12 Oct 2014, Las Vegas
Rise and shine! It's gonna be a good Sunday as this would be the only full-day that I'd have for myself. Today's itinerary: Las Vegas North Premium Outlet for the whole afternoon and The Strip in the evening. So excited to start spending my money on things that I love!!
Before leaving my room, I opened up the curtains and was so astonished by the day view! It's so gorgeous!
|I could wake up to this everyday|
|Beautiful hills at the back|
|Zooming into part of the Strip|
|Sausage McMuffin Breakfast Set - USD 6.90 (SGD 8.80) so expensive!! I upgraded my drink to French Vanilla Latte.|
I waited almost 25 minutes for the bus to arrive. While waiting, I met a Japanese grandma who has been living in Las Vegas for 40 years. She's waiting for the same bus as me, there's only 1 bus available at the bus stop anyway. She mentioned that the bus frequency on Sunday would be slower as compared to other day-of-week. I chatted with her while waiting for the bus and we were actually alighting at the same stop. =)
|Very windy in Vegas!|
|Finally on board the bus! The Japanese Grandma was on the left in this picture, wearing a white tee.|
|Alighted after just a 10 minute bus ride|
|SDX bus heading to the North Premium Outlet|
|You got to purchase your bus passes from the machine on the right, with a friendly assistant!|
|My 24hr pass|
If you are heading to the premium outlet, you should take the express bus, SDX (Strip & Downtown Express), which only stops at certain stops and you will reach there in 30 minutes from Paris (opposite Bellagio). Took a picture of the bus map below for your reference:
|Snapping some photos while waiting for the bus|
|The Deuce: Bus that stops at every stops but will NOT bring you to the premium outlets (North/South)|
|SDX bus is coming|
|Time to board the bus :)|
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets
Address: 875 South Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89106
Contact: (702) 474-7500
There are over 100 branded outlets for you to shop! I was so busy shopping that I didn't take much pictures. =x It definitely feel like you've sinned if you walk out of a shop without buying anything 'cause everything is so affordable! For e.g. Kate spade here is more than 50% cheaper as compared to the price in Singapore! Also, I was so lucky to get there during the Columbus Weekend Sale! Yay to further discounts!! =D
|My loots after half a day|
|On the SDX back to the Strip after a long shopping day!|
The Fashion Show Mall
Address: 3200 S Las Vegas Blvd #600, Las Vegas, NV 89109, United States
Operating Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 11am-7pm
Contact: +1 702-369-8382
As there isn't Abercrombie & Fitch at the premium outlets, I alighted one stop before Bellagio at the Fashion Show Mall to do some shopping. The A&F here is having a 20% off but the prices were not much cheaper as compared to Singapore's so I didn't get anything.
I managed to replace a new leather strap for my Fossil watch at USD 27.03 (SGD 34.40). I checked with Fossil at Ion Orchard before and it was SGD 49. I saved SGD SGD 14.60 by purchasing it in the U.S.. Everything here are taxed. You got to add additional 8.1% to whatever price it is on the label/menu.
And so I decided to walk from the Fashion Show Mall to the Strip, thinking that it would be a short walk. But I was so wrong. Nonetheless, I enjoyed the walk in the busy Strip of Las Vegas.
Las Vegas Strip
Address: 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, United States
The legendary Bellagio!! I'm finally here for you!! I've seen pictures of the Bellagio fountain and I told myself that I gonna visit it one day! The fountain show commences every 15 minutes and it was absolutely magnificent! If you ever visit Las Vegas, you MUST watch it at least once.
I got back to the Palms by taking bus 202 which I waited 15 minutes for. As I did not have dinner, I went to the eatery and got myself a customized Taco.
|Snap a picture of the Mcdonald's menu if you're interested|
|Mcdonald's Desserts and Sides menu|
13 Oct 2014, Las Vegas
First day at work in Las Vegas! Woke up early this morning to dress myself for the first day.
|Chilling at the pool with colleagues before the work starts|
|Breakfast turned lunch as we didn't dare to eat while our CEO was speaking|
Address: 620 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89119, United States
Contact: +1 702-691-2053
Opening Hours: Mon-Thu 5.30pm-9.00pm; Fri 5.30pm-10.00pm; Sat 5.00pm-10.00pm; Sun 5.00pm-9.30pm
Menu today: 5 course meal, fine dining.
|Left: Spicy Tuna Tempura Roll, Miso Butter Sauce. Right: Grilled Szechuan Pork Ribs, Roy's Mongolian Sauce (DAMN GOOD)|
|Left: Chinese Styled Lettuce Wraps, Wok Chicken, Garlic & Ginger. Right: Steamed Shrimp & Pork Gyoza, Firecracker Sauce|
|Roy's Caesar Salad - Hearts of Palm, Parmesan, Brioche Croutons, Togarashi Garlic Dressing.|
|Grilled 8 oz. Filet Mignon - Shiso Béarnaise (quite similar to Hollandaise Sauce)|
|Belgian Chocolate Torte - Raspberry Sauce, Seasonal Fresh Berries, Vanilla Whipped Cream|
|Spotted this limousine after alighting from the taxi back to hotel|
|Thank you Fabian for this drink! Some fruit martini I think? It tasted sweet. :)|
|Money I won (need to deduct my initial amount of USD 40)|
14 Oct 2014, Las Vegas
|Breakfast Buffet at USD 9.99 (USD 10.80 after 8.1% tax) - The Palms Bistro Buffet|
During lunch break today, my colleagues and I took a small tour around the Palms resort. The pools (2 of them) were so beautiful. I didn't bring my swimwear to Vegas though.
|Bar at the side of the pool|
|View from the pool bar|
|Me with my new polarized Rayban!|
Address: Palms Casino Floor
Contact: +1 702 942 6862
Operating Hours: Sun-Thu 5.30pm-10.00pm; Fri-Sat 5.30pm-11.00pm
Dress Code: Business Casual
Stepping into N9NE Steakhouse, I felt extraordinary with it's purple-lit environment and exceptional ambiance.
|N9NE Four Course Menu|
|Rock Shrimp and Calamari with Two Dipping Sauces|
|Smoked Bacon Caesar Salad - Applewood Smoked Bacon, Romaine, Kale, Parmesan Croutons, Housemade Caesar Dressing|
|Left: Button Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions (Awesome dish!). Right: Creamed Spinach, Applewood Smoked Bacon|
|Left: Macaroni and Cheese. Right: Parmesan Mashed Potatoes (Favorite!)|
|BARRY'S 10 oz. Steak - Prime Rib Cap, Roasted Cipollini Onions & Shishito Peppers|
|8 oz. Filet Mignon - Red Wine Sauce|
|Assorted Miniature Desserts|
Location: Top of Palms Ivory Tower
Operating Hours: Nightly at 8pm
Dress Code: Stylish Nightlife Attire
Fancy watching the night view of Las Vegas high up from the 55th floor? If you are a guest at the Palms hotel, you'll be entitled a free entry to Ghostbar. Remember to bring your IC/ID/Passport as they will check everyone's ID before you are given permission to enter the bar.
|Wefie with Markus, the youngest member of our company|
|Super shagged face after one whole day of conference|
It was pretty happening at the Ghostbar but Markus and I left around 10pm to rest for Conference Day 2 the next day. The next 2 nights would be even more interesting (Preview: GORDON RAMSAY!!) and I do not wish to cramp everything into this blog post. Stay tuned for Las Vegas Part 3, which would be the last episode of my Las Vegas blog posts! =)
2016 Seattle-Arizona (Blogging soon)
- Apr 2016 Part 1 Seattle
- Apr 2016 Part 2 Arizona Road Trip
- Apr 2016 Part 3 Arizona Road Trip
- Apr 2016 Part 4 Arizona Road Trip
- Apr 2015 Part 1 Singapore - Tokyo - Seattle
- Apr 2015 Part 2 Seattle, Washington
- Apr 2015 Part 3 Seattle, Washington
- Apr 2015, Part 4 Fairbanks, Alaska - City of Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)
- Apr 2015, Part 5 Anchorage, Alaska