Marina Bay Sands is one of the world’s premier attractions. Lining its namesake bay, the resort comprises three main towers that were designed to resemble decks of cards. It really is a marvel to behold, lighting up the skyline as evening falls. Its interior is just as impressive, both in terms of décor and activities. It has 2,561 luxury hotel rooms and an enormous convention and exhibition center. For that alone, it could easily have been included in our list of the best hotels in the world.
But it doesn’t stop there. You’ll also find everything from a museum and a mall to celebrity restaurants and famous poker rooms.
Visit the ArtScience Museum
Is it an art museum? Is it a science museum? No, it’s both… combined as one word. The ArtScience Museum is a fascinating exhibition that stands at the point where art meets science. Digital installations change throughout the year, but usually allow you to experience art and nature through advanced technology, such as virtual reality, or an exhibit that allows you to see and feel sound. Immerse yourself in a video game, or understand what a city feels like in these remarkable and innovative displays.
Play in the Poker Rooms
To really feel that rush of adrenaline, take your place in the hotel’s poker rooms and win barrels of coins. Today, playing real money poker online is incredibly easy. One need only choose a platform, make an account, and deposit some cash to get started. Some believe that the simplicity of this activity has rendered brick-and-mortar poker rooms obsolete. But a venue like Marina Bay Sands reminds you how much fun live poker can be. The casino is elegant and majestic, and has more than 600 tables and 2,300 slot machines across four floors. The highlight is the poker, with several varieties: Megalink Three Card Poker, Megalink Texas Hold’em Bonus Progressive, Megalink Singapore Stud Poker and Fortune Pai Gow Poker. There’s nothing quite like the thrill of risking it all on a hand you really believe in.
Browse the Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
The fancy old-world spelling of shops is a giveaway: this mall is packed with some of the world’s classiest, biggest and brightest brands. From Dior and Boggi Milano to Hugo Boss and Chanel, the shopping center is a paradise for luxury-seekers. You’ll also find the likes of Apple, Hamleys of London and Rado in this eclectic commercial hub. Walk through the elegant arches and find yourself in a shopping haven, its polished floors and glass ceiling making for a space-age aesthetic. Admire the spectacular circular fountain at the heart of the complex, and let your little ones play on the lights display.
Eat Like a Royal
Here, you can eat in the most spoiled of surroundings. That’s because the restaurants at Marina Bay Sands have famous chefs cooking up innovative and upscale meals. There are over 80 restaurants. Choose between the View at Spago Bar & Lounge (which, of course, has a rather splendid vista) and the Bread Street Kitchen for lunch. Enjoy dinner in elegant surroundings at the Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, or tuck into a three-course meal at the Early CUTs.
Watch a Show
As if all that wasn’t enough, this world-famous hotel also offers all sorts of dramatic live spectacles. Choose between everything from ballads and ballet to dancing and drama in the Sands Theatre or the Sands Expo & Convention Centre.