Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Post #0088 - KUL to SG : SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands

Dear Earthlings, 
WARNING : Pictures overload.
We went to Esplanade to watch the light show at the Marina Bay Sands. The show starts at 8pm every night. Not sure how many minutes was the show, but I think it was around 20 minutes.

Beautiful isn't it?

On the next day, we decided to walk from our hotel to Marina Bay Sands. Since it was near to Sg. Independence Day, they closed down few roads making way for the rehearsal, hence causing us to detour.
The bridge connecting to the Marina Bay Sands
Cant remember the name of this place. Was it Science Ctr?

The weather was so hot! We immediately make our way straight to the mall - Free air cond :P

Went in few shops & cafes - 
Believe it or not, someone fell down into this pool
Then to the SkyPark -
Located at Tower 3

You actually have to get out from the Mall and proceed to the next tower. A bit tricky, but you can get the direction from the Information Counter. The man in charge was very well verse with the area (though the area is still new). Thumbs up!

There was not so many people queuing for the ticket, so we got ours in a nick of time.
Paid S$20 each

And wallah.. !

Picture anyone?

Right from the exit, you will see this view - 
New projects coming up. (mid right is actually a Dam)

Few more steps to the main observation deck -

Truthfully, I was disappointed to see that the decking is not like I was hoping for, though it's huge. I know that's what  observation deck is all about, but I I feel that it's 'too empty' and so humid.
Or maybe it is just me.

The souvenir shop -

More view -

Also the one that I always check on - the toilet!

Again, I was dissappointed. Their toilets were so simple (and smelly - due to many users. Euwww!) and I was hoping that they have a lavish toilet. Perhaps (at least) together with a butler because I have been planting my mind with 6 stars service. 
Just like the one that we have in our very own KLCC premier toilet - a butler, perfumes etc :)

Actually, that was all about it. 
Which I think S$20 each is a total rip off. We were informed that the visitors are not allowed to go to the hotel area (basically the infinity pool) Boo hoo!

However, we followed the crowd and managed to be at the pool area.
This is the most that you can see from the deck
The infinity pool
The Jacuzi

Now playing : Adele - Rolling In The Deep

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Post #0086 - KUL to SG : Makan-makan & fat burning

Dear Earthlings, 
Since our room is located at the Club Floor, we were entitled to have breakfast on the upper floor - Meritus Club Lounge, overlooking the city.

Here, they sort of have exclusive use of the facilities like meeting room, internet as well as dining. 
Lounge Area

Meeting Room
Unlimited Usage of Internet
Below is the dining area. 
To me, it's a bit weird because I normally go for breakfast without taking any shower. Busuk-busuk. But here, you have to dress up nicely, otherwise you'll feel awkward because most of the patrons were dressed up.
Ok fine. Maybe it is just me who go for breakfast busuk-busuk. 
So kan? hahaha.. 
They not only serve breakfast, but also complimentary evening cocktails and canapes, light snacks and refreshment.
Anyways, the food selection was ok. I wouldn't say it was superb because the spread was just like any other buffet - cereals, salads, fruits, local kuih, and couple more heavy meal located at the other side of the room. The chef on duty will be waiting at the window kitchen, just in case the patron would like to order anything for breakfast.

I wasn't look forward for the food actually. I was more towards the ambiance because this was my first time having breakfast at the Club Floor. Yes, it felt like living rich and famous because we were served privately and the patrons seems like orang-orang kaya. (Except for us, d'uh!) and of course, this area was separated from the normal breakfast - which located at the fifth floor (if i'm not mistaken)

Believe it or not, right after breakfast I went straight to the Gym for the first time in many-many years. Seriously, I was exhausted after two minutes riding. Then I got distracted and started to wonder around.
Now playing : Lady Gaga - The edge of glory

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Post #0085 - KUL to SG : Marina Mandarin

Dear Earthlings, 
This year, we stayed at Marina Mandarin. 

A place near to Marina Square and Esplanade. 

The room - 

Adjoining room -

The housekeeping comes twice a day. Isn't lovely :) How I wish we have a housekeeper in KL. Sigh..

The room comes with -
. Buffet Breakfast
. Evening Cocktails & Canapes
. Light snacks and refreshment 
. Complimentary broadband & wireless internet access
. Complimentary 2 pieces of laundry/pressing
. Complimentary local telephone calls
. Complimentary shoe shine service
. Complimentary use of Meritus Club Lounge
. Late check-out

Now playing : Justin Bieber - Baby