Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Marina Bay Sands ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥



I walk a long way from the hotel to get this shot. Still I am not able to fit the whole structure in. That Marina Bay Sands is big, that is the understatement of the year. It is ginormous, cyclopean, elephantine, super colossal BIG.


IMG_0042This is where I take the shot, standing side by side with the Helix Bridge


IMG_1645Marina Bay Sands Lobby


IMG_1646Colorful reception desk. Looks huge but is actually just a tiny little part of …


IMG_1648Whoa! … this.


IMG_1654The whole development. Three hotel towers, a rooftop paradise perched on the three towers, an art and science museum, an art path, world class theaters, world class casino, world class shops, and world class culinary delights!


IMG_1664There are reception desks in every tower. This one is in tower 2, I think.


IMG_1669Hallway to my room


IMG_1683Horizon Deluxe Room


IMG_1675Toilet area


IMG_1677Shower area


IMG_1693Paiza toiletries


IMG_1697Well-stocked fridge, but everything comes with a price. A very high one.


IMG_1705“Please be aware that items removed for more than 30 seconds will automatically be charged to your account.” What??? I can’t even hold and admire the chocolate bars?
I think I’ve just developed a dislike for modern hi-tech refs.


IMG_1712The view from my room


IMG_1855Singapore on a beautiful Wednesday morning


IMG_1857Oh no!!! Singapore sinking on a beautiful Wednesday morning…


IMG_1721… NOT!!!  It is my view of Singapore on a beautiful Wednesday morning
from the Sands SkyPark.


IMG_1728Aaaahhh… this is the life!


IMG_1738Perched on three soaring hotel towers, the 200m high SkyPark is a structural masterpiece


IMG_1749My favorite spot. Makes me feel like I’m floating on top of the world.


IMG_1767This is but a small part of the 12,400 sqm SkyPark


IMG_1774It is paradise on a rooftop


IMG_1786My next favorite spot. Perfect for cooling down under the unforgiving Singapore sun


IMG_1754Look at the little boy having the time of his life


IMG_1717Pocket jaccuzis where you and your special someone can share wet romantic moments


IMG_1720Still a work in progress. Can’t wait to come back when everything’s complete.


There you go. My bikini shot!


After swimming for a total of half a lap, I am as hungry as a hippopotamus. So I go back to my room and order room service for lunch.


IMG_1880Eating for three


IMG_1876Prosciutto e Funghi – tomato sauce, mushrooms, parma ham, goat cheese
I don’t know about you, but whenever I go swimming, I crave for pizza.
Good while it’s hot but can definitely use more toppings.


IMG_1885Laksa – look at all those ingredients! I haven’t even reached the noodles and I am full already. The coconut broth could be a little spicier.


IMG_1894Hainanese Chicken Rice – the chicken is silky and really tasty that I sometimes forget to dip it in the sauces. Even better than Wee Nam Kee and Boon Tong Kee, I daresay.  


IMG_1902Apple Galette – five spice roasted apples, caramelized puff pastry, almond cream
You should know that by this time I am already bursting at the seams, yet I manage to finish the whole apple thing. So good it rocks my world.


IMG_1907Okay, it’s time to walk off all that food


IMG_1927The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands


IMG_1937Big and bright


IMG_1949Hmmm… Venetian gondola ride, is that you?


IMG_1955Nah, this is the Marina Bay Sands’ Sampan Ride. No singing here.


IMG_1957BEANstro by Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. Cute!


IMG_1972Some shop celebrating its grand opening. Fire, water, drums, beats, this is 
Asia’s very own Blue Man Group.


IMG_1909“No Photography” signs everywhere. But what the heck.
I hereby present to you, The Marina Bay Sands Casino.


IMG_1910And the awkward-looking casino ceiling


Marina Bay Sands is truly becoming Asia’s new culinary epicenter. Imagine Daniel Boulud, Tetsuya Wakuda, Guy Savoy, Santi Santamaria, Mario Batali, Justin Quek, and Wolfgang Puck, all in one place.

Perhaps I might decide not to leave anymore.


IMG_1913The name says it all.


IMG_1915No need to fly 8 hours to Sydney. Tetsuya is finally in Asia!
25 seats. Dinner only.
2 weeks advance reservation, 2 weeks on waitlist, 5 phone calls to follow up on the day itself, still no luck. Boo. Next trip, baby, next trip.


Marina Bay Sands: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore. Tel: +65 6688 8868

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