Published in The Peak, January 2013 (Click on images to read the article).
Like last year, Light Cibles has been commissioned once again by Singapore Tourism Board to illuminate iconic buildings and areas in conjunction for F1 Grand Prix Singapore weekend. This year Light Cibles will light up:
It promises to be a weekend full of fun and excitement! http://www.light-cibles.com
W Singapore Sentosa Cove has just opened its doors and what an exciting hotel it promises to be that is quintessentially W hotel branding. Situated on an exclusive island, W Singapore – Sentosa Cove remixes urban culture with glowing casinos, untamed nature, private berths and ivory beaches. And the best part of it is that, we at Light Cibles did the lighting design concept!
Offering the very latest in trendy, high tech and funky amenities from the AWAY spa to SKIRT grill restaurant to the WET bar, plus great lighting and underwater music at the 24/hour swimming pool for that perfect night swim.
Grand Hotel Rendezvous Singapore has been recently renovated and thanks to the lighting design concept by Light Cibles, this hotel located in the heart of Singapore’s commercial and cultural district (near Raffles Hotel), is a perfect welcome addition to Singapore’s list of cool accommodations. Stepping into the hotel’s stylish lobby, you will be struck by the elegant blend of local heritage and contemporary design.
Light Cibles Group is renowned for its expertise in lighting design consultancy for hotels. Featured here by Light Cibles is Fullerton Bay Hotel (exterior and interior lighting) and Fullerton Hotel (exterior lighting) – two of Singapore’s finest luxury hotels.
In fact, Light Cibles is responsible for the lighting design of Fullerton Heritage – from Fullerton Hotel, Fullerton Bay Hotel, Clifford Pier, One Fullerton, to the Esplanade in Singapore.
“Where there are fast cars, there’s fun fuelled action” says the The Singapore FORMULA ONE organization. This year edition was particularly true with the great performances of Linkin Park and Shakira. The game for us during those two days was to be able to enjoy the race action and to rush around the street circuit park, avoiding traffic jam, road blocks and check points to be on time for the shows. After 2 years of practice, we mastered it! If you need any tips for next year’s edition, do let us know.
We were invited by THE PEAK magazine to be one of the guests to experience a weekend at Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore. And what an incredible experience it was at this spectacular hotel!
Our Club Room on 37th floor was spacious, with amazing panoramic views of the marina bay.
We immediately headed towards the iconic swimming pool on 57th floor (has to be the largest hotel pool I’ve ever been in!) and simply gazed out at the incredible view of Singapore. Any longer in the pool, I was beginning to resemble shrimp.
Early evening we were invited to the Bvlgari boutique at The Shoppes (in Marina Bay Sands and is spectacular reminiscent of Venetian canals/Las Vegas) for cocktails and viewing of their collection.
Then we were ushered to our dinner at Sky on 57 with a sumptuous feast of splendor created by Chef Justin Quek. What a breathtaking skyline view and designer decor.
Sky on 57 showcases a delectable array of Modern Asian Cuisine, delivered with warm Asian hospitality in a setting that offers a bird’s eye view of the city & bay. Located at the highest point of Marina Bay Sands on the stunning Sands SkyPark, the 12,000 sq ft restaurant offers guests an unparalleled vista while they dine in a relaxed and sophisticated setting that transforms from morning to night. It is no wonder that Sky on 57 was voted the Best New Restaurant by a Singapore-based Chef in TimeOut’s 2011Best Of Awards.
We even chatted with Chef Justin Quek who spoke fluent French to us; one thing was certain – he has a real passion for food, quality, and ingredients. Justin Quek ruled the fine-dining scene in Singapore for a decade with his creative interpretations of French cuisine at Les Amis, which he founded. He trained in some of France’s top kitchens, including that of Roland Mazere’s Le Centenaire in Perigord, Jean Bardet in Tours, L’Oasis in Cote d’Azur and Hotel de Crillon in Paris. When the World Gourmet Summit Awards Of Excellence was first introduced, he was the recipient of the first-ever Chef Of The Year award. Venturing overseas in 2004, Quek founded La Petite Cuisine (renamed as Justin’s Signatures), considered one of Taipei’s best French restaurants. The chef and restaurateur also founded fine-dining establishments in Shanghai: La Platane, Villa du Lac and Fountain in Shanghai. Returning back to Singapore after six years abroad, the culinary force once again demonstrates his ability to bring his unique touch to classic dishes, pushing the Republic’s dining scene up another notch. He is a true success story of Singapore.
Superb view, sublime food, fantastic company – we were truly pampered. Definitely for our next visits, we’ll be trying out Daniel Boulud’s DB Moderne Bistro (I’ve eaten at his famed restaurant Daniel in New York); Mario Batali’s Osteria Mozza (I’ve also eaten at his restaurant Babbo in New York), Guy Savoy (we’ve dined at his Paris restaurant), and last but not least Wolfgang Puck’s CUT restaurant. Funny how our to-do list comprises solely of food?
Thank you The Peak for a fabulous weekend!
PZ and Frog.