Day 21 – 12th June – Quarantine Room Design Notes – Wall Panelling

It’s interesting how the light plays off the thin gold lines. How it moves with you when you move across the room. The sleek minimalist design is sombre with that grey, but with the gold lines, it’s also alive. And the hint of Art Deco those lines give, I like very much. An added dose of elegance to the room.

Day 8 – 30th May – Quarantine Room Design Notes – Electrical Socket with USB charging port

This is pretty neat and reminds me that I really should change some of my electrical sockets at home to those with USB charging ports like this one. That would free up the main socket for another device.

There are three in this room: one at the desk, and one on each side of the bed. The ones at the bed are also international power outlets, an added convenience factor which makes them even cooler.

Day 2 – 24th May – Quarantine Room Design Notes – Filtered Drinking Water Tap

There’s an extra tap on my vanity counter.

The sign, enlarged below, explains it is to do away with bottled water that was usually provided to guests, a practice that has been the norm for many years.

Cynical me can’t help rolling my eyes hard. But even if the primary motivation was really to cut costs and safe money from not providing bottled water to guests, I still think it’s really cool that so many fewer disposable plastic bottles are choking our planet because of this initiative.

Below are some pictures of the filtration used and how it’s connected.

Tap water in Singapore is already perfectly potable. But I guess most visitors would be hesitant and expect bottled water. (Heck, even some of us locals prefer to boil our tap water first before drinking it, out of an abundance of caution. Old habits die hard.) Hence this special extra filtration.

Interesting!