I grew up in the New York City area and lived on Manhattan Island for the better part of a decade. I have been to London, Paris, Vegas. Nothing prepared me for the Casino Bay Sands in Singapore. To call it "Over the top" is (I know this is hard to believe) a gross understatement. Floor after floor of every high end shop you have ever heard of - and at least twice as many that you haven't. This must be the same kind of shock one gets when visiting Abu Dhabi in the UAE. I am blown away and I haven't even made it out of the hotel complex!
Having a bite to eat and off to the Art & Science Museum. It comes highly recommended.
Fair winds and following seas :)