When I saw Where’s My Backpack’s travel theme this week, this liquid picture immediately came to mind. This is the view of the Infinity pool that seems to drop off the side of the roof of the Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore.
When I was on the plane traveling to Singapore, the guy next to me started talking about all his trips to Singapore and things he’d seen and done. I was amazed that he was telling me to go places that hadn’t been featured in any of the tour books I’d read. Then he pulled out his ipad and showed me a picture he took of this Infinity pool at night with Singapore’s gorgeous skyline in the background, and I knew I had to make a trip to this hotel.
It’s supposed to cost $20 to go up to the Skypark at the top if you’re not a hotel guest, but for some reason, my co-worker and I were waved on as long as we went to Ku De Ta at the top for a drink. We did. Our drinks were $25 a piece, but I have to say, the views were worth it. We would have stayed for the breathtaking views of the skyline at night like my plane companion had, but a storn was rolling in.
Still, I was not disppointed. From here I saw the Infinity pool on one side and then all the ships pulling into port off the other side. I loved that view even more! They looked like little toy battleships all askew, as far as I could see. Imagine it. This is just what fit into my viewfinder, but there were ships as far as the eye could see. It was magnificent!
Wow! This is so cool to see a little more of the world through your writing and pictures. Love it!
Thanks, Maddie! The views at the top were definitely worth the price of a drink.
I love the pairing of image and storytelling!
Thanks, Naomi! I always seem to have something to say. 🙂
And you say it well. I am a traveler, and always interested in hearing about other travelers’ adventures, and seeing photos of place that I have been or would like to go to some day.
Me, too. It usually makes my list of places to see extra long. If only I could travel full-time. Someday…
What an awesome place to experience ! Beautiful.
Yes, it was. I am so glad that my planemate was chatty and had pictures to show me. Otherwise, I would have missed it!
It looks fab. I was always baffled when I stayed at the Traders Hotel (Orchard Rd) why they closed the outside pool when it started raining. Surely you go to the pool to get wet anyway?
The pool at The Traders is fully enclosed by buildings so no great views there unfortunately.
I think next time, I’ll stay at least one night at the Marina Bay Sands just so I can swim in the pool.
I bet the sunsets are lovely from there.
Love that second image. The ominous clouds add drama to the scene!
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