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Marina Bay Sands is one of Singapore’s Integrated Resort
New attractions present at the Marina Bay
Las Vegas Sands a well known group that has been managing the hottest casino developments of the world has been credited with developing and managing Marina Bay IR or Marina Bay Sands and Integrated resort. It provides varieties of facilities and attractions for the tourists.
This place was opened on February 17, 2011. Being located along Marina Bay Waterfront, the resort can be spotted easily from a distance. It boasts of having distinctive features that sets it apart from the others. It might appear like a fairytale and leave a long lasting impression on the visitors.
A high end retail store chain, artistically designed museum, theatre entertainment, a bustling casino and snazzy nightlife are the highlights of this place.
There are over 2500 rooms that comprise the three 57 storey hotels. These are connected artfully by unique designed architecture which allows you to have a wonderful view of the spectacular sights. This place is popularly called ‘Sands SkyPark’, and has bars, restaurants, infinity pool, while being decorated with lush greenery.
The price of the tickets are S$17 per child; S$20 per senior citizen and S$23 per adult. If you are guest in the hotel, then you can enter the SkyPark without any additional charge and also enjoy unlimited access along with unlimited time. You also can bring your guests here as long they hold valid access card to the hotel room.
Mon – Thurs: 9:30am to 10pm
Fri – Sun: 9:30am to 11pm
As a matter of fact, there are no time limits for the guests to stay in SkyPark.
Where to purchase the tickets for Sands SkyPark?
One can buy the tickets at the Box Office, which is located at the B1 Hotel Tower-3. It is always wise to have the tickets purchased online, to avoid any disappointments and to beat the rush. For enquiry, you can call ticketing hotline at the given number: +65 66888826.
“Wonder Full” water and light show
“Wonder Full” is considered to be an excellent outdoor music, light, sound and water show that is thoroughly entertaining and a few show offered by the Marina Bay Sands.
Sun to Thurs: 8pm & 9:30pm
Fri to Sat: 8pm, 9:30pm & 11pm
Event plaza, located at Promenade (Marina Bay Sands waterfront)
Here, you can experience casino at its very best and the games on offer are very much similar to those that you would experience in Las Vegas.
It is regarded to be the key highlight for those visiting Marina Bay IR, and also have raised hopes for increasing the stakes, to take more risks and to bet much bigger. There are also several regular table games like Roulette, Baccarat and Blackjack. With total of around 669 gaming tables, and 1,500 slot machines, you are sure to have a gala of a time, enjoying every bit of your moment. This place is open 24 hours and 7days a week, and is known to offer its guests with non-stop entertainment.
Science and Art Museum / ArtScience Museum
This Museum has been tastefully designed and crafted for giving it that wonderful appearance of a lotus flower that symbolizes hospitality.
It is said to fill the onlookers with awe and amazement. Besides it, you can find that the roof which channelizes the rainwater through the building center to pass off as waterfall, an interesting an amazing architecture, calling for special mention.
The gallery space has four floors and occupies an area of about 50,000 sq. ft. The must view exhibits are found inside the 3 rooms at the top floor. Here, you can have a view of the achievements that are made in technology and science. The other 3 floors are reserved for holding special exhibits and are known to provide new content every 3-6 months.
Convention and business centers
Entrepreneurs on a business trip can also expect something from this place. Marina Bay Sands does boast of being the region’s most popular and business specific Integrated Resort. It has its very own Sands Expo along with a Convention Centre.
This place covers an area of 120,000 sq. m, having a capacity to hold 500 – 45,000 delegates at a time. Here, it is possible to hold some of the premium meetings, conventions, incentives and exhibitions. The Grand Ballroom of Marina Bay Sands alone can host thousands of people, while the meeting rooms easily can be customized for suiting groups of different sizes. Irrespective of the occasion to be held, it is very much possible to find convention and business facilities to suit the needs and budget and expect it to be of top class.
Theatres with Two 2000 seats
One of theatres having 2,000 seats is used for permanent performances. Another theatre has been reserved for roving shows and concerts.
7 celebrity chef restaurants
You can treat yourself lavishly by visiting any of the 7 celebrity chef restaurants found here at the Marina Bay Sands IR. These chefs showcase mastery of their culinary skills and offer a wide variety of treats that is sure to meet your cravings for quality, mouth watering, and delicious food.
The Chef – Wolfgang Puck
Place – B171
Timing – Sunday to Thursday, 6pm – 10pm; Friday & Saturday 5:30pm – 11pm
# +65 66888517
DB Bistro Moderne
The Chef: Dainel Boulud
Place: B1 – 48
Timing: Mon to Fri, 12pm – 2:30pm and 5:30 – 10:30pm
# +65 66888525
The Chef: Guy Savoy
Place: L2 – 01
Timing: 3pm – 10:45pm
# +65 66888513
Pizzeria & Osteria Mozza
The Chef: Mario Batali
Place: B1 – 42
Timing: 5pm – 11pm (Mondays closed); Lunch from 12pm to 2pm (Fri & Sat)
# +65 66888522
The Chef: Santi Santamaria
Place: L2 – 03
Timing: 6:30pm – 10:30pm
# +65 66885592(off); + 65 66888501(Rest.)
Sky on 57
The Chef: Justin Quek
Place: Skypark L57
Timing: Regularly 7am – 10:30am; 12pm – 2:30pm; 6pm – 10:30pm
# +65 66888857
The Chef: Tetsuya Wakuda
Place: L2 – 02
Timing: 6 pm – 10.30 pm (Sundays closed)
#: +65 66888507
Visiting ‘The Shoppes’
This place boasts of having over 300 retail shops that has a huge collection of popular fashion labels and boutiques, ‘The Shoppes’ is termed to be a shopper’s paradise, something that cannot be missed out.
Canal having Floated Sampans
The Shoppe is said to have a man-made canal at Basement Level 1. It takes about 10 minutes to complete a ride in it. The ticket rates for boat ride are around S$10 / person. The timing is 11:30am – 8:30pm.
2 Floating Crystal Pavilions
Floating Boutique of LV
Louis-Vuitton Island Maison is said to have launched on September 18, 2011 and the very first in the entire South east Asia. It covers an area of about 41,000 sq. ft. and has four storeys. This floating boutique boasts of having a bookstore that designs books and sells art, including travel bag exhibition.
One can find women’s and men’s selection of shoes, leather goods and other accessories at the ground floor. The underwater tunnel present showcases contemporary art work pieces.
Avalon and Pangaea Floating Nightclubs
These two nightclubs had been launched on September 22, 2011 and a must visit for those who love to spend their night out.
How to reach Marina Bay Sands IR?
By Water Taxi
Now Guests at the Marina Bay Sands IR can avail water taxi or boat to visit the resort. They can stop over at any of the 2 jetties present. One can find the north jetty to be located just next to ArtScience Museum. This is utilized by the water taxi operators of Singapore River Cruise, while the other jetty that is near the Convention Centre and Sands Expo is utilized by the other cruise Operator name Duck and Hippo from October 2011.
Along the Singapore River, there are about 16 landing points. Of them, 4 are found in Marina Bay; the Merlion Park, Esplanade-Theatres on Bay, Clifford Pier and the City Gallery. The other stops tend to include the Clarke Quay, Robertson Quay and the Boat Quay.
Charges of the Singapore R. Cruise is just $4 for each jetty it makes a stop.
By MRT Train
With Marina Bay Sands being connected to Bayfront MRT Station, an easy way for reaching it is by taking the MRT (or subway). You can find out in details on How to reach Marina Bay Sands via MRT.
Taking Public buses
Take the North-South Line of MRT train and get down at Marina Bay Station. Presently, there I just one single exit. As soon as you exit the station, you can view a junction present to the right. Simply cross the road, keep on walking along the Central Boulevard. To the right, you can find a bus stop having services 133M, 133 and 106 that would take you across to the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort with just a single stop.
From Orchard Rd
You can board bus service number – 106 at any of the below mentioned bus stop along Orchard Rd., to Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort. This journey take around 15 – 20 minutes and the cost is S$1:50.
- Royal Thai Embassy
- Delfi Orchard
- Dhoby-Ghaut MRT Station (Just outside Plaza Singapura)
- Midpoint Orchard
- Concorde Hotel Singapore
- Lucky Plaza
Parking at the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort and Car Parking charges
Car parking at the Marina Bay Sands
Car Park at the Marina Bay Sands IR is situated at the Convention Centre and Sands Expo. You need to turn into Bayfront link from Bayfront Ave for accessing the car park.
Car parking fees at the Marina Bay Sands IR
It is S$8 for the initial hour and then S$2 for subsequent 30 minutes regularly, irrespective of weekends, public holidays or weekdays. Maximum parking charges has been capped at around S$28 a day and S$15 a day, standard charge for the guests who stay at the hotel.
Alternative parking area near the Marina Bay Sands IR
You can also park the car at Marina South. Then take shuttle bus offered by the Marina Sands to Integrated Resort. Car park is situated on the Marina Grove For fixed charges of S$10. You can board shuttle bus found at the car park entrance after having the vehicle parked.
In order to enjoy Marina Bay Sands IR completely and to have a wonderful moment here, you need to give it a full day.