• Stockholm Stockholm
    5 year resident, to guide around the local wonders
  • French Polynesia French Polynesia
    6 islands in the South Seas
  • some image Tokyo Tour
    1-day walk around the best spots
  • Japanese Wedding Japanese Wedding
    The dark side of the rising sun
  • Skyline Hong Kong
    Skylines, bar streets, markets & islands
  • some image Fashion shopping in Tokyo
    The best souvenir of Japan is not omiyage
  • Sydney Opera Australia
    Sydney's NYE, Gold Coast & Great Barrier Reef
  • Gecko Hawaii
    Aloha nature wonders
  • Yakushima Yakushima
    Hiking the Princess Mononoke Forest
  • Ishigaki Lighthouse Ishigaki
    Okinawa's shades of blue
  • Yuki Matsuri Hokkaido
    Powder Snow Festival
  • Daikanyama Daikanyama
    Tokyo's SoHo
  • Cosplayer Comiket
    The Biggest Cosplay Event
  • Cherry Tree Blossom Hanami (花見)
    Sakura by the skyscrapers
  • Hiroshima bomb time Hiroshima
    The Bomb & Miyajima
  • top of mount fuji guide to climb Japan
    Top of Mt.Fuji
  • Kyoto & Nara Nara & Kyoto
    Ciervos nadando en lagos de roca
  • Formentera House Formentera
    Mediterranean Sun

14.3.16

Singapore - Marina Bay Sands Observation Deck

Marina Bay Sands rooftop bar
Make a guess, where are we going?

This is the world's most expensive standalone casino (it just costed S$8 billion). The resort is designed by Moshe Safdie, initially inspired by card decks. Maybe that's why it's hollow in the inside? Marina Bay Sands has three 55-story hotel towers, which are connected by a 1 hectare roof terrace, Sands SkyPark.

Many come to Marina Bay Sands skypark, ready to pay S$23 (15 EURO) for the view on one side. My recommendation to those of you visiting during daytime (i.e. when no dresscode applies) is to go back into the main building and get in the elevator that goes directly to the bar. You can buy a drink for the same (or even less) money and enjoy a broader angle, with less tourists and more celebrities. I visited Ku De Ta back in 2014, during night time. So coming back with Enrique, specially under a shining sun, had been in my plans ever since.


Marina Bay Sands rooftop bar
Marina Bay Sands rooftop bar
Marina Bay Sands rooftop bar
In the inside, Marina Bay Sands is actually hollow. The hotel rooms are on the sides of the building while the boat on top captures all the fun.
Marina Bay Sands rooftop bar
Climbing up there makes you feel as if you were standing at the top of the world.
Marina Bay Sands rooftop bar
Marina Bay Sands rooftop bar
There's something quite appealing about the cute little Singapore skyline. It might not be the largest, but the circular shape and tiny Merlion make it quite a remarkable one.
Marina Bay Sands rooftop bar
Marina Bay Sands rooftop bar
Then you start spotting the things you have visited back on the lower levels of land. It looks almost toy-like but it is so real and makes you feel so high and so small at the same time.
Marina Bay Sands rooftop bar
Marina Bay Sands rooftop bar
Marina Bay Sands rooftop bar
Guess it's what makes perspectives so mesmerizing, right? Three levels of altitude convey that miniature city feeling almost instantly. Have a look at this shot of the ice rink inside Marina Bay Sands... Amazing, right?
Marina Bay Sands rooftop bar
...back to normal perspective, the city is still shining bright.
Marina Bay Sands rooftop bar
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