Sunday, 25 September 2011

the southern part of Marina Bay - Singapore

Marina Bay is the bay in the southern part of Singapore. Marina Bay has endless opportunities for people to “explore new living and lifestyle options, exchange new ideas and information for business, and be entertained by rich leisure and cultural experiences”. 

It is here where the most innovative facilities and infrastructure such as the underground “common services tunnel” are built and where mega activities take place all year round. The website of the Redevelopment Authority - HERE - will even give you a Virtual Tour of the Bay!

From the same website for Marina Bay it goes on to say that the waterfront promenade creates a continuous route along the waterfront and links up the necklace of attractions at the Marina Centre, Collyer Quay and Bayfront areas. Visitors are able to interact, stroll in the mist, play in the fountain or simply soak in a panoramic view of the Bay from any spot on the promenade. The paved and landscaped promenade forms a key pedestrian link between the developments at Clifford Pier and the Marina Bay Sands. It also acts as a viewing platform for events in and around Marina Bay.

On the following map you will see the area that "Marina Bay" covers outlined in blue:
 in the following two maps (from Google Maps), you will see the amazing difference in the past 5 years of this area...... the one on the left was an aerial map obviously taken in about 2006, well before the start of Marina Bay Sands!

If you have not walked around the bay for awhile, you are in for a nice surprise!

We all know the northern part of the bay area quite well with the Merlion, the Fullerton Hotel, the Esplanade Theatre etc .... but do take some time to explore the south side of the bay, not just MBS, but the ArtScience Museum and the Marina Bay City Gallery. The following images will give a glimpse of what to expect when next you visit.

Singapore’s signature city skyline is a result of careful sculpting to create a unique three-dimensional layered effect. In planning for Marina Bay, much attention has been given to its urban form. As with most other parts of Singapore, developments at Marina Bay have to be high rise and high density, so that land is used effective.

We both enjoy exploring this part of Singapore as there is much on offer for everyone. I have blogged about Marina Bay area quite a few times as seen below:

The Marina Bay area is managed by the  

45 Maxwell Road
The URA Centre
Singapore 069118

Tel: +65 63293535
Fax: +65 62203201



Anja said...

Nice and informative blogpost, Leone. I live there, so I walk around several times a week. Lots of interesting things going on here. Did you take the pictures yourself? Nice!

Leone Fabre said...

Thanks Anja!

Yes took the images myself ..... and have you met Kate yet? I have a feeling she may live in the same condo as yourself.

let me know!