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Brunch at Ku De Ta, Marina Bay Sands

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Are you looking for a brunch location with a difference? How about having brunch at one of the highest spots possible in Singapore, and having it in style? Ku De Ta’s modern Asian brunch moves away from conventional eggs, sausages and baked beans to feature an assortment of fresh sashimi and Asian breakfast favourites inspired by the Singaporean and Japanese palate.

I had the opportunity to partake in Ku De Ta’s gastronomic brunch a couple of weeks back. I have one word of advice, come HUNGRY. As it’s Asian styled, appetisers will be served sharing style. Portions below are for three pax.

Ku De Ta - Edamame with maldon salt

Edamame with Maldon salt

Healthy start to the brunch. And the Maldon salt, there is salt, and there is Maldon salt. These salt flakes are less bitter than the usual iodized granular types that we are so used to.

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Oysters on Ice, Salmon Sashimi, Tuna Tataki

Sashimi and oysters to further whet the appetite. As you can probably tell from the photos, these were exceedingly fresh tasting and delicious with the condiments. The tuna tataki had onion ponzu and spring onions on top while the salmon sashimi had a shishito, mizuna and uni powder dressing.

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Marina Bay Sands SkyPark Observation Deck

More pictures of the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark Observation Deck as well as what was observed. Smile

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Notice my mother is a distance away from the edge of the observation deck. And notice that I am even further from the edge. Actually the part I am standing on is already protruding out of the 3rd tower, but this is how the mind plays tricks. It is super windy up here, which adds to the amazing feeling. Try not to wear loose caps or you probably won’t see it again.

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Pathway leading to the pool. Isn’t it crazy that this picture was taken 57 floors above ground, when it looks just like a normal park, trees and all?

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The mandatory souvenir shop, so you don’t leave empty handed. Ku De Ta’s just above the shop.

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Those shades hide the swimmers from view, but really, you just have to poke your head between those shades to enjoy the visual feast.

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Now you’ve seen many photos of the iconic 3 towered Marina Bay Sands. Have you seen the SHADOW of Marina Bay Sands? That construction going on down below is the new Gardens by the Bay. Really looking forward to its opening. And those clam shell structures will be the climate controlled greenhouses. It seems they will be planting and showcasing plants from temperate countries in there.

If you’ve been to temperate countries like NZ and UK, they have climate controlled greenhouses to replicate a tropical rainforest climate, horrid humidity and all. I suppose people living in cold countries may be curious to know how it feels like to be in the tropics, but really, I much rather visit a cold greenhouse rather than a hot one!

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You can literally “see” how windy it is. Singapore looks so flat from up here. There is a little lump of a mountain right at the very eastern end of Singapore. It looks like it is in Singapore, but I don’t think so.

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Can you see the huge bit of land that is forested on both sides and totally cleared in the middle? I wonder if that is the Paya Lebar Airbase. I had no idea it was that huge and taking up so much space.

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Did you know the Floating Platform has been transformed into a football pitch? It kind of looks very cartoony from up here.

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Photos of the Sands Pool at night

Photos of Marina Bay Sands during the day

Photos of Shenton way in the day and Shenton Way at night. Photos are taken outside Marina Bay Sands Shoppes.

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Marina Bay Sands Infinity Swimming Pool

I think anyone who has seen the Marina Bay Sands Swimming Pool will surely agree that it must be one of the most beautiful looking hotel pools in the world! It’s quite long, which is really good for serious swimmers, although I think most people will be here just to gawk at the scenery. Many other older hotels have really tiny and unshapely pools, which is a pity. I think there is a trend nowadays for hotels to make a statement for themselves via the design of their pools.

Then there’s the red deckchairs, which make for good contrast in photos. This must be like one of the best places to sun tan, cuz there’s no other tall building to block the sun’s rays. Just don’t book a stay here on one of Singapore’s public holidays, or you’ll be wading in a sea of people.

The use of the swimming pool facility is only available for hotel guests from 6am – 10pm, although visitors are obviously able to view a portion of it. Visitors can only access the SkyPark from 10am onwards, so shy swimmers should try to make use of the magic hours between 6am – 10am to have their swim if they don’t want their every move scrutinised. And I can tell you, there will be photographs galore. There is no way anyone with a camera or iPhone would leave without snapping some pictures of the pool.

These photos were taken at 3pm on a Friday afternoon.

Marina Bay Sands Infinity Pool

Did you know the infinity swimming pool is 150-meters long and is the world’s largest outdoor pool at that height?

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I like how they’ve thought of everything by putting out the flat beds for people to sun tan in.

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I personally find that it’s usually to bright to read out in the open like this even though it’s such a relaxing idea to do so.

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This photo makes me feel like the city is just a step away.

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Damn romantic at night!

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Photos of the Sands Pool during the day

Photos of the Sands Pool at night

Photos of Marina Bay Sands during the day

Photos of Shenton way in the day and Shenton Way at night. Photos are taken outside Marina Bay Sands Shoppes.

Photos of Atrium Deluxe Hotel Room at Marina Bay Sands

Ku De Ta @ Marina Bay Sands

Be prepared for a slew of Marina Bay Sands SkyPark photos this weekend!

A visit to the SkyPark just doesn’t feel complete without having a bite or a drink up there. I would highly recommend that you have a drink at Ku De Ta, while people watching the steady stream of tourists. Being up there, it really gives you the “on top of the world” feeling. It’s just awesome, and if you have the chance, you should really pay a visit to the SkyPark too. Singapore has never looked so pretty and picturesque!

Ku De Ta Fruit Juice

Ordered Cranberry Juice and Mango Juice at $10 each.

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You have to snag one of the seats under the red umbrellas, or else the sun’s rays will just zap you into a sizzle. Service here is not that great. We were totally ignored at the entrance, and we had to manoeuvre around the seats ourselves, waiting for an  empty table to appear. Once we got out table, which looked out in to the vast expanse of sea, it was all worth the wait.

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You can tell why these seats are all not taken, it’s just TOO HOT without the protective red umbrellas!

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Which is better, SkyPark or Singapore Flyer?

If you’ve been deciding on which is better to go to, Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, or the Singapore Flyer, my answer would be a resounding MARINA BAY SANDS SKYPARK!

1. The Singapore Flyer is more expensive at $29.50, while the SkyPark costs $20.

2. The feeling of wind rushing in your face and through your hair is just unbeatable, and this you can’t get at the Flyer because the capsule is enclosed.

3. The SkyPark is way higher than the Singapore Flyer, so it’s clear which one has the bragging rights! Dining on the 57th floor is way different from dining on the 1st floor!

4. You can spend much more time strolling along the length of the SkyPark, taking your time to admire the view from every angle. The Flyer’s ride only lasts 30 minutes. OR, you can escape from the SkyPark ASAP, but you have to wait the full ride at the Flyer.

5. Taking photos on the Flyer will be slightly difficult if you happen to want to snap a shot near the edges of the capsule. At the SkyPark, you can walk the length of it to find your desired angle and snap away taking as much time as you want!

6. Last but not least, you don’t have to control your bladder for 30 minutes at the SkyPark!

**I’ve been to the SkyPark, but not to the Flyer. At this point in time, I don’t think I desire to take a ride in the Flyer unless it’s the ride with butler dining options included. Otherwise, give me SkyPark anyday!

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