Last Sunday I went to the newly built Marina Bay Sands (MBS) integrated resort, which they call it as Asia’s most spectacular entertainment destination.
It was just opened for public last week, even though some parts haven’t finished yet. The name said it all, it is located in Marina Bay and built by the well-known casino company, Las Vegas Sands. I’ve been to Venetian Macao before (one of Sands resorts), and it was spectacular! I still couldn’t see yet this MBS can be more spectacular than that, but we’ll see later after all construction and development done.
So far they’ve already had 3 towers hotel, some shops, restaurants and 2-Storey casino. Not like in Macao, here they will check our ID first before coming inside the casino. If you are Singaporean or Permanent Resident, you have to pay S$100 for 24 hours, while foreigners are free. This rule is also applied in casino of Resort World Sentosa (I haven’t had chance to go there yet) which is developed by the same developer who built Genting Highland in Malaysia. Like in Venetian Macao, there will be fake canal with Gondola in MBS, but they call it Sampan (‘Sampan’ in Malay means small boat).
To go to this resort, I walked from Esplanade and then walked through the newly opened Helix bridge.
Too bad I went there in the afternoon, I bet it looks more stunning at night, just like the picture below from wiki.