14 February, 2012

The Marina Bay in Singapore

Marina Bay Sands and The Helix Bridge

With only 2 days to explore Singapore last week, I hit the big areas first – and they don’t get much bigger than Marina Bay. And what could possibly make one of the most opulent places in the world more attractive? How about a laser light show? Now that’s cool!

Trust me – having only a few days in this amazing city was a complete tease but thankfully, I’ll be back there very soon. :)

From Wikipedia:

Marina Bay Sands is an integrated resort fronting Marina Bay in Singapore. Developed by Las Vegas Sands, it is billed as the world’s most expensive standalone casino property at $8 billion, including cost of the prime land. With the casino complete, the resort features a 2,561-room hotel, a 1,300,000-square-foot (120,000 m2) convention-exhibition centre, the 800,000-square-foot (74,000 m2) The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands mall, an iconic ArtScience museum, two large theatres, seven “celebrity chef” restaurants, two floating Crystal Pavilions, an ice skating rink, and the world’s largest atrium casino with 500 tables and 1,600 slot machines. The complex is topped by a 340m-long SkyPark with a capacity of 3,900 people and a 150m infinity swimming pool, set on top of the world’s largest public cantilevered platform, which overhangs the north tower by 67m.

The Helix Bridge , previously known as the Double Helix Bridge , is a pedestrian bridge linking Marina Centre with Marina South in the Marina Bay area in Singapore. It was officially opened on 24 April 2010 at 9 pm, however only half was opened due to ongoing construction at the Marina Bay Sands.
Marina Bay Sands and The Helix Bridge

About the Author

Elia Locardi is an internationally recognized professional travel and destination photographer, writer, public speaker and educator who spends his life seeking out and capturing some of the most beautiful and inspirational locations in the world. Recently featured by Professional Photographer Magazine, CNet Australia, and Wacom USA, Elia has cultivated an engaged social media following of nearly 2.5 million people across Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Instagram. On the road full-time, he teaches the Art of Photography here on www.BlameTheMonkey.com, collaborates with various brands, sponsors and tourism boards, and leads Photography Tours and Post-processing Workshops worldwide.

  • http://termitesofsin.blogspot.com Mr. Charleston

    Fabulous. Mind if I borrow it to make a point about crumbling infrastructure here in the good ole U. S. or A?

    • http://www.blamethemonkey.com Elia Locardi

      If you do, you should also mention that the Marina Sands currently grosses more than the Las Vegas Sands. It’s pretty nuts.

  • http://www.ShutterRunner.com Matt

    Amazing image once again, Elia! I have some questions about your upcoming travels.

    1)Do you fund this site and your travels from commercial sales of your photos?
    2)How do you choose which destinations are part of your upcoming world tour?
    3)How can we support your trip? Is there a place to buy prints etc?

    Looking forward to the website updates and new photos!

    • http://www.blamethemonkey.com Elia Locardi

      Hey Matty, 1 – Yes, but my wife works too. It’s a combined effort. 2 – LOL, I equate it to the way a drunk guy finds the bathroom. 3 – We may be adding purchasable prints really soon. :)

  • http://www.scottygraham.blogspot.com Scotty Graham

    Elia….fantastic photo of MBS….you are so close to Jakarta…if you come here to Indonesia, be sure to send me an email…maybe we can hook up for a beer…and do some shooting together…

  • Rick 1772

    Goodluck Bro, looking forward for your stunning pics, stay healthy throughout your country hopping, make sure you got all your vaccines done, and get an international off lotion for bugs, I work in the medical field and I had patients having this challenge.May our Almighty one keep you safe as you journey across the Globe, don’t forget to say some prayers, your gifts and opportunity should blossom.

  • http://baliholiday-view.blogspot.com/ Komang Setiabudi

    Wow. Fantastic photo. Please teach me how.

    If you want to capture beautiful natural scenery, don’t forget to go to Bali.

    See u there.