So one of the things that made my mind say, “Holy Crap!” over and over again on this trip is the scale of everything. Everything is BIG! Then they take those big things and cram every inch of them with amazing stuff!! Enter THE Marina Bay Sands….it’s a hotel, a world-class mall, a theatre (Sound of music was on), a museum, and a 5-star collection of restaurants and bars (try saying that in one breath). That’s all before you get to the top…..I mean I ate at Mozza (yep, that’s right Italian), went to Hugo BOSS and Phillip Lim where EVERYTHING was 50% off, then saw an amazing photograph exhibit all in one afternoon!!! Fan-freakin-tastic!!!
At the Art Science Museum there was an exhibit featuring the one and only Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life 1990-2005. It was phenomenal! It was such a carefully chosen homage that chronicled her amazing life and career. And again, there was hardly anyone there—no crowds, yippee!!!! Maybe it’s a museum thing???
In the evening after dining at David Boulod (yep, that’s right French) we made our way to the roof top bar Ku De Ta. Here we enjoyed the sunset, champagne, and the “dress rehearsal” for the firework show that would commemorate the city’s birthday later in the month.
The city laid before us like a sleeping giant….what a place, what a city. So full of life yet so calm at the same time. We lingered there for a long time after the fireworks. I think it one of those moments that were so special you don’t want it to ever end…..