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The scariest pool in the world, 55 stories above ground
DVICE ^ | 25 June, 2010 | Kevin Hall

Posted on 06/27/2010 9:19:10 AM PDT by DogByte6RER

The scariest pool in the world, 55 stories above ground

Marina Bay Sands  Singapore - swimming pool

The "Sands Skypark" in Singapore is a pool, greenway and casino with an usual location. The whole thing sits atop not one, but three skyscrapers that make up the Marina Bay Sands hotel. The infinity pool itself is nearly 500 feet in length and features no discernible edge. So what would happen if you swam over?

Don't worry, you wouldn't just plummet to the streets below. Instead, you'd fall where the rest of the water does: a basin that also acts as a filter for the water and sends it back up to the pool. Sounds pleasant, right? We haven't see a picture of it, but we imagine you just get right out of that basin yourself, rather than get forced around in tubes Willy Wonka-style.

The skypark, designed by architect Moshe Sadie, is itself is nearly 1,250 feet long, and is a new addition to the $6 billion dollar hotel. An interesting note: the hotel-topping casino is free for visitors, but residents of Singapore have to pay a $70 entrance fee as the government there is trying to discourage gambling.

Down below is a picture of the Marina Bay Sands in all its glory

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Society; Travel; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: architecture; buildings; highrise; hotels; leadership; pools; resort; singapore; skyscraper; swimmingpool; vacation
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Marina Bay Sands Singapore
1 posted on 06/27/2010 9:19:15 AM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

Looks like the monorail at disneyland


2 posted on 06/27/2010 9:20:47 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: DogByte6RER

How gaudy looking is that?

Ugly.....


3 posted on 06/27/2010 9:20:57 AM PDT by dragnet2
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To: DogByte6RER

Niiiice . . . is this for real?


4 posted on 06/27/2010 9:21:05 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: DogByte6RER
Other than the buildings in the background, I imagine this is how early wailors expected to see the edge of the earth.
5 posted on 06/27/2010 9:23:02 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (I am so immune to satire that I ate three Irish children after reading Swift's "A Modest Proposal")
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To: DogByte6RER

My freinds boss designed this thing.


6 posted on 06/27/2010 9:23:02 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: DogByte6RER

Fear fear fear fear...


7 posted on 06/27/2010 9:24:21 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady (I can see November from my house.)
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To: DogByte6RER
The scariest pool in the world:

Devil's Pool, Victoria Falls.

8 posted on 06/27/2010 9:25:42 AM PDT by James C. Bennett
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To: 1rudeboy

eyep...real..discover channel has a show called “Build It Bigger”...the had the whole story...????...of course “Danny” the host reminds me of a 12 yr old whinny brat with social problems.


9 posted on 06/27/2010 9:25:50 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: DogByte6RER

That whole thing gives me the heebeegeebees.


10 posted on 06/27/2010 9:26:35 AM PDT by Shady (No more LAWS based on LIES!!!!)
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To: DogByte6RER

I would find those pools with the glass wall between you and the shark tank a little more unnerving.


11 posted on 06/27/2010 9:29:04 AM PDT by ThomasThomas (Isn't enough always enough?)
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To: James C. Bennett

that’s just crazy


12 posted on 06/27/2010 9:29:28 AM PDT by wiggen (Government owned slave.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Are they actually paying for all this construction, unlike Dubai?


13 posted on 06/27/2010 9:34:29 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: DogByte6RER

Here is another video on the pool:

http://blog.malaysia-asia.my/2010/06/sky-park-marina-bay-sands-singapore.html

You won’t catch me swimming in there.

There is no discernable edge to the pool!


14 posted on 06/27/2010 9:35:17 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: DogByte6RER

bttt


15 posted on 06/27/2010 9:36:18 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: DogByte6RER

You know, if American exceptionalism wasn’t quashed at every turn, we could have really cool developments like this.


16 posted on 06/27/2010 9:36:43 AM PDT by swatbuznik
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To: Doogle
“Danny” the host reminds me of a 12 yr old whinny brat with social problems.

ADHD being only the start

17 posted on 06/27/2010 9:37:32 AM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Here are MORE pictures of it!

http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/9/view/10653/moshe-safdie-marina-bay-sands-skypark-opens.html


18 posted on 06/27/2010 9:37:42 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: James C. Bennett

I’d bet the bath houses in Frisco are lots scarier places than This quaint little pool.


19 posted on 06/27/2010 9:39:10 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (Just say NO to RINOs. (FUBO))
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To: DogByte6RER

I noticed in the pictures that there weren’t any swimmers except for one photo op and there were NO people on the deck lounges of the pool. I wouldn’t be there either.


20 posted on 06/27/2010 9:39:18 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: DogByte6RER

There is a discovery/history/science/etc... channel show devoted to the construction of this building. VERY interesting, even if you hate the looks.


21 posted on 06/27/2010 9:51:34 AM PDT by SengirV
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To: DogByte6RER

I’ll stick with the Singapore Shangri La or Raffles, thanks.....


22 posted on 06/27/2010 9:53:14 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: swatbuznik

How sadly true.


23 posted on 06/27/2010 9:53:58 AM PDT by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: swatbuznik

How sadly true.


24 posted on 06/27/2010 9:54:16 AM PDT by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: nmh

No friggin way!

See that glassed-in part by the elevator? That’s the farthest I go!


25 posted on 06/27/2010 10:00:14 AM PDT by 2111USMC
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To: All

Saw this on Travel channel long time ago.


26 posted on 06/27/2010 10:01:07 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: DogByte6RER
This project for this hotel/casino got started in 2006. It was supposed to be finished in 2009 but delays pushed the date forward. And here it is 2010 and its open for business.

And the WTC is still a hole in the ground.

27 posted on 06/27/2010 10:01:45 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: SengirV
I watched that show on the building of this with my kids. Very cool. We were waiting to see how it turned out.

We live in the NY metro area, so we're used to major buildings, like Ground Zero, never ever ever being finished, if they're ever even started.

28 posted on 06/27/2010 10:05:06 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: James C. Bennett

Yea Devil’s Pool wins.

The building I could do, Devil’s Pool no way, no how.


29 posted on 06/27/2010 10:07:53 AM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: swatbuznik
cant build anything like that in America anymore.. it might disrupt the migration patterns of the southeastern grey spotted vulture or something.
30 posted on 06/27/2010 10:13:09 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: nmh
When I see that structure on top of the vertical buildings, I'm reminded of the space resort in the movie Fifth Element. One comment at the site you posted said the resort make him think of Noah's Ark, stuck after the waters receded. ;o)
31 posted on 06/27/2010 10:14:49 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: ErnBatavia

Raffles is great except the cost.


32 posted on 06/27/2010 10:18:23 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Domandred

Imagine being in that pool, and the river behind experiences a water surge.


33 posted on 06/27/2010 10:19:43 AM PDT by James C. Bennett
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To: Domandred

Imagine being in that pool, and the river behind experiences a water surge.


34 posted on 06/27/2010 10:19:43 AM PDT by James C. Bennett
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To: KarlInOhio
early wailors expected to see the edge of the earth.

Do you mean people who hunt wails?

35 posted on 06/27/2010 10:19:45 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: DogByte6RER

Chinese Army officers will be swimming in that pool after they come down the Malay Peninsula the way he Japanese did in 1942.


36 posted on 06/27/2010 10:20:21 AM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (Sure, you can forgive your enemies.......... But get even first)
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To: al baby
Looks like the monorail at disneyland

That right there looks like a magnet for batshit crazy muslims.

37 posted on 06/27/2010 10:43:01 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Call me when the bullets start flying.)
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To: Michael Barnes

Or a good old fashion 7.2 quake on a local fault


38 posted on 06/27/2010 10:46:56 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: swatbuznik
There used to be a time when innovation like this happened in America on a regular basis. Now it is a rarity as anything like this proposed here is immediately scaled down or quashed entirely by over-regulation, over-taxation, etc.

By this time next year, the United States won't even have the capability for manned space travel and nobody seems to care. Instead of encouraging our children to get engineering degrees and change the world, they are getting liberal arts degrees and going on welfare.

39 posted on 06/27/2010 10:52:24 AM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 56 days away from outliving Francis Gary Powers)
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To: DogByte6RER

Uh, no. Nope. Sorry. No thanks.


40 posted on 06/27/2010 10:53:17 AM PDT by ottbmare (I could agree wth you, but then we'd both be wrong.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Looks like a few great big breakfast waffles stacked as a house-of-cards, buckling under the load of a barracuda.


41 posted on 06/27/2010 10:58:28 AM PDT by MCH
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To: DogByte6RER

42 posted on 06/27/2010 11:06:40 AM PDT by MCH
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To: swatbuznik
Just what I was thinking...this; that bridge in France...and America?

We have Detroit.

43 posted on 06/27/2010 11:15:48 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Cool! My daughter is in Singapore right now.


44 posted on 06/27/2010 12:12:46 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Get to the beach, or at least in the pool!)
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To: Tax-chick; Anoreth

I hate heights. I am sick just seeing it.

Is Anoreth going to visit this?


45 posted on 06/27/2010 12:18:35 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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I don’t know. She can probably see it from the ground, at least, even if they don’t invite random American seamen to go swimming.


46 posted on 06/27/2010 12:20:13 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Get to the beach, or at least in the pool!)
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To: nmh
I don't like being more than 3-4 stories high. Let me put that another way; I don't like to be above ground level, but as long as I don't think about it, I won't faint if I'm up a few stories.

Let me put that another way; I'm afraid of heights.

47 posted on 06/27/2010 12:24:53 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Tax-chick

Oh, duh.

For a second I forgot it was on a hotel.


48 posted on 06/27/2010 12:27:56 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: DogByte6RER

Swimming there with the 500 feet long track must be awesome. Our tracks here are all 25 metres. 15 Strokes and you have to turn again. Almost pointless.


49 posted on 06/27/2010 12:54:23 PM PDT by avid (Please consider the environmental impact of not printing this posting!)
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To: fanfan

At one of the links, it says you can buy a ticket to go up there and admire the view, but not to use the pool unless you’re a hotel guest.


50 posted on 06/27/2010 3:44:09 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Get to the beach, or at least in the pool!)
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