Marhaba (that’s “hello” in Arabic) to everyone! I can’t believe my month-long absence from this space. Thanks for the continuous visits and I gathered that most of you thought that I’m still in the Philippines for a vacation. I’m back in Abu Dhabi 3 weeks ago, yet I’ve been (and still) swamped with work. My responsibilities are getting crazy and amazing at the same time, but I’m not complaining! When time gets tough(er), I always refer to that scenario when a man complained about his feet sores until he saw a man who’s handicapped. And of course, it’s best to think of the better days. Anyway, here’s to catch up with the things that happened not so long ago. Before I share the Philippine-related entries (i.e. highlights of my recent break), this one’s to reminisce the less than 24 hours we had in Singapore enroute to Abu Dhabi.
We intentionally booked the flight with the longest layover in Changi airport since we planned on staying in Marina Bay Sands (MBS) Hotel for a day. Our last year’s trip to the Lion City provided a glimpse to the ship-like establishment; impressed, we wished to the Universe that “alright, we’ll swim,, errr, stay there next time!”
The architecture is well-thought of and is complemented by odd-amazing pieces. We stayed in one of the rooms with city view which was absolutely pleasing.
The next two photos were taken at 7am. What a nice weather!
While there are so many activities to do in MBS especially at night, the accent of our stay was the breeze of its infinity pool located at the skypark.
Unparalleled view from the pool itself. Little J and my aunt (whose vacationing in UAE) did not want to leave the pool! 🙂 I like the illusion of infinity and unsafe edge. But it’s actually secured.
(At the lobby, note the horse figure which is a work of art of an Italian jewelry designer, Robi Spagnolo.)
(Woman Aflame. The idea was conceived in 1980 as Salvador Dali mixed different symbols together and created improbable combinations. The art blurs a boundary between dream and reality.)
A day isn’t enough, no wonder that MBS itself never sleeps! I’d say a little prayer again, I wish to go back there. 🙂