The Skypark (Marina Bay Sands Hotel) – Part 2 of 4

Whenever I travel to another country, I tend to always go up the top of something to get a view of the city. Did that at Osaka atop Osaka Tower, and in Paris, looking down from the Eiffel. Why not in my own country then? I did not regret coming up here. Our city is so picturesque from the top, especially as we are an island and ships docking our post look like little toy ones. Just remember to come when it’s not too hot. Perhaps in the evening close to sunset so that you can see the day time views as well as the night time lights. If you have dinner at the restaurant you can get up here for free, so that’s another option.

In this first shot you can see wires that hold you back. I had to get my camera in between these wires to take most of the shots.

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The tiny white dots you see are the plastic balls that have messages written on them for the Marina Bay New Year Countdown. I wonder what the shape they form is supposed to represent. The central business district? It’s definitely not a map of Singapore as we’re more diamond-shaped.   I am always envious of people who work in those tall buildings – what a great view. I just love the Central Business District for some reason.  I think it might be because my aunt had an office there and I used to hang out there as a kid.

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I am always captivated by the beautiful Fullerton Hotel. I had to zoom in a bit for a closer view. It would be a cool experience to come here with a pair of binoculars.  I also think the Esplanade looks more like the magnified eyes of a hornet, especially from up here.  We have some amazing architecture.  That’s for sure.

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I believe we were standing on the part of the ‘ship’ structure that has nothing under it. Scary huh? My companion experienced a feeling of the building swaying, but I felt nothing. I guess that’s why she has motion sickness and I don’t? I wonder what the biology is behind it?

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You can take the stairs up another level to the 57th floor. This place is definitely not recommended if you suffer from vertigo. I can empathize as I know how scary it can be, because I suffer from claustrophobia.

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I am amazed at how pretty our highways look from up here.

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They have placed glass at some points to protect you from leaning out too far and losing your balance. I was so afraid I was going to drop the camera, being the butter fingers that I am.

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Only later did we realize that there were audio guides you can take with you for a better explanation of what the city offers. If I ever come here again, I’m taking an audio guide, or at least I’ll ask my companion to take one and fill me in later. Audio guides can be a tad cumbersome when you’re taking photos.

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The Singapore Flyer and the area where the Formula One races took place.

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This is the view of the eastern part of Singapore – a bit further off into the horizon.

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Will continue in my next post with views of the Marina Barrage and from a higher level at the 57th floor. And of course the thrilling shots of daring people swimming in the infinity pool in part 4.

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One Response to The Skypark (Marina Bay Sands Hotel) – Part 2 of 4

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