We visited Marina Bay on the second day of our Singapore getaway. I purposely didn’t include this itinerary in my past entry simply because I thought I got too many shots to share.that would need exclusive posting. Unfortunately though, my lappy crashed then I learned that the hard disk has to be replaced. It goes to say that all the documents stored in it will be irretrievable including the tons of photos I had saved. Good thing I was able to upload some in the net before it crashed and few I was able to snatched from the big kiddos albums.Anyway, we scheduled our visit to Marina Bay late in the afternoon so as to catch sight of the place in both daytime and nighttime. We first looked for the Merlion Park, where the popular icon is located. We walked from end to end around the bay looking for the famous icon but we were haplessly disappointed to find that the Lion mermaid was enclosed by the makeshift Five Star Merlion Hotel. We were so disheartened to have made a visit on the wrong time! What we saw was just the tail of the famous statue underneath the hotel. We had to content ourselves with the new small version of it raised on a nearby park.
Overall, Marina Bay is undeniably breathtaking and mesmerizing! Located around the vicinity were the Durian like Esplanade Auditorium, numerous skyscrapers which include Fullerton Hotel and the most prominent of them all, the Marina Bay Sands and SkyPark. So marvelous by daytime and utterly awesome by night. Striking lights and water show starts as soon as it gets dark. Beam rays of dazzling colors hit the sky from the towering SkyPark to various directions. It is spectacularly captivating as it blends with all the other colorful lights around the promenade. I can only wish we had more time to stay on such splendid place overnight!
We were supposed to try the Singapore Flyer located in a distance despite the price being a little expensive (which includes meal).. However I was surprised when daughter backed out and chose not to push through the acrophobic ride. I only learned the reason why when we reached Marina Bay Mall. She asked me to pay for her shopped items insinuating that she helped me saved a lot from that expensive ride. Ha ha.. wise decision in a way!
Vigorously walking, looking for the Merlion Icon/Park.
Stopping by the Marina Bay Sands Shoppes and watched this unique fountain.
The Merlion Icon we were looking for but didn't see.. (photo not mine)
...Because the Lion mermaid is now enthroned inside the red painted
Marlion Hotel. (photo not mine.)
A closer look on the hotel encasing the famous landmark.
The interior of the Merlion Hotel. (photo not mine)
Marina Bay Sands at the start of its lights show. Singapore Flyer on the left.
Blending of colorful lights and water.
Getting one last glimpse on the awesome Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Skypark.
(Photo taken from our taxi on the way to the airport.)
Finally, this ends my journal on our Singapore escapade. Thanks for taking time to read!
Have a good start of the week everyone!