A Luxurious Experience of Marina Bay Sands


If there’s one thing remarkable about Marina Bay Sands, it is the grandiose, colossal elements of its architectural design and interiors which make it unfathomable to the senses. Everything is huge, like you’re made to appear like ants. The indoor plants, the huge light bulb accents, the vases, the bridges, and all that fills its towering heights. Undoubtedly, this has become one of my adored man-made creations despite my inkling and loyalty for things raw and indigenous in nature.


This is our hotel room at 30th floor, the cozy premium space is already something to relish. It has the view of the Gardens By The Bay. This side of the hotel is much cheaper than the west (opposite) side which displays more of the cityscape.


Gardens By The Bay showing off its sparkle and beauty from 30th Floor.


Going to Marina Bay Shoppes, I’m at the Gardens Bay Bridge along Bayfront Avenue with the north and south view.


Another remarkable view to capture is the view that shows both Marina Bay Sands Hotel and the Singapore Flyer.


This is Sands SkyPark at 57th floor of Marina Bay Sands Hotel with 150-metre infinity-edged swimming pool overlooking Singapore’s cityscape.


I was expecting a scenery with few people as possible.  But since we’ve come during the F1 season, I’ve expected the hotel to be fully booked as tourists and guests await the grand prix event. Nevertheless, it was a such an enjoyable moment seeing different folks all having their unique experience as mine.


The view at night was even more exceptional! Everything and everyone around seems like partying. There are bars to hang around with friends, or simply spend the night away on one of the pool benches under the palm tree, grab a a cocktail drink and enjoy the colorful city lights that give a one-of-a-kind party vibe. But in my case, I spent my time just getting a timelapse of the busy SkyPark.


I could not resist staring at this wonderful architectural standpoint. A spectacle of both water and city buildings virtually separated by an almost invisible pool edge sent shivers to my spine.  Honestly for me, the waters make no sense for a swimming experience. You must make the most out of your stay here just trying to marvel how wonderful it is to be on the 57th floor staring on the buildings like pieces of legos.


If I have gone to several selfie sessions with most of my travels, here in Marina Bay Sands’ SkyPark deck, I-must-not-miss-any-spot! 🙂 It was lucky for me to get a chance to experience a one night stay here and if I get a chance again, I’d probably just do the same thing all over again. Maybe next time, with a more professional camera.


On the other side of the “banana”, is facing the east with a view of Gardens By The Bay. It has the jacuzzi which I enjoyed very much because of the relaxing hot water. The only thing I wanted besides a comfortable jacuzzi seat, is at least a hand rail to stand the pressure of the water as it massages my back.


The SkyPark got lots of trees to shelter more benches. You’d never know you’re on a penthouse, as it feels like more of a park.


 Above 57 levels, leaning on the edge of the pool just gives a majestic feeling as you pan across the picturesque industrial view of Singapore. With its first class bang, no wonder this is hailed as one of the top luxury  hotels and most sought-after destinations in Asia.

– END –

An Experience of Marina Bay Sands and Sands SkyPark Infinity


Joie De Vivre @ Pasarbella Farmer’s Market

 Marina Bay Sands 44 1

A sister and a sister-in-law wanted us to come and visit Marina Bay Sands to see its wonders and purposely to have dinner at Makansutra.  Standing from MBS Grandstand, seems like a long walk is needed to get to the famous food place. As all of us were tired from the Universal Studios tour, we decided to stay where we were, realizing that the boardwalk is a food place already in itself.

Marina Bay Sands 43 1

The good smell of roasted pork coming from one of the stalls made us more interested to walk around, making us hungry all the more.  I thought it was just a plain alfresco food dining situated by the waters, but as I roamed around the area I found things very interesting seeing the name ‘Pasarbella’ from different random spots. I never heard of Pasarbella before, until I realized it sort of establishes a market of raw, organic, gourmet goods. Something I am always fond of. I love things that are raw and natural, thus my enthusiasm for gourmet and organic markets like these.

Marina Bay Sands 13 1

Marina Bay Sands 10 1

The gourmet market looked shuffled in an artsy manner – a hodgepodge look of wooden crates, vines, colorful chalkboards, graffitis, down to detailed retro fonts!

In Singapore, even in Manila, you’ll hardly find luck in catching farmer’s market that are organic in nature. Most often than not, you’ll find these types of markets only in bazaars or in expos where sellers are concessionaires in a handful of days only.

Marina Bay Sands 22 1

 Marina Bay Sands 14 1

Marina Bay Sands 12 1

Marina Bay Sands 17 1

 There are fruits and vegetables, fresh meats like seafood, meats, cheeses and cold cuts you can buy from the market. You can also dine in with sandwiches, burgers and delicatessens that somewhat match the variety of gourmet beers and wines sold from stall after stall.

Marina Bay Sands 20 1

  As we’re really after for a good heavy dinner, we went to hunt that inviting savory roast pork, and found it – Keith Crackling Roast! Their recipe is similar to my hometown’s ‘lechon kawali’ with very crispy pork skin cooked to perfection. After our long day’s walk, we wished to have loads of carb. Unfortunately we  failed to find rice! And ended up just buying more roasted pork since the food place is actually more of a booze and pica-pica. Well, goodluck to our cholesterol levels! 🙂

Marina Bay Sands 32

Marina Bay Sands 39 1

I was engaged with one of the stalls selling sodas that also sells gourmet pies on one side. What struck me are the bottles with uniquely graphic designed packaging. After sometime of appreciating art in a beverage store, the first thing that came into my mind was to buy one just so I can bring the bottle home as a souvenir. I bought one Gingerella soda drink because of the fiery retro design of a girl’s head on the bottle which I very much liked. While my sister and sister-in-law opted for Lemmy Lemonade Soda.

Marina Bay Sands 35 1

Gingerella soda was said to be made up of organic ginger from Sri Lanka, lemon, vanilla from Papua New Guinea and sugar from Paraguay. Ingredients from different countries for a price of S$2. The taste? Awesome!

As I searched about these organic sodas, these are New Zealand owned and operated soda company saying their drinks are fairtrade, ethically sourced and organic. Find out more about this awesome soda company here.


Not only Pasarbella caters fresh produces, meats and gourmet meals. There are also organic grocery goods like uniquely flavored teas, nuts, trail mixes, jams, juices and coffees. There are also health and beauty products that claim to be manufactured organically. I wanted to get one of each kind if not only for the limited baggage allowance I have on my way back to Manila.

Marina Bay Sands 30 1

Marina Bay Sands 23 1

There’s a chic store too selling unique knick knacks. I intentionally did not bother to get in or I’ll drool at these stuffs. I am weak with having to manage to just look at cute, vintage-y and shabby novelty items, all of which in one glance I haven’t seen yet anywhere in Manila.

Marina Bay Sands 54 1

The Marina Bay Sands boardwalk at night time boasts off Wonder Full –  Light and Water Show which is a hit to tourists who’d want to watch something spectacular by the bay. While waiting for the show to start, we meanwhile enjoyed the panoramic view of the city. It was a perfect time for us to catch the light and water show, at the same time, experience Pasarbella.

Holland Village, Singapore

A yogurt parlor in the heart of Holland Village.

Frolick is an eye candy along Holland Avenue.  I like the burst of colors with a combination of pop, and a little vintage!  The store design and branding is inspired of pin buttons that look like statement polkas on the wall. The facade in itself is an attraction to all who seek a good pose whether it be for insta or facebook profile.  Their benches also serve a good welcoming to passersby who’d want to use their background even just for a little while. I haven’t been able to come in though, and try their stuff. But I will surely do on my comeback 🙂  Definitely will try their froyo and mochis!


The streets reminiscent of Holland!

The Lor Mambong street is where you’ll find good varierty of stores. From American to Australian, Thai and a lot more to meet every heart’s  (or tummy’s) content.  But the streets were made as if you’re in Netherlands! It’s the swerve and slopes of the roads that make it reminiscent of Holland!  If it’s hard for your pocket and papers to get into Holland, then this is the place for you for a country without Visa 🙂 With a lot of Dutch folks you’ll meet here, you’ll surely feel like you’re in Europe, plus the feel of the uniquely-made replica of Holland itself.

(1st image: Lor Mambong Street, Holland Village   |   2nd image:  A street in Rotterdam, Netherlands)

2nd image courtesy of: