Marina Bay Sands is an integrated resort which comprises three 55 storey towers of top class hotel rooms. The shape of the three buildings has a very unique look which look like a ship at the top, where the famous infinity pool is located which offer 360 degree of unblocked view. The architecture follows the principles of feng shui to create a perfect balance of energy and hormonisation with the environment. This beautiful creation was design by Moshe Safdie, an Israeli American architect. This guy is really talented and you will see more of his work at Marina Bay.
1. Lets check out the architecture of MBS – interior
Use of Natural Sun Lights
The resort’s design allows abundant natural daylight to illuminate indoor areas, reducing the need for additional lighting.
2.Rain Oculus – Sampan Ride at Canal
What make this place even more interesting is the Sampan ride along the canal at the Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Don’t forget to make a wish at as you circle the Rain Oculus, a 22 meter diameter acrylic bowl set on a 90 ton steel structure, which collects the rainwater that fills the Canal, very eco-friendly! If you look up, there is a hole that will release more than 22,000 liters of water per minutes. Too bad, I could not see the water release while I was there – Not as lucky. And Sampan ride not yet started as I was there pretty early. Sampan rides only start at 11.30 am onward.
3.Luxury Shopping Paradise
Why fly all the way to Paris while you can get most of the international brand and luxury items here? I only snap few pictures of the luxury shops here and of course there are more. Check it out yourself.
Prada occupies two levels so there are plenty of stuff for you to shop.
Want some latest Cartier bangles, go check it out!
Even if you don’t buy, you can always come here to enjoy the classy decoration and the luxury vibe, is free.
Cafe and Restaurants
4.Celebrity Chef in MBS
You can dine at some of the Celebrity Chef restaurant at MBS, such as Adrift by David Myers -American, db Bistro -French or Waku Ghin – Japanese.
Rasapura Master Food Court
If you don’t fancy any celebrity chefs, you can always try Singapore local taste at Rasapura Food Court, located at the B2, Canal level. They do have nice local cuisine and if you are in a rush, this place is for you. Price slightly higher but the portion are bigger compare to usual food court in Singapore.
Din Tai Fung
Yes, Ding Tai Fung is here, located at the basement 2. I know there are many tourists would search high and low for Ding Tai Fung when coming to Singapore. This restaurant originating from Taiwan definitely make it fame from their xiao long pao.
5. Go Mastercard Theatres
The show air now is “The Sound of Music”. I watched that musical show more than a decade ago in Sydney.
6. Try your luck at Casino in Marina Bay Sands
Foreigner get to enter the casino free while too bad for local Singaporean and PR as we need to pay a fee of SGD $100 per entry.
Artscience Museum is located next to Marina Bay Sands. The unique architecture is from the inspiration of a lotus flower but some people think it looks more like 5 fingers. It is also designed by the archietect Moshe Safdie.
Can’t decide which bag to get from the Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands? Take a break outside and have some fresh air and cool down your thought before making an impulsive purchase. Enjoying the beautiful skyline outside MBS is free.
8.Beautiful Lotus Pond
If you look into the pond, there are plenty of fishes in it. But, no fishing.
9.The World’s First Curved Double Helix Bridge
Just about 5 minutes walk from Marina Bay Sand, you will spot a beautiful pedestrian bridge called “The Helix”, an award winning bridge. The bridge has four viewing platforms to enable you to check out great view of Singapore skyline. This bridge is incredibly stunning at night when the bridge is illuminated by a series of lights.
10.Louis Vuitton Island Maison
This incredible glass pavilion is also done by architect Moshe Safdie and team up with Peter Marino. The maison is located at the water so it is the one and only Louis Vuitton Maison that stand on water! Visitors can choose to make an entrance in three different ways : via an outdoor bridge; by boat, disembarking at a jetty; and from the mall via a tunnel and ascending ‘travelator’ which leads them to the centre of the pavilion.
**Infinity Sky pool at SkyPark Observation Deck – best
Yes, don’t forget the best highlight of Marina Bay Sand is the infinity sky pool, also open to public but ticket is needed. Ticket can be obtained from the Marina Bay Sands Skypark Sightseeing Experience
Other places of interest nearby you may like to visit :
- National Art Gallery Singapore
- Asian Civilization Museum
- Fort Canning – Historical Hill
- Bra Basah -Street full of Museums
- Esplanade– Singapore iconic landmark – Durian Shell
- Clarke Quay – Waterfront restaurant, pub and clubbing
- Telok Ayer Street – Historical Trail in Singapore
- Bugis – Cheap bargain and shopping
- Orchard Road – Another shopping paradise
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