Human mind is just amazing. It has created wonders in the world. In every field of life you will find such amazing creations that will make you stagnant for a moment. Although every field is full of such surprising creations and inventions but the fields of science, architecture and construction are more visible. Same has been done and happened in the architecture and construction of Marina Bay Sands. Its architecture, construction, location and beauty are at their best and unique. This is the breathtaking place in Singapore. When you see the beauty of the sky park you may forget to take a breath for a while. You would definitely think that how and who would have constructed this architectural masterpiece.
Marina bay is located in the southern part of Singapore. This is called 24/7 destination for the people who want to find new living and lifestyles, want to exchange business ideas. On the other hand if you want some recreation and enjoy your holidays then you will get more here in Marina Bay. In front of Marina Bay, Marina Bay Sands is an integrated resort.
THE RESORT FEATURES
Las Vegas Sands developed this amazing structure. Marina Bay Sands is the world’s most expensive casino with the property cost of S$8 billion. The total area of the resort is 20 hectare. The resort consists of casino, a hotel with 2,561 rooms, convention and exhibition center which is spread over 120,000 sq.m area, shopping malls, a unique art and science museum, two sand theatres, seven celebrity chef restaurants, two floating pavilions. The casino is so big that there are 500 tables arranged and 1600 slot machines are operating. At the top of the complex there is the most amazing feature of the resort, a park which is named Sky Park. This park has the capacity of 3,900 people and an amazing 150m infinity swimming pool. This pool is on the top of the world’s largest cantilevered platform. The designer or architect of the project is Moshe Safdie architects. The engineers were from Arup & Parsons Brinkerhoff. The main contractor of this most amazing project was Ssang Yong Engineering & Construction. Some difficulties like labour shortage, global financial crisis and cost of material delayed the opening of the resort which was planned in 2009.
BEAUTY OF RESORT
It is one of the world’s ever best structures. Its construction is really an engineering and architectural wonder. The beauty of the resort starts with three 55 storey towers. These towers were built in 2009. The climax of the beauty is a sky terrace which is named Sands Sky Park. This park is spread over 1 hectare. This is not the end because infront of the three towers there are three blocks named Theatre block, Convention and exhibition block and Casino block those have been designed with ultimate sophistication and beauty. When you move next to the blocks you find Art and Science Museum. This is the ultimate beauty in itself. It’s been designed in the shape of Lotus flower. The beauty of the museum is a laser light show in the night and a waterfall in the morning through the roof of the museum. A light and water show is presented which is the largest in the Southeast Asia.
When you reach the top of the three towers there is the most spectacular scenery. This is a park named Sky Park covering 1 hectare area with the world’s largest elevated swimming pool. The edge of the pool is 146 m long and gives the infinity look. The pool seems spread till the horizon. The features of the swimming pool are awesome. Pool is made of stainless steel which weighs 422,000 pounds and has the water capacity of 376,500 gallons. In Sky Park there are restaurants, nightclubs, gardens, hundreds of trees and plants.
Marina Bay Sands is a famous tourist and gamblers’ attraction in Singapore. In June 2010, 500,000 gamblers visited the casino. Average 25,000 visitors come to visit the casino. It is projected that it will contribute $2.7 billion to the GDP of Singapore.