Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Marina Bay

This place is the top tourist destination for anyone who visits Singapore because of the high rise buildings it boasts off . There is stadium in this place where youth Olympics was held . If there is any major event in Singapore it will take place here . The one that I witnessed was Earth Hour . Then there are famous symbolic structures of Singapore namely Merlin , Flyer and Marina bay Sands Resort .

I wanted to try out some night photography so we decided that marina bay would be the place . When we reached there the first thing I observed was that the place was calm and less crowded . It's like a big pool in the middle of the city . Many people come here to sit near the river and relax .

We went to marina bay to see sky park on top of marina bay sands resort , it's a boat shaped structure built on three uniquely shaped pillars which has various restaurant , malls , theatre etc .But we spent too much time outside that it was pretty late to go there . I think I will dedicate a complete article on sky park as it's supposed to give a birds eye view of Singapore .

Below are some pic of marina bay

A special mention to this building .......... This is a residential tower right in the middle of marina bay . Imagine how much it will cost!!!!!!!!

Outside the resort there is a newly built Arts and Science Museum . It's shape is weird and unique . It looks like a hand coming out from ground. The outside design of the building has been inspired by the lotus flower.That should have been pretty obvious given that the whole structure seems to stand on a pool surrounded by lotus flower.

It features 10 fingers (not literally) wherein each finger opens out in a different gallery space.The museum exhibits different show very frequently. When
we went there there was a feature about Genghis Khan displaying all his journey via silk route.

The entry fees was $30 !!! . We decided to skip it. I rather splurge that money on shopping instead .Moreover museums are not my thing. I find them boring.

The Helix Bridge is a pedestrian bridge linking Marina Centre with Marina South in the Marina Bay area.It's not very long but what is amazing about it is the structure .Its the world's first double helix bridge.

The lights are well lit in the night around the bridge to highlight the double helix shape.The lightings keeps on changing also.

After seeing helix bridge we decided to go back home and look at what we stumbled upon -laser light show !!! This was unexpected .

It was right in front of resorts and lasted about 15 min or so. I don't know if this happens daily but we were lucky enough to catch one.
The steps were all occupied so we ran to the front right next to the railings. So much for taking photos I was actually being sprinkled with the lovely water lasers :) .

The show dint have any theme ,even if it did we dint get it then . I guess two people were singing sound of music song.

And this is where we initially planned to go -The Sky park. See the boat on the top, that is sky park

The two dome shaped structure is actually Esplanade Theatre . It is inspired by famous durian fruit. I have already talked about durian here link

High rise building all at one place.

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