A week in Singapore and all I saw was the inside of a hotel and a school. On the Friday though after we had finished work I managed a night out with a couple of good friends and then I mooched back to the Marina Bay area in the morning before my flight home.
As they say in Singapore, its the same same but different.
It's been a good while since we were in Singapore and on the face of it, it hasn't changed at all. I is still a clean well ordered society where everything just works. Its easy to mock Singapore and play to the stereotype of it being a bit dull and sanitised, but coming from either Bangkok, or even more so, China then that's just nice.
However, it was strange walking through the business district to think that it used to be the main focus of attention, in terms of a skyline, when now there's all this reclaimed land and huge projects that are the focus.
Gardens by the Bay, which is the foreground in the picture above,is part of a strategy by the Singapore government to transform Singapore from a "Garden City" to a "City in a Garden". The stated aim is to raise the quality of life by enhancing greenery and flora in the city. This has been done so well that even David Attinborough approves and I have to say he's right. It is pretty cool.
The tree like structures are Supertrees and they dominate the Gardens' landscape with heights that range between 25 metres (82 ft) and 50 metres (160 ft). They are vertical gardens that perform a multitude of functions, which include planting, shading and working as environmental engines for the gardens
There's an overhead walkway that allows you to get a canopy view of the 'trees'.
The other part of the skyline that is new and stands out is the Marina Bay Sands hotel.
This will be a blog about my latest shots and what I liked or was trying to do with them
I am a teacher of Economics and have worked in various schools in Europe & Asia. One of the things I love doing is getting out and about with my camera.