Friday, May 25, 2012

PulSAting with Life

While watching cable TV in Indonesia, we've been inundated with repetitive and seriously overly dramatic commercials advertising the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore.... it's a super fancy hotel downtown on the marina (hence the name), topped with a structure resembling a giant curved boat.  According to the commercials (which sound suspiciously like someone used a thesaurus for every other word when writing the script, never getting it quite right), the hotel and casino complex has:

a) a promenade pulSAting with life
b) a choreographed spectacle of light and water
c) an oasis of possibilities
d) a sumptuous journey that promises to tantalize the senses
d) every moment rewarded

Anywho, Tim got to stay at the hotel this week for business, thus getting the opportunity to check out the "Skypark" (aka giant boat thing), which has 360 degree views of Singapore and a crazy infinity pool.  Here is the hotel website's description of the Skypark:

"Stretching longer than the Eiffel tower laid down or four and a half A380 Jumbo Jets, with an impressive 12,400 square meters of space, the Sands SkyPark can host up to 3900 people. The gravity-defying cantilever is one of the largest of its kind in the world. From this privileged observation deck, hundreds of visitors at a time can feast their eyes on the unforgettable panoramic view of Singapore."

Subtle, eh?

I haven't had a chance to talk with Tim in depth about his experiences there, but I'm sure he "pursued excitement through unforgettable moments."


Huge ships dot the harbor in the distance.
These things in the middle are Singapore's massive man-made "Supertrees."
Marina view from the hotel side of the hotel.
The interior of the complex apparently has a canal running through it...  ?
The rooftop infinity pool.

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