Oscars Themed Dinner and Dance Event @ Marina Bay Sands
Ever dreamt of becoming a Hollywood Star for a night? Then join us for our Oscars Dinner and Dance at Marina Bay Sands!
Marina Bay Sands is a spacious integrated resort at Marina Bay in Singapore. It is developed by Las Vegas Sands and is one of the most iconic buildings in Singapore. The building comprises of a hotel, convention and exhibition facilities, theatres, entertainment venues, retailers and restaurants. This is one of the reasons why Sweetie Muffin and I chose to host our wedding banquet at Marina Bay Sands (Read More: https://www.aldoramuses.com/2014/10/weddings-on-bay-showcase-2014-marina.html).
It is the first time I attended my company’s Dinner and Dance event and it so happens that the theme for this event is Oscars.
Before the event, our HR Department distributed the invitation cards to us which was designed like the Oscars trophy.
Hotel Name: Marina Bay SandsLocation:10 Bayfront AvenueMarina Bay SandsLevel 4, Orchid BallroomSingapore 018956
As it was my first Dinner and Dance event, I arrived earlier than my colleagues and there was a pre-dinner cocktail party going on where drinks and snacks were served.
|Check out the vibrant Candy Buffet Bar!!|
Also, my company engaged a magician to perform magic tricks to entertain the guests who arrived earlier. The magician transformed a normal rubber band into a star and gave it to me for memento!!
|Star-Shaped Rubber Band from Magician 🙂|
There was also a Photo Booth with props provided whereby we can queue to take photos and get our instant prints! This seemed to be the most popular station amongst my colleagues 🙂
|A quirky photo with Eric|
The venue was grandly decorated for the Oscars theme – even the long red carpet was up!!
|Red Carpet #OOTD 🙂|
Dress: Lace Maxi Dress from Cristelle
Heels: Bespoken Gillter Evening Shoe with Platform from Anjo Shoes
Shawl and Accessories: My Mom’s
Although I very much loved to be dressed up like a Hollywood Star, it would be wise to do so within a reasonable budget and hence I borrowed the additional accessories which I would not wear on normal days from my Mom.
|Group Photo before entering into the Ballroom|
The ballroom was indeed very spacious with warm ambient ceiling lights.
|Very Grand and Imposing Orchid Ballroom|
As most of my colleagues have kids, they decided to pack some of the goodies from the Candy Bar home for their kids to enjoy 🙂
|Candies and Chocolates 🙂|
|We were allocated to Table 48|
|A Cup of Chinese Tea|
I was pleased that the alcoholic drinks suit my taste – the white and red wine tasted sweet and the beer tasted very smooth.
|A Glass of Chilled White Wine|
|Close-Up on the Chinese Menu|
Assorted Meat Platter
|Crew serving the Assorted Meat Platter|
Wok-Fried King Prawn with Nuts
Marina Bay Sands have committed to protect shark species and a healthy marine ecosystem by taking shark’s fin dishes off their menu.
Hence the Braised Seafood with Fish Maw in Chicken Broth is to replace the conventional Shark’s Fin Soup.
|Braised Seafood with Fish Maw in Chicken Broth|
Although it looked starchy, this broth tasted less starchy than it appeared!
Was really pleased as I hate starchy dishes 🙂
Mushroom with Vegetables in Oyster Sauce
This is normally my least favourite dishes in the Chinese Banquet menu.
Baked Cod Fish with Teriyaki Sauce
|Baked Cod Fish with Teriyaki Sauce|
I never liked Cod Fish due to its fishy taste. However, I was glad that this dish did not taste fishy at all as the Teriyaki Sauce masked off the fishiness perfectly! in fact, i polished up my portion of the fish and had an extra serving 🙂
Roasted Crispy Chicken with Garlic and Prawn Crackers
|Roasted Crispy Chicken with Garlic and Prawn Crackers|
As we left the ballroom when the above 2 dishes were served to take more group photos 🙂
|Gorgeous Ladies dressed to the Nines 🙂|
|Tracy and I posing with Edwin|
Braised E-Fu Noodle with Dry Scallop
I have always disliked E-Fu Noodles served in hotel banquets because they tasted very starchy and soggy. However, this dish tasted surprisingly OK as well!
It is neither starchy nor soggy which makes it edible.
Mango Juice and Pomelo
The Mango Juice and Pomelo does not taste too sweet and overall it is quite OK although not super delicious.
|Mango Juice and Pomelo|
My impression of the food served at MBS has been bad from the reviews of other bloggers and my friends.
However, my Dinner and Dance experience at MBS was a great and memorable one.
Not only does the food tasted a lot better than what I expected, the ambience and the company was enjoyable too! Hence I really do hope that they can maintain / even improve the existing standards when it is time for my wedding banquet in April 2015 🙂
Overall: ★★★★☆Food: ★★★★☆Ambience: ★★★★★Service: ★★★◐☆
|Nara + Tracy + Me|
|Selfie of The Day 🙂|
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