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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Scenes from Singapore: Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands...supposedly the most expensive hotel ever built to date, and a grand prize contributing to Singapore's GDP this year. All shot with the miniscule Panasonic Lumix LX-3 camera. This is a recce trip to visualise camera angles for a Hasselblad shoot later. No larger pics available.



On approach from the East, a double helix bridge leads into the complex:

Closer view of the three towers, one hotel:



The shopping area within is quite vast, and chock full of luxury stores:



The building features a skygarden. Entry for non hotel guests is by an entrance just underground. S$20 per entry.

The view was magnificent, I can imagine it looking spectacular at night. However, they don't allow tripods at the skygarden. Might be a challenge for the H3D to do night scenes.



Another view of the city...the Esplanade area:



The Singapore Flyer



Looking down onto the highway.



The view towards the Marina Barrage:



And the infinity pool atop the sky garden. Pretty cool, access for hotel guests only.



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