Marina Bay Sands has plenty to offer – from hotel rooms and luxury suites to one of the best luxury shopping experiences in South East Asia. The property is one of Singapore’s most notable skyline and home to the many celebrity chef restaurants in the city. I had the pleasure of revisiting Marina Bay Sands and these are the 5 experiences I particularly enjoyed.
Bread Street Kitchen
One of the newer additions to Marina Bay Sand’s portfolio of celebrity chef restaurants, Bread Street Kitchen is casual yet sophisticated – similar to the London outlet where the menu is British European and ingredients, seasonal.
Bread Street Kitchen in Singapore is helmed by Chef Sabrina Stillhart, who worked with Gordon Ramsay at London’s Bread Street Kitchen. Some of the items I particularly enjoyed was the Tamarind Spiced Chicken Wings, Fish & Chips and Slow-roasted Dingley Dell Pork Belly.
If you happen to go for breakfast, check out the Avocado on Toast – simple yet well prepared. Service is fairly efficient though I prefer the service staff during the night session better. Don’t forget to try their desserts; the chocolate fondant with salted caramel and mint chocolate chip ice cream is decadent. For a lighter alternative, try the pineapple carpaccio with coconut sorbet.
An iconic landmark along the Marina Bay waterfront, ArtScience Museum explores the creative processes of art, science, technology and culture. With 21 gallery spaces, ArtScience Museum hosts international exhibits as well as permanent exhibits across three floors.
Some of the memorable exhibits I’ve attended include Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal, Big Bang Data and Graffiti Nature.
The second restaurant of Chef Wolfgang Puck, Spago is located on level 57 of Marina Bay Sands Towers, overlooking the resort’s infinity pool. I love the big eye tuna tartare cone with chili aioli (Spago’s signature) and the veal ragout with freshly made tagliatelle.
Come evening, head over to Spago’s rooftop bar and lounge, decked with little cabanas, plus cushions and low table – ideal for drinks after work, where you get a view of the city skyline and garden.
Personal Shopping Service
If you’re on the lookout for luxury goods, the Personal Shopping at The Shoppes would come in handy. Catered for VIP shoppers, the experience is designed to meet your every need – all you need to do is register online with your details (apparel and shoe size, preferred brands).
It is S$250 (maximum 3 hours) and you get an additional S$250 shopping voucher when you purchase more than S$1,000. The Personal Shopping experience also includes a complimentary Scent Profiling by Penhaligon’s and high tea at TWG Tea Salon.
Epicurean Market is an annual event by Marina Bay Sands’, featuring the best from the celebrity chefs such as Tetsuya Wakuda, Daniel Boulud, Justin Quek and David Myers. This year, the event spans across Halls A, B and C on Level 1 of the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, with more than 50 stalls and a Farmer’s Market where gourmet items and fresh produce are available for purchase.
Imagine getting access to celebrity chef menus, from Waku Ghin, to Sky on 57, to Spago – at a fraction of what you would normally pay for! It gets bigger and better year on year, so do keep an eye out for the next one in 2017.
- Visit Marina Bay Sand’s official page for more info.