Thursday, January 10, 2013

Chinese New Year 2013 with Marina Bay Sands

In Chinese New Year 2013, Marina Bay Sands will usher in the Year of the Snake with a bountiful array of shopping, dining and entertainment offerings. The integrated resort is celebrating the spring festival with an attractive line-up of activities, such as instant shopping rewards, blockbuster museum exhibitions and festive lion dance performances.

Guests of Marina Bay SandsIR can reward themselves as they do what they love at Marina Bay Sands with Sands Rewards LifeStyle, a brand new lifestyle loyalty program that rewards instantly with offers and members-only privileges. From 17 January to 10 February 2013, this loyalty program will be giving away $500,000 worth of destination dollars to 400 winners in its Prosperity with Style promotion. Membership is free.

Hourly draws will take place every Thursday to Sunday over four consecutive weeks, from 6 pm to 10 pm at the concierge on Galleria Level (B1), The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Every swipe of the membership card at any Sands Rewards LifeStyle kiosk will entitle a member to 10 free entries, where 25 lucky winners each draw night stand a chance to win up to $20,000 in destination dollars.

As members of Sands Rewards LifeStyle, guests can earn three per cent in destination dollars on all purchases. Members can also redeem destination dollars at Sands Rewards LifeStyle outlets and various Marina Bay Sands attractions including hotel, ArtScience Museum, Sands SkyPark Observation Deck and at over 175 partner boutiques and restaurants.

Shop and indulge at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

To welcome the Year of the Snake, all 300 boutiques and restaurants at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands will be operating as usual throughout Chinese New Year from 10 am to 11 pm on Sundays to Thursdays and until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

This year, there will be over 70 participating retailers offering attractive savings of up to 50 per cent.

For the first time, luxury Italian men’s label, a.testoni, will be presenting its limited edition Amedeo Testoni CNY 2013 shoes that can only be purchased with a special order. These highly coveted handcrafted leather shoes are available at S$5,888 only from 24 January to 17 February.

For a bit of sparkle and glam, shoppers can head to DeGem jewelry and enjoy 40 per cent off intricate jade pieces from 17 January to 24 February.

JiXiang Zhai, a boutique carrying oriental-inspired apparel for modern ladies, will be giving away a complimentary glass tea-pot worth S$48 with a minimum nett purchase of S$488 from 10 January to 15 February. Contemporary Chinese apparel chain Shanghai Tang will present a brand new Chinese New Year collection, ranging from exquisite snake-inspired accessories to sophisticated tableware from S$175.

Shoppers can look forward to 50 per cent savings off trendy shoes and accessories labels Nine West and Steve Madden from 1 to 28 February.

Shoppers who want to rejuvenate and pamper themselves can experience an intensive hair treatment for $58 (usual price S$348) at Urbanhair Marina with minimum purchase of S$200 worth of hair care products, or a stress fix massage at S$48 (usual price S$178) with minimum purchase of S$200 worth of skin and body care products.

From 17 January to 24 February 2013, shoppers will receive tantalizing treats including a limited edition faux snakeskin card holder, exclusive Marina Bay Sands red packets and a choice of TWG Tea’s Miraculous Mandarin Macarons or Au Chocolat’s Fabulous Fortune Chocolates, simply by spending S$188 at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.

The first 88 shoppers who spend S$188 on the first two days of Chinese New Year (10 & 11 February 2013) will also receive an additional S$80 worth of shopping vouchers.

Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands
Dining with an oriental flair

Celebrity chef Guy Savoy has created a very special six- course Kraemer’s Dragon Menu as we countdown to the final weeks of the Year of the Dragon. For S$250++ per person, diners can experience the finest cuisine that King Louis of France would have delighted in, presented in a style that is truly befitting of the majesty of the Dragon.

This menu, available at Guy Savoy from now until 28 February 2013, is presented in conjunction with The Final 100 Days of the Year of the Dragon exhibition, an exquisite showcase of rare, original XVIIIth century, museum-quality furniture and decorative arts from the famed Kraemer Gallery Collections, based in Paris since 1875.The exhibition pays homage to both the Chinese and French civilizations in all their splendor, and is displayed at the Marina Bay Sands hotel lobby until 8 February 2013.

Renowned Master Chef Huang and his team at Jin Shan have crafted seven different dinner set menus that will showcase the best of Cantonese, Hunan and Szechuan flavors. These menus, available throughout all 15 days of the Lunar New Year, start from S$128++ per person. Diners can look forward to ushering in a prosperous new year along with each dish which has been bestowed with an auspicious name. For a more intimate setting, diners can opt for the unique lantern dining rooms, which offer an unforgettable dining experience.

Au Chocolat, a French inspired confiserie (confectionery) and bistro is serving a special all-day four-course Chinese New Year menu at S$48++ from 14 January until 28 February 2013. Festive goodies crafted just for the festive season, such as the Chocolate Pralines and Dark Chocolate Orange Bars will be sold at this candy wonderland at S$16 and S$17 respectively from now until end of February.

Festive Almond Macarons filled with Candied Kumquat Ganache and Preserves will be available at SweetSpot priced at S$2.70 each. In addition, the Chinese New Year Cookie Trio features traditional dried prawn rolls, Green Pea cookies and Kueh Bangkit cookies, priced at S$15.00 per box. These festive treats will be available from 28 January until 24 February at the SweetSpot outlet located at hotel lobby Tower 3.

A rousing celebration
Marina Bay Sands will be drumming up the atmosphere property-wide on the first day of Chinese New Year. On 10 February, celebrate amidst the lively lion dance performances property-wide and roving entertainment around The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.

During this auspicious period, visitors to ArtScience Museum can enjoy its three exceptional exhibitions: The Art of The Brick, Fujians: The Blue Ocean Legacy and Outside In: A Magnum Photos Showcase.

Visitors can also try their hands at several complimentary activities available at the museum that are suitable for both young and old. At the Fujians: The Blue Ocean Legacy exhibition,visitors will have the opportunity to create their own Fujian coin or unique ceramic ware every Sunday until 28 February. Admission to this workshop is complimentary for ticket-holders to Fujians: The Blue Ocean Legacy exhibition.

As part of Outside In: A Magnum Photos Showcase., participants can learn to create photographic images without the use of a camera. They will also gain insight from a professional photographer on how to enlarge and develop black and white photos in a darkroom setting through two hands-on workshops – the ArtScience of Photography and Darkroom Developments. Admission to these workshops is complimentary for ticket-holders to Outside In.

From 21 January 2013, the retail store at ArtScience Museum will also be bringing in a new range of merchandise specifically created for the spring festival. Visitors can purchase items inspired by the oriental holiday, such as coasters, table lamps and goodies boxes from three different themes - Cherry Blossom, Peranakan Collection and Yu Collection
Visitors are in for a visual treat this Chinese New Year all around Marina Bay, with the Sands SkyPark and Event Plaza being two of the many vantage points to witness the splendid fireworks display by the River Hong Bao (RHB) 2013. The annual festive celebration located on The Float at Marina Bay will be launching a spectacular fireworks display between 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. on 8 February, as well as on 9 February just before midnight.

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