Singapore

I’m fortunate to travel for my job – both domestically and internationally. I spent the first half of December in Asia – specifically China, Malaysia and Singapore. I have broken it down into different blogs.

I have already covered the two legs of the trip, China and Malaysia, and now it’s time for Singapore. We took a flight from KL into Singapore on Air Asia. It was a $30 USD one-way flight. Thankfully, it was only an hour or so flight because space was right.

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We got in around 7ish and were leaving late the next night. We stayed at the Fairmont. The hotel is quite beautiful and conveniently attached to a mall. Check in was smooth and Daniel was very kind. The room was large and spacious. The Italian restaurant is just so so and rather expensive. I would recommend eating elsewhere. The pool bar had a delicious club sandwich.

This was considered my day off so I didn’t want to sleep in too late. All I wanted to do was to get The Marina Bay Sands hotel. It has three towers and it’s connected by a rooftop infinity pool and observation deck. I wanted to get to that pool. I hate the term “bucket list” but this was a bucket list worthy pool.

2011-02-02-Singapor-Marina-bay-sandsYou can only get access it if you are staying at the hotel and since I wasn’t a guest I had to get creative. My first order of business was to see if I could get up there via the Skypark. My main goal was the pool I wanted to take a picture of it and maybe even a dip! The skypark will only give you a partial view. The other views of the city are quite beautiful but is it worth $20? Eh not really.

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The pool from afar.

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There it is! So close yet so far away. There was no way to get there from the observation deck. I went to the lobby and they told me there was a bar on the roof but you need a room key to access the pool. That’s fine, I thought, I’m just going to pimp myself out at the bar and wait until I meet a guest! (I really wasn’t going to pimp myself out – I am a lady!) As I got into the elevator, an woman stepped in. She looked American and so I asked “Are you staying at the hotel?” (I’m a straight shooter) and she said she was! I asked her if she could get me to the pool and without hesitation she said “Of course!!” I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, we meet people for a certain reason. She lived in the same town my sister lived in and her cats name was my last name! It was fate. Here are some pictures of the view:

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I owed her a drink for her hospitality. So what if it was only 10:30am! We ended up spending most of the time at the pool where she told me her life story and I told her mine. I love conversations like that – free of judgement and open minds. It was a great day.

I had to meet my boss at the hotel for a 3pm checkout and let’s just say I had to chug some water on the way there to compose myself!! Fortunately, I was in business class on Singapore Air for the flight home. Unfortunately, we had a layover in Germany. 24 hours later we were home.

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The jetlag was pretty brutal. I have no advice on how to get over it. I’m still trying to figure it out for myself so if you have any tips please feel free to share.

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