In May 2006, Las Vegas Sands won one out of two slots to be in Singapore’s integrated resorts. The initial investment commitment was S$3.85 billion. However, due to escalating costs of materials and labor shortage, Las Vegas Sands had to prioritize their options and delayed other projects worldwide just to complete Marina Bay Sands. So one of the most shocking Marina Bay Sands facts, as of July 2009, the total cost of development had been finalized at S$8 billion.According to CNBC.com, Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa contributes 1.5-2% to Singapore’s GDP, with Marina Bay Sands netting a cool revenue of $825 million in the last quarter of 2017 (Source). That’s an MBS fact you cannot ignore when you next sit down to gamble.
Marina Bay Sands has 2561 rooms and suites, making it one of the top 40 largest hotels in the world. It also has 6 expo halls, 250 meeting rooms and the largest ballroom in Southeast Asia. Due to it’s position, it’s also a great place to watch the National Day Fireworks or have a drink and dine with a view. The swimming pool at the top holds 1423314.83 litres of water. Even if you drink a gallon a day, it would take a millennium to finish it- you’ll be drinking well into 3016! On average, the 10,000 strong staff consumes close to 73,000kg of rice, 438,000kg of meat and 547,500kg of vegetables in a year. It adds up to 1,058,500kg of food, an unimaginable amount! The average family consumes an estimated 900kg’s worth of food in a year- it’ll take 117 families to finish that same amount in 10 years!