A Tourist at Home: MARINA BAY SANDS & ART SCIENCE MUSEUM ON MARINA BAY

Believe it or not, there are still some places in Singapore which I have never set foot upon. Among them is the new mega-structure and pride and joy of the Republic - Marina Bay Sands. Often viewing its imposing facade from the Esplanade, being there itself brings on a quite different experience. Last Saturday morning, my son and I made our first visit via the Circle Line MRT to Bayside station. Some truly impressive views of the city awaited.

Possibly the best panoramic view of the Singapore commercial district.

A closer view of Marina Bay. Interestingly, this is the same skyline that serves as the backdrop of the American reality TV series Baggage hosted by Jerry Springer. 

One cannot get enough of this view, it seems. Esplanade Theatres on the Bay is seen on the  right, dwarfed by the Swisshotel tower of Raffles City.

Inside the mega-shopping mall of Marina Bay Sands.

Lots of shops but not many shoppers this Saturday morning, Wondering what the rent here is like.

The interesting structure that is the Art Science Museum, designed by Moshe Safdie and shaped like a lotus flower blooming. There was an Andy Warhol exhibition going on.

15 Minutes Eternal is the title of this exhibition. Expect lots of Campbell Soup cans and Brillo pads. 

Part of the installations, including helium filled pillows in the Silver Factory.


Two different perspectives of the Art Science Museum and Marina Bay. The large floating stage  at the right side is where all those National Day Parades are being held.

The double helix bridge, Singapore's answer to London's Millennium Bridge.

A final view of Marina Bay Sands, Art Science Museum and the double helix bridge.