Friday, December 9, 2011

Skywatch Friday - Singapore Skyline

Looking at Singapore skyline from Marina Boulevard. Usually we will look at the skyline from Esplanade or Marina Bay Sands Hotel so this time I take a reverse view of the skyline. The above photo where two tortoise like shells is the Esplanade (theatre).

The 3.5km waterfront promenade provides a continuous route linking the Marina Centre, Collyer Quay and Bayfront areas.

Taking a stroll from Marina Bay Sands towards Marina Boulevard via the Marina Waterfront. Best to walk in the evening or night where the weather is cooler.

‘Mist Walk’ – a 250-m long sculptural, tubular stainless steel structure that sprays clouds of mist to reduce ambient temperature and provide a cooling experience in the day. Note in the above photo, clouds of mist spraying out.

View of uncompleted office buildings at Marina Boulevard. This is the new financial district of Singapore. There's also condominium in here and they are really costly. Some of these buildings comes with energy-saving, high impact glass floor-to-ceiling windows and doors

Right in the middle of all the tall buildings in Marina Boulevard is a green square where activities are conducted. Spotted this group of teenagers having some promotion for their activities.

Short video of the Singapore skyline from Marina Boulevard.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sculpture at Marina Bay Financial Centre

Spotted this pair of buffaloes at the Marina Bay Financial Centre (where all the tall blue buildings were)

The pair of water buffaloes at the Marina Bay Financial Centre Ground Plaza is the work of renowned British sculptor and animalier, Dame Elisabeth Frink. Commissioned by Hongkong Land in the late 1980s, they were displayed at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Britain for over two decades before being shipped to Singapore in 2010. The symbol of industriousness and endurance in many Asian cultures, water buffaloes have traditionally formed the backbone of many agricultural societies. The pair standing here form a symbolic bridge between Singapore’s past, present and future – as a tribute to our forefathers whose hard work lay the foundation for our global port city, and as an inspiration to future generations of the enduring values it was built on.

Nearby was a very beautiful huge christmas tree.

Nice to work here with a great view of sea. Will post more photos of the surrounding buildings soon.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

My World Tuesday - Christmas Trees along Marina Bay

The Olympic Walk to mark the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore has been launched at the Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade just next to Marina Bay Sands. It used to be part of the sea and has been reclaimed. We could walked from Marina Bay Sands to Marina Boulevard and then to Raffles Place. Next Year, the MRT Station will be opened which is just next to this walk.

Take note of all the tall blue buildings. They are located at Marina Boulevard. They are still under construction, most are office buildings.

There were lots of christmas trees along the Marina Bay Waterfront. These trees are for charities and the trees will be here till Christmas Day.

Eah tree is different and sponsored by different companies. I just had to take photos of almost every tree hahaha. It was fun although little niece and me were very tired. We sure walked for a long way from Suntec City to here.

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Friday, December 2, 2011

My World - Marina Arts Science Museum

Christmas is coming very soon. Saw this beautiful reindeer decoration along Helix Bridge.

The bridge is now fully opened and we could walked straight into Marina Bay Sands.

The lotus shaped structure at Marina Bay Sands is the Arts Science Museum.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Elephants Parade at Raffles Place

We spotted more elephants at Raffles Place. They were also part of the elephant parade now exhibit in Singapore. They all looked so cute.