Sunday, December 07, 2008

I stayed in the Marriot Hotel in Singapore

Continuing my post about my recent business trip to Singapore. The company had arranged for us to stay in the Marriot Hotel in Singapore.

It's a 5 star hotel located right smack in the middle of the shopping belt in Singapore, Orchard Road. Orchard Road is kinda like our Bukit Bintang only much nicer looking. There were no sales on at the time I was there so I didn't spend much time shopping.

Thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster that the company is paying for my accommodation because I could never afford to stay here. It's SGD400+ per night. The corporate rate is cheaper though but still converts to over RM600 per night.

Marriot Hotel, Orchard Road, Singapore
Entrance to the Marriot Hotel. On certain nights you actually get to see a lot of people dressed to kill hanging around the entrance area. I must say Singaporeans dress really well.

Marriot Hotel, Orchard Road, Singapore
The reception. It's manned mostly by Filipinos. In fact from what I gather most of the hotel staff are not Singaporeans. I know for example the staff at the Chinese restaurant are mostly Malaysians and the guy who cleans the room is from China.

View from room 2809, 28th floor of Marriot Hotel, Orchard Road
I stayed in room 2809. That's on the 28th floor of this 30 floor hotel. The road you see in the picture is Orchard Road.

View from room 2809, 28th floor of Marriot Hotel, Orchard Road
View from room 2809 again.

View from room 2809, 28th floor of Marriot Hotel, Orchard Road
Took this picture just for the hell of it. Taken at the 200mm end of my Nikkor 18-200mm lens. See if you can spot this scene in the previous picture. If you view the full size you can actually make out the license plate.

Marriot Hotel Lobby
Here's a view of the hotel lobby. See the well dressed man standing next to the Christmas tree? He's security and he (or some other similarly dressed guy) is always there by the Christmas tree. He never moves from that spot but he scans every single person that comes in. He's eyeballed me a few times. Maybe it's because I dress so sloppily :)

Free Apples, Marriot Hotel
Free apples. You can find these in front of the elevators on every floor. I didn't take any.

Next post in line: Orchard Road.

posted by Wye Jon at Sunday, December 07, 2008 (permalink) |

2 wise words from our readers:

a golden opinion from Anonymous Neo

Apples for dinner :)

11:44 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Wye Jon

lol... I just don't trust apples lying around in the middle of nowhere :)

11:45 AM  

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