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Old 26th September 2011, 10:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Access to Marina Bay Sands pool restricted after guests complain

Access to Marina Bay Sands pool restricted after guests complain



Visitors will now have to sign up for optional guided tours to get a brief glimpse of the pool atop its 57th-storey SkyPark.

Sun, Sep 25, 2011
AsiaOne


Visitors who want to have a glimpse of the pool atop Marina Bay Sands' (MBS) 57th storey SkyPark will now have to sign up for guided tours.

The new regulation comes after guests complained about the lack of privacy and being gawked at by crowds who throng the SkyPark's observation deck daily, reported the Straits Times.

There will be three such tours for non-hotel guests daily - held at 11am, 2pm and 8pm, with 50 people permitted on each 15-minute tour.

Adults pay a $20 entry fee to go up to the observation deck. Those who do not sign up for the tour will not get to see the 150m swimming pool.

MBS says there are no plans to cut visiting hours to the observation deck.

Some guests interviewed by the Straits Times say the crowds have put them off going for a swim and they felt like they were 'on show'.

Source: http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%...25-301426.html

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Old 26th September 2011, 10:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Access to Marina Bay Sands pool restricted after guests complain

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Adults pay a $20 entry fee to go up to the observation deck. Those who do not sign up for the tour will not get to see the 150m swimming pool.
Must pay $20 just for the tour?

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Re: Access to Marina Bay Sands pool restricted after guests complain

well the price don't need to be reasonable. hotel guests are their priority anyway.

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Re: Access to Marina Bay Sands pool restricted after guests complain

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Must pay $20 just for the tour?
20 bucks is just for the access to the observation deck.. i think the guided tour fee will be on top of it or maybe foc but first comes first served? :p

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Old 26th September 2011, 11:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yes, hotel guests are their priority.

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Re: Access to Marina Bay Sands pool restricted after guests complain

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well the price don't need to be reasonable. hotel guests are their priority anyway.
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Yes, hotel guests are their priority.
If that the case, shouldn't they just refused entry to outsiders altogether?!

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It's a bit expensive

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No more ogling at hotel-guests in pool.

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I wonder if there is any time restrictions to how long can one stay at the observation deck

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Alamak, no more beo sexy bikini girls.

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Re: Access to Marina Bay Sands pool restricted after guests complain

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I wonder if there is any time restrictions to how long can one stay at the observation deck
I believe it's stated in the article as 15min guided tour.

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Re: Access to Marina Bay Sands pool restricted after guests complain

acually 20dollars still alright lah...

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Honestly MBS should stop that. If I am a female guest in a bikini lounging or soaking... and every moment, a group of tourist comes up and make me feel like a monkey in the zoo... or worst, stared at by old uncles... I would feel uncomfortable too.. and for the price I pay for the hotel room, I deserve to enjoy the pool without group tours.

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if it was more exclusive and higher class, then i can maybe see guest concerns but in MBS you almost cant discern the difference because there are so many guests of all kinds in the pool area.

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if it was more exclusive and higher class, then i can maybe see guest concerns but in MBS you almost cant discern the difference because there are so many guests of all kinds in the pool area.
Its not about being high-class. Its like if you live in a condo and you swim in the pool and every 20 minutes, a group of tourist will flock and take photo and look around and disappear... and then another group will come by... it will feel like you are swimming in a "public" pool even if you are a paying tenant. So in the above, its different so have many people going for a swim but another thing to have groups just to gawk because you will be part of the "sight" they are paying for. And the hotel room is not cheap.

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