Singapore’s Marina Bay – Things Get Kinki

Lunch at Kinki's, Kurobuta Katsu Curry (from top left, minced black pork cutlet w/veggies, apple curry, mochi ball, white rice, miso soup and side salad)

Today I woke up at noon for another day of Singapore exploration. The alarm was set for 1200 on the dot  and I was sitting on the bus exactly twenty-two minutes later. My movements are clearly getting more efficient as the bus pulled up right after I got to the bus stop. When I stepped off the ship I was happy to see the sun was out but quickly overwhelmed by the humidity it brought with it.

One of the best parts of visiting a foreign city is visiting the small markets, eating cheap local food and interacting with people, that’s what I experience at Bugis Street and Chinatown. With that being said, I also like to see how the other side lives and appreciate the innovation, energy, glamor and trendy side of a city as well. So I planned my trip to land me in the middle of Singapore’s multi-million dollar project, Marina Bay:

My route took me from the #257 bus to Pioneer station east 14 stops to Raffles Place. From there transferred to the #5 line south to Marina Bay. After lunch and wondering the bay I walked to Raffles Place and continued back on the #2 line west.

THis guy looked like he wanted to get it kicking like Jackie Chan. I didn't to get all Chris Tucker on him....Maaaannnnnn!!!

Marina Sands Hotel - Developed by Las Vegas Sands, it is billed as the world's most expensive standalone casino property at S$8 billion, including cost of the prime land


Esplanade - a Concert Hall which seats about 1,600 and a Theatre with a capacity of about 2,000 for the performing arts. Nicknamed "The Big Durian" after the fruit it resembles.


Kinki Restaurant + Bar
70 Collyer Quay #02-02
Customs House, Singapore 049323
T: +65 6533 3471 | F: +65 6533 3473

This place was extraordinary, with the panoramic view of the bay,  good music, decor and the food to back it up…… it was the whole package.

I was thrown off when my meal came to the table because I was wondering what the three crab cakes were doing on my plate. After the waiter explained that the crab cakes were actually my pork cutlet the confusion faded to bliss when I bit into it. It was packing a lot of crunch and a ton of flavor. The apple curry was something I have never thought of or had and it paired perfectly with the pork (was also nice to dip the chopsticks and eat with the rice). I was thrown for a second loop when I finally realized that the rock siting on the top right corner was not a rock nor  was it decoration. It was a sesame crusted mochi ball. For those of you, like me that have never had one it’s a rice cake made of glutinous rice pounded into paste and molded into shape. This was different but pretty good.

The lunch view from Kinki's

Found another beer I have never had but like enough to add to the roster, Ashi Super Dry.

Alfa Romero 159 outside the Fullerton Bay Hotel.


Walked from CP2 to the Custom House where Kinki is located. After lunch walked to CP14 then back to about CP 18. I connected with the Raffle Place Station which I believe was Northwest of this picture.

The Bus back to reality.

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