My father came to visit and I decided to give him a taste of Singapore that I love. I took him to my all time favourite place in Singapore – Ku De Ta at Marina Bay Sands. Ku De Ta at Marina Bay Sands is well known for its 360-degree panoramic view of the City’s skyline and Straits of Singapore.
Whilst the view is simply breathtaking, I really love this place more for its famed cocktails designed by Ku De Ta’s own team of mixologist. You’ll never see names like Cosmopolitan or a Mojito on the menu. Instead you get names like Blushing Baby, Tony Stark’s Pepper and Lady Be Mine. I love their inventions and the witty names they come up with. Unlike many other cocktail bars, the cocktails are not diluted or weak. The strength is just right. If you visit Ku De Ta often, you’ll find the cocktail menu changes. They once had a cocktail called ‘Mini Me’ (a drink inspired by Austin Powers) and it featured a lychee fruit in a shot glass half filled with lychee liquer! How adorable!
These cocktail concepts inspire me to create a signature style in everything I do. In styling events, my style is to lead not follow, invent not copy, and inspire not imitate. It is ok to be inspired by amazing things people come up with, but find your own style in that inspiration and create something out of it. As John Cage said ‘I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.’
So readers, as it’s Friday and the weekend is just a day away – dream a little and have a great weekend.
The view, my blushing baby and myself at Ku De Ta!