You must be wondering by now: will you ever be hitting the abundant luxury and premium brand stores at The Shoppes in Marina Bay Sands on this trip, after the day before’s window shopping aplenty? The answer is yes, of course. On the second day of this two-day trip, we have saved the best for last, with a few more treats within the 800,000 sqft vicinity to say your goodbyes the proper way.
Get Inspired at the Art From The Streets Exhibition
Return to the scene of the crime at the ArtScience Museum, and go as far back as 40 years ago, during the countercultural beginnings of street art, to its extraordinary rise in the contemporary art world overtime. One of the Museum’s boldest and most provocative shows to date, featuring works from some of the most renowned artists in the field, which includes Banksy, Shepard Fairey (a.k.a Obey), Futura, Invader, JR, Blek le Rat, Swoon, Vhils and many more.
Besides that, under the curation of street art expert and gallerist Magda Danysz, 10 prominent street artists of our time have also created their own site-specific commissioned artworks in the museum – from Paris-based Moroccan artist Tarek Benaoum’s calligraffiti artwork, to Polish graphic designer and illustrator M-City’s architectural piece, to French street artist YZ’s made up of “upcycling” materials.
The Art From The Streets exhibition will run till June 3 at the ArtScience Museum. Ticket details are available here.
Savour Only the Freshest For Lunch
Today’s main course is an exciting mix of traditional French bistro cooking with contemporary American flavours at db Bistro & Oyster Bar by celebrity chef Daniel Boulud. Amidst a setting that is a reinterpretation of the classic Parisian bistro, and the acclaimed db Bistro Moderne in Midtown Manhattan, the restaurant prides on the boats full of the freshest catch from around the world.
Freshly shucked French and American oysters, Maine lobsters and Alaskan king crabs are served alongside crudo and ceviches, classic shrimp cocktails and lobster rolls. Not only that, patrons may opt for something from the slew of Parisan bistro favourites and New York-style burgers, as well as palette-refreshing desserts, such as Le Tropical, a passion banana sorbet of coconut gelee and mango variations; as well as hot-off-the-oven madeleines that are fluffy as they are comforting in the tummy.
Get a Stylish Makeover at the Region’s only Valentino Uomo Boutique
Step into the Palazzo-inspired retail space at The Shoppes in Marina Bay Sands, where you are spoil for choices from the brand’s menswear range of ready-to-wear, accessories and fragrances. It is the only one in the Southeast Asia region, where you can cop the season’s collection of accessories and pieces carrying the ‘80s VLTN house logo, as well as luxe sport signatures of anorak, track jacket and chinos, without worrying that you’ll be wearing the same thing as the guy next to you.
Make Your Next Travel Plans with Louis Vuitton
Standing in the crystalline nautical-inspired pavilion of the Louis Vuitton Island Maison, one can’t help but wanderlust on the next travel destination – perhaps an island getaway to Aruba, Jamaica, Bermuda, Bahama, Key Largo, Montego…
Feel free to leave your female counterpart unattended in the Louis Vuitton Island Maison, amongst the collections of women’s ready-to-wear, bags, accessories and fragrances (it’s going to take them an entire day, we’re sure), as you wander off to the men’s section of nautical accents rendered in timber, and up the mezzanine that evokes the atmosphere of a private cabin on an ocean liner, where the entire floor is devoted to the romance of seafaring.
The first space of its kind in the Asia Pacific region, customers may find the “Made for Travel” men’s clothing range, characterised with its use of high tech fabrics, and designed specifically for modern travelling. Not only that, you may also pick your very own LV monogrammed travel case or trunk (of all shapes and sizes and usage, might we add) – the brand’s specialty since its founding years back in the 1850s, and personalise it with leather debossing and even hand-painted designs of your fancy.
Enjoy a Spot of Tea at Renku
Every shopping spree should end at a laidback spot, where you can recap your spoils with your friends (in person or via social media), over refreshments on a job well done at The Shoppes in Marina Bay Sands.
Nestled in the hustle and bustle of the hotel lobby at Tower 1, Renku exemplifies the artistic expression of nature through its serene décor and ambiance of oak and lush furnishings, with intimate clusters of plush armchairs.
Pull up your chair, and enjoy Renku’s revolutionary afternoon high tea session, when the tea master pays a visit with a personalised tableside service upon a cart full of tea blends catered to any individual preferences, including exclusive blends available only in Marina Bay Sands – the Marina Pearls of subtle jasmine aroma, and the Durian Lapis with a harmonious black tea blend.
Have A Spectra-cular End to Your Trip
Bid your fond farewells at the free-to-public (because we know you’ve spent more than enough over today’s shopping spree) outdoor light and water show, Spectra, which takes place every night at the Event Place along the waterfront promenade.
Combining an array of state-of-the-art lasers, lighting, water effects and projections, the four-act show narrates the story of Singapore through pyramids, gyroscopic arcs and straight jets, as well as lava and mist effects, transforming along to the orchestral soundtrack composed by award-winning local music producer Kenn C.