As Singapore’s main development area of the era, Marina Bay is filled with all kinds of attractive and astonishing malls, hotels, buildings, attractions, and places. It is a great place for people around the world to emerge themselves in a never ending enjoyment of life. During the day, you can try your luck in the casino or go shopping at the malls, while at night, you can enjoy the superb scenery at the waterfront promenade.
On the night of June 3, 2011, I went to Marina Bay with my family, walking from Raffles City Shopping Centre. That afternoon, we went shopping and had our dinner there. After we were done with our dinner, we decided to go to a nearby mall, Suntec City. But as we walked, we were attracted by the incredible view of the Marina Bay Sands, which is just a bit further from Suntec City. Thus, we ended up at Marina Bay instead of Suntec City.
The night view at Marina Bay is really incredible. The lights from the buildings, the architecture of the entire place, the breeze of the cool wind and so on would make you want to stay there forever. If you have a camera with you, be it digital or analogue, you must remember to bring a tripod. With the help of a tripod, you will be able to capture a much better picture. Of course, if you don’t have a tripod, there are also some places for you to put your camera, it’s just that it might not be so ideal for you. As I didn’t have a tripod, I placed my camera somewhere flat and started shooting. I don’t know what happened, but this is the only picture of the night view that is available. The picture was taken using the Sprocket Rocket with Lomography x-pro 200.
The next day, we went to Marina Bay again. Even though the view during the day time is not as great as the one at night it was still very nice. If you are going to visit Singapore, you must visit this place. For your information, the Marina Bay Sands Skypark is open from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM. To enjoy both the day view and night view, I would recommend you to go there around 1:00 PM and stay until 8:00 PM. At 1:00 PM, you can do some shopping at Marina Bay Sands or other shopping malls nearby. Then from 4:00 PM, you can walk around the waterfront promenade. After that, you may visit the Marina Bay Sands Skypark before 6:00 PM. Then, you will be able to enjoy the great view of Marina Bay from day to night.
If you still have the energy after you come down from the Skypark, you can then walk around the waterfront promenade again as it gives you a completely different feel from day time.