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Old 22-Jul-2010
Singapore: Infinity pool 55 STORIES above

The 4billion Marina Bay Sands tourism development opened in the city

yesterday, and the 150-metre long pool - three times the length of an

Olympic swimming pool - was a highlight.

Don't look down: A guest swims in the infinity pool of the Skypark that

tops the Marina Bay Sands hotel towers - 55 stories over the city of

Singapore yesterday

To infinity... and beyond! The pool stretches 150 metres, three times the

length of an Olympic swimming pool

The view over the side: An artist's impression shows the Skypark that

tops the Marina Bay Sands hotel towers, including the infinity pool
Infinity pools are designed to make it seem as though the water extends

to the horizon. In reality, the edge of the pool is usually about an inch

below the water level. The water therefore spills over the edge into a

catchment below, and is then pumped back into the pool.
The concept is said to have been inspired by the terraced rice paddies in

Bali, Indonesia.
They are often seen in luxury resorts such as the Marina Bay Sands.

'In Singapore, Marina Bay Sands will be the pivot point in which tourism

here is going to explode,' gaming tycoon Sheldon Adelson, chairman of Las

Vegas Sands Corp, the parent company of the resort, said at its opening

celebration yesterday.

The resort from across the bay. The three towers were based on a deck of

cards, according to designer Moshe Safdie

A skydiver parachutes pass the Singapore Flyer and Marina Bay Sands

casino resort as part of the venue's opening celebrations yesterday

Extreme: Left, relay teams scale one of the towers in a race

commemorating the opening yesterday. Right, a newly-wed couple enjoy a

canal ride inside the resort's shopping centre
The enormous hotel, which dominates the Singapore skyline, has 2,560

rooms and suites, a fleet of celebrity chef restaurants, shopping areas,

theatres, a museum, a casino and a crystal pavilion.
The resort is set to employ 10,000 people directly and generate up to

48million each year. Entrance to the casino alone is nearly 50 a day -

but an average of 25,000 people have visited the casino daily since its

initial phased opening two months ago.
Thomas Arasi, president and chief executive officer of the resort, said

he expects to attract an astonishing 70,000 visitors a day, 18 million a

The resort was designed by Moshe Safdie, who said he based it on a deck

of cards.

Money-maker: Left, the entrance to the casino, which costs nearly 50 to

get in and is attracting 25,000 visitors each day. Right, a man looks

through a steel web art structure in one of the towers
It was due to open in 2009, but was delayed thanks to labour and material

shortages, and funding problems due to the global financial crisis.
Last night, singing legend Diana Ross performed for 2,500 VIPs in the

resort's Grand Ballroom. Singer Kelly Rowland also headlined an outdoor

concert there yesterday.
The opening celebrations also featured a death-defying relay. Seven teams

of three participants each scaled the three towers in succession before

sprinting across the 340-metre long Sands SkyPark, where the infinity

pool is located, to the finish line.

Just enjoying the sun: Models pose in the pool for journalists at the

grand opening

Old 23-Jul-2010
Saini Sa'aB
Re: Singapore: Infinity pool 55 STORIES above

nice info............

Old 23-Jul-2010
Re: Singapore: Infinity pool 55 STORIES above

gr88 !!


Old 23-Jul-2010
Re: Singapore: Infinity pool 55 STORIES above

looks good..i need to go there soon!

Old 24-Jul-2010
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Old 24-Jul-2010
Re: Singapore: Infinity pool 55 STORIES above

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