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Afternoon Tea at The Landing Point, Fullerton Bay Hotel

I don’t know about you, but I feel that once in a while you have to pamper yourself with a nice treat. We work so hard Monday to Friday 8.30 – 5.30, usually longer than that, that life would be indeed a drag if you didn’t know how to enjoy it. Be it a spa, massage, short trip overseas of indulging over food, I feel it’s a necessity not a luxury, just to keep you sane and recharge you in this hectic environment.

For me, going for afternoon tea at a nice hotel is a must. When I’m low on “lovin”, my brain craves for this. I know technically speaking, the afternoon tea items don’t feel worth the $$$ when compared to lobsters and crabs, but you’re really paying for the experience so I still think it’s worth it. Tourists to Singapore, you have to try our English Afternoon Tea experience, you won’t regret it!

Afternoon Tea at Fullerton Bay Hotel (14) For $42++, you get a 3 tier English Afternoon Tea set, which is refillable. Comes with 3 changes of tea.

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Mini Macarons for the macaron lover. These were very good, just crispy on the outside and still chewy on the inside. Because the Afternoon Tea is refillable, its hard to restrain yourself to just 1 or 2 macarons!

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Salmon Tartar Filled Pistachio Cones – I think I had 3 servings of this! The salty flavours from the salmon married very well with the crisp pistachio cones. The Brie Cheese and Figs on Hazelnut Crackers in the background were also very good.

Afternoon Tea at Fullerton Bay Hotel (6)   We were there during the last week of December, hence the little star shaped cookies to make it more Christmassy.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

Singapore Central Business District Skyline – Night Time

Check out more photos I took of Shenton Way at night. I love taking photos of buildings at night. Firstly, it’s so much more cooling and peaceful. Secondly, I can avoid the mid-day glare of the sun bouncing off any shiny surfaces. And thirdly, the buildings don’t merge together in a a grey haze. They actually look more individual in the picture below, than in the photo I took of Shenton Way during the day.

Shenton Way at Night (2) 

Shenton Way used to be almost exclusively occupied by office buildings. Now, you can find condos and hotels here too. I sure wouldn’t mind stepping out of my house and arriving at my office 5 minutes later. That’s 1 hour of traffic avoided both ways. I think it’s worth the premium paid to live in town, no?

The Sail Condo

Closer look of The Sail. One of the condos situated in the new Marina Bay Financial district area. They used to have clear views of the sea, but now newer buildings block their views.

Fullerton Bay Hotel at Night

The Fullerton Bay Hotel. Waterfront luxury at it’s best! And you can be sure no other building will sprout out of the Singapore river to block the lovely views. I wonder why the lights are on for the building on the left when it isn’t even finished. What a waste of electricity.

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The Fullerton Hotel. And the Merlion in the 2nd photo. With One Fullerton directly in front of the Fullerton Hotel. Does One Fullerton kinda resemble the Sydney Opera House with the wavelike roof?

Esplanade and the Swissotel

The Esplanade. Ok no matter what people say, and no matter what angle, I still don’t find the facade nice looking at all. Once inside the theatre area, it’s posh and grand, but on the outside, I just feel it’s weird. And there’s the Swissotel, the lone tall building in the City Hall area. Sometimes I feel there is no need to take a ride on the Singapore Flyer if views is all that you seek. There are so many tall buildings and hotels to get your fill of the wonderful views of Singapore. Almost every tall building has a restaurant perched on the top floor!

Marina Link Park

The Marina Link Park next to Marina Bay Sands

Check out my post of Shenton Way in the day time.

Check out my post of Marina Bay Sands Singapore, which is where I shot all these photos.

Singapore Central Business District Skyline – Day time

Here are some pictures of Singapore central business district aka Shenton Way from a vantage point at Marina Bay Sands. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the best of days to take photos. The sky was overcast and slightly hazy. We haven’t had clear blue skies in quite a while. I should know since I can now see for miles from my new office. I think I can even see some of the mountains in Malaysia even though my office is in the south eastern part of Singapore!

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There’s the new Marina Bay Financial District on the left of the picture.

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Huge open area in front of Marina Bay Sands Shoppes where you have an unblocked view of Shenton Way and all it’s big businesses.

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The building with the reddish roof is the old Clifford Pier, which has now turned into the posh Fullerton Bay Hotel.

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A closer look of the Fullerton Bay Hotel.

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The Fullerton Hotel and One Fullerton. Fullerton Hotel was once Singapore’s General Post Office, while One Fullerton is obviously a building built in modern times, ie about 5 years ago.

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See the mass of tourists taking in the sights of the iconic Merlion. I really don’t understand why tourists would specially come here just to take photos with the Merlion. Perhaps it’s like this Parisian I know that has never visited, or thought to visit the Eiffel Tower?

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Interesting angle of the Esplanade and the Swisshotel?

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Condos right in the heart of town. Are you the type that would love to live near your office or are you the type that would want to get as far away from it after working hours?

Fullerton Bay Hotel

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View of the main doors

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View from the main doors

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One of the numerous areas to relax and chill out in Fullerton Bay Hotel

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Another picture of The Landing Point, a really cool place to have afternoon tea I’m sure.

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Landing Point Alfresco Area

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Suitcases from an era past

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Bodyguards to make sure even the most boisterous of kids go hush.

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If you have a room on the top floors on this side of the Fullerton Bay hotel, I think you would be able to get a good view of the fireworks come New Year’s Eve. Or you could go to the roof top, although you would most probably have to pay to enter.

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Get rooms on different floors and have fun shouting to each other.

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Stairs to nowhere… Wonder what they were for previously. The photo is hazy because of condensation. Cap your camera when moving outdoors from an air-conditioned place and try not to use it for a while.

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