Green With Swimming Pool Envy – Marina Bay Sands in Singapore


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Husbands can be such annoying creatures, and mine has really outdone himself this time.

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Our International Man of Mystery was in Singapore last week attending a conference, whilst we were been freezing in Sydney.

And I wouldn’t normally mind BUT he’s been staying at the Marina Bay Sands where the conference was held. And that’s just annoying.

You see, whilst he’d never heard of this amazing resort, I’ve had it at the top of my Hotels and Resorts I Must Stay At list for a few years (and yes, my list is fairly long.)

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The main reason for me wanting to stay at this hotel is for it’s unique swimming pool.

The pool is 150 metres long, as long as three Olympic pools. It is the world’s longest elevated swimming pool, 191 metres above ground.

I’d only need to do about four laps to have got in a fabulous swim.

And those views!

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And guess what?  My beloved didn’t even have a swim in the pool – whaaaat?

He reported that it was pretty busy morning and night. And he was busy.  What kind of an excuse is that?

The pool is only open to hotel guests however there’s a huge observation deck called Skydeck which is open to the public. It’s a fab place to watch the sunset, I am informed by Himself.

He also recommends watching the the water and light show over Marina Bay. It’s free and on at 8pm each evening.

Here are some of his photos (the gorgeous photos of the pool have been sent to me by the hotel’s PR, just for me to drool over.)

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This is the Art-Science Museum

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This is the Marina Bay Sands above, it’s massive with over 2000 rooms, a convention centre, museum, theatres, a casino, an ice skating rink and several restaurants.  The complex has three 55-storey hotel towers and the SkyDeck which connects them is one hectare. Huge!


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Even on a cloudy day, the infinity pool looks amazing.


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At the end of a winter in Sydney, that pool is most appealing. How weird it must feel to swim in the sky.

Well, it won’t go away, will it? One day I shall get the old togs on and have a dip.

And just to remind myself, when I really do start planning a holiday to Singapore, the Singapore Tourism’s website is here.  Got it.


Have you been to Singapore recently?

Visited the Marina Bay Sands?

Anyone else fancy a cocktail by the pool?

Happy holiday dreaming,

Seana xx



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Posted on: August 30, 2016


  • I was in Singapore this year and we weren’t staying at The Sands. I had severe swimming pool envy for those that were. It just looks divine!

    • Reply August 30, 2016

      Seana Smith

      It does, doesn’t it… I haven’t been to Singapore in 20 years, except passing through the airport. I need to travel to the UK that way instead of via Dubai again.

  • Reply August 30, 2016

    Lydia C. Lee

    We’ve stayed there a couple of time – eclipsing the pool, they upgraded us to their suite that was 18 rooms (I kid you not, it had a sauna, gym, hair salon room, karoke room, 2 lounges with grand piano and many other rooms.AMAZING!). We had booked 2 rooms off the internet cheapo rates, so it was even more surprising. Needless to say, we LOVE Marina Bay Sands!!

    • Reply August 30, 2016

      Seana Smith

      Hey that is fabulous, a real incentive to get over there one day. I do dream of going alone… but also know the family would love it there.

  • Reply August 30, 2016

    Rebecca (little munch)

    We are going in 23 more sleeps!!! Sadly our budget doesn’t stretch to sleeping at Marina Bay Sands but I’m sure we’ll pop up to the Skydeck, and see the light show and so much else – just a wee bit excited!!

    • Reply August 30, 2016

      Seana Smith

      Oh how fantastic!! Will you write for your own blog about Singapore? Would you like to write something for here??? I am very envious, please pop me in your suitcase.

      • Reply August 31, 2016

        Rebecca (little munch)

        I’ll defintely write you a post about what to do with kids in Singapore…and I have all of my kid friendly cafes lined up to review there too x

  • Reply August 30, 2016

    Renee Wilson

    Oh my God!!! That pool is off the hook amazing!!! I would die to have a swim in it. We can all dream, right?!!

  • Reply August 30, 2016


    Stunning – with a side of a scary thrown in!

  • I’ve visited but alas, I’ve never stayed, although I hope to one day! I did go to the rooftop bar though for cocktails and very fancy it was too! I love Singapore – we’ve been a few times and I can’t wait to go back. It really does have something for everyone and it’s not too far from Australia (relatively speaking) which is always a bonus 🙂

  • Reply August 30, 2016

    Ashleigh Mills - My Meow

    This pool is on my hit list. I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT HE DID NOT GO IN!

    • Reply August 30, 2016

      Seana Smith

      He’s got to go, don’t you reckon? I made him take his swimmers with him, but they came home unwet. We’d never let this pass by us, would we?

  • I can’t wait to get back to Singapore with the kids. Much has changed since my last trip. Marina Bay Sands is a must do for me too!

  • Amazing! I might add it to my ever growing list of places to go and stay!

  • Reply August 30, 2016

    Natalie @ Our Parallel Connection

    I want that pool. What an amazing feeling you would get just being in it.

  • Reply September 2, 2016

    Annabel candy

    It does look amazing! I have to go back to Singapore anyway as last time we were there we ended up in hospital having a child stitched up after he fell over at the waterpark and missed out opportunity to eat chilli crab!!!! Two reasons to go back now 🙂

  • Reply September 2, 2016


    Arck, divine!! I’m green too!! Actually, it’s generally our own pool that is green, so I kinda envy any blue pool going…

  • Reply September 2, 2016

    Kylie Purtell

    Wow, wow, wow!!! My Mum wants to go on a cruise next year for her 60th… I think I’m going to suggest we go here instead!

  • Reply August 4, 2018


    For those who are visiting Singapore with kids, strongly recommend Kidzania at Sentosa. It is an indoor playground with interactive role plays of so many jobs. Recommended to go on weekdays and avoid school holidays in Singapore.

    • Reply August 5, 2018

      Seana Smith

      Thank you!

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