Gwyneth takes a Singapore swim


Gwyneth Paltrow reclines in a British Airways Club World seat atop Marina Bay Sands SkyPark,
Singapore, to celebrate the carrier's launch of its A380 service between London and Singapore

It was a superjumbo job fit for a superstar, and Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow jetted to Singapore this week to launch British Airways’ new A380 superjumbo aircraft between London and Singapore.

The Hollywood star dazzled onlookers at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, as she posed for a gravity-defying photo shoot, which saw her suspended on a British Airways Club World seat in the middle of the hotel’s famous infinity pool. Towering 650 feet above street level, the 150-metre pool offers one of the most dramatic skyline’s across the city.

The actress who jetted in from Los Angeles, looked the epitome of Hollywood glamour with a touch of British flair, wearing a floor-length teal dress by British designer Safiyaa and ‘sky-high’ heels by Jimmy Choo.

Gwyneth Paltrow, said: “Singapore has always been a top destination on my wish list, so when British Airways approached me to help launch their impressive A380 to Singapore I couldn't resist - it was a great opportunity, both fun and truly unique. The location for the shoot was stunning and I’m glad to finally have a photo of myself in the famous infinity pool. With my job I fly a lot, so it’s great that I can now travel to Singapore on British Airways superjumbo.

“I’m a big fan of the local cuisine here, especially the chilli crab, and I’ve really enjoyed exploring the city and trying the amazing variety of food on offer.  There’s still so much that I want to visit here and I look forward to returning!”

British Airways offers a twice-daily service to London and has introduced its A380 superjumbo to meet demand from its customers in Singapore flying to the UK, Europe and North America.

From October 29, the carrier will run three A380 services a week, starting from S$1,380.

The special return flights are valid for travel between October 29, 2014 and July 31, 2015.  The sale ends on November 14, 2014.

Celebrating the best of British design and craftsmanship, the event will feature renowned perfumery brand Jo Malone London and will be attended by a number of VIP guests, including Antony Phillipson the British High Commissioner to Singapore and leading British physicist Brian Cox.