On 23 April 2014, I flew eight hours to Singapore to attend a 2 day course at the amazing Marina Bay Sands Hotel located along the waterfront. Dan was originally supposed to join me but with work commitments and difficulties getting a flight back he wasn’t able to make it. I arrived late on Wednesday evening, checked into the hotel and hit up the lobby bar for some dim sum and Tiger Beer.
The next morning I went to the first day of the seminar. Afterwards, I went up to the Infiniti pool on the 57th floor to catch some views of the city before the sunset. That evening I decided it was about time to try my first Singapore Sling before wandering over to the Marina Bay Sands mall to treat myself to a nice dinner at one of the Michelin star restaurants on offer. After much deliberation, I decided to opt for “Cut”, one of Wolfgang Pucks steak restaurants. Needless to say, I was not the least bit disappointed.
I attended the second day of my seminar and we were on our own for lunch so I made my way to the food court. I spotted a great spot and ordered up the local char kway teow (fried rice noodles with clams, Chinese sausage and egg tossed with soy sauce).
That evening I went to watch the water show and then had dinner at Sky on 57, franco-asian cuisine with a bird’s eye view of the city and the bay. This time I tried the signature foie gras xiao long bao and fried sakura chicken, though I must say neither were my favourite.
I had planned an extra day when Dan was supposed to join me so I had one day to tour around the city. First, I hit the rooftop pool in the morning until check out time. Then I decided I wanted to do something outside so I made my way over to Gardens By the Bay where I spent 4 hours wandering around the flower dome and cloud forest.
My flight was later that evening so I had a quick order of spring rolls and one last Tiger beer before making my way up to the airport. I was very fortunate to have had the opportunity to stay at such a fabulous hotel and get a quick glimpse into Singaporean culture.