Where You’ll Find Stephanie Lee And Her Family This Christmas Season
So much more than just shopping, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands is a destination. We join Choo Ken-Yi, Stephanie Lee and their children Max and Isabelle as they spend a fun-filled day there
12pm: Fuel up for the day ahead
With almost 80 dining options available, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands has every palate covered. Feel like chicken and waffles? Head to The Bird Southern Table & Bar. One of the best Japanese food on the island? Waku Ghin, of course. How about some serious, gravity-defying milkshakes? Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer, it is. With the kids? Nothing better than the company of Batman and Superman while they chow on American classics at the DC Comics Super Heroes cafes.
2pm: Take in the view
The best panoramic view of Singapore is found right here at the Sands SkyPark Observation Deck. While we have a love-hate relationship with our weather, we will take an afternoon of sunshine (and heat!) over a gloomy sub-zero day, anytime. And what better way to lock in some vit D, and take in our cityscape 57 levels high?
3pm: Create some memories
This might the kiddos’ favourite activity at The Shoppes–the sampan ride. Hop on for a leisurely ride in the Chinese wooden boat around the Canal, and time it to coincide with the hourly rainwater cascade from the Rain Oculus two storeys above! Right after that, we're headed to the Digital Light Canvas for an interactive digital experience, where you can set off fireworks onto the LED floor.
4pm: Is it champagne o’clock?
Are the kids napping in their strollers? Great, now everyone takes a little mid-afternoon break at famous Parisian confectionary tearoom Angelina. Order their famous “L’Africain” hot chocolate and Mont Blanc pastry, but since it’s the weekend, heck, what about that flute of bubbly…
5pm: Time to get that Christmas outfit
Can you believe we have not even started on shopping yet? Off to the childrenswear precinct of The Shoppes we go, where the biggest fashion houses in the world have set up shops for their littlest customers – including The Shoppes-exclusive boutiques like Fendi Kids, Emporio Armani Junior and Stella McCartney Kids. For the trendy festive wardrobe, head to Gucci Children and Dolce & Gabbana Children. For that classic, Parisian look, nothing better than Baby Dior and of course, Bonpoint.
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