I just returned from an amazing adventure in Singapore. On assignment for Business Traveler USA magazine, I had the opportunity to fly United’s first direct flight to SIN from SFO, the only direct flight from the US. You can read all about the flight in the next issue of Business Traveler magazine and at businesstravelerusa.com.

United 787 Dreamliner cockpit
Getting a close-up look at United’s 787 Dreamliner

I stayed at the incredible Marina Bay Sands, the world’s most expensive hotel. The amazing hotel and the land it sits on cost a cool $8 billion. It’s a large Vegas-style resort topped with a SkyDeck, featuring the SkyPool. The hotel sits above what has to be the world’s most incredible luxury shopping mall, filled with every luxury brand you’ve ever heard of, along with theaters, a food court and a skating rink.

Marina Bay Sands SkyPool
Enjoying the incredible SkyPool atop the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore

After the Marina Bay Sands I had the opportunity to visit three of Singapore’s best luxury properties, the Shangri-La Singapore, The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore and finally the InterContinental Singapore. All three were quite amazing and I’ll be writing about the differences (and similarities) between them all.

InterContinental Singapore
The InterContinental Singapore has a great location in the historic heart of the city
Ritz Carlton Singapore
The incredible view of the Marina Bay area from my suite at the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore
Shangri-La Singapore
The amazing staff of the Shangri-La Singapore saying goodbye as I depart

While I was in Singapore, I had a chance to of course eat some amazing street food and visit the legendary hawker centres, but also dine at some of the city’s best fine dining restaurants. I’ll be writing about my foodie experiences here and in a future issue of Business Traveler.

More to come…