Marina Bay is Singapore ‘s new playground, set amid a dynamic landscape of lush greenery and waterfront promenade. It’s a great place experience the city, night lights, and the skyline. We had a really enjoyable evening starting with dinner at Level 33, followed by a walk around the bay. The iLight Festival was also on, so that was a nice bonus in addition to an already fantastic evening.
Singapore’s signature city skyline is a result of careful sculpting to create a unique three-dimensional layered effect. In planning for Marina Bay, much attention has been given to its urban form.
The most outstanding building one will notice here is Marina Bay Sands, a world-class luxury casino and hotel in Singapore capped by Sands Skypark. It is glamorous integrated resort with 5-star restaurants, fine dining, convention center, theater, nightlife, shopping and numerous entertainment opportunities to delight even the most discerning.
The Merlion has settled upon the shores of the Singapore River since 1972. At the Merlion Park, the 40 tonne creature sprouts an endless jet of water from its jaws. the Merlion was imagined in 1964 by Mr Fraser Brunner, a member of the Souvenir Committee in the Singapore Tourism Board. The character was a combination of Singapore’s traditional name “Temasek” (from when it was a fishing village) and it’s new name “Singapura” (lion city). The grand statue was constructed from cement, plates and teacups and is Singapore’s most famous landmark.
Customs House (bottom-left) was built in the late 60s and was the former home of the Singapore Customs Police. Due to its nature of work, this place has a vantage view of the bay which was once a busy harbour. Customs House is now part of the Fullerton Heritage precinct and has been refurbished as a trendy dining destination.
Built in 1933, Clifford Pier (above-right) was a landing point for immigrants and other sea passengers. It has now been converted into the Fullerton Bay Hotel and we decided to talk a walk in to see what has become of this building. We were glad to see that although most of the aesthetics have changed, the structure of the interior (below) remains untouched. I especially love the beautiful concrete arched trusses of the roof structure.
Marina Bay boasts of a number of outstanding residential developments. The Sail @ Marina Bay is a luxurious six-star residential development offering a stunning view of Marina Bay , the Singapore skyline and other attractions. Completed in 2008, this 70-storey landmark development sets the benchmark for prime waterfront, city living in Singapore and is currently the tallest residential development in Singapore .
We were opposite Marina Bay Sands as the light show came on, and I couldn’t help but try to capture the lights in the sky. Wonder Full is an amazing convergence of light, music and sound. For 13 minutes, Singapore’s city skyline will feel like your own private viewing backdrop. What’s better is that it is a free event! Wonder Full is shown nightly, weather permitting. Show times are Sunday to Thursday – 8pm, 9.30pm / Friday and Saturday – 8pm, 9:30pm and 11pm .