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Sep 05 2018

8 MOTIVES TO EXPLORE MARINA BAY SANDS

Marina Bay Sands is a truly sensational integrated resort located in the heart of Singapore, home to one of the world’s highest concentration of personal wealth. Upwards of 15 million tourists visit the city-state annually, many of whom will be drawn to the resort’s iconic three-tower luxury hotel that now graces the city skyline, crowned by the breathtaking Sands SkyPark, from which visitors can take in 360° views of the bustling urban utopia 57 storeys below and the South China Sea. Marina Bay Sands is a destination for those who appreciate luxury. An integrated resort notable for transforming Singapore’s city skyline, it comprises three 55-storey towers of extravagant hotel rooms and luxury suites equipped with personal butler service. This iconic integrated resort boasts luxury accommodations, upscale dining, shopping and an infinity pool with unparalleled views of the city.
 
1. CAPTURE THE PICTURE OF A LIFETIME AT SANDS SKYPARK
 
Hotel's architecture is made complete with the Sands Sky Park which crowns the three towers. At the Sands Sky Park, be prepared to be wowed by the 360-degree views on the observation deck. As hotel guests, you can enjoy the breath-taking experience of swimming in the infinity-edged swimming pool overlooking the horizon. Dive into the pool before dusk and witness the picturesque view of the sunset from the pool’s edge, 200 metres in the sky. Enjoy breath-taking views 57 levels above the heart of the city at the Sands SkyPark Observation Deck, or take a swim in one of the world’s largest rooftop infinity pools if you’re a hotel guest.
You haven’t seen Singapore until you’ve seen it from Sands SkyPark Observation Deck, soaring 57 levels above the heart of the city. Drink in panoramic vistas of the stunning Marina Bay, the world-class cityscape, the architectural wonder from Marina South Pier all the way out to the Singapore Strait. Get a bird's eye view of the bustling shipping lanes that have built Singapore's rich multicultural history, the sparkling waters of Marina Bay and the Singapore Strait, and the vibrant colours of Supertree Grove and Gardens by the Bay. Whether you’re looking to immortalise the memory of blue waters glittering under the bright sun or marvel at the spectacular nightly Spectra light and water show, the Observation Deck is the place to be to hone your photography skills from the best vantage point in the city.
Swim on top of the world. Imagine yourself floating in the world’s largest rooftop Infinity Pool, gazing down on the glittering city-skyline from 57 levels above. You won’t find a more spectacular photo-taking spot anywhere in Singapore. After your swim, stretch out to sunbathe on a luxurious poolside lounger, or relax in the shade of a palm tree. 
 
2. SIP ON CHAMPAGNE AS YOU EXPERIENCE THE UNFORGETTABLE BEAUTY OF A SUNSET AMIDST THE CLOUDS.
 
Enjoy cocktails that are handcrafted down to the ice cube. Spago's Bar & Lounge program of cocktails are all handcrafted. Incorporating natural elements to its décor, the bar & lounge by the infinity pool is an elegant garden landscape, where a panoramic view of the city serves as an exquisite backdrop to your experience. Enjoy Spago’s artisanal cocktails with some light bites. 150 kilos worth of slab ice is delivered to the outlet daily, and every ice cube in your glass is broken down and shaved from that slab to order, for each handcrafted cocktail. Barkeeps at Spago produce between 400 to 600 cocktails per day. Between stand-alone spots and restaurants, there are over 20 bars at Marina Bay Sands. Sixteen of them present Social Hour offerings - special offers on cocktails at designated times on Tuesday evenings, or you can enjoy MBS-exclusive concoctions throughout the week.
CE LA VI bar (formerly KU DE TA)enjoys one of the best views in Singapore. Its location on the 57th floor of Marina Bay Sands offers uninterrupted views of the city and bay. With a cocktail costing around the same price as the entry to Marina Bay Sands observation desk and 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.
 
3. HOME TO TOP RESTAURANTS HELMED BY WORLD RENOWNED CHEFS SUCH AS GORDON RAMSAY, TETSUYA WAKUDA AND WOLFGANG PUCK. 
 
Check out Waku Ghin'ssecret weapons. All chefs recognise that the right knife can make all the difference when it comes to culinary creativity. For acclaimed chef Tetsuya Wakuda, his Damascus knives are considered "secret weapons." Chefs use these knives in the grill room, where culinary creations are prepared with attention to detail and the freshest ingredients sourced from the region. Paired with the 'Junmai Daiginjo M' sake, which is an exclusive label for Waku Ghin, the meal promises a truly unique experience.
CUT by Wolfgang Puck a Mecca for the discerning steak connoisseur, CUT offers an exceptional range of beef selections sourced fresh from Australia, Japan and the USA. Elegant, low-key décor provides a relaxing environment for savouring perfect steaks grilled over hardwood and charcoal.
Spago Dining Room by Wolfgang Puck is Singapore's favourite local dishes inspires menu across celebrity chef restaurants. Following the success of CUT, Wolfgang Puck’s second restaurant at Marina Bay Sands is now open on Sands SkyPark. Fresh, seasonal ingredients will form the basis of a creative and robust menu that celebrates the best of Californian-inspired cuisine. Wolfgang Puck's Spago menu offers twists on Singapore favourites such as laksa (Pan Roasted Snapper 'Laksa' served with curried-coconut broth) and "Kaya Toast" (seared foie gras with pandan-coconut jam). At Puck's CUT steak place, gets a Kaya "Baked Alaska" update, with coconut cake, pandan ice cream, coconut sorbet and coffee crumble. Other restaurants have created their dishes inspired by local favourites.
At Adrift by David Myers expect the unexpected with Chef David’s thought-provoking menu at Adrift, inspired by his cross-cultural culinary adventures. Adrift offers share plates of Modern Asian dishes such as Spiced Beef Tartare and King Crab Melt. The restaurant’s striking interior is styled with timber walls and dark copper fixtures to create a sophisticated yet intimate ambience.
The fourth incarnation of Gordon Ramsay’s celebrated Bread Street Kitchen & Bar, following the success of the restaurant brand in London, Dubai and Hong Kong. BSK Singapore serves a classic British European menu with local influences. Enjoy fresh seasonal
dishes in an industrial-chic space with captivating views of Marina Bay.
Chinoiserie modern Asian by Justin Quek an exclusive excellent dining restaurant by Asia's premier celebrity chef Justin Quek. Luxuriously plush with tables set with exquisite, beautiful pieces, this is where a new level of fine Chinese dining is presented with the panache and savoir-faire of European fine dining establishments. A carefully curated collection of fine and rare wines and spirits complete your gastronomic journey. The experience here, the Grand Cru of Asian cuisine.
DB Bistro & Oyster Bar by Daniel Boulud
Reminiscent of a contemporary bistro in France, this award-winning restaurant reflects Chef Daniel Boulud’s intrinsic love for deep seafood dishes steeped in the French tradition. Expect the freshest seasonal catch from around the world, prepared using classic French techniques to create a harmonious symphony of rich and layered flavours.
Get into "vibe-dining" at Lavo. The phenomenal TAO group is finally in Asia, opening Lavo at the Marina Bay Sands. Great Italian dining PLUS fabulous entertainment, all in one place, means it is difficult to leave once you get there. Dig into "The Meatball", a half-kilo offering of Wagyu beef and Italian sausage – it's one of the most substantial meatballs in the world! Then be sure to move to the groove, as DJs put on a just-the-right mellow vibe, and you sip handcrafted cocktails amidst the best view of Singapore.
CÉ LA VI Restaurant and SkyBar. Tantalise your palate with award-winning, innovative Modern Asian delights at CÉ LA VI Restaurant and SkyBar. Perched on top of Marina Bay Sands on level 57, CÉ LA VI offers you breathtaking panoramic views of the city skyline and Singapore Strait to enhance your dining experience. CÉ LA VI Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily, providing delectable creations by Executive Chef Joseph Sergentakis, including signature items such as King Salmon Roll, Hokkaido Scallop & Oyster Ceviche, Cast-Iron Roasted Rangers Valley “Black Market” Ribeye, and Grilled Rangers Valley “Black Market” Beef Tomahawk. SkyBar offers unparalleled views of Singapore from a stunning rooftop bar sitting. Talented bartenders shake, stir and serve up classic and signature CÉ LA VI cocktails for your drinking pleasure. Or find your favourite bottled beverage to complement your meal – with our extensive list of fine wines, sakes, beers, liqueurs and spirits, there’s sure to be the perfect drink to satiate yours.
TWG Tea Salon & Boutique, the most elegant luxury tea brand in the world, welcomes you to its two outlets at Marina Bay Sands. With over 1,000 of the world’s most celebrated single-harvest teas and exclusive tea blends, TWG Tea will send you on a voyage of discovery.TWG Tea on the Bay located conveniently between the MRT, Casino and Convention Centre, features both an inviting Tea Salon serving celebrated sweet and savoury tea-infused cuisine throughout the day.  A Boutique, where tea lovers can explore and purchase over 800 tea harvests and blends – the most extensive list in the world – as well as a fantastical collection of tea accessories and tea-infused chocolate bonbons and macarons to take away. The inviting décor, highlighted by a vivid mural reminiscent of tea plantations, will undoubtedly relax and restore, while comfortable rattan-back chairs and warm, auspicious colours will enliven the spirit in this exceptional destination. TWG Tea Garden located in the luxury circle of the Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands Singapore, the TWG Tea Garden Tea Salon is perched atop a quiet, reflective pool. Serving celebrated sweet and savoury tea-infused cuisine throughout the day in addition to our fine teas, mocktails and cocktails, the Garden beckons the senses and entices the palate. Adjacent to the Tea Salon, the TWG Tea Boutique is the perfect gift destination for tea lovers, featuring over 800 of the most esteemed tea harvests in the world, in addition to tea-infused macarons and patisseries to take away, a fantastical collection of tea accessories, and a private tea room tucked away aside the quiet aromas of the tea counter.
Marquee Singapore to open in Marina Bay Sands in 2019 with an indoor Ferris wheel. Marquee nightclub is set to begin a Singapore outpost next year in Marina Bay Sands (MBS), complete with an indoor, eight-armed Ferris wheel that houses a photo booth in each pod and offers views of the dance floor below. Located in the space formerly occupied by one of two MBS theatres, the high-ceilinged, three-storey venue could be one of the biggest clubbing venues in Singapore. "The Ferris wheel has become an icon of festivals like Coachella and Electric Daisy Carnival, and after visiting those, we came up with the idea of building a permanent one inside Marquee Singapore," says Mr Jason Strauss, co-founder and partner of the Tao Group, which owns and runs Marquee clubs. Making its debut in Asia and a part of a multi-concept dining and entertainment destination offering at Marina Bay Sands, Marquee Singapore will be a fully immersive nightclub experience with a perfect blend of design, technology and cutting-edge sound that will span across three different floors. Dramatically high ceilings that soar 70 feet and a full-sized, an eight-armed Ferris Wheel that offers unrivalled views of the nightclub when you ride in its pods. First established in New York City in December 2003, Marquee Nightclub was subsequently followed by Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas and Marquee Nightclub at The Star – Sydney. The Marquee brand remains the number one destination for premier music talent, featuring residencies of world-class entertainers and DJs like Kaskade, Dash Berlin, Erick Morillo, Andrew Rayel, DJ Khaled, French Montana and Travis Scott. Once again, TAO Group and Marina Bay Sands are set to elevate the nightlife landscape in a new market with the opening of Marquee Singapore. 
 
4. CASINO 
 
Housed inside one of the world's most iconic structures, the casino at Marina Bay Sands encompasses more than 15,000 square meters of gaming space spread over four levels. Boasting one of the world's most massive Swarovski crystal chandeliers, the casino is also home to over 600 table games, more than 1,500 slots and a wide array of dining options.
 
5. THE SHOPPES AT MARINA BAY SANDS 
 
One of the largest collections of premium and luxury fashion and accessories brands can be found here. The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands is optimally positioned on premium waterfront real estate and proudly hosts the most extensive collection of world-famous luxury brands and exclusive emerging labels under one roof, as well as fascinating design elements. The signature fine dining from celebrity chefs, great gaming, the region’s premier meeting and convention facilities, exciting nightlife venues and state-of-the-art theatres are present internationally acclaimed performances throughout the year. The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands is Southeast Asia’s premier luxury retail destination.
 
6. ENTERTAINMENT WITH WORLD-CLASS EXPERIENCE. 
 
MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands Broadway hits. Spectacular performances. Host to award-winning Broadway musicals The Lion King, Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera and other internationally-acclaimed shows. Discover dramatic recreation at Marina Bay Sands, Asia's leading entertainment destination where the stars come to play. Find a Broadway hit to delight you at Sands Theatre, be amazed by iconic attractions or catch your favourite celebrities at a spectacular red carpet event.
 
7. EXPERIENCE A CAPTIVATING LIGHT AND WATER DISPLAY LIKE NO OTHER
 
Discover the magic of Spectra, a free-to-public outdoor light and water show displayed over the water at the Event Plaza along the promenade. As the story unfolds before your eyes, you'll be immersed in a beautiful symphony of music, water and light that's powered by advanced lasers, fountain jets and visual projectors. Watch Spectra, a cutting-edge light and water show that combines state-of-the-art lasers, light projections and water fountain techniques, set to the soundtrack produced by award-winning music producer Kenn C.
 
8. TAKE A RELAXING RIDE IN A CHINESE WOODEN BOAT
 
Create a unique memory with a Sampan Ride along the Canal at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Make it a family affair. Sit back and enjoy the sensation of being gently paddled by hand in a beautifully-crafted Chinese wooden boat along a stretch of blue-green water.
 
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