What I really like about this place is the vast number of storage options. The way they guide us through the different options is so simple and tempting to buy everything.
It's like me discovering new toys to put at home and seeing the showrooms makes me want to have the same layout too.
I like the storage options as I'm always in need of organising my stuff with categorised cabinets. That way, it's so much easier to remember where I kept my stuff.
I've tried the cafe and the long queue is really too much. The way the tables and chairs are placed are too close to each other and there are prams all over the place. It makes the place even more squeezy and it isn't comfortable. I just like more walking space between chairs.
I decided to try the ice cream buffet since I had a voucher that stated One for One. The place is rather hidden although it stated Ion. We had to get out of Ion beyond the shutters, so, I was thinking if it really was in Ion in the first place.
Anyway, we found the place after asking the kind staff at Ion who gave us directions. Upon reaching, the seats around the buffet were full. So, we thought it was only that big. After being seated, that was when we realised that just further from the cashier, there were more seats and a group of people were sitting there.
A long queue started after we got our seats. It's wonderful to have a table that's big because we started taking a number of plates trying out the available flavours including the fondue. Strawberries go very well with the chocolate fondue.
The vast number of ice cream flavours overwhelmed us at first because it's the first time we could try all 50 of them. I tried the Bitter Chocolate Gelato, Kiwi and Raspberry, Pistachio Almond (or was it Almond Pistachio?) and one other flavour that escaped my memory now. Personal favourite is Bitter Chocolate since the lack of sweetness allowed my stomach more room for other food.
I tried the cakes and they were not to my liking except for the Oreo Cheesecake, I have a soft spot for that. Just that the cheesecake didn't set well before they served. I think they made the cheesecake once it's all eaten up.
The waiters kept clearing the empty plates as they went along, a really good service. The pancakes on that day were rather nice. Reminded me of McDonalds.
In all, we tried 8 flavours and other food before calling it full. I think we could have tried them all if we had mixed gelatos and ice cream during the course. That way, $22.25 would have been well spent.
Quite impressive space available for badminton, basketball and table tennis. Nets are provided albeit old and sometimes tattered in some places for users to play badminton. About 9 badminton courts can be used if there are no other reservations by other sports.
Air ventilation is quite good. Benches are provided for each court. The toilets are also clean with shower cubicles available too.
The place isn't too far from Clementi MRT station and one can fill up the stomach after using the sports hall from the various food centres and coffeeshops nearby.
Sports material is also available at the nearest shop that specialises in sports stuff. This sports hall is quite popular and can be difficult to get the booking for the time slot that is suitable (badminton). However, it's still a good place as there's also a swimming pool nearby.
Decided to go there for its snow ice. I chose Mango Snow Ice which was huge for one person. Sharing it with someone else made it better. Even though it was just one serving, the amount was enough to make me full.
Sitting arrangement was too close to the other party since most were couples. However, there was enough room to walk without needing to slam into other people.
Service was quick even for a peak hour. The cost is on the medium to high with food that can be done at home if one makes the effort. There are some food that I rather let others cook for me though. Like the French Toast with Ice Cream.
Overall rating is that I would go there again and just not so often. I give this a 4 star in case the rating just refuse to appear.
Dinner with a friend there was rather pleasant. I like the comfortable seats with enough space for my large bag. The tables were rather close to others at some point.
We were able to converse rather well without needing to shout. Service was prompt and our food arrived in a timely manner.
The fries' texture are just right, hard enough to hold the shape and soft enough to bite into without getting tired. Cheese goes well with the fries. Drinks are quite acceptable in range since I am not a soft drink lover.