Marina Bay Sands And Singapore Flyer As Seen From A Distance
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A view of the Marina Bay Sands Resort, the shopping establishment in front and the wheel of the Singapore Flyer as seen from the street leading away from the Marina Bay Sands. The Marina Bay Sands is a integrated resort and a huge complex. It is located at a prime location in Singapore, next to the Marine Bay and is a huge tourist attraction. With its three towers, a unique Skypark located at the top of the 3 towers, and multiple other facilities such as a large casino, a 2500 room hotel, an exhibition center, theaters, an observation platform located at the top of the building, an attractive 146 m infinity pool located at a height of 191 meters above the ground, a museum, and lots of shopping. The casino draws thousands of people every day (even though Singapore residents have to pay to access the casino while entry is free for foreigners). There is a canal running undernear the Marina Bay Sands in the shopping area, and boat rides are offered to tourists (and when we were there, there was a queue for these rides). At the end of the canal, there is a large bowl shaped structure, built by the US artist Ned Kahn. Flowing through a 22 meter wide whirlpool, the water falls 2 stories below to the canal below. The Marina Bay Sands is close to the Singapore Flyer, is on the routes for the sight-seeing bus. Another attraction is the sound and light show that happens in the evening. The Singapore Flyer is a giant Ferris wheel located in Singapore, in the Marina area, right next to the Marina Bay Sands resort, with the exact area being the Marina Promenade. The Flyer is based on the Londoneye, another giant observation platform. The Singapore Flyer presents a great view of the city and some of the attractions. The Flyer has a total height of 165 meters, and reaches 42 stories tall (and is taller than London Eye by 30 m). The Singapore Flyer was opened in April 2008 to the general public. There are 28 capsules in the Flyer, with each capsule holding 28 people. Each trip lasts around 30 minutes. The Flyer however is not the tallest structure in the region, with buildings nearby being taller. Sightseeing buses, along with an MRT station, provide easy access to the Flyer.
January 13th, 2013
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