After a hearty dinner at Lau Pa Sat with my former officemates, we walked around Marina Bay. I never thought we’d walk from One Raffles Place to Fullerton Hotel. Some of you might think it’s silly to walk around that far but we really do not have a choice. The roads were closed since it’s F1 season there. It may be tiring but it was a fun experience. 😀
Since my first visit to Singapore, a lot has changed. Marina Bay Sands is just one of them. It’s a luxury hotel and a casino. We weren’t able to go on top of Marina Bay Sands though since it’s already getting late and we have companions that will be going to work the following day. In order to go to the top, one must pay 20 SGD.
When we reached the corner of the Marina Bay, we stopped for a bit to take photos of the buildings around the city.
Our next pit stop is The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. It’s a mall with a lot of designer brands inside. If you have the money to splurge on shopping, you may go ahead and shop there. 😀
Afterwards, we’re able to walk on the Helix Bridge. The Helix Bridge is a brilliantly designed one. When we were there (October 2010), only half of the bridge was open because of the on-going construction in Marina Bay Sands area.
Then, we passed by the Youth Olympic Park and then we literally walked on the F1 race tracks in order to get to Esplanade. The Esplanade is also known as The Durian because of the design of its roof. We stopped Makansutra Gluttons Bay so we could have some refreshments.
Then, we walked all the way to Fullerton Hotel since that’s the nearest place that we could get a cab. The good thing is we arrived there before 12mn since the taxi rates are higher after 12mn.