One thing I wouldn’t do

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.

First swim in the sea

While I was sleeping, preparing for the trip to Nicosia, my mother took Maxim for his first swim in the sea. She said that he looked confused at first by all this water as he didn’t know what it was, why was it there, and what he could do with it. But when he realized that he could splash it all he want, he got OK and did only that – splashed all the water he could.

Yet another mileston in his development.