The Merlion with the head of a lion and the body of a fish may be the national personification of Singapore, but the breathtaking Marina Bay Sands resort is soon becoming the focal point of the Singapore Urban Landscape. It’s not hard to see why.
Marina Bay Sands (MBS) is an integrated casino resort standing on 20 hectare of prime land. It was developed by Las Vegas Sands and is billed as the world’s most expensive standalone casino property at S$8 billion. Wowzaa!
One of the most fascinating aspects of the resort is its 150m rooftop infinity pool. The pool is set on top of the world’s largest public cantilevered platform and boasts one of the best views from any swimming pool in the world. I cant wait to get up there and check it out soon.
The resort features a 2561-room hotel, a massive convention-exhibition centre and a premium shopping mall. Room rates start from S$400 a night and can go up to S$4000 a night.
The MBS blends and stands apart from the equally impressive Singapore city skyline. The resort is designed by Moshe Safdie an Israeli -born Canadian architect who says it was initially inspired by card decks. In addition to the casino, the other key components ois the circular ArtScience Museum (in the shape of a lotus) and a convention centre with 1,200,000 square feet of space. The resort also had its special feng shui consultants.
Every night there is an amazing light and sound laser show called the Wonder Full show, a light and water spectacular that is the largest in Southeast Asia. It is truly a sight to behold.
The MBS through a tilted perspective.
The Marina Bay Sands is truly a modern-day architectural marvel. Everything about the place just grabs your attention and retains it for a long, long time. I would recommend travellers to come to Singapore just to visit this breathtaking piece of architecture. For more information, visit http://www.marinabaysands.com/ or http://www.yoursingapore.com/. For more fantastic Singapore travel stories visit http://travelerfolio.com/
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