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Marina Bay Promontory and MBS

I really like the new Marina Bay area. After having not worked in Shenton Way for several years, I find the whole place refreshing and revitalizing. There are so many new restaurants and cafes there! I suppose those working in Shenton Way may not feel the same way, with the 5 day work drudgery killing off any feelings of wonder. But for me, this place just exudes an enchantment that still captivates me.

Marina Bay Financial District

Here’s a picture I took of the new Marina Bay Financial District from Kinki’s Rooftop Bar. That’s the StanChart building in the background, or at least that’s what I call it. There’s a cool microbrewery and restaurant called Level33 on the top floor. From Level33, you can get one of the best views of Marina Bay Sands as well as the Suntec area. In my opinion, Level33 is also where you can get the best views of the National Day Parade fireworks, with the Suntec area and the Esplanade as your skyline.

Pity those people who have to be in the office even at 9.30pm at night. In the foreground is The Promontory. It looks like an ordinary piece of flat land from this angle, but trust me, it’s not.

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At night, The Promontory serves as a romantic spot to get up close and personal with your sweetheart. What can be more romantic than having the wonderful MBS as your backdrop and the Marina Bay waters just beyond the fencing? And the most important thing, it’s dark enough such that nobody can see your face while you’re smooching away. See the picture above? It’s dark.

The Promontory

Lot’s of people at Customs House and lovebirds strolling along the Promontory, but yes, you will not be recognised. Kinki’s on the 2nd level and roof of Customs House. On the right of it is Fullerton Bay Hotel, also with its own rooftop restaurant and pool. Definitely great places to watch the NDP fireworks as well.

Marina Bay Sands (2)

And if kissing or ogling at people kissing isn’t quite your thing, you can always take in the wonderful views of Marina Bay Sands.

Marina Bay Sands (3)

They have some sort of a light show going on about 8pm and 10pm I think…

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Marina Bay Sands being attacked!

Marina Bay Sands

and Marina Bay Sands fights back!

How to get to the Marina Bay Area – http://www.marina-bay.sg/map_public_transport.html

For more information on Marina Bay Singapore – http://www.marina-bay.sg

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Level33 at Marina Bay Financial Centre

Everyone’s been raving about Marina Bay Sands and the views from there. Ok I was one of them too and took numerous photos of both Shenton Way as well as the MBS buildings. But did you know, that one really great vantage point to enjoy the splendour of the Marina Bay Sands towers as well as the Singapore city skyline is actually at the new Marina Bay Financial Centre (MBFC)?

I was there with 3 other of my colleagues just the day before at Level33 restaurant and the views were breath-taking! And if was not enough, we got a real treat when fireworks started erupting in the night sky, thanks to the National Day Parade rehearsals! Great stuff for my colleague as it was her birthday.

 

Marina Bay Sands Night Time view from Level33

I really do think that Singapore looks so mesmerising at night. I think it would be so romantic to sit in the al-fresco area, gazing into your partner’s eyes while having this as a backdrop…

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Lucky us got to watch the fireworks from a vantage point!

Level33 touts itself as the World’s Highest Urban Craft-brewery. There are several huge as copper brew house kettles positioned right at the front of the restaurant, so that you know for sure that they mean business. I tried the 33.1 Blond Lager, and it was quite good! Food-wise, I thought it was overpriced but I guess it’s inevitable to have to pay a premium if you want the views. To fully enjoy the views, you must sit outside as the indoor area’s views are blocked by numerous pillars. Another way to enjoy the views without breaking the bank is to just have a drink there instead of having a full scale dinner.

Level33 - 33.1 Blond Lager

33.1 Blond Lager $9.33… Someone’s eyeing MY beer.

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The orangy spice thing is curry salt! Be sure you don’t take a whole heap of it!

Level33 - Prawn Bisque  with Soba

(Gambas) Prawn bisque with soba noodles $39 – 2 really humongous and succulent prawns. Tasted very good and I liked the rich gravy. The amount of soba is enough to make you wonder if it is there as a garnish. If you are a big eater, you may need to order some side dishes as well.

Level33 - Striploin

(Sizzler Beef) Striploin on sizzling hot plate $16 – This was pretty good, but not spectacular

Level33 - Meatballs

Meatballs $9 – First time I’m seeing “dry” meatballs. They were so so.

Level33 - Gnocchi

Gnocchi $26 – An acquired taste for my colleagues I think, but I personally like gnocchi normally. This one was a tad oily.

Level33 - Chicken Breast

Chicken Breast $29 – I don’t know what’s with chicken breast in Singapore. They are so tough! I would never order chicken breast out of my own accord, but since we were sharing all the dishes, I didn’t object. This dish here didn’t change my mind but my colleagues thought it was fine. I did like the ravioli at the bottom though, as well as the asparagus.

Level33 - Molten Chocolate Cake

(Cacao Fondant) Molten Chocolate Cake $16 – Tasted very nice, especially with 4 people sharing this tiny piece of cake. A lot of molten chocolate lava oozed out as we sliced the cake, which is exactly how I like it. The non sweet tooth amongst us liked it although I definitely wouldn’t complain if it were just a little bit sweeter. The white piece of thing at the bottom right was a piece of frozen marscapone, which I felt tasted disgusting in this state and form.

Level33 - Date Pudding

Sticky Date pudding $14 – Also very nice, and not overly sweet either. I’m usually quite fearful of ordering date puddings or sticky toffee puddings because I feel they are just way too heavy and sweet, but this one was just right, and for some reason, had a hint of banana as well.

 

*Click here for more pictures and reviews of Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore City Skyline

 

LeVeL33

8 Marina Boulevard #33-01 • Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1 • Singapore 018981

12pm – 12am Daily • 12pm – 2am on Friday, Saturday and Eve of Public Holiday

Tel: +65 6834 3133 • Fax: +65 6834 3073

 

http://www.level33.com.sg/

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