Month: June 2018

How to Enjoy a Billion Dollar View from the Marina Bay Sands Resort for Free

Only completed in 2010 The Marina Bay Sands has quickly become one of Singapore’s most iconic landmarks. The hotel cost $8 Billion to make and has 55 floors and 2561 rooms. It also boasts the World’s longest elevated pool at 200m above ground level and is a whopping 150m long. If gambling is your thing then look no further.  The Marina Bay Sands has over 500 tables and 1,600 slots. If you like to shop then you can do it till you drop at one or all of the over 300 retail outlets at the Marina Bay Sands Mall....

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Supertree Grove At The Gardens By The Bay

I’m sure that when you think of Singapore you picture the Supertree Grove, or if you are like me, that really cool tree thing that lights up and looks like it came from a sci-fi movie.  The Supertree Grove can be found at the Marina Bay Sands Gardens by the Bay. There are daily light shows that run twice a night at 7:45 pm and 8:45 pm and are definitely worth the visit. For S$8, or included with your annual pass (see our post on the Cloud Forest to find out more), you can get up close and personal...

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Chinatown and Geylang Sarai Market

Street food, street clothes, street furniture, street everything but the kitchen sink (they probably sold those too) at the Geylang Sarai Market.   Our receptionist, upon a late return to the hotel, let us know that if we liked late night dining we should definitely check out the Geylang Sarai market which was happening in a big way for Ramadan. We were expecting a food market but found ourselves wandering through a carnival-meets-swap-meet market. There were not only children’s rides, shoes, clothing, and full home furnishings, but a wide variety of fun and exciting new foods. I am a vegetarian...

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Visiting the Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay Singapore

I was super excited to visit the Cloud Forest attraction at the Gardens by the Bay in SIngapore.  The Cloud Forest is the largest glass greenhouse in the world and boasts the world’s largest indoor waterfall. Say whaaaaat! I would describe it as The Lost World meets Bio-Dome. If you are like me and grew up in the late 80s to early 90s then experiencing the Cloud Forest was like getting to play a small part in the movies Jurassic Park and Bio-dome with Pauly Shore.  So go check ‘um out Buuud-eee. The Cloud Forest is the largest glass...

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How We Scored 5 Free Nights in Singapore’s Little India

How we scored 5 free nights in singapore What’s better than spending five nights in Singapore?  Spending five nights in Singapore for FREE. We were able to get the 80,000 points that we needed through the sign-up bonus that we received from signing up for the Hilton Honors Credit Card.  One of the cool perks about being a Hilton Honors member is that when you pay with points you get the fifth night for free.  The cost of our hotel per night was 20,000 points, and with the fifth night free we only had to use 80,000 points instead...

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