I splurged. For no rhyme or reason, I decided on an impromptu staycation with a friend at the iconic Marina Bay Sands or what is known to us as MBS.
Marina Bay Sands is definitely an impressionable building. It stands out among all other buildings in Singapore with its unique structure that has visitors describing it as a floating spaceship. I would say that I can usually pick out MBS in the far distance just by looking at the structure.
If there is one place that is iconic of Singapore, it has to be the Marina Bay Sands.
That was not the point of my splurge though. Sure, it has a unique architecture. It is a world class hotel that is able to give you a quality hotel experience. However, my impromptu splurge was for the infinity pool at the top.
The view made it totally worth the splurge. It was absolutely gorgeous. The feeling of being at the top of everything else is very heady. I could see far, far into the distance. I lingered as long as I could by the side of the pool, ignoring all the splashes, screams and laughter behind me.
Yes, you have great views and you feel awesome but the joys of such enjoyment means that everyone else is there to do the same. I can say that swimming laps here is best avoided due to high volume of pool traffic. Early mornings or late evenings tend to be quieter though.
It definitely felt like an exclusive privilege. Entrance to the pool is strictly monitored due to the limited space. One room key card only allows one person to enter the area. Due to the popularity of the pool, it is usually crowded with people hoping to experience Singapore from the top, even for locals like me.
Despite all these people, it was still one of my most memorable yet expensive staycations. I took advantage of this opportunity and spent most of my weekend stay by the pool, making the most of this expensive splurge of mine.
I made sure to experience the best view that Singapore could possibly offer, if only to claim bragging rights and take the usual proof shot below.
Do you think it was a worthy splurge? Have you ever splurged just for an experience? Please do tell! 🙂