If you have never heard about Youth Olympics Games, don’t worry. Not many people did, I guess. 2010 is the first year that the event has been organized and hosted in Singapore. If it wasn’t for the Big Picture blog, I would’ve still not known about it though. There are a few excellent pictures here.
I don’t think I have a list of things that I wouldn’t do, but if I had, I’d put “never go swimming in the pool of Marina Bay Sands resort that just opened in Singapore” somewhere high up that list. As high up, in fact, as this pool.
I’m too afraid of heights, even if it said that the pool is perfectly safe.
But swimming to the edge won’t be quite as risky as it looks. 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. At three times the length of an Olympic pool and 650ft up, it is the largest outdoor pool in the world at that height.
Update (July 29th, 2010): more pictures of this resort are available here.