On our 3rd day in Singapore, our itinerary was set to see Merlion Park and Esplanade.
The Merlion Park and Esplanade are two of the most recognizable landmarks in Singapore. They stand across each other, on the opposite sides of the rivers. A lot of people say… You’ve never been to Singapore unless you have a seen (and take photo) of these famous landmarks.
Once there was a legend about a mythical creature with the body of a fish and a head of a lion, thus amalgamating both terms ‘Mermaid’ and ‘Lion’ together into ‘Merlion.
This sign(One Fulelrton) which is adjacent to the Merlion Park is photo fave of tourist pero here, hinintay ko talagang ma clear sya hehehe
The Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay is an awesome Theatre and Concert Hall complex that is the heart of the arts scene in Singapore. It is located on six hectares of waterfront land alongside Marina Bay near the mouth of the Singapore River, purpose-built to be the centre for performing arts for the island nation of Singapore.
The building is colloquially known to locals as “The Durian” or “The Big Durian”
The structure has glass domes with cladding of aluminum sunshades, each uniquely shaped and intended for one exact location. It stops a greenhouse effect from heating up the structure.
Inside Esplanade Theater (click the photo for a larger view)
Marina Bay Sands
Maybe next time, if I have load of bucks I might try staying in MBS and enjoy the luxury it offers but for now, I will just enjoy it’s amazing architecture.
The Singapore Flyer.
First impression was, yeah right another giant ferris wheel. The flyer is not just an ordinary ferris wheel ride, It has an air-conditioned capsule that can accommodate 28 persons so just imagine how big it is a. Currently it’s the world’s highest observation. I had this on my itinerary but because we have less time, we weren’t able to go there to have a try. Maybe soon….
By the way hubz took a panoramic views of the lovely place.
Feel free to click on the beautiful panoramic views for a full-frame view
After our Merlion, Esplanade and MBS sightseeing, we headed straight to Bugis, which I will share on my next update
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