I managed to negotiate a late check out with an aim to sleep through the morning as part of my acclimatization for UK time. I had my room till 2pm so when I did get up I finished off the Year 12 Formal DVD and the Term 2 in Review DVD. How’s that for productive!
I had about 9 hours to kill after checking out of The Ibis Hotel before my midnight flight to London. My mission was to get to the top of the Marina Bay Sands towers and enjoy the view from the SkyPark.
I took the local bus ($1.10 – how cheap is that???) to the Marina Bay Sands district.
Wikipedia describes this colossus construction as … a 2,561-room hotel, a 1,300,000-square-foot (120,000 m2) convention-exhibition centre, the 800,000-square-foot (74,000 m2) The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands mall, a museum, two large theatres, seven “celebrity chef” restaurants, two floating Crystal Pavilions, an ice skating rink, and the world’s largest atrium casino with 500 tables and 1,600 slot machines.
I describe it as Shopping Town on steroids.
It even has a river flowing through part of the shopping area and yes you can hire boats.
My main interest was getting to the top and seeing the SkyPark and what Singapore looks like from 57 floors up. This is what I experienced …