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Pictures from Singapore Marina Bay Sands: Art Science Museum, the Helix Pedestrian Bridge, and the SkyPark (sky terrace).

Art Science Museum in Singapore.
Art Science Museum at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

Marina Bay Sands is an integrated resort fronting Marina Bay in Singapore. It include a three-tower hotel, the world's largest atrium casino, the Art Science Museum, an expo and convention center (the biggest MICE facility in Singapore), two large theatres, various entertainment facilities, restaurant, and shops. It is accessible by Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), public bus, and water taxi.

The Art Science Museum at Marina Bay Sands seeks to understand what drives creative people, how they acquire and use their skills, and how the world around us is changed because of it. It has 21 gallery spaces with a total area of 6,000 square meters (50,000 square feet). Although it has a permanent exhibition, the Art Science Museum mainly hosts touring exhibitions curated by other museums. The permanent exhibition takes visitors on a journey inside the creative process across three unique spaces: Curiosity, Inspiration, and Expression.

Since it opened in 2011,the Art Science Museum has been home to some of the most-renowned international touring exhibitions, including "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition", "Harry Potter: The Exhibition", “Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal", "Dali: Mind of a Genius","50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic", "Mummy Secrets of the Tomb", and more.

Designed by renowned architect Moshie Safdie, the architecture of the museum is inspired from the lotus flower. It is made up of 10 "fingers" anchored by a unique round base in the middle. The Museum's roof channels rainwater through the central atrium of the building creating a 35-meter water drop into a small, reflecting pool. The rainwater is then recycled for use in the building. Material such as glass fiber reinforced polymer, typically used in high-performance racing yachts, was used for the construction of the museum.

The city of Singapore is home to several other famous museums, including the National Museum of Singapore, the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM), the Singapore Art Museum (SAM), and the Singapore Philatelic Museum which, along with 3 other museums, are managed by Singapore National Heritage Board.

Helix Pedestrian Bridge in Singapore
Helix Pedestrian Bridge in Singapore.

The Helix Bridge is a 280m long pedestrian bridge linking Marina Centre with Marina South in the Marina Bay area in Singapore. It is the longest pedestrian bridge in Singapore. It is accompanied by a vehicular bridge, known as the Bayfront Bridge.

The stainless steel tubes that make up the double helix structure of the bridge spiral in opposite directions, rising to a height of 8.8m before spiraling downwards. Along parts of the inner spiral, there are some canopies made of glass and steel to provide shade for pedestrians. At night, these tubes are lighted up, some in red and green, thereby creating a special visual experience for the visitors. The bridge has four viewing platforms situated at strategic locations which provide stunning views of the Singapore skyline and events taking place within Marina Bay.

The double helix design is a world first for a bridge. One advantage of such a design was that less steel was used compared to box girders or cable bridges. This internationally awarded bridge cost an estimated S$68 million in total.

SkyPark (sky terrace) of Marina Bay Sands Hotels in Singapore
SkyPark (part) of Marina Bay Sands Hotels in Singapore.

The three 55-story Marina Bay Sands hotel towers are connected by a 1 hectare sky terrace on the roof, named Sands SkyPark. The 340m-long Skypark is located on level 57. It includes the stunning infinity pool, some restaurants and bars, and the Observation Deck. It is an uncovered area and subject to inclement weather. Should extreme rain or lightning occur, it may be closed temporarily for the safety of the guests. 
The observation deck is open daily to ticket holders between 9:30am and 10pm (11pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday). There is no limit to the time guests may stay. The observation deck may be closed due for private events or commercial commitments

Perched 191 meters above the ground, the infinity pool is the world's largest elevated swimming pool. It is reserved exclusively for hotel guests staying at Marina Bay Sands.



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