Monday, April 18, 2011

Postscript: Marina Bay Esplanade, Singapore

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!

14 Comentários:

angsarap said...

Wow this is a new building, never saw those when I was there. That fountain looks amazing beats the one found in Suntec

PinayWAHM said... hindi nyo nakita dahil late kayo nagpunta? Sayang naman. Asan na pala laptop mo ngayon? Binilhan ka ba ng bago ni Kuya T? hehehe

How was your weekend?


Dhemz said...

wow! super love all the shots titaBeng...ang galing galing...hay sana, someday makapunta din kami jan...ehehehe....daydreaming eh!

Beng Gee said...

@Angsarap: Yeah,I learned that these are relatively new structures added around Marina Bay. I was really awestruck by the magnificent planning design of that famous place! Parang mas maganda pa sya kaysa sa Sydney, Australia!

Beng Gee said...

@PinayWAHM: Di namin nakita si Merlion kasi they built a temporary five star hotel on it that would stay there only until early May. That's in conjunction with Singapore's celebration of Biennale 2011. Ang sama nga ng timing namin eh!

About my lappy, naku, ayaw ako ibili ng bago! He brought it to the mall and bought the needed hard drive. It's been restored but totally different now. Can't easily access like before. Am still waiting for a helping techy hand here! Hayyzzz..
Musta na ba ang summertime dyan. Dito sobrang init na talaga, kahit La Nina pa!

Enjoy the day na lang Huling! Ingat pa rin!

Beng Gee said...

@Dhemz: Aha ha ha!.. ganda ng mga shots kasi di naman namin kuha yung iba. Naglaho na kasi yung mga own shots namin kasama dun sa pag-crashed ng lappy ko. Sad nga eh!!

Naku, wag ka na mag-dream Dhemz! I know you can go and visit the place anytime you want! Ikaw pa!!

Take care always!

yonca said...

Amazing shots,Beng Gee! I feel like I'm there for a sec:)Thanks for sharing!

Beth said...

ang ganda!!! sarap ng bakasyon mo ate beng!!! di ko pa napost sa blog ko un Macau trip ko e. nsa FB ko na, kaya lang di pa pala kita naadd dun:)

sana mkapunta din kami sa Singapore!! I think malapit na un!!! hhehehe! :)

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Beng Gee, thanks to you I am seeing Singapore I have never seen before my time back in the '80s.
Gosh! Your pics are beautiful...
And the city has changed a lot too.
Its just a small Island, smaller than the Municipality we live, and yet its a fabulous country.

Thanks for the memories.
Ingat ka palagi.

chubskulit said...

Love that second shot!

Beng Gee said...

Hi Yonca! Thanks for appreciating those photos. Your kind words are very much appreciated as well.

Have a great day!

Beng Gee said...

Hello Beth! Looks like you're too occupied these days! Yeah, been waiting for your Macau Trip post. Hope you can find time to post it.

Yes, it would be very easy for you to go to SG. A bit pricey though, compared to other asian countries.

Hope to see you come active again!

Beng Gee said...

Hi Lee! I guess, the Singapore you knew many years back have gone a total makeover. Lol! Singapore is really lovely! No wonder why you love to fly your SYT's there just to have dinner.Haha! I've fallen in love with SG myself!

Thanks for coming by Lee! Take care too!

Beng Gee said...

Hi Rose! I love it too! It's a big, big circulat water fountain that could never be missed in Marina Sands Shoppes.

Ingat Rose!

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