Day 24…Marina Bay Sands–

IMG_8123 IMG_8220 IMG_0024 IMG_0019KAPOWY!  It’s the second most expensive building ever built on planet Earth: the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.  This place was built and is owned by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation. . .it apparently cost around five and half BILLION U.S. dollars to construct, and it is easy to see why.  The MBS is three 57-story buildings that are connected by a rooftop deck that spans all three buildings.  On the roof deck are bars, restaurants, viewing areas, and maybe the longest and highest infinity swimming in the world.  It’s kinda fun to visit here for about ten minutes or so then it quickly becomes an ordeal of figuring out how to get from one place to the next, find a restaurant, and even find an exit. . .there are masses of people moving around everywhere inside the entire complex. . .some areas of the building feel a tad skanky because of so many folks with hygiene challenges. . .and the overall effect is to pull one away from nature and into the artificial world of large enclosed spaces, technology, and pseudo-sophistication and slickness.  We had dinner deep inside one of the shopping areas with some friends, and I must tell you that I never need to enter this structure ever again. . .unless someone pays me to. . .but you gotta say that you been there and done that, and we have.

So, get over here to Singapore and see what 5.5 billion bucks buys. . .then move on to more cozy and interesting things in town.

I send you carnival-like vibes from the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. . .feel them. . .they will certainly perk you up a bit.

To see more spectacular images from around our teeny-tiny planet simply click on a location of your choice in the category menu on the ‘About’ page of this blog. . .do it. . .so much to see and sooooo little time.

It’s lovely out there.

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