While Singapore doesn’t have a great area of natural landscapes and sceneries, it does have beautiful man-made structures and buildings that modestly brag the country’s prosperity. Its main cityscape at Marina Bay is especially alive at night – surrounded with famous work-of-arts like The Esplanade, The Merlion, Helix Bridge, Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay Sands Hotel and CBD skyscrapers.
I first saw Marina Bay when I traveled in Singapore in 2012. Now, after living here for almost four years as an expat, I realized that my fascination about the place has not eluded despite seeing the same over and over. A full-grown city filled with promise of modernism, but remained undamaged at its best. I still look at this place with admiration, dreaming that our dear Philippines, particularly Manila, would be as successfully progressive as Singapore someday.
This time around, we went to Marina Barrage for a change of scenery. It is Singapore’s million dollar project that helps to supply water, control flood and provide a new lifestyle attraction for everyone. Singapore is really good at building multi-purpose projects such as this, don’t you think?
We find our way to the Green Roof and were surprised to see a number of people settled down on the grass complete with picnic mats and snacks. It turns out that this place is a popular weekend spot to bring kids out, fly kites and enjoy family eats al fresco style. Not to worry though, the Green Roof is about the size of four football fields so there’s plenty of space for everyone.
At that time, there were helicopters flying back and forth, carrying Singapore’s national flag.
And then, this sight! We were awarded with an amazing skyline and a dramatic sunset background.
To see all the famous landmarks in Marina Bay in one view is nothing less than wonderful. We let time pass by ‘til sunset was over and watched the structures light up one by one.
Do you also love sunsets? Where was the best sunset you’ve seen in your life?