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Singapore’s landmark hotel Marina Bay Sands & Casino is one of the most famous hotels on the planet. I can tell from our webserver statistics :-)

Hence I wanted to learn more about all the bells and whistles of this stunning architectural structure.

Merlion near Marina Bay Sands hotel

Merlion near Marina Bay Sands hotel

Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Hotel is part of a huge complex that not only includes the luxurious 5-star hotel but also a casino, elegant shopping malls and the iconic Art Science Museum featuring temporary exhibitions.

Marina Bay Sands Art Science Museum

Marina Bay Sands Art Science Museum

The hotel is connected to the walk around the bay via a glitty helix structure that by night is illuminated by blueish LED lights.

Helix bridge to Marina Bay Sands shoppes

Helix bridge to Marina Bay Sands Hotel and shoppes

By night you get an overwhelming view of the hotel and casino complex anyway. Here’s the view as offered from the Fullerton Bay Hotel’s rooftop terrace. It is located at the feet of Singapore’s financial district across the Bay.

Marina Bay Sands Hotel and shops as seen from the Fullerton Bay Hotel by night

Marina Bay Sands Hotel and shops as seen from the Fullerton Bay Hotel by night

Marina Bay Sands’ three hotel towers feature a lofty atrium hosting the reception and several restaurants.

From here you can take an elevator to the Skypark rooftop infinity pool and bar. The observation deck and the restaurants are open to the public, the infinity pool is a hotel guest area only.

Skypark's infinity pool and financial district

Skypark’s infinity pool and financial district

The infinity pool is an elegant boat-like structure with huge cantilever and boasts the greatest view of Singapore’s bustling financial district. From the public observation deck you can see the Formula 1 pits across the canal.

Just underneath the Skypark you’ll find the Banyan Tree spa with its own café with a view.

Banyan Tree Spa cafe

Banyan Tree Spa cafe

Skypark over Marina Bay Sands hotel towers

Skypark sitting on Marina Bay Sands hotel towers

Marina Bay Sands Art Science Museum

When I was in Singapore one of two exhibitions on display was The Art of Brick by Nathan Sawaya. No, I usually don’t play around with Lego, but yes, the exhibition was impressive, indeed!

Lego exhibition in Marina Bay Sands' art science museum

Lego exhibition in Marina Bay Sands’ Art Science Museum

Deemed as one of CNN‟s 12 „Must-see Exhibitions‟, The Art of the Brick treats visitors to stunning displays of intricate sculptures made from hundreds of thousands LEGO bricks.

Lego exhibition in Marina Bay Sands' Art Science Museum

Lego exhibition in Marina Bay Sands’ Art Science Museum

For more information on Nathan Sawaya and The Art of the Brick, visit www.brickartist.com

The second exhibition was Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb. It reveals the secrets of the mysterious Egyptian burial practices and mummification process. A 3D film captures the “virtual unwrapping” of the 3,000-year old mummy of Egyptian temple priest Nesperennub – whose original cartonnage coffin has never been opened.

The analysis of his mummy was performed using a non-invasive computer tomograph scan.

Thanks a lot to Marina Bay Sands’ social media officers Bhavna Moolani and Philicia Tan for coordinating my visit and showing me around these impressive premises!

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Oh, and before I forget, the last time around my photograph of Marina Bay Sands Hotel got “stolen” more than 100 times without proper crediting. I wrote about it here.

Wonder how my photographs will fare this time around…

View of Marina Bay Sands Casino Hotel during dusk as seen from Singapore's Esplanade

View of Marina Bay Sands Casino Hotel during dusk as seen from Singapore’s Esplanade

Update 7.12.2013:

We made it Photograph of the Week!

Our night view of the Marina Bay Sands hotel as seen from the Fullerton Bay rooftop made it A Luxury Travel Blog’s photograph of the week!

Photograph of the week by A Luxury Travel Blog Marina Bay Sands hotel

Photograph of the Week by A Luxury Travel Blog

Love it, thanks a lot!

About The Author

Walter Schaerer’s extensive background in the travel industry, passionate enthusiasm for photography and a firm belief that luxury destinations can also be affordable; were some of the main factors that motivated him to create the travel blog travelmemo.com.

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