Saturday, November 06, 2010

Helix bridge by day and night - Singapore

Hello and welcome to my blog.

It's been a while since I posted some photos of Singapore. So much has changed here even in the short time since I arrived in 2005. The Bay has been transformed with the building of the Singapore Flyer, the Marina Bay Sands complex with a casino and a lovely bridge called the Helix Bridge. Here are some photos of the bridge and the views from the bridge both by day, and night. Click on the title above to see an interactive virtual reality 360 degree tour

There are also some photos of the light festival with exhibits that can be seen as you walk around the Bay.

We are going for a long weekend to Krabi, a tropical island off Thailand. I'll show you photos from that trip in a couple of weeks

The bridge was originally called
the "Double Helix Bridge" Quite
quickly it was renamed the "Helix

The shape of the bridge recalls the structure
of DNA which is formed by double strands of
nucleic acid

Daniela - her trousers bring some light relief
from all the steel and science!

The bridge links Marina Bay with Marina
in the Marina Bay area

The bridge was officially opened on
April 24 2010, but only partially. The entire
bridge was opened on July 18 2010

A view of the Central Business District (CBD)

With the opening of the bridge
it is now possible to walk around
the entire Bay.

This is where the National Day Parade takes place
on National Day which is on 9 August

The bridge is made of steel with fritted glass canopies
that provide shade for pedestrians

It has five viewing platforms

This and the next two shots were taken from
one of the platforms. Here you can see the
CBD and the Fullerton Hotel which is the
white building to the right . It is the classic
Singapore skyline of so many postcards

The Fullerton hotel on the left. To the right
is the City Hall area of Singapore

The building with the dome is City Hall

This shot was taken on a more recent visit.
The large building on the right, which is part
of the Marina Bay Sands development is now

For the last month there has been an
ilight Marina Bay festival, Asia's first
sustainable light art festival. You can see the
tigers and jelly fish exhibits. There will be a few
extra photos at the end of some of the other exhibits

Now some photos as it gets dark

There are two pairs of coloured letters c and g,
a and t on the bridge which are lit up at night
in red and green. They represent cytosine,
guanine, adenine and thymine, which are the
bases of DNA

The Singapore Flyer. It is
bigger than the London Eye

Sunset over the City

The Marina Bay Sands Resort
with its striking 'ship' rooftop.
I haven't been up there yet. I'll
show you photos when I go

Final shot of the bridge and the Marina Bay
Sands develoment

Walking round the Bay to the other side

Exhibit from the festival of light

I leave you with this shot.
We have strange tropical
plants in Singapore (ahem!)