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The Chocolate Bar at MBS

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The Chocolate Bar at MBS

Hi

Thinking of going here one night when we go to Singapore next month as its seems a better option to visit the Sky Park at SD38 for entrance and the Chocolate Buffet instead of the SD20 just to get up to the Sky Park. The latest review on TA the poster said he was able to use the pool (he wasn't a resident as far as i know) however I note that it is normally only for residents which we won't be. Can anyone advise if this is correct? I would probably sink to the bottom of the pool though after eating all that sweet stuff lol!

Many thanks.

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1. Re: The Chocolate Bar at MBS

Th pool is only for hotel guests.

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2. Re: The Chocolate Bar at MBS

By doing a search I found Ellebana's trip report where she talks about the buffet: tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g294265-i1748-k619…

Edited: 01 March 2013, 04:35
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3. Re: The Chocolate Bar at MBS

If a non-guest sneaked past security and used the MBS pool, it`s very risky and THE security`s already informed about it. For sure, they will tighten some knots...............

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4. Re: The Chocolate Bar at MBS

I think it is do-able, you would just need a bit of preparation. Wear your swimmers under your clothes and do not take a big bag with towels etc. Go to the Chocolate Bar early, stay quite a while, then leave when it is dark. Go for a walk up near the Ku De Ta end, and you will find some toilets downstairs. Change out of your clothes in the toilets, wander upstairs, quickly find a deckchair, dump off your bag on the chair and put your clothes on top. Then jump in the pool like you're meant to be there... and have a great time. If you act confidently but nonchalantly you will have no trouble at all. Just ensure that you get in the pool far enough away from the chocolate bar area that no-one recognises you (the people on the door there are the only ones who will know that you're not a guest). Once you're in the pool, they won't even notice you. The place is so huge that it is very easy to blend in with the crowd.

I think the biggest problem will be ensuring that your valuables are safe on the deckchair while you're in the pool. We left ours in our room safe. Maybe just take a credit card and waterproof camera.

Cheers!

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5. Re: The Chocolate Bar at MBS

Ellebana,

Advising people how to break the rules and crawl past security is NOT what TA is about....... ( i vote illegal).

##################

And MBS security must say THANKS to you, now they know where to look for intruders.

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6. Re: The Chocolate Bar at MBS

Schonefeld - given the poor level of customer service at MBS (the place is so big that guests are not treated properly as "guests", and tend to be invisible to staff) - I don't think MBS security would even notice if someone bent the rules. I wouldn't call my post illegal - there are plenty of hotel rules that people on Tripadvisor have treated casually and written about. My post didn't mention anything about crawling past security.... Just how to have a surreptitious swim after paying top dollar to eat at the chocolate bar.

Given that MBS has just cancelled their free airport coach service, which people had taken into consideration when choosing the hotel and paying for rooms in advance, I think it would be hypocritical for them or anyone else to cause a fuss about the content of my post.

Forres, Scotland
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7. Re: The Chocolate Bar at MBS

Oops opened a can of worms there! Thanks Ellebana for your honest opinion. We will probably give the swim a miss just incase (don't want to spend the rest of our hol in jail lol!) but I agree big hotels like this cannot keep an eye on who are guests and who aren't. Just wasn't sure of the set up at the top of MBS.

Cheers all

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8. Re: The Chocolate Bar at MBS

My experience is the same as Ellebana, I was escorted to the Chocolate Bar - but when I left I was told to go direct to the elevators, I stopped and sat- watched and took pictures - maybe spent 30 mins doing that

I could have easily taken a swim - and no one would have known or been concerned.

I did not find the atmosphere very pleasant - the pool is amazing - and set up well, it was just so crowded and not a place I really wanted to be

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9. Re: The Chocolate Bar at MBS

Have to agree that although it looks amazing the pool at the top of the MBS seems to be very crowded. When we were there people in the bar and on the observation deck seemed to be staring at those in the pool area didnt make for a relaxing time so dont think you will be missing anything there. Enjoy the Choc Bar and take time to enjoy the view from up there it is beautiful.

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10. Re: The Chocolate Bar at MBS

I've just booked this for Easter Sunday and it is $48 instead of $38 but it includes:

Easter chocolate buffet and Easter surprise take away

It's a novelty and the view I suppose, going with my 12 year old daughter in 3 weeks.

Thanks