On holidays in Asia we stopped by The Marina Bay Sands Resort for a wander around and to check out the SkyPark Observation Deck which boasts some impressive views across the small island of Singapore.
The SkyPark is located on the top of the Marina Bay Sands Resort, the resort is what I call ‘out of this world’ translated to extravagant, impossible in design and the lifestyle of the rich.
The 20 hectare resort is overwhelmingly large and houses three 55 story hotel towers, a shopping mall, a casino, an exhibition centre, two theatres, ice rink, a museum, restaurants, two floating pavilions (Louis Vuitton and Pangaea Club), a 340 metre long SkyPark and a 150m long infinity swimming pool for hotel guests. In the way of buildings and architecture it is truly amazing, especially when the taxi drops you off at the entrance and you look up to see this massive construction that almost did not happen when the developer ran into a few problems during construction.
KU DÉ TA Deck
Before going to the SkyPark we stopped by the KU DÉ TA restaurant and bar which is also located on the rooftop. We sat on the outside deck under the large bright red umbrellas, it was humidly hot and no breeze in sight but that was the last thing on my mind. I was sitting on the world’s largest public cantilevered platform and next to us was this insane pool that overhung the building. There were even trees up on the rooftop, astounding!
I ordered a cappuccino and Dk ordered a martini. Service was good and the drinks were great, the only thing I have to say is that the staff do not particularly like you hanging around for long periods of time with just one drink in hand, they watch and come past constantly asking if you wish to place another order. The cappuccino cost was SGD10 and the martini was SGD20 – the most expensive coffee I have ever had to date!
The morning is pretty quiet at KU DÉ TA and perfect to escape the nightclub atmosphere that erupts at night. Despite the cost of the drinks I highly recommend KU DÉ TA as you can use your receipt for free entry into the SkyPark afterwards.
The View from KU DÉ TA Restaurant and Bar
The infinity pool area is only for use by hotel guests, it looked very relaxing with plenty of sun lounges, deck chairs and day beds. Most of the swimmers make their way to the edge and look down, that would be a view!
The Infinity Pool and Singapore Port in the background
Entrance to the pool area, Hotel guests only
Shade near the toilets
After our rather expensive drinks we wandered to the SkyPark viewing deck to take some photos. To be honest I was a little disappointed with the SkyPark, it was barren and unwelcoming compared to the lush green surroundings found on the hotel side. Unfortunately there were no seats or shade and in the intense Singapore sun, we managed to stay for 15 minutes before going down into the air conditioning of the Shoppes Mall.
The SkyPark Observation Deck
The view from the SkyPark Observation Deck
Holiday Snaps on the SkyPark Observation Deck
One of the Floating Pavilions below, home to Fashion House Louis Vuitton
Wandering around the SkyPark Observation Deck
If you read or watch the documentary of the building of the Marina Bay Sands you will be in awe as to what took place in a span of only a few years. Singapore has changed dramatically in a short period of time, our last visit 5 years ago the island is now almost completely different. It caters largely for the new world international visitor. As fun as it was to wander around the Marina Bay Sands Resort I prefer the vibrant little streets of China Town, Duxton Hill and Arab Street. There is not much culture or history at Marina Bay Sands but it is incredible to see the man-made feat with its futuristic characteristics.
Looking up from the ground
Light refreshments available at the observation deck.
Sands SkyPark Photo Souvenirs available for purchase
Monday – Thursday 9:30am – 10pm
Friday – Sunday 9:30am – 11pm
S$20 for adults
S$14 for children (aged between 2 – 12 years*)
S$17 for senior citizens (aged 65 years and above)
Daily | 10am, 2pm, 9pm
Three free guided tours are offered daily for Observation Deck guests.
Guests are advised to register at the SkyPark Box Office (B1, Tower 3). Registration starts at 9.30am daily, on a first-come-first-serve basis. Registration is for that day only.
Each tour is limited to 50 guests and lasts approximately 15 minutes
Ku De ta Marina Bay Sands
1 Bayfront Ave #57-01 Singapore 018971
+65 6688 7688
KU DÉ TA Information
Location at Tower 3
Lunch – 12noon till 3pm (Monday – Friday)
Dinner – 6pm till 11pm (Daily)
Brunch – 11am till 4 pm
(available only on Saturdays and Sundays)
11am till late
Cover charge applies from 9pm on Fridays,
Saturdays and eve of Public Holidays
Reservations: +65 6688 7688
Hotline Operating Hours: 8am – 10pm
Smart casual dress required from 6pm (no shorts, slippers, singlets and tank tops)