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Posted by Tian Chad Chen on Wednesday, September 28, 2016

09 July 2012

Priceless MasterCard VIP Trip to Singapore for Lady Gaga and Great Singapore Sale 2012! [Part 1]


Courtesy of MasterCard, I was invited along with Tey Cindy to experience the MasterCard VIP Lounge at Singapore Indoor Stadium and the Great Singapore Sale 2012. Which concert was it? It was none other than 'Lady Gaga | Born This Way Ball'! I remember I blogged about it in February but never thought that I would have chance to go to her concert. All thanks to MasterCard! 

To be honest, this is my first time taking flight to Singapore. Early in the morning, I took a cab to KLIA and then we flew to Singapore using Silk Air. It was really comfortable and you can have your own sky view through your window seat. With just 40 minutes in the air you've arrive in Singapore!

MasterCard VIP Tour to Singapore and Great Singapore Sale - Day 1
Bright blue sky with great aerial view of Singapore Sea.
MasterCard sure has it covered - What surprised me was the prearranged airport pick-up to Fairmont Hotel in a Bentley! Not forgetting  to mention about the driver who gave us a smooth ride to the hotel.

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Bentley - Our personal airport transfer arranged by MasterCard.#likeaboss

The moment I stepped into Fairmont Hotel's lobby I knew I was gonna be surprised by the room given to us.

MasterCard VIP Tour to Singapore and Great Singapore Sale - Day 1
Fairmont Hotel here I come!

Cindy checked into a room with harbour view where she can see Singapore Flyer, Esplanade, Marina Bay Sands and many more Singapore Landmarks. Check out how my room at 19th floor looks like!

MasterCard VIP Tour to Singapore and Great Singapore Sale - Day 1
Fairmont Room Number 1926 - Master Remote Control for room light, music and curtains! Personal coffee machine and complimentary wine and beer in the fridge. That's the way to live it - thanks to MasterCard =)


MasterCard VIP Tour to Singapore and Great Singapore Sale - Day 1
Spacious room with working desk, king size bed and classical music for the whole room including your bathroom!

MasterCard VIP Tour to Singapore and Great Singapore Sale - Day 1
Miller Harris's nice scented soaps in the toilet. Bath tub and weight balance to make sure you don't overwhelmed self with too much good food haha.
All thanks to MasterCard for this amazing hotel room that's just for myself to enjoy! =D

After we checked into our room, we went to Asian Market Cafe for buffet lunch. You don't need to go out and find famous food in Singapore as they are all available here! Before that we went to the nearest telco shop to get a 3G Prepaid SIM Card. That's how I manage to do live update/tweeting during our MasterCard VIP Tour.

MasterCard VIP Tour to Singapore and Great Singapore Sale - Day 1
You should get a 3G Prepaid SIM Card for cheaper local call/SMS and data plan!


MasterCard VIP Tour to Singapore and Great Singapore Sale - Day 1
Asian Market Cafe - That offers a delicious collection of Malay, Indian, Chinese and contemporary regional delicacies which reflect the broad diversity of flavours and cultures within the region.

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Colourful and tasty desserts awaiting you!

I had my seafood galore here and was super duper happy when I saw a big bowl of freshly cooked Singapore Chili Crab on the table. I got myself a huge pincer! *rawr*

MasterCard VIP Tour to Singapore and Great Singapore Sale - Day 1
HUGE Chili Crab's pincer to satisfy my desire. Yeah!

MasterCard VIP Tour to Singapore and Great Singapore Sale - Day 1
Do you know that Cindy can eat so well? That's her freshly opened pincer *yummy*

MasterCard VIP Tour to Singapore and Great Singapore Sale - Day 1
You can order Teh-Tarik at Asian market Cafe too

MasterCard VIP Tour to Singapore and Great Singapore Sale - Day 1
Had a really nice service and treatment from the waitress in AMC. Here's Belle and Amanda =)
Make sure you visit this place for good buffet.
PS: Thank you MasterCard for our lunch!

Since we got free time until 6pm, Cindy and I walked to the nearby Asian Civilisations Museum and never thought that there was so much stuff to check out with just $8 entrance fees. You will able to see tons of gold made antiques in their gallery and learn more about Singapore's history. Below are some of the photos:

MasterCard VIP Tour to Singapore and Great Singapore Sale - Day 1
We passed by Singapore river and got a view of all their tall city buildings. We were also lucky enough to see the fair and white Armenian Church

MasterCard VIP Tour to Singapore and Great Singapore Sale - Day 1
Statue of Sir Stamford Raffles & stylo Tey Cindy haha

MasterCard VIP Tour to Singapore and Great Singapore Sale - Day 1
Asian Civilisations Museum - Contain so much historical stuff in various galleries. Inside the museum, it provided earphones and a voice sharing robotic screen that told you the story of each exhibit

MasterCard VIP Tour to Singapore and Great Singapore Sale - Day 1
Pejeng-style bronze Drum together with Tang Shipwreck
Gold and ceramics from 9th-century China

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Tons of statues inside the museum. Some are unique but some are creepy

MasterCard VIP Tour to Singapore and Great Singapore Sale - Day 1
Check out all these gold accessories. Would you plant your face with the gold mask?


MasterCard VIP Tour to Singapore and Great Singapore Sale - Day 1
Indian's statues have very unique features - Yupp! Their big boo boos.

MasterCard VIP Tour to Singapore and Great Singapore Sale - Day 1
Learn how to use chopstick inside Asian Civilisations Museum!

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A quick city walk around the huge field.

MasterCard VIP Tour to Singapore and Great Singapore Sale - Day 1
Thank you Wilson for bringing us walking around the town before we head back to Fairmont Hotel.

After a short break at the hotel, we met other media and personalities from BeiJing (Wilson and Chelsey), Thailand (Kristy and Pam) and Hong Kong (Benny), Philippine (Angela) and Indonesia (Oky). Happy to know that we were all escorted together to the Singapore Flyer to catch the sunset and the awesome city view! From here you can basically see all the Singapore landmarks in a 30 minutes ride. We used our time effectively to snap as many photos as we could. That's the time we were introduced and greeted to each other too! Pleasure to meet you all!

MasterCard VIP Tour to Singapore and Great Singapore Sale - Day 1
Thanks to MasterCard for leading us here.

MasterCard VIP Tour to Singapore and Great Singapore Sale - Day 1
The best time to be at Singapore Flyer is during the sunset hour. That day the weather was kinda cloudy so we didn't manage to catch a beautiful sunset. however it was fun to have a brilliant sky view of Singapore city.


MasterCard VIP Tour to Singapore and Great Singapore Sale - Day 1
Art Museum, Esplanade, Floating and colourful platform where I watched the Singapore F1 Live in there last year ;p

MasterCard VIP Tour to Singapore and Great Singapore Sale - Day 1
A group photo before we leave the huge Singapore Flyer capsule.Thank you MasterCard =D


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[L-R] Tey Cindy, Angela Ignacio, TC (me), Wilson Wu, Benny Lau, Pam Thairath (Pam), Chelsey Mark, Oky Hartanto and Krittiya (Kristy)



After sightseeing with Singapore Flyer, we then took our private bus escort to Marina Bay Sands' DB Modern Bistro for dinner. If you like to shop branded stuff with classy environment, don't forget to visit MBS.
MasterCard VIP Tour to Singapore and Great Singapore Sale - Day 1
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
*O Sole Mio~*

MasterCard VIP Tour to Singapore and Great Singapore Sale - Day 1
Dinner @ DB (Daniel Boulud) Bistro Moderne French-American Restaurant
Completely surprised, we were honored that MasterCard hosted us at DB (Daniel Boulud) Bistro Moderne French-American Restaurant. Thank you for the VIP treatment =D Being a MasterCard cardholder sure give you prestigious experiences.

The dinner was great and I like my Salmon dish very much. Must praise their desserts too. Flourless Chocolate Torte with chocolate and vanilla sorbet oozes perfectly. Just nice to fill my stomach and satisfy my sweet tooth ;p
MasterCard VIP Tour to Singapore and Great Singapore Sale - Day 1
I recommend you guys to try out their 'coq au vin', perfectly cooked chicken served alongside Spätzle that soaks up the red wine jus. The flourless chocolate torte with chocolate and vanilla sorbet oozes perfectly too!.

MasterCard VIP Tour to Singapore and Great Singapore Sale - Day 1
A group picture of us before we left this amazing dining place. Thank you MasterCard for this classy and delicious moment!

I had a nice bath after we were back in hotel and the bed is so comfortable that I decided to stick on it till the next morning. I was amazed with the remote control beside my bed where I can just switch on lights, music or even open/close the curtains. That's just awesome! Thank you again MasterCard for this priceless experience =)

"There are some things money can't buy, for everything else there's MasterCard."

PS: Check out part 2 of this trip with MasterCard!

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