New Sands at Marina Bay Singapore

Singapore is one of the most innovative countries in Asia.  The local people certainly seem to enjoy the pleasure of experiencing revolutionary and contemporary architecture, and a walk around Singapore always reveals interesting buildings and public artworks which combine to make Singapore just that little more liveable.

Marina Bay, on reclaimed land near the mouth of the Singapore River, has long been a work in progress but now the precinct is really starting to take shape.

The impetus for this is Singapore’s newest complex, the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, which is much more than a normal hotel complex.

It’s the biggest hotel in Singapore, with three 55-storey towers, 2,560 luxury rooms and suites, and 18 different room types. Its 230 luxury suites will also come with butler service and privileged access to VIP areas, while all rooms offer views of the South China Sea or Marina Bay and the Singapore skyline. The hotel offers an array of dining experiences, including Rise, an all-day restaurant, and Jin Shan Lou, a new high-end restaurant serving exquisite Chinese fare.

It is the Sands incredible architecture which makes it stand out, even in Singapore where the contemporary is the norm.    

With its sloping towers (with angles as steep as 26 degrees), and straight legs connected at Level 23 to form a single building, the Marina Bay Sands Hotel is one of the most complex hotels ever built. The “Hanging Gardens” of bougainvillea that extend from every balcony that faces the sea provide a magnificent backdrop, and stretches into the upcoming Gardens by the Bay.

The complex also boasts a major new shopping mall called The Shoppes at Marina Bay.  Stroll through our eye-catching, modern shopping mecca, with its contemporary, open design and breathtaking views of Singapore’s city skyline. The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, boasting over 800,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, is Singapore’s first large-scale luxury shopping destination.

With a casino, art galleries and many entertainment venues the Marina Bay Sands Hotel is bound to become popular, but the most fascinating part of this whole complex is the amazing Sands Sky Park.

At over 200 metres high, and offering 360-degree views of Singapore’s skyline, this architectural masterpiece is a 1.2 hectare tropical oasis; and longer than the Eiffel Tower is tall. It is home to the world’s largest public cantilever housing an observation deck, lush gardens, restaurants, and an infinity-edged swimming pool. With its exclusive restaurants and bars, a stunning public observation deck, as well as a 150-metre infinity swimming pool, a visit to this engineering feat will be one you won’t forget.

And for chocolate lovers The Chocolate Bar, which opens at The Club at Marina Bay Sands nightly from 8 pm, offers 57 chocolate themed desserts, crafted by hand with premium chocolate and created by Executive Pastry Chef Alejandro Luna and his team. This full-blown chocolate buffet will take chocolate-lovers through a magical journey that plays on the textures, tastes, layers and emotions that are associated with the highly valued cocoa bean.

Because of its height The Sands Sky Park is equipped with sophisticated weather forecast technology to alert the operators of incoming weather patterns, including possible thunder storms.

All-in-all The Sands Sky Park means that Singapore once again provides an attraction that simply has no peer anywhere else in the world.

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