Overlooking Marina Bay from Skypark View

Overlooking Singapore Citiscape from Skypark View

Marina Bay, Singapore

My 2nd visit in Singapore, Marina Bay

Universal Studios; Sentosa


Nestled at the base of the Malaysian Peninsula, the small island of Singapore has witnessed a variety of settlers over the years. In the early 19th Century, Sir Stamford Raffles arrived and work began to turn the small undeveloped area into a prosperous free port.

Sunset in Sentosa

A former fishing village turned British military base, Sentosa was transformed into an idyllic island resort in 1972 for the enjoyment and recreation of everyone. To describe Sentosa as merely one thing or another would do no justice to the multiple facets of this island jewel half a kilometre south of Singapore

The Esplanade at Night

The Esplanade is a waterfront location just north of the mouth of the Singapore River in downtown Singapore. It is primarily occupied by the Esplanade Park, and was the venue where one of Singapore's largest congregation of satay outlets until their relocation to Clarke Quay as a result of the construction of a major performance arts venue, the Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, which took its name from this location.

The Merlion Park near CBD

The Merlion is an imaginary creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish, used as a mascot of Singapore. Its name combines "mer" meaning the sea and "lion". The fish body comes from Singapore's ancient name back when it was a fishing village Temasek meaning "sea town" in Javanese. The lion head represents Singapore's original name Singapura meaning "lion city" or "kota singa".

Central Business District at night

Locals and Expats

For many people, Singapore conjures up images of a modern, ordered and controlled city. Rules and laws do abound, however there is a character to Singapore that you cannot help but enjoy. This is a modern city with pockets of traditional life, where Asian culture can be experienced safely and with relative ease.

Eating would appear to be the national pastime in Singapore! Restaurants abound and the choice appears to be limitless wherever you are, whatever your budget and whatever your taste. Restaurants, bars and general entertainment areas are dotted all over the city.

Colours and Lifestyle

This city is not only modern and efficient but is aesthetically pleasing - towering office blocks are interspersed with green areas; streets are wide and tree-lined and even the fly-overs are adorned with trailing ivy

Images of Singapore

Other Sentosa sites include Images of Singapore, an educational chronicle of Singapore's growth and Fort Siloso, the old British hillside fort which, with its underground passages, is great for kids!

Drying clothes in Singapore is often seen in residential building's windows

The Merlion

Standing 37 metres tall is The Merlion (Singapore's tourism icon in the shape of a lion's head and the body of a fish) which offers a vantage viewing point of Sentosa, Singapore's city skyline and the surrounding islands. You can soak in the breathtaking sights from two viewing decks - on the 9th level at its mouth and on 12th and topmost level at its crown for a spectacular 360 degree view.