A Total TaiTai Tale

Tale of a Total TaiTai who was in Beijing & Beyond and is now in Singapore & Surroundings!

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For almost 20 years the complex was abandoned and it became a playground for street artists. When the hotel reopened, Accor invited some of those artists to decorate the 78 changing cabins surrounding the Winter pool (indoor pool).

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Things you didn’t think you needed to know (but you could use it to impress your friend in a random conversation 😜):

The title character of Yann Martel’s Man Booker Prize winning novel Life of Pi, Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel, is named after Piscine Molitor.

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The pool is known for its Art Deco designs and the popular introduction of the bikini by Louis Réard on 5 July 1946.

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Another place I visited during the “Journee du Patrimoine”: Molitor Swimming Complex. This former public poll is now part of a luxury hotel and gym complex so not easily viewable…unless you shed some $$$ (or more like €€€!)

The Molitor swimming complex was built in 1929 and inaugurated by Olympic swimmers Aileen Riggin, Matthew Gauntlett and Johnny Weissmuller (“Tarzan”).

The pool was classified as a French monument historique on 27 March 1990, after having fallen into disuse and closing in 1989.

The swimming pool complex was rebuilt from scratch in the style of the previous design. The new complex includes two pools and a four star hotel. It opened in May 2014.

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