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Marina Bay Sands

ABOUT

Towering over the Marina Bay Harbor, Marina Bay Sands resort is quite the sight to see. The resort includes a casino and honestly is a mini one-stop-shop. There are restaurants, shopping spas, a theater, science and art exhibits, and more all within it’s grounds. Three towers are connected via a”sky park”, which is 1,120 feet long and has swimming pools, gardens, and a jogging path. Maybe the most infamous view from the resort, is atop the sky park at the infinity pool. While the resort may have everything you need there, be sure to explore the city of Singapore as well!

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AREA ATTRACTIONS

Infinity Pool

If you’re staying at Marina Bay Sands, you can’t not take a dip in the infinity pool! Fifty-seven floors high and overlooking the city, this is a simple experience that will create an incredible memory.

SkyPark Observation Deck

The SkyPark Observation Deck is where the infinity pool is located. Enjoy sweeping views of the city and the bay, and get a view from above of the unique SuperTree Grove. Enjoy dining, gardens, and a jogging track.

Sampan Rides

The sampan boat is a traditional Chinese and Malay boat. At Marina Bay Sands, you can take a ride along the canal that weaves through the shopping center at the resort.

ArtScience Museum

The ArtScience Museum is a melting pot for art, science, culture, and technology in Singapore. This state of the art (ha ha) museum boasts 21 gallery spaces. The museum itself is a sight to behold, designed by Moshe Safdie and inspire by the lotus flower.

The Gardens By the Bay

The Gardens By the Bay are adjacent to Marina Bay Sands, and “is an independent organisation responsible for developing and managing one of Asia’s foremost garden destinations”. The notable SuperTree Grove resides here, and in general the grounds are stunning with a plethora of vegetation.

China Town

Singapore’s China Town looks very different from the rest of the city. Traditional Chinese style buildings replace skyscrapers and you can find lots of souvenir shops, delicious food, temples, and more.

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ACCOMODATIONS

The following information regarding accommodations at Marina Bay Sands is taken directly from their website.

Deluxe Room

Take in the scenic views of the city, gardens or the harbour from your floor-to-ceiling windows as you relax in your own private sanctuary at Marina Bay Sands, surrounded by modern conveniences and elegant décor.

Premier Room

Relax in the contemporary comforts of your Premier Room, a bright and airy haven to uplift your body and spirit. Luxuriate in the deep-soaking bathtub, and relax with an array of convenient amenities including movies on demand and 24-hour room service. 

Bay Suite

Find a tranquil refuge in your Bay Suite, with two bedrooms as well as a beautifully appointed living room giving you all the space you need to rejuvenate in style. Sip on fresh-made Nespresso coffee as you enjoy calming views of Gardens by the Bay, or treat yourself to a long soak in your luxe bathroom. With check-in service available directly inside your suite, you can relax from the moment you arrive.

Sands Suite

Live like royalty in your palatial Sands Suite, with a team of dedicated butlers at your beck and call 24 hours a day. For your entertainment, the Sands Suite offers either a room with a pool table, or a media room. Your lavishly furnished living room with floor-to-ceiling windows is perfect for lounging and hosting visitors. On top of your private world of in-suite comforts and luxuries, you are also treated to complimentary breakfast at Adrift, and have access to an array of complimentary refreshments and leisure options at Club55.

Marina Suite

From your lavish Marina Suite on the 50th floor or above, drink in stunning views of Gardens by the Bay and the Singapore Strait stretching to the horizon beyond. This sky-high retreat features a private gym room to recharge in, and your own private Jacuzzi spa.

Merlion Suite

Panoramic views of Gardens by the Bay and the Singapore Strait await in your opulent Merlion Suite, set on the 50th floor and up. Apart from a private butler to heed your every need 24 hours daily, your experience includes a bespoke cocktail experience, complimentary massage for two, and a complimentary round-trip limousine ride. 

Straits Suite

Enjoy the ambience and intimacy of a refined personal residence, coupled with some of the best views in the city. Get the party started with karaoke in the media room and have the dedicated butler service cater to your every wish.

Presidential Suite

Extraordinary luxury awaits your stay in the Presidential Suite whether you’re indulging in a private massage and sauna, or toasting Champagne in grand style amidst a backdrop of the glittering city-skyline or the lush Gardens by the Bay.

Chairman Suite

Claim Singapore’s pinnacle luxury hotel experience as your own. The stately Chairman Suite includes two beautiful living rooms and all four bedrooms feature an ensuite bathroom with a rain shower and Jacuzzi, and a private balcony where you can wine and dine with the glittering city laid out at your feet. The 24-hour dedicated butler team at your service will also assist with customised dining and entertainment for your in-suite events. 

DINING

There is no shortage of dining at Marina Bay Sands. You’ll find fine dining, health food, Japanese, Indian, Italian…the list goes on and on. Here is a sample of their restaurants.

The following information regarding dining at Marina Bay Sands is taken directly from their website.

Black Tap

Feast on award-winning burgers, towering milkshakes, craft beers and cocktails at the first Asian flagship of this New York City institution. Black Tap brings a timeless NYC vibe to Singapore, rocking an old-school hip-hop soundtrack and a bespoke mural by local artist @has.j.

Ce La Vi

Enjoy Contemporary Asian cuisine and signature cocktails while drinking in views of the city skyline at CÉ LA VI Restaurant. The lunch and dinner menus feature mains such as Steamed Kuhlbarra Seabass and Cast Iron Roasted Rangers Valley Ribeye, while desserts include Mango Cheesecake and Triple Chocolate Sin.

Din Tai Fung

Savour world famous Steamed Pork Dumplings, ranked as one of the world’s Top Ten Best Restaurants by The New York Times. The Taiwanese restaurant also serves notable dishes such as Fried Rice with Shrimp and Eggs, Steamed Chicken Soup, and Special Braised Beef Noodle Soup with Beef Brisket.

Spago Dining Room

The first international offshoot of Wolfgang Puck’s renowned Beverly Hills restaurant, Spago offers an imaginative and seasonal menu of Californian cuisine with global accents, in a sophisticated and inviting atmosphere.

GETTING THERE

Fly into Singapore Changi Airport, an experience in of itself. The airport may best known for the massive 40 meter high waterfall (The Rain Vortex) cascading from the ceiling into a botanical garden.

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10 Must-Have Travel Accessories

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