Infinity reaches the top : Marina Bay Sands

Infinity has no limit, than how it can reach the top! Don't take aback to see the title of this post. Here 'infinity' refers a specific kind of swimming pool.

An infinity pool also named negative edge, zero edge, disappearing edge or vanishing edge pool is a swimming or reflecting pool which produces a visual effect of water extending to the horizon, vanishing, or extending to "infinity"[wiki]. Specially it extends toward  sea or  another aquatic portion. Following picture is an example of common infinity edge pools, generally used in various luxurious hotels and exotic resorts-

Aquatic Pool Review

An infinity pool at Amalfy coast, Italy
In fact , not all infinity pool extends toward sea,  there is an exception- the pool of Marina Bay Sand's (a 4 billion dollar luxury hotel) 'Skypark' ends up towards the skyline of Singapore City. the infinity edge pool of Singapore Marina Bay Hotel is built on above 650 feet (55 Storied) from the ground, the world largest outdoor pool at the most loftiest point.This pool is 150 meters (492 feet) long, three times larger than that of an Olympic swimming pool.  Just take a look:








Best view of Singapore from Marina Bay Sands | Credit Pix: reuters 

It is not the widest one(some 1000 meters long), but surely it is the 'top' one in the world. While the water in the infinity pool seems to end in a sheer drop, it actually spills into a catchment area where it is pumped back into the main pool.[More]


It is not possible to see the pool from street, but travelers may not mind to see the location of Marina Sands.Here is a [Google Street View] from the opposite side of the resort. unfortunately GSV was taken during the construction period.

Google Earth | Bing Maps | Andrew JK Tan's Flickr Set | The Daily Mail | Official web 

PS: This post is not for weak hearted people who really think that there is no boundary of such pool and anyone could drop from that altitude to death(just jocking).

18 comments:

Sittirella said...

Omg! Amazing!
I liked photos!
Someday... I will enjoy to swim there.
I have to do this :) Hehe.
Thank you Faysal.

Faysal said...

You are welcome everytime....I know you wish will come true. Stay well.

teca said...

I posted a comment here, but he didn't came here, I don't know what happened.

Beautiful pictures and a wonderful place!

Kisses.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow----I have NEVER seen anything like that... That pool at the hotel is awesome. I would love to see it --and better yet, to swim in it.. All I can say is WOW....

Thanks for sharing such a remarkable sight.
Betsy

Faysal said...

@Teca: Sometimes there are some technical error occurred...I miss several comments too. Hug for you.

@Betsy: Thanks ! you may give tour there and take some snaps as gift for me..:)> than I will replace the photos with your pixes and give credit to you.

Randy said...

I like Betsy have never seen anything like it. It must be impressive in person. Thank you for your visit to my blog.

Farabundista said...

saludos desde el salvador, centro america, tierra que lucho por un mejor futuro.

Amin said...

Hello!
Wonderful post!
Beautiful photos!

Allison said...

It was nice having you visit gallimaufry. What a lovely view there... I could use a bit of warm sun and blue water after all this snow!

Estela said...

Amazing!!

Kismae said...

impressive article Faysal;

greetings from Uganda
Ismael K

Amin said...

Hello!Thank You very much for Your beautiful comments ....I was busy...
Beautiful place....

Amin said...

I found very beautiful and interesting posts about architecture in Your blog...
Thank You very much for sharing...

Diane AZ said...

Hi, these infinity pools are amazing, interesting post!

Sports_guru said...

top pic will start to read your blog, also what city is tht in the last pic?

Faysal said...

@Diana AZ: Thanks for your appreciation, I will be happy to have more comments and suggestion from you.

@Sports Guru: It Singapore City... :) thanks for visit my blog, you are always welcome.

Faysal said...

@Amin-
"I found very beautiful and interesting posts about architecture in Your blog...
Thank You very much for sharing..."

Happy to know you like those, you are always welcome :)

Frieda said...

These pools look amazing. I wish I could swim in one of them some day :-)

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