On my last night in Singapore, I finally manage to get to the top of the Marina Bay Sands hotel observation deck. I’ve been on the fence all week about the best way to get here. There was some talk about having our team dinner at one of the restaurants at the top, but we end up going to another place instead. I also contemplate having dinner or drinks here on my own. But by Friday, I realize that I’m just going to have to bite the bullet and buy a ticket to the observation deck. The cost is SGD$23 which is a bit expensive, but the views are worth it.
Upon exiting onto the observation deck, you’re greeted with views of the ocean and the Gardens by the Bay which I visited earlier in the week. They are just as photogenic from above. You can also tell they are much more extensive than just the main structures in the middle.
There’s lots of space up here on the deck, with nearly 360 degree views of the city. People chill out, waiting for the sun to set. Not a bad place to relax for awhile.
I’m so glad I was able to get here to see the sunset. It’s such an unusual shade of orange.
There’s Merlion and the river.
Another way to get up to the observation deck without having to pay is to have food and/or drinks at Ku De Ta, the red umbrellas above. The food and drinks are not cheap and you’ll likely end up paying more than the ticket to the observation deck, but at least you get something more out of it.
I stay for over an hour, watching the sky darken and the lights come on.
Every night at 8:00 and 9:30pm, and 11:00pm on Friday’s and Saturday’s, there’s a light and water show in front of the hotel and visible from all over the harbor. Images are projected onto sheets of water and the entire thing is set to music. It lasts about 15 minutes and is free.
And with that, my time in Singapore has come to an end. But I still have a couple more posts to share with you of a bunch of miscellaneous moments, and of course my financial breakdown and tips I picked up along the way!