Singapore Marina Bay: Helix Bridge, Marina Bay Sands, ArtScience Museum
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Singapore Marina Bay: Helix Bridge, Marina Bay Sands, ArtScience Museum

In complete contrast to the Papuan rainforest from which I had just barely left, this was where I visited the evening of my layover in Singapore. Marina Bay in Singapore features some of the newest development in the city, and certainly some unique and modern architecture.

The bridge on the left is The Helix Bridge (or Double Helix Bridge), a cool pedestrian bridge with multiple lookout points which you can see in this photo.

This leads across the bay to the 55-story Marina Bay Sands: a casino, mall, and hotel which features 3 towers and a 1,100 ft long rooftop garden, infinity pool, and lookout point which you can see on top. This is currently the world's most expensive casino with 2,561 hotel rooms, a gigantic shopping mall, 2 theaters, an ice skating rink, and the world's largest atrium casino. An interesting fact about the casino is that Singaporeans have to pay S$100 to enter, but foreigners can enter for free. I'm assuming this is the nanny state's attempt to curb gambling addiction among its residents.

The lotus-shaped structure to the right is the ArtScience Museum. Its roof is retractable, providing a waterfall through the roof of collected rainwater when closed in the day.

Almost all of this area is reclaimed land that used to be ocean.

You can buy this photo here, with many options including standard prints, canvas gallery wraps, gift cards, mugs, T-shirts and much more.


Posted Jul 08, 2011 9:20 am

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