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.
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.
The hotel is connected to the walk around the bay via a glitty helix structure that by night is illuminated by blueish LED lights.
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’ 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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…
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!
Love it, thanks a lot!