A day of seducing lady luck at singapore’s marina bay sands casino tables can take its toll. But then dusk rolls around and brings a breezy reward 57 floors above the city at the Ku Dé Ta lounge. Towering palm trees dot the resort’s rooftop SkyPark, and a 500-foot-long infinity pool is cantilevered across three buildings like a giant surfboard. (If you’ve booked a room, you can plunge in.)
Did the renowned architect Moshe Safdie have the Jetsons in mind when he designed the Sands? Because the SkyPark could easily pass for an Orbit City landing platform.
Either way, while standing on the wooden deck at Ku Dé Ta under a red umbrella, savour the kitchen’s modern Asian fare before hitting the dance floor. And be sure to order a Singapore Sawa—a sublime concoction of umeshu plum liqueur, Aperol, Prosecco and ginger liqueur.
Edge up to one of the tables that hug the glass railing and you’ll be treated to an unrivalled panoramic view: Safdie’s futuristic glass Louis Vuitton store floats in the bay just next to his lotus-shaped ArtScience Museum. Farther off, the sky reflects against a London Eye-like Ferris wheel called the Flyer. As night descends, a field of funky steel Supertrees that belong to the domed Gardens by the Bay put on a dazzling light show. And if you gaze a bit beyond the Gardens to old Singapore, you can plot the evening’s next adventure, which will undoubtedly be more down to earth.
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(This story appears in the May-June 2014 issue of ForbesLife India. To visit our Archives, click here.)