Beautiful Singapore: Marina Barrage, Garden by the Bay
Sunday, November 04, 2012


Went to Marina Barrage to have a picnic with my friends the other day, sadly, there was some kind of event going on and we couldn't go on top. Which I think is extremely unreasonable since it's a public place and to book such a big area without any signs or whatsoever is really irresponsible.

So we ended up sitting at some random corner.


I managed to get some pretty good shots that day and it all balances out the lack of planning. There was sandwiches, donuts and mash potato. I think that's about it? It was supposedly a light lunch anyway. As usual, I forgot to take pictures of food, it just didn't cross my mind.

We then walked across the bridge because there wasn't anything else to do over there!


"Entrance"


Looks like I'm using a flycam, love it

So close yet so far
We then decided to go and have a look at Gardens by the Bay. As we were walking, I somehow manage  to snap this picture perfect shot.

"And he was this big!"

Oh, my flower friend was wearing a really beautiful dress. Everyone should wear like this.


As we entered Gardens by the Bay, my attention was turned towards the flora and fauna. For a good reason too, snapping shots of people walking non-stop is pretty boring. Also, this is my first time there. We didn't go to the conservatoire though, due to the $20 entrance fee. I will and must visit it one day though. It is very beautiful, even looking from the outside. I never knew that Singapore had such a place (it's new). Maybe I should find some people to go look at some still life with me.

"Entrance"

You can actually go all the way up! There's restaurants if I'm not mistaken.


Panoramic shot of the scenery

There's a bridge too

It's simply a very beautiful place. Even with a slight drizzle and overcast skies, it didn't spoil the experience for me. At the end of it, we walked towards Marina Bay Sands on this bridge.

Looking back at the place we left



As you can see, there are a lot of people, to be expected on a weekend. 


This is the first time I've seen water flowing from this reversed dome shaped thingy. I assume it's just rain water collected and pumped through the pipes. It was very spectacular, something that you have to see it with your own eyes to truly appreciate the beauty of water swirling down a bowl. Pretty much like a glorified toilet bowl.

After hours of scenic exploration, we settled down at Pastamania for dinner.


I have "colored" all the images. Because life is boring when you take it at face value. Memories are always far more interesting as we add our own perspective and feelings to it. Even gray skies will be a masterpiece when seen through our eyes of the mind. I will probably continue doing this, until I have a camera capable of capturing something I want.

All in all, this was a really fun. The ending was anti-climax but well, looking at the shots I've gotten throughout the day, I'm spiritually satisfied.

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