SUNRISE over Marina Bay…

The resourceful Travelling Gourmet sees the sun rise over…

MARINA Bay Sands Sky Park and 150m long infinity pool in sunny Singapore at 06:58.

Cool, peaceful and quiet in the 1.2m deep pool without culturally and etiquette-challenged PRC people was really very nice. I took photos of the Mandarin orange and Tasmanian smoked salmon coloured sun slowly rising over the South China Sea. Nature’s spectacular &  magical show that is always different… There was a thin drizzle…but it soon went away.

I spoke to some youthful German tourists, “Koennen Sie bitte ein Foto fuer mich machen?” Suprised, the young German tourist exclaimed, “Ach so, du sprichst Deutsch! Gerne!” He took a good photo with the ‘smoked salmon’ sunrise behind me.

A few good laps in the pool and it was off to the Gym in Tower 2 on level 55. I like the Gym. One room for stationary bicycles and treadmills and another for the weights and pull down, push up, abdominal and other muscle building machines. The Relaxation area with healthy snacks like unsalted peanuts and walnuts is also very inviting. There is also a Yoga Room, great for me to practice Japanese Ballet.

The Infinity pool is divided into 3 parts. The middle is 70m long with the two side sections being 40m long. It is ‘cool’ with the ‘fall off the edge’ optical illusion, but could do with more Hyatt-style greenery and flowers. Also, bits of litter abound…like cherry stalks, serviettes and the odd plastic water bottle not cleared away plus abandoned soggy hotel guest room slippers. The cleaning of the pool area needs to be much improved with more attention to detail. As Michelangelo always said: Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.

The suites and rooms are very nice if somewhat spartan in their furnishings. My spacious suite on level 49 had a lovely view of the city’s skyscrapers and Art Science Museum and Fullerton Bay and the iconic former GPO, now the Fullerton Hotel.

Guy Savoy!

One restaurant in MBS I really like is gorgeous Guy Savoy. When Guy, mon ami is in town, the food rocks! Even when Guy is in Paris or Las Vegas, his talented Executive Chef Eric Bost from North Carolina is very skilful.


Irresistably good!









Exquisite Mignardises!





Captivating Colours of Caviar, Truffle soup, Strawberries Declinaison for your sweet tooth…Gourmet food to HALO parachute behind enemy lines in Afghanistan for! ENJOY! {:-)

About thetravellinggourmet

As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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