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Singapore: Marina Bay Sands

Located at the 10 Bayfront Avenue in the Marina Bay area of Singapore, Marina Bay Sands is a luxurious integrated resort. Aside from that, its iconic hotel is also one of the most famous structures in the country.

The history of this elegant building started way back in in 2004 when the government of Singapore decided to build the country's first integrated resort. In mid-2006, the Last Vegas Sands Corporation won the bid. Its goal was to construct the integrated resort in three years.
A good view from the Merlion Park
Right across Marina Bay
Night time view
You can ride that boat from the Merlion Park to Marina Bay Sands
Inside the Shoppes
The pond beside the ArtScience Museum
The ArtScience Museum
The ArtScience Museum nighttime view
Marina Bay Sands Hotel

The construction proved to be challenging. The land where the hotel and the other structures was set to be built was unstable due to the marine clay used in the reclamation process. It took the whole first year to secure the base of the infrastructures which mean that construction was already delayed.
To catch up and achieve the three year target, more workers were hired. The pace of the construction improved and by April of 2010, Marina Bay Sands hotel opened (a year after its target date).
The infinity pool of Marina Bay Sands Hotel
Enjoy the view
A scene from the topmost part of the hotel
Check out the view!

There is a bit of a misconception regarding Marina Bay Sands though. Marina Bay Sands is not only the hotel but also includes the convention-exhibition centre, The Shoppes, the museum, the large theaters, restaurants, Crystal Pavilion, a skating rink, and the world's largest atrium casino.
The hallway
Welcome to room 2305!
Gotta love the room!
Check out the elephant inside the room
Look who enjoyed the bed
Check out the elevator door design
Off to the pool!

I got to visit Marina Bay Sands with my family during our 2017 Singapore - Malaysia tour. Our original plan was just to go on a sight seeing tour but thanks to our very close family friends, we managed to experience the luxurious feel of being a guest in the Marina Bay Sands hotel. 

Somebody is enjoying the beautiful view

Overall, one can always visit Marina Bay Sands. However, staying in its hotel requires quite a lot of money. Rate per room could go from SGD400 to SGD650 or Php15,000 to Php 24,000. 

Getting there:

From Changi International Airport ride a PTB2 bus 36 at Tomlinson Road. Board down at Opp The Ritz-Carlton and transfer to bus 133 going to Shenton Way Terminal then board down at Marina Bay Sands Hotel.

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