SkyPark is 190 metres above the ground. It also boosts rooftop bars, restaurants and nightclubs as well as gardens with hundreds of trees and plants. After sharing a few photographs featuring the unique, modern architecture of this building, it was time to show a detail. Taken from the public observatory deck of the SkyPark. You can see the huge elevated swimming pool, which is only available to guests of the hotel. With over 2500 hotel rooms, you can see why it is so crowded.
Having seen and photographed many water fountains this photograph is an attempt at capturing my favourite. I say attempt as this fountain is more of a multimedia spectacular than just a plain water fountain. In the end I had to stop trying to capturing it as a still image and resorted to capturing video on my iPhone. The show lasts about 10 – 15 minutes and uses water screens to project video onto. In the background you can see part of the Singapore skyline.
The theatres on the bay remind me of The Sage Gateshead, on the River Tyne in Newcastle. Both buildings were completed within a year of each other. Singapore’s Esplanade has two main buildings. The second is behind the one in this photograph. They are both of a similar size, one used a concert hall and the other, a theatre. This was the closest I got to them on my short trip to Singapore. Next time, I hope to get to a better vantage point, where I can see both buildings in the frame.
Only being in Singapore for a couple of days meant that my photograph of the city focuses around the Marina Bay. From here we look across the water to the central business district. This area is filled with skyscrapers and gives a great skyline of Singapore. Stood in front of the new Marina Bay Sands Hotel, I was actually awaiting the start of “Wonderful”. This is a light and water fountain show that can’t really be captured in one still image.