest Premier Suite @ Downtown East: A Suite Escape

One of the most fun-filled staycations we’ve had was at D’Resort at Downtown East. We love the integrated water park resort because we can go from our room at D’Resort to Wild Wild Wet seamlessly. In addition, the nature-inspired resort also boosts many family-friendly activities.

Last week, we made use of the PSLE Oral school holiday to have a staycation at D’Resort again. There are many room types available at this resort: 1) family-oriented themed rooms, 2) get-together rooms with BBQ pit option, 3) peace & serenity rooms to unwind in quietude, and 4) luxurious suites for premium comfort.

This time, my interest laid primarily in the luxurious suite. I am after all, deserve a luxury escape once in a while (ahem!) LOL. And I dare say, this is one of the most affordable and family-friendly luxurious suite in Singapore.

D'Resort at Downtown East
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Without further ado, let me bring you for a tour to the most amazing D’Resort Rainforest Premier Suite!  🙂

 

D’Resort Rainforest Premier Suite Overview

D’Resort Rainforest Premier Suite

First off, the suite measures 86 sqm (size of a 3BR condo!). I love the bright and spacious suite with thoughtfully-designed spaces and a touch of garden green. The suite bedroom has a super king-sized bed, sofa, flip-up dresser, study table, 40″ LED TV, walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom.

D’Resort Rainforest Premier Suite

D’Resort Rainforest Premier Suite

D’Resort Rainforest Premier Suite

The en-suite bathroom is complete with exclusive Malin+Goetz’s toiletries and products. It has a Jacuzzi bath-tub, separate standing rain shower and toilet. Edison went “gaga” over the window next to the Jacuzzi bath-tub where he can slide open to enjoy music and TV while soaking in the tub. How lovely is that!  😀

D’Resort Rainforest Premier Suite

D’Resort @ Downtown East – A Nature-Inspired Getaway with Waterpark Fun

Perhaps, this is one of the most uniquely-themed resort rooms that we’ve stayed. Opened on 1 July 2015, the all-new D’Resort is Singapore’s first nature-inspired resort with an integrated waterpark experience.

Nestled amongst the lush greenery of Pasir Ris Park, the 387-room resort by NTUC Club has nine different room types. From chalet-styled rooms with BBQ pits for large gatherings to hotel-styled Rainforest rooms for family getaways, and suites for romantic escapades, there is something for everyone. The rooms also come with different views of the surrounding park, mangrove and beach.

Picture Credit: D’Resort Media Kit

Before we checked-in, I flashed a photo of a Rainforest room to Edison and got him super excited. “You mean we’re going to stay here this weekend? I love it! I can’t wait!” he squealed with delight.

You see – kids are crazy about bunk beds. The insanely cool and eye-catching interior also makes it one of the most uniquely-designed resorts we’ve ever stayed. The moment I opened the door, I heard “bunk bed!” and in a split second, he plonked himself onto the bunk bed.

We stayed in a Rainforest Family Room. There are twelve of such that comes in 3 different themes – Amazonian Jungle, Underwater and M&M’s. Rainforest Family Room comes with complimentary entry to eXplorerkid.

The room is very spacious with a queen-sized bed and a bunk bed, and complete with DOLCE coffee machine, electric kettle, fridge, complimentary beverages, children cutleries, and LED TV.

Our underwater themed room has ocean blue walls and white fixtures. The bunk bed comes in matching ocean blue bed sheets and bed frames. From wakefulness to slumber, the room looks so serene and soothing. We had a really good sleep that night.

One thing that is worth mentioning – the treasure chest! Answer 3 simple questions (count the ocean animals in the room) and find the password to unlock the treasure chest. The goodies in the treasure chest are yours to keep! It’s a fun game to keep the kids occupied while you settle down with a cup of coffee from the DOLCE machine.

Upon arrival at D’Resort, you’ll be greeted by a spacious resort lobby with rainforest-styled architecture with dark woods and natural tones. There are massage chairs, computer stations, and complimentary welcome drinks at the lobby.

Additional perks for NTUC Members

As an NTUC Member, you’ll be able to enjoy unlimited access to Wild Wild Wet during your stay at D’Resort. Park View chalets are made exclusively for NTUC Members, together with discounted rates for BBQ pits and car park, as well as other privileges at Downtown East. You can also redeem vouchers using your LinkPoints. Click HERE for more details.

Activities at D’Resort @ Downtown East

The resort organizes various fun activities for their guests. Some of the regular activities include the monthly mangrove tours to the beautiful Pasir Ris Park on every last Saturday of the month. Other ad hoc events include Halloween celebrations on 30 and 31 Oct, and there will be a spooky Walking Dead Parade around the resort.

You can catch the complimentary buggy to Downtown East for a host of fun activities. Missed the buggy? Fret not! It’s just a short 5 minutes walk to Downtown East where you’ll find eXplorerkid, Orchid Bowl, Cathay Movies and Party World KTV.

Future Developments at Downtown East

The opening of D’Resort marks the completion of Phase One of the $200 million Refreshing Downtown East redevelopment project that began in 2012.

In Phase Two, new F&B and retail experiences will be introduced at Downtown East. Wild Wild Wet will be expanded to double its current size (yay!). It’s targeted for completion in the second half of 2017.

Useful Info

1. Early bird rates are available six months in advance. So, get the most affordable rates by booking in advance.

2. BBQ pit access is only available for chalet-styled rooms – Park View, Mangrove Walk, and Beach Cove.

3. Only Rainforest Family rooms come with complimentary entry to eXplorerkid.

4. At this point, the resort does not provide complimentary parking for their guests. So, please check the parking rates if you’re driving. If you’re an NTUC Member, you’ll get discounted parking rates. We paid ~$20.00 for overnight parking at the resort.

5. Currently, there is only one eatery and one convenience store at the resort. I’d advise you to head down to Downtown East as there are more food options available there.

All in all, it was a truly enjoyable weekend getaway for us. We had so much fun at Wild Wild Wet and eXplorerkid. With a host of activities at D’Resort and Downtown East, we were spoilt for choice on what to do during our stay.

If you’re looking for an affordable yet fun-filled resort getaway, we certainly recommend D’Resort.

D’Resort @ Downtown East
1 Pasir Ris Close, S519599
Website: http://www.dresort.com.sg/
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Disclosure: This was an invited media stay. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are honest and are my own.

 

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