The Downtown Core of Singapore: Marina Bay Sands Resort

It’s easy to forget you’re perched on top of three, fifty-five storey skyscrapers! The three huge towers and what makes these three towers so unique is the way that they are joined at the top are home to 2,500 hotel rooms and suites, joined together at the bottom by a seamless lobby area. Sitting on top of them is the Skypark, which once you’re in it feels like it could be a tranquil open space anywhere in the world.

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

Marina Bay Sands SkyPark offers a taste of the high life with great views of Singapore from above. There is a large wooden decked area that offers a 360-degree panorama with nothing but a sheet of glass and a few wires between you and the view. Get a bird’s eye view of other iconic structures in the city from here, and a charming view of the blue waters with boats afloat makes the sight all the more worthwhile.

Marina Bay Sands SkyPark.

Opened in 2010, the $5.5 billion casino resort Marina Bay Sands is the second casino in Singapore. Featuring an area of 15,000 sqm, the actual casino area comprises less than 3% per cent of the integrated resort’s gross floor area. Entry is free for foreigners. It offers its customers a lavish space along with 500 gaming tables, 1600 slot or jackpot machines, 30 private gaming rooms, and an area for non-smokers too. Not only this, but it also has the world’s largest chandelier made of Swarovski crystals.

Casino resort Marina Bay Sands.

The Shoppes is the flagship shopping mall in the epic Marina Bay Sands complex, offering a host of luxury brands from around the world. Home to hundreds of shops, high-end restaurants, cafes, bars, and fun attractions, this unashamedly caters to the exclusive end of the market. Notable fashion brands include Alexander McQueen, Armani, Dior, Hugo Boss, and Bottega Veneta, as well as a range of jewellery and watch brands such as Audemars Piguet, Bvlgari, and Chopard.

The Shoppes.

Gordon Ramsey’s Bread Street Kitchen opened at Marina Bay Sands halfway through 2015, offering modern European food with signature touches from the multi-Michelin star affiliated chef in an informal dining setting. The good news is that the a la carte menu is sensibly priced – a bit of a rarity for celebrity chef restaurants in Singapore.

Bread Street Kitchen.

CE LA VI bar enjoys one of the best views in Singapore. On the 57th floor of Marina Bay Sands, it offers uninterrupted views of the city and bay. Also CE LA VI’s slightly more elevated location, it has quickly become one of Singapore’s hottest rooftop venues. For those not lucky enough to be staying at the Marina Bay Sands hotel, a few drinks at CE LA VI Singapore is a perfect way to enjoy a little of the luxury this iconic building has to offer.

CE LA VI bar.