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Singapore Part 2

Marina Bay Sands Hotel

sunny 31 °C

Well today sees us check out of the Pan Pacific for our one night stay at the Marina Bay Sands - it is so expensive.

We check in and ask for a high floor as we are in Malaysia celebrating 2 significant birthdays and anniversaries this year, the staff oblige and give us a room on the 47 floor (the infinity pool and sky park is on the 57 floor). As we zoom up in the lift our ears pop - the lift goes at lightening speed. The room is good (not as good as our previous room in Pan Pacific) however, the views of the gardens by the bay are amazing and dare I say we even have a balcony, yes a balcony on the 47 floor - it's pretty scary.

Well today is all about that infinity pool on the 57 floor (access for residents only) hence our one night stay!!!

We head up to the pool, well what can I say, words fail me, I love it and the views are amazing. Towels collected, sun bed chosen - straight into the pool - well that is what we have been looking up at for the last 5 days - now we are actually in it - amazing. Camera in hand and why not - lots of selfies and photos to share the experience with friends and family - well you just have to.

It is so amazing we spent all day up on the top of the world, in and out of the pool (it is even more hot 57 floors up as the sun bears down)!!!! We also watched the Singapore GP circuit getting set up for the race next weekend.

We sample the cocktails (very nice they are too) and indulge in a bit of food too - cheese toasties and fries. Very expensive at £15+ a cocktail but well worth it for the experience.

Once the sun goes down and more photos are taken of the night scene - which is even more thrilling, it is time to tear ourselves away to venture out for the evening. The marina bay complex is huge and includes the marina area immediately outside of it and a massive shopping mall complex (not that we could afford anything in those shops) all designer wear and watches, Rolex etc.

The one annoying thing about the area is that it is full of Chinese and Japenese tourists of all ages chasing and catching Pokemon - apparently it is the best place to catch them there are millions of them !!!!

We decide to venture into Gordon Ramsey's restaurant 'Bread' (not badly priced seeing as you are in Singapore) fish and chips for about £22!!! The food is amazing though and we enjoyed it very much - we were only drinking water, however even three bottles of sparkling water was 30 Singapore dollars eek!

Well that is the story of our last night in Singapore as we head off to Kuala Lumpur for a few days, however I cannot resist one more visit up to the 57 floor to admire the view before bed - it is 10.45 pm and the pool is still packed. If you are ever in Singapore it is a must do experience :)

Posted by SCorbett 03:07 Archived in United Kingdom

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