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Marina Bay Sands – Singapore

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Marina Bay Sands Singapore infinity pool Skypark casino hotel

In yesterday’s episode of Top Chef, the host announced that this season’s finale will be held internationally for the first time. Destination? Singapore. While it is no doubt a great foodie city, there are many worldwide cities with greater culinary significance. So why would Top Chef pick Singapore of all places?

I’m predicting that the finale episodes will feature Marina Bay Sands heavily in some form or another. Marina Bay Sands opened in June 2010 and is one of the most notable Asian construction projects in years. At $5.7 billion, it is the 2nd most expensive casino property, beaten only by the massive CityCenter project in Las Vegas. Considering how brazenly Top Chef has been highlighting their sponsors this season, I expect countless gratuitous shots of the property.

Marina Bay Sands Singapore infinity pool Skypark casino hotel

Not that I’m complaining, of course. Its unusual design would fit right in with Dubai’s skyline, but I am most enamored with the absolutely gorgeous infinity pool at the top of the hotel. What an incredible view. The desire to swim in this pool instantly rocketed Singapore up my list of future travel destinations.

Marina Bay Sands Singapore infinity pool Skypark casino hotel

Marina Bay Sands Singapore infinity pool Skypark casino hotel

Marina Bay Sands Singapore infinity pool Skypark casino hotel

Of course, Marina Bay Sands is more than just a fancy infinity pool floating in the sky. It is a full casino resort property and features a shopping center similar to Venetian in Las Vegas, with a faux water canal and gondola rides. More relevant to Top Chef, it also has world-class restaurants, including my favorite steakhouse CUT, which was highlighted in a previous season of Top Chef. CUT originally opened in Beverly Hills — with a second location in Las Vegas, this Singapore branch will be only the third CUT restaurant worldwide.

Marina Bay Sands Singapore infinity pool Skypark casino hotel

Nevertheless, that pool! Mmmm….

Marina Bay Sands Singapore infinity pool Skypark casino hotel

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Written by Protocol Snow

September 2nd, 2010 at 10:48 pm

Posted in Travel

  • http://twentyfourcarat.net Katy

    That pool looks amazing! Kinda scary though but I'd love to swim in it!

  • http://nibbleanibble.com Dave

    I was there this summer and yes, Marina Bay Sands was amazing. The indoor mall (which features many expensive brands), indoor water canal similar to the one at Venetian, Las Vegas (except featuring Chinese boats) and the swimming pool along with hot tubs at the top of the observation deck are simply stunning.
    Got a chance to get near the pool but didn't get to swim because it was hotel guest only. Will be reporting on that in the future.

  • ចំរើន ប្រាក់

    I wanna visit there, fantastic city ! , But it might be in my dream !!! Money !!!!
    I hope ……….. 

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