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Hotel Guide: Where to stay in Marina Bay area

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This majestic bay area is home to Singapore‘s most beautiful and iconic hotels. Marina Bay is located at the heart of all the action and near major districts in Singapore, like the Central Business District, the Civic District, and Clarke Quay. If you decided to stay by the bay, Marina Bay offers many hotel choices, each one providing a unique experience to fit your needs, whether you’re a solo or travelling in group.

We rounded up the top 3 hotels that could help you start with your search.

Marina Bay Sands

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Marina Bay Sands

One of the most famous hotels in Singapore, Marina Bay Sands stands tall at the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District. This five-star hotel offers a magnificent view of Singapore in any angle: its glittering city skyline, the colorful Gardens by the Bay, or the sunset by the bay.

Beside from a hotel, Marina Bay Sands is also home to major attractions in Singapore, like the Skypark, Gardens by the Bay, The ArtScience Museum, and many more.

Book your stay at the Marina Bay Sands and get their latest offers here.

The Ritz-Carlton

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You can get this great unobstructed view of the Marina Bay at The Ritz-Carlton. It is the perfect destination for both business and leisure, providing five-star accommodations, along with numerous authentic experiences in dining, art, events, and celebrations.

The hotel is also located just minutes away from major attractions and landmarks in Marina Bay area:

  • Singapore Flyer (5-minute walk)
  • Esplanade Theatres (8-minute walk)
  • Raffles City (8-minute walk)
  • Chinatown Heritage Center (24-minute walk)
  • Asian Civilisations Museum (12-minute walk)

Get the latest deals and offers at The Ritz-Carlton here.

Mandarin Oriental

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This five-star luxury hotel is the perfect place for your urban retreat. Also found in the Marina Bay area, Mandarin Oriental offers easy access to Singapore‘s central business district and an array of activity choices for you to enjoy.

Be the first and get the latest on what Mandarin Oriental has to offer here.

Start your hotel hunt now!

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3 ways to get the most out of your Singapore Flyer experience

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As one of the most iconic high-rises at Marina Bay Sands, the Singapore Flyer provides a rotating, 360-degree view of the Lion City’s impressive skyline. The world’s largest observation wheel outside the United States offers far more than its luxurious vantage points, however. Here are 3 ways to jazz up your moving experience at the ‘eye’ of Singapore’s every turn:

The Singapore Flyer, night view.
The Singapore Flyer, night view.

1. Singapore Sling Flight: The bona fide taste of Singapore from mid-air

Traveling alone? You’ve got more time to savor the sight and sound of this City in a Garden, then. Pair your flight with the city-state’s best-known cocktail – the Singapore Sling. Chilled and hand-shaken from the authentic recipe concocted more than a century ago in 1915, indulge yourself with the bona fide taste of Singapore from mid-air as time transcends.

Individual Flight Privilege includes:

·         1 glass of the original Singapore Sling

·         1 rotation (approximately 30 minutes)

·         Express boarding

·         VIP-themed capsule (subject to availability)

·         Free journey to the Singapore Flyer’s Journey of Dreams interactive gallery

Daily flights: 2.30pm; 4:30pm; 6.30pm; 7.30pm; 8.30pm & 9.30pm

Book now: http://www.singaporeflyer.com/unique-experiences/singapore-sling-flight/

A sketch of the Singapore Flyer amidst Marina Bay Sands.
A sketch of the Singapore Flyer amidst Marina Bay Sands.

2. High Tea Flight: High tea, literally

Shopped till you’re dropping at The Shoppes, Marina Bay Sands? Time for a rejuvenating high… wait, how about a literally ‘high’ tea break at the Singapore Flyer that’s just a stone’s throw away?

High Tea menu features an assortment of mini croissants, finger sandwiches, muffins, scones, as well as éclairs, pastries, and macaroons; served with orange juice, freshly brewed coffee, and tea. Complement each delightful bite with the captivating panoramic city views seen from different altitudes, within the Flyer’s spacious air-conditioned capsule, while in your favorite company. The perfect afternoon can’t get any better than this, don’t you think?

Flight Package (minimum 2 persons) includes:

·         High Tea menu

·         1 rotation (approximately 30 minutes)

·         Express boarding

·         In-flight host

·         Free journey to the Singapore Flyer’s Journey of Dreams interactive gallery

Daily flights: 3:30pm (check-in: 3:00pm)

3. Premium Sky Dining Flight: Top of the world, you and I

Dining at the Singapore Flyer.
Dining at the Singapore Flyer.

Picture this: You’re on a giant ferris wheel, overseeing Singapore’s most gorgeous architectures. As you ascend, they grow smaller, blending into Singapore’s eclectic cityscape. You begin to get distracted, but not because of the tantalizing dinner that is served. That special someone sits right across you, their dreamy features lit up by spectacular fireworks, erupting both the night sky and your tender heart.

For those traveling as a couple, surprise your significant other with the date of your trip – the stunning combination of romantic setting and extravaganza is available exclusively at the Singapore Flyer. Once you’ve made your reservation, get ready to be on top of the world… well you’re definitely going atop Singapore to say the very least.

Couple Flight Privilege includes:

·         4-course Western/Chinese/Vegetarian menu

·         2 rotations (approximately 1 hour)

·         Express boarding

·         In-flight host

·         Free journey to Journey of Dreams interactive gallery

Daily flights: 7:30pm (check-in: 7:00pm) or 8:30pm (check-in: 8:00pm)

Book now: http://www.singaporeflyer.com/unique-experiences/full-butler-sky-dining/ 

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ION Orchard Holideals this Chinese New Year

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If Orchard Road is the crown of Singapore’s infinite shopping districts, then ION Orchard must be the jewel in the crown.

Conveniently located right outside the Orchard MRT station, ION Orchard brings together the world’s best loved brands for their flagship, concept and lifestyle stores within one development, with over eight levels of intelligently designed shopping space.

Before you dive straight into the plethora of brands that make up ION Orchard’s 66,000 square metres giant premise though, be sure to follow these steps to get the best out of the holideals ION is offering this Lunar New Year:

a) Download ION Orchard App via Google Play or App Store

b) Tap on ION Holideals CNY Special – Fortune Cookie tab on landing page

c) Select brand of your choice

d) Sign up for ION+ Rewards membership via App (if not yet a member)

e) Shake device to reveal deal. Click “Redeem now” and scan in-store QR code to redeem deal

f) 5 shoppers stand to win $50 shopping vouchers each. Simply snap a photo of your purchase from ION Orchard and share on Instagram or Facebook with hashtag #IONHolideals. Additionally, 5 shoppers with the most number of ION Holideals redemptions will each receive a $50 shopping voucher

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Enjoy and prosper!

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Dine and celebrate Lunar New Year at Marina Bay Sands!

lunar-new-year-travel141Planning to dine out with the family this Lunar New Year? Eat exquisite food and usher in the Lunar New Year at Marina Bay Sands's world-class restaurants.

Celebrate Lunar New Year at any of Marina Bay Sands‘ lavish restaurants! Feast your way into the new year with these special offerings and exquisite food:

Sky on 57 by Justin Quek

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Enjoy the Lunar New Year and Singapore’s skyline at Sky on 57! Located 57 storeys high on the iconic Sands SkyPark, this is the only spot in Singapore where you can drink and dine to Singapore’s skyline in 360-degrees! Beside from the view, the food is definitely to die for!

From January 1 – February 11, Celebrity Chef Justin Quek offers a specially curated menu in celebration of the Lunar New Year. Whether you’re celebrating with a loved one or with the whole family, there’s something in the menu catered for you.

Book now and enjoy your Lunar New Year at Sky on 57

Adrift by David Myers

Food at Marina Bay Sands: Adrift
Adrift. (c) Marina Bay Sands

Enjoy this modern take on Izakaya and feast flavorful food. Adrift by Celebrity Chef David Myers ushers in the Lunar New Year with a remarkable 6-course Omakase dinner, featuring traditional delicacies such as Yu Sheng and abalone and Peppered Beef Tenderloin.

Reserve your seats now and enjoy an Omakase Lunar New Year dinner at Adrift by David Myers

db Bistro & Oyster Bar by Daniel Boulud

Food at Marina Bay Sands: db Bistro & Oyster Bar by Daniel Boulud
db Bistro & Oyster Bar by Daniel Boulud (c) Marina Bay Sands

Love French cuisine? Dine at db Bistro & Oyster Bar and treat yourself to the finest French food this Lunar New Year. Created by world-famous Chef Daniel Boulud and Executive Chef Jonathan Kinsella, this magnificently designed restaurant offers different takes on modern cuisine. And this Lunar New Year, enjoy a curated oriental menu featuring Roast Stuffed Suckling Pig and Chilli Crab ‘Supreme’ and other delightful dishes, prepared using classic French techniques.

Enjoy a special dinner at db Bistro and Oyster Bar. Reserve your table here.

Enjoy great food with the best company

Find out more of Marina Bay Sands Lunar New Year offerings here.

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Here are the top 5 places to visit in Singapore

Singapore or The Lion City is one of the top places to visit in Asia. This small island state packs quite a punch with its beautiful attractions, historical landmarks, bustling nightlife, and delicious food. Whether you’re a nature lover, a history buff, a foodie, or a shopaholic, Singapore has a place for you.

We rounded up the top 5 places to visit when you’re in Singapore:

Marina Bay Sands

The majestic Marina Bay Sands, one of the top places to visit in Singapore
The majestic Marina Bay Sands.

This picturesque view is the ultimate entertainment destination in Singapore. Located along the Marina Bay waterfront, the famous landmark features three majestic hotels topped by “floating” crystal pavilions, a sky park, a museum, world-class restaurants, and casinos.

You will never run out of things to do in Marina Bay Sands.

Check out the latest events, promotions, and happenings at Marina Bay Sands here.

Universal Studios Singapore

One of the places to visit in Singapore: Universal Studios Singapore
The Ancient Egypt attraction in Universal Studios Singapore

 

This Universal Studios Singapore is one of the must-see theme parks around the world. Opened in 2010, this amusement park has seven themed zones with different rides, each one related to a major hit movie. From Hollywood, sci-fi, to New York and Ancient Egypt, both kids and kids at heart will truly enjoy.

Beside from rides, Universal Studios Singapore also offers live show and entertainment for their visitors. definitely a must-see.

Check out the latest events, promotions, and happenings at Universal Studios Singapore here.

Clarke Quay

Clarke Quay at night, one of the top places to visit for your night out.
Clarke Quay at night.

Want a taste of Singapore‘s nightlife? Head on over to Clarke Quay! This bustling side of Singapore is full of lively bars, nightclubs, and restaurants. You can also enjoy an alfresco dinner on a number of eateries set by the river. You can also do some shopping with its array of boutique shops and outlets. Truly, this is one of the top places to visit for your night out.

Chinatown

One of the top places to visit in Singapore, the Buddha Toothe Relic Temple in Chinatown
Buddha Toothe Relic Temple in Chinatown, Singapore

Want to stroll down in history lane? Chinatown is one of the historical landmarks in Singapore. Divided into four main districts, namely Kreta Ayer, Telok Ayer, Tanjong Pagar and Bukit Pasoh, this historic part of the city offers several places you can stroll around.

You could also visit places of worship, such as the old Hokkien temple Thian Hock Keng, Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple and James Mosque. There are also hotels and shops you can go to.

Gardens by the Bay

The colorful Gardens by the Bay, one of the top places to visit in Singapore
The colorful Gardens by the Bay

Cap your night stroll down at Gardens by the Bay. This huge and colourful park in the bay area of Singapore is famous for its Supertree structures. Walk in its impressive gardens and its seashell-shaped greenhouses that recreate chilly mountain climates and bask yourself in its various array of trees and plants.

Want to learn more of other places to visit in Singapore that are not on the list? Click here.

 

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FIT travel in Singapore: The Lion City’s favorite durian revealed

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The essence of FIT travel in Singapore? Eating durian like a local. While most travel guides recommend a trip to Geylang for your first contact with the uniquely fragrant “king of fruits”, the local’s favorite sits at another phonetically similar yet entirely different site, Ghim Moh – where the humble stall of Ah Seng Durian satiated Singaporeans’ lust over the gelato-esque texture of durian flesh for more than 30 years.

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The fruit texture to die for: Ah Seng Durian.

Feverishly busy on most days, Ah Seng Durian takes pre-orders, which you may call to indicate your choice of durian type, quantity, and collection time in advance. Expect a queue though even when you have made your reservations. Good things come to those who wait, after all: Imagine the highest quality of durians, freshly picked in the morning from Malaysia, and expressly transported over the causeway to Singapore by 2pm on the same day. When you sink your teeth in its thick, dense, ultra-creamy flesh, you would have mentally scheduled a revisit in your itinerary.

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Ah Seng Durian: Legit-ly Shiok.

Indeed, as you wait in line, take a moment to look around you. You will notice the locals, who would buy the fruit not in pairs, nor even bags, but by the boxes. These Lion City inhabitants certainly did not achieve their kiasu fame for nothing.

Opening Hours: 12:30-20:30, Monday to Friday
Pre-Order Hotline: +65-94656160
Address: Blk 20 Ghim Moh Market, #01-197, Singapore 270020