In November of 2013 we had the opportunity to visit Singapore for five days. This small, vibrant city-state is one of the most amazing places in the world in terms of food, safety, transportation and architecture. Since opening its doors on April 27th, 2010 the Marina Bay Sands has become the unofficial icon of Singapore and an architectural marvel in Asia.
It remains one of the most expensive buildings, and when you go there you’ll realize it was all worth it. Many people believe it is just a hotel, but the Marina Bay Sands is a vast complex of dining, entertainment, and shopping venues. In addition to a luxury hotel, it has a convention center, cinema, the world’s largest atrium casino, an art and science museum, dozens of high-end retail shops both in the lobby and in the mall below, and several amazing restaurants including KU DÉ TA on the top deck.
Its most notable design feature is the 57th floor Infinity edge swimming pool overlooking downtown Singapore. Even if you don’t stay here, it would be impossible to miss this striking building – it is visible from almost everywhere in the Central Business District. Everyone is welcomed to stroll its beautiful boutiques, dine at one of the many restaurants, or just walk through the lobby to admire the architecture and browse the decadent jewelry shops. For $23 Singaporean dollars, you can get a bird’s eye view of Singapore from the SkyPark observation deck. The pool, however, is only accessible to guests of the hotel, no exceptions.
With all this said here are 15 photos of the Marina Bay Sands that will take your breath away!
View from the Singapore’s Merlion Statue
Views from the Singapore Flyer
SkyPark observation deck
Great sunset viewing point
Views from the SkyPark observation deck
Facts about the Marina Bay Sands
- Cost of land and construction: $8 billion
- The Marina Bay Sands is the most expensive stand alone integrated resort property every built
- Number of rooms: 2,561
- Convention center has a capacity to accommodate 45,000 people
- Contains world’s longest elevated swimming pool
- The ArtScience Museum is shaped like a lotus flower and has a sustainability feature of harvesting rainwater for the building’s restrooms
- Room rates start at $335 per night
Marina Bay Sands Map
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Special thanks to Your Singapore.