Sin City 4000

Trip Start Jul 25, 2011
Trip End Sep 01, 2011

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Saturday, August 6, 2011

In the early morning I woke up and immediately left toward the city and its attractions. My mom asked me to take some pictures of the quays and who am I to say no to an Italian mamma?
Very happy about the quality of the shots taken, the vibrant colours of the buildings and the smiling faces reminded me of Buenos Aires!

I wandered around the areas of Little India, Boat Quay and the Esplanade bridge until late afternoon, in order to capture all of Singapore's beauty at sunset, so set the alarm according to the internet forecast and waited about a hour at the Raffles City mall, abother of those incredible modern pyramids of our times.

If you want to do some seriously gorgeous photography try synchronizing your timetables with sunset and dawn, the tones of a red sun and pink/orange sky can do wonders to the same location taken during the day.
My most beautiful trip memory so far is visiting the Washington D.C. Mall at dawn, and trust me, waking up at 4am in late December was one of those small sacrifices that really make you appreciate life.

So back to the S'pore.

Time go head toward Marina Bay the hard and fun way.
The promenade will take you all the way to the other side of the bay, where a suspended pedestrian steel bridge will offer thousand of chances of spectacular eyetricks of reflections, lights and colours. The piazza facing the mall entrance also hosts one of the best museums of Asia, don't miss it!

The whole of Marina Bay faces the skyline of downtown Singapore and its docks, it's definitely the best place to relax and spend a few hours- and hundreds euros too!
There are several stories of Roman opulence, a food court arranged around an ice skating rink, an indoor artificial lake where gondolas sail across the canals and take tourists around the complex.

There's also a casino and a connecting tunnel to the Sands complex, a colossal feature of engineering: three skyscrapers working as pillars for a boat-shaped elevated pool, restaurants and belvedere.

The view is absolutely spectacular and obliterates everything else you've ever experienced. It's outdoor and you get to see the hotel guests swimming, separated from the below abyss just by a panel of glass.

Exhausted from the day I went to bed early and got ready for my last day in Singapore: Changi Airport.
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