Swimming Above Skyline in Singapore
“IT LOOKS LIKE there are two skies.”
I’ve said these words before, and I said them again, my head cocked to the right, taking in these crazy pictures of the Marina Bay Sands Resort in Singapore. Some of us backpack our way through the hostels and eat our way through the street food vendors of Southeast Asia. And some of us sleep and dine in a hotel that looks like a cruise ship in the sky.
The sprawling observation deck on the roof of the hotel stretches across the sky at a length greater than the Eiffel Tower is tall. The cantilevered Skydeck is the largest platform of its kind in the world, with one end jutting past the north tower by nearly 67 meters, supported only by the stress exerted on the opposite end of the platform. It looks a little precarious from a distance.
If you’re wondering if it’s possible to take a dip in this wild, rooftop infinity pool, the answer is yes…but only if you’re a guest of the hotel. If that reality is out of reach, you can book a tour of the observation deck. I’m guessing the view is spectacular even without the posh lounge chairs and fancy cocktails, and it’s probably even easier to enjoy it when you aren’t spending a month’s rent on a hotel room.
- Where: The Skypark Observation Deck at Marina Bay Sands Resort, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore
- When: Open to the public between 9:30am and 10:00pm / 11:00pm on weekends
- Cost: $20 for adults, $14 for children
- How to buy tickets: Book tickets up to a month in advance via the hotel’s event website, or purchase tickets the day of your visit directly from the hotel’s box office.