Monday, 21 November 2011

the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark

  image of Marina Bay Sands taken July 2011

We were so lucky to be invited to view the Marina Bay Sands last Friday .... as I have said in the previous post, we have watched this baby grow since February 2007.

Never did I think I would have the opportunity to get to see it like we did last week and to top it off we got to see the SkyPark and the Observation Deck!

We all know that the best (the very best) views are from the SkyPark, but stop just for one moment .... what about the views OF the Skypark and Observation Deck?

even though we did not have the blue sky due to the approaching storm, it did not stop us from having the best views of the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark and Observation Deck!

According to the "Fact Sheet" issued by Marina Bay Sands Singapore, the Sands Skypark is an architectural masterpiece sitting on top of the three hotel towers at Marina Bay Sands. This 1.2 hectare tropical oasis is longer than the Eiffel Tower is tall and large enough to park four and a half A380 jumbo jets and it extends to form one of the world's largest public cantilevers. Yes, that means it is really BIG!

the above images of the SkyPark shows just a few of the 250 trees and 650 plants that are there!
The Sands SkyPark:
  • built at a height of 200 metres.
  • its lush, landscaped gardens are home to 250 trees and 650 plants
  • offers a total of 12,400 square metres of space - big enough to fit three football fields.
  • a ticketed public observation deck can host hundreds of people
  • Hotel guests have the exclusive use of a 150 metre infinity swimming pool, the world's largest outdoor pool at that height.
  • The Club at Marina Bay Sands, the executive club lounge at Tower 2, allows club/suite guests to enjoy their breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails while enjoying the spectacular views at the SkyPark.
  • By 8.00pm every night, The Club at Marina Bay Sands offers an indulgent Chocolate Bar concept that is opened to the public.
  • Acclaimed restaurants include Sky on 57, which serves Modern Asian cuisine and other signature dishes by Singapore's celebrity chef Justin Quek, Sky on 57 is located at Tower 1.
  • at the other end of Tower 3 sits KU DE TA, the uber-cool lounge/restaurant that is hailed as the leading lifestyle destination in Asia.
Please note that there are some items (including tripods for cameras) that cannot be taken up to the SkyPark and it is for every ones safety and well being that you read THIS LINK about the conditions of entry prior to your visit.

Smoking at the SkyPark is strictly prohibited.

Useful Links

We would like to thank Marina Bay Sands for the opportunity to view this "architectural masterpiece" and also thank both Philicia Tan and Bhavna Moolani for taking the time to show us around and explain the 'workings' of the hotel in greater detail. 

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