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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.

Level33 - Bread LoavesLevel33 - Pepper, curry salt and salt

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.

 

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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/

The shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

Here are some pictures of Marina Bay Sands mall I took during the Christmas New Year period. Half of the shopping wing, the half near the convention centre, is still not ready. The whole mall is pretty massive. Walking from one end to the other takes some effort! Luckily, the mall is straight so navigating isn’t a problem.

Marina Bay Sands Front Entrance

Love the Season’s Greetings silver decoration at their front entrance. The letterings are so large, I could even see it across the Singapore river from Fullerton Bay Hotel.

Marina Bay Sands Mall (5)

It’s cool that you can see the original Singapore skyline from within the Marina Bay Sands mall

Marina Bay Sands Mall (2)

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Marina Bay Sands Mall Sampan Ride

In Singapore, they have been named the Sampan Rides. In Macau and in Las Vegas, they are known as the Gondola Rides. The sampan looks modified. The real Singapore sampans that used to throng the Singapore river don’t look like that. I don’t know how the paddle even works, being angled in this manner. I suspect the currents push the boat along.

Marina Bay Sands Mall (3)

People waiting expectantly for the next sampan to appear.

Marina Bay Sands Mall MozzaMarina Bay Sands Mall Daniel Boulud Restaurant

The Daniel Boulud DB Bistro Moderne – Read my review here

Marina Bay Sands Mall Hermes

Can’t quite see it from the photos but the things on the side were spraying tiny foam balls to resemble raindrops.

Marina Bay Sands Mall (13)

The Society of Black Sheep. What a quirky name for a clothing store.

Marina Bay Sands Mall (16)

Java detour, coffee & tea bar

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The foodcourt Rasapura Masters and the skating rink. Dining here must surely be out of the ordinary. Look how close the skaters are! Wonder if people get shocked and choke if someone accidentally bumps into the glass…Smile

The rink isn’t made of ice btw, it’s some synthetic slippery material. Guess that means it’s eco-friendly.

Marina Bay Sands Mall (6)

Tall robots. Many people were snapping away at them, especially at the lady.

Marina Bay Sands Mall (1)

Some alfresco bar cafe on the outside of Marina Bay Sands

Art and Science Museum

The upcoming ArtScience Museum.

Marina Bay Sands Hotel

The Marina Bay Sands hotel. Will post a review on my stay there soon!

Marina Bay Sands

Email:inquiries@marinabaysands.com
Tel: +65 6688 8868

Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956

Check out 365days2play’s other posts on Marina Bay Sands

Daniel Boulud DB Bistro Moderne

Rise Restaurant

Skyline of Singapore at night

Singapore city skyline including marina bay sands

Behold a photo of the night time skyline of downtown Singapore with the new Marina Bay Sands and Singapore Flyer. Right now, not all of the rooms at Marina Bay Sands are open, hence the darkened rooms on the middle level floors. When they are finished, in addition to the Gardens by the Bay, the view of the Singapore Skyline will be even more majestic.

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