Sands SkyPark Singapore

By P Chong                                                                Monday 22 August 2011

Gone are the days when only junk boats plied the waters of Singapore. Today Marina Bay boasts of a spectacular ship in the sky – a ship that Sands finds it hard to sail in the arid landscape of Les Vegas. SkyPark sits on top of the US$5.7 billion ($A6.8 billion) Marina Bay Sands Hotel & Casino Integrated Resort.

In Singapore, June 24, 2011 dawned the opening of a new wonder of the world. “Sky Park” Marina Bay Sands. It’s located on the 200-meter height on the three skyscrapers, as if on three pillars. Here is the most expensive & spectacular Integrated Resort in the world of casinos, bars, restaurants, the largest outdoor swimming pool, 150 meters long and even the Museum of Modern Art.

Stretching longer than the Eiffel tower laid down or four and a half A380 Jumbo Jets, with an impressive 12,400 square meters of space, the Sands SkyPark can host up to 3900 people. The gravity-defying cantilever is one of the largest of its kind in the world. From this privileged observation deck, hundreds of visitors at a time can feast their eyes on the unforgettable panorama view of Singapore.

The resort employs 10,000 people directly and generate up to £48m each year. Entrance to the casino alone is nearly £50 a day – but an average of 25,000 people have visited the casino daily since its initial phased opening two months ago.

Thomas Arasi, president and chief executive officer of the resort, said he expects to attract an astonishing 70,000 visitors a day once it is fully open. It was due to open in 2009, but was delayed thanks to labour and material shortages, and funding problems due to the global financial crisis.

                Just take a look at these wonderful photographs of Singapore pride:

Swimming on top of the world

 

The Marina Bay Sands Experience

2 thoughts on “Sands SkyPark Singapore

  1. Michael

    Singapore taxi drivers are a great source of information and pulse of the people. Last trip whilst in one cab I asked how he felt about the casinos. He was quick to share many of his mates and fellow taxidrivers are in debt because of the casino. Social problem crippling in; stories of gambling addiction. Singapore govt requirement of citizen having to pay S$100 to enter as a deterent ended up being a great revenue stream for the casino. Taxi driver said once locals paid S$100 bucks to enter they want to maximise their time there.

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