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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #580 on: July 17, 2018, 09:29:35 AM »
Is Starbucks in Singapore kosher (or at least as “kosher” as it is in the US)? Or only the CBTL in Orchard Central is okay?
AFAIK just CBTL is kosher.

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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #581 on: July 17, 2018, 09:47:48 AM »
How is it shas hadchak if you can request a lower floor??
what if there are no suites on lower floors?  ;)

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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #582 on: July 17, 2018, 01:37:04 PM »
Is Starbucks in Singapore kosher (or at least as “kosher” as it is in the US)? Or only the CBTL in Orchard Central is okay?
The only branch of CBTL which uses long-life milk from Australia is the kosher one, AFAIK. For the others (and Starbucks) not sure you can rely on Chalav Stam (if you hold that). AYLOR.
The cakes for this branch are produced in a separate area of the central factory. Owner of franchise is Jewish, and wanted to provide community with kosher facilities.

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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #583 on: July 31, 2018, 10:53:40 AM »
what does this mean?
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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #584 on: August 17, 2018, 01:17:28 PM »
Anyone have any insight on discounts for the Sands?  Trying to justify $600 when all the other luxury hotels are half that.

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Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #585 on: August 17, 2018, 01:20:06 PM »
Anyone have any insight on discounts for the Sands?  Trying to justify $600 when all the other luxury hotels are half that.
Not worth it IMO although I never stayed there. There are so many beautiful hotels in Singapore I just don't think it could possibly be worth that much. The St. Regis was absolutely gorgeous.
If you don't end up staying there and go up for the view, pay for the observation deck, not the bar, you can't see anything from the bar.
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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #586 on: August 17, 2018, 02:18:05 PM »
Not worth it IMO although I never stayed there. There are so many beautiful hotels in Singapore I just don't think it could possibly be worth that much. The St. Regis was absolutely gorgeous.
If you don't end up staying there and go up for the view, pay for the observation deck, not the bar, you can't see anything from the bar.
+1 the only benefit of actually staying in the sands is being able to use the infinity pool, which IMO isn't worth it.

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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #587 on: August 17, 2018, 03:28:25 PM »
+1 the only benefit of actually staying in the sands is being able to use the infinity pool, which IMO isn't worth it.

That's my exact question.  Is the experience (and the picture) in the pool worth $300?  One friend who did it said it is.  I don't see myself returning anytime soon and I'm only there for one night.

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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #588 on: August 17, 2018, 04:07:53 PM »
That's my exact question.  Is the experience (and the picture) in the pool worth $300?  One friend who did it said it is.  I don't see myself returning anytime soon and I'm only there for one night.
I can't imagine it is, go to the observation deck for a picture and do the ferris wheel for the view.
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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #589 on: August 17, 2018, 04:10:35 PM »
I can't imagine it is, go to the observation deck for a picture and do the ferris wheel for the view.
+1 That is what we did.
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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #590 on: August 17, 2018, 05:45:22 PM »
I can't imagine it is, go to the observation deck for a picture and do the ferris wheel for the view.
He means the picture of him in the pool. Lol

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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #591 on: August 17, 2018, 05:48:44 PM »
He means the picture of him in the pool. Lol
I know what he meant, I don't think a single picture of yourself is ever going to be worth $300, especially when you can get stay at a nicer hotel and still get great views and pictures for cheaper. It's cool to post on social media or whatever but honestly nobody actually cares.
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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #592 on: August 19, 2018, 06:30:21 AM »
I know what he meant, I don't think a single picture of yourself is ever going to be worth $300, especially when you can get stay at a nicer hotel and still get great views and pictures for cheaper. It's cool to post on social media or whatever but honestly nobody actually cares.
I went Skydiving and chose not to pay ~$200 for pictures and I now kind of regret it.

In any case, a picture in a pool is NOT worth hundreds of $. Don't pay for anything. Follow hotel guests up in the elevator and take pictures by the observation deck and then leave.

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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #593 on: August 19, 2018, 05:27:46 PM »
Ok, Ok, y'all changed my mind.  No Sands pool pic for me this time lol

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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #594 on: April 04, 2019, 11:50:28 PM »
Any deals on universal / sentosa & other attractions

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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #595 on: April 05, 2019, 02:28:28 PM »
Ok, Ok, y'all changed my mind.  No Sands pool pic for me this time lol

Good call. I actually DID pay for a night at the MBS (yes, I know I need to finish my trip report...lol) but I don't think it was so worth it.  I don't regret it but can't say I'd recommend it to others.  :)

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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #596 on: May 07, 2019, 09:40:09 AM »
Any ideal "points hotels" not far from Chabad aside from the Intercontinental?
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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #597 on: May 07, 2019, 10:22:10 AM »
Any ideal "points hotels" not far from Chabad aside from the Intercontinental?
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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #598 on: May 07, 2019, 10:24:53 AM »
OK hotel. Base suite is nice. Not too far from shul but the location isn’t in a nice environment.
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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #599 on: May 07, 2019, 10:28:39 AM »
OK hotel. Base suite is nice. Not too far from shul but the location isn’t in a nice environment.
Have the same thoughts. The hotel is really nice and modern as well as close to public transportation but after my stay I regretted not staying closer to where the main attractions were. However, Uber wasn’t that expensive and if your open to ubering everywhere than the Andaz should be more than fine.