Exploring Marina Bay Sands Casino
Opened in 2010 Singapore Marina Bay Sands is part of the mega $5.5 billion resort project, Marina Bay Sands Hotel. But it’s much more than just a hotel and casino; in fact it has everything to become Southeast Asia’s next top entertainment destination. The lavish 15,000-square-metre casino features almost 500 gaming tables, 1,600 slot machines (known by the locals as ‘jackpot machines’) as well as more than 30 private gaming rooms. In the casino’s own words “Marina Bay Sands offers a vast selection of the newest and most popular electronic gaming machines worldwide. Their collection of machines features more than 250 themes and game titles to choose from.” When entering the main gaming floor guests will immediately notice the amazing chandelier. It’s the world’s largest and is made up of more than 130,000 Swarovski crystals and weighs just a bit over seven tons! But there’s much more to see and do here and the casino also caters to non-smoking gamers.
Accommodations near Marina Bay Sands Casino
As a popular tourist destination in Asia, Singapore offers a variety of accommodations to meet the needs of different types of travellers. Find a vast array of hotels in Singapore from luxury hotels like the historical Raffles Hotel and the five-star Shangri-La Hotel Singapore to cheap hotel accommodations like the Fragrance Hotels and Value Hotels. Some nearby hotels include the Pan Pacific Singapore, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore and The Fullerton Hotel Singapore.
Sightseeing near Marina Bay Sands Casino
Marina Bay, just south of Orchard Road near the Singapore River's mouth, is home to a cluster of five-star hotels. The unmistakable armadillo shape of the giant Esplanade Theatres brings Singapore arts to the bay. The quadruple office towers of Suntec City mark the islands second largest mall. One of the world's tallest hotels - the cylindrical Stamford – gives panoramic views over the harbour and across the island.
Transportation near Marina Bay Sands Casino
There are several public transport options that provide access to and from Singapore’s central area. Both Raffles Place and Clarke Quay have MRT stations, while Dhoby Ghaut and City Hall stations are the most convenient gateways into the northern reaches of the City Centre. There are light rail connections too, and the bus network throughout the downtown core is not only inexpensive, but relatively convenient. Of course, tourists can also opt for river cruises to explore Marina Bay and the Singapore River.