The Influencer Takeover

For the 1st time, 5 Singapore based Influencers takes over Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel’s social media as part of the hotel’s 20th anniversary celebration.

Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel will be launching ‘The Influencer Takeover’ from now till end September 2019 where 5 Singapore based influencers will take over the hotel’s social media platforms such as Facebook & Instagram. These Key Opinion Leaders (KOL) will have freehand to post their experiences while staying at the hotel. This initiative is part of the celebration for the 20th birthday of Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel which falls on the 1 October 2019.

The KOLs will decide amongst themselves when they wish to review the hotel, make their own reservation & check-in like any regular guest for a 3 days 2 night stay at a date of their choice which is not known to the hotel. They will critic the hotel’s services, facilities as well as outlets in the most honest & transparent manner without interference from the hotel & post their experiences on the hotel’s social media pages together with a review on their blogs.

The public will also be able to read about things to do around the hotel & tours available from within the hotel from the well-established DMC & daily sightseeing tour operator - Tour East Singapore from experiences gathered from these KOLs. Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, General Manager Mr Farid Alain Schoucair said, “20 years is a huge milestone for this great property & we are celebrating it in a way no one ever did, which is to allow 5 influential individuals to give unbiased opinions on what Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel is all about.”

About the Influencers

Lee Ai Ling

One who happens to have a blog called Purple Taste and you can find me on Instagram (@rain498). I love food and is always happy to accompany friends to suss out new places. Hi, I’m Lee Ai Ling. Born and bred in Malaysia and is now adulting in Singapore.

Ivan Teh

Ivan Teh speaks for a living. A seasoned corporate trainer with over a decade of experience, Ivan also enjoys curating personal experiences - spanning food, culture, travel, lifestyle, and fashion. He is the man behind - Ivan Teh– Running Man, @ivan_teh_runningman.

Bino Chua

Bino Chua is the guy behind I Wander a travel blog that focuses on destination guides, trip itineraries as well as hotel and aviation reviews. Born out of a genuine desire to share tips and experiences, I Wander was started some ten years ago after an inspiring trip to Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Since then, his travels have reflected his ever evolving bucket list and have spanned places such as North Korea, Pakistan and Iran. @iwanderrr

Darren Ang

Have you ever wanted a consolidated source of lifestyle news that sparks excitement and interest relevant to your life? Founded by Darren Ang, is an award-winning blog that has been working with numerous brands dishing out news on events, food and must-see destinations locally and regionally since 2005! @method86

Hazel Lum

Hazel Lum is the founder of — a Food, Travel and Lifestyle blog that was launched in 2006. Her blog was created to be an avenue for her to share her adventures working in Singapore. Since then, it has grown to document her thoughts on food, travel and lifestyle. @hazeldiary_