Our Singapore trip was already coming to an end. The last full day was reserved for the Gardens by the Bay. While having my morning shit, I had the idea to go up to the Marina Bay Sands Skypark and Observation Deck. I am fascinated by that building, so why not go up there.
I didn’t tell my missus about my plan. She was convinced we spend a day in the Gardens by the Bay. As her navigation skills are not the best, she was not surprised, when the Taxi dropped us off at the Tower three of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. That is where the entrance for the Skypark and Observation Deck is located in the basement.
When going down the escalator, Mama Monster slowly got the idea, that it is either an underground garden or we go somewhere different.
Before we could go to the elevator, which would bring us to the 57th floor of that awesome building, we needed to buy the tickets. And here we were standing again… in front of the ticket machines but no (in Singapore) working Credit Card. Everywhere were signs saying, that one can only book online or cashless at the machines.
But it would not be Singapore, if there would not be a helping hand, which went behind a visitors’ desk and sold us 2 tickets, which were our entrance to the Skypark and Observation Deck of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel.
On the Skypark and Observation Deck
The elevator to go to the 57th floor takes about 30 seconds and one can feel the pressure change already in the ears. Of course it would be nicer to go there for the sunset, However, each afternoon and early evening was a bit a rain shower in Singapore during our visit, and I didn’t want to risk, standing there in the rain or in front of a closed observation deck.
The view from the Skypark is simply stunning. The pictures don’t do it justice, but you may get an idea. After taking copious amounts of pictures, we just sat down and inhaled the view, while sipping a Singapore Sling slush thingy, including brain freeze.
That are the happy moments, which make the huge difference between standing in front of Marina Bay Sands for a selfie or using the chance, to actually go up there and experience everything.
We did the same years ago, when we went to the top of the Petron Twin Towers or got shot in the air with the reverse bungy in Bali. But I guess the young Instagram generation will not understand the difference between a selfie and feeling it for ourselves.
Some Facts about the Skypark and Observation Deck
The Marina Bay Sands Skypark Observation Deck is a 57-story open-air observation deck located on top of the Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore. It is the highest public outdoor viewing deck in Singapore and offers panoramic views of the city skyline, including the Gardens by the Bay, the Singapore Flyer, and the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. The Skypark also has a swimming pool, which is the largest rooftop infinity pool in the world.
The Skypark Observation Deck is open to the public and admission is charged. Tickets can be purchased online or at the entrance to the Skypark. The Skypark is open from 9am to 10pm daily.
The Marina Bay Sands Skypark Observation Deck is a popular tourist destination and offers stunning views of Singapore. It is a great place to visit for a day out or to simply relax and enjoy the city.
Here are some additional details about the Marina Bay Sands Skypark Observation Deck:
- Height: 200 meters (656 feet)
- Area: 12,400 square meters (133,000 square feet)
- Capacity: 3,900 people
- Cost of admission: S$23 for adults, S$16 for children (ages 4-12), free for children under 4 (May 2023)
- Opening hours: 9am to 10pm daily
The entrance to the Marina Bay Sands Skypark Observation Deck is located on the ground floor of the Marina Bay Sands hotel, at Tower 3. The entrance is on the left side of the hotel, facing the driveway. From the entrance, take an escalator down to the ticketing area in the basement.
Yes, I would do it again…
It probably will take a while, until I get to Singapore again, as I have some different travel plans for the next year(s). However, when I get there one day again, I probably try to catch the sunset, and get a place at the bar up there, feeling decadent while just smiling, zipping expensive cocktails and overprices bar-snacks. Why= … because I deserve!
Cheers to you down there