Monday, March 14, 2016

Highlights of Las Vegas Trip

This post is a guide/summary of the fun places that you should consider visiting in your trip to Las Vegas. 


A wonderful pic with the Las Vegas sign! I walked 30 minutes from NYNY just for this.

A picture with the Egyptian statute of Luxor.

The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens which is located indoors close to the hotel lobby was nothing short of amazing! This season's theme still reflects the CNY mood in February as the decorations are styled to mimic the elements of Chinese culture.

A realistic depiction of monkeys going after the peaches of immortality, which symbolizes longevity.

An artistic display of the word fu, which means "fortune".

Selfie with the sea-horses, whatever that is.

After I helped these girls take their pictures, they suddenly asked if I want to join them for a pic, and I was like sure! So here it is, us in front of the Caesars Palace.

While you're at Caesars Palace, don't forget to check out the Fall of Atlantis moving statues show activated at the top of each hour starting at 11AM. You can feel the heat from the real flames emerging from beneath the statue.

Flamingo Hotel and Casino's Wildlife Habitat. I expected a larger size, but there were only a few types of animals, including the flamingo and mandarin ducks.


1. BLVD Creamery
Tasted the salted caramel custard with shaved dark chocolate toppings from BLVD Creamery. It's tastes alright, but definitely not a favourite. At $4.59 after tax it's slightly expensive. But as usual, 1 scoop in American terms = 2 scoops in Malaysia, so it wasn't too bad.

2. Earl of Sandwich 
Sandwiches/Wraps are $7.56 after tax. The first time I went I got the most popular one - The Earl's Club, and on the receipt it said that if you filled in the online survey, on your next visit you're gonna get a free drink and a free small bag of chips. Guess what I did? Right, I filled in the survey! Cos I expected myself to return to try the Chicken Chipotle Avocado Sandwich, the second most popular. With the free drink and chips, $7.56 is a pretty good deal for a meal on the Las Vegas strip. 

3. Shake Shack 

I posted this earlier on Instagram, because Shake Shack has the best burger ever. The bun is especially fragrant and tasty because they fried the insides with butter. The ham was unlike any normal patty, it just tasted better and I couldn't tell why, because I usually don't like to eat burgers. I decided to visit Shake Shack because of the rave reviews I read online. The vanilla custard is the bomb. Best custard I've ever tasted, the taste is so unique, you can literally taste real vanilla. I'm planning to try out other flavors when I visit New York later.

At $9.60, this is a good deal for the tasty food.

Traveler tips:
  • Make sure to find the best deals if you want to visit the performances/museum/aquarium by purchasing tickets from halfpricetix. Their booth is just beside the Paris hot-air balloon/Eiffel tower building. 
  • Make good use of coupons from the booklets you receive, like 15% off Coca Cola store, 20% off M&M's etc
  • If you have a friend who's a Nevada resident, get them to help you pay at Hershey's World for 15% discount.
  • For food, if you want to save more, fill in the surveys available on the receipts so that you can get a discount/free extras the next time you place an order. If you're really on a tight budget, go for McDonalds/Earl of Sandwich, as they are relatively cheaper. 
  • For drinking water, get Dasani mineral water 500ml 2 for $1 at the gift shops one block before MGM, if your hotel does not have any water dispenser like NYNY
  • Overall, 2 days is more than enough to explore the Las Vegas Strip, and I wouldn't recommend you to stay any longer, because it'll just be a waste of money and time.

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