In continuation of our series Places in Singapore, we bring you to Marina Bay this time round. This stretch of development encompasses so many attractions (one of which is the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay), we don’t quite know where to start.
Thankfully, when it comes to photo-taking, it’s really not that hard to capture a gorgeous picture, considering the scenic nature of Marina Bay.
“Only at the mouth of the Singapore River, can you see all the businesses around the world coming together. In the past, the Singapore River was the world’s port-of-call, and traders from all around would gather together along it and conduct their trade businesses and indulge in opium; their release from work.
In this day and age, the river has evolved, with businesses from around the world housed in skyscrapers surrounding the river. And where do they go for their sweet release? Where else but Marina Bay Sands, where entertainment of the world awaits – the casino, world-class dining and magnificent lightshows. ” – Bryan
The beauty of Marina Bay lies in that there are countless places and angles from which you can park yourself, to snap a shot of it. Here are some suggestions:
- Across the Helix Bridge
- On the tarmac between Benjamin Sheares Bridge and Bayfront Ave Bridge
- From Tanjong Rhu’s Bay East Garden
- From Marina Barrage
- In a cabin atop the Singapore Flyer
“Benjamin Sheares and Bayfront Ave Bridges showing the way to Marina Bay Sands with the glittering lights.” - Chris
Switch up your photos with the use of different lenses. Try a wide-angle or a fish-eye for instance, to capture the full horizon of Marina Bay.
“No matter which party rules Singapore, nor the issues that threaten to tear this country asunder, a whole nation gathers to celebrate.
And the irony of it all, is the happiness portrayed by the fireworks against the background of the Marina Bay Sands: a hotly controversial icon rising up to the skies of Singapore.” - Bryan
Don’t just take photos in the day, but come back at night too. When it’s dark, you get to see mesmerizing laser beams shot out from Marina Bay Sands, the luxury casino and hotel. These will make for interesting details in your pictures. In addition, there are nightly light and sound shows being put up from the Supertrees at Gardens By the Bay.
P.S.: Do remember to bring along a tripod to hold your camera stable!
“The complimentary colors of Blues and Golds highlighting the beauties of Marina Bay.” - Chris
An alternative place where one can take photos of Marina Bay is from Sands Skypark, atop Marina Bay Sands. Why not check yourself into one of the rooms, head to the pool overlooking Marina Bay, and snap some shots as you soak in the magnificent view?
On breezy Sunday afternoons, pop by Marina Barrage and enthrall yourself with the large number of kites in the sky. You don’t just get to relive your childhood, you get to take some pretty pictures too.
“The Marina-Suntec Skyline under the golden lights reflections.”- Chris
If you’re the artsy type, why not hop on over to the lotus-inspired Art Science Museum? Major international touring exhibitions are held there, with them rotating every few months. Current exhibitions include Andy Warhol’s “15 Minutes Eternal” exhibition and Harry Potter: The Exhibition.
After having your fill of art, you get to have your fill of food. And boy do you have choice. Take your pick from one of the many restaurants at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, or pop into one of the eateries at The Esplanade.
Post-dinner entertainment is aplenty – try your luck at the casino if you have some spare cash to burn, or head to either of the clubs at MBS; Avalon or Pangea.
“Marina Bay Sands and Singapore Flyer showing the their elegance at Marina Bay.” - Chris
You can get to the Marina Bay waterfront area via taxi, car (Bayfront Avenue) or MRT (alight at Marina Bay station).
Have a blast snapping away at the life and entertainment within Marina Bay!
We know you’ll be interested to see pictures of the new additions to the Marina Bay landscape recently, namely, the Supertrees and the Conservatory Complex.
Don’t fret, we’ll feature Gardens by the Bay in our series. Just keep an eye out for it.
Eileen (Guest Contributor)