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Gong Cha at Marina Bay Sands

I have to admit, I have never been a fan of Gong Cha and I just don’t understand why there would be long queues for this bubble tea drink. I just don’t get the funny creamy thing at the top of the drink. Not only does it look icky, it tastes icky too. I once asked the staff what the white thing was, and was admonished with a “CREAM LOR!” plus an “are you an imbecile” look.

I much rather go for Koi. It tastes more natural. Anyway the guys in my office go gaga over Gong Cha, so this post is dedicated to them. (And I thought only girls went gaga over bubble tea…)

Gong Cha at Marina Bay Sands

During my staycation at Marina Bay Sands over the weekend, I discovered to my surprise that there is a Gong Cha there! When I say that I’m surprised, it’s because MBS is littered with high end boutiques. And here comes a Gong Cha, where you need only part with a few bucks to make a purchase!

Gong Cha at Marina Bay Sands (2)

I don’t think people know that Gong Cha has opened at Marina Bay Sands. It’s located at the less populated wing and quite near the end too. See, there are no signature queues here.

7-Eleven at Marina Bay Sands

In fact, it was pretty funny to see a 7-Eleven next to Gong Cha as well. It seems to reinforce the idea that this is the “not so high-end” side of MBS, although this 7-Eleven does look more high end by 7-Eleven standards. I’m waiting for a McDonalds or KFC to open at MBS, do you think that would happen?

I would love for Marina Bay Sands to have a proper supermarket. There is a Cold Storage Speciality near the Rasapura Food court, but it does not sell meat and vegetables. There is definitely a huge need for that, because after having blown a few thousands on the new bag or at the tables, you might just find yourself not being able to afford room service!

ICC Cricket World Cup Finals

After our cuppa along Tanjong Katong Road, we took a short stroll and chanced upon a huge group of people crowded outside a restaurant. I had an inkling what it might be and I was right. These people were standing outside Tadka Indian Kitchen, and there was a flatscreen TV showing the Cricket World Cup Finals in there.

My father just couldn’t resist it and had to take a photo. The cricket fans were all game for a photo too and some of them even waved and clapped for the photo! I just love it the way sports fans are willing to rough it out just to catch their favourite game on TV. It’s definitely much more atmospheric watching sports in a group. Some might say that standing out here is more fun than watching it cooped up at home alone!

Tadka Indian KitchenTadka Indian Kitchen (2)

There’s kind of like a rich poor divide going on here. Those who can afford it sit inside the air-conditioned restaurant, while those who can’t, buy a beer from the 7-11 next door. Actually, I think nobody was drinking beer at all. Unlike the rowdy scenes along One Fullerton, Clarke Quay and Robertson Quay for the Football World Cup, everyone here really was pretty orderly!

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