Friday, August 12, 2011

Singapore Cityscapes

I left home one Monday afternoon with my camera, with no intention in particular. I boarded the MRT and the first thing that appeared on the map was City Hall. I made up my mind to alight there and capture some shots of the sparkling cityscape of Singapore. Here are some shots. The Singapore Scotts Tower, a tall, circular and straight tower you see just as you exit the MRT station.

The main business buildings in City Hall.

Marina Bay Sands, an integrated resort fronting Marina Bay. It is billed as the world's most standalone casino property at SG$ 8 billion! It holds a casino, 2,561 hotel rooms, an Art Science Museum, and a huge shopping complex with a countless number of luxury shoppes and outlets.

View from below:

One shot I took from inside the mall. There are boat rides along the shops inside the mall!

I left Marina Bay Sands, and headed towards the Singapore Flyer. Just before I did, I took a photograph from where I was standing. I have to admit that this is one of my favourite shots of the Singapore city.

The Singapore Flyer is currently the world's largest Ferris wheel, with a total height of 165 metres. At the bottom of the wheel is a terminal building which houses a number of shops, bars, restaurants and a miniature nature park.. From the top, it offers broad views of the city centre and beyond to about 45 km, including the Indonesian islands of Batam and Bintan, as well as Johor, Malaysia.

After taking all these photographs, I was left stunned. Despite having lived here for the past 15 years, I never realized how beautiful Singapore and its cityscape was. But wait, there's more! It looks like something new is on its way!

So I returned home satisfied with my trip. The very next day, I left to orchard, the most popular and favourite destination for shopaholics. There are hundreds of shopping malls here, full of luxury shops and expensive eating places. Here's a shot I took from an overhead bridge.

Ngee Ann City, more commonly known as Takashimaya, is a big shopping centre within Orchard. It stands out from other buildings due to its red marble exterior and palace-like look.

So there you have it! You've just seen a fraction of what awaits you here in Singapore. Tourists, photographers, shopaholics and more, don't wait! Book the next flight to Singapore, the ideal destination for an awesome and fun-filled holiday you'll never forget nor regret.


adrielleroyale said...

Wow, what a fun place! Definitely a wide display of mankind's work :) Great shots as usual! :)

Shawn said...

Thanks Adrielle!

Photographers said...

nice! so how long will u be back till?

Shawn said...

Thanks Calvin. I don't know when's the next time I'll be coming to Singapore... but I will surely let you know in advance. :D


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