Skypark at The Marina Bay Sands

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Singapore is no longer just another country to visit in Asia, in fact, it has transformed into a top tourism destination in the region. It used to be that people would notice and visit the gardens and seaside restaurants in Singapore over the weekend but these days, the modern architecture has become the top draw and the thing that draws the eyes more than anything else.

Infinity Pool at the Skypark
Infinity Pool at the Skypark

One of the most recent additions and one of the most eye capturing is the Marina Bay Sands which is made up of three 55 story hotel towers and have stood like sentinels along the shoreline since completion in 2009.

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In fact though, it’s not the towers that capture the eye. It’s the odd banana shaped thing that sits on top of the three of them. What the heck is that anyway?

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Infinity Pool in the Sky

Well, since everyone is amazed by just looking at the photos, it’s the Skypark at Marina Bay Sands. Sure, you might want to pay attention to the theatre, the casino filled with gaming tables and slot machines, or even the lotus shaped ArtScience museum, but in the back of your mind, you are probably not going to forget asking ‘What the heck is that thing on the top of the hotels?’

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Nightlife at the SkyPark
Nightlife at the SkyPark

In fact, the SkyPark is more than just an architectural wonder of the world. It is home to the largest elevated swimming pool on the planet which at 146 meters long, sits 191 meters over the ground. It holds more than 376,000 gallons of water and is surrounded by restaurants, nightclubs, and just in case a pool in the sky isn’t enough…a number of gardens filled with hundreds of varieties of trees, plants,and flowers. Oh, and you can see Singapore in every direction- all 360 degrees.

Marina Bay Sands Hotel Towers
Marina Bay Sands Hotel Towers

So, how does it work? If you ask me, it’s a modern miracle, but in fact it is designed to adjust it’s location since big buildings tend to actually move a little bit. The skypark sits on movable joints to account for this. So, what is it?

Marina Bay Sands Infinity Pool
Marina Bay Sands Infinity Pool

It’s a big park that sits in the sky. Simple enough. Now, you have to go check it out to believe it…By the way, don’t miss the infinity edge of the pool…words can’t really describe it. Suffice to say that the water seems to be falling into ….well infinity.

To visit the Skypark is easy. The easiest way is to be a guest at the Marina Bay Sands integrated resort and that way you can swim in the skypool, don’t worry, you will not fall off the edge. Other than that, you have to pay an admission fee of SGD $20 for the privilege but to see an architectural marvel like this, it definitely worth it.

Some photos posted courtesy of MBS

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