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Views Around Marina Bay
The Marina Bay is best known today for the Marina Bay Sands hotel, which stands at its southern edge, guarding the Singapore Straits.
But besides the triple skyscraper, there's plenty more to see in the area. Join me to discover what is there to see!
I walked out to the scenic Marina Bay arriving from the Esplanade area's Theatres on the Bay - two durian shaped hypermodern buildings (also icons of Singapore).
I walked across a beautiful long pedestrian bridge (Helix Bridge) and I was stunned by the views around...
The "skyscraper forest" of the Downtown Core
Attractions in and Around the Marina Bay Area
Staggering high skyscrapers
From the Marina Bay's southern part, standing at the feet of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, I was able to see:
...a forest of skyscrapers in the north (where Singapore's thriving downtown area is located and the white Merlion statue), to the northeast there was the Theatres on the Bay complex, then to the southeast - the Helix Bridge (a pedestrian bridge that I crossed earlier), behind me the Marina Bay Sands Hotel with the white lotus flower-like building in front of it, which is the modern ArtScience Museum and to the west-northwest, the Waterfront Promenade leading to the skyscraper area...
Of course, the main reason for visiting the Marina Bay Sands Hotel is be to check out "Lion City's" skyline from the observation deck "up there".
I did visit the observation deck, but only a few days later after this stroll around the bay... The weather was a bit grey and I wanted to wait for better visibility and more sunlight.
The Marina Bay area - including the place in front of the huge triple skyscraper is unusually quiet. It's a good retreat area. You can sit down, you can loiter (I don't think it's forbidden here, unlike in many other parts of Singapore).
Naturally, sitting down and staring at the water in the bay is relaxing...
Besides looking around, the top attractions are the Marina Bay Sands Hotel (terribly expensive high-end luxurious rooms, by the way!) with its SkyPark observation deck, the ArtScience Museum, the Shoppes (a mall), the Marina Promenade.
Enjoy more photos below and feel free to leave your comments down below...
The most interesting part of the bay is the southern part
Palm trees on the shore
Some petals of the lotus have fallen...
Quite a collection of shapes... the pedestrian area runs in curves, which makes it less boring
The hotel's observation deck looked like huge surfboard above me...
The Shoppes is a huge mall under the "triplets"
Looking towards Esplanade (NE)
Walking towards the Promenade, target: Raffles Place, right in the middle of the skyscraper forest!
Looking back after a long walk...
Singapore is nicknamed "Lion City"... Hey, you can get a free hung from these cute lions!
Olympic sculpture be Huang Yifan: "World United". At first glimpse it looked like a distorted cogwheel...
Many people were jogging in the area. To me, the air felt terribly dense, wet, hot...
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