As I’m sure you guys know, back in May, we went on a trip of a lifetime in Southeast Asia. Although we visited amazing places like Indonesia, Thailand, and Taiwan, Jackie’s ultimate favorite country was Singapore, the land of new age technology and modern architecture.
Because it was such a jam-packed overnight stay, we decided to break down our stay in Singapore, to really describe how wonderful the country was.
Continuing our four-part Wednesday blog post series on Singapore, the third part of our Singapore trip is next - the world famous infinity pool at Marina Bay Sands! Make sure you read Part 1 and Part 2.
Alyssa: First thing you should know about Jackie is that she loves her sleep. When I told her that we would be waking up at 5:45 AM, after arriving at the hotel at midnight, her reaction was less than enthusiastic.
Jackie: Yeah, looking back, I don’t know how I survived that morning.
Alyssa: I woke up to the sound of the generic iphone alarm and had to shake Jackie awake.
Jackie: I reluctantly got up and grumbled as I put on my swimsuit and makeup (for pictures of course.) We made our way up 3 elevators to get to the top, the anticipation building as we boarded each elevator. This pool is world-famous, so we had high hopes for the amazing view.
Alyssa: Once we got to the pool deck, you had to swipe your room key to enter, because the pool is exclusively for guests. Jackie swiped her card and got through, but then we realized we needed the other card, which was left in the room. I rode the 3 elevators back down to our room to retrieve it and then made the trek all the way back up to the 52nd floor.
Jackie: Meanwhile, I found towels and was setting up the camera to take awesome pictures.
Alyssa: Upon entering the pool deck, yet again, I swiped my key card and of course it decided to crap out on me. So instead of riding the bazillion elevators back down to the lobby to fix my key, I climbed through the planted shrubbery and “hopped the fence” to the poolside. Fortunately, we were not caught.
Jackie: We are super classy.
Alyssa: The sunrise was at 6:30, and for it being so early, I was beyond excited to watch it rise above the Singapore skyline.
Jackie: But, disappointingly, the weather was rainy and gray. There was lightning and thunder (which would have made an awesome picture if it wasn’t extremely dangerous). As you can see from our pictures, the poor weather didn’t matter, because the skyline was still freaking amazing.
Alyssa: In America, the standard rule of swimming pools is to wait 30 minutes after the last sign of thunder or lightning to enter the pool, but in Singapore, it was fair game. There were about 10 other families enjoying the “sunrise” from the pool deck.
Jackie: When it started to rain harder, we decided to make our way back to our luxurious room and start getting ready for the rest of our day in Singapore. I was disappointed to see the pool go because we had a great time, but was anticipating the next activity that we were doing that day - the well-known Marina Bay Sands' Gardens by the Bay!
Stay tuned for the second part of our Singapore series - Arrival and Check-Into the Marina Bay Sands! Have any questions about visiting Singapore or booking a stay at Marina Bay Sands? Shoot us an email on our "Contact Us" page!