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Marina Bay Sands Resort Opens in Singapore

Marina Bay Sands Resort Opens in Singapore

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Scary and expensive!
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If you fancy a dip in this pool, you'll need a head for heights - it's 55 storeys up.But swimming to the edge won't be quite as risky as it looks. While the water in the infinity pool seems to end in a sheer drop, it actually spills into a catchmentarea where it is pumped back into the main pool. At three times the length of an Olympic pool and 650ft up, it is the largest outdoor pool in the world at thatheight.It features in the impressive, boat-shaped 'SkyPark' perched atop the three towers that make up the world's most expensive hotel, the
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To infinity... and beyond! The pool stretches 150 metres, three times the length of an Olympic swimming poolThe view over the side: An artist's impression shows the Skypark that tops the Marina Bay Sands hotel towers, including the infinity pool
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The infinity pool on the roof is in the 'SkyPark' which spans the three towers of the hotel. The platform itself is longer than the Eiffel tower laid down and is oneof the largest of its kind in the world.Infinity pools give the effect that the water extends to the horizon. In reality, the water spills over the edge into a catchment below, and is then pumped back intothe pool. The pools have two circulation systems. The first functions like that of a regular pool, filtering and heating the water in the main pool. The secondfilters the water in the catch basin and returns it to the upper pool.
 
 
The resort from across the bay. The three towers were based on a deck of cards, according to designer Moshe Safdie
 
A skydiver parachutes pass the Singapore Flyer and Marina Bay Sands casino resort as part of the venue's opening celebrations yesterday

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