Marina Bay Sands – Latest Addition to Singapore the Millionaire City
One of the most modern cities in South Asia, Singapore is a financial powerhouse with immense wealth; Boston Consulting Group reported that the island city-state has the highest concentration of millionaire households in the world which pretty much explains the ever-changing skyline of towering buildings. Always striving to move forward, the island nation has become a global economic force with much to be proud of; the country is home to one of the busiest ports in the world, and host to the Singapore Grand Prix which is part of the exciting Formula One World Championship.
With various new projects – like the Resorts World Sentosa, a resort with a casino, which also boasts a recently unveiled Universal Studios theme park and the world’s largest oceanarium – currently under rapid development, new buildings are constantly sprouting up in Singapore. One of the latest additions to its skyline comes in the form of Marina Bay Sands, an integrated resort overlooking the beautiful Marina Bay.
Marina Bay Sands
A stunning building along the water front, Marina Bay Sands opened its doors for customers in 2010. Visitors can partake in an array of activities at the resort, as it not only houses a luxurious hotel with more than 2,500 rooms and a breathtaking sky terrace, but also includes a museum, swimming pools, theatres, restaurants, nightclubs, an ice skating rink, and even the world’s largest atrium casino. Its wide array of features, with a little bit for everyone, makes it an ideal destination for both business and leisure.
A Few Must Do’s at Marina Bay Sands
It’s virtually impossible to run out of exciting things to do at the resort, as it hosts a myriad of intriguing facilities that offer various possibilities for fun and entertainment:
Casino: Marina Bay Sands is home to the world’s biggest atrium casino, and offers world-class gaming facilities to its patrons. The establishment has over two thousands slot machines of the newest and most popular varieties, and offers an assortment of table games (including Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, and Three Card Poker) as well as electronic table games. Interestingly, there’s a law in Singapore which imposes a SGD$100 levy on local citizens wishing to enter the casino. This is done in the hopes of preventing locals from racking up a gambling addiction. Tourists enter free of course, pretty smart move eh?
Fine dining: Along with various casual dining options that present a variety of choices catering to the tastes of a host of International guests, Marina Bay Sands also offers fine dining facilities. You can even feast in style with culinary delights prepared at seven restaurants that are led by celebrity chefs.
The restaurant powerhouses include Cut by Wolfgang Puck, which serves the best premium steaks in the region, and Pizzeria Mozza, by Mario Batali of Iron Chef America fame. They serve really crispy pizzas that are delectable to the bite, and considering the quality, they’re great value for money. For those on a budget, there’s a food court called Rasa Singapura on the basement levels which sells really delicious food such as Roast Duck, Roti Prata, and Ginseng Chicken Noodles at cheap and affordable prices.
Luxury shops: As the hotel aims to be the very definition of style and luxury, its shopping facilities are suitably impressive. You can find the most popular labels; Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci and the watch shops such as Vacheron Constantin Boutique – in runway and street style, discover new looks and the latest designs, and satisfy your shopping obsessions at the shopping sites on location.
Musicals: For your auditory and visual pleasure, Marina Bay Sands also hosts performances by some of the best known musicals and shows, which brings the brilliance of world-famous composers and musicians to Singapore. For an evening of entertainment, you can enjoy performances of shows like Wicked and One Night of Queen, and be charmed by these live spectacles.
ArtScience Museum: An attraction that will impress art, science, and history buffs and captivate everyone else, the ArtScience Museum has permanent exhibitions of three galleries – Curiosity, Inspiration, and Expression – as well as various touring exhibitions that travel to the resort. A visit to the museum will allow you to view and experience ancient artefacts, paintings, and even shipwreck treasures. A great place to take your kids for a fascinating history lesson.
Avalon Nightclub: Hollywood super club Avalon is situated at Marina Bay Sand’s Crystal Pavilion. The entertainment complex makes use of state-of-the-art facilities and flaunts its impressive high fashion interiors, and can function as an elite concert venue, a clubbing spot, and a destination for special events.
Ku Dé Ta: Entertainment destinations such as the Ku Dé Ta – which features a restaurant, club lounge, skydeck, and skybar – explain why Marina Bay Sands is the most spectacular hotel in Singapore. With its stunning rooftop location as well as the facilities of fine dining, drinking, and entertainment, the Ku Dé Ta will give patrons the opportunity to lounge in luxury in these elegant settings.
With its world-class restaurants, entertainment centres, shopping facilities, and casino, Marina Bay Sands promises a great time for anyone who wants to enjoy a luxurious getaway.