Thanks to MRT Downtown Line (coded in blue), the first visit of baby Ren to Marina Bay Sands (MBS / 滨海湾金沙) was a realization. Except for the transport fare, the visit to The Shoppes (shopping mall) in MBS - the world's most expensive building at US$ 5.5 - 5.7 billion (as of 2010) - is free.
“Everyday is a journey in our lives, and an MRT ride can be an interesting journey.”
Spacious seats of MRT serving Downtown Line make us happy! Thank you MRT.
We took the MRT Downtown Line from Bugis via Promenade to Bayfront station.
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Designed by Moshe Safdie (an Israeli/Canadian architect) with an inspiration from card decks, MBS is a unique icon of Singapore. "Does it look like ancestral tablets (tombstones)?" a taxi driver once asked me. To me, it looks like an ancient Chinese scholar's hat (古老的中国学者的帽子).
A canal inside the Marina Bay Sands reminds us on the Venice (Italy) and River Cambridge (England).
A tea break by the water side beneath the Rain Oculus created by Ned Kahn - famous for transforming an invisible aspect of nature into visible, is pleasing and relaxing. That day, I had a snack leftover that I bought from near Lavender MRT station whereas baby Ren had grape cuts and a bottle of breast milk.
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Luxurious brands ... offer a pleasant opportunity for window shopping! They are sources of inspirations: the creative designs (创意设计), the careful attention to details (精心细节) and exquisite craftsmanship (精湛的工艺).
A different kind of worlds ...
Are you interested to hire baby Ren as your little model?
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I remember ...
When baby Ren was in my belly, my maternal grandmother, Dad, Mom and I had a memorable early dinner at Ding Tai Fung (鼎泰豐), Marina Bay Sands. It was a good decision so that we did not have to queue for a table. I did not feel significantly inflated prices as compared to other outlets of Ding Tai Fung, given the posh location.
My family encouraged me to eat more xiaolongbao (小笼包) - my favorite dish. I also like the chilli oil dumplings.
Xiaolongbao was originally from Shanghai and Wuxi, China. Their mini sizes made them so delicate and cherishable to savor.
It is not only about the food, but also the people whom you dine with and the people who transform our food into food art.
“I choose to collect memories instead of things.” ~ Elena Levon
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1. visit Sands SkyPark that connects the 2 hotel towers and is large enough (1.2 hectare) to park four-and-a-half Airbus A380 jumbo jets. Plan your visit at the end of the afternoon before dusk to enjoy the view during daytime and at night. It costs a visitor SG$23 to get to the Skypark by high speed elevator of the middle tower. The ticketing office is not accessible by lift, and a friendly staff kindly offered to carry my pram / stroller, but in the end I decided to visit Sands SkyPark next time.
2. Alternatively, you can take the free elevator (Tower 3) to Ku DÉ Ta Lounge to enjoy some drinks and scenery of Singapore's cityscape and skyline. PS: casual dress is not allowed, no shorts, slippers, singlets and tank tops plese.
3. swim @ The Infinite Pool on the 57th floor - the largest elevated pool in the world, which is only accessible to the hotel guests.
4. watch Wonder Full: Light Show and Water Show. Each show starts daily at 8pm and 9.30pm. On Friday and Saturday nights, there is another show at 11pm.
To watch the Water Show, be at the Marina Bay Sands side.
To watch the Light Show, cross the Bay.
Please remember to bring your tripod for taking blur-free photography / video.
Address: 10 Bayfront Ave Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956
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