Friday, June 25, 2010

Skywatch Friday - Marina Bay Sands Hotels

Marina Bay Sands was officially opened two days ago.

Marina Bay Sands Hotel - it comprises of three 55 storey towers. The three towers are connected by a roof which is known as the Skypark. The Skypark has a 360 degrees view of Singapore. It must be very beautiful. Visitors can view Singapore from the skypark and it is free for hotel guests while others have to pay $20 to visit the skypark.

I am not sure if I want to pay $20 to view from the top. I can just go to any highrise buildings to view Singapore free of charge....lol. But I might change my mind...hahaha.

I am very impressed by the whole building. The roof looked like a space ship or boat.

The hotel and The Shoppes (which I had posted earlier) are connected via a bridge.

On the official opening, 21 climbers from different countries were invited to climb up the three towers. The winner of the climbing competition is from Singapore. Yayyyyyy. You can view more news and photos from the MBS official website.

Love the reflection of the clouds on the window panels of the hotel.

How to go to Marina Bay Sands:

By Taxi
By Bus - 97, 97e, 106, 133, 502 or 518.
By MRT - nearest MRT Station - Circle Line Promenade Station Exit A (ten minutes walk from MRT Station to Helix Bridge connecting to Marina Bay Sands.

Below information from MBS website (Please check again from the website to reconfirm the latest upate)

Overseas guests arriving at Changi Airport can get onboard the Marina Bay Sands Airport Shuttle Bus that operates 24 hours a day. Marina Bay Sands has invested in a fleet of 15 new coaches to provide the dedicated airport shuttle service, offering over 40 trips per day. The service, which runs at 10-minute intervals during peak hours, is complimentary for guests who stay at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel.

Malaysian guests can also hop on dedicated cross border coaches from across the Causeway to reach Marina Bay Sands. A number of coach companies, including the nation’s top five operators Super Nice Express, Compass Coaches, Luxury Tours and Travel, Gunung Raya, and First Coach, will provide Malaysians with an affordable, yet luxurious travel experience from 11 cities across the country. Over 130 trips are offered daily, with additional trips during festive seasons.
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For other sky watchers, please hop over to Skywatch blog.

13 comments:

Alexander said...

Stunning architecture and it is finally ready! :D
I love the reflection on the windows.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Alexander
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J Bar said...

It's a great looking building against a great sky.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Sylvia K said...

That is an impressive hotel!! I love the reflections of the clouds/skies in the glass panels! Beautiful! Great post for the day. Hope you have a lovely weekend, Alice!

Sylvia

Ann said...

I hope they fence up the Skypark. I was watching a tall building, and they have a fence, for you know why. In the past, there were no casinos in New Zealand.

Then there was, and a certain group monopolise the clientale. People started jumping out of the windows. No good.

Luna Miranda said...

i love the futuristic design of this building. great shots.

Anonymous said...

stunning architeture and nice shots..cognrats
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fini said...

Wow, I should pay a visit here some day. Not on top though, as I already had goosebumps right now by looking at it :p
The design is simply great!!

Photo Cache said...

there is always something going up in singapore. i'm sure the views from high up there is spectacular, but the price is pretty steep, right?

enjoy the weekend.

the donG said...

one of the new icons of singapore. actually when i first saw it coming from the highway from the airport... first thing that came into my mind was a surfing board.

Ann said...

Read about your floods, is your area OK?

alicesg said...

Thanks for asking, Ann. I am fine. The floods occur in low lying area and near huge canals. I dont live anywhere near there. My area dont flood unless there is a burst pipe...lol.

Trotter said...

Hi Alice! Sorry for the absence, but after a long weekend break, I was working abroad last week...

This building looks fantastic; one day I'll settle there... Next time in Singapore... ;)

Meanwhile, Blogtrotter Two discovers Sardinia! Enjoy and have a great week!

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

WOW! I must hurry down to Singapore. I think you can expect a big influx of Malaysians during holidays.