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Saturday Night Fever

I’ve got a fever! I’m hot! I can’t be stopped! And it’s a… Saturday Night Fever!! Didn’t know what to expect from this production based on the highly popular movie of the same name, but we were highly entertained and enjoyed ourselves tremendously. The songs have been stuck in my head since and I’m listening to them on repeat.

The Saturday Night Fever movie came out before I was born but I love The Bee Gees and all the songs in the show are so familiar to me. Featuring catchy tunes from the film such as ‘Stayin’ Alive’, ‘Night Fever’, ‘More Than A Woman’, ‘Tragedy’, ‘Disco Inferno’, ‘How Deep is Your Love’, and ‘You Should Be Dancing’, Saturday Night Fever is set in 1976 and follows the story of Tony Manero, a wannabe disco king from a rough neighborhood in Brooklyn. Stuck in a dead-end job, he lives for Saturday night when he rules the dance floor a local discotheque. When Tony meets Stephanie Mangano, an office worker trying to make it in Manhattan, they both train together for a dance competition, and Tony discovers that Stephanie is more than a woman to him.

From start to finish, the fancy footwork and powerful singing kept me moving to the music in my seat. I bet many in the audience wanted to get up on their feet to sing and dance along with the cast! It was especially impressive that they could sing and hit all the high notes while moving so energetically. I thought the sets were very cleverly designed and made excellent use of the space in how they managed to transform a disco to Tony’s home, to a (very convincing) bridge, and everything else in between in a matter of seconds.

Tony Manero

Tony Manero

hanging out with his gang

hanging out with his gang

burning up the dance floor

burning up the dance floor

Staying Alive!

Stayin’ Alive!

with Stephanie Mangano

with Stephanie Mangano

happy ending?

happy ending?

Saturday Night Fever is a must-watch for the the passionate singing, expressive dancing, charismatic actors, and the sizzling chemistry between the leads Brendan Rubendall (as Tony Manero) and Jenna Rubaii (as Stephanie Mangano) who are perfectly cast in their roles. Whether you’re a brother or whether you’re a mother, catch the fever while you can!


Season: Fri, 25 Sep – Sun, 4 Oct 2015
Venue: Sands Theatre, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands
PERFORMANCE TIMES: Tue to Fri 8pm; Sat: 2pm and 8pm; Sun: 1pm and 6pm
BY PHONE: +65 6688 8826
www.BASEentertainmentasia.com, www.MarinaBaySands.com or www.sistic.com.sg
IN PERSON AT: Marina Bay Sands Box Offices (Museum, Theatres, SkyPark, Retail Mall and Hotel Tower 1 Lobby). For more information please log onto – www.MarinaBaySands.com

Disclaimer: We received two complimentary tickets to watch this performance. All opinions are my own. All photos used are from Base Entertainment and ATEG.

NYC: Top of the Rock

The final thing I did before leaving for the airport was to go to the Top of the Rock. Since I didn’t use my CityPASS for the Guggenheim, I used it to go to the observation deck of the Rockefeller Centre. It was a beautiful clear day so I could see for miles.

forced to watch two videos before we could go up

at the top

Empire State Building

wonderful view of Central Park

NYC: Shopping in New York

We stumbled upon Zachary’s Smile in the West Village and I ended up buying a dress and some accessories. They carry vintage clothing and labels by independent designers. There were so many things I wanted to try and buy in the little shop! Really nice items and worth a visit even though the lady who served us was super unfriendly.

We spent about 5 hours at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets the day before we left and there were many good deals. We took a bus there from Port Authority Bus Terminal. I bought 2 bags, a whole bunch of wristlets for my aunts and grandma, a belt and boxers for the husband and lots of clothes for the kids. And my Mickey and Minnie Mouse Sing-a-ma-jig! It’s useful to sign up as a VIP member online and print out some coupons before you go. You can get a coupon booklet there with your bus ticket but some of the printed coupons give you better deals.

Another place for outlet shopping is Century 21 in the Financial District. I bought a few pairs of shoes there for myself and the kids. Also bought some kids’ clothing there. Everything else is quite messy so I didn’t bother trying to find and try on any clothes there.

I’ve already blogged about shopping for toys for the kids at Disney Store, FAO Schwarz and Toys R Us. The gift shops in the museums are also good places to find interesting things to buy. And for everything else, there is 5th Ave.

Zachary's Smile

Century 21

most of the things I bought

Zachary’s Smile
330 West 46th St
New York, NY 10036

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
498 Red Apple Court
Central Valley, NY 10917

Century 21
22 Cortlandt Street
New York, NY 10007

NYC: Tiles for America

We came across this by chance but I remembered reading about it on another blog so we stopped to have a look. It really is a very touching memorial to the events of 9/11. Tiles for America can be found at the corner of 7th Ave and 11th St.

Tiles for America


many beautiful tiles

never forget

NYC: Washington Square Park & Gray’s Papaya

I finally got to eat at Gray’s Papaya on my final day in New York. The hot dog restaurant has appeared in many books, movies and TV shows, but my main reason for wanting to eat there is that it was featured in Anthony Bourdain’s New York episode of No Reservations. I liked their hot dogs and I thought the pina colada was pretty good too.

Washington Square Arch

where Will Smith's character stayed in I Am Legend

Gray's Papaya

hot dogs and drinks

I like mine with relish

Mr Frank

Gray’s Papaya
402 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10011

NYC: Grand Central Terminal, Public Library & UN HQ

New York looks better in black and white on a gloomy, rainy day. So here’s another series of b&w shots taken on my final day in NYC.

Grand Central Terminal

the interior (taken the night before)

my star sign on the ceiling

New York Public Library

lion standing guard

Chrysler Building

US Mission to the UN Building

United Nations Headquarters

NYC: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Met was on the top of my NYC to-do list and it’s also included in the CityPASS. I spent more than 5 hours in there and that was nowhere near enough for me to see everything that I wanted to see! I really liked the Egyptian Art galleries and the European paintings.

The Met

Debs has Egyptian hair

Egyptian temple inside the Met

amazing huge statues

golf in Ancient Egypt?

in the Medieval art section

beautiful recreated rooms

frozen in time

Starbucks siren!

Robert Lehman Collection

saw this in an episode of Family Guy

St Bartholomew and his flayed skin

Vermeer's Young Woman with a Water Jug

a roomful of Van Goghs

Warhol's Mao at the Met