Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Last week, I introduced the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort. You can see the hotel in the background. From where I am standing, it is the entrance of The Helix Bridge which you can see on the left of the photo. The bridge connected directly to the resort.
This is the world first double helix curved bridge. It is about 280 metre long and the whole bridge looked like a DNA double helix. The steel tubes form the minor and major helix that spiral in opposite directions. At night the bridge will be illuminated and will be very beautiful. I will come another day during the night and take more photos.
The bridge is not fully covered. So you need an umbrella if it rains. But the walk across the bridge takes only about 10 minutes. But most take longer as they try to admire the bridge and the surrounding scenery.
At the side of the bridge are several such balcony.
Lots of steel were used to make this bridge.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Marina Bay Sands Hotel - it comprises of three 55 storey towers. The three towers are connected by a roof which is known as the Skypark. The Skypark has a 360 degrees view of Singapore. It must be very beautiful. Visitors can view Singapore from the skypark and it is free for hotel guests while others have to pay $20 to visit the skypark.
I am not sure if I want to pay $20 to view from the top. I can just go to any highrise buildings to view Singapore free of charge....lol. But I might change my mind...hahaha.
I am very impressed by the whole building. The roof looked like a space ship or boat.
The hotel and The Shoppes (which I had posted earlier) are connected via a bridge.
On the official opening, 21 climbers from different countries were invited to climb up the three towers. The winner of the climbing competition is from Singapore. Yayyyyyy. You can view more news and photos from the MBS official website.
Below information from MBS website (Please check again from the website to reconfirm the latest upate)
Overseas guests arriving at Changi Airport can get onboard the Marina Bay Sands Airport Shuttle Bus that operates 24 hours a day. Marina Bay Sands has invested in a fleet of 15 new coaches to provide the dedicated airport shuttle service, offering over 40 trips per day. The service, which runs at 10-minute intervals during peak hours, is complimentary for guests who stay at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel.
Malaysian guests can also hop on dedicated cross border coaches from across the Causeway to reach Marina Bay Sands. A number of coach companies, including the nation’s top five operators Super Nice Express, Compass Coaches, Luxury Tours and Travel, Gunung Raya, and First Coach, will provide Malaysians with an affordable, yet luxurious travel experience from 11 cities across the country. Over 130 trips are offered daily, with additional trips during festive seasons.
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Thursday, June 24, 2010
The casino is very popular with many. Foreigners can go in free of charge to gamble while Singaporeans need to pay a levy of $100 to enter (valid for 24 hours) or $2000 for annual entry levy. Those under 21 are not allowed to enter.
Security is tight and anxious at the entrance of the Casino. If any Singaporeans managed to sneak in without paying the levy, the casino has to pay a fine.
I did not pay $100 just to enter and have a look and neither did I wanted to gamble. Even when I was overseas, I dont have any interest to gamble. The most I did was to donate money at the jackpot slot machines....lol.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
The signboard tells you all, there's the celebrity restaurants, Expo and Convention Centre, Casino, Hotel, etc.
There are two basements of shopping, I think. A lot of places boarded up so I cant really tell...lol.
The food court at the basement, very small and not enough seats. I think when completed, there's a bigger food court. It will be silly if there's no bigger food court in this big complex cause not everyone wanted to eat in restaurants.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Las Vegas Sands named the project as one of the world's most challenging construction projects and certainly the most expensive stand-alone integrated resort property ever built.
For more information on MarinaBaySands, you can view from wikipedia.
This is the inside of The Shoppes of MarinaBaySands. Look how huge it is. I am so impressed.
Wait till you see the hotels of MarinaBaySands (photos of Hotel - coming soon in this blog).
Many of the shops are still not open and under going renovation.
The roof of The Shoppes is really huge and it is energy saving in that sunlight can come into the shopping area and lights are not really needed during the day.
Looked at the circled area in red. There are some construction workers walking on the roof top still doing some renovation works.
A short video showing The Shoppes
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Monday, June 21, 2010
The bridge where I am standing is very impressive and very very expensive. I will post about the bridge in future post cause I wanted to tell you where the bridge leads to.
The above photo with the window is the same window that's in the poster in the below photo.
The bridge leads to The Shoppes at Marina Bay. The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, boasting over 800,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, is Singapore's first large-scale luxury shopping destination. It is part of the MarinaBaySands which comprises of the shopping centre, casino and hotel.
You can find more information from their official website. You can see from their website how big the shoppe is. I will post about the Shoppe in tomorrow's post with photos.
The Shoppes is not fully completed but they will be completed very soon. But the internal of the Shoppes is already open for business.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
You got to return to find out more about it as I try to sort out the photos in order.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Soldiers getting ready to fire these canons when the President arrived. For this rehearsal, the president wont be coming, someone will pretend to be the president.
Contingents/Performers marching to get ready for the show.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Close up view of the cloud formation. I wonder if you see what I see.
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010
You will know the effect of the heavy rain that I posted in my previous post when you watch this video. I got the above video from You Tube.
Who would believe Orchard Road in Singapore is flooded? Actually it happened before in 1978, and I was caught in that heavy flood back then.
Many young Singaporeans have not seen flood before, because Singapore is so well organised and efficient that flood is unusual in here especially Orchard Road. So today's flood really make many young Singaporeans worried...lol.
But with so many constructions going around in Singapore (I mentioned in my earlier post), not surprising some parts of drains and canals might be choked and water cant flow. I hope the authority will make sure it wont happen again.
Flood was so common during my childhood and I ever went to school in knee deep flood.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Some of these shophouses are empty and no they are not abandoned. I guess some new tenants are moving in soon, as I saw some renovation works at the front of the shophouses. Each shophouses are worth more than a million dollars.
Wonder why the landlord did not take good care of their backlane.
Just opposite from those dirty shophouses are also some shophouses cum staying quarters. They are much cleaner and well maintained.
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Monday, June 14, 2010
During certain times of the day, we can get to go in and walked round the smaller fountain in the centre. We should walked round three times in clockwise direction and touching the water for luck.
The fountain of wealth is a symbol of wealth and life.
A short video showing the fountain.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
I just came back from the PC show, almost bought the desktop computer for myself but because the price agreed earlier to me was withdrawn, just because I went one floor down to compare prices ...lol. The $50 discount is gone cause they have a window period. So I was so fed up and decided to go back tomorrow (being the last day of the show). It is not because of the $50 but it was because the sales guy did not mention about the window period that I was so fed up. I am very stubborn too and refuses to give in. I rather get a more expensive PC than give in to a lousy sales guy...tsk tsk.
Normally, the prices will slashed down further on the last day of the show. Hopefully, I get my PC...hahaha.
Products being sold at a good price at certain time of the day.