21 May 2017

Singapore

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View from my hotel balcony.

I stayed in an area called Clarke Quay. From my hotel room balcony I had a view of Marina Bay and the South China Sea.  Clarke Quay is fairly quiet during the day,  transforming in the evening into a vibrant, neon lit, party, teeming with people.

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Clarke Quay

When the neon lights go out it is left to the buildings to provide colour.

A walk around Marina Bay takes one from historic, iconic, colonial architecture to 21st century multi- billion dollar, iconic buildings and concepts.

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View of Gardens by the Bay taken from the 57th floor of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel

Built on a 101 hectares of reclaimed land, the Gardens by the Bay is  part of a strategy by the Singapore government to transform Singapore from a “Garden City” to a “City in a Garden”, to raise the quality of life by enhancing greenery and flora in the city.

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Throughout the Gardens there are more than forty art works and sculptures from around the world.

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Perhaps one of the most recognised sites at Marina Bay is the Marina Bay Sands hotel, looking like a ship sailing across the sky, it dominates the Singapore skyline.

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Marina Bay Sands Hotel, and ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay.

In an area of Marina Bay called Merlion Park, is the Merlion, it has the head of a lion, the body of a fish, and was erected in 1972 to greet visitors to Singapore,  becoming one of the many icons visited in the bay.

The walk along the river from Clarke Quay to Marina Bay has sculptures depicting Singapore life, I liked this one of boys playing.

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View of Singapore skyline from the Gardens by the Bay.

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One thought on “21 May 2017

  1. Erol August 7, 2017 / 11:13 am

    cool pictures, as usual. xx

    Liked by 1 person

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