THET HIGH LIFE: Marina Bay Sands, with more than 2500 guestrooms and suites, is big and bold, and comes with its own destination map. It’s a landmark on Singapore’s modern skyline with three towers joined by a ship-shaped rooftop structure; think a gigantic Stonehenge remnant or mathematical symbol. My guestroom is comfortable and spacious, with sleepassured bed, day lounge positioned to take in the view and even a welcoming towel-art puppy. On the rooftop, an infinity pool falls away to the city behind (pictured); it’s wonderful but not relaxed as guests crowd the water taking selfies. On this level, dine with a view at Spago by Wolfgang Puck or Sky on 57. The hotel also has a Banyan Tree Spa, a casino (with entry fee for Singaporeans to discourage gambling), Expo and Convention Centre and lotus-shaped ArtScience Museum. Then there are The Shoppes: wall-to-wall celebrity-chef dining (including Tetsuya’s Waku Ghin) and luxury-brand stores, open helpfully late. Don’t be daunted, though; a food court is dumpling heaven and, in a blast from the past, there’s even a CD store. More: marinabaysands.com.
Graham Erbacher was a guest of the Singapore Tourism Board. • yoursingapore.com