Blown Away by the Architecture at Marina Bay Sands

To be honest when the Marina Bay Sands resort was first being constructed it didn’t look too pretty. In fact my partner thought it was an eyesore. Today we changed our minds. I took so many photos, I think I will need to do a couple of posts on this new Casino in Singapore. I went a bit overboard as you can tell. It’s the second Casino to open in Singapore after years of a no casino policy because casinos are equated with vice in our squeaky clean, almost sterile, tiny island.

I think the pictures speak for themselves. Especially the ones taken from the outside of the Marina Sands Hotel. The way the light plays on reflective materials used has a stunning effect. The architect made full use of the brilliant sunlight that we get in Singapore.

photo by bookjunkie

photo by bookjunkie

photo by bookjunkie

photo by bookjunkie

photo by bookjunkie

photo by bookjunkie

photo by bookjunkie

But then again who would expect any less from the Las Vegas Sands resort which cost US$5.9 billion and is behind the lavish Venetian. It’s now the second most expensive casino in the world! My friend who lived there for years says that the hotels there will blow your mind. 71-year-old Mr Moshe Safdie is the architectural artist behind the project and he’s based in Boston.

Marina Sands is at 10 Bayfront Avenue if you’re in Singapore and are thinking of checking it out like I did. Just one hour of parking costs $8 Singapore dollars one of the most expensive parking rates I have encountered so be warned. I think a whole day of parking is capped at $28 Singapore dollars.

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