Posts Tagged ‘Singapore Skyline’

Zafferano – Amazing Burrata, Amazing Steak

*Media Invite*

I’ve been wanting to visit Zafferano for the longest time since they opened at the top of Ocean Financial Tower. Booked it once for Restaurant Week to go with my BFF, but for some reason we were too busy and couldn’t make it in the end. It’s been on my radar ever since so I was really happy to receive an invitation from Zafferano to try out some dishes on their menu.

02 - Main dining area 1

It was a pity I couldn’t arrive before it got dark, because the place is breath-taking! The night views are still awesome, but I wish I could have a look to see what it looks like during the daytime. Judging from these photos provided by Zafferano, it must have been wonderful.

07 - Wine Room

We had our lovely dinner tasting inside the private Wine Room. As you can see, it is glass walled for the most part, with the wine bottles acting like the decor. Tastefully done I must say. I’m always on the look out for the best private rooms in Restaurants so that I can give my father good suggestions for his next company / client dinner. One thing’s for sure, the room is very well enclosed such that when the doors are shut, you can hardly hear the bustle of the restaurant.

Zafferano - Burrata pomodorini datterini e basilico (Premium burrata with tomatoes and basil $20 (2)

Burrata pomodorini datterini e basilico (v)
Premium burrata with datterini tomatoes and basil $20

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Fly with Scoot @ Singapore Flyer

For years I’ve been avoiding the Singapore Flyer. Every I drive past it, which is pretty much on a daily basis, I marvel at its beauty and simultaneously shudder at the thought of being inside an enclosed capsule high up in the sky for 30 arduous minutes. It didn’t help that a number of years ago, the Singapore Flyer actually developed a fault. Passengers were trapped with no way of escape! Never mind the issue of how you would hold your bladder for that long. What if you had to rappel down, from the top capsule?????

I had 2 chances to go to the Singapore Flyer. 1st time was in 2008 when our Company Recreation Club sold tickets. I actually bought a pair (what was I thinking), but then my grandfather passed away so I sold the tickets. Then there was another media invite, of which I ahem joined them after they’d landed on terra firma. This time round, when budget flyer Scoot sent out an invite, I said enough is enough, I can’t keep escaping, I’m going to drag myself up there!

Third time lucky I guess. Not only was I NOT afraid, except for jelly legs when I first got into the capsule, I enjoyed the ride enough to snap numerous pictures. We even went TWO rounds on the Flyer! No joke! No problems looking through the grass to spot the ground or anything. I was so afraid I would be paralysed with fear in the capsule and totally embarrass myself! I tell you the mind does play tricks.

Thanks Scoot! It was great flying with you. Hopefully next time it’ll be via the actual plane!

Me at Singapore Flyer That’s me before the ride. Still smiling, that’s good.

Scoot Event at Singapore Flyer (22) Fly Scoot!

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Marina Bay Sands SkyPark Photos

The Partner was privileged to be able to get free tickets to visit the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark just after it opened on Thursday. It is called a SkyPark, but at this point in time, the park portion of the SkyPark (which supposedly has landscaped gardens home to 250 trees and 650 plants) and the restaurants are not open. The restaurants are slated to open only in the 3rd quarter of 2010.

Still, it was worth the visit for the bragging rights and the 360 degree totally unblocked views of Singapore. It is probably one of the very few places in Singapore where you can get a 360 degree view, unless you have regular access to some tall building’s roof top. Even views from the flyer or the tall office buildings will be blocked at certain angles.

There is one way to avoid paying for the $20 ticket, and that is to be a guest at the Marina Bay Sands hotel. Then you can gain access to the SkyPark when you take a dip at the infamous 150m infinity swimming pool, the world’s largest outdoor pool at that height. I can’t imagine swimming in that pool, it looks so scary!

The best time to visit the SkyPark is undoubtedly in the evening. Then you can catch both the daylight as well as night time views of the Singapore skyline, and maybe even the sunset. Too bad they only open at 10am, or it would be a nice place to catch the sunrise as well.

Scroll down for pictures of the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, Infinity Pool and Singapore Skyline.

View of Singapore from the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark

View of the Singapore River, Shenton Way, Esplanade etc from the SkyPark

Night view of Singapore from the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark

Night view of the Singapore River, Shenton Way, Esplanade etc from the SkyPark

Night view of Singapore from the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark

View of the Marina Bay area and beyond

Night view of Singapore from the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark

View of the Shenton Way and Tanjong Pagar area and beyond

SkyPark Infinity Pool

The infinity pool at Marina Bay Sands Singapore. This must be a dream come true for lap swimmers! 150 metres! That’s longer than an Olympic-sized pool!

SkyPark Infinity Pool

The $20 ticket allows you to perv at the swimmers. It must be really romantic to take a dip with your beloved so high up. This must be one of the few hotel pools in the world with such an amazing view.

SkyPark Infinity Pool

Yes that black stretch is the pool!

SkyPark Infinity Pool

Marina Bay Sands' infinity pool

Marina Bay Sands photo of the infinity pool in the day time

Office Workers working at night

So it’s proven! There are people working late and it’s not just the cleaners…

Night view of the Marina Bay Golf Course

View of the Marina Bay Golf Course

Slanted Singapore Flyer

Does the Singapore Flyer look slanted to you? It looks like it is going to topple over!

Marina Bay Sands Singapore

10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956

Tel : +65 6688 8868

http://www.marinabaysands.com

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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