Marina Bay, Singapore Travel Tips

 

marina bay singapore travel tips

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Toast Box
Breakfast at Toast Box. Traditional Kaya Toast (pictured upper left) and Peanut Butter Thick Toast  (pictured lower left).
  • Breakfast eggs are soft boiled.

Many menu items can be ordered as a set to include 2 eggs and coffee. Cracking an egg against the side of the bowl, runny egg white splattered across the table. Here we learned whole, shelled eggs are served soft boiled, not hard boiled, explaining why our eggs were served in a bowl with a spoon. Many breakfast sausages and sliced meat were chicken, rather than pork. The popular breakfast item Traditional Kaya Toast, resembles white toast with butter, cinnamon, and sugar. Kaya is a sweet, coconut jam. 

  • Take advantage of the 7-Elevens.

Almost every corner was home to a 7-Eleven. During our time exploring Singapore, we frequented 7-Eleven for inexpensive snacks and bottles of water.

  • Carry an umbrella or rain jacket.

Visiting Singapore in early September, we were caught in several unexpected rainstorms every day during our stay. Carry a small umbrella or rain jacket to prevent spending the remainder of the day wet.

  • Research Singapore laws before traveling.

Singapore has some unique laws that might cause your daily activities to result in a fine. Connecting to someone’s open wifi, chewing gum, forgetting to flush the toilet, and singing offensive lyrics in public are illegal acts that can result in hefty fines. 

us at marina bay sands

  • The Marina Bay Sands infinity pool is only accessible to hotel guests.

Prior to leaving for Singapore we scoured the internet for day passes to access the Marina Bay Sands infinity pool. Our searches all lead us to the same answer; the pool is only accessible by guests of the hotel. Be sure to ask for a room key for each guest upon checking in. Each person mustt scan their room key to access the pool area. Upon checking out of the hotel, pool access is terminated. 

  • Check out the free attractions at Marina Bay Sands.

There is no fee to enter and explore Marina Bay and the luxurious shops. Gardens by the Bay and the Garden Rhapsody music and light show occuring every evening at 7:45pm and 8:45pm are also free to the public. Note: The OCBC Skyway and domes are not free to enter.

  • Marina Bay Sands Members Receive Discounts.

It is free to become a Marina Bay Sands member and only takes a few minutes to sign up. Visiting the ArtScience Museum, the cost was S$19 per person for one exhibit instead of the advertised S$32.

Singapore Metro Helping Characters

  • Take the metro to and from the airport.

In Terminal 3, a metro line connects the airport to downtown. Taking the metro was much more affordable than an Uber or taxi. We recommend exchanging money or visiting an ATM for smaller bills prior to reaching the metro stop. The ticket machines do not take credit cards and only accept S$10 bills for transactions over S$10. All other transactions require S$5 or smaller. 

  • The Marina Bay metro stop is not the closest to Marina Bay Sands.

Contrary to advice from locals, the Marina Bay metro stop is not the closest to Marina Bay Sands. The Bayfront Metro stop is directly in front of the hotel. 


September 2018

Author: The Traveling Gingerbread

My husband, Mitch, and I have been traveling together over 6 years. Living and working full-time in Pittsburgh, PA, we travel as much as our vacation days and finances allow. We cram each adventure with activities, tours,  and experiences to maximize our time. We always try to visit to a local brewery and can't walk by an Irish pub without stopping in for a pint of Guinness. CREATION OF THE TRAVELING GINGERBREAD: In Tokyo, we smiled every time we saw someone talking on their large, animated phone case. We had to buy one. Having an obsolete IPhone 5, the selection was limited. We purchased a gingerbread off a neglected rack in Shinjuku, Tokyo and The Traveling Gingerbread was born. You can purchase your own gingerbread friend here! The Traveling Gingerbread offers realistic budget travel tips for full time employees, fun facts, and where to find the best craft beer.

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