Sunday, October 16, 2011

To Do In Singapore : Sky Park at Marina Bay Sands

Singapore as seen from SkyPark Marina Bay Sands

Sky Park is an observation deck located on top of Marina Bay Sands, it stretches longer than the Eiffel Tower laid down and can host up to 3900 people. The view of Singapore from this deck is simply amazing especially at night when the skyline lights up. I am a Singaporean and was still amazed by the view. I also like the fact that the deck is spacious enough for my two sons to run about without knocking into other people. 

Unfortunately, the access to infinity pool and gardens is now limited to the guided tours at 10am, 2pm and 9pm, on the first 50 people registered (for each session) at the SkyPark Box Office located at B1 Tower 3. I would have loved to see it. 

The SkyPark is open from 9.30 am - 10.00pm (Mon - Thu) and 9.30 am - 11.00pm on (Fri - Sun) though there would be occasions when access is not possible due to private events, you can call 6688 8826 before hand to ensure that the deck is open for public visit on the day of your intended visit. 

Tickets are priced at:
SGD20.00 (adults)
SGD14.00 (child 2-12 years old)
SGD17.00 (senior 65 and above)

Come in the evening to avoid the heat and to see the beautiful lights. While at Marina Bay Sands, try to catch the free light and water show "Wonder Full" at the Event Plaza; The Promenade at 8.00pm and 9.30pm every evening and snap a picture at the Art and Science Museum and the iconic Helix Bridge. If it amuses you, there is also a gondola ride inside the Marina Bay Sands itself though it's called "Sampan Ride" the local version of gondola in Asia.

Sampan Ride at Marina Bay Sands Shopping

Marina Bay Sands Shopping

View of Fullerton Hotel from SkyPark Marina Bay Sands
View of ArtScience Museum from SkyPark Marina Bay Sands

View of Singapore Flyer from SkyPark Marina Bay Sands
I guess the Marina Bay Sands is not only about the casino, the shopping area is amazing in design though intimidating in price for me. It seems like a nice place to chill out after work for a romantic dinner with your other half, now if only there is a nice halal restaurant there. At this moment, the only halal cafe there is Coffee Bean and Tea Leaves and the food court is expected to have a halal stall soon but no halal fine dining yet. Read about my post on halal food in Marina Bay Sands here.

How to get to Marina Bay Sands? You can get down at Promenade MRT Station (Circle Line) and take the free shuttle to Marina Bay Sands or walk 10 minutes to Bayfront Avenue or get down at Marina Bay MRT Station (North South Line) and take the free shuttle to Marina Bay Sands.

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