How tall can be the tallest swimming pool in this
world? Let me tell you, Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore with the
highest swimming pool at an elevation of 200 m, which is up to 55
storeys!! Let’s check it out!
The roof is called Skypark Sands was built on a roof supported by three
pieces of the building where the roof length reaches 380 m, while the
swimming pool itself has a length of about 150 m.
What makes it more cool, like most of the current swimming pool, its
suburbs have not created an alias you will feel like was swimming float.
But do not worry too if you fall, you fall into the first water
reservoir and not directly to the floor below. Beside the swimming pool,
on the roof there are also restaurants, spas, parks (botanical garden)
with 250 trees and 650 species of plants and an observation deck to view
the city skyline of Singapore.
The Sands SkyPark is an awe-inspiring engineering wonder. This unique
structural masterpiece, designed by visionary architect Moshe Safdie,
floats atop the three soaring Marina Bay Sands hotel towers 200m in the
sky.Â 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.
The hotel, which has 2,560 rooms costing from Â£350 a night, was
officially opened yesterday with a concert by Diana Ross.Â The Emirates
Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, estimated to have cost Â£2billion when it
opened in 2004, was previously the world’s most expensive hotel.Â But
with its indoor canal, opulent art, casino, outdoor plaza, convention
centre, theatre, crystal pavilion and museum shaped like a lotus flower,
the Marina Bay Sands has taken its crown.
Inside shoppers can ride along an indoor canal in Sampan boats styled on
traditional Chinese vessels from the 17th century.Â The owners have also
commissioned five well-known artists to create works of art to
‘integrate’ with the buildings. Among these is a 40m-long Antony Gormley
sculpture made from 16,100 steel rods. The whole thing weighs 14.8 tons
and it took 60 people to assemble it in the hotel.Â Artist Chongbin
Zheng created Rising Forest which is 83 three metre high pots with trees
in them. The pots were so big the artist had to build a customised kiln
the size of a small building to make them in.Â Last night, the world’s
most expensive hotel was given a launch party befitting it. Singing
legend Diana Ross performed for 2,500 VIPs in the resort’s Grand
Ballroom and pop singer Kelly Rowland headlined an outdoor concert.
The resort will employ 10,000 people directly and generate up to Â£48m
each year. Entrance to the casino alone is nearly Â£50 a day – but an
average of 25,000 people have visited the casino daily since its initial
phased opening two months ago.Â Thomas Arasi, president and chief
executive officer of the resort, said he expects to attract an
astonishing 70,000 visitors a day once it is fully open.