Sunday, April 17, 2011

Night in Singapore


Singapore's Night Scenery

Two weeks ago, I was in Singapore, on a short assignment (another emergency call). I was working late until 3 a.m. in the first night and did not have the chance to shoot some beautiful night sceneries in Singapore. On the second night, which was my last night in that trip, I had dinner with some colleagues until around 9.30pm and only managed to reach hotel at around 10pm. Upon reaching my hotel, I got a Singapore map from the hotel's concierge, went to the room, put down my bag and grabbed my camera and tripod. And of course, I changed out my uncomfortable safety boots too because I know I will do a lot of walking after that. My mission, Singapore's Night Sceneries.

Without hesitating, I got myself to the nearest MRT station and got off at Raffles Place station, which is within walking distance to Merlion Park, to enjoy the spectacular night scenery as you see above.

I have been to the Merlion Park in about two years ago, a few months after I joined this company as a field engineer. At that time, there wasn't this new building in Singapore - Marina Bay Sands, which is claimed to be the world's most expensive standalone casino property.

The new Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
Marina Bay Sands & Singapore Flyer

I had only found out the way to Marina Bay Sands the next day, and therefore missed the opportunity to photograph this new resort in close proximity at night. I have saw some very impressive night photographs of this new building on the internet. Hopefully the next time I'm assigned to a job in Singapore, I will have time to get close to the resort compound and take some cool night pictures. The following are some of the more commonly seen night sceneries of Singapore. All of the photograph in this article are HDR pictures.

Esplanade - Theaters on the Bay, Singapore.
The Merlion statue in Merlion Park was under maintenance
One Fullerton
The Fullerton Hotel
Maybank Tower & The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore.

I walked back to the hotel that night as I was told that the MRT ends it's operation at midnight. It was about 45 minutes walk and I was back to the hotel at around 1 a.m.

The next day, after submitting my job report in the afternoon, I went out for more travel photography session in Singapore City before flying back to Malaysia in the evening. And this time, I got near to Marina Bay Sands. I will share those day time photographs with you in one of the coming articles. At the mean time, if you've noticed the new blog header picture, that is one of them. A preview maybe? So, stay tuned.

I believe a lot of my readers are from Singapore. Can you suggest some fabulous places in Singapore that I can photograph the next time I go there? It would be great if you can tell the best time to photograph them too (daytime or nighttime). Looking forward to your suggestions in the Comments Section below.

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Update: My second trip to Singapore after this one - Another Evening in Singapore.


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