Marina Bay Sands – Marina Bay Sands Singapore
Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands, or MBS for short, is a state-of-the-art resort complex in Singapore. Built in 2010, the 56-story Marina Bay Sands is one of the most expensive structures in the world. Marina Bay Sands has residential hotels, showrooms of all the best brands in the world, artificial ice skating courts, restaurants, convention centers, theaters, gymnasiums, shopping malls, casinos, arts science museums and Marina Bay Sands Skypark. The whole of Singapore can be seen at a glance from Skypark. The 200-meter-high ship-shaped Skypark has an observation deck and an infinity pool. Any visitor can visit the city of Singapore by visiting Skypark, but only hotel guests can use the Infinity Pool.
Marina Bay Sands, built at a cost of about 6 billion, seems to be another self-contained city within the city. It is amazing to see Singapore at night from Marina Bay Sands. Every year countless tourists come to Marina Bay Sands just to swim in the Infinity Pool. The minimum room rent for one night here is more than ৫ 450. Again the room rent varies according to the date of booking.
How to get to Singapore
There are direct flights to Singapore from Dhaka. Biman will be able to fly to Singapore on several airlines including Bangladesh, Malind Air, Jet Airways and Malaysian Airlines. The cost will be 18 to 25 thousand rupees depending on the airline.
There is MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) to various destinations from Singapore Airport. Traveling by metro rail can reach the destination at low cost and with ease. If you want, you can take the metro train from the airport to Marina Bay Sands. There are also numerous bus services throughout Singapore. You can easily reach your preferred destination using bus or MRT service. Getting in a taxi will cost a minimum of $10, so you can use the grab as an alternative to the taxi, it will save some money.
How to get a Singapore visa
Although there is a Singapore Consulate in Dhaka, Singapore visa is not issued from there. You must contact an authorized agent for a visa and must receive a travel invitation from someone residing in Singapore. Visa fee is 30 Singapore dollars. For more information on Singapore visas, read: Singapore Visa Guide.
Where to stay in Singapore
There are numerous residential hotels in Singapore that will reduce your costs if you book in advance. Overnight stays at Sentosa and Marina Bay are quite expensive. There is a mini Bangladesh near the Mustafa Center in Singapore where you can stay at low cost in the hotels. You can also stay overnight within budget in Little India.
Some hotel names and phone numbers in Singapore:
The Ridge Carlton Millenia: + 65-6337-8888, InterContinental Singapore: + 65-6338-7600, Hotel Indigo Singapore: + 65-6723-7001, Four Seasons Singapore: + 65-6734-1110, St. Regis Hotel: + 65-6506-6888, Mandarin Oriental: + 65-6338-0066, Park Royal on Pickering: + 65-6809-8888, The Fullerton Hotel: + 65-6733-8388, Naomi Hotel: + 65-6403-6000, Shangri-La La Hotel: + 65-6737-3644
Where to eat in Singapore
A wide variety of food is available in Singapore. There are hawkers’ centers and food courts for cheap food as well as expensive restaurants.
Starting from a reputed brand shop, there are many essential things in life in Singapore! Although Singapore is an import dependent city, you can buy the necessary electronic products or clothes. All foreign brands have showrooms in Singapore. You can choose Mustafa Center for budget shopping.
Necessary information to apply for a visa to Singapore
- Passport must be valid for a minimum of six months.
- Passport must have at least one blank page.
- A photocopy of the personal information page in the passport must be attached to the visa application form.
- 2 recent passport size (25mm x 35mm) size photo. Pictures should never be taken more than two months ago.
- Picture color but its background should be white.
- If your invitee is a person (in many cases an organization) then you need to submit a copy of the invitation letter and his ID card.
- For ordinary travelers, the ‘Letter of Introduction’ form must be issued by a permanent resident of Singapore, at least 21 years of age.
- Business travelers must have the local contact address of the company registered in Singapore and an invitation letter signed by the representative of the organization. And the signatory must be someone who lives in Singapore.