I am not a person who is wowed by architecture. I can see that some buildings are more appealing than others and I quite like art-deco, but the only architect that readily springs to mind if I was ever asked to name one is Jorn Outzen (he designed the Sydney Opera House but walked off the project before it was complete, on case you’re wondering).
And there endeth my architectural knowledge.
However, I defy anybody to not be gobsmacked by Marina Bay Sands. A ship perched upon three 55 storey high skyscrapers is impressive and has been on the Singapore Bucket List since before we arrived. As I am The World’s Best Wife and “allowed” (tongue is most definitely in my cheek!) my husband to go fishing in Australia for a week over Chinese New Year, meaning I was solo parenting for a 4 day weekend, I treated the Missies and myself to a night at MBS.
I forked out extra for a Club Room, which gave us a high floor and included breakfast, afternoon tea and cocktails/canapes. As we are Singapore residents we also got a few other bits and bobs thrown in as part of their “Staycation package”: faux ice-skating, sampan ride, $50 gift shop voucher.
It was a fun weekend and we got our money’s worth, especially as we all ate so many canapes that dinner was made redundant. I may or may not (but absolutely did) have eaten ELEVEN lamb loin with mint pea puree canapes. Given the price of lamb in Singapore this was a very smart move.
If I had the chance would I stay there again?
No. I prefer my hotels smaller and more personal. MBS has over 2000 rooms and the lobby more closely resembles a train station than a hotel lobby. The MBS crowning glory – the infinity pool on the roof – is pretty cool. It’s also VERY crowded, not deep enough for me, and chilly! But it was pretty awesome to be swimming up that high.