MBS, an interspersed resort overlooking Marina Bay, was announced as the costliest standalone casino property in the world during its opening in 2010. Marina Bay Sands with its, three stunning 55-storey skyscrapers, is an iconic luxury hotel downtown Singapore, which is visible from a distance as you approach the coastline. Its 3-towers coil up to the peak to form a ship-alike platform, where the best infinity pool of the world lounges. For those who cherish luxury, Marina Bay Sands is a notable destination known to have transformed the skylines of Singapore. This ornate hotel offers luxury rooms and suites with personal butler services. I chanced upon MBS during my Singapore travel on the invite of Genting Dream Cruise.
After enjoying a weekend-long cruise vacation on the waters of the Singapore strait, we returned to the shore to explore the city. Marina Bay Sands was a suitable stopover given its proximity to all the top attractions of Singapore. But before setting out to explore the SkyPark observation deck and ArtScience museum, I grabbed lunch at Ippudo Ramen before buying myself a pair of Adidas shoes as I could not resist the all-new eclectic footwear collection on display. Moving around MBS is a delight as the property absorbs you into its uplifting vibes. By coupling a luxury hotel with an extravagant shopping mall, convention centre, theatres, a museum resembling a lotus, SkyPark and plenty of dining options, Marina Bay Sands has become a pertinacious spirit of not wanting to lose out. No wonder MBS has masked the charm of its old neighbours!
Marina Bay Sands – What’s in it for you?
In Singapore, the Marina Bay Sands scores a perfect example of luxury tourism if you’ve got cash to burn! Lifestyle enthusiasts will be spoilt for retail choices while resident guests can take a cool dip in the infinity pool located on the 57th-floor of the building. From spectacular skylines to celebrity chef restaurants to on-site casino, the treasure cove of MBS holds, within, countless events for its explorers.
Into the bargain are ten celebrity chef restaurants, including Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay, DB moderne by Daniel Boulud and Long Chim by David Thompson. Wolfgang Puck is famous for its mouth-melting marbled Hokkaido Snow Beef. Know that only three heads of Hokkaido Snow Beef are produced in a month, therefore relishing snow beef at Wolfgang Puck is quite an experience.
Crystal Pavilions On Ground Floor
Designed by Moshe Safdie, Marina Bay Sands added a duo of Crystal Pavilions, hovering on the water, one of which houses Louis Vuitton’s 1st-Island-Maison in southeast Asia, and the other is home to two luxury night clubs. These Crystal Pavilions, with their unique geometric forms, are an added attraction to the promenade experience. During the day, Crystal Pavilions mirror city, sky and water views wherein at night, nearly 1,70,000 LED lights are lit, that transforms the pavilion into a dramatic stage of feigned stars. Visitants obtain entree through building bridges or underwater tunnels. Set beside Marina Bay Event Plaza, Crystal Pavilions are engineered, to include retailers, eateries and night clubs.
Inspired by majestic ancient cities designed around an influential freeway, MBS is built with two central themes. The modern urban buildings accommodate a hotel with 2,560 rooms and other commercial avenues. And further, space blends the waterfront boardwalk, the iconic ArtScience Museum, two theatres and a public square with an extraordinary hydraulic arrangement. By connecting internal and external space – MBS provides a stage for a broad range of activities.
Numerous garden terraces present ample burgeoning space throughout the network, lengthening the sultry landscape from the City Park to the Bay. The sea-facing scenery strengthens atmosphere reciprocity hence, a large part of the roof, convention centre, casino, and shopping complex, is blanketed with gardens. Five international artists worked closely with Safdie to design the eight grand public art installations at Marina Bay Sands that guarantee that site-specific works dynamize the architecture and public spaces. The three hotel towers comprise 2560 luxurious rooms and, are connected at the top by Sands SkyPark, a 195 meters high park featuring gardens, a public observatory, lounges, jogging trails, restaurants and an infinity pool.
This tropical retreat is longer than Eiffel Tower. Sands SkyPark infinity pool is accessible from 6 AM to 11 PM. The casino atrium with four levels of entertainment has a ceiling that hangs a 7-ton lamp with 66,000 LEDs and 132,000 Swarovski crystals. Sands Expo and Convention Center is an adaptable exhibition space, including Asia’s largest ballrooms. The ArtScience Museum on Basement 2 is surrounded, by a palm tree and 3,000 pond lilies, brings to light Future World, a futuristic exhibition where high-tech art meets science. The most energetic room is the Rainbow Room, outfitted with projectors and sensors.
Gardens By The Bay
A Helix Bridge connects Marina Bay Sands to Gardens By The Bay, which is free to visit as long as you are not opting for OCBC Skyway, Flower Dome or Cloud Forest. The bridge reduces the walking time to 15 minutes although, be prepared to spend a few hours discovering outdoor gardens, tree walk and domes. The alternate way to reach Gardens By The Bay is through the Bayfront Station.
LAVO Rooftop Bar Restaurant on the 57th-floor facing Singapore’s magnificent skyline is a contemporaneous American-Italian restaurant that boasts a posh lounge with a DJ booth. It is the best place to rock the night away with some unusual handcrafted cocktails. Whereinto rejoice a thoroughly immersive nightclub experience, head to MARQUEE that fuses technology and cutting-edge designs and sounds with 8K resolution screen and state-of-the-art DJ console. The ultimate brilliance of Singapore’s largest nightclub, spanning over 3-floors, is its eight-armed Ferris wheel with photo moments. Glide down the three-storey slides to imbue the electrifying environment.