The Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore struck me as odd and fascinating. Talk about conflicted.
I mean, you can’t help but marvel at the genius behind the construction, but why is there a ship’s hull on top of a building? Incongruous? I think so. But then again, the structure is a casino-hotel and if Vegas is any guide, the more outlandish, the better. Maybe people bet more in quirky spaces? Or maybe, it symbolizes the casino sailing away with your cash? Who knows? But the thing does catch your attention. Those are people on deck of the “ship”, and the view is awesome. In a previous post, you can check out the infinity pool located on the fifty-seventh floor.
Here’s a shot of the interior during the day. Yes, it’s mostly air; hopefully, they got the engineering right.
The women with the instruments were playing classical Chinese music and it sounded amazing in the open space, wafting everywhere.
It always amazes me at the amount of cash and energy that gambling attracts; this entire edifice exists because of it.
Bye for now.
(check out the infinity pool of the hotel)