Marina Bay Sands is an integrated entertainment center, overlooking the Marina Bay in Singapore. Developed by Las Vegas Sands, and is the single most expensive investment in the world at a cost of S $ 8 billion (about Rp.56 trillion), including the cost of land.
This resort has 2561 rooms, exhibition space and meeting area of 120.000m ², The Shoppes mall and the ArtScience Museum, Sands Theatre and Grand Theatre, seven celebrity chef restaurants, two floating pavilions, a casino with over 600 gaming tables and 1,500 machines jakpot. The complex is shaded Sands SkyPark 340 meters long with a capacity of 3,900 people and an infinity pool (infinity edge) along the 150 meters, which is the world’s largest hanging space with a cantilever as far as 67 meters in the North Tower (Tower 3).
Place an integrated tourism area of 20 acres was designed by architect Moshe Safdie. Accompanied by a local architectural firm Aedas Singapore, and civil engineering by Arup and Parsons Brinkerhoff (MEP). The main contractor was SsangYong Engineering and Construction.
It is planned to open in 2009, but Las Vegas Sands experienced some problems due to the rising cost of building materials and labor shortage at the time. The current global financial crisis also pressured the company’s developers to delay projects everywhere, including this place. Although the cost of the construction of Marina Bay Sands in comparison with MGM CityCenter property, but the property is a condominium where three of seven buildings had been sold when built.
This resort was officially opened with a two-day celebration on June 23, 2010 starting at 15:18, after the opening part, including casinos on 27 April 2010. But all is not yet completed at the opening of April, some still not perfect solution. Sands Sky Park was opened a day later on June 24, 2010. Theatre opened on time with the first appearance by Riverdance on 30 November 2010. Planned floating pavilion completed in 2011. Ice skating indoors using artificial ice Michelle Kwan opened with a performance on December 18, 2010. The ArtScience Museum opened to the public by the party laser and water show for 13 minutes with the title of Wonder Full on February 19, 2011 marks the completion of the entire integrated tourist attractions.
Grand Opening on February 17, 2011 also marked the start of the show will be titled Broadway musical The Lion King, which began on March 3, 2011.
There are 55 floors in the three towers that was completed in July 2009. The three towers connected by sky terrace 1.2 hectares named Sands SkyPark.
In front of the three towers there, Theatre block, block and Exhibition Facility, also blocks Casino, with more than 600 gaming tables and 1500 slot machines. ArtScience Museum was built near three lotus-shaped towers. The roof can be opened and closed, giving the effect of a waterfall through the roof if it rains during the day and be a laser show at night if it is open.
Art Science Museum
In front of the Event Plaza are Wonder Full show, a combination of water and light, and the largest in Asia Tenggara.ArtScience Museum and Wonder Full show opened on February 17, 2011.
The design of the museum is called “The Welcoming Hand of Singapore” because it is shaped like an open hand up to heaven.
Sands SkyPark be the longest floating pool in the world, with a length of 150 meters, with limits designed as invisible (infinity edge), as high as 191 feet above the ground. Swimming is made of 191 tons of steel and can hold 1424 m³ of water. In SkyPark also are restaurants, nightclubs, gardens hundreds of trees and plants, as well as 360-degree observation floor can to see Singapore, Malaysia (Johor) and Indonesia (Batam).
There are four mobile connections under the main pool, designed to withstand the natural motion of the supporting towers, each connection has a unique maneuver and can move up to 500 millimeters. In addition to the movement of the wind, the hotel towers are also moved by the movement of soil from time to time, so the designers of structures put up more than 500 jack so that arrangements can be done again in the future so that the pool can be retained.
On the top floor there are also KU DE TA which provides three different concepts under one roof. Restaurants with world flavors, Club Lounge with bar and dance floor, as well as the Poolside Terrace where guests can enjoy the swimming pool serving drinks.
There are two theaters named Sands Theater where musical The Lion King was first held in Southeast Asia with a capacity of 1680 seats on two levels and the Grand Theater that can accommodate 2155 spectators.
Works of art
Moshe Safdie designed the Art Path in the building, incorporating seven installations works of five artists including Zheng Chongbin, Antony Gormley, and Sol LeWitt. The work is to be able to move to interact with the environment, including light, water and wind, bringing together art and architecture.
The Shoppes dan restoran
Most luxurious shopping center is located in the Marina Bay Sands, there are many outlets from top brands such as Bally, Blancpain, Bottega Veneta, Breguet, Bulgari, Burberry, Cartier, CHANEL, Chopard, Christian Dior, Fendi, Franck Muller, Gucci, Hermes, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Manolo Blahnik, Miu Miu, Patek Philippe, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Richard Mille, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tiffany & Co., Vacheron Constantin, Van Cleef & Arpels and Yves Saint Laurent. As well as brand new: Anne Fontaine, a.testoni, De Beers, Hermes Watches, HOAMGAR, iROO, KieselStein-Cord, Leviev, Paul & Joe, Marisfrolg, Moiselle, Ralph Lauren Purple Label and Collection, Scavia, Stefano Ricci, Uomo Collezioni , and Zadig & Voltaire Wolford.
There are boats that navigate the artificial canal that divides the indoor shopping center is on the ground floor. Also the restaurants with celebrity chefs such as Mario Batali (New York), Daniel Boulud (New York), Wolfgang Puck (Los Angeles), Santi Santamaria (Barcelona) (died at a press conference February 16, 2011 ), Guy Savoy (Paris), Tetsuya Wakuda (Sydney), Justin Quek (Singapore).
Snack center store
n the corner there is Rasapura Masters, a central 24-hour snack store that provides all kinds of dishes common in local roadside Singapore managed by iconic Singapore culinary services, Koufu. There is a “culinary stage” for a cooking demonstration and other related activities. There are 960 seats in the area for a variety of cuisines from various countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines and Thailand.
Artificial ice skating rink located at the corner near masters Rasapura The Shoppes.
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