Singapore Part 1: Marina Bay

Singapore….Wow. Just Wow!

This place filled me with delight and awe. Just as expected, my 4 days and 3 nights were filled with lots of eating and sightseeing – and my, there are many sights to be seen here!

First stop: Marina Bay. Amazing architecture fills the sky. Underground, lays a bustlingΒ  mass transit system. In between all that is a dizzying path of walkways and escalators connecting everything together. Check out my photos below for a quick walking tour.

Map of Marina Bay – You can click this map to get a better view and keep track of where my photos were taken.

This statue is located on the Waterfront Promenade overlooking the bay. The promenade is popular spot for walkers, joggers, and water sports. To the left is the Financial Centre.

This gallery is located directly behind the statue. It features a scale model of the entire bay and its attractions. The buildings in the window reflection is the Financial Centre.

Here’s another shot of the Waterfront Promenade.

This is the other side of Marina Bay – as you can see, the city shows its real beauty at night! The long building overlooking the bay is The Fullerton Hotel. It’s a 5-star luxury hotel, built in the early 1800’s.

Marina Bay Sands lays across the bay from The Fullerton Hotel. The three towers are 55-story hotels and they are connected by a sky terrace called Sands SkyPark. The SkyPark offers shops, nightclubs, gardens and 360-degree views of Singapore. Sadly, our schedule didn’t allow us to explore this area, but there’s always next time!

Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay is a set of venues that includes concert halls, studios, a library, and even a mall. Pictured here is the Outdoor Theatre, which stages regular free performances, like the one we saw this night. I haven’t mentioned this yet, but the weather in Singapore was hot, hot, hot! Something about the warm night weather, the live acoustic music, and of course the view of the bay was just magic. I could have sat there for hours!

The last place we hit up at Marina Bay was Gluttons Bay – a one stop shop for the best street food Singapore has to offer. Here, we dined on bbq pork, cereal shrimp, a selection of Indian dishes, sting ray (it reminded me of halibut – yum!), and too many other dishes to list. I sipped on ice cold fresh cane juice with a slice of lemon. What a great way to end the night!

That’s it for Marina Bay! I have a few more posts lined up about our Singapore and can’t wait to share them!

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