As if our experience at Ku De Ta in Bali with a group of friends wasn’t enjoyable and chilled-out enough, I was absolutely thrilled to receive an invite to the soft launch of Ku De Ta at Marina Bay Sands.
My first thoughts:
It has finally decided to open another outlet outside of Bali!
Ooo, I missed the opportunity to see the MBS skypark during the company event last time, now’s my chance.
Yay. MBS. The shoppes are finally opened, and what a better excuse of going to see it all than now.
The invitation came in a crisp translucent red envelope, and although the invite didn’t say much, it said it all. It was designed in simplicity, very minimalist but exuded lots of style.
Moreover when Ian mentioned how future customers would have to pay $200 for entrance fee, or $5,000 per annum for membership, it was obvious that I couldn’t give this a miss.
I decided to ask Natalie as my +1. It had been some time since we hung out, plus I thought I would be fun.
We arrived at MBS taking a bus from Shenton Way (not so glam, I know. But we were so grateful we did when we saw the massive traffic jam on the Wednesday evening). Took a short walk as I ogled at the MBS architecture towering over us as we made our way to the hotel entrance. Saw a lot of luxury super cars, saw a lot of tai-tais dressed up to the nines with their blings & hermes as arm candy. Immediately felt underdressed but shamelessly decided to go ahead with our party plans anyway.
It was about a 20 minutes wait in the queue, before we were each given a tag and ushered to the lift that would take us 57 storeys up. Our ears popped big time as we walked out of the lift.
First glance, and I was in deep awe. Dashing celebrities posing for the cameras aside, I could practically see the entire F1 race track amidst the very impressive city skyline.
“Didn’t know Singapore could look this beautiful”, I told Natalie, as she agreed with me what a fabulous night view it was.
We tried taking some photos using my compact point-and-shoot canon, but it failed on us big time. Grrr. Wished I brought the DSLR at that moment.
Good thing for iphone 4, which amazed me with its low light phone camera ability. We relied on that nifty little phone as we made our rounds getting our hands on champagne, juices, wines, and the food. Checked out the rest of the view from various points within KuDeTa while waiting for Ian & gang to arrive.
While the location was superb, and celebrity spotting was absolutely eye candy treat for us – I went home much preferring the original outlet in Bali, knowing that I didn’t have to fork out a ridiculous entrance fee just to be seen.
Perhaps its the combination of sunset, sand & sea, the patrons all decked in casual chic without overdoing, or just the idea of being far away from the hustle & bustle of Singapore. I don’t know…Or perhaps sky bars ain’t such a novelty to me after having experience the ones in Bangkok.
We ended the night with a round of window shopping to the shoppes at MBS of course. Absolutely loved the range we saw at YSL, Gucci & Chanel. And because it was a weekday night, we had 100% attention of the service staff, could try on lots of items, and had whatever silly questions we had answered.
Fun fun fun!